Here comes the Esplanade fireworks show!
Date: July 4th
(NECN: Lauren Collins, Boston, Mass.) - The Esplanade in Boston was exploding with excitement on Saturday, as the annual Boston Pops show at the Hatch Shell neared.
Music legend Neil Diamond was to sing on stage as part of the July 4th celebration.
Many arrived before dawn on Saturday, hoping to get a good view of the show. Attendees came from near and far -- even from Florida -- to see be part of the celebration.
A nice breeze and sunshine has helped set the scene for a perfect 4th of July.
The 36th annual show is more than fireworks; it is a camp out party for those waiting to get a spot near the Hatch Shell.
The concert begins at 8:30 Saturday night, and will be followed by fireworks, barring any lightning.