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Thursday, July 1
 

TBA

Freedom Trail
Walk Into History® and experience over 250 years of history! Immerse yourself in Boston’s rich history and official Freedom Trail historic sites. Visit the Experience the Freedom Trail Now webpagefor an up-to-date list of the official historic sites' operating hours, what to expect along the Trail, as well as other helpful resources. TheFreedomTrail.org
https://www.thefreedomtrail.org/visit/experience-freedom-trail-now

Thursday July 1, 2021 TBA

TBA

Sail on the Schooner Roseway
The Schooner Roseway has been serving Massachusetts for nearly 100 years! She has been a fishing vessel, a harbor pilot boat, was commandeered by the US Coast Guard in WWII, and today is the flagship for the World Ocean School. All proceeds from your ticket support this National Historic Landmark and provide transformational opportunities for under-resourced Boston area students. Come be a part of history, and sail on Roseway today! Register for a sail at worldoceanschool.org or call at 617-816-9247 to sail from the Federal Courthouse Dock.

Thursday July 1, 2021 TBA
Federal Courthouse Dock Courthouse Docks, Boston, MA 02210

7:00am EDT

Kings Chapel Virtual Experience
Experience King’s Chapel virtually this summer and dive deeper into its rich Revolutionary history. Use the QR code on the Chapel’s banners on the corner of Tremont and School Streets during Harborfest for exclusive access to special online exhibits and virtual programs. To learn more, visit the History from Home webpage. http://www.kings-chapel.org/historyfromhome.html

Thursday July 1, 2021 7:00am - Sunday July 4, 2021 11:00pm EDT
Tremont Street

10:00am EDT

Old North Church and Historic Site Tours
300 years. Two lanterns. One revolution. Explore Old North - the church that launched a revolution - and learn the story behind Paul Revere's ride and Longfellow's famous poem! Self-guided visits, Tuesdays – Saturdays, 10 am – 4 pm. Visit oldnorth.comfor a schedule of special events on July 3.

Thursday July 1, 2021 10:00am - 4:00pm EDT
Old North Church & Historic Site 193 Salem St., Boston, MA 02113

10:00am EDT

Paul Revere's House Tours
Take a tour through the home of iconic patriot and artisan, Paul Revere. Explore our award-winning campus with exhibits highlighting Revere’s work and life. Tours begin every 10 minutes. Wednesdays – Sundays, 10 am - 4:30 pm.
paulreverehouse.org

Thursday July 1, 2021 10:00am - 4:30pm EDT
The Paul Revere House 19 North Square, Boston, MA 02113

10:00am EDT

Bunker Hill Moument
Learn about the Battle of Bunker Hill by visiting the Bunker Hill Monument grounds and the Bunker Hill Museum. Monument grounds, Daily; Museum, Wednesdays – Sundays, 10 am – 5 pm.
nps.gov/bost

Thursday July 1, 2021 10:00am - 5:00pm EDT

10:00am EDT

Charlestown Navy Yard Visitor Center
Visit the USS Cassin Young and learn about the Charlestown Navy Yard, which supported United States Navy ships for centuries. USS Cassin Young, Wednesdays – Sundays, 10 am – 4:30 pm; Visitor Center, Wednesdays – Sundays, 10 am – 5 pm.
nps.gov/bost

Thursday July 1, 2021 10:00am - 5:00pm EDT
Charlestown Navy Yard

10:00am EDT

Old State House and Old South Meeting House Tours
Experience these two iconic sites and museums with tours and exhibits that speak to the heart of urgent questions about self-government, free speech, and the role of civic engagement in a free society. Admission grants entry to both locations. Daily,10 am – 5 pm.
revolutionaryspaces.org

Thursday July 1, 2021 10:00am - 5:00pm EDT

11:00am EDT

Faneuil Hall Tours
Enjoy a self-guided visit that explores the rich history of Faneuil Hall. National Park Service rangers will be on site to answer questions. Wednesdays – Sundays, 11 am – 5 pm.
nps.gov/bost

Thursday July 1, 2021 11:00am - 5:00pm EDT
Faneuil Hall Marketplace 4 S Market Street, Boston, MA 02109

11:00am EDT

DTX Arts and Crafts Market
This free and vibrant arts market will put bring works of local artists on display.

Thursday July 1, 2021 11:00am - 6:00pm EDT
Summer Street in Downtown Crossing
  Free

11:30am EDT

Harborfest Kick-Off
A public kick-off for Boston Harborfest 2021. Roving re-enactors and staff from the USS Constitution will engage with visitors, while the 215th Army Band will begin an afternoon of performances in Downtown Crossing.

Thursday July 1, 2021 11:30am - 1:00pm EDT
The Steps at Downtown Crossing
  Free

11:30am EDT

Live Music: 215th Army Band
The 215thArmy Band will be performing a collection of patriotic songs at the Franklin Steps.

Thursday July 1, 2021 11:30am - 2:00pm EDT
Franklin Steps

12:00pm EDT

Live Music: Downtown Mediterranean Trio
The Downtown Mediterranean Trio is a group consisting of two mandolins and an accordian that will be strolling around the downtown area.

Thursday July 1, 2021 12:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
Strolling

1:00pm EDT

Through Me To You Puppetry
Through Me To You Puppetry explores themes of love, friendship, courage, creativity, and self-empowerment through the wonderful world of puppets. At the core of these performances is a passion to inspire a child's sense of wonder as they watch the puppets read stories, sing songs, and perform original shows.

Thursday July 1, 2021 1:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
Franklin Steps

2:00pm EDT

Live Music: Mayor's Choir
Thursday July 1, 2021 2:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
Franklin Steps

4:00pm EDT

Live Music: Dempsey Sisters
This talented trio of sisters bring a youthful twist to song music through their original song writing that they have written and recorded in Nashville. Their three-part sibling harmony along with their passion for the artistry of music delivers a unique blend. 

Thursday July 1, 2021 4:00pm - 6:00pm EDT
Franklin Steps

5:30pm EDT

Live Music: Downtown Mediterranean Trio
The Downtown Mediterranean Trio is a group consisting of two mandolins and an accordion that will be strolling around the downtown area.

Thursday July 1, 2021 5:30pm - 7:30pm EDT
Strolling

6:00pm EDT

Live Music: Pat Loomis Trio
Thursday July 1, 2021 6:00pm - 8:00pm EDT
Franklin Steps
 
Friday, July 2
 

TBA

Live Music: Middlesex County Volunteers
The Middlesex County Volunteers Fifes & Drums is a repertory ensemble consisting of regimental fifes and drum corps, that will be playing 17th, 18th, and early 19th century music as they stroll around the downtown area.

Friday July 2, 2021 TBA
Strolling

TBA

Boston Harbor Islands-- Boston Harbor Now Free Kite Friday
On Friday, July 2, visit Spectacle Island and get a free kite to use on the Island and to take home. Head to the North Drumlin for the best kite-flying conditions! Kites are limited to one per group or family unit, while supplies last.

Friday July 2, 2021 TBA

TBA

Freedom Trail
Walk Into History® and experience over 250 years of history! Immerse yourself in Boston’s rich history and official Freedom Trail historic sites. Visit the Experience the Freedom Trail Now webpagefor an up-to-date list of the official historic sites' operating hours, what to expect along the Trail, as well as other helpful resources. TheFreedomTrail.org
https://www.thefreedomtrail.org/visit/experience-freedom-trail-now

Friday July 2, 2021 TBA

TBA

Sail on the Schooner Roseway
The Schooner Roseway has been serving Massachusetts for nearly 100 years! She has been a fishing vessel, a harbor pilot boat, was commandeered by the US Coast Guard in WWII, and today is the flagship for the World Ocean School. All proceeds from your ticket support this National Historic Landmark and provide transformational opportunities for under-resourced Boston area students. Come be a part of history, and sail on Roseway today! Register for a sail at worldoceanschool.org or call at 617-816-9247 to sail from the Federal Courthouse Dock.

Friday July 2, 2021 TBA
Federal Courthouse Dock Courthouse Docks, Boston, MA 02210

10:00am EDT

Old North Church and Historic Site Tours
300 years. Two lanterns. One revolution. Explore Old North - the church that launched a revolution - and learn the story behind Paul Revere's ride and Longfellow's famous poem! Self-guided visits, Tuesdays – Saturdays, 10 am – 4 pm. Visit oldnorth.comfor a schedule of special events on July 3.

Friday July 2, 2021 10:00am - 4:00pm EDT
Old North Church & Historic Site 193 Salem St., Boston, MA 02113

10:00am EDT

Paul Revere House Tours
Take a tour through the home of iconic patriot and artisan, Paul Revere. Explore our award-winning campus with exhibits highlighting Revere’s work and life. Tours begin every 10 minutes. Wednesdays – Sundays, 10 am - 4:30 pm.
paulreverehouse.org

Friday July 2, 2021 10:00am - 4:30pm EDT
The Paul Revere House 19 North Square, Boston, MA 02113

10:00am EDT

Bunker Hill Monument
Learn about the Battle of Bunker Hill by visiting the Bunker Hill Monument grounds and the Bunker Hill Museum. Monument grounds, Daily; Museum, Wednesdays – Sundays, 10 am – 5 pm.
nps.gov/bost

Friday July 2, 2021 10:00am - 5:00pm EDT

10:00am EDT

Charlestown Navy Yard Visitor Center
Visit the USS Cassin Young and learn about the Charlestown Navy Yard, which supported United States Navy ships for centuries. USS Cassin Young, Wednesdays – Sundays, 10 am – 4:30 pm; Visitor Center, Wednesdays – Sundays, 10 am – 5 pm.
nps.gov/bost

Friday July 2, 2021 10:00am - 5:00pm EDT
Charlestown Navy Yard

10:00am EDT

Old State House and Old South Meeting House
Experience these two iconic sites and museums with tours and exhibits that speak to the heart of urgent questions about self-government, free speech, and the role of civic engagement in a free society. Admission grants entry to both locations. Daily,10 am – 5 pm.
revolutionaryspaces.org

Friday July 2, 2021 10:00am - 5:00pm EDT

10:00am EDT

USS Constitution Tours
Come visit the iconic “Old Ironsides” open Friday and Saturday, 10 am – 6 pm. See the ship depart the Charlestown Navy Yard and cruise through Boston Harbor on the 4thof July and pass Fort Independence at 11:30 am for a 21-gun salute from America’s Ship of State!
Set your course for the USS Constitution Museumto celebrate the return of “Old Ironsides’” Independence Day underway! Hands-on exhibits introduce explorers of all ages to the work required to build and keep Constitution sail ready, from her live-oak hull to active-duty crew. Daily, 10 am – 5 pm.
navy.mil/USS-CONSTITUTION/
ussconstitutionmuseum.org/

Friday July 2, 2021 10:00am - 6:00pm EDT
Charlestown Navy Yard

11:00am EDT

Faneuil Hall Tours
Enjoy a self-guided visit that explores the rich history of Faneuil Hall. National Park Service rangers will be on site to answer questions. Wednesdays – Sundays, 11 am – 5 pm.
nps.gov/bost

Friday July 2, 2021 11:00am - 5:00pm EDT
Faneuil Hall Marketplace 4 S Market Street, Boston, MA 02109

11:00am EDT

DTX Arts and Crafts Market
This free and vibrant arts market will put bring works of local artists on display.

Friday July 2, 2021 11:00am - 6:00pm EDT
Summer Street in Downtown Crossing
  Free

12:00pm EDT

Live Music: Downtown Mediterranean Trio
The Downtown Mediterranean Trio is a group consisting of two mandolins and an accordian that will be strolling around the downtown area.

Friday July 2, 2021 12:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
Strolling

12:00pm EDT

Macy's Fashion Show
Check out the latest trends in summer fashion as Macy’s struts new lines and sleek looks.

Friday July 2, 2021 12:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
The Steps at Downtown Crossing
  Free

1:00pm EDT

Through Me To You Puppetry
Through Me To You Puppetry explores themes of love, friendship, courage, creativity, and self-empowerment through the wonderful world of puppets. At the core of these performances is a passion to inspire a child's sense of wonder as they watch the puppets read stories, sing songs, and perform original shows.

Friday July 2, 2021 1:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
Franklin Steps

2:00pm EDT

Live Music: Gypsy Jazz Band
Friday July 2, 2021 2:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
Franklin Steps

4:00pm EDT

Live Music: The Dempsey Sisters
This talented trio of sisters bring a youthful twist to song music through their original song writing that they have written and recorded in Nashville. Their three-part sibling harmony along with their passion for the artistry of music delivers a unique blend.

Friday July 2, 2021 4:00pm - 6:00pm EDT
Franklin Steps

5:30pm EDT

Live Music: Downtown Mediterranean Trio
The Downtown Mediterranean Trio is a group consisting of two mandolins and an accordian that will be strolling around the downtown area.

Friday July 2, 2021 5:30pm - 7:30pm EDT
Strolling
 
Saturday, July 3
 

TBA

2nd Massachusetts Regiment
The 2nd Massachusetts Regiment is a historic organization that is focused on interpreting the lives of the soldiers and women of the Continental Army in the American Revolutionary War. Strolling around the downtown area you will have the opportunity to see this organization bring history to life. 



Saturday July 3, 2021 TBA
Strolling

TBA

Live Music: Middlesex County Volunteers
The Middlesex County Volunteers Fifes & Drums is a repertory ensemble consisting of regimental fifes and drum corps, that will be playing 17th, 18th, and early 19th century music as they stroll around the downtown area.

Saturday July 3, 2021 TBA
Strolling

TBA

Freedom Trail
Walk Into History® and experience over 250 years of history! Immerse yourself in Boston’s rich history and official Freedom Trail historic sites. Visit the Experience the Freedom Trail Now webpagefor an up-to-date list of the official historic sites' operating hours, what to expect along the Trail, as well as other helpful resources. TheFreedomTrail.org
https://www.thefreedomtrail.org/visit/experience-freedom-trail-now

Saturday July 3, 2021 TBA

TBA

Sail on the Schooner Roseway
The Schooner Roseway has been serving Massachusetts for nearly 100 years! She has been a fishing vessel, a harbor pilot boat, was commandeered by the US Coast Guard in WWII, and today is the flagship for the World Ocean School. All proceeds from your ticket support this National Historic Landmark and provide transformational opportunities for under-resourced Boston area students. Come be a part of history, and sail on Roseway today! Register for a sail at worldoceanschool.org or call at 617-816-9247 to sail from the Federal Courthouse Dock.

Saturday July 3, 2021 TBA
Federal Courthouse Dock Courthouse Docks, Boston, MA 02210

10:00am EDT

Boston Harbor Now HarborFit Program: TRILLFIT Restore
On Saturday, July 3 at 10 am, start your day with fitness at Christopher Columbus Park using restorative yogic principles as the guide, taught by a THRILLFIT instructor and presented in part by an L.L. Beangrant. Register using the link below.
https://trillfitrestorechristophercolumbus.eventbrite.com

Saturday July 3, 2021 10:00am - 11:00am EDT
Christopher Columbus Park 200 Atlantic Avenue, Boston, MA 02110

10:00am EDT

Old North Church and Historic Site Tours
300 years. Two lanterns. One revolution. Explore Old North - the church that launched a revolution - and learn the story behind Paul Revere's ride and Longfellow's famous poem! Self-guided visits, Tuesdays – Saturdays, 10 am – 4 pm. Visit oldnorth.comfor a schedule of special events on July 3.

Saturday July 3, 2021 10:00am - 4:00pm EDT
Old North Church & Historic Site 193 Salem St., Boston, MA 02113

10:00am EDT

Paul Revere's House Tours
Take a tour through the home of iconic patriot and artisan, Paul Revere. Explore our award-winning campus with exhibits highlighting Revere’s work and life. Tours begin every 10 minutes. Wednesdays – Sundays, 10 am - 4:30 pm.
paulreverehouse.org

Saturday July 3, 2021 10:00am - 4:30pm EDT
The Paul Revere House 19 North Square, Boston, MA 02113

10:00am EDT

Bunker Hill Monument
Learn about the Battle of Bunker Hill by visiting the Bunker Hill Monument grounds and the Bunker Hill Museum. Monument grounds, Daily; Museum, Wednesdays – Sundays, 10 am – 5 pm.
nps.gov/bost

Saturday July 3, 2021 10:00am - 5:00pm EDT

10:00am EDT

Charlestown Navy Yard Visitor Center
Visit the USS Cassin Young and learn about the Charlestown Navy Yard, which supported United States Navy ships for centuries. USS Cassin Young, Wednesdays – Sundays, 10 am – 4:30 pm; Visitor Center, Wednesdays – Sundays, 10 am – 5 pm.
nps.gov/bost

Saturday July 3, 2021 10:00am - 5:00pm EDT
Charlestown Navy Yard

10:00am EDT

Old State House and Old South Meeting House
Experience these two iconic sites and museums with tours and exhibits that speak to the heart of urgent questions about self-government, free speech, and the role of civic engagement in a free society. Admission grants entry to both locations. Daily,10 am – 5 pm.
revolutionaryspaces.org

Saturday July 3, 2021 10:00am - 5:00pm EDT

10:00am EDT

USS Constitution Tours
Come visit the iconic “Old Ironsides” open Friday and Saturday, 10 am – 6 pm. See the ship depart the Charlestown Navy Yard and cruise through Boston Harbor on the 4thof July and pass Fort Independence at 11:30 am for a 21-gun salute from America’s Ship of State!
Set your course for the USS Constitution Museumto celebrate the return of “Old Ironsides’” Independence Day underway! Hands-on exhibits introduce explorers of all ages to the work required to build and keep Constitution sail ready, from her live-oak hull to active-duty crew. Daily, 10 am – 5 pm.
navy.mil/USS-CONSTITUTION/
ussconstitutionmuseum.org/

Saturday July 3, 2021 10:00am - 6:00pm EDT
Charlestown Navy Yard

11:00am EDT

Classic Car Showcase
It’s beach-wagons and beyond at the Harborfest Classic Car Showcase. Chat with owners and look under the hood on an array of classic vehicles from yesteryear. A must for car lovers!

Saturday July 3, 2021 11:00am - 2:00pm EDT
1 Summer St
  Free

11:00am EDT

Faneuil Hall Tours
Enjoy a self-guided visit that explores the rich history of Faneuil Hall. National Park Service rangers will be on site to answer questions. Wednesdays – Sundays, 11 am – 5 pm.
nps.gov/bost

Saturday July 3, 2021 11:00am - 5:00pm EDT
Faneuil Hall Marketplace 4 S Market Street, Boston, MA 02109

12:00pm EDT

Live Music: Downtown Mediterranean Trio
The Downtown Mediterranean Trio is a group consisting of two mandolins and an accordian that will be strolling around the downtown area.

Saturday July 3, 2021 12:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
Strolling

1:00pm EDT

Through Me To You Puppetry
Through Me To You Puppetry explores themes of love, friendship, courage, creativity, and self-empowerment through the wonderful world of puppets. At the core of these performances is a passion to inspire a child's sense of wonder as they watch the puppets read stories, sing songs, and perform original shows.

Saturday July 3, 2021 1:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
Franklin Steps

5:30pm EDT

Live Music: Downtown Mediterranean Trio
The Downtown Mediterranean Trio is a group consisting of two mandolins and an accordian that will be strolling around the downtown area.

Saturday July 3, 2021 5:30pm - 7:30pm EDT
Strolling

7:00pm EDT

Live Music: Opera Guy
Saturday July 3, 2021 7:00pm - 8:00pm EDT
Franklin Steps

9:15pm EDT

Fireworks
Supported by principal sponsor People’s United Bank, Boston Harborfest Fireworks will light up the city sky at approximately 9:15 PM above Boston’s Inner Harbor. People’s United Bank is joined by co-sponsors the Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau (GBCVB), and the Downtown Boston Business Improvement District (BID).

Saturday July 3, 2021 9:15pm - 9:30pm EDT
Long Wharf – Boston Inner Harbor Long Wharf, Boston, MA 02110
 
Sunday, July 4
 

TBA

Freedom Trail
Walk Into History® and experience over 250 years of history! Immerse yourself in Boston’s rich history and official Freedom Trail historic sites. Visit the Experience the Freedom Trail Now webpagefor an up-to-date list of the official historic sites' operating hours, what to expect along the Trail, as well as other helpful resources. TheFreedomTrail.org
https://www.thefreedomtrail.org/visit/experience-freedom-trail-now

Sunday July 4, 2021 TBA

TBA

Sail on the Schooner Roseway
The Schooner Roseway has been serving Massachusetts for nearly 100 years! She has been a fishing vessel, a harbor pilot boat, was commandeered by the US Coast Guard in WWII, and today is the flagship for the World Ocean School. All proceeds from your ticket support this National Historic Landmark and provide transformational opportunities for under-resourced Boston area students. Come be a part of history, and sail on Roseway today! Register for a sail at worldoceanschool.org or call at 617-816-9247 to sail from the Federal Courthouse Dock.

Sunday July 4, 2021 TBA
Federal Courthouse Dock Courthouse Docks, Boston, MA 02210

9:00am EDT

The City of Boston's 254th Independence Day Celebration
A parade will step off from City Hall Plaza passing Granary Burial Ground. Then continuing through Downtown Crossing to the Old State House for a traditional of reading of the Declaration of Independence by the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company. There will be viewing available along the route and in Downtown Crossing.

Sunday July 4, 2021 9:00am - 1:00pm EDT
City Hall Plaza
  Free

10:00am EDT

Paul Revere's House Tours
Take a tour through the home of iconic patriot and artisan, Paul Revere. Explore our award-winning campus with exhibits highlighting Revere’s work and life. Tours begin every 10 minutes. Wednesdays – Sundays, 10 am - 4:30 pm.
paulreverehouse.org

Sunday July 4, 2021 10:00am - 4:30pm EDT
The Paul Revere House 19 North Square, Boston, MA 02113

10:00am EDT

Bunker Hill Monument
Learn about the Battle of Bunker Hill by visiting the Bunker Hill Monument grounds and the Bunker Hill Museum. Monument grounds, Daily; Museum, Wednesdays – Sundays, 10 am – 5 pm.
nps.gov/bost

Sunday July 4, 2021 10:00am - 5:00pm EDT

10:00am EDT

Charlestown Navy Yard Visitor Center
Visit the USS Cassin Young and learn about the Charlestown Navy Yard, which supported United States Navy ships for centuries. USS Cassin Young, Wednesdays – Sundays, 10 am – 4:30 pm; Visitor Center, Wednesdays – Sundays, 10 am – 5 pm.
nps.gov/bost

Sunday July 4, 2021 10:00am - 5:00pm EDT
Charlestown Navy Yard

10:00am EDT

Old State House and Old South Meeting House
Experience these two iconic sites and museums with tours and exhibits that speak to the heart of urgent questions about self-government, free speech, and the role of civic engagement in a free society. Admission grants entry to both locations. Daily,10 am – 5 pm.
revolutionaryspaces.org

Sunday July 4, 2021 10:00am - 5:00pm EDT

11:00am EDT

Faneuil Hall Tours
Enjoy a self-guided visit that explores the rich history of Faneuil Hall. National Park Service rangers will be on site to answer questions. Wednesdays – Sundays, 11 am – 5 pm.
nps.gov/bost

Sunday July 4, 2021 11:00am - 5:00pm EDT
Faneuil Hall Marketplace 4 S Market Street, Boston, MA 02109

11:30am EDT

USS Constitution sails through Boston Harbor
See the ship depart from the Charlestown Navy Yard and cruise through Boston Harbor on the 4th of July and pass Fort of Independence at 11:30 a.m. for a 21-gun salute from America’s Ship of State!

Sunday July 4, 2021 11:30am - 1:00pm EDT
Charlestown Navy Yard