Have a Healthy Family Fun Fourth of July!

Family having a picnic

Boston is one of the best cities to celebrate Fourth of July! Between the Boston Pops Fireworks, Boston Harborfest, and the other events going on in the city, there is plenty to do. You don’t need to travel far from your neighborhood to have healthy family fun this holiday weekend!

Head Out to the City
If your family is feeling adventurous, make a trip downtown for some of the great Fourth of July events. Take the T to
Government Center on July 2nd for Boston Harborfest’s Party on the Plaza where you can enjoy free tours of historical sites, crafts, and games with the whole family!  Join the Boston Pops on the Esplanade for a free concert on July 3rd or watch the concert and fireworks spectacular on July 4th.

Play Some Outdoor Games
If you don’t head downtown to the fireworks to celebrate the Fourth—play some family games outside in a local green space like Malcolm X Park or Olmstead Park. Grab a frisbee and toss it around. Get a group together and play a game of touch football. Throw on some hoola hoops and see who can keep it going the longest. Play your favorite music and have an outdoor dance party!

Picnic in Your Yard
While your outside, make some healthy and delicious food and have a picnic! Cook up some healthy alternatives to hamburgers with turkey burgers or salmon burgers. Add a great salad on the side such as the Greek Chick Pea Salad.  Try these peach freezes for a satisfying and sweet finish to your picnic!

 

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