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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

Find out where they'll be shooting fireworks off nearest you in the Boston area in 2020 - 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 2022!

July 4, 2022 - 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 2022

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Abington
6/11/2022, 9:30 PM, Memorial Field, Island Grove Park

Acton
CANCELLED for 2022, Nara Park, 25 Ledge Rock Way

Agawam
7/2/2022, 9:30 PM (Raindate: 7/8/2022), Picnic Grove - 1623 Main Street
7/3/2022, 9:30 PM (Raindate: 7/9/2022), Picnic Grove - 1623 Main Street
7/4/2022, 9:30 PM (Raindate: 7/10/2022), Picnic Grove - 1623 Main Street

Amesbury
7/4/2022, 9:30 PM, Woodsom Farm, 223 Lions Mouth Road

Amherst
7/4/2022, 9:30 PM, McGuirk Stadium at UMASS Amherst

Andover
7/2/2022, 9:20 PM (Raindate: 7/9/2022), Andover High School, 80 Shawsheen Road

Attleboro
7/1/2022, 9:20 PM (Raindate: 7/5/2022), Hayward Field, 89 North Avenue

Auburn
6/30/2022, 9:30 PM (Raindate: 7/1/2022), Pappas Recreation Complex, 203 Pakachoag St.

Ayer
8/20/2022, DUSK, Rogers Field on Devens

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Barnstable
9/3/2022, 9:00 PM, Aselton Park, Bismore Park, and Veteran’s Park Beach

Bellingham
8/13/2022, 9:00 PM (Raindate: 8/14/2022), Bellingham High School,60 Blackstone Field

Beverly
7/4/2022, 9:15 PM (Raindate: 7/5/2022), West Beach in Beverly Farms - 121 West Road

Beverly
8/7/2022, 9:00 PM, Lynch Park and Dane St. Beach (Homecoming Days)

Billerica
9/17/2022, 8:15 PM, Marshal Middle School – 15 Floyd St.

Boston
12/31/2022, 12:00 AM, First Night over Boston Harbor
12/31/2022, 7:00 PM, Family First Night, Boston Common Ball Fields
7/2/2022, 8:25 PM, Boston Harbor
7/4/2022, 10:30 PM, Hatch Shell on the Esplanade
9/2/2022, 8:30 PM, Boston Waterfront / Boston Harbor

Braintree
6/25/2022, 10:00 PM, Braintree High School field

Bridgewater
7/4/2022, 9:30 PM, Legion Field - 200 South Street

Brockton
06/03/2022, 9:30 PM, Campanelli Stadium - 1 Feinberg Way
CANCELLED, Brockton Fairgrounds
CANCELLED, Brockton Fairgrounds
CANCELLED, Brockton Fairgrounds

Burlington
8/6/2022, 9:00 PM, View from Burlington Town Common or Simonds Park

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Canton
6/26/2022, 9:15 PM, Irish Cultural Center

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

Chatham
12/31/2022, 12:00 AM, Oyster Pond
7/2/2022, Dusk, Veterans Field – 150 Depot Rd

Chicopee
6/25/2022, 9:30 PM, Szot Park, Front Street

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

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Dalton
6/3/2022, 10:00 PM, Legion Grounds, E. Deming Street
6/3/2022, 10:00 PM, Legion Grounds, E. Deming Street

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

Dracut
End of June (Date TBA), Dracut H.S. at the Gazebo on 1560 Lakeview Avenue

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East Brookfield
7/9/2022, 9:15 PM, Old Landfill - Connie Mack Drive

East Harwich
Usually September (Date TBA), Harwich Community Center fields, 100 Oak Street

East Longmeadow
7/3/2022, 9:30 PM, H.S. Athletc Field - Maple Street

Easthampton
6/25/2022, 9:00 PM, Park Hill Orchard – 95 Park Hill Rd.

Edgartown
7/4/2022, 9:15 PM, Edgartown Harbor, Oak Bluffs Ave.

Everett
7/1/2022, Dusk (Raindate: 7/8/2022), Glendale Park

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Fall River
7/4/2022, 9:30 PM, Barge in the Taunton River - 1338 Davol Street

Falmouth
7/4/2022, 9:15 PM, Falmouth Heights Beach - Gifford Street

Fitchburg
7/3/2022, 10:00 PM, Fireworks are shot off Rollstone Hill off Pratt Road

Florence
6/25/2022, 9:15 PM, Look Memorial Park

Foxborough
First Week in June (Date TBA), Booth Playground (Founder's Day)
Usually July 3rd (Date TBA), Gillette Stadium & Patriot Place’s North Marketplace (Free Parking)

Franklin
7/2/2022, 9:30 PM (Raindate: 7/5/2022), Franklin High School, 218 Oak Street)

Freetown
7/3/2022, 9:00 PM (Raindate: 7/9/2022), Hathaway Park, Carleys Way

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Gardner
6/25/2022, 9:15 PM (Raindate: 6/26/2022), Kendall Pond Road W

Gloucester
Usually July 3rd (Date TBA), Fort Area, Stage Fort Park, 1 Hough Ave.

Granby
6/11/2022, 9:30 PM (Raindate: 6/18/2022), Dufresne Park, 32 Kendall Street

Greenfield
7/1/2022, 9:30 PM, Beacon Field

Groton
7/11/2022, 9:15 PM (Raindate: 7/18/2022), Groton Field - Playground Road

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Halifax
6/25/2022, 9:00 PM (Raindate: 6/26/2022), Halifax Elementary School Field - 464 Plymouth Street

Hampton Beach, NH
6/22/2022, 9:30 PM,
6/29/2022, 9:30 PM,
7/13/2022, 9:30 PM,
7/20/2022, 9:30 PM,
7/27/2022, 9:30 PM,
7/4/2022, 9:30 PM, 
7/6/2022, 9:30 PM,
8/10/2022, 9:30 PM,
8/17/2022, 9:30 PM,
8/24/2022, 9:30 PM,
8/3/2022, 9:30 PM,
8/31/2022, 9:30 PM,
9/10/2022, 9:30 PM,
9/4/2022, 9:30 PM,

Hanover
6/25/2022, 9:00 PM, Ballfields behind Center School - 65 Silver Street

Harvard
7/4/2022, 9:15 PM, Fruitlands Museum, 102 Prospect Hill Rd.

Harwich
9/18/2022, 8:15 PM, Harwich Community Center fields, 100 Oak Street

Haverhill
7/1/2022, 9:15 PM (Raindate: 7/5/2022), Riverside Park 163 Lincoln Avenue

Hingham
7/1/2022, 9:30 PM, Hingham Harbor

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

Holyoke
6/24/2022, 9:15 PM (Raindate: 6/25/2022), Holyoke Community College, at 303 Homestead Avenue

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

Hyannis
10/9/2022, 9:00 PM, Lewis Beach (View along Hyannis Harbor & West Yarmouth beaches
9/3/2022, 9:00 PM, Lewis Beach (View along Hyannis Harbor & West Yarmouth beaches

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Ipswich
7/1/2022, 9:00 PM (Raindate: 7/8/2022), Turner Hill Golf Club - 251 Topsfield Road
End of June (Date TBA), Ipswich Country Club - 148 Country Club Road

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Lawrence
7/3/2022, 9:30 PM (Raindate: 7/5/2022), Field across from H.S. - 71 North Parish Road

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

Lexington
7/1/2022, 9:30 PM, Lexington H.S. Baseball Field - Worthen Road

Lincoln
CANCELLED, Codman Field, Ballfield Road

Lowell
7/2/2022, 9:00 PM (Raindate: 7/5/2022), Pedestrian Walkway - Aiken Street

Lynn
7/3/2022, 9:00 PM (Raindate: 7/5/2022), Barge near Red Rock - 76 Marine Street

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

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Manchester
7/3/2022, 9:00 PM, Barge off Singing Beach

Marblehead
7/4/2022, 9:15 PM, Marblehead Harbor (Illunmiation / Fireworks)

Marion
7/1/2022, 9:15 PM (Raindate: 7/9/2022), Barge off Silver Shell Beach – Front St.

Mashpee
6/24/2022, 9:00 PM (Raindate: 6/25/2022), Mashpee High School, 500 Old Barnstable Rd.

Mashpee
7/3/2022, 9:00 PM (Raindate: 7/5/2022), Golf Course, 20 Red Brook Road
7/3/2022, 9:15 PM (Raindate: 7/5/2022), Willowbend Country Club - 130 Willowbend Dr

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

Methuen
7/2/2022, 9:30 PM, 100 Milk Street

Middleborough
First Week in July (Date TBA), Battis Field / Pierce playground - Jackson Street

Middleton
6/18/2022, 9:20 PM (Raindate: 6/19/2022), Town Transfer Station, Natsue Way

Milford
6/25/2022, 10:00 PM (Raindate: 6/26/2022), Plains Park – 90 Cedar St.
6/25/2022, 10:00 PM (Raindate: 6/26/2022), Plains Park – 90 Cedar Street

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

Milton
6/25/2022, 10:00 PM (Raindate: 6/26/2022), Gov. Hutchinson Field Adams Street

Monson
6/25/2022, 9:15 PM (Raindate: 6/26/2022), Quarry Hill School, 43 Margaret St.

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Nahant
7/9/2022, 9:00 PM, Bailey's Hill Park, Bass Point Road

Nantucket
7/4/2022, 9:00 PM, Barges off Jetties Beach

Needham
7/3/2022, 9:15 PM, Needham HS Parking Lot, 609 Webster Street

New Bedford
Usually July 4th (Date TBA), Downtown New Bedford/State Pier

Newton
7/4/2022, 9:30 PM, Albemarle Field / Halloran Sports Complex

North Adams
7/4/2022, 9:30 PM, Joe Wolfe Field

North Andover
7/3/2022, 9:30 PM (Raindate: 7/5/2022), Hayes Stadium - 495 Main Street

North Reading
Late June (Date TBA),

Northampton
6/25/2022, 9:15 PM, Look Park Gazebo Area

Northbridge
7/16/2022, 9:00 PM (Raindate: 7/17/2022), Lasell Field, 171 Linwood Avenue

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

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Oakham
7/2/2022, 9:30 PM, Barge on Lake Dean - 203 Beachan Road

Onset
7/2/2022, 9:00 PM, Shell Point Beach parking lot - near 61 South Blvd.

Orleans
7/1/2022, 9:00 PM (Raindate: 7/5/2022), Rock Harbor Beach - Dyer Prince Road

Otis
7/9/2022, 9:15 PM (Raindate: 7/16/2022), Otis Reservoir 410 Tolland Road

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Pepperell
6/25/2022, Dusk, back field behind Varnum Brook Elementary School

Pittsfield
7/4/2022, Post Game 9:00pm - 11:00PM, Pittsfield Cemetery Property, 203 Wahconah St.
End of June (Date TBA), Pittsfield Cemetary property - 203 Wahconah Street
Mid July (Date TBA), Pittsfield Cemetary property - 203 Wahconah Street

Plymouth
7/4/2022, 9:15 PM, at Plymouth Waterfront

Provincetown
7/4/2022, 9:00 PM, MacMillan Pier - 24 Macmillan Pier at Provincetown Harbor

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Quincy
6/11/2022, 9:00 PM, Pageant field Boat Landing, Vietnam Veterans Drive

R


Randolph
Usually July 3rd (Date TBA), Randolph HS baseball field, 70 Memorial Parkway

Reading
6/25/2022, 9:00 PM, Baseball field at the Reading Memorial High School, 62 Oakland Road

Rockland
6/18/2022, 9:15 PM (Raindate: 6/19/2022), Bicentennial Field - Lower Reed Street

Rockport
Usually around 8/10/2019 (Date TBA), Old Granite Pier, Sandy Bay, Rockport (Illuminations)

Rutland
7/3/2022, 9:20 PM (Raindate: 7/8/2022), Behind DPW garage – 17 Pommogussett Rd.

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Sailsbury
7/2/2022, 10:15 PM, Salisbury Beach

Salem
10/31/2022, 10:15 PM, Fireworks over the North River
7/4/2022, 10:15 PM, Barge off Derby Wharf - Winter Island

Salisbury
6/25/2022, 10:15 PM, Salisbury Beach
7/16/2022, 10:15 PM, Salisbury Beach
7/23/2022, 10:15 PM, Salisbury Beach
7/30/2022, 10:15 PM, Salisbury Beach
7/9/2022, 10:15 PM, Salisbury Beach

Sandwich
7/4/2022, 10:00 PM, Old Town Cemetary - Grove Street
Second Week in July (Date TBA), Sandwich High School (Sandwich Town Fair)

Sharon
7/3/2022, 9:30 PM (Raindate: 7/10/2022), Barge on Lake Massapoag - 196 Pond Street

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

Somerville
6/30/2022, 9:15 PM (Raindate: 7/1/2022), Trum Field, Franey Road

South Hadley
7/2/2022, 9:30 PM (Raindate: 7/5/2022), Michael E. Smith Middle School - 100 Mosier Street

South Hamilton
6/25/2022, 9:15 PM, Patton Park, Bay Road

South Yarmouth
10/9/2022, 8:00 PM, Seagull Beach, West Yarmouth

Springfield
7/4/2022, 9:30 PM, Track at Blunt Park

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

Stoughton
Usually July 3rd (Date TBA), O'Donnel Middle School on Cushing Street

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

Sutton
6/26/2022, 9:15 PM (Raindate: 7/8/2022), 268 Boston Rd.

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

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Taunton
8/26/2022, 8:10 PM (Raindate: 8/28/2022), Hopewell Park – 15 Hamilton St.

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Upton
Third Week in June (Date TBA), Blackstone Valley Regional Vocational High School

Uxbridge
7/9/2022, 9:00 PM, McCloskey M.S., 62 Capron Street

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Wakefield
Usually July 4th (Date TBA), Lake Quannapowitt - End of Beacon Street

Walpole
7/2/2022, 9:30 PM (Raindate: 7/9/2022), Joe Morgan Memorial Field - 220 School Street

Waltham
Usually July 4th (Date TBA), Leary Field, 19 Athletic Field Road

Ware
6/25/2022, 9:30 PM (Raindate: 6/26/2022), Ball Park - 73 Church Street

Wareham
First Week in July (Date TBA), Onset harbor

Warren
Mid June (Date TBA), Quabog Regional H.S. - 284 Old West Brookfield Road

Webster
7/3/2022, 10:00 PM, Webster Lake Memorial Beach - Thompson Road

Wellesley
5/22/2022, DUSK, Hunnewell Field - Rice Street

Westfield
Last Week in June (Date TBA), Fields behind the Boys and Girls Club and the Amelia Park Children’s Museum / Westfield Middle School field off West Silver Street.

Westford
Unusally July 4 (Date TBA), xxxxx

Weymouth
7/3/2022, 9:30 PM, Barge off Wessagussett Beach - Wessagussett Road

Whatley
6/24/2022, 8:45 PM (Raindate: 6/25/2022), Field behind S. White Dickinson Library – 202 Chestnut Plain Rd.

Williamsburg
7/15/2022, 9:00 PM (Raindate: 7/17/2022), Field behind Lashway Residence – 10 River Rd

Wilmington
7/3/2022, 9:30 PM, Wilmington High School field - 159 Church Street

Winchester
6/4/2022, 9:15 PM, Manchester Field

Winthrop
7/3/2022, 9:00 PM (Raindate: 7/5/2022), Coughlin Park – 30 Bay View Ave.

Woburn
Mid June (Date TBA), DPW Yard off N. Warren St., North Warren Street

Worcester
6/10/2022, Post Game, Polar Park Stadium- 122 Madison St.
6/17/2022, Post Game, Polar Park Stadium- 122 Madison St.
6/24/2022, Post Game, Polar Park Stadium- 122 Madison St.
6/26/2022, 9:15 PM, East Mountain Street
6/30/2022, 9:00 PM (Raindate: 7/1/2022), Bell Hill - 170 Belmont Street
7/15/2022, Post 7:00 game, Polar Park Stadium- 122 Madison St.
7/29/2022, Post Game, Polar Park Stadium- 122 Madison St.
7/4/2022, Post Game, Polar Park Stadium- 122 Madison St.
7/8/2022, Post Game, Polar Park Stadium- 122 Madison St.
8/19/2022, Post Game, Polar Park Stadium- 122 Madison St.
8/5/2022, Post Game, Polar Park Stadium- 122 Madison St.
9/2/2022, Post Game, Polar Park Stadium- 122 Madison St.
9/23/2022, Post Game, Polar Park Stadium- 122 Madison St.

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Yarmouth
Second Week in October (Date TBA), Seagull Beach, South Yarmouth

If you know of a display that is not shown here - let us know! Be safe! And enjoy the spectacular fireworks displays Massachusetts.
If you know of a display that is not shown here - let us know! Be safe! And enjoy the spectacular fireworks displays Massachusetts.

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