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Flowers, Fountains and Fireworks? Longwood Gardens Is Celebrating Summer In A Major Way This Year

Photo credit: S. Markey

When it comes to celebrating summer, there are few things that beat the simple joy of soaking in the warmer weather outside. But, for those summer lovers who want to up the ante on their warmer weather awesomeness, you may want to consider a trip to Longwood Gardens this summer…

This May, Longwood Gardens unveiled its newly-restored Main Fountain Garden and is celebrating this summer with a series of special shows. Each show features a unique theme to celebrate each part of the summer season. Tickets are limited for many shows, so make your plans soon!

July 2

Grab a seat on the lawn and celebrate Independence Day with a “Star Spangled Spectacular.” The patriotic showcase starts at 9:15 pm and features 4th of July favorites like The Olympic Fanfare, Victory at Sea, The Colonel Bogey March, The Winds of War, King’s Row, an Armed Forces Medley, The Stars & Stripes, and a can’t-miss firework finale.

July 22

“A Night at the Movies” isn’t your average silver screen experience. Longwood Gardens relives favorite movie music classics from James Bond themes to ET, Back to the Future, and The Pink Panther to name a few. The cinematic ending? Leave it to the epic Star Wars soundtrack to send you home.

August 12

For those of us who can’t make it to a Vegas headlining show, the “Divas of Dance” brings all the female pop icons together in one larger-than-life showcase. Fountains, lights, and fireworks to the tune of Katy Perry, Madonna, Ariana Grande, Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez, Miley Cyrus, and more, keep your energy high even during the dog days of summer.

September 2

Take a trip back in time with “Pictures at a Fountain Exhibition.” This late summer show starts at 8:15 pm, just as the heat breaks and makes for a golden hour of select movements from Russian composer Modest Mussorgsky’s Boris Godunov, Night on Bald Mountain, and Pictures at an Exhibition (the inspiration for the show).

September 16

Take one last trip this summer with Dorothy in Longwood’s “Over the Rainbow” showcase. State-of-the-art lights, fountains, and music from the film transform the Gardens into the magic world from The Wizard of Oz.

For more information about Longwood Gardens and planning your visit to Fireworks & Fountain Shows, click here.