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Fourth of July – Let’s Celebrate

Fourth of July is Thursday, but celebrations are happening all week! We’ve rounded up everything from fireworks to brunch just for you! Happy Birthday America!

Cookout

Having a backyard cookout for the Fourth? K & 8th Market can help you with when it comes to the meat you’re grilling – they are the local experts. From hot dogs to hamburgers, to their delicious sides, K & 8th has everything from fresh produce to desserts to beer and wine to make your get together perfect!

Rosé Test Kitchen

On Friday July 5th, Lincoln will be hosting a very special version of our their Brunch Test Kitchen: Rosé Test Kitchen. This will be a big summer bash where all our brunch special menu items will incorporate rosé and be summer-inspired. Enjoy live music by DJ Johnny Dow, an oyster boat, special shirts for sale and, of course, lots of rosé!

Loco Lunchtime

Loco will be opening for lunch at 11:30 on Wednesday 7/3, Thursday 7/4, and Friday 7/5. They will be featuring drink & food specials to run all of the days plus live entertainment for Friday lunch! DJ Johnny Dow will be spinning on Sunday July 7 from 3-7pm.

Harborfest

Celebrate America’s Independence at Harborfest! From June 28th thru July 4th, enjoy family fun events like boat tours, scavenger hunts, walking tours food, fun and more. Over 200 events are happening in the city and on the harbor. Check out event updates on the Harborfest Facebook Page, on Twitter, or follow the conversation using #BostonHarborfest.

Free Blue Bikes

To celebrate Independence Day and to support a healthy and convenient mode of holiday transportation, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts (“Blue Cross”) is sponsoring free rides on Bluebikes, Metro Boston‘s public bike share system, throughout the day on Thursday, July 4. Blue Cross is providing Bluebikes users access to free two-hour trips on the 4th of July when using the code “BlueCross4” in the Bluebikes app or http://ride.bluebikes.com/bluecross4/. Blue Cross is also sponsoring two bike valets, at Copley Square station in Boston and Kendall St. station in Cambridge, from 5-9 PM, to guarantee riders will have a place to dock bikes and that bikes will be available to ride as they enjoy 4th of July festivities around Metro Boston.

Raise the Roof

Head to the best rooftop bar in all of South Boston – Coppersmith! Coppersmith’s Air Deck is a 3,000 sq ft coveted al fresco space outfitted with a vintage Airstream trailer-turned-full service bar! Take in the views, catch a breeze and sip on some summer cocktails!

The Beach is that Way

This Summer, Publico Street Bistro will transform its interior courtyard and garden space into Publico Beach Club, a lively, beach inspired pop-up concept tucked away in the middle of the neighborhood. Featuring retractable roof, frozen drinks, cabana-style seating, nautical decor and maritime kitsch, Publico Beach Club will officially open on Friday, June 28th. Full details here!

Baby Your a Firework

On Tuesday, July 2, head to the Seaport District to see fireworks along the water. Enjoy the Parade of Lights, an elegant promenade of festively-lit boats of all shapes and sizes on Boston Harbor at 8:45 p.m. followed by Harborfest fireworks launching at approximately 9:30 p.m. Spots to watch – the Barking Crab, Envoy’s Outlook rooftop or Cisco Brewers Pop Up. For a romantic pick – head to Mastro’s Ocean Club. With 180 degree views of the Boston Harbor and 60 seats on the water-front patio, Mastro’s has a front seat to the festivities as they enjoy the famous steaks, two-foot-tall seafood tower, popular lobster mashed potatoes, and the rich melt-in-your-mouth Signature Warm Butter Cake. Reservations can be made online here or by calling 617.530.1925.

Turn it around

The USS Constitution will be making its annual turnaround on July 4th at 12noon! For ultimate viewing of Old Ironsides, Castle Island is the place to be between 11:30am-12pm. While you’re out there you might as well get some lunch or an ice cream at Sullivan’s! The turnaround will commemorate the 243rd anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence. Happy Birthday America!

Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular

At 8pm on July 4th, the annual Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular will take place along the Esplanade, with a concert performance at the Hatch Shell. Musical guests will feature Queen Latifah, Amanda Mena of America’s Got Talent, and The Texas Tenors. Fireworks display will start at 10:30pm. Heading to the Esplanade?  Read this first! 

You can see the fireworks from the Rose Kennedy Greenway – well, there will be a live simulcast of the Hatch Shell festivities! But less people and traffic right?  Get the details here! 

 

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Maureen Dahill

Maureen Dahill is the editor of Caught in Southie and a lifelong resident of South Boston sometimes mistaken for a yuppie. Hockey mom, yoga enthusiast, lover of red wine and binge watching TV series. Mrs. Peter G. Follow her @MaureenCaught.