Boston’s Best Fourth Of July Parties

June 26, 2014 8:00 AM

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If there is one thing Boston does right, it is the Fourth of July. As the self-proclaimed birthplace of America, Boston takes Independence Day seriously and celebrates accordingly. If you are new to town or are just looking to do something different this year, try checking out one of these local parties.
Photo credit: Stadium South Boston (Facebook)

Photo credit: Stadium South Boston (Facebook)


Fourth of July Pub Crawl
Stadium Sports Bar & Grill
148 State St.
Boston, MA 02109
(617) 269-5100
www.pubcrawls.com

Dates: July 3-5, 2014

Boston’s warm weather makes July the perfect time to take advantage of the outdoors. No need to sit for hours in a crowded park Instead, visit some of the city’s favorite pubs, enjoy great beverage specials and meet new people along the way. This popular bar crawl is one of the best ways for Boston’s young people to celebrate downtown. Be sure to purchase tickets for this Fourth of July weekend pub crawl early, because the event is likely to sell out.

Photo credit: IndepenDANCE Day Party Cruise (Facebook)

Photo credit: IndepenDANCE Day Party Cruise (Facebook)


IndepenDANCE Day Party Cruise
Provincetown II
200 Seaport Blvd.
Boston, MA 02210
(866) 923-7507
www.july4thcruises.com

Date: July 4, 2014

This year, spend the Fourth of July at the 3rd Annual IndepenDANCE Party Cruise aboard the Provincetown II. This cruise boasts something for everyone: live music, drinks and a gorgeous sunset view of the city. Attendees will have the chance to indulge in all of the activities on this epic voyage that cruises around Boston Harbor and gives you a unique way to show off your American pride. Space is limited on the boat, so reserve your ticket now.

Photo credit: Community Boating Inc (Facebook)

Photo credit: Community Boating Inc (Facebook)


Community Boating 4th of July SAILabration Fundraiser
Community Boating, Inc.
21 David G. Mugar Way
Boston, MA 02114
(617) 523-1038
www.community-boating.org

Date: July 4, 2014

The SAILabration is probably the best family event around for Independence Day. Everyone is welcome to attend this very secure and adeventurous event. This celebration offers an escape from all of the crazy tomfoolery that takes place along the shores of the Charles, and even serves as a fundraiser for one of Boston’s greatest traditions: community boating. Attendees can indulge in non-alcoholic beverages, snacks, blankets and lawn chairs for a fun picnic. Doors open at 4 p.m. so everyone can enjoy the festivities and grab a seat to view the fireworks display on the dock or post up in one of the many club’s sailboats.

Related: Boston’s Best Booze Cruises

Photo credit: USS Constitution (Facebook)

Photo credit: USS Constitution (Facebook)



U.S.S. Constitution Turnaround Sail

Moakley Federal Courthouse Dock
2 Northern Ave.
Boston, MA 02210
(617) 261-2440
www.worldoceanschool.org

Date: July 4, 2014

One of Boston’s most patriotic sites is the U.S.S. Constitution, which is the oldest actively commissioned naval vessel in the world. While most of the year, the Constitution sits in the Charlestown Navy Yard and serves as a museum, she sets sail on the Fourth of July and you and your family are welcome to climb aboard! On the Fourth, the U.S.S. Constitution sails throughout the harbor towards Castle Island in South Boston. Once at Castle Island, the vessel will exchange a 21-gun salute with the Castle Island Naval Fort. Lunch and drinks are provided aboard, and the view of the Boston skyline from the harbor is not to be missed. Reserve tickets online now.

Photo credit: Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular (Facebook)

Photo credit: Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular (Facebook)


The Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular
DCR’s Hatch Memorial Shell
47 David G. Mugar Way
Boston, MA 02108
(617) 626-1250
www.july4th.org

Date: July 3-4, 2014

The Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular is held at the DCR Hatch Shell on the Esplanade each year as one of the city’s favorite traditions. Boston Pops delivers a patriotic and festive concert before an un-paralleled fireworks show. If you’ve never seen this amazing event, 2014 should be the year. Grab your picnic gear, friends and family and head to the shores of the Charles River. Just make sure to plan ahead and read the updated security measures.

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Cameron Bruns is the founder of BostonGreenBlog.com and co-author of Just Us Gals Boston. She lives in Boston’s North End, where her goal is to promote ethical, stylish, and sustainable lifestyle choices to all Boston residents. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.

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