Boston Pops’ Annual July Fourth Show a Day Early
The annual Boston Pops Fourth of July outdoor concert and fireworks show, one of the city’s signature events, has been moved up a day because of potential heavy rain ahead of Hurricane Arthur.
The celebration is being rescheduled for Thursday, to what appears to be the better of two potential bad weather days, organizers and public safety officials said Wednesday.
The performance takes place in the Hatch Shell along the Charles River Esplanade, with fireworks set off from barges on the river. Hundreds of thousands of people usually attend.
"It’s not optimal. We wish it were, but we’ve got to deal with this," state police Col. Timothy Alben said.
He said security arrangements are ready, because the public final rehearsal would have been held Thursday night anyway.