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 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.
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.
Be a part of North America’s largest annual gathering of tall ships as more than two dozen schooners race from Islesboro to Rockland. Guests are invited to participate in this informal, friendly competition that includes a multi-day “training” cruise to help new crew members learn the ropes before the big event. Fireworks are held the previous evening. Call today to book.
Fee: $265 (includes boat, captain, photo leader) Hop aboard a comfortable motorboat for a chance to photograph the Great Schooner Race, hailed as "the largest annual gathering of traditional schooners in America”. Your photo opportunities will be spectacular with an assembly of grand, traditional, tall ships; vessels as large as 132’, three masts of sail; and breathtaking bay scenery. While on the bay, expect to see spruce covered islands, marine wildlife; seals, ducks, ospreys, bald eagles, and porpoises. This photographic adventure includes coaching on camera handling techniques, lens settings, menu selection, and review of your images will be offered throughout the day.
The New Bedford Folk Festival features Americana roots music, contemporary singer-songwriters, traditional American folk music from Appalachia, blues, western music, sea music and Celtic music, this year from Ireland, Scotland, Nova Scotia and Quebec. The festival features nearly 50 acts performing on seven stages, all operating simultaneously all day, both days. The festival also features a juried crafts show with the handmade crafts for sale at affordable prices. Crafts include jewelry, pottery, clothing and musical instruments. Food will also be available including New Bedford landed fish and scallops, Mediterranean specialties, French cuisine, homemade ice cream and the usual hamburger/hot dogs.