Boston Fireworks Will Go On, Despite Rain
Boston's Independence Day Fireworks are set to go on, even in the rain.
The Boston Globe spoke with organizers yesterday, who told them a cancellation would be a "last-minute" decision.
“It will be a call made on the best information available. We will consult with our weather forecasters and a team of public safety officials before any decision is made,” Steve MacDonald, spokesman for Boston 4th Productions, told the Globe.
In the event that the fireworks are canceled due to weather, the Fireworks Spectacular website says the show will be launched from the barges at 9:30 p.m. tomorrow night, July 5, instead. There is no rain date for the concert, if canceled.
The Oval (the area in front of the Hatch Shell) opened at 9 a.m. today with entertainment throughout the day and into the evening. Other performers include Michael Chiklis, Keith Lockhart, conductor of the Boston Pops, and performances from the Broadway hit MAMMA MIA! as the city goes all out with cannons, military plane flyovers, performances by the National Honor Guard and more.
By the evening, organizers will be gearing up for the fireworks display at 10:30 p.m., as well as the 101st Field Artillery Regiment shooting cannons to honor our nation's birthday. The Navy Band Sea Chanters—the United States Navy’s official chorus— will also perform.
Wednesday, July 4th Concert and Fireworks
|12:00PM||Recorded music begins in Boston|
|6:00PM||Recorded music begins in Cambridge|
|7:00PM||WBZ News Radio 1030 simulcast begins|
|8:00PM||Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular broadcast begins on WBZ-TV Boston|
|8:20PM||Boston Pops concert begins with the National Anthem and flyover|
|9:30PM||"1812 Overture" is played live on Esplanade|
|10:00PM||CBS Network national broadcast begins|
Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular ends