With the Fourth of July rapidly approaching, Mansfield Patch went looking for local fireworks displays and other Fourth of July activities in the area. So here's a list of what's going on:
- Attleboro: July 4 at 9 p.m., Hayward Field. Rain date July 5.
- Boston: July 4 at 10:30 p.m., Charles River Barge (after Pops concert). Rain date July 5.
- Brockton Fair: July 2, 3, 4, 8 and 9 at 10:30 p.m., Brockton Fairgrounds off Route 24
- Fall River: July 4 at 9:30 p.m., One Government Center. Rain date July 5.
- Franklin: July 2, 10 p.m., Franklin Junior High Athletic Fields
- Freetown: July 3, 8 p.m., off South Main Street. Rain date July 9.
- Danvers: July 3, 9:30 p.m., Plains Park
- Milford: July 3, 9 p.m., Plains Park
- July 3, dark, Memorial Field
- New Bedford: July 3, 9:45 p.m. over the harbor
- Sharon: July 3, 9:30 p.m., Memorial Park Beach
- Stoughton: July 3, 9 p.m., Stoughton school complex
- Walpole: July 3, 9:30 p.m., Joe Morgan Memorial Field
- Weymouth: July 3, 9 p.m., Barge off Wessqgusset Beach
- Acton: July 2, Concert at 7:30 p.m., Fireworks at 9:30 p.m., Nara park
- Bellingham: July 4, 9:30 p.m., Bellingham High School
- July 4, 9 p.m., Russell J. Halloran Field, off Route 16
- Plymouth: July 4, 9:30 p.m., Barge in Plymouth Cove
- July 4, 9:15 p.m.,
- July 4, 8 p.m., Leary Field
- Wilmington: and , at Wilmington Town Common.
- Sherborn will celebrate the 4th of July with this year's themed "Agricultural History of Sherborn" parade on Monday, July 4 beginning at 2 p.m. The parade route will follow Route 27 to the Jameson Fields. Fire engine rides will begin at 5 p.m. Events are sponsored by the Sherborn Fire and Rescue Association.
- Needham's Fourth of July Grand Parade will start at 9 a.m. on Monday, July 4th. The starting location is Greene’s Field. I’ve gone to this parade since I was a kid and wow! I bring my own kids now for nearly two hours of non-stop entertainment. After the parade there will be more food, a flea market, an old fashioned baseball game, children’s games and much more. Plan to stay in Needham for this great 4th of July tradition!
- The Norwood parade route will begin 5:45 p.m. on Washington Street from Coakley Middle School to the Town Hall and ends in Shaw’s parking lot (across from the Fire Station).
- Boston Harborfest: June 30 - July 5. Party on the Plaza, featuring a disco dance party complete with an interactive stage show, the annual Chowderfest, clambake, historical walking tours, reenactment of the Boston Tea Party, Extreme Sailing, kid-friendly entertainment and more. For information and a schedule of events visit www.bostonharborfest.com.
- An 1830s Independence Celebration: July 3 and 4, Old Sturbridge Village. This outdoor history museum replicates a rural New England town of the 1830s. For the holiday weekend, period actors and entertainers will be on site to help guests enjoy 19th century games and activities, a pie-eating contest, juggling, comedy, live music and a reading of the Declaration of Independence. Fireworks will be on Sunday evening. For full schedule visit www.osv.org.
- Summerfest: July 2 and 3, New Bedford. Over 70 musicians and performers, over 90 arts and crafts vendors, and loads of delicious food purveyors from all over New England. Culminates Sunday evening with fireworks over the harbor at 9:45 p.m. This year’s lineup includes performances by Le Vent du Nord, Cheryl Wheeler, Sloan Wainwright, Ellis Paul, and more. For full schedule, information, and tickets, visit www.newbedfordsummerfest.com.
- Boston Pops concert: Concerts are held on July 3 and 4, both starting at 8:30 p.m. at the Esplanade Hatch Shell. For more information visit www.july4th.org.
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