Fourth of July in Greater Boston - 2015

What's happening this Independence Day in the Hub

// For big fun at Fourth fireworks, think small

Small town July Fourth celebrations are considerably different than their big city cousins.

Where to go south of Boston for the Fourth

A sampling of fireworks displays, concerts, road races, parades, and other happenings in the south suburbs during this Fourth of July weekend.

// Fourth of July events north of Boston

A sampling of fireworks displays, concerts, road races, parades, and other happenings in the suburbs north of Boston during this Fourth of July weekend.

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// Pie-Eating Contest and Barbecue at Sweet Cheeks

For those who want an all-American Fourth of July spread and drinks but lack a backyard, Sweet Cheeks has just the ticket.

// Recipe for lobster rolls

Instead of hunting for the best lobster roll in New England, make your own.


// 15 albums to listen to this summer

The music suited for sun and sand, a lively barbecue, or something to set the mood for dinner parties.


// A butcher’s grilling advice

Michael Dulock of M.F. Dulock Pasture-Raised Meats gives some advice for Fourth of July revelers looking to light up the grill.

Dining Out reviews

Where should you eat this week?

Check out the Globe’s reviews of dozens of Boston-area restaurants.

Cheap Eats reviews

// Budget-friendly fare around Boston

There are dishes you can order for under $20 at eateries.

// 13 restaurant dishes that rule this town

Move over Bristol Burger. RIP Hamersley’s chicken. These are Boston’s new classics.

// Grilling recipes for Fourth of July weekend

Prepare a charcoal grill or turn a gas grill on for these long-weekend meals.

// Grilling tips from ‘Grill to Perfection’

Cooking on the grill is steeped in history and tradition, and as with any centuries-old method, technique is key.

Weekend fun guide

Weekend Fun Guide

// 30 ideas for road trips around New England

Can’t-miss events to treat yourself every weekend from now through Labor Day (after last winter, you’ve earned it).

More Fourth of July info


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