4th of July Celebrations & Fireworks in Western MA
To follow is a preview of events, parades & fireworks happening to celebrate the 4th of July for 2013. Please take the time to confirm events you wish to attend, including time, place, age appropriateness, location and costs before attending.
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Saturday, June 22 – 5pm – FIREWORKS: Enjoy fireworks, food, music, games, and more at the Northampton Family Fourth Celebration at Look Park. Rain date 6/23. 300 North Main Street. Florence, MA. (FREE)
Saturday, June 22 – FIREWORKS: Come to the Quarry Hill School for fireworks and food as part of Monson’s Summerfest. Rain date 6/29. 43 Margaret Street. Monson, MA. DONATION
Friday, June 28 – 6pm- FIREWORKS: The City of Holyoke’s annual Fourth of July fireworks will take place at Holyoke Community College. There will also be food, music, and activities for the whole family. Rain date 6/29. Homestead Avenue. Holyoke, MA. (FREE)
Saturday, June 29 – 5pm-10:30pm – FIREWORKS: Celebrate the Fourth of July at the Easthampton Spirit Extravaganza at Galbraith Field. Enjoy food, music, hot air balloon rides, a rock wall, face painting, a BMX stunt show, fireworks, and more! Please bring blankets and chairs. Rain date 6/30. Taft Avenue. Easthampton, MA. (DONATION)
Saturday, June 29 – 9:30pm – FIREWORKS: Chicopee’s Fest-Of-All! Check out the fireworks, food and entertainment. Rain date 6/30. Front Street. Chicopee, MA. (FREE)
Saturday, June 29 – 5pm – FIREWORKS: The Ware Lions Club Independence Celebration features live music, food, and of course, fireworks! 73 Church Street. Ware, MA. (FREE)
Wednesday, July 3 – DUSK – FIREWORKS: South Hadley’s annual fireworks celebration will be held at Michael E. Smith Middle School. There will also be food, games, and music. Rain date 7/5. 100 Mosier Street. South Hadley, MA. (FREE)
Thursday, July 4 – 9am-12:30pm – PARADE: Celebrate the Fourth of July at the Monson Summerfest Parade. Watch the floats go by while spending the holiday with family and friends. Main Street. Monson, MA. (FREE)
Thursday, July 4 – 10am – PARADE: Celebrate Independence Day in Downtown Pittsfield at their annual parade. This year’s theme is “America the Beautiful – The Land That I Love.” Rain or shine. Downtown. Pittsfield, MA. (FREE)
Thursday, July 4 – 10am – PARADE: “American Pride” is East Longmeadow’s parade theme this year. Bring the whole family to see the parade go by and hear the marching band. Parade starts at high school, then Maple Street and through the center. See website for full parade route. East Longmeadow, MA. (FREE)
Thursday, July 4th – 10:30am – PARADE: The theme of the 66th annual Chesterfield Parade this year is “Children are Our Future.” A quintessential New England, small town 4th of July parade with marching bands, floats, antique cars, government officials, livestock, and awards for many different categories. 413-296-4422. Downtown Chesterfield (Route 143 & Main Street). Chesterfield, MA (FREE)
Thursday, July 4 – 11am – PARADE/CELEBRATION: The Williamstown Theatre Festival holds their annual Fourth of July celebration. Parade begins at 11am, followed by a hotdog cookout, and then you can hear Williamstown Theatre Festival actors read the Declaration of Independence and the British response, and see Williams College’s Founding Documents collection. 413-597-3400. Spring Street. Williamstown, MA. (FREE)
Thursday, July 4 – 5pm – FIREWORKS: The Amherst LSSE is hosting a Fourth of July celebration at UMass with fireworks, food, hot air balloon rides, entertainment, and more! Fireworks start at 9:30pm. 413-259-3065. Stadium Drive. Amherst, MA. >$ FOR PARKING
Thursday, July 4 – 6pm – FIREWORKS/CELEBRATION: Old Sturbridge Village is holding an Independence Day celebration. Celebratory music, food, entertainment, games, and fireworks. 800-733-1830. 1 Old Sturbridge Village Road. Sturbridge, MA. $$
Thursday, July 4 – DUSK – FIREWORKS: Star Spangled Springfield, the city of Springfield’s annual fireworks show, happens at Riverfront Park. Springfield, MA. (FREE)
Thursday, July 4 – DUSK – FIREWORKS: Celebrate the Fourth of July at Six Flags New England! 413-786-9300. 1623 Main Street. Agawam, MA. $$
Thursday, July 4 – 9:15pm – FIREWORKS: The city of West Springfield fireworks are tonight, following a day of food, activities, and music. Wendell Road. West Springfield, MA. (FREE)
Thursday, July 4 – 9:30pm – FIREWORKS: Following a Steeplecats game against Laconia, there will be fireworks at Joe Wolfe Field. 310 State Street. North Adams, MA.
Saturday, July 6 – 4pm – FIREWORKS: The Greenfield Independence Day Celebration features live music, dance, food, and fireworks. Fireworks start at 9:35pm. Rain date 7/7. 195 Federal Street. Greenfield, MA. (FREE)
Saturday, July 6 – 4pm-10pm – FIREWORKS: There will be fireworks, food, and music at Stanley Park, sponsored by the Westfield Rotary Club. Rain date is 7/7. 413-568-9312. 400 Western Avenue. Westfield, MA. (FREE)
[Photo credit: (ccl) Tim Hamilton]