2017 Fourth of July Celebrations & Fireworks in Western Massachusetts

4th of July Celebrations & Fireworks
in Western MA for 2017

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 2017. 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!

Saturday, June 24, 2017

  • 4pm – FIREWORKS: Fireworks will take place at Beacon Field along with live music, courtesy of Greenfield Recreation. 101 Sanderson Street. Greenfield MA (FREE)
  • 5pm – FIREWORKS: The 7th annual Northampton Family Fourth event kicks off in Look Park with a bounce castle and slides, face painting, bean bag toss and more games. Fireworks begin at dusk.. 413-584-5457. 300 North Main Street. Florence, MA. (FREE). [Rain date Sunday, July 25]
  • 5pm – FIREWORKS: Fireworks will begin at dusk at Quarry Hill School as part of Monson Summerfest, also featuring music and Thomas the Train rides. 43 Margaret Street. Monson, MA. (Parking <$). [Rain Date: June 26]

Saturday, July 1, 2017

  • 6:30pm – FIREWORKS: This year’s Fireworks for Freedom celebration will take place at the South Middle School fields. 30 West Silver Street. 413-572-6244. Westfield, MA. (FREE). [Rain date July 2]
  • 9pm – FIREWORKS: Fireworks begin at dusk in Szot Park. Brass Attack will perform starting at 6:30pm. inside the stadium. 413-594-3481. 927 Sgt. Tracy Drive. Chicopee, MA. (FREE)

Monday, July 3, 2017

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

  • TBA – PARADE: Chesterfield annual hometown parade. Chesterfield, MA (FREE)
  • 10am – PARADE: The Pittsfield parade steps off on South Street with a Celebrating Our Heroes theme. Pittsfield, MA. (FREE)
  • 10am – READING: Make this Independence Day a learning opportunity by attending the communal reading of Frederick Douglass’ famous speech, “What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?” This speech took place on July 5, 1852. Shaw Memorial Library. 312 Main Street. Plainfield, MA. (FREE)
  • 10am – PARADE: East Longmeadow’s parade will start at the high school, moving through the center onto North Main Street, and finishing at Hanward Hill at the middle school. 180 Maple Street. 413-348-0953. East Longmeadow, MA. (FREE)
  • 11am – PARADE: The Williamstown parade kicks off at 11 and gathers on Spring Street. At 1:30pm, make your way to Williams College’s Sawyer Library to hear actors read the Declaration of Independence and the British reply before viewing the Chapin Library’s Founding Documents of the United States collection. Spring Street. Williamstown, MA. (FREE)
  • 3pm – READING: An all-American Independence Day celebration with music and a reading of the The Declaration of Independence. Food is available for purchase on site from Firefly Gastro Pub. Shakespeare and Company. 70 Kemble Street. Lenox, MA. (FREE)
  • 9pm – FIREWORKS in Wahconah Park. 105 Wahconah Street. Pittsfield, MA. (FREE)
  • 5pm – FIREWORKS: The Amherst 4th of July celebration will include hot air balloon rides, a children’s carnival, games and more. At 9:30pm fireworks will begin in the fields behind McGuirk Alumni Football Stadium on the UMass Amherst Campus. Check the Amherst town website for the full schedule. Stadium Drive. Amherst, MA. (Parking <$)
  • 6pm-10pm – FIREWORKS Star Spangled Springfield will take place in Riverfront Park. Springfield, MA. (FREE)
  • 9:30pm FIREWORKS: North Adams will hold a fireworks display in Joe Wolfe Field. 310 State Street. 413-664-6180. 310 State Street. North Adams, MA. (FREE)

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

  • 7pm – READING: Make this Independence Day a learning opportunity by attending the communal reading of Frederick Douglass’ famous speech, “What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?” This speech took place on July 5, 1852. The event will include singing of spirituals and a post-reading discussion. Charlemont Federated Church. 175 Main Street. Charlemont, MA. (FREE)

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