Annual Boston Harborfest

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Boston Harborfest 2013 is 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. Visitors to the Annual Chowderfest will vote for “Boston’s Best Chowder” after sampling traditional New England-style clam chowder from some of the Boston area’s top restaurants on Sunday, July 7, 2013.

Schedule of events:

Tuesday, July 2        Opening Ceremony
Wednesday, July 3  Children's Day
Saturday, July 6        Party on the Plaza
Sunday, July 7          Chowderfest

In addition to the Main Events, there are over 200 daily events for you to visit at Harborfest. Please see Daily Events for more details.

Please note: Large bags and backpacks are strongly discouraged during Chowderfest on Sunday, July 7. All bags will be subject to search at the ticket gate.