Boston, Massachusetts, is one of the oldest communities in the country. The city features a number of historic sites to visit, from the Freedom Trail to the site of the Boston Tea Party to the route of Paul Revere’s midnight ride. During the patriotic month of July, Boston features a number of events that attract tourists, from Independence Day celebrations to historical reenactments.
Fourth of July Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular
The Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular began in 1973. Every year since its start, people travel from all over the world to witness the Independence Day celebration. The fireworks explode over the Charles River in Boston every year in this nationally televised event. The event takes place at the Esplanade along the banks of the Charles River. When attending the event, everyone must pass a bag check area. Disallowed items include glass containers, alcoholic beverages, frizbees, beach balls and large tarps. When entering, spectators receive a wristband and when the area is full, normally by 2:00 pm, no one else can enter. The organizers recommend that people attending the event use public transportation, due to the size of the turnout every year.
Boston Harborfest is an Independence Day celebration that lasts six-days long. The festival honors the holiday and includes concerts, reenactments and historical tours. Over 200 events take place during the event, which starts on the last day of June and ends the day after Independence Day. Examples of events at the Boston Harborfest include naval gun drills, Harbor cruises, tours of the crypts at the Old North Church and a reenactment of the Boston Tea Party. All events have different price tags. Some are free while others, such as the Boston Tea Party reenactment cost up to $35 per person. All events take place on City Hall Plaza except the Opening Ceremony.
Revere Beach Sand Sculpting Festival
The Revere Beach promotes the San Sculpting Festival every year during the month of July. The event is a major one for sand sculptures from the world over. The event is family oriented and has received coverage from national media, including the Today Show, Good Morning America, the Travel Channel and the New York Times. The competition brings world champions from all over the world to compete against each other and over 250,000 spectators gather to watch the event every year. The event takes place over an eight-day period at Revere Beach.
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