1.8 min readBy Published On: June 25th, 2012Categories: Arts and Entertainment, Lifestyle0 Comments on Celebrate America

Boston Harborfest

Just add water.  With Boston HarborFest, the War of 1812 Bicentennial, OpSail Boston and Navy Week,  being on the water is the place to be!  On Saturday, June 30th between 9am to noon make sure to be on the look out for the parade of tall ships – Castle Island will be a perfect spot to sneak a peek.  The US Coast Guard’s Eagle – a 290 foot tall ship – will be leading the way.  For a full list of events everyday, visit www.bostonharborfest.com.


Our picks of the celebration:

June 28th
Tea Party – Re-enact the Boston Tea Party aboard the Liberty Clipper at Central Wharf at the New England Aquarium.  Bring out your inner revolutionist and joining the Sons of Liberty throwing tea in the harbor and firing the cannons. 

Clambake on Spectacle Island – Enjoy a real New England clambake by the Summer Shack on the beach with lobsters, clams, and rest.  $70-$80.  Reservations are required. 

Friday, June 29th
Rum and Revolution.  Hop aboard the Liberty Clipper and enjoy a tasting of the spirits that caused the revolution while Colonial musicians entertain with tavern songs.  Rum and revolution sounds like a typical Friday night for us!  9 to 11pm.

Saturday, June 30th
Girls Night Out – Hit the Plaza (City Hall) and dance the night away.  Pop music provided by Girls Nite Out 6pm-9pm

Disco Inferno – at the Plaza (North Stage)  Bust out the platforms and bell bottoms and enjoy a night of disco and funk.   6pm-9pm

Sunday, July 1st
Chowderfest on City Hall Plaza
Sample chowder from New England’s best restaurants.   Vote for you favorite!

Wednesday, July 4th
Get your fill of the 1812 Overture as the US Coast Guard Band plays in concert on City Hall Plaza from 2pm-3:15.  What’s more patriotic than that?

Well, maybe the Fourth of July Concert on the Esplanade.  Keith Lockhart conducts the Boston Pops Orchestra and a fireworks spectacular to follow!

Photo courtesy of Boston Discovery Guide

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