When:
Friday, Jul 03, 2015 8:30p -
Saturday, Jul 04, 2015 11:00p

Where:
DCR Hatch Memorial Shell
47 David G Mugar Way
Boston, MA 02108

Admission:
FREE

Categories:
Date Idea, Festivals & Fairs, Kid Friendly, Music, Nightlife

Event website:
http://www.july4th.org/

Boston's Fourth of July started - like many things do - as just a simple idea. In September 1973, David Mugar suggested to Boston Pops Conductor Arthur Fiedler that in order to revive the diminishing DCR Esplanade concert series it might be a good idea to play Tchaikovsky's "1812 Overture" with a few added extras.

For the next Fourth of July, howitzer cannons, fireworks and church bells were all added to the concert so that, as Fiedler said, "All hell could break loose." And for the first time, a July 4th fireworks display took place over the Charles River.

Now 42 years later, the Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular is known as the premier Independence Day celebration in the nation. Each year, since its inception, hundreds of thousands of people come from all over the country to the banks of the Charles River to celebrate America's birthday!

Friday, July 3rd Concert NO FIREWORKS:

Gates open at 5 p.m.

8:30 p.m. Concert begins
10:00 p.m. Concert ends

Saturday, July 4th Concert & Fireworks:

Gates open at 9 a.m.

7:00 p.m. WBZ News Radio AM 1030 broadcast begins
8:00 p.m. Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular broadcast begins
8:30 p.m. Concert begins
10:30 p.m. Fireworks begin
11:00 p.m. Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular ends
*All dates/times subject to change

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