Summer on the Waterfront is in full-swing in Boston and there are plenty of fun things to do as you rediscover the Boston waterfront or, as they case may be, discover this treasure for the very first time. Whether it is shopping, spending time at museums, enjoying some tasty treats or participating in the various festivals and events that take place during the event, there is plenty to do this summer along the Boston waterfront. Here is a look at just a few of your available options.
Summer in the City Entertainment Series
Summer on the Waterfront is also hosting the Summer in the City Entertainment Series, which offers free movies, concerts and other forms of live entertainment from 6:00 until 10:00 pm at the Boston Harbor Hotel. Events will be offered Tuesday through Friday through until September 10. Each night will be supported by a different theme, such as Summer Soul Tuesdays and Movies by Moonlight Fridays.
2nd Annual Wharf Festival at Faneuil Hall Marketplace
The 2nd Annual Wharf Festival at Faneuil Hall Marketplace will take place on August 15th from 11:00 am until 3:00 pm at Long Wharf. During this free afternoon of fun, you can participate in a variety of outdoor activities. Planned events include children’s dance sessions, face painting, carnival games and prizes from Magic 106.7 FM. Street performers will also be present for entertainment while Freedom Trail characters will provide participants with the opportunity to learn more about Boston Harbor and its history.
Free Fun Friday
On Friday’s, you can enjoy free access to a number of waterfront attractions. In addition to having the opportunity to visit The Greenway Carousel, Spectacle or Georges Island for free, you can also participate in special family programming available in downtown Boston’s Welcome Center. The free ferry tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis with a limit of no more than four people per party.
Freedom Trail Foundation Walk Into History Tours
Walk Into History Tours will be provided along the Freedom Trail by 18th-century costumed guides. Offering historical facts and anecdotes on colonial life all the way along the 2.5 mile red brick path, the tours start at both the Boston Common Visitor Information Center and the ArtsBoston BosTix booth at Faneuil Hall. Tours leaving from the visitor’s center depart every hour from 11:00 am until 4:00 pm with a final tour starting at 4:30 pm. Tours depart from Faneuil Hall every half-hour from 10:30 am until 3:30 pm. The cost is $14 per adult, $12 for seniors and students and $8 for children.
3rd Annual Labor Day Weekend Fireworks
The 3rd Annual Labor Day Weekend Fireworks extravaganza will take place at 9:00 pm at the Boston Harbor. During the event, you will have the opportunity to view the fireworks from anywhere along the waterfront, including Downtown, the North End, East Boston, South Boston, Castle Island and Charlestown. The fireworks will be launched from a barge anchored off Fan Pier on the South Boston Seaport Waterfront.