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, 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.

If you plan to celebrate at home, make sure to check out our Guide to a Stay-At-Home 4th of July for some great ideas!

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

Somerville

June 30 (rain date July 1)
6-10 p.m.
Music performance by Pressure Cooker, plus fireworks and more!
Trum Field

Boston

July 1-4
Boston Harborfest is the largest Independence Day festival in the U.S. and celebrates Boston’s colonial, Revolutionary War, and maritime history and heritage. Highlights include:

July 1 :: 11 a.m.-8 p.m. :: Free music performances in Downtown Crossing
July 2 :: 6-9 p.m. :: Pre-fireworks concert and children’s activities at Christopher Columbus Park
July 2 :: 9:15 p.m. :: Fireworks over Boston Harbor
July 3 :: 12-3 p.m. :: Independence Pooch Parade
July 4 :: 9-10 a.m. :: Parade from City Hall Plaza, through the Granary Burial Ground, through Downtown Crossing to the Old State House for the reading the Declaration of Independence from the balcony
July 4 :: 7-11 p.m. :: Boston Pops and fireworks at the Esplanade

Metro West

Fireworks Shows

Acton

July 4
9:30 p.m.
Nara Park, 25 Ledge Rock Way

Auburn

June 30 (rain date 7/1)
9:30 p.m.
Pappas Recreation Complex, 203 Pakachoag St.

Fitchburg

July 3
10 p.m.
Fireworks are shot off Rollstone Hill off Pratt Road

Harvard

July 4
9:15 p.m.
Fruitlands Museum, 102 Prospect Hill Rd.

Lexington

July 2
9:30 p.m.
Lexington HS baseball field

Needham

July 3
9:15 p.m.
Needham HS Parking Lot, 609 Webster Street

Newton

July 4
9:30 p.m.
Albemarle Field/Halloran Sports Complex

Walpole

July 2
9:30 p.m.
220 School Street

Waltham

July 4
9 p.m.
Leary Field

Worcester

June 30 (rain date July 1)
9 p.m.
Bell Hill, 170 Belmont Street 

North of Boston

Fireworks Shows

Amesbury

July 4
9:30 p.m.
Woodsom Farm, 223 Lions Mouth Road

Andover

July 3 (rain date July 5)
9:20 p.m.
Andover High School, 80 Shawsheen Road

Beverly

July 4 (rain date July 5)
9:15 p.m.
West Beach in Beverly Farms, 121 West Road

Gloucester

July 3
9:30 p.m.
Stage Fort Park, 1 Hough Ave.

Haverhill

July 1 (rain date July 5)
9:15 p.m.
Riverside Park, 163 Lincoln Avenue

Lowell

July 2 (rain date July 5)
9 p.m.
Pedestrian Walkway, Aiken Street

Lynn

July 3 (rain date July 5)
9 p.m.
Barge near Red Rock, 76 Marine Street

Marblehead

July 4
9 p.m.
Marblehead Harbor

Methuen

July 2
9:30 p.m.
100 Milk Street 

North Andover

July 3 (rain date July 5)
9:30 p.m.
Hayes Stadium, 495 Main Street

Reading

June 25
9 p.m.
Baseball field at Reading Memorial High School, 62 Oakland Road

Salem

July 4
10:15 p.m.
Barge off Derby Wharf, Winter Island

Winthrop

July 4
9 p.m.
Norcross Point

South of Boston

Fireworks Shows

Attleboro

July 1 (rain date July 5)
9:20 p.m.
Hayward Field, 89 North Avenue

Braintree

June 26
10 p.m
Braintree HS, 128 Town Street

Bridgewater

July 4
9:30 p.m.
Legion Field, 200 South Street

Canton

July 4 (rain date July 5)
9:15 p.m.
Irish Cultural Center

Fall River

July 4
9:30 p.m.
Barge in the Taunton River, 1338 Davol Street

Falmouth

July 4
9:15 p.m.
Falmouth Heights Beach, Gifford Street

Foxborough

July 3
9 p.m.
Patriot Place

Freetown

July 3 (rain date July 9)
9 p.m.
Hathaway Park, Carleys Way

Halifax

June 25 (rain date June 26)
9 p.m.
Halifax Elementary School Field, 464 Plymouth Street

Hingham

July 1
9:30 p.m.
Hingham Harbor

Mashpee

July 3 (rain date July 5)
9 p.m.
Golf Course, 20 Red Brook Road

Middleboro

July 2
10 p.m.
Battis Field, Jackson Street

Nantucket

July 4
9 p.m.
Barges off Jetties Beach

New Bedford

July 4
9 p.m.
49 State Pier (waterfront)

Onset

July 2
9 p.m.
Shell Point Beach parking lot, near 61 South Blvd.

Orleans

July 1 (rain date July 5)
9 p.m.
Rock Harbor Beach, Dyer Prince Road

Plymouth

July 4
9:15 p.m.
Plymouth Waterfront

Provincetown

July 4
9 p.m.
MacMillan Pier, 24 Macmillan Pier at Provincetown Harbor

Randolph

July 3
9:30 p.m.
Randolph HS baseball field, 70 Memorial Parkway

Sandwich

July 4
10 p.m.
Old Town Cemetary, Grove Street

Sharon

July 3
9:30 p.m.
Barge on Lake Massapoag, 196 Pond Street

Weymouth

July 3
9:30 p.m.
Barge off Wessagussett Beach, Wessagussett Road

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