Boston, MA: Harborfest – July 4th week celebrations around Boston

We were able to get out and enjoy some of Harborfest, which is a favorite yearly destination for 4th of July festivities taking place in and around Boston’s City Hall. The 31st Anniversary celebrations run from June 28th-July 4th 2012.

Here are a bunch of photos we took out and about.  We walked from Aquarium to Black Falcon Pier – so it was a LONNNNG walk, which Maebh slept the ENTIRE time.

Part of it was OpSail Boston 2012

We are excited to be welcoming the ships of the War of 1812 Bicentennial Commemorations for the July 4th week. The international tall ships, active Navy ships, and ships of America’s coalition partners will be on display in Boston and will serve as the centerpiece for the commemoration festivities. The tall ships remind us of the vital role that our own USS Constitution played in The War of 1812, which was the last war fought under sail. We are truly looking forward to a successful event in partnership with Operation Sail and the US Navy for this historic milestone.

  • USCG Barque Eagle

    290-foot long globetrotting ambassador & sail training ship of U.S. Coast Guard

    Location: Charlestown

  • Cisne Branco

    249-foot long full-rigged tall ship of Brazil, is from Rio de Janeiro.

    Loation: Fish Pier

  • Dewaruci

    Owned and operated by the Indonesian Navy and built as a sail training vessel.

    Loation: Fish Pier

  • Gloria

    She is the official flagship and sail training vessel of the Colombian Navy.

    Loation: Fish Pier

  • Guayas

    257-foot long tall ship of Ecuador, trains and preps cadets for sailing.

    Loation: Fish Pier

Dates & Location

June 30th – July 5th, 2012
Boston’s Seaport District
+ Fish Pier – Boston Seaport District
+ North Jetty
+ Black Falcon Terminal
Charlestown Navy Yard
Click Here for a complete schedule of events.


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