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Where to Catch the Fireworks in Central Mass

Monday, July 02, 2012

 

The Fourth of July is fast approaching, and many Central Mass communities will celebrate by lighting up the skies with that age old tradition: fireworks. The very first Fourth of July fireworks extravaganza occurred in 1777 and, since then, Americans have kept the fire burning. Show your American pride by coming out to one of your neighborhood Independence Day get-togethers. Bring a blanket and snuggle up to that special someone while you watch the Catherine Wheels and weeping willows sparkle in the sky.  Many of these communities are also holding Fourth of July festivals, with a variety of events you won’t want to miss!
 

The Millbury Lions Club has organized a carnival at Windle Field starting the 1st of July and ending the 4th. Old Sturbridge Village will have an old-fashioned celebration, complete with 19th century magic, a reading of the Declaration of Independence, and games and contests—don’t forget to buy your ticket in advance! Click here for more information.

Rutland goes all out, starting their festival the 30th of June and continuing it through the 4th. Come out to Rutland to enjoy their road race, Strawberry Festival, and celebrity pancake breakfast. For full schedule of events and locations, click here.

Worcester’s celebration will take place the 3rd of July at East Park on Shrewsbury St. and will feature food vendors, kids activities, and musical performances. For more information, click here.

Starting at 5pm on July 3rd at the Fruitlands Museum, Harvard will offer a celebration with live music and food. For more information, click here.

Auburn’s celebration will include a road race, bike race, parade, and live entertainment on June 30th at Lemansky Park. For times, click here.

Shrewsbury will put on its annual July 4th celebration at Dean Park from 12:00-4:00pm. Get ready for a decorated bike and doll parade, food, face painting, moonwalks and more. For more info, click here.

Ayer’s celebration will take place July 7th and includes a bike decorating competition, food vendors, and a parade. Pirone Park opens at noon for children’s activities. For more information, click here.

See below for the other firework celebrations across Central Mass.

June 29
Northbridge, 9:00 PM Lasalle Field

June 30
Auburn, 9:30 PM Lymanski Park [Rain Date 7/1]

July 3
Harvard, 9:00 PM Fruitland’s Museum 
Rutland, 9:00 PM Behind DPW garage 
Worcester, 9:30 PM Belmont Hill [Rain Date 7/5/2012]
Webster, Memorial Beach at dusk
Millbury, 9:30 PM Windle Field
Sturbridge, gates open 6:00 (Old Sturbridge Village, ticket required)
Fitchburg, 10:00 PM Rollstone Hill [Rain Date 7/5/2012]
Milford, 9:00 PM Clark Island [Rain Date 7/5/2012]

July 4
Bellingham, 9:00 PM 100 Blackstone Street 
Millbury, 9:30 PM Windle Field [Rain Date 7/5/2012]

July 7
Ayer, 9:00 PM Pirone Memorial Field

July 13
Worcester, 8:30 PM Fitton Field

July 14
Clinton Veterans Sports Complex 200 West Boylston St. [rain date 7/15/12]

July 21
Athol, High School 2363 Main St. at dusk 

 

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