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Celebrating Independence Day & Boston Harborfest on the Waterfront [Photos]

Getting a jump on the July 4th weekend fun, Friends of Christopher Columbus Park (FOCCP) continued its tradition of celebrating Independence Day with a family-friendly, free day of events at the park. Ann Babbitt, chair of the event and FOCCP vice president said, “This is a particularly exciting event because it coincides with Boston HarborFest’s activities.” Boston Harborfest is the nation’s long-running Independence Day festival and features family-friendly activities on the waterfront through July 4th. The free celebration started with the fun “Kids Parade” led by a US Navy Color Guard and Uncle Sam on stilts. FOCCP also thanked its sponsors for this event:, Sanibel Electrical Corporation, CL Waterfront Properties LLC, Joe’s American Bar & Grill, Marriott Long Wharf and Tia’s Restaurant. We also thank our members whose yearly contributions help fund this and many other events in the Park.”

US Navy color guard leads the Independence Day parade
Friends of Christopher Columbus Park march in the Indendence Day celebration
Uncle Sam on Stilts!
Peter the Magician leads a crowd at the Independence Day celebration
US Navy color guard marches at Christopher Columbus Park on the North End waterfront
Parade goers march in the Independence Day celebration at Christopher Columbus Park
Independence Day parade at Christopher Columbus Park led by the US Navy color guard
Uncle Sam on Stilts leads the crowd through Christopher Columbus Park
Marchers in the annual Independence Day celebration on the waterfront
US Navy color guard march in Independence Day parade
Friends of Christopher Columbus Park march in the Indendence Day celebration
Group picture at the annual FOCCP Independence Day celebration
Harborfest crowd under the trellis
Gnomes at the Independence Day celebration
Friends of Christopher Columbus Park at Boston Harborfest
Arts festival booths for Boston Harborfest
Big Sister Association at Boston Harborfest
NESTEA brought their “little house” to Boston Harborfest
Geico gecko with the karaoke booth for Boston Harborfest
NESTEA bar at Christopher Columbus Park for Boston Harborfest
Yasso Frozen Yogurt at Boston Harborfest
Christopher Columbus Park trellis for Boston Harborfest
Joe’s on the Waterfront gave out their famous Mac ‘n Cheese for Boston Harborfest

2 Replies to “Celebrating Independence Day & Boston Harborfest on the Waterfront [Photos]

  1. Thanks for covering our Independence Day event in the park! It was a super fun day thanks to the great work of our volunteers and the financial support of our members and sponsors.
    Next up: Sunday Night Movies begin on July 16 with “Moonstruck”! Full listing at

    Happy Fourth of July!

  2. The photographs certainly captured the essence of the day. A fun-filled day on the Harbor Front for our neighborhood children and those just passing through. Thank you

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