365 Things to Do in Boston - New Tips Daily

#427 Harbor Fest Begins

Posted by Tara Peterson on Wed, Jun 29, 2011

harborfestThe opening ceremony kicks off Boston Harborfest 2011, "a six-day long Fourth of July Festival that showcases the colonial and maritime heritage of the cradle of the American Revolution: the historic City of Boston.

The award-winning festival strives to honor and remember the past, celebrate the present, and educate the future with reenactments, concerts, historical tours and much, much more. Over 200 Daily Events during the Festival are concentrated in Boston's historic downtown and waterfront districts, with sponsored Main Events on Boston's City Hall Plaza.

Over the years, Harborfest has grown from a local event to a national celebration. In 1982 there were 35 activities over the course of three days. Now in its 30th year, Harborfest is considered to be the largest patriotic celebration in the nation with visitors enjoying more than 200 activities during the Festival."

Where: All events take place on City Hall Plaza, with exception for opening ceremonies, which take place at Faneuil Hall
When: June 29 to July 3rd
Price: Mainly Free - I'm sure a few things will cost an arm and a leg.
Some activities have a fee, but most of the events (main and daily) are free!

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