Boston’s ‘Hatch Shell’ (47 David G Mugar Way, Boston MA) is the epicenter for some of the city’s biggest outdoor performances and open-air events and is a great example of things to do in Boston if you are in from out of town. The stairs in front of the Shell feature the names of some of the world’s greatest composers. In the spring, summer, and fall, different music performances are held and these range from classical to oldies to blues and jazz.
The most notable event at the Shell takes place on July 4th as part of Boston’s Independence Day celebration. Keith Lockhart conducts the Boston Pops as they perform a patriotic score including Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture accompanied by fireworks exploding over the Charles River.
It’s said that for many Bostonians, there is no better weekend then spending a summer evening on the Hatch Shell lawn with a picnic basket and a blanket.