Thursday, June 30, 2011

Fireworks: THUR 6/30 to MON 7/4

I love eating and drinking, but pyrothenic bombs bursting in air are what sets Independence Day apart from other summer parties. Oh, and the birthday of the nation...

Besides tonight's fireworks, a few nearby weekend locations are listed below.

There is a statewide PDF list compiled by the Commonwealth (organized by date). I also noticed Boston Events Insider had a detailed list organized by region that covers a wide area (scroll down).

Of course, the Globe has a handy section on their site.

A short Thursday post is coming. Cheapness through Saturday is the calendar.

Did you know about getting into the MFA for free -- all day on Friday?


THUR 6/30

Somerville Fireworks
at Trum Field, about 550 Broadway, Somerville (Magoun Sq)

Broadway closes, and it's a pretty good display (from my window, at least). Live entertainment begins at 6pm, and Booty Vortex plays at some point before 9:15pm.

The #80 & #89 buses will still take close to the festivities.

THUR 6/30

Extreme Sailing Series: Fireworks
at Boston Harbor (Fan Pier, North End, Eastie, etc)

I suspect the best viewing is supposed to be at Fan Pier, because that's where the Extreme Sailing races are based.

I also suspect there might be fine viewing anywhere on the Waterfront.

SAT 7/2

9:30pm -- Lexington
SUN 7/3
8:30pm -- Gloucester
9pm -- Lynn (Rain date: 7/5)
9:30pm -- Danvers (Rain date: 7/5)
MON 7/4
8pm -- Waltham (Rain date: 7/5)
9pm -- Salem, Beverly, Marblehead (Once, I saw the multiple displays while standing on the Beverly-Salem bridge.)
9pm -- Winthrop
10:30pm -- Boston (of course)

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