Thanks to everyone who has helped me fashion my trip. I've extended my stay until July 5th. Regarding the Concert/Fireworks show on the Esplanade, the website says that wristbands are given out starting in the morning of the 4th and that they "run out" in the late morning. My questions are:
1. Can I line up for a wristband early in the morning, get one, leave the Esplnade to see the other special attractions and then return later? If so,
a. What time should I line up?
b. What time should I return?
2. I assume I can bring a non-alcoholic picnic onto the Esplanade. Any recommendations for where I can get food for that picnic?
3. If I am not able to secure a bracelet, can I see the show/fireworks from anywhere else in Boston?