Everyone should have the chance to celebrate the 4th of July in Boston, the “Cradle of Liberty” where American patriotism took hold. The red, white, and blue Independence Day festivities in the Boston area promise bright displays, engaging kids’ activities, live music, and so much more. Some fireworks celebrations are near our favorite parks, others are near popular beaches. All invite wide-eyed wonder from kids—especially those who can stay awake for the sparkly fireworks show! Read on for our tips on where to see 4th of July fireworks and festivities in Boston.
For more family fun this summer, check out the Best Beaches Near Boston That Are Great for Family Day Trips. And be sure to see our guide to the Best Summer Festivals and Fairs for Boston Kids and Families for more festivities around New England.
Before heading out, check the weather forecast and parking restrictions, especially at beaches. Some venues allow non-residents to pay for parking on-site, but others require passes to be purchased in advance at a separate location.
This post was originally published June 6, 2019.