Paul Revere by Cyrus Dallin, North End, Boston



Saturday, July 4, 2015

Independence Day, July 4, 2015

"No Independence Day roundup would be complete without the Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular. This classic American show began in 1974 and has managed to grow while keeping with tradition. The concert preceding the fireworks display [at the Edward Hatch Memorial Concertorium] draws big crowds but for the best view of the fireworks, find a spot on either side of the Charles River." 

(Or, if you're lucky, like we are here in Boston's North End neighborhood, view the show from your apartment's rooftop, and celebrate with your family, friends, and neighbors.)

Boston's beloved Hatch Shell turned 75 on July 2.  Here's its history. Photo Credit: Shutterstock,  h/t HuffPost