Your 4th of July Guide | South Of Boston

Here is a guide to upcoming events for the 4th of July in the Greater Boston Area as well as on Cape Cod!

Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular

The Boston Pops show on July 4th, like the show on the 3rd, begins at 8:20pm with the National Anthem and flyover, and lasts an hour and a half.

WBZ-TV Boston begins its broadcast of the show begins at 8pm, half an hour before the concert.  CBS begins its national broadcast at 10pm, 35 minutes before the fireworks begin.

The music is terrific, and then comes the finale – Tchaikovsky’s explosive 1812 Overture, ending with dramatic drumrolls and real cannon fire, while church bells ring throughout the city.

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Hingham 4th of July Celebration 2012

Saturday, June 30th – Fireworks over Hingham Harbor sponsored by the Lions Club (Rain Date, July 1)

Wednesday, July 4th, 7:00 AM – Road Race sponsored by the Hingham Recreation Department

Wednesday, July 4th, 1 hour before and after Parade – Old Ship Meeting House Open House

Hingham 4th of July Events Hotline: 781-804-2399

Weymouth 4th of July Celebration

The annual Fourth of July fireworks display will be launched over George Lane Beach on Friday, July 3 at 9:30 p.m.

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Plymouth 4th of July Celebration

Fireworks – July 4, 2012
Fireworks will begin @ 9 pm on the Plymouth Waterfront!

Parade – July 4, 2012 – 9:30 am
Begins at Hedge Rd, North Plymouth

Concert – July 4, 2012 – 7:30 pm
Plymouth Waterfront- FREE to the public

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4th of July on the Cape

Date: July 4, 2012
Time: Dusk
Place: Falmouth Heights Beach
Insider’s Tip: Do you have a portable radio? Be sure to bring it with you, and tune to 92.7 WMVY to hear the music that accompanies the fireworks display.

Date: July 2, 2012 (Rain Date: July 3, 2012)
Time: 9:30 p.m.
Place: Mashpee High School
Insider’s Tip: The festivities begin at 5 p.m. with a family style picnic and carnival. Get there early and enjoy a whole evening of food, rides (including pony rides for the kids!), games, music, and lots more.

Date: July 4, 2012
Time: Dusk
Place: Lewis Bay
Insider’s Tip: The best viewing spots are the beaches around Hyannis Harbor. Pack a picnic basket for dinner and stake out your spot in late afternoon. Or have a bite to eat at a restaurant on Main Street or by the Harbor, then walk to the beach for the fireworks. (Don’t forget your cover-up clothes. It gets chilly on the beach after sunset, even in July.)

Date: July 2, 2012 (Rain Date: July 6, 2012)
Time: Dusk
Place: Rock Harbor
Insider’s Tip: You can also see the Rock Harbor fireworks display from Cape Cod Bay beaches in Brewster and Eastham. They’ll be off at a distance, but still fun to see.

Date: July 4, 2012
Time: Dusk
Place: Provincetown Harbor
Insider’s Tip: For a very special experience – watch the fireworks from onboard a ship in the Harbor. On July 4th, Dolphin Fleet offers whale watch plus fireworks cruises at 5 p.m., 5:30 p.m. and 6 p.m., as well as a fireworks only cruise at 8 p.m. These cruises are very popular, so reserve your spot early. (Dolphin Fleet: 1-800-826-9300)

Date: July 7, 2012
Time: Dusk
Place: Onset Harbor
Insider’s Tip: The town of Onset is on the “mainland” side of the Cape Cod Canal, just over the bridge. It’s an absolutely gorgeous little town, and well worth a visit!


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