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Celebrate America’s Independence at Harborfest! From July 1st thru July 4th, enjoy family fun events like boat tours, kids activities, 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.
Take it to go!
Southie’s favorite taqueria is now offering the Loco Playa Bag ☀️ 🏖 🍍 – perfect for sitting on the beach, hanging on your roof deck or just sitting on your couch in the AC. Here’s what’s included: (2) 12oz bottle margs (choice of El Jefe, Little Devil or Coco), guacamole + salsa with chips, quart of seasonal fruit (this week is pineapple), packets of Tajin on the side (fruit + tajin = 🤤) And it’s all pack neatly in a reusable Loco cooler tote bag with an ice pack to keep everything cool! ($65) Laying off the booze? No problem! Non-alcoholic beverage option is also available with choice of bottled water or canned sodas! 🥤 ($40) Available 7 days a week for pick-up only via Toast on Loco’s website!
The Shamrock is now offered boxed lunch to go – available Saturday + Sunday starting at 11am. While you’re picking it up, you might as well get a green tea shot before heading to the beach!
Having a backyard cookout for the Fourth? From hot dogs to hamburgers, to their delicious sides, Foodies has everything from fresh produce to desserts to beer and wine to make your get together perfect!
Order a Case of Wine
Join Social Wines Social Club! The ‘Social Club’ is Social Wines affectionate name for their client list. When you check out at the register (name and email) they remember all of your purchases. It’s a great way to refresh your memory on wines you’ve tried and helps them make suggestions for other wines based on them. They also require Social Club membership for deliveries and can easily take phone orders by looking up your previous purchases. It’s free and helps Social Wines dial in those recommendations! So stop by pick up some wine and join the Social Club!
Hunter’s is kicking off the long weekend with Jimmy Westfall playing 2-5 PM on Friday! Sunday, Matty Sheehan 2-5 PM and then KR 9 – 12. In addition to four days of brunch this weekend, Lincoln will be hosting the Legends of Summer on Sunday from 6 – 9.
Save the Harbor Save the Bay Teen Beach Bash
This fun event takes place on Friday from 12pm-3pm at Carson Beach. There will kayaking, sports, music, food, ice cream trucks, prizes and more!
On Saturday, July 2, head to the Seaport District to see fireworks along the water via HarborFest around 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.
Let’s Fight for Our Rights to Paaaarty! Plus Wine Sale at Love Child
Love Child is hosting a a very special tasting event on Thursday from 5pm-7pm before you head out for the weekend! They’ll be opening up a bunch of wines from their favorite makers (the lineup is actually unreal) and shaking up a cocktail with edible glitter 😍 to celebrate the last day of Pride month. Love Child is hoping to raise some funds for @abortionfunds and @bagly_inc leading up to Independence Day weekend, so they’re suggesting a $5 donation. OH and because everyone deserves the best wine this weekend, they’re offering 15% off 6 bottles now through Sunday.
Win an Uber Eats gift card compliments of Pure Oasis
Every month Pure Oasis randomly selects one member from their text club to be the recipient of a $100 Uber Eats gift card in order to show their appreciation. To join text “pure” to 844-984-3813. Pure Oasis is Boston’s first recreational dispensary and the first minority owned cannabis company on the entire East Coast! Locally owned and operated, it’s been voted Best Pot Shop of 2020 and 2021 by Boston Magazine. Support local Boston businesses!
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 246th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence.
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 include Leslie Odom Jr., Melissa Etheridge, and Andy Grammar. Fireworks display will start at 10:30pm. Heading to the Esplanade? Read this first!
Fourth of July Cookie Decorating Kits
Top Shelf Cookies is celebrating the 4th with specialty decorating kits! Kits include a half dozen or a dozen star cookies to decorate with red, white, blue frostings, sprinkles & sugars! You can place your order online and pick up in shop! You can learn more here.
Recreation Station is Back
Oxford Properties and Pappas Enterprises are gearing up for the summer with all new seasonal activities at Recreation Station, South Boston’s free game and activity lending library. Recreation Station is filled with items for public use such as fitness gear, lawn games, books, family activities and more! Access the space using a simple combination. Either enter your information here or text the number listed on the front of the lending library to receive the lock box code. Then enjoy an array of seasonal activities, all yours for the borrowing. The Recreation Station is open to the public from 7am to 9pm on the waterfront along Pappas Way, the street connecting South Boston to Boston’s Seaport. Make sure to follow them on Facebook for the latest news on special classes, activities and more!
Sounds of Fort Warren: 215th Army Band at Georges Island
Join Boston Harbor Islands for the Sounds of Fort Warren music series kickoff performance with the 215th Army Band of the Massachusetts National Guard! Takes place on Saturday, July 2nd from 12:30pm-2:30pm on Georges Island. Free (with purchase of Ferry Ticket). You can learn more here!
Outdoor Dining in the Neighborhood
With these warmer temps this weekend, it’s a perfect excuse to enjoy some cocktails and food al fresco! Check out our roundup of outdoor patios that are open in the neighborhood.
Check back as this list may be updated.
Maureen Dahill is the editor of Caught in Southie and a lifelong resident of South Boston sometimes mistaken for a yuppie. Co-host of Caught Up, storyteller, lover of red wine and binge watching TV series. Mrs. Peter G. Follow her @MaureenCaught.
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