Special Events in Boston

Each July 4, Americans from all over the country celebrate freedom. Boston will host the annual Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular. You can hear the orchestra perform classic patriotic music, including the 1812 Overture. Numerous outstanding performers will sing at the ceremony, and people from all over the country will line the Charles River Esplanade to see the outdoor concert. The festivities will conclude with an impressive fireworks display and a firing of the canon.

Another special event in Boston centered on Independence Day celebrations is Boston's Harborfest. The event normally begins a week before July 4th and is the largest Independence Day celebration in the country. The celebration includes historic tours, concerts, reenactments and numerous children's activities. You will also have the opportunity to taste awesome chowder. It is an event to remember.

The third Monday of April is Patriots' Day. It is also when the Boston Marathon takes place. The marathon, which is one of the most famous races in the world, is a race on foot that stretches for 26.2 miles. People line the streets to get a glimpse of the courageous runners. The Newton Hills are the most challenging part of the race. It is at these hills that many runners decide to quit the race.

Twice a year, Bostonians gather for Restaurant Week Boston. Restaurant Week normally takes place in March and August and will give you the opportunity to taste the scrumptious food of upscale restaurants. Restaurants provide lunch and dinner menus at a very low price.

In October, Boston hosts the largest two-day rowing event in the world. Head of the Charles Regatta takes place in the Charles River and draws more than 8,000 rowers from all over the world. More than 200,000 spectators show up to cheer the rowers. There are numerous events over the two-day event, so it is quite an exciting weekend.

On March 17, one of the largest St. Patrick's Day parade in the world take place in Boston. You can see lively floats, marching bands, fascinating performers and more. Almost a million people line the streets to watch the festivities. After the parade, you can stop at one of the Irish pubs to have a refreshing drink and celebrate the day of the Irish. It is a fun and exciting day.