Boston's Fourth of July
Boston 4 Celebrations
Boston 4 Productions is the production arm of Boston 4 Celebrations Foundation, a non-profit 501(c) 3 organization. Boston 4 Productions is responsible for all phases of the Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular, known as America’s premier Independence Day Celebration. The event was founded in 1974 when David Mugar suggested to famed Boston Pops Conductor, Arthur Fiedler, that in order to revive the diminishing Esplanade concert series it might be a good idea to play Tchaikovsky’s “1812 Overture” with a few extras. For the next Fourth of July, howitzer cannons, fireworks and church bells were added to the concert so that, in Arthur Fiedler’s own words, “All Hell could break loose.” For the first time, a July Fourth fireworks display took place over the Charles River.
Our Rich History
Today in its 40th year, the Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular receives over 500,000 visitors from New England and around the globe. Another seven million tune in nationally on the CBS Television Network to view the event live during a one-hour primetime special. While the Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular is the cornerstone of the organization, Boston 4 Productions is involved in many other well-known Boston events, including Boston’s Family Fireworks on New Year’s Eve on Boston Common.
Our Event Production Team
David Mugar, Executive Producer
Pam Picard, Co-Producer – Broadcasts and Sponsorship
Rich MacDonald, Co-Producer – Logistics and Operations
Steve MacDonald, Press Relations