The 4th of July, also known as Independence Day, is coming up this Sunday. It is a commemoration of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. This date marked the independence of the United States from Great Britain, and is therefore a very important holiday in the United States and a day that is celebrated across the country!
Boston has one of the biggest and most famous 4th of July celebrations in the country. It is a very exciting time to be in the city, so start planning your celebrations now!
At the Hatch Shell along the Charles River, the Boston Pops Orchestra holds the Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular.
The concert begins at 8:30 p.m and the fireworks begin at 10:30. Be sure to get there early if you want a spot on the lawn to see the amazing fireworks display!
Even if you don’t plan on catching the concert or fireworks, be sure to celebrate this unique and fun American holiday with your friends!
There are some great activities planned for July!
Be sure to celebrate the 4th of July by watching the fireworks on the Esplanade in Boston!
Check out the Sand Sculpting Festival at Revere Beach July 15-18. See giant sand sculptures created by artists from around the country at this unique summer festival!
Go to the North End in Boston July 23-25 for a traditional Italian feast day festival.
And most importantly, don’t miss Todd’s going away party on his last day July 9! Come celebrate and wish Todd good luck before he leaves to start teaching in the Marshall Islands!
Be sure to check the activities calendar for more activities and events to sign up for in July.
The Arnold Arboretum is the oldest public arboretum in North America and is full of beautiful plants and trees. It is a great place to walk around or enjoy a picnic!
This weekend there are free guided tours of the Arnold Arboretum, located at 125 Arborway, Boston 02130.
Tours meet at the Hunnewell Visitor Center at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday June 26 and 1 p.m. on Sunday June 27.
Check it out and learn about the history of the arboretum and the trees there, and enjoy a great day outside!
Get Talking students recently got a chance to practice their English during Marine Week. In addition to talking to Marines, they got to ride in tanks and test their fitness!
Today is the first official day of summer!
Get the season started right by enjoying the hot weather and spending time outdoors!
Watch The Wizard of Oz playing free outdoors at the Hatch Shell Friday night.
Or cool down and enjoy some art at the Museum of Fine Arts, which is free every Wednesday after 4 p.m.
For more ideas check out the Activity Calendar!
Temperatures are rising and summer is in the air!
Take advantage of the hot weather and enjoy being outside!
For more ideas of what to do this summer, check out the See New England Festival all day Saturday at City Hall Plaza. Get information on local attractions, destinations, restaurants and more. Enjoy musical performances or take part in mini-golfing, bowling, a dunk tank, obstacle course and more!
For more information: http://www.seenewenglandfestival.com/
Have a great weekend!