BOSTON (WWLP) – People in Boston are celebrating the Fourth of July one day early. 22News found out if people will even turn out to the early festivities.
For four decades, the Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular has drawn large crowds for the Fourth of July, but this year, spectators will have to celebrate on July third instead.
Music, the food, and even some fireworks; the Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular has been the place to celebrate the Fourth of July in Boston since 1974. This year, the festivities are being bumped up to July third to avoid the heavy rain Tropical Storm Arthur is expected to bring.
But the show must go on, and one family who travelled from California to Boston said they don’t mind the change in plans at all.
Michael Faelin of San Diego said, “We’re happy to just be here and see everything and experience it. Actually, for us who’ve never been here before, it maybe a little bit easier for us to get around and get in and do what we need to do.”
The Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular attracts hundreds of thousands of people from all over the nation to Boston every Independence Day.
Festivities are expected to start at 8PM, when Governor Patrick is set to take the stage.