The Fourth of July is a great time to celebrate with family! Here is a roundup of family-friendly events throughout the state!
Agawam :: Fireworks begin nightly at 9:15 p.m. from June 30 to July 4 at Six Flags. All active and retired military (with valid identification) receive FREE entry to the park from June 30 to July 4.
Braintree :: Festivities begin with a parade at 11:45 a.m. The food truck festival begins at 2 p.m., and the event culminates with fireworks at 10 p.m.
Chicopee :: Brass Attack will bring in the night with a performance starting at 6:30 p.m. Fireworks will begin at Szot Park at approximately 9:30 p.m.
Halifax :: Bike decorating contests, games, music, baby contests, cake decorating contest, make-your-own tie-dye shirts, food, petting zoo, and much more from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The night events will be across the street from the town hall from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. There will be food, novelties, and music. Fireworks are at 9 p.m.
Pepperell :: Celebrations begin at 3 p.m. on the front field with live bands, food, vendors, and a variety of games. Take a hayride to the back field beginning at 6 p.m. for more entertainment before the fireworks begin!
Westfield Fireworks for Freedom: Festivities begin at 6:30 p.m. at South Middle School field (30 West Silver St.) with the pyrotechnics at dusk. (Rain date: July 2).
Mashpee :: Festivities begin at 4 p.m. atMashpee Middle/High School. Fireworks begin at dusk.
Oakham :: Fireworks begin at 9:30 p.m. from the barge on Lake Dean (203 Bechan Rd.) (Rain Date: July 2)
Orleans :: Fireworks at Rock Harbor begin at dusk. (Rain date: July 5)
Harvard :: Gates will open at 5 p.m. at Fruitlands Museum (please enter from Old Shirley Rd.), and live music begins at 5:30 p.m. Fireworks begin at sundown, approximately 9:15. (Rain date: July 3). A parade and field events will take place on July 4 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.!
Worcester :: Fireworks begin at 9:30 p.m. at Cristoforo Colombo Park (East Park) on Shrewsbury Street. (Rain date: July 3)
Andover :: Fireworks begin at 9:20 p.m. (Andover High School, 80 Shawsheen Rd.). (Rain date: July 5)
Attleboro :: “Kidz 4th Fun” will take place at the Poncin-Hewitt Recreation Complex from 9–11:30 a.m. There will be children’s races, games, food music, prizes, and more. A bicycle parade is set for 10:15 a.m. Fireworks will occur at 9:20 p.m. at Attleboro High School. (Rain date: July 5)
Fitchburg :: Fireworks begin at 10 p.m. at the Quarry. Rollstone Hill will be accessible off of Pratt Road. (Rain date: July 6, 7, or 8)
Lynn :: Fireworks begin at 9 p.m. from the barge near Red Rock (76 Marine Blvd.). (Rain date: July 5)
Manchester :: Fireworks begin at 9:15 p.m. off the Barge at Singing Beach. (Rain date: July 5)
Methuen :: Entertainment begins at 7 p.m.. Fireworks begin at 9:30 p.m. at The Loop.
Needham :: Fireworks begin at 9:30 p.m. in the Needham High School parking lot. (Rain date: July 5)
Randolph :: The parade begins at 7 p.m. at the Higashi School. Fireworks begin at 9:30 p.m. at the Randolph High School baseball field (70 Memorial Parkway). (Rain date: July 5)
Sharon :: Fireworks begin at 9:30 p.m. off the barge on Lake Massapoag (196 Pond St.). (Rain date: July 8)
South Hadley :: Fireworks begin at dusk at Michael Smith Middle School.
Walpole :: Fireworks begin at 9:30 p.m. at Joe Morgan Memorial Field (220 School St.). (Rain date: July 6)
Acton :: Family fun events begin at 3 p.m. at Nara Park! A free concert takes place at 7 p.m. with fireworks beginning at 9:30 p.m.
Agawam :: Fireworks begin nightly at 9:15 p.m. from June 30 to July 4 at Six Flags. All active and retired military (with valid identification) will receive free entry to the park from June 30 to July 4.
Amesbury :: Fireworks begin at dusk, around 9 p.m. Parking is available at Woodsom Farm, Cashman Elementary School, or Amesbury High School.
Bellingham :: Fireworks begin at 9 p.m. at Bellingham High School (60 Blackstone St.).
Boston :: Join the Boston Pops for a concert featuring Rachel Platton, Rhiannon Giddens, the Indigo Girls, and Rita Moreno beginning at 8 p.m. at the Hatch Shell, and enjoy a spectacular fireworks show set off from seven barges in the Charles River at 10 p.m.!
Barnestable :: The parade begins at 4 p.m. from Hyannis Main St. Live music at the Hyannis Village Green and Asleton Park follow, with a spectacular fireworks display beginning at 9 p.m. off of Lewis Bay and Hyannis Harbor! (Rain date for fireworks only, Saturday, September 2.)
Edgartown :: Celebrations begin at 5 p.m. with a parade. The annual MV Preservation Trust’s BBQ occurs at the Dr. Daniel Fisher house on Main St. after the parade, and fireworks begin around 9:15 p.m. in Edgartown Harbor. Beautiful views are available from Memorial Wharf or any other harbor front. (Rain date: July 5)
Falmouth :: Fireworks begin at dusk at Falmouth Heights Beach. Tune into PIXY 103 (102.9 FM) to hear the accompanying music!
Hyannis :: The Hyannis Marina July 4 boat parade is at 2 p.m. For the best views of the boats decked out in their red, white, and blue, stand along Ocean St.! Fireworks begin at dusk at Lewis Bay. For the best views, visit the beaches around Hyannis Harbor and the West Yarmouth beaches along Lewis Bay.
Lincoln :: Enjoy a parade through town and activities all day! Fireworks begin at approximately 9:45 p.m. at Codman Field (1 Ballfield Rd.). (Rain date: July 5)
Marblehead :: The Harbor Illumination begins at 9 p.m., with fireworks beginning at 9:15 p.m. Fireworks are set off the barge in Marblehead Harbor. (Rain date: July 5)
Mashpee :: Fireworks are set off at 9:30 p.m. from the golf course (20 Red Brook Rd.). (Rain date: July 5)
Nahant :: Fireworks begin at 9 p.m. at Bailey’s Hill Park on Bass Point Road.
Old Sturbridge Village Independence Celebration :: Take part in a citizens’ parade, see the firing of the cannon, play 19th-century style “baseball,” march with the militia, and sign a giant copy of the Declaration of Independence at this historical celebration! The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will also present scores of candidates to the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts, and they will pledge their Oath of Allegiance to the United States for the very first time on the Village Common.
Pittsfield :: An Independence Day 5K kicks off the celebration! The parade takes place at 10 a.m., rain or shine. Fireworks culminate the celebration between 8:45 and 10 p.m. at the Pittsfield Cemetery Property on Wahconah St. (Rain date: July 14)
Provincetown :: The Fourth of July parade begins at 11 a.m. at the Harbor Hotel. Fireworks begin at dusk over Provincetown Harbor.
Springfield :: The Star Spangled Springfield celebration begins at 7 p.m. at Blunt Park. Fireworks begin at 9:30 p.m.
UMass Amherst Fourth of July Fireworks :: Events begin at 5 p.m. with fireworks at 9:30 p.m. at McGuirk Field.
New Bedford :: Fireworks begin at 9 p.m. from the barge off Jetties Beach (7 Fish Island). (Rain date: July 6)
Have a safe and happy 4th of July!
Did we miss any of your favorite July 4 celebrations? Let us know in the comments!