Celebrate the red, white, and blue.
What: Catch wind of the daredevil racing circuit making its U.S. debut — eleven international teams compete on the harbor. And that’s not to mention the skydiving and live music.
Why: Multitask your Monday by staking out a prime spot to watch the fireworks.
When: Today-July 4, 11 a.m.-11 p.m.
Where: Fan Pier, 28 Northern Ave., Waterfront.
American Barbecue at 51 Lincoln
What: Put down the tongs and pick up stick-to-your-ribs fare like fried green tomatoes, beef brisket chili, and smoked trout fritters inspired by four Southern locales.
Why: Sweet-as-pie desserts include blueberry crisp and peach cobbler.
When: Thru July 31. Mon.-Fri., 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. & 5-10 p.m.; Sat., 5-10 p.m.
Where: 51 Lincoln St., Newton Highlands (617-965-3100).
Ruthie B. Collection Launches
What: Local designer Hannah Blount revisits her Nantucket roots with silver, vermeil, and gold jewelry reminiscent of barnacles, crab shells, and the cables from her dad’s fishing boat, Ruthie B. ($38-$1,488).
Why: The perfect accessories for your Indy Day beach bash.
When: Nature calls.
Where: Online at hannahblount.com.
Chill and Grill at Om Restaurant
What: Chef Patricia Yeo (wo)mans the Weber for a carnivorous, family-style spread of ribs, filets, and sausages; save room for her ambrosial apple pie ($40).
Why: Four-buck Sapporos and $24 pitchers of white sangria.
When: Sun., noon-8 p.m.
Where: 92 Winthrop St., Harvard Square (617-576-2800). Reservations suggested.
826 Boston Summer Science & Writing Camp
What: Dedicate a vacation day or two to teaching engineering and design to city tweens. Rube Goldberg-inspired innovation encouraged.
Why: Nerdom has its altruistic rewards.
When: July 5-28. Mon.-Thurs., 1-6 p.m.
Where: 3035 Washington St., Roxbury (617-442-5400). Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
Photo: Courtesy of Extreme Sailing Series