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Independence Day Picnic and Concert

Russels Mills Schoolhouse 1205 Russells Mills Road, Dartmouth, MA, United States

The Dartmouth Historical & Arts Society will celebrate Independence Day with a traditional picnic and a concert by the Dartmouth Community Band. The events will occur on the lawn at Dartmouth Historical & Arts Society’s headquarters at Russells Mills Schoolhouse. The picnic will begin at 4 p.m., and the band will play at 5 p.m. […]

Independence Day Fireworks: Marion

Silver Shell Beach Front Street, Marion, MA, United States

Marion fireworks are back for 2023. The light display will take place on Saturday, July 1 at Silvershell Beach.

July 4 Fairhaven Car Cruise

Fairhaven High School 12 Huttleston Road, Fairhaven, MA, United States

At 8:30 a.m., a line-up of classic and antique cars will be at Fairhaven High School for the "Big Flag" raising. The vehicles will then cruise through town, passing Green St., leading the Fourth of July Parade south to Fort Phoenix. The Independence Day Ceremony will follow the cruise and parade at the fort.

Fairhaven July 4 Parade

Cushman Park 164 Green St., Fairhaven

The day begins with raising the Big Flag at Fairhaven High School at 8:30 a.m. and the July 4th Car Cruise. Antique cars will cruise through town and arrive at Cushman Park to meet up with the parade's start. The Annual Fourth of July Parade will begin at 9:00 a.m. from Cushman Park (Green Street […]

Marion Independence Day Parade

Marion Town House 2 Spring St., Marion, MA, United States

The parade begins at 9 a.m. sharp on Tuesday, July 4, in the ball field behind the Marion Town House (adjacent to the Sippican School). On Main St., the procession will head east to Spring St., north to Route 6, east to Front St., south to Main St., and west to the ballpark.

Westport July 4 Parade

Central Village Westport, MA, United States

The Westport July 4 parade starts at Central Village and ends at Old High School. The lineup includes antique cars, tractors, floats, and more.

July 4 Fireworks: Fall River Waterfront

Fall River Heritage Park 200 Davol St., Fall River, MA, United States

The fireworks over the Taunton River will begin around 9/9:30 p.m. and will be preceded by music and food trucks at the City Pier, Heritage State, and Bicentennial Parks. City Pier from 5–9 p.m.: Face Painting Airbrush/glitter tattoos Caricaturist Photo booth Food Trucks Green Jar Cocina What's Up Cupcake Ice N' Roll Troy City- Beer […]

July 4 Fireworks: New Bedford

State Pier 49 State Pier, New Bedford, MA, United States

The City of New Bedford’s Independence Day fireworks display will be staged from a barge off the State Pier in New Bedford Harbor, beginning at 9:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 4. Lower Union Street (between N. Water St. and Route 18) will be closed to vehicle traffic and will be one of the best spots […]