You will live
an experience like no other: first, paddling at
night is a truly special experience (since the
entire stretch of the river you will cover is
in town and along brightly lit avenues and streets,
there is actual ample lighting to paddle). Second,
the Charles on the 4th is quite a sight, with
more boats than you'll see in an entire year.
The small size and flexibility of your canoe or
kayak will allow you to sneak in the best spots,
or paddle slowly along the shore and soak in the
sights and sounds of the event.