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All of the 2021 Fourth of July fireworks shows scheduled in Massachusetts

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Fourth of July fireworks celebrations are returning to some towns in 2021. Yoon S. Byun / The Boston Globe

With vaccination levels rising, many Massachusetts residents may be wondering: “Will I be able to see Fourth of July fireworks shows near me in 2021?” The answer depends on what town you live in.

While there are more Fourth of July fireworks displays scheduled in Massachusetts this year than in 2020, many towns chose to preemptively cancel their 2021 fireworks celebrations earlier this spring.

As recently as early May, the state’s COVID restrictions meant that crowd sizes would have to be kept to a bare minimum, and the state’s decision to lift nearly all COVID restrictions on May 29 came months ahead of schedule. By that point, many towns didn’t have time to reconfigure their Independence Day events to include fireworks.

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“Because of the timing of Governor Baker’s lifting of COVID restrictions, and taking into account the amount of time and planning that goes into this event, we do not have sufficient time nor resources to put together a Fourth of July celebration that lives up to the name of our Parade and Fireworks of years past,” Freetown’s parade and fireworks organizers wrote on Facebook on May 21. “When the decision was made in April to cancel the event, the state was still shut down, and events of this caliber were not permitted for the foreseeable future.”

Nevertheless, some cities and towns have been able to quickly pivot and ensure that their fireworks displays continue. In Boston, the annual Boston Pops July Spectacular will be a split celebration, with the concert taking place at the Tanglewood music venue in western Massachusetts and the fireworks lighting up the city sky on Boston Common.

In all, more than 40 fireworks shows will celebrate America’s independence from June 26 to July 12, according to a list of permitted fireworks displays provided to Boston.com by the state’s Department of Fire Services.

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According to DFS spokesman Jake Wark, while there are no restrictions on town fireworks displays at a state level, residents should check with their local town officials regarding any last-minute changes to their Fourth of July fireworks, either weather-related or otherwise.

Here are the times and schedules of every Fourth of July fireworks show in Massachusetts we could find from now through July 10, as well as a list of every town we could find that has canceled or postponed their July 4 fireworks for 2021.

(Don’t see your town’s fireworks listed or want to update your town’s information? Send an email to [email protected].)

June 26

Braintree

Time: 10 p.m.

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Location: Braintree High School, 128 Town St.

Rain Date: June 27

Chicopee

Time: 9:30 p.m.

Location: Szot Park, Front Street

Rain Date: June 27

Middleton

Time: 9:20 p.m.

Location: Natsue Way

Rain Date: June 27

Milton

Time: 10 p.m.

Location: Governor Hutchinson’s Field – Adams St.

Rain Date: June 27

Pepperell

Time: 9:30 p.m.

Location: Nissitissit Middle School, Chase Ave.

Rain Date: June 27

June 30

Somerville

Time: 9:15 p.m.

Location: Trum Field, Franey Road

Rain Date: July 1

July 1

Chatham

Time: Dusk

Location: Veterans Field — 702 Main St.

Rain Date: N/A

Mashpee

Time: 9:30 p.m.

Location: Mashpee High School, 500 Old Barnstable Road

Rain Date: July 2

July 2

Haverhill

Time: 9:15 p.m.

Location: Riverside Park, 162 Lincoln Ave.

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Rain Date: July 5

Middleborough

Time: 10 p.m.

Location: Battis Field, Jackson Street

Rain Date: July 5

July 3

Agawam

Time: 9:30 p.m.

Location: Six Flags New England

Rain Date: None

Boston Harborfest

Time: 9 p.m.

Location: Long Wharf

Rain Date: None

East Harwich

Time: 9:15 p.m.

Location: Barge of Wequassett Inn

Rain Date: None

East Longmeadow

Time: 9:30 p.m.

Location: High School Athletic Field, Maple Street

Rain Date: None

Fitchburg

Time: 9 p.m.

Location: Rollstone Hill, off of Pratt Road

Rain Date: July 10

New Bedford

Time: 9 p.m.

Location: New Bedford Waterfront, 49 State Pier

Rain Date: None

Sandwich

Time: 9 p.m.

Location: 71 Country Club Road

Rain Date: None

Windsor

Time: 9:30 p.m.

Location: 221 Peru Road

Rain Date: July 9

July 4

Agawam

Time: 9:30 p.m.

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Location: Six Flags New England

Rain Date: None

Amesbury

Time: 9:30 p.m.

Location: Woodson Farm – 223 Lions Mouth Road

Rain Date: July 6

Barnstable

Time: 9 p.m.

Location: Lewis Bay

Rain Date: September 4

Boston

Time: 10:30 p.m.

Location: Boston Common

Rain Date: None

Bridgewater

Time: 9:30 p.m.

Location: Legion Field, 200 South St.

Rain Date: July 5

East Harwich

Time: 9:15 p.m.

Location: Barge of Wequassett Inn

Rain Date: July 5

Fall River

Time: 9 p.m.

Location: Bicentennial and Heritage Parks

Rain Date: July 5

Hyannis

Time: Dusk

Location: Lewis Bay

Rain Date: Sept. 4

Mashpee

Time: 9:30 p.m.

Location: 130 Willowbend Drive

Rain Date: July 5

North Adams

Time: 9:30 p.m.

Location: Joe Wolfe Field, 310 State St.

Rain Date: July 5

Pittsfield

Time: 9 p.m.

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Location: Pittsfield Park, 105 Wahconah St.

Rain Date: TBA

Quincy

Time: 9:15 p.m.

Location: Town River Bay

Rain Date: N/A

Springfield

Time: 9:30 p.m.

Location: Memorial Bridge

Rain Date: July 5

Waltham

Time: 9 p.m.

Location: Leary Field, 19 Athletic Field Road

Rain Date: July 5

Williamstown

Time: 9:15 p.m.

Location: 218 South St.

Rain Date: None

July 5

Gloucester (Postponed from July 3)

Time: 9:30 p.m.

Location: Stage Fort Park, 1 Hough Ave.

Rain Date: July 5

Greenfield (Postponed from July 2)

Time: 9:35 p.m.

Location: Poet’s Seat Tower, Mountain Road

Rain Date: July 5

Ipswich (Postponed from July 2)

Time: 9 p.m.

Location: Turner Hill Golf Club, 251 Topsfield Road

Rain Date: July 5

Lawrence (Postponed from July 3)

Time: 9:30 p.m.

Location: Field across from Lawrence High School — 71 North Parish Rd.

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Rain Date: July 5

Mashpee

Time: 9:30 p.m.

Location: Golf Course — 20 Red Brook Road

Rain Date: None

Oakham

Time: 9:30 p.m.

Location: Barge on Lake Dean, 203 Bechan Road

Rain Date: July 6

Plymouth

Time: 9:30 p.m.

Location: Town Wharf 

Rain Date: July 10

July 9

Everett (Postponed from July 2)

Time: 9:30 p.m.

Location: Glendale Park — 100 Elm St.

Rain Date: July 9

July 10

Charlton (Postponed from July 3)

Time: 9:15 p.m.

Location: Tree House Brewing — 129 Sturbridge Rd.

Rain Date: July 10

Clinton

Time: 9:15 p.m.

Location: Veteran’s Athletic Fields — 275 West Boylston St.

Rain Date: July 11

East Otis

Time: 9 p.m.

Location: 410 Tolland Rd.

Rain Date: July 17

Methuen (Postponed from July 3)

Time: 9:30 p.m.

Location: 100 Milk Street

Rain Date: None

Orleans

Time: 9 p.m.

Location: Rock Harbor Beach, 11 Bay View Drive

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Rain Date: July 13

Webster (Postponed from July 3)

Time: 9 p.m.

Location: Memorial Beach, Thompson Road

Rain Date: None

July 12

Groton

Time: 9:15 p.m.

Location: Groton Field — Playground Rd.

Rain Date: July 13

Scituate

Time: 9:30 p.m.

Location: Behind St. Mary’s Hall — 14 Edward Foster Rd.

Rain Date: July 17

July 24

Foxborough (Postponed from July 2)

Time: 9:15 p.m.

Location: Patriot Place Parking Lot 41, Two Patriot Place

Rain date: July 24

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Lexington (Postponed from July 2)

Time: 9:30 p.m.

Location: Lexington High School baseball field, Worthen Road

Rain Date: TBA

Here is the list of Massachusetts towns and cities where 2021 Fourth of July fireworks have been canceled or postponed:

  • Acton
  • Amherst
  • Andover
  • Ashland
  • Attleboro
  • Auburn
  • Bedford
  • Beverly
  • Burlington
  • Brockton
  • Canton
  • Chelmsford
  • Concord
  • Easthampton
  • Falmouth
  • Fairhaven
  • Franklin
  • Freetown
  • Halifax
  • Harvard
  • Hingham
  • Lynn
  • Manchester
  • Marblehead
  • Milford
  • Monson
  • Nahant
  • Needham
  • Newton
  • North Andover
  • Provincetown
  • Rutland
  • Salem
  • Salisbury
  • Sharon
  • South Hadley
  • Stoughton
  • Swampscott
  • Wakefield
  • Walpole
  • Wilmington
  • Worcester

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