Massachusetts July 4th Guide

Our Massachusetts July 4th Guide is new today, July 1, 2016. Rain is predicted for the entire state tonight. Any event that you might be interested in today may be cancelled or rescheduled, so make your plans accordingly. Always call and confirm before you travel! Massachusetts Regions - Counties

We’ll cover every region of the state and list every single celebration, whether it be big or small. This feature will give you an overview of the types of celebrations happening across the state, in your region, and in your neighborhood. We’ll feature concerts, patriotic parades, arts festivals, boat parades, small town commemorations, barbecues, picnics and more.

Our 4th of July Fireworks Guide will be a huge feature in its own right and one that we will update all the way through the holiday weekend.




Northeast Massachusetts July 4th Events


Massachusetts July 4th Events

Boston Harborfest

Boston Harborfest is the nation's biggest July 4th celebration. It opens on Thursday, June 29, 2017. It is a five-day celebration that features historical reenactments, Freedom Trail walks, live entertainment in Columbus Park, an arts festival, a taste of Harborfest … more …

Where: Columbus Park, Boston MA
When: Thu, Jun 29, 2017 - Tue, Jul 4, 2017 from 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cost: Free


Lexington 4th of July Carnival - Massachusetts Events

Lexington 4th of July Carnival

Lexington Massachusetts celebrates the season with a Fourth of July Carnival that goes on for five days. The Lions Club Carnival runs from Friday, June 30 to Tuesday, July 4, 2017. Please see our other page on the 4th of … more …

Where: Hastings Park, Lexington MA
When: Fri, Jun 30, 2017 - Tue, Jul 4, 2017 from 1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cost: Free


Marblehead Festival of the Arts

Marblehead Festival of the Arts

Marblehead celebrates Independence Day with a wide range of events. There’s the Marblehead Arts Festival, the Marblehead to Halifax Ocean Race and a harbor illumination and fireworks display. The arts festival celebrates its fifty-second year in 2017. The festival runs … more …

Where: Abbot Hall, Marblehead MA
When: Sat, Jul 1, 2017 - Tue, Jul 4, 2017 from 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Cost: Free



Southeast Massachusetts 4th of July Events


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Mashpee Picnic & Fireworks

The Mashpee Recreation Department stages their celebration of the Fourth of July a few days early every year to prevent conflicts with other local communities. The community picnic and fireworks are on Saturday, June 30, 2017, at Mashpee High School … more …

Where: Mashpee High School, Mashpee MA
When: Fri, Jun 30, 2017 from 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cost: Free


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Middleborough Carnival

Middleborough celebrates the Fourth of July with a five-day carnival and fireworks. The carnival runs from Friday, June 30 to Tuesday, July 4, 2017. The events and special offers for the carnival vary almost every day. On Tuesday, July 4th, … more …

Where: Pierce Playground, Middleborough MA
When: Fri, Jun 30, 2017 - Tue, Jul 4, 2017 from 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cost: Free


Massachusetts Labor Day Weekend Events

Braintree 4th of July

Braintree celebrates the fourth early on Saturday, June 25, 2016. The community has scheduled an entire day chocked full of events for the entire family at Braintree High School. The celebration includes a parade, games and carnival rides, local food … more …

Where: Braintree High School, Braintree MA
When: Sat, Jul 1, 2017 from 11:45 am - 10:30 pm
Cost: Free


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Halifax Family Fun Day

Halifax will celebrate the Fourth of July with a full day of activities on Saturday, July 1, 2017. There is a Family Fun Day on the town green at noon and fireworks at the school in the evening. The family … more …

Where: Halifax Town Green, Halifax MA
When: Sat, Jul 1, 2017 from 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Cost: Free


Massachusetts July 4th Events

Randolph Parade & Fireworks

Randolph celebrates the 4th in a slightly different manner. Their Night Before the 4th Annual Parade and Fireworks combines the traditional parade with fireworks all in one night. The event will be staged on Monday, July 3. The parade will … more …

Where: Randolph High School, Randolph MA
When: Mon, Jul 3, 2017 from 7:00 pm - 9:45 pm
Cost: Free


Nantucket 4th of July

Nantucket celebrates Independence Day with a full day of patriotic events that includes solemn patriotic moments, silly water fights, eating contests, a bike decorating contest, old-fashioned field games, races, a concert and more. The day begins at the Unitarian Church … more …

Where: Nantucket Main Street, Nantucket MA
When: Tue, Jul 4, 2017 from 9:00 am - 7:30 pm
Cost: Free




Central Massachusetts July 4th Events


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Auburn Fireworks

Auburn will celebrate the Fourth of July with a community festival on Thursday, June 29, 2017. The event features a patriotic ceremony, a concert, fun for kids, games, fireworks and more. The event will be held at the Pappas Recreation … more …

Where: Pappas Recreation Complex, Auburn MA
When: Thu, Jun 29, 2017 from 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cost: Free


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Harvard 4th of July

Harvard celebrates the fourth with two days of events. The fireworks kick things off on Monday night and then on Tuesday, there's a parade in the morning and a full afternoon of old-fashioned field events and a road race. Monday, … more …

Where: Fruitlands Museum, Harvard MA
When: Mon, Jul 3, 2017 - Tue, Jul 4, 2017 from 9-5 (all day)
Cost: Free


Massachusetts Labor Day Weekend Events

Fitchburg 4th of July Parade

Fitchburg celebrates our nation's independence with a wide range of events called Civic Days. The events span an entire week. The Independence Day Parade will be staged on Tuesday, July 4, 2017. The celebrating begins with a block party and … more …

Where: Downtown Fitchburg, Fitchburg MA
When: Tue, Jul 4, 2017 from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Cost: Free




Western Massachusetts July 4th Events


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East Longmeadow Summer Carnival

The East Longmeadow Summer Carnival will begin on Thursday, June 29 and it will run to Monday, July 3, 2017. The carnival is managed by the East Longmeadow Rotary Club. The celebration is staged at Veterans Memorial Field. There will … more …

Where: Veterans Memorial Field, East Longmeadow MA
When: Thu, Jun 29, 2017 - Mon, Jul 3, 2017 from 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cost:


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Monson Summerfest 4th of July

Monson will celebrate summer and the fourth of July with two days of festivities. The fireworks spectacular will be held on Saturday, June 24, 2017, and Summerfest will be held on Tuesday, July 4, 2017. Summerfest features a very long … more …

Where: Dave Grieve Park, Monson MA
When: Tue, Jul 4, 2017 from 12:00 am
Cost: Free


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East Longmeadow 4th of July Parade

The East Longmeadow Fourth of July parade will begin at 10:00 am on Tuesday, July 4, 2017. The parade features floats, marching bands, beauty queens, local dignitaries, Smokey the Bear, fire trucks, The VFW Post, Korean War Veterans, Shriners, military … more …

Where: Longmeadow Main Street, East Longmeadow MA
When: Tue, Jul 4, 2017 from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Cost: Free


Massachusetts Fireworks: golden burst and falling green tendrils

James Taylor & Fireworks @ Tanglewood

James Taylor returns to Tanglewood for two nights of concerts to celebrate the Fourth of July holiday. These concerts are part of the Popular Artists Series. Mr. Taylor will be playing with his All-Star Band. Both concerts start at 8:00 … more …

Where: Tanglewood, Lenox MA
When: Tue, Jul 4, 2017 from 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cost: $27-108.00 (sold out)




We will be making updates to the Massachusetts July 4th Guide on a regular basis, all the way to Independence Day. If you know of any events that we’ve missed, just let us know. We are still waiting for many towns to post their information for this year.

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