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Monday, July 1
 

10:00am

Arts at Harborfest
A celebration and showcase of the local visual and performing arts scene featuring select visual artists, an en plein air competition, and interactive activities for children, including postcard making and billboard painting.

Monday July 1, 2019 10:00am - 6:00pm
Downtown Crossing, Boston 10 Summer St, Boston, MA 02110

10:00am

King's Chapel History Program: "Revolutionary King's Chapel" Talks
Education staff presents the stories of key figures and events in Revolutionary-era King's Chapel.

Monday July 1, 2019 10:00am - Sunday July 7, 2019 5:00pm
King's Chapel Historic Site 58 Tremont Street, Boston MA 02108

10:00am

King's Chapel History Program: Family Scavenger Hunts and Crafts
Monday July 1, 2019 10:00am - Sunday July 7, 2019 5:00pm
King's Chapel Historic Site 58 Tremont Street, Boston MA 02108

12:00pm

Freedom Trail® Changing the Guard
See the Redcoats Changing the Guard and colonists and British Soldiers interacting like it was in 1775. Free,
DowntownBoston.org & TheFreedomTrail.org


Monday July 1, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Washington and Summer Streets

12:00pm

Live Music: Dempsey Sisters
The Dempsey Sisters bring a youthful twist to music both old and new. Their three part sibling harmony along with their passion for the artistry of music delivers a unique blend.

Monday July 1, 2019 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Macy's 450 Washington St Boston, MA 02111

12:00pm

Live Music: Joe Weinberg
Monday July 1, 2019 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Franklin St. Steps 350 Washington St Boston, MA 02108

12:00pm

Children’s Postcard Painting
Monday July 1, 2019 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Postcard Tent 333 Washington St, Boston, MA 02108

4:30pm

Live Music: Ego Antonenko
Egor Antonenko, a cellist, will give people the chance to hear works of the world’s greatest composers. With his mastery of the cello, Antonenko will introduce a new lively rendition of classical music.

Monday July 1, 2019 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Franklin St. Steps 350 Washington St Boston, MA 02108
 
Tuesday, July 2
 

11:00am

38th Annual Boston Harborfest Opening Ceremony
Harborfest kicks off with an opening ceremony at Boston’s Faneuil Hall. Colonial era reenactments, a short speaking program, and the traditional cutting of the cake will help kick things off.

Tuesday July 2, 2019 11:00am - 1:00pm
Faneuil Hall Marketplace 4 S Market Street, Boston, MA 02109

12:00pm

Live Music: Downtown Boston Brass
The Downtown Boston Brass performs a selection of lively and upbeat all-time favorites. The ensembles wide selection of musical styles is put together in unique arrangements. The Brass will make a circuit through downtown playing at various prominent locations.

Tuesday July 2, 2019 12:00pm - 12:00pm
Pedestrian Zone 411 Washington St Boston, MA 02108

12:00pm

Chowderfest
Boston’s Downtown Crossing will be the venue for this year’s Chowderfest. Don’t miss a chance to sample this iconic Boston fare from some of the finest restaurants in the city and to cast a vote for best of fest. The event will be complemented by live entertainment, games, and interactive activities.

Tuesday July 2, 2019 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Downtown Crossing, Boston 10 Summer St, Boston, MA 02110

12:00pm

Freedom Trail® Changing the Guard
See the Redcoats Changing the Guard and colonists and British Soldiers interacting like it was in 1775. Free,
DowntownBoston.org & TheFreedomTrail.org


Tuesday July 2, 2019 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Washington and Summer Streets

12:00pm

Live Music: Downtown Boston Brass
The Downtown Boston Brass performs a selection of lively and upbeat all-time favorites. The ensembles wide selection of musical styles is put together in unique arrangements. The Brass will make a circuit through downtown playing at various prominent locations.

Tuesday July 2, 2019 12:00pm - 2:00pm
133 Federal Street 133 Federal St Boston, MA 02110

12:00pm

Live Music: Downtown Boston Brass
The Downtown Boston Brass performs a selection of lively and upbeat all-time favorites. The ensembles wide selection of musical styles is put together in unique arrangements. The Brass will make a circuit through downtown playing at various prominent locations.

Tuesday July 2, 2019 12:00pm - 2:00pm
100 Summer Street 100 Summer St Boston, MA 02110

12:00pm

Live Music: Downtown Boston Brass
The Downtown Boston Brass performs a selection of lively and upbeat all-time favorites. The ensembles wide selection of musical styles is put together in unique arrangements. The Brass will make a circuit through downtown playing at various prominent locations.

Tuesday July 2, 2019 12:00pm - 2:00pm
1 Boston Place 1 Boston Pl Boston, MA 02108

12:00pm

Live Music: Downtown Boston Brass
The Downtown Boston Brass performs a selection of lively and upbeat all-time favorites. The ensembles wide selection of musical styles is put together in unique arrangements. The Brass will make a circuit through downtown playing at various prominent locations.

Tuesday July 2, 2019 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Washington Street 411 Washington St Boston, MA 02108

12:00pm

Live Music: Downtown Boston Brass (strolling throughout district)
The Downtown Boston Brass performs a selection of lively and upbeat all-time favorites. The ensembles wide selection of musical styles is put together in unique arrangements. The Brass will make a circuit through downtown playing at various prominent locations.

Tuesday July 2, 2019 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Macy's 450 Washington St Boston, MA 02111

12:00pm

Live Music: Downtown Boston Brass (strolling throughout district)
The Downtown Boston Brass performs a selection of lively and upbeat all-time favorites. The ensembles wide selection of musical styles is put together in unique arrangements. The Brass will make a circuit through downtown playing at various prominent locations.

Tuesday July 2, 2019 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Franklin St. Steps 350 Washington St Boston, MA 02108

12:00pm

Live Music: Square Peg
The Square Peg is a Jazz/Funk/Blues/Fusion quartet who takes pride in their musical creativity and enthusiasm. Taking inspiration from all corners of the music world, they have a unique approach when it comes to creating music which allows for their appeal to all ages.

Tuesday July 2, 2019 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Franklin St. Steps 350 Washington St Boston, MA 02108

4:30pm

Live Music: Gypsy Jazz Trio
The Gypsy Band features instrumental selections with old world elegance and charm. Led by just a fifteen year old jazz guitarist, this trio dazzles audiences with its engaging and fresh take on this lively genre.

Tuesday July 2, 2019 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Franklin St. Steps 350 Washington St Boston, MA 02108

4:30pm

Live Music: The Unlikely Strummers
Tuesday July 2, 2019 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Macy's 450 Washington St Boston, MA 02111

5:00pm

Live Music: Downtown Boston Brass (strolling throughout district)
The Downtown Boston Brass performs a selection of lively and upbeat all-time favorites. The ensembles wide selection of musical styles is put together in unique arrangements. The Brass will make a circuit through downtown playing at various prominent locations.

Tuesday July 2, 2019 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Franklin St. Steps 350 Washington St Boston, MA 02108

5:00pm

Live Music: Downtown Boston Brass (strolling throughout district)
The Downtown Boston Brass performs a selection of lively and upbeat all-time favorites. The ensembles wide selection of musical styles is put together in unique arrangements. The Brass will make a circuit through downtown playing at various prominent locations.

Tuesday July 2, 2019 5:00pm - 7:00pm
133 Federal Street 133 Federal St Boston, MA 02110

5:00pm

Live Music: Downtown Boston Brass (strolling throughout district)
The Downtown Boston Brass performs a selection of lively and upbeat all-time favorites. The ensembles wide selection of musical styles is put together in unique arrangements. The Brass will make a circuit through downtown playing at various prominent locations.

Tuesday July 2, 2019 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Washington Street 411 Washington St Boston, MA 02108

5:00pm

Live Music: Downtown Boston Brass (strolling throughout district)
The Downtown Boston Brass performs a selection of lively and upbeat all-time favorites. The ensembles wide selection of musical styles is put together in unique arrangements. The Brass will make a circuit through downtown playing at various prominent locations.

Tuesday July 2, 2019 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Macy's 450 Washington St Boston, MA 02111

5:00pm

Live Music: Downtown Boston Brass (strolling throughout district)
The Downtown Boston Brass performs a selection of lively and upbeat all-time favorites. The ensembles wide selection of musical styles is put together in unique arrangements. The Brass will make a circuit through downtown playing at various prominent locations.

Tuesday July 2, 2019 5:00pm - 7:00pm
100 Summer Street 100 Summer St Boston, MA 02110

5:00pm

Live Music: Downtown Boston Brass (strolling throughout district)
The Downtown Boston Brass performs a selection of lively and upbeat all-time favorites. The ensembles wide selection of musical styles is put together in unique arrangements. The Brass will make a circuit through downtown playing at various prominent locations.

Tuesday July 2, 2019 5:00pm - 7:00pm
1 Boston Place 1 Boston Pl Boston, MA 02108

8:42pm

Parade of Lights
After eight years, this elegant promenade of festively-lit boats of all shapes and sizes returns to light the Inner Harbor and the dramatically-changed Seaport skyline. Participants include:
Adirondack III (Classic Harbor Line)
Blue Heaven (Bessette Aviation)
Captiva (Classic Harbor Line)
Frederick L. Nolan (Boston Harbor Cruises)
Freedom (Mass Bay Lines)
Last Mango
Lightning (Classic Harbor Line)
Northern Lights (Classic Harbor Line)
Rendezvous (Boston Harbor Cruises)
Roseway (World Ocean School)
Tupelo Honey (Come Sail Away Now)

Tuesday July 2, 2019 8:42pm - 9:15pm
Fan Pier 1 Marina Park Drive, Boston, MA 02210

9:15pm

Fireworks
A dazzling fireworks display culminates what is sure to become the most anticipated Harborfest annual event.

Tuesday July 2, 2019 9:15pm - 9:25pm
Christopher Columbus Park 200 Atlantic Avenue, Boston, MA 02110
 
Wednesday, July 3
 

11:00am

Arts at Harborfest
A celebration and showcase of the local visual and performing arts scene featuring select visual artists, an en plein air competition, and interactive activities for children, including postcard making and billboard painting.

Wednesday July 3, 2019 11:00am - 7:00pm
Downtown Crossing, Boston 10 Summer St, Boston, MA 02110

12:00pm

Freedom Trail® Changing the Guard
See the Redcoats Changing the Guard and colonists and British soldiers interacting like it was in 1775. Free, DowntownBoston.org & TheFreedomTrail.org




Wednesday July 3, 2019 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Washington and Summer Streets

12:00pm

Live Music: Code 51
From classic rock to modern alternative rock, classic country to modern country and some added flavors of blues and rock, Band 51 plays a wide variety of the public's favorite cover tunes.

Wednesday July 3, 2019 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Franklin St. Steps 350 Washington St Boston, MA 02108

12:00pm

Live Music: Downtown Sweet Sound (strolling throughout district)
Downtown Sweet Sound will be strolling through the downtown area performing various jazz and classic Dixieland tunes. The bands cheerful music will add a vibrancy to the streets of Boston.

Wednesday July 3, 2019 12:00pm - 2:00pm
1 Boston Place 1 Boston Pl Boston, MA 02108

12:00pm

Live Music: Downtown Sweet Sound (strolling throughout district)
Downtown Sweet Sound will be strolling through the downtown area performing various jazz and classic Dixieland tunes. The bands cheerful music will add a vibrancy to the streets of Boston.

Wednesday July 3, 2019 12:00pm - 2:00pm
100 Summer Street 100 Summer St Boston, MA 02110

12:00pm

Live Music: Downtown Sweet Sound (strolling throughout district)
Downtown Sweet Sound will be strolling through the downtown area performing various jazz and classic Dixieland tunes. The bands cheerful music will add a vibrancy to the streets of Boston.

Wednesday July 3, 2019 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Washington Street 411 Washington St Boston, MA 02108

12:00pm

Live Music: Downtown Sweet Sound (strolling throughout district)
Downtown Sweet Sound will be strolling through the downtown area performing various jazz and classic Dixieland tunes. The bands cheerful music will add a vibrancy to the streets of Boston.

Wednesday July 3, 2019 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Macy's 450 Washington St Boston, MA 02111

12:00pm

Live Music: Opera Guy
The talented opera singer, who normally just performs on the streets of Boston, will be taking the stage with a collection of well known and beloved classical masterpieces, as well as a number of his personal favorites.

Wednesday July 3, 2019 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Macy's 450 Washington St Boston, MA 02111

2:15pm

Live Music: Ron Goldman
Led by Ron Goldman, Rocking Recollections performs some of the most popular classic rock music including hits by the Beatles, Chicago, Everly Brothers, Elvis, Mamas and Papa, Stevie Wonder, Beach Boys, Doobie Brothers and many others. Audience participation invited!

Wednesday July 3, 2019 2:15pm - 4:30pm
Macy's 450 Washington St Boston, MA 02111

4:30pm

Live Music: DD Martin Trio
DD Martin Trio, a jazz ensemble, will bring a fresh sort of music with songs from the past as well as the present. Their upbeat performance will add a fun ambience to the festival.

Wednesday July 3, 2019 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Franklin St. Steps 350 Washington St Boston, MA 02108

4:30pm

Live Music: Robbie Pate Trio
The Robbie Pate is a skilled musician with a large voice and wonderful deft technique. The trio crosses genres with ease, from soul to jazz to funk in a lively rendition of classics.

Wednesday July 3, 2019 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Macy's 450 Washington St Boston, MA 02111

5:00pm

Live Music: Downtown Sweet Sound (strolling throughout district)
Downtown Sweet Sound will be strolling through the downtown area performing various jazz and classic Dixieland tunes. The bands cheerful music will add a vibrancy to the streets of Boston.

Wednesday July 3, 2019 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Washington Street 411 Washington St Boston, MA 02108

5:00pm

Live Music: Downtown Sweet Sound (strolling throughout district)
Downtown Sweet Sound will be strolling through the downtown area performing various jazz and classic Dixieland tunes. The bands cheerful music will add a vibrancy to the streets of Boston.

Wednesday July 3, 2019 5:00pm - 7:00pm
100 Summer Street 100 Summer St Boston, MA 02110

5:00pm

Live Music: Downtown Sweet Sound (strolling throughout district)
Downtown Sweet Sound will be strolling through the downtown area performing various jazz and classic Dixieland tunes. The bands cheerful music will add a vibrancy to the streets of Boston.

Wednesday July 3, 2019 5:00pm - 7:00pm
133 Federal Street 133 Federal St Boston, MA 02110

5:00pm

Live Music: Downtown Sweet Sound (strolling throughout district)
Downtown Sweet Sound will be strolling through the downtown area performing various jazz and classic Dixieland tunes. The bands cheerful music will add a vibrancy to the streets of Boston.

Wednesday July 3, 2019 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Macy's 450 Washington St Boston, MA 02111

5:00pm

Live Music: Downtown Sweet Sound (strolling throughout district)
Downtown Sweet Sound will be strolling through the downtown area performing various jazz and classic Dixieland tunes. The bands cheerful music will add a vibrancy to the streets of Boston.

Wednesday July 3, 2019 5:00pm - 7:00pm
1 Boston Place 1 Boston Pl Boston, MA 02108

5:00pm

Live Music: Downtown Sweet Sound (strolling throughout district)
Downtown Sweet Sound will be strolling through the downtown area performing various jazz and classic Dixieland tunes. The bands cheerful music will add a vibrancy to the streets of Boston.

Wednesday July 3, 2019 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Pedestrian Zone 411 Washington St Boston, MA 02108
 
Thursday, July 4
 

9:00am

Mass Archives & Commonwealth Museum: Public Viewing of an Original Copy of the Declaration of Independence signed by John Hancock & Other Historic Treasures
In celebration of the 4th, we have available for public viewing an original copy of the Declaration of Independence signed by John Hancock. In addition, we will also have a select number of historic treasures from the Archives vaults on special display for the day. These items include letters from John Hancock  (dated July 4, 1776 and July 6, 1776) announcing the Declaration of Independence and our separation from Great Britain; a Council Order dated July 17, 1776 directing how the Declaration Independence should be made public; a 1781 warrant signed by John Hancock for expenses related to the celebration of the anniversary of our Independence; a Revolutionary War Pension Schedule for “Heroine of the Commonwealth” Deborah Sampson Gannett; an Officers Account Book from the War of 1812 with one of the earliest written references to the phrase “Uncle Sam”; and a letter from Robert Gould Shaw regarding the deployment of the Mass. 54th Regiment in preparation for the attack on Ft. Wagner, SC.
The Massachusetts Archives Facility is located on Columbia Point (220 Morrissey Blvd., Boston 02125) next door to the JFK Library and Edward M. Kennedy Institute. Admission to the Archives and Commonwealth Museum is free.

Thursday July 4, 2019 9:00am - 3:00pm
The Massachusetts Archives Facility 220 Morrissey Blvd., Boston 02125
 
Friday, July 5
 

12:00pm

Freedom Trail® Changing the Guard
See the Redcoats Changing the Guard and colonists and British soldiers interacting like it was in 1775. Free, DowntownBoston.org & TheFreedomTrail.org




Friday July 5, 2019 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Washington and Summer Streets
 
Saturday, July 6
 

12:00pm

Freedom Trail® Changing the Guard
See the Redcoats Changing the Guard and colonists and British soldiers interacting like it was in 1775. Free, DowntownBoston.org & TheFreedomTrail.org




Saturday July 6, 2019 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Washington and Summer Streets
 
Sunday, July 7
 

12:00pm

Freedom Trail® Changing the Guard
See the Redcoats Changing the Guard and colonists and British soldiers interacting like it was in 1775. Free, DowntownBoston.org & TheFreedomTrail.org




Sunday July 7, 2019 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Washington and Summer Streets