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Boston Esplanade Concert, Boston Pops, 4th of July Fireworks

Boat tours visit the Boston Harbor Islands and the distant beaches of Provincetown
The Boston Esplanade Concert takes place in the domed shaped building on the banks of the Charles River
Each Year the  Boston Esplanade Concert with the Boston Pops Orchestra takes place on the 4th of July. The concert includes fireworks on the banks of the Charles River.
The Park opens in the morning.  The Music starts at 7:30 pm  and the fireworks display starts at 9:30 pm.
Boston Public Garden swan boats
Tours Around Boston Harbor
Cruise Ships Base in Boston for trips to Bermuda
Charles River
Boston Harbor Islands and  beaches of Provincetown
Boston Common public performance stage
Boston offers some fine activities for vacationers even if you miss the Boston Pops concert and fireworks.
Landmarks that should not be missed for the history lover include the
Freedom Trail, a walking trail that links the Paul Revere House, the Boston Massacre site, Old North Church,  Faneuil Hall/ Quincy Market, the Old Statehouse, the Bunker Hill Monument, and Old Ironsides, the oldest commissioned warship and one that fought in the war of 1812.
Boston has long been famous for its
artists and art museums including the Museum of Fine Arts, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, and Harvard's Fogg and Bush Reisinger. The latest entry, a new art museum right on the harbor, the museum of Contemporary Art. Long a small collection tucked into a tiny building near the Prudential Center, the new modern building houses and expanded collection in a setting with a water view.
A walking path along the harbor leads from downtown to the new building, an area where the tall ships will tie up.     
The Boston Riverwalk is a walking path along boston Harbor.

Boston Esplanade Concert, Boston Pops, 4th of July Fireworks

Boston's Fourth of July Concert and Fireworks    
Concert 7:30 PM         Fireworks, 9:30 PM

Schedule, 4th of July Concert
The shell area in front of the concert stage opens at 9:00 am.  The fireworks can be seen from anywhere along the Charles River including the Cambridge side.  Speakers broadcast throughout the area but to see the performers, it is best to set up early in the shell area.  9:00 – 10:00 am.  Once the concert start it is very difficult to walk amongst the crowd.
Boston's Esplanade Concert by the Boston Pops and the  4th of July Fireworks take place on The Charles River.  The concert hall is the dome seen above left center, the Hatch Shell.

Boston Esplanade Concert, Boston Pops, 4th of July Fireworks

Boston's Fourth of July Concert and Fireworks    
Concert 7:30 PM         Fireworks, 9:30 PM

Keith Lockhart led the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra when they performed for the 37th annual Boston Fourth of July concert and Fourth of July fireworks celebration.  Singer Susan Tedeschi was the featured performer at the 2013 event. This event is free of charge each year; there is no entrance fee.

The
highlight of the festival is always the combining of Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture played by the Boston Pops Orchestra with the fireworks launched from barges on the Charles River.  Army units fire howitzers as part of this performance making a powerful visual and auditory event.
The entrance to the shell opens at 9:00 am and visitors swarm in to set blankets on the grass and make a day of picnicking.  The best option for reaching this event is public transportation, Boston's subway system.  The Red Line has a Charles Street Station that is close to the River walk and concert stage shell.  The Green Line subway has a station close to the Boston Public Garden where a pedestrian only bridge leads over to the Charles River.
This is a very popular and crowded event; it is best to start early and make a day of it.

The Concert begins at 7:30 PM          The Fireworks display begins at 9:30 PM

Alcohol is not permitted, security checks coolers on entrance.  No camping, cooking, or barbecue grilles.  

Boaters are allowed to enter the River at the locks and to tie up or anchor near the shell.  Drinking is prohibited on the waterway.  The locks crowd up by mid day or early afternoon so it is best for boaters to make an early start.
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Boston Esplanade Concert, Boston Pops, 4th of July Fireworks
The Boston Esplanade Concert with the Boston Pops Orchestra and the 4th of July Fireworks take place each year on the banks of the Charles River. Music starts at 7:30 pm  and the fireworks display starts at 9:30 pm.
Each year guest performers join the Boston Pops Orchestra for the 4th of July concert. The concert music starts at 7:30 pm  ending in the fireworks display at 9:30 pm.
Boston Public Garden, Swan Boat Rides, Boston, MA, USA
Boston Public Garden Swan Boats
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The concert takes place a block north of the Boston Public Garden Swan Boat area.
The Boston Riverwalk is a walking path along Boston Harbor.
Concert Performers , 2014,
The Beach Boys, Megan Hilty 2014
Concert changed to the 3rd of July due to
an approaching storm

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