2014 Fourth of July Celebrations & Fireworks in Western Massachusetts

4th of July Celebrations & Fireworks in Western MA for 2014

From the state where the American Revolution began, families can take part in the multitude of Fourth of July celebrations happening in Western MA! Be sure to check out the Hilltown Families list of Weekly Suggested Events for a comprehensive list of family and community events happening in Western MA.

To follow is a preview of events, parades & fireworks happening to celebrate the 4th of July for 2014. Please take the time to confirm events you wish to attend, including time, place, age appropriateness, location and costs before attending.

Be sure to check out the Hilltown Families list of Weekly Suggested Events every Thursday for a comprehensive list of family and community events happening in Western MA.  Subscribe to our free eNewsletter and have weekly update sent to your inbox every Thursday!

Friday, June 27, 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 6/28. Homestead Avenue. Holyoke, MA. (FREE)

Saturday, June 28, TBA – FIREWORKS: Come to the Quarry Hill Community School for fireworks and food as part of Monson’s Summerfest. Rain date 6/29. 43 Margaret Street. Monson, MA.

Saturday, June 28, TBA – FIREWORKS: The Ware Lions Club Independence Celebration features live music, food, and of course, fireworks! Grenville Park. Ware, MA.

Saturday, June 28, 5pm – FIREWORKS: Enjoy fireworks, food, music, games, and more at the Northampton Family Fourth Celebration at Look Park. Rain date 6/29. 300 North Main Street. Florence, MA. (FREE)

Saturday, June 28, 5pm – FIREWORKS: Celebrate the Fourth of July at the Easthampton Spirit Extravaganza at Daly Field, Galbraith Field, and Nonotuck Park. Enjoy food, music, hot air balloon rides, a rock wall, face painting, a BMX stunt show, fireworks, and more! Please bring blankets and chairs. Easthampton, MA. (DONATION)

Thursday, July 3, 9pm – FIREWORKS: Spend time with family, friends, and community members at East Longmeadow’s fireworks celebration! The fireworks take place at East Longmeadow High School. 180 Maple Street. East Longmeadow, MA.

Thursday, July 3, dusk – FIREWORKS: : South Hadley’s annual fireworks celebration. Rain date, 7/5. South Hadley, MA. (FREE)

Thursday, July 3, 9pm – FIREWORKS: Spend time with family, friends, and community members at East Longmeadow’s fireworks celebration! The fireworks take place at East Longmeadow High School. 180 Maple Street. East Longmeadow, MA.

Friday, July 4, 10:30am – PARADE/CELEBRATION:  The theme of the 67th annual Chesterfield Parade this year is “Healthy Living.” 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)

Friday, July 4, 10am – PARADE/CELEBRATION: The Williamstown Theatre Festival holds their annual Fourth of July celebration. At 10am, hear WTF actors read the Declaration of Independence and the British reply at the Williams College Museum of Art, then enjoy the parade, which begins at 11am. 413-597-3400. Spring Street. Williamstown, MA. (FREE)

Friday, July 4, 10am – PARADE: Celebrate Independence Day at the Monson Summerfest Parade. Watch the floats go by while spending the holiday with family and friends. Main Street. Monson, MA. (FREE)

Friday, July 4, 10am – PARADE: Celebrate Independence Day in Downtown Pittsfield at their annual parade. This year’s theme is “Made in America.” Rain or shine. Downtown. Pittsfield, MA. (FREE)

Friday, July 4, 10am – PARADE: Celebrate Independence Day at the East Longmeadow 4th of July Parade! Bring the whole family to see the parade go by and hear the marching band. Parade starts at high school. East Longmeadow, MA. (FREE)

Friday, 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) (Fireworks postponed to Saturday, July 5)

Friday, July 4, 6pm – FIREWORKS/CELEBRATION: Old Sturbridge Village is holding an Independence Day celebration with celebratory music, food, entertainment, games, and fireworks. 800-733-1830. 1 Old Sturbridge Village Road. Sturbridge, MA. $$ (Fireworks postponed to Saturday, July 5)

Friday, July 4, DUSK – FIREWORKS: Star Spangled Springfield, the city of Springfield’s annual fireworks show, happens at Riverfront Park. Springfield, MA. (Fireworks postponed to Saturday, July 5)

Friday, 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) (Fireworks postponed to Saturday, July 5)

Friday, July 4, 9:30pm – FIREWORKS: As part of the opening celebration for the Clark Art Institute‘s new Clark Center (free admission starting at 12noon), fireworks will be had with a free outdoor concert by the Eagles Band, official band of the city or Pittsfield, preceding the display. BYO family picnic. 413-458-0588. 225 South Street. Williamstown, MA (FREE)

Friday, July 4, 9:30pm – FIREWORKS: : Annual fireworks celebration following the 4th of July SteepleCats game. North Adams, MA (FREE) (Fireworks postponed to Saturday, July 5, following game)

Saturday, July 5, TBA – FIREWORKS: The Greenfield Independence Day Celebration features live music, dance, food, and fireworks. Fireworks start at 9:35pm. Rain date 7/6. 195 Federal Street. Greenfield, MA. (FREE)

Saturday, July 5, 4pm-11pm – FIREWORKS: There will be fireworks, food, and music at Stanley Park, sponsored by the Westfield Rotary Club. Rain date is 7/6. 413-568-9312. 400 Western Avenue. Westfield, MA. (FREE)

[Photo credit: (ccl) James Jordan]

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