At Boston Moms we know this year’s Fourth of July celebrations will look a little different than usual. With many of our favorite events canceled or changed this year (again!), we are all looking for ideas to fill our time and ensure a memorable celebration.

Boston Moms has everything you need to create some incredible memories this year! In this Guide you’ll find our tried and true recommendations for fun crafts, backyard activities, and family-friendly recipes, plus resources for teaching your children about Independence Day, a neighborhood “Firework Find” activity, and local businesses selling red, white, and blue apparel!

If you are looking for Greater Boston events to keep your family entertained this 4th of July, we've got you covered! Whether you're staying close to home or want to venture out to a new part of our awesome...

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Each image leads to a fun family-friendly Fourth of July resource. Click on an image to find more info, or take your time scrolling through to find tons of fun ways to make memories with your family this Fourth of July! If you try a fun new activity or recipe, tag us in your photos using the hashtag #bostonmoms4th and we’ll share!

Patriotic Crafts | Backyard Activities | Family-Friendly Recipes | Red, White, and Blue Apparel
Boston’s Independence Day History | Neighborhood Firework Find


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The Boston Moms Neighborhood Firework Find starts NOW! Much like the “bear hunts,” “rainbow walks,” and “egg hunts” we saw earlier this spring, the Neighborhood Firework Find allows us to SEE “fireworks” even without our typical town displays!

Print out some fireworks or design your own, then place them in your windows and let your neighbors know to get in on the fun!

Tag Boston Moms with the hashtag #bostonmomsfireworkfind, and we’ll feature your image on our social media pages! 

Boston Moms Neighborhood Firework Find




Get in the spirit with some RED, WHITE, and BLUE apparel and accessories from these LOCAL businesses!

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Boston Moms has been hard at work perfecting the BEST family-friendly Fourth of July recipes for you and your family.

Boston's Role in Independence Day

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Boston is a city rich with American history! Read more about the major events that shaped our city and our country by clicking the image here.

Did you know? In 1776, the Declaration of Independence was read to the people of Boston for the first time from the balcony of the Old State House. Most years, this is recreated for Boston residents to watch and celebrate!