Independence Day Weekend: Boston Harborfest Returns For 2021 Festivities

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BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — After being cancelled last year because of the pandemic, Boston Harborfest is back and bigger than ever for Fourth of July weekend this year.

Right in the heart of downtown Boston, the event is one of city's proudest traditions --- with hundreds of activities planned from July 1 through July 4 to celebrate Boston's maritime and revolutionary history and landmarks.

T.K. Skenderian, one of the Harborfest organizers, said there are more reasons to celebrate "freedom" this year, after many iconic events were cancelled last year because of Covid-19.

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"It's good to be back and reunite with each other and have visitors come to Boston and explore it downtown," he said. "There's a little bit more like pent up demand as we kick this thing off."

Some of the events being held over the four-day fest include live music, historical reenactments, an arts market and more across the city.

"It is Boston flexing all of its muscle, and it's good to be back, that's for sure," Skenderian said. "Some way to signify a little bit of a return for the city."

To find a full list of events happening for Boston Harborfest, you can check out the event schedule here.

Along with Harborfest, the city is also resuming it's annual fireworks show for Fourth of July this year -- which will be launched from Boston Common on Sunday night.

WBZ NewsRadio's James Rojas (@JamesRojasWBZ) reports.

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