The 4th of July is fast approaching so we thought we would give a quick roundup of ideas for some Fourth of July fun. The nice thing about the fourth is that many events tend to be week-long fourth of July week events. So here are some great ideas for things to do around New England to celebrate the Nation’s birthday…
- Bar Harbor, Maine makes a full day spectacular of the 4th starting with a pancake breakfast, including a parade, seafood festival, free concerts, and ending with fireworks over Frenchman Bay. Or take in a similar celebration at Bath Heritage Days which runs from July 4 through July 8.
- Take in some fireworks – Nothing says the fourth like a good fireworks display. To find fireworks near you see 2012 New England Fourth of July Fireworks. Of course, the “big kahuna” of New England fireworks celebrations is Boston’s Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular at the DCR Memorial Hatch Shell on the Charles River. The pops concert starts at 8:30 PM on the 4th and the fireworks go at 10:30 PM.
- How about a party train – Have some 4th fun with the Hobo Railroad’s Fourth of July Family Party Train.
- Take in a parade – There will be Fourth of July parades throughout New England, but if you want to catch a particularly special one then you may wish to attend the parade in Bristol, RI. The parade is part of the Bristol 4th of July Celebration, which is the oldest Fourth of July celebration in the United States dating back to 1785.
- Take in Operation Sail Boston and Navy Week.
- Visit Salem Celebrates the 4th on Derby Wharf at the Salem Maritime National Historic Site in Salem, MA.
- Take in the Vermont Symphony Orchestra’s Summer Festival Tour that runs from 6/29/2012 to 7/8/2012 in various locations in Vermont. You get the 1812 Overture, fireworks, and more!