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girl with fifer, osv (2) OSV Field of Flags130199 sm July 4th parade at OSV 108700

Along with Thanksgiving, July 4th is a holiday Americans can claim all to themselves. There’s no shortage of fun, family oriented things to do in Massachusetts this July 4th. Boston Harborfest is the king of all things 4th of July. With hundreds of events for adults and children, including historic reenactments, live music, food, and patriotic revelries, you won’t run out of things to do. But Independence Day celebrations aren’t limited to Boston. There is a solemn reading of the Declaration of Independence at Old Sturbridge Village; a Blessing of the Fleet with food and live music in New Bedford; art shows in Brewster; a road race on Nantucket and many fireworks displays across the Commonwealth. Don’t miss any opportunity to get out there and have some patriotic fun. Here are just some of the things to do in Massachusetts this 4th of July.

GREATER BOSTON NORTH OF BOSTON SOUTH OF BOSTON CAPE COD & THE ISLANDS
 CENTRAL MASSACHUSETTS WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS

STATEWIDE

Blue Star Museums Free admission to the military and their families from Memorial Day to Labor Day.

GREATER BOSTON

Arlington July 4th Celebration

Boston Harborfest
 – July 1-4

Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular
 – Rehearsal is July 3 and the performance is July 4

Boston – Annual Reading of the Declaration of Independence

Boston – Ben Franklin, Son of Boston tour

Natick July 4th Celebration

Needham 4th of July Festivities

Newton July 4th Celebration

Wrentham Village Premium Outlets
 – July 4th Summer Sale


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NORTH OF BOSTON

Acton – Independence Day Celebration

Amesbury - Amesbury Days

Burlington – Parade for the 4th of July

Chelmsford - Independence Day Celebration

Concord – Picnic in the Park

Concord – Declaring Independence

Danvers – Back Bay Parade

Danvers – Highlands Horribles Parade

Dracut – Concert & Fireworks

Gloucester – Independence Day Horribles Parade and Fireworks

Lexington – Annual Fourth of July Events

Lincoln – Red, White & Blue Dance

Lincoln – Independence Day Celebration

Lowell – Lowell Fireworks 2016 and Independence Day Celebrations

Manchester  – Independence Day Parade

Marblehead Fireworks & Harbor Illumination

Pepperell – Fourth of July

Rockport  – Independence Day Celebration

Salem – Fireworks Spectacular from Bakers Island Light

Salisbury Beach – July 4th Celebration

Sudbury – Annual Fourth of July Parade

Wilmington – Fun on the Fourth

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SOUTH OF BOSTON

Braintree -July 4th Celebration

Brockton – 142nd Brockton Fair

Edaville USA – Red, White & Blue Days

Hingham – Celebrates the 4th

Plymouth – July 4th Events

Quincy – 50 Days of Freedom

Weymouth – 4th of July Celebration

 


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CAPE COD & THE ISLANDS

Barnstable
  (Including the villages of Centerville, Cotuit, Hyannis, Hyannisport & West Barnstable) – 4th of July Events

Cape Cod Baseball League –  Summer Schedule

Chatham – July 4th Independence Day Parade

Edgartown – Fourth of July Parade & Fireworks

Falmouth – Bike and Carriage Parade

Mashpee – Wampanoag Annual Pow Wow

Orleans – 4th of July Parade

Orleans - 4th of July Fireworks

Provincetown – Fourth of July Parade

 


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CENTRAL MASSACHUSETTS

Harvard – Fireworks at Fruitlands

Old Sturbridge Village – An 1830s Independence Day Celebration

Shrewsbury - 4th of July Celebration

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WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS

Agawam – Six Flags New England – Coca-Cola July 4th Fest

Amherst – Independence Day Celebration

Lee Premium Outlets – July 4th Sidewalk Sale

Pittsfield  – Fourth of July Parade

Springfield – Star Spangled Springfield

Williamstown - Hometown 4th of July Parade

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