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Picnic in the Park - Concord, MA

Jul 4, 2018 - Jul 4, 2018 Emerson Field, 90 Stow Street Concord, MA

Concord's annual will once again be taking place at Emerson Field. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. come enjoy a day of music, food, and activities for all ages. From 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. the United Woman's Club of Concord will be selling high-end and bargain costume jewelry and cases of sterling, collectible and better jewelry.

Children & Families

Family Concert, Celebration, and Fireworks 2018

Jul 4, 2018 - Jul 4, 2018 NARA Park, 25 Ledge Rock Way Acton, MA

Family fun time is 3 to 6:30 p.m. with $10 wristband for unlimited play on inflatables; a free concert featuring Thirty 6 Red from 7 to 9:30 p.m.; food vendors all day; fireworks at 9:30 p.m. Shuttle buses will carry guests from Nagog Park Drive to NARA. Handicap parking onsite at NARA.


Aug 17, 2018 - Aug 17, 2018 North Shore Music Theatre, 62 Dunham Road Beverly, MA

Will this wooden puppet take the lovely Blue Fairy’s advice to listen to that smart little cricket and let his conscience be his guide? Or will he just get into more trouble on his quest to become a real little boy? Come find out!


July 4th Turnaround Cruise Alongside USS Constitution

Jul 4, 2018 - Jul 4, 2018 Departing Long Wharf in Bosotn and Charlestown Navy Yard Pier 1 Boston and Charlestown, MA

Board Boston Harbor Cruise's luxury boat Majesty to cruise alongside and watch the USS Constitution as she makes her annual Fourth of July turnaround cruise in Boston Harbor. See Constitution fire a 21-gun salute at Castle Island, hear thrilling tales of her victories from USS Constitution Museum educators, and dine on board Majesty. Boarding starts 30 minutes prior to the departure time.


Fireworks, Saturday, June 30 - many towns, MA

Jun 30, 2018 - Jun 30, 2018 See Description above many towns, MA

Fireworks are shot off at dusk, which is around 9:30 p.m. Please check these listings again; more are being added daily
Chicopee -- Szot Park, Front Street (Rain date: July 1)
Halifax -- Halifax Elementary School, Plymouth Street (Rain date: July 1)
Pepperell -- Nissitissit Middle School, Chase Avenue (Rain date: July 1)
Westfield -- South Middle School Field, 30 W. Silver Street (Rain date: July 1)

Fireworks, Sunday, July 1 - many towns, MA

Jul 1, 2018 - Jul 1, 2018 various towns; see details above many towns, MA

Fireworks are shot off at dusk, which is around 9:30 p.m. Please check these listings again; more are being added daily.
Auburn -- Pappas Recreation Complex, 203 Pakachoag Street. (Rain date July 2)
Mashpee -- Mashpee High School, 500 Old Barnstable Road (Rain date: July 2)
Oakham -- Barge on Lake Dean, 203 Bechan Road (Rain date: July 2)
Orleans -- Barge off Rock Harbor Beach, 11 Bay View Drive. Fireworks can be seen from the other side of Rock Harbor, reached via Dyer Prince Road, Eastham, or Boat Meadow Landing, Eastham, which can be accessed from Bay View Road (Rain date: July 5)

Orleans Fireworks 2018

Jul 1, 2018 - Jul 1, 2018 Rock Harbor Orleans, MA

Park and head to Rock Harbor early to stake out your spot. Besides Rock Harbor, other viewing areas are Skaket Beach; the opposite side of Rock Harbor (reached via Prince Road in Eastham or Bay View Road in Eastham); and Crosby Beach or Linnell Landing Beach in Brewster. Rain date is July 5.

Mashpee Fireworks & Family Picnic 2018

Jul 1, 2018 - Jul 1, 2018 Mashpee High School, Old Barnstable Road Mashpee, MA

The evening's fun also includes music, dunk tanks, carnival-style games, face painting, pony rides and food vendors - bring a picnic basket and make a night out of it!

Fireworks, Monday, July 2 - many towns, MA

Jul 2, 2018 - Jul 2, 2018 various towns; see details above many towns, MA

Fireworks are shot off at dusk, which is around 9:30 p.m. Please check these listings again; more are being added daily
Harvard --Fruitlands Museum, 102 Prospect Hill Road (Rain date: July 3)
Wilmington -- Wilmington High School, 159 church Street (Rain date: July 3)
Worcester -- Cristoforo Colombo Park (East Park) on Shrewsbury Street (Rain date: July 3)

Fireworks, Tuesday, July 3 - many towns, MA

Jul 3, 2018 - Jul 3, 2018 various towns; see details above many towns, MA

Fireworks are shot off at dusk, which is around 9:30 p.m. Please check these listings again; more are being added daily
Andover -- Andover High School, 80 Shawsheen Road (Rain date: July 5)
East Harwich -- Barges off Wequassett Inn, Route 28 at Pleasant Bay Road
Fitchburg -- launched from Rollstone Hill with views from Riverfront Park and the Upper Common
Foxborough -- Patriot Place, of Washington Street (route 1) at Gillette Stadium
Gloucester -- Stage Fort Park, 1 Hough Avenue
Lynn -- Barge near Red Rock, 76 Marine Blvd. (Rain date: July 5)
Manchester -- Barge 300 yards off Singing Beach, Beach Street. (Rain date: July 5)
Methuen -- Barge on Merrimack River, The Loop, Riverside Drive (Rain date: July 5)
Nantucket -- Jetties Beach, end of Bathing Beach Road (Rain date: July 5)
Needham -- Needham High School, 609 Webster Street (Rain date: July 5)
Randolph -- Randolph High School baseball field, 70 Memorial Parkway (Rain date: July 5)
Sharon -- Barge on Lake Massapoag, 196 Pond Street (Rain date: 7/8/2018)
South Hadley -- 100 Mosier Street
Swampscott -- Nahant Bay
Walpole -- Joe Morgan Memorial Field, 220 School Street (Rain date: July 6)
Weymouth -- Weymouth Fore River

Fireworks, Wednesday, July 4 - many towns, MA

Jul 4, 2018 - Jul 4, 2018 various towns; see details above many towns, MA

Fireworks are shot off at dusk, which is around 9:30 p.m. Please check these listings again; more are being added daily
Acton -- Behind Nara Park, 25 Ledge Rock Way
Agawam -- -- Six Flags
Amesbury -- Woodson Farm
Bellingham -- Bellingham High School, 60 Blackstone Street
Boston -- Hatch Shell on the Esplanade
Canton -- Irish Cultural Center, 200 New Boston Drive
Edgartown-- Edgartown Harbor, Oak Bluffs Avenue (Rain date: July 5)
Fall River -- Waterfront
Hyannis -- Lewis Beach with views along Hyannis Harbor and West Yarmouth beaches
Lincoln -- Codman Field, 1 Ballfield Road (Rain date: July 5)
Lowell -- Edward A. LeLacheur Park, 450 Aiken Street
New Bedford -- State Pier (Rain date: July 5)
North Adams -- Joe Wolfe Field, 310 State Street
Marblehead -- Barge in Marblehead Harbor, Commercial Street Wharf (Rain date: July 5)
Mashpee -- Golf Course, 20 Red Brook Road (Rain date: July 5)
Nahant -- Bailey’s Hill Park, Bass Point Road
Pittsfield -- Pittsfield Cemetery Property, Wahconah Street (Rain date: 7/14/2018)
Plymouth – Town waterfront
Provincetown -- Over Provincetown Harbor
Salem -- Derby Wharf, 160 Derby Street
Wakefield -- Lake Quannapowitt, Route 129 and Lowell Street

Salem Celebrates the 4th 2018 - Salem, MA

Jul 4, 2018 - Jul 4, 2018 Derby Wharf, 160 Derby Street Salem, MA

Festivities begin at 5 p.m. with a musical act performing on the main stage. Opening ceremonies begin at 7:15 p.m. and are followed by a two-hour pops concert by the Hillyer Festival Orchestra, a 40-piece ensemble with vocal soloists performing opera to Broadway favorites. At 9:15 p.m. a magnificent fireworks display is launched from Derby Wharf accompanied by live music by the orchestra.

Marblehead Fireworks & Harbor Illumination 2018

Jul 4, 2018 - Jul 4, 2018 Marblehead Harbor, 188 Washington Street Marblehead, MA

The Harbor Illumination will begin at 9 p.m. and the fireworks will be lit at 9:15 p.m. watch from the shore or a boat in the harbor.

Fireworks Viewing On Battleship Cove 2018

Jul 4, 2018 - Jul 4, 2018 Battleship Cove, 5 Water Street Fall River, MA

Watch the city of Fall River’s magnificent display of fireworks from the deck of the battleship USS Massachusetts.

Fireworks, Thursday, July 5 - many towns, MA

Jul 5, 2018 - Jul 5, 2018 various towns; see details above many towns, MA

Fireworks are shot off at dusk, which is around 9:30 p.m. Please check these listings again; more are being added daily
New Bedford -- Barge off Jetties Beach, 7 Fish Island (Rain date: July 6)
Lexington -- Hastings Park, Massachusetts Avenue and Worthen Road

Fireworks, Friday, July 6 - many towns, MA

Jul 6, 2018 - Jul 6, 2018 various towns; see details above many towns, MA

Fireworks are shot off at dusk, which is around 9:30 p.m. Please check these listings again; more are being added daily
Greenfield -- Beacon Field (Rain date: July 7)
Middleboro -- Middleborough Park Department, Joe Masi Way

Fireworks, Saturday, July 7 - many towns, MA

Jul 7, 2018 - Jul 7, 2018 various towns; see details above many towns, MA

Fireworks are shot off at dusk, which is around 9:30 p.m. Please check these listings again; more are being added daily
Ayer -- Pirone Park, 36 Bligh Street
Everett -- Glendale Park, Elm Street
Onset/Wareham -- Onset Beach and Bay
Otis -- Otis Reservoir, 410 Tolland Road (Rain date: July 14)
Uxbridge -- McCloskey Middle School, 62 Capron Street
Webster -- Memorial Beach on Thompson Road (Rain date: July 8)


Reading of the Declaration of Independence

Jul 4, 2018 - Jul 4, 2018 Old State House, 206 Washington Street Boston, MA

The Declaration of Independence is read from the balcony of the Old State House just as it was read to the citizens of Boston on July 18, 1776.


An Evening with Pat Metheny

Aug 2, 2018 - Aug 2, 2018 Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, 14 Castle Street Great Barrington, MA

Throughout his career, Pat Metheny has continued to redefine the genre by use new technology and constantly working to evolve the improvisational and sonic potential of his instrument. With the release of his first album, "Bright Size Life" (1975), he reinvented the traditional jazz guitar sound for a new generation of players.

Air Supply

Aug 12, 2018 - Aug 12, 2018 Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, 14 Castle Street Great Barrington, MA

Graham Russell & Russell Hitchcock met in 1975 at rehearsals for "Jesus Christ Superstar" in Sydney, Australia; they became instant friends with their common love for The Beatles and, of course, singing. In 1980 "Lost in Love" became the fastest selling single in the world, leaping to the top of all of the charts and was named Song of the Year.


Chatham Independence Parade 2018

Jul 4, 2018 - Jul 4, 2018 Main Street Chatham, MA

This year's parade is a celebration of Chatham's architecture, sounds, people, history, and nature. The parade begins at the corner of Main Street and Shore Road.

Parade, Band Concert and Beach Bonfire 2018

Jul 4, 2018 - Jul 4, 2018 Back Beach, Beach Street Rockport, MA

Rockport Firemen’s Parade at 6 p.m.
Rockport Legion Band Concert, Back Beach at 8 p.m.
Rockport Bonfire, Back Beach at 9 p.m.

Parades & Fireworks

4th of July 2018 Festivities in Barnstable and Hyannis

Jul 4, 2018 - Jul 4, 2018 various towns and villages; see details above Barnstable and Hyannis, MA

Barnstable/West Barnstable . Parade begins at the County Complex on Railroad Avenue, proceeds down Main Street; turns left onto Mill Way and continues to the Village Hollow. 9 a.m.
Hyannisport Beach Club 2K run/parade at 9 a.m.
Centerville. Parade starts at Centerville Elementary School, proceeds up Bay Lane, turns right onto Bumps River Road; turns left onto Park Avenue; turns right onto Main Street; and continues to the Centerville Recreation Building. 10 a.m.
Cotuit. Parade will begin at the Cotuit post office, proceed down School Street to Main Street; left on Main Street to the Waldorf School. 11 a.m.
Hyannisport. Parade will begin at the Hyannisport post office; left on Washington Avenue; right on Lafayette Avenue; left on Winchester Avenue; left on Scudder Avenue; and continue on Dale Avenue to the West Beach Club. 11 a.m.
Hyannis The best viewing is along Ocean Street at Hyannis Harbor. If you are a boater and want to participate, the boats assemble off of Hyannis Yacht Club and head to the inner harbor at 2 p.m.
Hyannis. The parade begins at Ocean Street and travels along Main Street, ending at Sea Street. Come enjoy concerts, fireworks, street performers, musicians, family lawn games, jugglers, face painting, free trolley rides around the Village Green. Parade at 4 p.m.
Concert by town band on the Village Green, Hyannis. Family lawn games, rides by the Roaming Railroad, Nicholas Suchecki Jazz Quartet, The Suspenders – juggling duo, Michael Fenuccio, Jordan Renzi. 5-7 p.m.
Concert with JO&CO at Aselton Park, Hyannis, 7 p.m.
Fireworks shot from a barge in Lewis Bay, Hyannis, at 9 p.m. (Rain date is September 1)

July 4th Parade and Fireworks 2018

Jul 4, 2018 - Jul 4, 2018 Commercial Street and Provincetown Harbor Provincetown, MA

Provincetown Parade proceeds down Commercial Street and ends at Franklin Street. Fireworks will be shot over Provincetown Harbor. Get in early as it fills up fast.

Parties, Dances, Balls

Top of The Hub Celebrates the Fourth of July

Jun 13, 2018 - Jul 13, 2018 Top of the Hub, Prudential Tower, 800 Boylston Street Boston, MA

The festivities begin a Chef's Welcome Reception, Champagne toast and open bar with hors d’oeuvres amid live music, followed by a five-course dinner with a cash bar. At 8:30 p.m., a simulcast of the Boston Pops concert will begin. A sky-high view of the fireworks over The Charles River (weather permitting) will cap the evening. Guests may also view the fireworks from the Skywalk Observatory. Advance credit card reservations are required. For guests age 21 and older.

The Whole Shebang

Boston Pops Independence Day Concert and Fireworks 2018

Jul 3, 2018 - Jul 4, 2018 Hatch Shell on the Esplanade, 47 David G Mugar Way Boston, MA

Boston Pops July 4 concert Conductor Keith Lockhart directs the Boston Pops Orchestra at the Hatch Shell, on the Esplanade. The headliner for the 2018 Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular is singer/songwriter Rachel Platten, joined by singer Rhiannon Giddens, folk music duo Indigo Girls. Actor and dancer Rita Moreno, who played Anita in “West Side Story,” will make a special appearance in honor of the Leonard Bernstein centennial tribute.
The same program is repeated on July 4, with the addition of a spectacular fireworks display over the Charles River after the musical program. The best place for viewing the fireworks is along Memorial Drive on the Cambridge side of the Charles River. Fireworks are on July 4, only. Seating for both nights is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Fourth of July Parade, Concert and Fireworks 2018

Jul 4, 2018 - Jul 4, 2018 Court Street and Pilgrim Memorial State Park (Plymouth Waterfront), 79 Water Street Plymouth, MA

The parade begins at 9:30 a.m. at Cordage Park Marketplace on Court Street and moves along Curt Street through downtown Plymouth and Main Street, continuing to Water Street. The Independence Day Concert, featuring patriotic favorites, is at 7:30 p.m. Plymouth Philharmonic Orchestra performs an energy-packed mix of patriotic, stage and television music, with selections from "West Side Story," a reading of the Declaration of Independence, and performance of Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture and special tributes to Duke Ellington and Louis Armstrong. Fireworks begin about 9:15 p.m.