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6th Annual Illuminate the Harbor Boston Harbor Fireworks

  • Boston Harbor Harborwalk Boston, MA, 02210 United States (map)

6th Annual Illuminate the Harbor Boston Harbor Fireworks


Celebrate the end of summer with a harbor fireworks spectacular brought to you by Boston Harbor Now, the Friends of Christopher Columbus Park and the Wharf District Council!

Suggested public viewing locations:

  • Christopher Columbus Park, North End

  • East Boston Harborwalk

  • Fan Pier, Seaport District

Tune in to MAGIC 106.7 at 8:30pm for the soundtrack to the fireworks show.

Boston Harbor Now in partnership with the Office of Mayor Martin J. Walsh and the City of Boston, Friends of Christopher Columbus Park and the Wharf District Council are proud to announce the return of the Labor Day weekend fireworks over Boston Harbor, for the 6th year in a row, Thursday, August 30, 2018, at 8:30PM. As part of our organization’s continued mission to make Boston Harbor, the Islands and Waterfront vibrant and accessible world-class destinations, Illuminate the Harbor is a celebration of what we hope will be another successful season of public programming along one of the nation’s most beautiful harbors.

Join us as we welcome new residents and students to the city, embrace current neighbors and visitors, support local businesses, and highlight and explore all of the great amenities that make Boston Harbor a fantastic place to live, work, play, eat and shop.

Please note: These are public fireworks over the Harbor presented by Boston Harbor Now and our supporters. You do NOT need a ticket to view them from public spaces. The ticket below is intended to be an easy reminder and to keep up-to-date with any news about the event.

Illuminate the Harbor Fireworks are made possible through generous support from:

Northend Waterfront/Northend Boston
Atlas Pyrovision

Boston Harbor Hotel
Long Wharf Marriott
Joes American Bar and Grill
Tavistock Restaurant Collection

Entertainment Cruises
Fan Pier
Hyatt Boston Harbor
Blue Hill Bank
Commonwealth Seminar
Boston Yacht Haven Inn and Marina
Massachusetts Convention Center Authority
Pier 6 | ReelHouse
Seaport Hotel

Cape Air
Harborside Inn
Boston Waterboat Marina
Berkshire Bank
Boston Global Investors
Sail Loft Boston
Rep. Aaron Michlewitz
Boston Harbor Shipyard and Marina

Constitution Marina
Salem Five Bank
Sail Loft Boston
State Street Provisions
Century Bank

North End Against Drugs
and many generous private individual donors...

Fan of the Boston Harbor Fireworks? Support the fund here. Gifts to the Boston Harbor Fireworks Fund are tax deductible.

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[Photo credit: Christian Merfeld]