July 3 – All American Wine Dinner at Forage
5 Craigie Cir., Cambridge
Who says America can’t make good wine? Forage is getting patriotic this week, offering up wine pairings from Maine, Vermont, and California alongside a dinner that features fried spicy kimchi, fennel-rubbed pork loin, and creme fraiche ice cream. The meal is $50 per person.
July 4 – Fourth of July Field Day
Glacken Field – 600 Huron Ave., Cambridge
The city of Cambridge is kicking the holiday off early with outdoor activities starting at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday. There will be races and a “doll carriage and bike parade” for kids, plus tug of war, water balloons, and more.
July 4 – Grilling and Dancing at Bow Market
1 Bow Market Way, Somerville
Bow Market’s throwing a grilling and dance party so that you can celebrate America’s birthday at Somerville’s newest market. From 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. you can “bring your own grillables,” and a dance party with a DJ kicks off at 8 p.m.
July 4 – Fourth of July Clam Bake at Glass House
450 Kendall St., Cambridge
You’ll be happy as a clam at this quintessentially summer in New England event. Each ticket gets you a lobster, unlimited steamers, hot dogs, corn, and sides, plus there will be live music, lawn games, and “patriotic drinks” available for purchase. Adult tickets are $50, kids 5-12 get in for $10, and kids under 5 are admitted for free. The event starts at 5 p.m.
July 5 – Fireworks at Trum Field
541 Broadway, Somerville
Thanks to rain last week, Somerville’s Fourth of July celebrations have been pushed to the week of the actual holiday. The city will shut down a portion of Broadway for live music and food leading up to a 20-minute fireworks show. The event runs from 6:30 to 10 p.m., with fireworks starting at about 9:15 p.m.