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Fireworks in Boston and MA Guide (dates, times & locations)

Best places to Watch Fireworks near BostonFireworks in Boston and MA Guide dates, times  locations

The Boston area is full of history and one of the best and most patriotic places to celebrate the 4th of July viewing fireworks.

Whether watching Fireworks in Boston at the Hatch Shell & along the Charles River Esplanade, or in one of the many historic towns nearby - you are sure to find a display to fit your schedule and your location. Happy fourth!

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photo credit: Yoon S. Byun-Globe Staff

Where to Watch Fireworks both In and Near Boston
(Updated 6/17/2024)

Find out where they'll be shooting fireworks off nearest you in the Boston area in 2023 - alphabetically by town. (If you know of a display that is not shown here - let us know!)

View Massachusetts Fireworks Displays by Town

View Massachusetts Fireworks Displays by date.

Of course, the big event takes place on July 4th itself at the Hatch Shell (which is also broadcast live).  Here's the rundown on all you'll need to know about this year's Boston Fireworks Spectacular with The Boston Pops!

While we have made every effort to confirm that each of these listings is correct, plans do change - especially for weather. Please check with local authorities or your town website to confirm dates & times.

Happy Fourth of July 2024!

July 4, 2024 - Enjoy the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra and a spectacular display of fireworks over the Charles River. This year maestro Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra are set to entertain at Boston’s annual Fourth of July celebration.

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4th of July Fireworks Near Boston 2024

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Abington
6/8/2024, Dusk (Raindate: 6/9/2024), Beaver Brook Elementary School, 1 Ralph G. Hamlin Jr. Lane

Acton
7/4/2024, 9:30 PM, Nara Park, 25 Ledge Rock Way

Agawam
7/4/2024, 9:30 PM, Six Flags - 1623 Main St.
7/5/2024, 9:30 PM, Six Flags - 1623 Main St.

Amesbury
7/4/2024, 9:30 PM, Woodsom Farm, 223 Lions Mouth Road

Amherst
7/2/2024, 9:00 PM, McGuirk Stadium at UMASS Amherst (6-9pm)

Andover
7/3/2024, 9:20 PM, Andover High School, 80 Shawsheen Road

Arlington
9/21/2024, 7:30 PM, Spy Pond | Town Day

Attleboro
Usually July 3rd (Date TBA), Hayward Field, 89 North Avenue

Auburn
6/28/2024, 9:30 PM (Raindate: 6/29/2024), Pappas Recreation Complex – 203 Pakachoag St

Ayer
First Week in July (Date TBA), Rogers Field on Devens

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Barnstable
Usually July 4th (Date TBA), Aselton Park, Bismore Park, and Veteran’s Park Beach

Beverly
7/4/2024, 9:15 PM, West Beach in Beverly Farms - 121 West Road

Beverly
8/11/2024, 9:00 PM, Lynch Park and Dane St. Beach (Homecoming Days)

Billerica
Usually late September (Date TBA), Marshal Middle School - 15 Floyd St. (Yankee Doodle Homecoming)

Boston
12/31/2024, 12:00 AM, First Night over Boston Harbor
12/31/2024, 7:00 PM, Family First Night, Boston Common Ball Fields
7/2/2024, 9:15 PM, Boston Harbor; Inner Harbor @ Long Wharf/Columbus Park)

7/4/2024, 10:30 PM, Hatch Shell on the Esplanade
Usually Labor Day (Date TBA), Boston Waterfront / Boston Harbor

Braintree
6/29/2024, 10:00 PM, Braintree High School field

Bridgewater
7/4/2024, 9:30 PM, Legion Field - 200 South Street

Burlington
8/3/2024, 9:00 PM, View from Burlington Town Common or Simonds Park

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Canton
6/30/2024, 9:15 PM, Irish Cultural Center

Carlisle
Third Week in June (Date TBA), Baseball Field, Church Street

Charlton
Usually early July (Date TBA), Tree House Brewing Com. - 129 Sturbridge Road

Chatham
12/31/2024, 6:30 PM, Oyster Pond
7/2/2024, 9:00 PM, Veterans Field – 150 Depot Rd

Chicopee
6/29/2024, 9:00 PM, Szot Park, Front Street

Clinton
Last Week in August (Date TBA), CV Athletic Complex

Cohasset
07/02/2024, 9:15 PM, Barge off Sandy Beach

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Dalton
6/7/2024, 10:00 PM, Legion Grounds, E. Deming Street
6/8/2024, 10:00 PM (Raindate: 6/9/2024), Legion Grounds, E. Deming Street

Dennis
First Week in September (Date TBA), West Dennis Beach

Dighton
First Week in June (Date TBA), 979 Somerset Avenue

Dracut
6/27/2024, 9:15 PM (Raindate: 7/18/2024), Veterans Memorial Park – 80 Broadway Rd.

E


East Brookfield
First Week of July (Date TBA), Old Landfill - Connie Mack Drive

East Harwich
9/14/2024, TBD, Harwich Community Center fields, 100 Oak Street

East Longmeadow
7/3/2024, Athletic field behind H.S. | 180 Maple St., 9:30 PM

East Otis
Usually early July (Date TBA), Otis Reservoir - 410 Tolland Road

Easthampton
End of June (Date TBA), Park Hill Orchard – 95 Park Hill Rd.

Edgartown
7/4/2024, Dusk/9:15PM, Barge off beach at North Water St.

Everett
6/30/2024, Glendale Park – 100 Elm St., Dusk (Raindate: 7/14/2024)

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Fall River
7/4/2024, 9:30 PM, Barge in the Taunton River - 1338 Davol Street

Falmouth
7/4/2024, Dusk, Falmouth Heights Beach - Gifford Street

Fitchburg
7/3/2024, 10:00 PM (Raindate: 7/7/2024), 83 Hazel St.

Florence
6/22/2024, 9:30 PM (Raindate: 6/23/2024), Parking lot at 300 North Main St.

Foxborough
6/8/2024, 9:00 PM (Raindate: 6/9/2024), Army Field at  South St.

Framingham
6/28/2024, 9:30 PM, Farm Pond Park at 100 Dudley Rd.

Franklin
7/6/2024, 10:00 PM, Franklin High School, 218 Oak Street

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Gardner
6/29/2024, 9:15 PM (Raindate: 6/30/2024), Kendall Pond Road W

Gloucester
7/3/2024, 9:30 PM, Fort Area, Stage Fort Park, 1 Hough Ave.

Granby
Second Week in June (Date TBA), Dufresne Park Recreation Area – Taylor St.

Greenfield
6/1/2024, 9:30 PM, Field behind School – 574 Bernardston Rd.
7/6/2024, 9:35 PM (Raindate: 7/7/2024), Poet’s Seat Tower – Mountain Rd.

Groton
7/8/2024, 9:00 PM (Raindate: 07/09/2024), Groton Field - Playground Road

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Hadley
7/2/2024, 9:15 PM (Raindate: 7/8/2024), 300 Stadium Drive

Halifax
6/29/2024, 9:00 PM (Raindate: 6/30/2024), Halifax Elementary School Field - 464 Plymouth Street

Hamilton
6/22/2024, 9:15 PM (Raindate: 6/23/2024), Patton Park, Bay Road

Hampton Beach, NH
12/31/2024, 9:30 PM, Hampton Beach
5/26/2024, 9:30 PM, Hampton Beach
6/22/2024, 9:30 PM, Hampton Beach
6/26/2024, 9:30 PM, Hampton Beach
7/10/2024, 9:30 PM, Hampton Beach
7/17/2024, 9:30 PM, Hampton Beach
7/24/2024, 9:30 PM, Hampton Beach
7/3/2024, 9:30 PM, Hampton Beach
7/31/2024, 9:30 PM, Hampton Beach
7/4/2024, 9:30 PM, Hampton Beach
8/14/2024, 9:30 PM, Hampton Beach
8/21/2024, 9:30 PM, Hampton Beach
8/28/2024, 9:30 PM, Hampton Beach
8/7/2024, 9:30 PM, Hampton Beach
9/1/2024, 9:30 PM, Hampton Beach
9/7/2024, 9:30 PM, Hampton Beach

Hanover
6/22/2024, 9:15 PM (Raindate: 6/23/2024), Ballfields behind Center School - 65 Silver Street

Harvard
CANCELLED, Fruitlands Museum, 102 Prospect Hill Rd.

Harwich
9/14/2024, TBD, Harwich Community Center fields, 100 Oak Street

Haverhill
07/01/2024, 9:15 PM (Raindate: 7/2/2024), Riverside Park 163 Lincoln Avenue

Hingham
First Week in July (Date TBA), Hingham Harbor

Hinsdale
End of July (Date TBA), 134 Maple Street

Holyoke
Last Week in June (Date TBA), Holyoke Community College, at 303 Homestead Avenue

Hull
Third Week in June (Date TBA), Barge off Nantasket Beach, 109-125 Main Street

Hyannis
8/31/2024, 9:00 PM, Lewis Beach (View along Hyannis Harbor & West Yarmouth beaches
8/31/2024, 9:00 PM, View from beaches around Hyannis Harbor (Veterans and Kalmus) & West Yarmouth beaches along Lewis Bay.

I


Ipswich
End of June (Date TBA), Ipswich Country Club - 148 Country Club Road
End of June (Date TBA), Turner Hill Golf Club - 251 Topsfield Road

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Leominster
Third Week in June (Date TBA), Doyle Field, 115 Priest Street

Lexington
7/5/2024, 9:30 PM, Lexington H.S. Baseball Field - Worthen Road

Lincoln
Usually July 4th (Date TBA), Codman Field, Ballfield Road

Lowell
7/4/2024, 9:00 PM, Pedestrian Walkway – Aiken Street

Lynn
7/3/2024, 9:00 PM (Raindate: 7/5/2024), Barge near Red Rock - 76 Marine Street

Lynn
After Baseball Games (Date TBA), Fraser Field - 26 Ford Street

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Manchester
07/03/24, 9:00 PM, Barge off Singing Beach

Marblehead
7/4/2024, 9:15 PM, Barge in Marblehead Harbor, Commercial St. Wharf (Illumination / Fireworks)

Marion
7/6/2024, Barge off Silver Shell Beach, Front St., 9:15 PM (Raindate: 07/07/2024)

Mashpee
7/3/2024, 9:15 PM (Raindate: 7/12/2024), 130 Willowbend Drive
7/4/2024, 9:00 PM (Raindate: 07/05/2024), Golf Course – 20 Red Brook Rd.

Mattapoisett
Usually First Week in July (Date TBA), The Bay Club - 63 Country Road

Maynard
Usually mid-October (Date TBA), Fowler School 3 Tiger Way

Methuen
7/6/2024, 9:30 PM, Exit 4 off-ramp of MA-Route 213 – Pleasant Valley St.

Middleborough
7/5/2024, 10:00 PM, Battis Field/Pierce Playground – Jackson St.

Middleton
Third Week in June (Date TBA), Town Transfer Station, Natsue Way

Millbury
Usually July 4th (Date TBA), Lot behind True Value - Howe Avenue

Milton
7/5/2024, 10:00 PM (Raindate: 7/6/2024), Gov. Hutchinson Field Adams Street

Monson
6/22/2024, 9:15 PM (Raindate: 6/23/2024), Quarry Hill School, 43 Margaret St.

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Nahant
7/4/2024, 9:00 PM (Raindate: 7/7/2024), Bailey's Hill Park, Bass Point Road

Nantucket
7/4/2024, 9:00 PM, Barges off Jetties Beach

Needham
7/3/2024, 9:30 PM, Needham HS Parking Lot, 609 Webster Street

New Bedford
7/4/2024, 9:00 PM (Raindate: 7/12/2024), Barge off State Pier in New Bedford Harbor

Newburyport
Usually first week of August (Date TBA), Newburyport Harbor | Yankee Homecoming Days

Newton
7/4/2024, 9:30 PM, Albemarle Field / Halloran Sports Complex

Norfolk
6/15/2024, 8:45 PM (Raindate: 6/16/2024), Freeman Kennedy School – 70 Broadman St.

North Adams
7/4/2024, 9:30 PM, Joe Wolfe Field

North Andover
7/6/2024, 9:30 PM (Raindate: 7/7/2024), Hayes Stadium – 495 Main St.

North Attleboro
Usually late July (Date TBA), N. Attleboro HS athletic field – 564 Landry Ave.
Usually late July (Date TBA), N. Attleboro HS athletic field – 564 Landry Ave.

North Reading
Late June (Date TBA),

Northampton
Third Week in June (Date TBA), Look Park Gazebo Area

Norton
Third Week in June (Date TBA), Henri A. Yelle School - 64 W. Main Street

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Oak Bluffs
Usually late August (Date TBA), Ocean Park | 2 Seaview Avenue | Band Concert starts at 8:00pm / Ocean Park Gazebo

Onset
third week in September (Date TBA), Onset harbor for Harvest Moon Festival

Osterville
7/5/2024, 2 Barges in Tims Cove – Cove Lane, 9:30 PM (Raindate: 7/6/2024)

Otis
First Week in July (Date TBA), Otis Reservoir 410 Tolland Road

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Pepperell
Last Week in June (Date TBA), back field behind Varnum Brook Elementary School

Pittsfield
7/4/2024, 9:30 PM, Pittsfield Cemetery | 203 Wahconah St.
End of June (Date TBA), Centennial Birthday Bash of the Berkshire Museum | fireworks display at Bousquet Ski Area in Pittsfield.

Plymouth
7/4/2024, 9:15 PM, at Plymouth Waterfront

Provincetown
7/4/2024, Dusk/9:00:00 PM (Raindate: 7/5/2024), MacMillan Pier - 24 Macmillan Pier at Provincetown Harbor

Q


Quincy
6/15/2024, 9:00 PM (Raindate: 6/16/2024), Pageant Field | Flag Day Celebration
Third Week in June (Date TBA), Pageant field Boat Landing, Vietnam Veterans DriveUsually 7/4/2024, Bay Pointe Waterfront Restaurant

R


Randolph
7/3/2024, 9:30 PM, Randolph HS baseball field, 70 Memorial Parkway

Reading
6/15/2024, 9:00 PM (Raindate: 9/7/2024), Baseball field at the Reading Memorial High School, 62 Oakland Road

Rockland
6/15/2024, 9:15 PM (Raindate: 6/16/2024), Bicentennial Field - Lower Reed Street

Rockport
Unsually 2nd week in August (Date TBA), Old Granite Pier, Sandy Bay, Rockport (Illuminations)

Rutland
07/03/2024, 9:20 PM, Behind DPW garage – 17 Pommogussett Rd.

S


Salem
7/4/2024, 9:15 PM (Raindate: 8/10/2024), Salem Maritime l Historic Site | 160 Derby St.
Usually on Halloween (Date TBA), Fireworks over the North River

Salisbury
6/29/2024, 10:15 PM, Salisbury Beach
7/13/2024, 10:15 PM, Salisbury Beach
7/20/2024, 10:15 PM, Salisbury Beach
7/27/2024, 10:15 PM, Salisbury Beach
7/4/2024, 10:15 PM, Salisbury Beach with Joppa Flats
7/6/2024, 10:15 PM, Salisbury Beach
8/10/2024, 10:15 PM, Salisbury Beach
8/17/2027, 10:15 PM, Salisbury Beach
8/24/2024, 10:15 PM, Salisbury Beach
8/3/2024, 10:15 PM, Salisbury Beach
8/31/2024, 10:15 PM, Salisbury Beach

Sandwich
6/29/2024, 10:00 PM, Baseball Field – Morse Rd.

Sharon
7/3/2024, 9:30 PM, Barge on Lake Massapoag - 196 Pond Street

Shelburne Falls
Third Week in June (Date TBA), Field at 200 Mechanic Street

Somerville
6/27/2024, 9:15 PM (Raindate: 6/28/2024), Trum Field, Franey Road
Usually mid-September (Date TBA), DCR Baxter Park | Assembly Row River Fest

South Yarmouth
Mid October (Date TBA), Seagull Beach, West Yarmouth

Springfield
7/4/2024, 9:30 PM, Track at Blunt Park

Stockbridge
End of June (Date TBA), Norman Rockwell Museum - 9 Glendale Road

Sunderland
Third Week in June (Date TBA), Sunderland's seafront and Cliffe Park

Sutton
Usually last week in June (Date TBA), 268 Boston Rd.

Swampscott
Usually July 3rd (Date TBA), Nahant Bay

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Taunton
8/31/2024, 8:10 PM (Raindate: 09/01/2024), Hopewell Park at 15 Hamilton St.

Tewksbury
7/2/2024, 9:30 PM (Raindate: 07/07/2024), 286 Livingston St.

Turners Falls
07/27/2024, 9:30 PM, Field off Unity Park at  1st St.

 

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Upton
Third Week in June (Date TBA), Front Field at Nipmuc Regional HS, Pleasant St

W


Wakefield
7/4/2024, 9:30 PM, Lake Quannapowitt - End of Beacon Street

Walpole
7/3/2024, 9:30 PM, Stone Field | Stone Street

Waltham
6/30/2024, 9:00 PM (Raindate: 9:00 PM), Barge in Charles River, 211 Moody St.

Ware
End of June (Date TBA), Ball Park - 77 Church Street

Wareham
First Week in July (Date TBA), Onset harbor for Harvest Moon Festival

Warren
6/22/2024, 9:00 PM (Raindate: 6/23/2024), 284 Old West Brookefield Rd.

Webster
Memorial Beach on Thompson Rd., 9:00 PM (Raindate: 7/6/2024)

Wellesley
Third Week in May (Date TBA), Hunnewell Field - Rice Street

Westfield
6/29/2024, 9:15 PM, Westfield Middle School Field, 300 W. Silver Street

Westford
5/18/2024, Dusk, xxxxx

Weymouth
7/3/2024, 9:30 PM, Barge off Wessagussett Beach - Wessagussett Road

Whatley
Usually last week of June (Date TBA), Field behind S. White Dickinson Library, 202 Chestnut Plain Rd.

Whitinsville
Usually 2nd week in July (Date TBA), Lasell Field – 171 Linwood Ave.

Williamstown
7/4/2024, 9:15 PM, 19 Meachum St.

Wilmington
6/30/2024, 9:00 PM (Raindate: 6/30/2024), Wilmington High School field - 159 Church Street
6/30/2024, 9:30 PM (Raindate: 07/01/2024), Wilmington High School field - 159 Church Street

Winchendon
06/08/2024, 9:30 PM, On rail trail – 450R Spring Street

Winchester
6/1/2024, 9:15 PM, Manchester Field, 458 Main Street | Town Day

Winthrop
7/4/2024, 9:00 PM, Coughlin Park – 30 Bay View Ave.

Woburn
6/8/2024, 10:00 PM (Raindate: 6/9/2024), DPW Yard off N. Warren St., North Warren Street

Worcester
4/19/2024, Post Game, Polar Park Stadium- 122 Madison St.
4/5/2024, Post Game, Polar Park Stadium- 122 Madison St.


5/17/2024, Post Game, Polar Park Stadium- 122 Madison St.
5/24/2024, Post Game, Polar Park Stadium- 122 Madison St.
5/3/2024, Post Game, Polar Park Stadium- 122 Madison St.
6/21/2024, Post Game, Polar Park Stadium- 122 Madison St.
6/7/2024, Post Game, Polar Park Stadium- 122 Madison St.
7/12/2024, Post Game, Polar Park Stadium- 122 Madison St.
7/4/2024, Post Game, Polar Park Stadium- 122 Madison St.
7/5/2024, Post Game, Polar Park Stadium- 122 Madison St.
8/16/2024, Post Game, Polar Park Stadium- 122 Madison St.
8/2/2024, Post Game, Polar Park Stadium- 122 Madison St.
8/30/2024, Post Game, Polar Park Stadium- 122 Madison St.

Worcester
6/28/2024, 9:30 PM, East Park (Cristoforo Colombo Park) - 180 Shrewsbury Street

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Yarmouth
10/13/2024, 8:00 PM, Seagull Beach, West Yarmouth

 

Find more Fireworks Displays in MA near you

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Boston Fireworks Insider Tips

  • On July 3, the Boston Pops plays a dress rehearsal concert (no fireworks - just music). This is a great way to avoid the big crowds and the late night on the 4th and still enjoy the excitement of the patriotic concert.
  • MBTA bus, T, & commuter rail fares will not be collected from 10:00pm to end of service on Mon. July 4.
  • No alcoholic beverages are allowed on any DCR property, which includes the Esplanade, Memorial Drive, Cambridge, or on waterways. Grills, hibachis or other fires are prohibited. No overnight camping. Spectators can stake their claim in the morning on July 4.

Specialty Viewing Options

There are many place to watch fireworks, including some special spots where you can pay for premium viewing.

Community Boating & Sailing 'Sailabration' - Enjoy the 4th of July on the docks of Community Boating this year.  Avoid the commotion of the masses on the Esplanade, get unobstructed riverside views, bathrooms, refreshments, and a spirit of camaraderie with the sounds of the Boston POPS piped in.

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Boat Excursions - You can find a wide variety of boat cruises to book for July 4th viewing.  This family-friendly fireworks cruise runs out of Plymouth and coincides with the annual Plymouth Fireworks display on the 4th.

Looking for more ideas on fun things to do with kids in Boston?  We've put together some great guides for places to visit during the summer time in Boston, with specific highlights for June events, July events and August events

Find Fun Things to Do on our events calendar as Summer Begins in Boston.  From a myriad of Boston Beaches, Spray Parks & Pool, Waterparks and more, you'll find lots of ways to stay cool during a Boston Summer. 

There is no shortage of fun things to do in Boston for young adults in Boston as well.  Whether you are celebrating the end of a work week or the end of midterm exams, weekends are brimming with promise for Boston’s 20-something crowd. 

You can find lots more family-friendly Boston events each week on the BostonCentral calendar and our popular things to do this week newsletter.

Stacey SaoStacey Sao has been the Managing Director of the family-friendly events and activities website, BostonCentral for over 20 years.  She continues to enjoy discovering and exploring new places to visit in the Greater Boston area.