July 4 concert and fireworks
9 a.m. Oval opens in front of Hatch Shell.
Noon Recorded music begins in Boston.
6 p.m. Recorded music begins in Cambridge.
7 p.m. WBZ News Radio 1030 simulcast begins.
8 p.m. Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular broadcast begins on WBZ-TV Boston.
8:20 p.m. Boston Pops concert begins with the National Anthem and flyover.
9:30 p.m. “1812 Overture” is played.
10 p.m. CBS Network national broadcast begins.
10:35 p.m. Fireworks begin.
11 p.m. Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular ends.
Access: Visitors desiring access to “the oval” should plan to arrive early. Those who arrive early will receive wristbands, which typically run out by 2 p.m. The wrist bands will allow visitors to move in and out of the oval until 6 p.m.; after this time readmittance will not be allowed. Alcoholic beverages, sharp objects, glass containers, and tarps larger than 8 feet by 10 feet will not be allowed.
Navy Week events
12 p.m. USS Constitution and USCGC Eagle render 21-gun salute from Castle Island. US Navy Blue Angels and other aircraft launch from airports in the surrounding area.
12:20 p.m. USS Constitution and USCGC Eagle render gun salutes to USS Wasp near Logan International Airport with the Navy Blue Angels flying overhead.
12 -1 p.m. Navy Leap Frogs parachute onto Fan Pier. Navy Blue Angels fly over USS Constitution, USS Wasp, and USCGC Eagle. Blue Angels complete three passes over Boston Harbor. Navy and Coast Guard aircraft fly over Boston Harbor.