America’s premier Independence Day celebration, this annual event is a Boston holiday tradition which is televised across the U.S. Hundreds of thousands of visitors come from around the world to celebrate America’s birthday on the banks of the Charles River. The Boston Pops Orchestra leads the celebration, including a famous rendition of Tchaikovsky’s “1812 Overture,” which features real cannons and the live ringing of area church bells. The entire event ends with a spectacular fireworks show in the skies above Boston. Take public transportation, bring some picnic food and drink, and arrive before noon to find a good seat!
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Join us for the 233rd Bristol Fourth of July Parade! The Fourth of July will step-off at the corner of Chestnut Street and Hope Street at 10:30 a.m.
Join us in celebrating the Newport Music Festival's 50th Anniversy season! Newport Music Festival continues the tradition of presenting over sixty classical concerts featuring unique chamber music, programs, American debuts, world-class artists and special events held in Gilded Age mansions and other venues throughout Newport and Bristol County.
Old Sturbridge Village is the largest outdoor history museum in the northeast and portrays life in a New England village in the 1830s. Step back to a time when America was new, and veterans of the fight for freedom still lived. Join in the fun as the martial band leads the citizen’s procession as they march through the streets. Cheer and huzzah during a rousing patriotic reading of the Declaration of Independence and sign a giant reproduction of the document. Make your own tri-cornered hat to wear as you learn to drill with the Sturbridge Militia. Learn dances done by 19th-century Americans and play a game of “base ball.”
The Nantucket Yoga Festival will bring together the very best world class yoga instructors,wellness experts and healthy living guides. The Westmoor Club will host an exciting opening night celebration followed by classes and workshops outdoors under tent at Bartlett’s Ocean View Farm. 24 workshops; 14 teachers; one inspiring weekend.
More than 25 hot-air balloons will soar for one of Vermont’s most popular summer celebrations; Stoweflake Mountain Resort & Spa will once again host the spectacular three-day event. Festival attendees are welcome to join in the fun; hot-air balloon rides are priced at $275 per person, plus tax, and advance reservations are recommended. Tethered rides on the hot-air balloons may be available for $10 per person.