So, when you live by the water in Salem, Massachusetts, the Fourth of July is kind of a big deal. The celebration basically happens in our backyard. Here’s a quick peek at what it’s like during the day…and after dark.
Fourth of July, early in the day
The Angry Chef and I took a walk to meet friends for a drink in the afternoon. The wharf was just starting to fill up, with people claiming their spots for the orchestra and fireworks early in the day.
We wound our way to The Lobster Shanty, and had a drink or two on the patio.
Fourth of July in Salem, fireworks
I took a quick stroll around 9:30 that night to say hi to a few friends who were watching the fireworks with their kids. I made a quick loop through the crowd, which was, as you can see, pretty darned big.
That’s the Custom House on the Salem Wharf.
And the big ship is the Friendship.
They do a big band/orchestra type thing every year, culminating in a big fireworks display over the harbor.
Before the Salem fireworks go off, you can actually see the Marblehead display from across the water.
And, finally…Salem’s fireworks. Admittedly, my night photography skills can use a little improvement. 😉
You can see how big the crowd was from my vantage point here, on the edge of the water.
All in all, a really nice event!
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