This 4th of July marks the 41st Boston Pops Firework Spectacular.
Led by longtime conductor Keith Lockhart, the Boston Pops Orchestra will be performing with special guests The Beach Boys, Megan Hilty, Boston Children’s Chorus, and The Phantom of the Opera.
The concert begins at 8:30pm, with fireworks starting at 10:30pm. The performance ends at 11:00pm.
Admittance is free and works on a first come, first served basis.
The performance itself will take place at the DCR Hatch Shell on the Charles River Esplanade, with two secured areas at The Oval and The Island. Both checkpoints will open at 9:00am.
Along with food vendors, there will be 800 gallons of free water made readily available.
To ensure the safety of all visitors, the following will be strictly enforced on the Esplanade:
Across the river, the Cambridge side of the Esplanade offers sound towers, concessions, and spectacular views of the fireworks.
The Massachusetts State Police have established a dedicated Text-A-Tip line for this year’s July 3rd and 4th celebration on the Esplanade in Boston. Anyone at the event or in the area of the Esplanade who sees anyone or anything suspicious or out-of-the ordinary, or anything that just doesn’t look right, is urged to contact police by either calling 911 or texting a tip. Additionally, anyone who has any information about any suspicious activity anywhere that may be connected to the event is likewise urged to call 911 or use the Text-A-Tip line. The Text-A-Tip numeric address for this year’s July 3rd and 4th events is 67283. Enter the characters B4 as the first two characters in the text.