Get ready for hot dogs and star-spangled celebration: The Fourth of July is just around the corner. Independence Day is full of pomp and circumstance across the country, but especially in the city known as the birthplace of the revolution.
There are several events planned in Boston, including the famous Pops Fireworks Spectacular on the Esplanade headlined by En Vogue. Whether you're staying in or venturing out for some patriotic fun, there are some key closures around the city.
Here's what's open and closed on the Fourth:
Federal offices: Closed.
Federal courts: Closed.
Post offices: Closed.
State offices: Closed.
State courts: Closed.
Municipal offices: Closed.
Trash pickup: Check with your local government or provider. Boston residents will have trash pickup delayed by a day in most instances, but can check by searching their address here.
Stock market: Closed.
Retail locations: Open.
Liquor stores: Open.
MBTA: Check their holidays service schedules page for full details. Routes operate on a weekend schedule for most major federal and state holidays.