4.2 min readBy Published On: June 30th, 2016Categories: Arts and Entertainment, Lifestyle0 Comments on Weekend Picks – July 4th Issue

Having a backyard cookout for the Fourth?  Foodie’s 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,  Foodie’s has everything from fresh produce to desserts on hand to make your get together perfect!

Celebrate America with Country Fest at Coppersmith!  Country 102.5 will be on hand with the music and Corona will be there with the beer!  There will also be a corn hole tournament, a special BBQ menu and the chance to win tickets to Kenny Chesney! This fun event takes place at the Airdeck at Coppersmith on Sunday, July 3rd beginning at 11am and going all day!

The USS Mesa Verde will be a part of the Independence Day celebrations with Harborfest 2016!  Be on the lookout for the San Antonio-Class amphibious transport dock – named in honor of Mesa Verde National Park in Southwestern Colorado – on Friday, July 1st near Castle Island around 9:30am.   On the morning of Saturday, July 2nd, the Mesa Verde will be participating in two wreath laying ceremonies.  You can also board the Mesa Verde from North Jetty (26-98 Fid Kennedy Ave, Boston, MA 02210) – 12-5pm Saturday and Sunday!

Happy Birthday America!  Watch the Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular!  The fun begins at 7pm on WBZ Channel 4.   At 8pm Keith Lockhart will take center stage along with the Boston Pops Orchestra featuring a performances by Demi Lovato and Nick Jonas, Little Big Town,  10:30 the fireworks begin!  God Bless America!  Heading to the Esplanade? Read this first! 

Celebrate America’s Independence at Harborfest!  From July 1st 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.   Mayor Marty Walsh will kick-off the celebration on Friday, July 1st at 12pm at Faneuil Hall. Check out event updates on the Harborfest Facebook Page, on Twitter, or follow the conversation using #BostonHarborfest.

Did you know Miam Miam Macaronerie is selling gelato this summer? Enjoy delicious flavors like Cookie Therapy (Oreo cookie),Stracciatella, Cappuccino, Caramel Brownie Peanut Butter Cup, Caramel Sea Salt, Dark Chocolate Sorbet, Raspberry Sorbet. Add some crushed macarons or the BEST jimmies you’ve EVER had in your LIFE! Need another reason to try it? July is National Ice Cream Month!

Rosé all day! Social Wines knows the way to our hearts this weekend – a special on rosé – just in time for the long weekend! Buy four or more bottles of Rosé for the long holiday weekend and get the 15% full-case discount! Whether you’re heading to the beach or watching fireworks from a rooftop, rosé wines are perfect for the summer holiday. (Mix and match OK. Vintage, rare and sparkling wine not included. Offer valid through July 3rd.)

Have you always wanted to ride in the “Ecto-1” aka the Ghostbusters mobile? Lyft – the ride sharing app – announced Wednesday that when you select “Ghost Mode,” it will allow riders to request a pickup in the souped up hearse featured in the movie coming out this month. “Ghost Mode” will available in the Boston on Friday and Saturday between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. If you go “Ghost Mode,” please send us a picture. Please.

Namaste at the ICA! Join PopUpAsana and some of your favorite Boston yoga teachers for an all-levels yoga class on the ICA’s beautiful deck overlooking the Boston waterfront. Classes will be held every Sunday in July and August from 9 to 10 AM (see dates and teachers below). Cost: $20 per class and includes admission to the ICA the day of your class.  To register visit here! 

Need some last minute red, white and blue?  Southie has some of the best shopping around.  Make a shopping excursion and support local small business!  From sunglasses to sunglasses to flag t-shirts, belts and hats, these Southie boutiques have got you covered! 

The Boston Athletic Club has some new moves to keep you in shape!  On Friday, July 1st Group Power & Fight will feature their new releases.  This means new moves, new music, and new choreography to keep your workout working!   Sweet!

Here are some gyms that will be closed this weekend; Peter Welch’s Gym, C2 Fitness, East Side Yoga and Fitness, Regan’sMotivate Fitness will be open Saturday and Sunday but no classes and closed for the Fourth.  Enjoy!

Want to more things to do in Southie this summer – check out our Summer Guide!  It’s summer in Southie – the hottest place to be! Forget Newport or the Cape, we’ve got it all right here – beaches, boats, rooftop bars, dining al fresco, and some of the coolest people around!  Caught in Southie has the scoop on everything thats “Hot in Southie” this summer from places to eat and drink apres beach, to summer workouts, outdoor yoga, summer style tips, day trips, special deals, and more.  If it’s happening in Southie this summer, then it’s in our Summer Guide!

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