The 4th of July is finally here in Boston, and there is no shortage of events to keep you busy in the Hub this week. There’s no better place to be than Boston on the 4th of July, and while some of the events are of the typical fireworks and Star Spangled Banner sort, there are other that involve specially brewed beers, pub crawls and of course, really big boats. So, if you’re not off frolicking on Cape Cod this week, here are our picks for 4th of July events in Boston. Get out there and celebrate America!

Also, be sure to check out the Tall Ships in town and BostInno’s full guide to the 200+ Harborfest events here!

Have a great 4th of July and holiday week, folks!


Super Precious Art Gallery Tribute to Blockbuster Movies — 6:30pm — Trina’s Starlite Lounge — Super Precious Art Gallery is paying tribute to summer movies and blockbusters at Trina’s Starlite Lounge in Somerville. Sixteen local artists will be showcasing their movie-inspired art, and Notch Brewing will be serving up $2 beers.


Duel of the Privateers  — 2pm – 4pm – Fish Pier – Take an extended lunch break and wander down to the water on Tuesday afternoon to see a mock battle reenactment between two Tall Ships – the Lynx and the Pride of Baltimore II.

Happy Hour July 4th Pub Crawl – 5pm – What better way to celebrate America than drinking? Obviously. This pub crawl starts at The Place and meanders through Boston. Register here.

The Samuel Adams Independence Bash – 9pm – Ned Devine’s – Samuel Adams is hosting a party at Ned Devine’s in celebration of the holiday, serving exclusive, limited availability draft beers including TasmanRED, WHITEwater IPA and BLUEberry Hill Lager, as well as Oaked Porter.

Red, White, and Brew Bash — 7pm — Howl at the Moon — The dueling piano bar is hosting its annual Red, White and Brew bash, featuring drink specials, including its new Wolf Berry Sangria Bucket. Here’s to hoping there’s dueling piano versions of Bruce Springsteen songs all night.


Flag Raising Ceremony & Parade – 9am – City Hall Plaza – After the flag raising ceremony at City Hall Plaza, follow the parade to the Granary Burial Ground “where wreaths are laid on the graves of the patriots.” The parade ends at the Old State House at 10am, just in time for the Reading of the Declaration of Independence on the balcony just as it was on July 18, 1776.

Jazz Fireworks with the Lance Houston Jazz Quartet — 11am — 3pm — TAMO Bar — The Seaport Hotel is inviting you to chill out with some jazz music all day at the TAMO Bar.

July 4th Pub Crawl – 3pm – And, the pub crawls continue! Skip the Esplanade madness on Wednesday afternoon for a frolic through Boston’s bars, starting at the Good Bar at 3pm. Register here.

Roasting Fest — 4pm — Moska — The 4th of July wouldn’t be the 4th of July without a little meat. Moska and OM are hosting their first annual roasting fest in honor of the holiday, with all-you-can-eat pig at Moska in Central Square and roasted goat at OM in Harvard Square.

Community Boating 4th of July SAILabration Fundraiser –5pm – Esplanade – Want the best seats for the Boston POPS? Support a good cause and chill out on the docks of the Community Boating center on the Esplanade. Your ticket gets you access to a cookout, ice cold beverages, big screen to watch the show, a DJ, and more!

4th of July at the Top of the Hub — 7pm — Top of the Hub — Check out the fireworks display from the top of the Prudential Center, while dining on passed hors d’oeuvres and a five-course dinner featuring lobster, scallops, blueberry cheesecake and more. Also, there will be an open bar.

IndepenDance Party Cruise — 8pm — 200 Seaport Blvd. — Head out onto the Boston Harbor aboard the Provincetown II to check out the fireworks from the water. The three-hour cruise will feature a cash bar, live DJ, and, of course, a massive dance party.

4th of July Concert & Fireworks – 8:20pm – Esplanade – The spectacular we’ve all been waiting for! The much-anticipated Boston Pops Concert kicks off at the Hatch Shell at 8:20pm, and the orchestra will be joined by Jennifer Hudson, the Dropkick Murphy’s and more. And of course, it wouldn’t be a 4th of July celebration without the fireworks, which start at 10:30pm.


Send-Off for U.S. Olympic Medalist Tim Morehouse — On Thursday at the Prudential Center, U.S. Olympic Fencing Medalist Tim Morehouse will partner with local startup Burst to unveil “Burst from Behind the Scenes in London,” a new service for fans and spectators who are interested in sharing Morehouse’s experience this summer.

Recover, and stay tuned for our roundup of BostInno Approved weekend events on Friday morning!

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