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Friday, June 26, 2015
Happy Independence Day!  Yes, it's right around the corner, and this year marks the 42nd anniversary of the Boston Fireworks Spectacular.  This year's musical performers will include Melinda Doolitte, Micheal Cavenaugh, and Sons of Serendip; along with Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra.   In addition, families can take advantage of the Esplanade Playspace right behind the concession area.   However, if trekking into Boston isn't in your plans, you can Find a Fireworks Display near you.  Enjoy the Holiday!

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Family Fun for the Week of 6/26 - 7/2

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SAVE THE DATES! Outside the Box Music Festival - Boston
Outside The Box is Boston's biggest and best FREE, family-friendly Performing Arts Festival. Won't you join us?
July 14 - 19, 2015

Boston Metro

Massachusetts Fireworks Guide 2015
Find out where they'll be shooting fireworks off nearest you in 2015 (by date). Different towns, different dates & times - you are sure to find a display to fit your schedule and your location. Happy fourth
Friday, Jun 5, 2015 - Friday, Aug 7, 2015

Opening Day Celebration of Frog Pond Spray Fountain - Boston
Frog Pond opens for the summer season on the Boston Common. Enjoy a special visit from official mascot Frog Pond Freddie, entertainment, and various other family friendly activities.
Wednesday, Jul 1, 2015

Boston Area Summer Camps Guide - Display Image

BostonCentral Summer Camps Guide
Summer is here and lots of summer camp registrations are still underway! Discover great summer programs for your kids, with day & overnight options including art, technology, music, nature, sports, and more.

Boston Harborfest - Boston
Boston Harborfest is an annual festival that celebrates Boston's maritime and colonial history. Enjoy over 200 different events that occur throughout the week around Boston's historic downtown and waterfront districts, as well as main events happening in the City Hall Plaza.
Wednesday, Jul 1, 2015 - Sunday, Jul 5, 2015

4th of July Fireworks: Boston/Cambridge Esplanade - Boston
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 for Boston´s annual Fourth of July celebration.
Saturday, Jul 4, 2015

Community Boating's July 4th Sailabration - Boston
Enjoy the 4th of July on the docks of Community Boating this year. Avoid the commotion of the masses on the Esplanade, yet preserve the spirit of camaraderie and the sounds of the Boston POPS.
Friday, Jul 3, 2015

One World for Kids: Mary Baker Eddy Library - Boston
The Mary Baker Eddy Library hosts its annual 'One World' program for children with varying craft projects, multicultural performers, book giveaways, a poetry wall, and tours of the Mapparium.
Tuesday, Jul 7, 2015 - Tuesday, Aug 11, 2015

Swan Boat Rides - Back Bay
Enjoy a peaceful 15 minute paddleboat cruise around the Boston Garden lagoon. The only boats of their kind in the world, inspired by the opera Lohengrin.
Saturday, Apr 18, 2015 - Sunday, Sep 20, 2015

Rosalita's Puppets at Faneuil Hall - Boston
Puppeteer Charlotte Anne Dore will put on a weekly show in which she uses puppets and her storytelling expertise to create fantastic worlds and characters.
Every Saturday from Jun 20, 2015 - Sep 29, 2015

Malik the Magic Guy - Boston
Three shows begin at 10am, 11am, and 12pm. The 10am show is geared toward kids but all shows are appropriate for families and individuals of all ages.
Every Monday from Jun 22, 2015 - Aug 9, 2015

Boston Red Sox Home Schedule for July Games at Fenway Park - - Boston
Catch a Red Sox game at Fenway Park this summer. In July the Sox are in town for 15 home games - check out the schedule below.
Friday, Jul 3, 2015 - Friday, Jul 31, 2015

Fr-ee Fun Fridays 2015: Highland Street Foundation - Massachusetts
The Highland Street Fr-ee Fun Fridays program invites you to visit a designated museum or attraction for fr-ee over nine Fridays this summer. THIS WEEK: Boston Children's Museum | Naumkeag | Heritage Museums & Gardens | Bekshire Museum | Amelia Park Children's Museum | Falmouth Museums on the Green | Old Manse.
Friday July 3, 2015

North Suburbs

Marblehead Arts Festival Days - Marblehead
The Marblehead Arts Festival is held at various locations in town. Exhibits and concerts will be part of the fun. Highlights include the Children's Festival, Sand Sculpture Competition, and Kite Festival.
Thursday, Jul 2, 2015 - Sunday, Jul 5, 2015

Amesbury Days - Amesbury
A week of fun in Amesbury leading up to fireworks at Woodsom Farm. Some of this year's events include the Annual Brew Fest, Sadie Hawkins Road Race, Farmer´s Market and the Old Fashioned Car Show just to name a few.
Thursday, Jun 25, 2015 - Saturday, Jul 4, 2015

Salisbury Beach Fireworks - Salisbury
Spectacular Fireworks Display at Salisbury Beach. The fireworks close an entire three day event with music, sand castle building, fun, food and fireworks. Fun for the entire family.
Saturday, Jul 4, 2015

Wilmington Family Fun Day & Fireworks - Wilmington
The Wilmington 4th of July Festival At the Wilmington Town Common on Route 62 in Wilmington, MA. The Carnival Fundraiser will feature rides, games, food and with a grand Fireworks finale at 9:30pm.
Saturday, Jul 4, 2015

Grand Fireworks Display over Gloucester Harbor - Gloucester
Fireworks over Gloucester Harbor Gloucester's annual fireworks will start at 10:00 p.m. over Gloucester Harbor. Set up your chairs and blankets along the harbor to enjoy this Indepence Day celebration. A fr-ee event.
Friday, Jul 3, 2015

Lowell Fourth of July Fireworks Celebration - Lowell
The City of Lowell is preparing for a very special Independence Day celebration at Edward A. LeLacheur Park, located at 450 Aiken Street.
Saturday, Jul 4, 2015

Fun in the Farmyard at Appleton Farms - Ipswich
Experience Appleton Farms at our newest program Fun in the Farmyard Drop by our Carriage Barn anytime between 10am-2pm Sundays to learn about life on the farm and meet some of our farm animals.
Every Sunday from Jul 5, 2015 - Nov 22, 2015

South Suburbs

Brockton Fair - Brockton
One of America's oldest and finest country fairs Rides, Midway, Live Entertainment, Demolition Derby, Fireworks & more There is something for everyone in the family to see and enjoy.
Thursday, Jul 2, 2015 - Sunday, Jul 12, 2015

New Bedford Folk Festival 2015 - New Bedford
This two day family-oriented festival offers continuous folk music on seven stages and renowned music workshops, fine vendors of arts, crafts and clothing, and a children´s activity station.
Saturday, Jul 4, 2015 - Sunday, Jul 5, 2015

Barnstable Fireworks - Barnstable
Celebrate the start of Independence Day weekend on Friday, July 1 in Barnstable. Fireworks are scheduled for 9:00-9:15 p.m. Bring the family and watch the sky light up over the shore.
Saturday, Jul 4, 2015

Fourth of July Fireworks in Sharon, MA - on the 3rd - Sharon
The Sharon Independence Day Celebration Committee has organized a day full of events for the entire family
Friday, Jul 3, 2015

4th July Fireworks in Plymouth Harbor - Plymouth
Cruise on the Pilgrim Belle. Enjoy the best Fireworks on the South Shore as they light up the Plymouth Harbor, Plymouth Rock, and Mayflower II.
Saturday, Jul 4, 2015

New Bedford Folk Festival - New Bedford
The New Bedford Folk Festival will celebrate its milestone 20th Anniversary from Saturday July 4 through Sunday July 5, 2015 with an impressive lineup of the best in contemporary, Americana, traditional, blues and Celtic folk music.
Sat, Sun from Jul 4, 2015 - Jul 5, 2015

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe's 94th Annual Pow Wow - Mashpee
The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe hosts their 94th Annual Pow Wow from July 3 - July 5. This year's event theme is “Honoring All Our Relations- Land & Life”.
Fri, Sat, Sun from Jul 3, 2015 - Jul 5, 2015

Story Hour at Weir River Farm - Hingham
Barnyard stories come alive when you get to meet the main characters Bring your preschooler down to the farm for our version of story time.
Every Wednesday from Jun 3, 2015 - Sep 9, 2015

West Suburbs

Newton July 4th Celebration - Kids Morning & Fireworks - Newton
Kids' activities and parades. Fr-ee ice cream. Grande Pet parade, Teddy Bear Parade, Decorated Doll Carriage Promenade, and foot races. Fr-ee ice cream, candy and drinks. Sponsored by Cabot's Ice Cream, Trader Joe's and the Newton Centre Women's Club.
Saturday, Jul 4, 2015

Picnic in the Park – Emerson Field - Concord
Come to Emerson Field in Concord to celebrate July 4th with an old-time picnic, music and games. Performances by Tanglewood Marionettes, Southern Rail Bluegrass Band and lots more.
Saturday, Jul 4, 2015

4thFEST Independence Day Celebration - Bedford
This 4thFEST will feature free live musical entertainment, a variety of themed family friendly activities, a birthday themed classic car show, yummy festival food and of course, the spectacular fireworks when the sun goes down..
Saturday, Jul 4, 2015

Sudbury 4th of July Parade - Sudbury
Come out and enjoy Sudbury's Annual 4th of July Parade celebrating our Country's Independence. All are welcome to come and watch one of the areas best parades
Saturday, Jul 4, 2015

Happy Birthday USA Family Day with Stamps - Weston
Celebrate our nation's birthday with postage stamps. Do arts and crafts activities with stamps, make envelopes to send letters, make a fr-ee stamp collection. Refreshments.
Saturday, Jul 4, 2015

Wellesley Summer Concerts - Wellesley
Enjoy an evening concert at the Town Hall Green in Wellesley. Bring a blanket or some chairs and perhaps a picnic dinner.
Wednesday, July 1, 2015 - Wednesday, Aug 5, 2015

Independence Day Celebration at NARA Park - Acton
Acton is celebrating Independence Day on Friday, July 3rd from 3-9:30 p.m. This is a fr-ee event. The event consists of Family Fun Time, Fr-ee Concert featuring EagleMania followed by fireworks.
Friday, Jul 3, 2015

Preschool Story Time about Insects - Waltham
Join us for the Preschool Story Time at Gore Place and learn about creepy crawly insects Through stories and activities, we will learn about different insects and how they live.
Wednesday, Jul 1, 2015

Extra Innings at the Concord Museum - Concord
Visitors are all admitted fr-ee to the Concord Museum after hours. Visit the current exhibition, The Art of Baseball, and enjoy activities and tours. Team uniforms encouraged
Thursday, Jul 2, 2015

Independence Day Celebration at Old Sturbridge Village - Sturbridge
Come celebrate the 239th anniversary of our independent republic at this three-day extravaganza with old-fashioned, patriotic family fun A variety of historical activities and demonstrations will be available.
Friday, Jul 3, 2015 - Sunday, Jul 5, 2015
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