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Illuminate the Harbor Returns with Fireworks Thursday Night, 8:30pm

Join a celebration of community, love, and the end of summer with Boston Harbor Fireworks on Thursday night. The waterfront and the harbor belong to all of us and we should take pride in all of the communities and public resources that make up the city’s waterfront.

The free end-of-summer celebration will take place on Thursday, August 29 at 8:30 p.m., but the fun begins well before the sun sets. At the Columbus Park location, visitors will be able to enjoy live music by Them Fantasies from the Berklee College of Music at 7 p.m. and take part in lawn games.

For an enhanced viewing experience, Boston Harbor Now representatives will hand out viewing glasses to visitors at Christopher Columbus Park, Piers Park, and Fan Pier. These glasses create an added fireworks effect. Visitors are advised to arrive early to pick up a pair, as well as to secure a viewing spot on the public Harborwalk.

Help support future brilliant rainbow-colored fireworks shows by donating to ensure a message of love and connectedness light up the skies over Boston Harbor. If we can raise the funds, the Fireworks Fund Committee is also planning on a New Year’s Eve fireworks show at midnight over the harbor!

These dazzling displays over Boston Harbor are visible across Boston’s waterfront communities including the North End, Downtown, Seaport, East Boston, Fort Point and South Boston Waterfront. It is literally a “boom” for residents, businesses and visitors! Let’s make Boston Harbor the center of the city’s attention for two special nights this year.

Help us light up the night! Labor Day and New Year’s harbor fireworks are entirely privately funded by local 501(c)3 non-profits. Donations are tax-deductible and all contributions will go directly to the show!

Want to have a greater impact? Become a sponsor!  Sponsorships are available for individuals or companies. Click here for sponsorship information, recognition opportunities, where to send checks, etc.. Email Christian at or Joanne at with sponsorship questions.

Thank you on behalf of the Illuminate the Harbor Fireworks Fund Committee: Boston Harbor Now, Friends of Christopher Columbus Park, and Wharf District Council.

One Reply to “Illuminate the Harbor Returns with Fireworks Thursday Night, 8:30pm

  1. The fireworks are great and would not be there without our help.
    Any contribution will assure us that this very special display will continue.
    Can you help?

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