Duxbury's Independence Day Parade. Photo courtesy of Duxbury Celebrates
Duxbury's Independence Day Parade. Photo courtesy of Duxbury Celebrates

4th of July Weekend in Boston: Fireworks, Parades, and Celebrations

Get out the sparklers and put on your best red, white, and blue outfits—this weekend in Boston is all about 4th of July festivities. From fireworks displays and patriotic celebrations filled with kids activities to parades marching down main streets—this party is happening all weekend long—and everyone is invited! Read on for all of our top picks for the July 4th weekend in the Boston area. We wish you and your family a very happy 4th of July!

Did you also know you can now book camps and classes right in our calendar? Just click on the camp or classes category in our activity calendar to find more fun you can book now. As always, make sure to keep tabs on our Boston events calendar for daily updates on the best local happenings. 


Places featured in this article:

Historic Boston

Boston Common

deCordova Sculpture Garden

Bridgewater State University

Virtual Camp

upcoming events
(Thu Apr 8, 2021 - Sun Oct 31, 2021) Stemtastic Virtual Birthday Parties

The Big E
The Big E Fairgrounds - 8:00 AM Pick
Festival of Illumination: World of Lights
Southwick Zoo - 5:30 PM Pick
Boston Lights: A Lantern Experience
Franklin Park Zoo - 6:00 PM Pick
Library of Congress National Book Festival
Library of Congress and Virtual - 9:00 AM
Magical Gnome Home Workshop and Hike
Chestnut Hill Farm - 4:00 PM
Neighborhood Guides
Activity Guides