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July 4th in Boston

We love July 4th and while this year will look very different due to COVID-19, there are still plenty of ways to celebrate the spirit of Independence Day.  

Enjoy the Boston Pops from the Comfort of Your Home

While the Annual Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular on the Charles River has been cancelled, we still get to enjoy the show from our homes.  This July 4, the Boston Pops will present A Boston Pops Salute to Our Heroes to pay tribute to the COVID-19 frontline workers and honor those who have lost their lives during the current health crisis, while also celebrating our diverse nation’s founding values of liberty and justice for all.  The Boston Pops will showcase new guest artists and won’t disappoint by including our traditional favorites as well.  Tune in starting at 8:00pm on WHDH-TV, Bloomberg TV and Bloomberg Radio.  

Visit Boston’s Freedom Trail

Take a step back in history by walking Boston’s Freedom Trail to truly appreciate the meaning of Independence Day.  Action Tour Guide provides audio tours of Harvard Yard, the Boston Harbor Waterfront and Boston’s Freedom Trail prepared by local guides, filled with exciting stories and historical facts.  

Virtually Tour the U.S.S. Constitution

The U.S.S. Constitution isn’t currently open for in-person visits but you can still take a virtual tour of the world’s oldest commissioned warship docked in Charlestown.  Every morning at 10:00 the U.S.S. Constitution Museum hosts a Facebook live led by a Navy sailor, giving us a chance to take a peek on-board and get all of our questions answered live.

Paddle Down The Charles River

While we won’t be sitting on the banks of The Charles River to view fireworks, take advantage of seeing Boston and surrounding towns from a different perspective on a kayak or canoe.  Paddle Boston rents canoes and kayaks from seven different launch locations including Allston/Brighton, Kendall Square, Condon Shell in Medford, Newton’s historic boathouse and Nahanton Park, Somerville’s Blessing of the Bay Boathouse, and Waltham’s Moody Street Dam.

BBQs Are Not Cancelled

Our traditional July 4th BBQs are full of friends, family, and plenty of grilled food and festive libations.  And while we won’t be hosting a packed backyard this year, we’ll still be firing up the grill and roasting marshmallows.  

Don’t have a backyard to grill up your favorite 4th of July foods?  Order a take out feast from one of our favorite, local BBQ restaurants including The Smoke Shop, Sweet Cheeks, or Darryl’s Corner Bar and Kitchen.   

This July 4th won’t look like most years but we’re sure it will be one to remember! Visit our Personal Admin services page to see how we can help make your 4th of July celebration a success. Happy July 4th and stay safe!