What you can and cannot bring to Esplanade Fourth of July celebration

BOSTON (WHDH) - Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to celebrate the Fourth of July in Boston on Monday.

If you’re headed down to the Esplanade to watch the Boston Pops and the fireworks, there are several items you are not allowed to bring.

Here’s the full list:

PROHIBITED ITEMS
1. No coolers on wheels
2. No backpacks
3. No firearms, weapons, sharp objects (includes umbrellas) or fireworks
4. No glass containers
5. No cans
6. No pre-mixed beverages
7. All liquids will be carried in sealed clear plastic containers not to exceed 2 liters in size
8. No grilling, propane tanks or open flames
9. No Alcoholic beverages
10. No bicycles will be allowed through the checkpoints into the Oval or Island/Lagoon areas. Bicycles are allowed throughout the rest of the venue but must not be left unattended. Bicycles attached or locked to security fences, poles, or other structures may be subject to removal. (This measure is being enacted for public safety and crowd management in the event a speedy evacuation becomes necessary at the Esplanade.)
11. No one entering the venue will be allowed to bring an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV), commonly referred to as a “drone,” onto the premises. (Click here for separate section prohibiting UAV use over the venue.)

ALLOWED ITEMS
1. Pop up Tents/Canopies with no sides – maximum size 10’ x10’
(Above for July 4th only; No Tents/Canopies allowed on July 3rd)
2. Blankets or tarps no bigger than 10’ x 10’
3. Folding/Beach Chairs only
4. Coolers, which must be carried in by shoulder strap or single handle (no wheeled coolers)
5. All personal items must be carried in clear bags only
6. After inspection, small clutch bags/purses may be taken into the venue with the clear bag

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