4th of July

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.



2017 Massachusetts Fireworks Displays

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


Arlington  – July 4th Celebration

Bellingham – July 4th fireworks 9:00 pm Bellingham High School

Boston Harborfest
 – June 30-July 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

Boston – Heart of The Freedom Trail Walking Tour

Boston – Road to Revolution Walking Tour

Boston – Johnny Tremain Kids Tour of Boston

Boston – Reading of the Declaration of Independence

Franklin – 6 day celebration

Hopkinton – Horribles Parade, July 4, noon, Hopkinton Common

Milford – Fireworks 10:00 pm Plains Park

Natick –  July 4th Celebration

Needham – 4th of July Festivities

Newton – July 4th Celebration

Quincy – 50 Days of Freedom

Westboro – 4th of July fireworks 10:00 pm, Chauncy St. boat ramp

Winthrop – Fireworks Cruise on Northern Lights

Wrentham Village Premium Outlets
 – July 4th Summer Sale

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Acton – Independence Day Celebration

Amesbury – Amesbury Days

Burlington – Parade for the 4th of July

Cape Ann – Independence Day Celebrations

Chelmsford – Independence Day Celebration

Concord – Picnic in the Park

Concord – Declaring Independence

Danvers – Highlands Horribles Parade

Marblehead Fireworks & Harbor Illumination

Pepperell – Fourth of July

Rockport  – Independence Day Celebration

Salem – Salem Celebrates the 4th

Salisbury Beach – Fireworks Over the Ocean

Sudbury – July 4th parade

Wilmington – Fun on the Fourth

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Braintree -July 4th Celebration

Brockton – Brockton Fair

Edaville USA – Red, White & Blue Weekend

Hingham – Celebrates the 4th

Middleborough – Independence Day at the Oliver Estate

Middleborough – 4th of July carnival and fireworks

North Middleborough – 4th of July parade

Onset/Wareham – Fireworks

Plymouth – July 4th Events

Plymouth – Plymouth Philharmonic concert

Quincy – 50 Days of Freedom

Walpole – 3rd of July Parade & Fireworks

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

Cape Cod Baseball League –  Summer Schedule

Chatham – Independence Day Parade

Edgartown – Fourth of July Parade & Fireworks

Falmouth – Bike and Carriage Parade

Mashpee – Wampanoag Annual Pow Wow

Nantucket – Independence Day Fireworks

Orleans – 4th of July Parade & Fireworks

Orleans – July 4th Fireworks Cruise

Provincetown – Monumental Fourth of July Picnic

Wellfleet – 4th of July Parade


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8 Stunning Fireworks Displays Around Central Massachusetts

Harvard – Fireworks at Fruitlands


  • Ayer Parade and Fireworks (July 1 @ 2:00 pm – 11:00 pm)
  • Concert at Monument Park (July 1 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm & July 8 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm)
  • Fitchburg Block Party and Fireworks (July 3 @ 5:00 pm  11:00 pm)
  • Fitchburg Fourth of July Parade (July 4 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm)
  • Reading of the Declaration of Independence (July 4 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm)

Old Sturbridge Village – An 1830s Independence Day Celebration

Shrewsbury – 4th of July Celebration

Worcester – Independence Day Fireworks Extravaganza


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

Amherst – Independence Day Celebration

Lee Premium Outlets – July 4th Sidewalk Sale

4th of July Community Celebration at Shakespeare & Company, Lenox

Pittsfield  – Fourth of July Parade

Springfield – Star Spangled Springfield

Williamstown – Hometown 4th of July Parade

Williamstown – The Clark – Free concert by Across the Pond, a Beatles cover band

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