4th of July Events in New England

ACTON:
July 1
Family Fun Time, 3 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
NARA Park

Welcome Ceremony, 6:30 p.m.

Free concert with Thirty6Red, 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Fireworks at 9:30 p.m.
More information

ANDOVER:
July 3
Fireworks, 9:30 p.m.
Andover High School

July 4
Pancake Breakfast in the Park, 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Located at the corner of Barlet and Chestnut streets.

Horribles Parade, 9:30 a.m. (parade lines up at 9 a.m.)
Parade starts on Bartlet Street in front of Doherty Middle School.

Entertainment in the Park, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
More information

ATTLEBORO:
July 3
2017 fireworks event at Attleboro High School
Entertainment and food vendors, with fireworks starting at 9 p.m.

July 4
Kidz Day, 9 a.m. to noon
Poncin Hewitt Field

BARNSTABLE:
July 4
Barnstable/West Barnstable Parade, 9 a.m.
Parade starts lining up at 8:30 a.m. at County Complex on Railroad Avenue

Fireworks at approximately 9 p.m. from Lewis Bay
More parade and fireworks information

BELLINGHAM:
July 4 (Rain date July 5)
Independence Day Celebration, 5 p.m.
Fireworks at 9:30 p.m.
Bellingham Middle School, 60 Blackstone St.
More information

BOSTON:
July 3
Boston Pops rehearsal with all guest artists at DCR Hatch Shell on Esplanade
Gates open around 5 p.m., concert goes from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.

July 4
Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular with Leslie Odom Jr., Melissa Etheridge and Andy Grammer
DCR Hatch Shell on Esplanade
Gates open at 9 a.m.
Concert goes from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m., fireworks at 10:30 p.m.
Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular

CENTERVILLE:
July 4
Parade, 10 a.m.
Parade sets up on grounds of Centerville Elementary School
Parade route

CHELMSFORD:
July 2
Concert on Chelmsford Common, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

July 3
Country Fair

July 4
4th of July Parade, 10 a.m.
Participants start lining up at 7 a.m. at McCarthy Middle School
Parade ends at Summer Street in Chelmsford Center
More information, including application to participate

Residents invited to park in lot at Blake Funeral Home during fair and parade

CONCORD:
July 4
38th annual Minuteman Classic Road Race
Youth Fun Run – 8:30 a.m.
5-mile Road Race – 9 a.m.
Race starts on Stow Street near Hunt Recreation Center

Picnic in the Park
11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Emerson Field
List of events

COTUIT:
July 4
Parade, 11 a.m.
Parade begins at Cotuit Post Office, ends at Cotuit Elementary School
Parade route

DANVERS:
July 4
Horribles Parade
Registration starts at 8 a.m., parade starts at 9 a.m.
Parade goes from Seaboard Products to Highland Common on Centre Street

Back Bay Parade
Assembles at Damon and Porter streets at 10:30 a.m., parade starts at 11 a.m.

Reading of the Declaration of Independence, 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.
Danvers Rotary Pavillion at Mill Pond

EAST BROOKFIELD:
July 8
East Brookfield Independence Day Celebration
Parade begins at noon, carnival will be held following parade at Connie Mack Field
Fireworks begin at 9 p.m.
More details on East Brookfield’s celebration

EDGARTOWN:
Independence Day Parade, 5 p.m.
Parade begins at intersection of West Tisbury and Pinehurst roads
Parade route and information on registering

Fireworks start at dusk on harbor

EVERETT:
July 1 (Rain date July 2)
Annual Independence Day Celebration, 3:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Glendale Park, 100 Elm St.
Fireworks at 9 p.m.
More details on Everett’s celebration

FAIRHAVEN:
July 4
4th of July Car Cruise & Parade, 9 a.m. (Flag raising at 8:30 a.m.)
Parade starts at Fairhaven High School, participants gather at Cushman Park
More information on parade

Ceremony and Cannon Salute at Fort Phoenix, 10 a.m.
More information on ceremony

FALMOUTH:
July 4
July 4th Bike Parade, 10 a.m.

FITCHBURG:
July 3
Fireworks launched from Rollstone Hill at 10 p.m.

July 4
4th of July Parade, 10 a.m.
Parade begins on Summer Street, continues to Upper Common

GLOUCESTER:
July 3
Fishtown Horribles Parade, Concert and Fireworks in downtown Gloucester
Free concert on Gloucester Boulevard by the Runaround Band at 5 p.m.
Fireworks at 9:30 p.m.
Fishtown Horribles Parade on Facebook

GRAFTON:
July 3
Grafton Lions Club Fourth of July Concert on the Common, 7:30 p.m.
Concert featuring the Claflin Hill Symphony Orchestra

GROTON:
July 7 (Rain date July 8)
Fireworks at Town Field behind library
Events begin at 6 p.m.
More information

HAMPTON BEACH, N.H.
July 4
Fireworks at the beach between B and C streets at 9:30 p.m.

HARVARD:
July 3 (Rain date July 7)
Fireworks at Fruitland’s Museum
Gates open at 5 p.m., bands start at 5:30 p.m.

July 4 (Rain date July 8)
The Great Harvard 4th of July Race, 8:15 a.m.
Race start and registration at Harvard Elementary School

Bike decorating contest, 10 a.m.

4th of July Parade, 11 a.m.
Parade starts at corner of Depot and Ayer roads, ends at Library Field

Flag raising, noon
Field events follow after flag raising
More information on fireworks and July 4 events

HINGHAM:
July 1
4th of July Community Celebration & Fireworks, hosted by Hingham Lions
Hingham Harbor
Schedule of events and how to order tickets

HYANNIS:
July 4
Hyannis Harbor Boat Parade, 2 p.m.
Boats assemble off of Hyannis Yacht Club

“Independence Day the Barnstable Way” 4th of July Parade, 4 p.m.
Parade starts at intersection of Ocean and Main streets and goes to intersection of Sea and Main streets.

Barnstable Town Band performs free concert on Hyannis Village Green, 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Funktapuss performance at Aselton Park, 7 p.m.

Fireworks at 9 p.m. in Nantucket Sound
More information on parades

HYANNISPORT:
July 4
Road Race, 9 a.m.
Race starts at Hyannisport Post Office

Parade, 11 a.m.
Parade starts at Hyannisport Post Office, ends at West Beach Club
Parade route

LOWELL:
July 4 (Raindate July 5)
Independence Day Celebration
Edward A. LeLacheur Park, 450 Aiken St.
Park opens at 6 p.m., fireworks at 9 p.m.
Free admission
Free parking at Ayotte Garage by Tsongas Center
More information on celebration

LYNN:
July 1
Firecracker 5K Road Race
Registration begins at 10 a.m., race starts at 11 a.m.
Rolly’s Tavern on the Square, 338 Broadway
More information on road race

July 3
Lynn Fireworks Celebration
Pre-fireworks concert at 7 p.m., fireworks at 9 p.m.
Red Rock Park
More information, including road closures

MALDEN:
June 30
Historical Reading and Exhibition, 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Malden Public Library

Wards 1 and 2
July 3
Events at Green Street Park, 6:30 p.m.

July 4
Events at Devir Park, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Details on events hosted by Councillors Peg Crowe and Paul Condon

Ward 3
July 4
Events at Amerige Park, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Details on events hosted by Councillor John Matheson

Ward 4
July 2
Events at Coytemore Lea Park, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Hosted by Councillor Ryan O’Malley

Ward 5
July 4
Events at Forestdale Park, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Details on events hosted by Councillor Barbara Murphy

Ward 6
July 1
Events at Trafton Park, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Details on events hosted by Councillor Neil Kinnon

Ward 7
July 2
Pre-4th of July celebration, 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Suffolk Manor Senior Housing

July 4
Events at Lincoln Commons, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Details on events hosted by Councillor Neal Anderson

Ward 8
July 4
Events at Linden Park, 8:45 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Details on events hosted by Councillor Jadeane Sica

MANCHESTER, N.H.:
July 2
USAF Heritage of America Band performance, 4 p.m.
Veterans Park Stage

July 3
Independence Day Celebration, 6 p.m.
Arms Park

Performance by 39th Army Band, 7:30 p.m.

Fireworks at approximately 9:30 p.m.
More details, including road closures

MASHPEE:
June 30 (Rain date July 1)
16th annual Mashpee Community Picnic & Fireworks
Mashpee High School, 5 p.m.
Fireworks begin around 9:15 p.m.
More information on picnic

NATICK:
June 25
Mini-Triathlon, 9:30 a.m.
Memorial Beach at Dug Pond, West Street

June 26
Concert on the Common: Classic Groove, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

June 29
Children’s Parade and Natick’s Voice Competition, 6:30 p.m.
The Common (Rain location for Natick’s Voice: Natick Community Senior Center)

July 4
Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast, 7 a.m. to noon
First Congregational Church, 2 East Central St.

62nd annual 4th of July Parade, 9 a.m.
Parade goes from Wilson Middle School to St. Patrick’s Church
Natick Friends of the 4th

NEW BEDFORD:
July 4
Fireworks at 9 p.m. off State Pier in New Bedford Harbor
City of New Bedford Fireworks

NEWTON:
July 4
Kids Morning, for children ages 3-12
Newton Centre Playground at Tyler Terrace, 10 a.m. to noon

Open Air Market & Amusement Rides
Albemarle Field, Noon to 9 p.m.

Entertainment in the Gazebo, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Bo & Bill Winiker Band, 6 p.m.

Fireworks at 9 p.m.
More information on events

ORLEANS:
July 2 (Rain date July 6)
Fireworks, 8:45 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Rock Harbor
More information, including directions/parking

July 4
July 4th Parade, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Parade starts at Orleans Elementary School, Eldredge Park Way
Parade route and entry form

OSTERVILLE:
July 4
Parade starts at 11:30 a.m.
Parade route

PLYMOUTH:
July 4
2nd annual 4th of July 5K
Stephens Field, 8 a.m.
Register for 5K

4th of July Parade – Salute to “Super” Heroes
Begins at 9:30 a.m. at Mayflower Business Park, 428-430 Court St.
Register for parade

Plymouth Philharmonic Concert
Pilgrim Memorial State Park, 79 Water St.
Concert begins at 7:30 p.m.

Fireworks begin between 9 and 9:15 p.m. at Plymouth Waterfront
July 4 Plymouth

REVERE:
July 4
4th of July Celebration, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Whelan School, 107 Newhall St.
More information

SALEM:
July 4
Declaration of Independence reading, 9 a.m.
Salem Common
Salem 4th of July Celebration at Derby Wharf
Kids’ Space opens at 5 p.m.
Opening ceremonies with the Hillyer Festival Orchestra, 7:15 p.m.
Fireworks at 9:15 p.m. from Derby Wharf
Salem Celebrates the Fourth

SHREWSBURY:
Annual 4th of July Celebration, noon to 4 p.m.
Dean Park
Decorated Bike & Doll Carriage Parade at 12:30 p.m.
More details on celebration

SOMERVILLE:
June 24
Family Fun Day celebrating Independence Day, 12 p.m.
Trum Field, 546 Broadway

June 29
Independence Day Fireworks
Live entertainment starts at 6:30 p.m.
Fireworks display starts at 9:15 p.m.
Detours and road closures

STURBRIDGE:

July 1-4

4-Day Extravaganza to include Patriotic Family Fun at Old Sturbridge Village

Events run from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.

More information here

 

SUDBURY:
July 4
Sudbury Chamber of Commerce 4th of July Parade, 1 p.m.
Parade lines up at Chiswick Park (enter across from CVS)
This year’s theme: Independence Day the Sudbury Way!
More information, including parade route and road closures

SWAMPSCOTT:
July 2
Parade, 4 p.m.
Parade goes from Temple Shirat Hayam to Town Hall

Strawberry Festival, 4 p.m.
Concert with The Bordellos, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Town Hall

July 3
Fireworks at 9 p.m.
Lynn Shore Drive

July 4
Town Races, 10 a.m.
Phillips

WAKEFIELD:
July 4
Wakefield 4th of July Parade starts at 4:30 p.m.
This year’s parade theme is “Olympian Pride.”
Parade beings at Lakeside Office Park, ends at Galvin Middle School
More information on parade
Parade route and road closures

WALTHAM:
July 4
Family event at Prospect Hill Park, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Back in Time performance, 5:30 p.m.
Leary Field

Fireworks at 9:30 p.m.
More information

WESTON:
July 4
Annual 4th of July Family Fun Day: Red, White & Pool
12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Memorial Pool, 20 Alphabet Lane

WESTPORT:
July 4
Parade, 10 a.m.
Parade lines up on Hix Bridge Road, ends at high school around noon
Parade registration form and route

WHITMAN:
July 4
Annual Family Fun Day, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Town pool open to all residents for free from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
List of Family Fun Day events

WORCESTER:
June 30 (Raindate July 1)
Annual Independence Day Celebration
Cristoforo Colombo Park, Shrewsbury Street
Kids’ Korner – 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Flag-raising and performance from Massachusetts Symphony Orchestra – 7:40 p.m.
Fireworks – 9:30 p.m.

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