July 4

Clay Buchholz of the Boston Red Sox throws in the first inning against the Houston Astros at Fenway Park on July 4, 2015. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Buchholz Dominant In Complete Game Win Over Astros

Clay Buchholz tossed a complete game in a 6-1 win over the Houston Astros on July 4.

07/04/2015

(Photo Credit: Boston Pops)

Maestro Keith Lockhart Celebrating 20th Anniversary WIth Boston Pops

When he takes the stage on Saturday, Maestro Keith Lockhart will celebrate America’s birthday and his own anniversary, and he’s ready for both.

07/02/2015

Boston fireworks. (WBZ-TV)

Tour The Fireworks Barge For Boston’s July 4 Fireworks Spectacular

It’s a spectacular finale to Boston’s July 4th celebration, the fireworks extravaganza that blasts off from the Charles River. But accomplishing the breathtaking display takes significant planning, hard work and technology.

07/01/2015

A dog does a perimeter check. (WBZ-TV)

State To Tighten Security Ahead Of July 4 Celebrations

Federal Homeland Security authorities are increasingly calling for vigilance, some suggesting the terror threat is higher now than at any point since the September 11th attack.

06/29/2015

The July 4th celebration on the Esplanade in 2009. (Photo credit: Massachusetts State Police)

No Drones Allowed On Esplanade For 4th Of July

There will be no drones allowed at this year’s 4th of July celebration on the Esplanade, according to Massachusetts State Police.

06/25/2015

Fireworks sales are up in New Hampshire this July 4. (WBZ-TV)

Mass. Residents Flock To NH To Buy Fireworks

Despite road signs reminding drivers heading north that bringing fireworks to Massachusetts is illegal, there were plenty of Massachusetts customers at a N.H. fireworks store.

07/05/2014

Communities are adjusting their fireworks plans in New Hampshire. (WBZ-TV)

Weather Causing NH Fireworks Delays, Changes

At the Wakeda Campground in Hampton Falls, New Hampshire, up to 2,000 people will celebrate the holiday weekend.

07/03/2014

Finishing touches were done on the Esplanade on July 3 as the fireworks show neared. (WBZ-TV)

Spectators, Vendors Deal With Last-Minute Changes For Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular

Stage crews scrambled to get the Hatch Shell ready to rock for everyone who made the pilgrimage.

07/03/2014

Jared Kronlund painted this large American flag into his  front yard. (WBZ-TV)

Shrewsbury Teen Paints Huge U.S. Flag On Front Lawn

A Shrewsbury teen is showing off his 4th of July spirit with a huge American flag painted in the grass of his front yard.

07/03/2014

Preparations continued on Wednesday for the Boston Pops show on the Esplanade. (WBZ-TV)

Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular On Esplanade Moved To July 3 Due To Weather

The threat from Tropical Storm Arthur has prompted Massachusetts State Police to move the July 4th festivities on the Esplanade up to July 3.

07/02/2014

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