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City Ready for Amazing Summer Season

Boston, MA (June 18, 2013) -Boston is primed and ready for another great summer, packed with fun things to do and awe-inspiring places to see!  If you're looking for something to do this summer, the Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau (GBCVB) makes it easy with Summer Selects...BOSTON.  People travel from near and far to experience Boston's rich history, unique culture, stunning museums and endless opportunities for outdoor recreation and water activities.
Summer Selects makes it easy to plan for everyone's favorite time of year with a sampling of events & activities. And no other American city celebrates our nation's Independence bigger and better than BOSTON with its annual Harborfest, a Fourth of July Festival that showcases the colonial and maritime heritage of the cradle of the American Revolution: the historic City of Boston.
 July 4th in BOSTON... nearly a week long- Make it yours this summer!  

All week:
King's Chapel, Constitution Museum, Otis House, Old North Church, Copps Hill               Burying Ground, Old South Meeting House, State House, Boston Light, Gun               Drills
Music: Wayne Potash, Town Hall Blues Band, DownCityBand, BAHA Brothers, Primal            Funk
Tours: Freedom Trail, Paul Revere, Boston's Waterfront, Historic Pubs, Fort                           Independence, Johnny Tremain

Cruises: Boston Harbor, Charles River, Dining, Sailing, Moonlight Splash, Sunset Sails,              Clambake, Fireworks

JULY 3  Children's Day   City Hall Plaza   10am-3pm
Music & dance & entertainment.

JULY 4 - Highlights
Flag Raising & Parade
Reading of the Declaration of Independence
USS Constitution Turnaround Cruise   & 21 Gun Salute to the Nation
Boston POPS concert

July 5   Party on the Plaza   City Hall Plaza   noon- 3pm
Classic beach rock for a summer afternoon.

July 6   Chowderfest   City Hall Plaza   11am-6pm
New England's top restaurants ladle out more than 2,000 gallons of New England Clam Chowder.

Other selections to enjoy:
Arts on the Arcade   July 3   11am-3pm visual arts, farmer's market, performing artists
Cape Verdean Festival   City Hall Plaza   Independence Festival   July 4
Shakespeare on the Common - Two Gentlemen from Verona   July 6 -28
Blue Discoveries Family Day     New England Aquarium -FREE- special programs    July 1
Samurai Armor - Museum of Fine Arts   though August 4
Barry McGee - Institute of Contemporary Art   though September 2

Can't make it for the 4th? That's OK- the Stars are out all month long!


  • Paul McCartney Fenway Park July 9
  • Jason Aldean Fenway Park July 12 & 13
  • Outside the Box Boston Common & City Hall Plaza July 13-21
  • Boston Food Fest City Hall Plaza July 18-21
  • Sand Sculpting Festival Revere Beach July 19-21
  • Justin Bieber TD Garden July 20
  • Beyoncè TD Garden July 23
  • Summer Arts Weekend Festival Copley Square July 26-28
  • Outdoor Movies at sunset: Boston Harbor Hotel Fridays
    Hatch Shell Fridays
    Prudential Center Garden Saturdays
    Christopher Columbus Park Sundays

To learn more details of all Harborfest and other events, including places to stay, visit
About the Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau (GBCVB)
The Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau (GBCVB) is the primary private sector marketing and visitor service organization charged with the development of meetings, conventions and tourism-related business to enhance the economy of Boston, Cambridge and the greater metropolitan area.  The GBCVB is a not-for-profit, membership driven sales and marketing business comprised of 1,200 companies across New England that depend upon the visitor industry for their own success and growth.  For more information on what to do, where to stay, and what to see when visiting Boston, call 1-888-SEE-BOSTON, or visit