Greater Boston 4th of July Activities :: Fireworks + MORE!

If you are looking for Greater Boston events to keep your family entertained this 4th of July week, we’ve got you covered! Whether you’re staying close to home or want to venture out to a new part of our awesome area, we have events listed in Greater Boston, Metro West, north of the city, AND south of the city. We’re sure there’s something that will fit your family’s needs.

In addition to our 4th of July activities guide, be sure to check out our Guide to a Stay-At-Home 4th of July and our 2021 Summer Bucket List for more awesome ideas for summertime fun in Boston!

This is by no means a comprehensive list. If you know of any fun family activities we missed, please let us know in the comments.

Greater Boston


6/30, 9:15 p.m. :: Somerville, Trum Field on Franey Road

7/3, 9 p.m. :: Fireworks over Boston Harbor, via Boston Harborfest

Boston Harborfest is the largest Independence Day festival in the United States and celebrates Boston’s colonial, Revolutionary War, and maritime history and heritage.

7/4, 9 a.m. :: The reading of the Declaration of Independence @ The Old State House

7/4, 10:30 p.m. :: Boston Common

The Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular, America’s best Independence Day celebration, takes place on July 4th on Boston Common.

Metro West


7/2, 9:30 p.m. :: Lexington, Lexington HS baseball field

7/3, 9:30 p.m. :: Walpole, 220 School Street

7/4, 9 p.m. :: Waltham, Leary Field

North of Boston


7/2, 9:15 p.m. :: Haverhill, Riverside Park

7/2, 9 p.m. :: Ipswich, Turner Hill Golf Club

7/3, 9 p.m. :: Fitchburg, Rollstone Hill 

7/3,  9:30 p.m. :: Gloucester, Stage Fort Park

7/3, 9:30 p.m. :: Methuen, 100 Milk Street 

7/4, 9:30 p.m. :: Amesbury, Woodson Farm

South of Boston


6/26, 10 p.m :: Braintree,  Braintree HS 128 Town Street

6/26, 10 p.m. :: Milton, Governor Hutchinson’s Field, Adams Street

7/2, 9 p.m.:: Foxborough, Patriot Place

7/2, 10 p.m. :: Middleboro, Battis Field, Jackson Street

7/3, 9 p.m. :: New Bedford, 49 State Pier (waterfront)

7/3, 9 p.m. :: Sandwich, 71 Country Club Road

7/4, 9 p.m. :: Barnstable, Lewis Bay

7/4, 9:30 p.m. :: Bridgewater, Legion Field 200 South Street

7/4, 9 p.m. :: Hingham, Button Island

7/4, 9:15 p.m. :: Quincy, Town River Bay

7/5, 9:30 p.m. :: Plymouth, Town Wharf


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