The six-day Boston Harborfest celebrates the nation’s independence and the maritime and colonial heritage that is part of Boston’s history. There are over 200 events, including re-enactments, concerts, historic walking tours, and parties, climaxing with the 4th of July orchestra and fireworks display over the Charles River. Main events include the Opening Ceremony, the Chowderfest and Children’s Day. The festival is thought to be the largest celebration of patriotism in the country.
Venue: Historic downtown and waterfront districts, and City Hall Plaza
Date: 28 June to 4 July 2012