4th of July Fireworks: When and Where to Watch in RI, MA


(WPRI) – It’s almost time for July 4th and 12 News has you covered on what’s happening in Rhode Island and Massachusetts.

Below is a list of fireworks, parades and other celebrations taking place in southern New England this year. (On desktop: use Ctrl + F to find your community.)

This list will be updated as events are announced or changed.

Rhode Island:


The home of the oldest continuous 4th of July celebration in the United States has returned to normal after some adjustments were made last year due to COVID-19.

The city holds its annual fireworks display at Bristol Harbor on July 3 at 9.30pm, which will be followed by the annual parade July 4 at 10:30 a.m.


Johnson’s Pond Civic Association annual fireworks is scheduled for July 4.

The fireworks will be lit around 9:30 p.m. and can be seen from anywhere along the pond.

Anyone interested in donating to the fireworks celebration can do so on line.

Eastern Providence

The city of East Providence welcomes its Annual Independence Day Celebration Sunday, July 3 at Pierce Memorial Stadium.

The event kicks off at 5 p.m. with live performances from All-Stars David Tessier, Luis Neves, MOJO Rising, Brendan Rush and Bella Hannah.

A fireworks display will end the night from 9 p.m.

The rainy date is Tuesday, July 5.


The city will kick off its annual 4th of July celebration with a road race Monday, July 4 at 8 a.m.

Then the city 96th Independence Day of the Ancients and Horribles will start at 4 p.m.


The Return of the Jamestown Fireworks is back on Sunday, July 3.

The show will begin at dusk.


The town of Narragansett is kicking off his 4th of July weekend celebration with fireworks at dusk on Saturday July 2.

Then, on Monday, July 4, the town throws a beach party with a performance by Brass Force from 3-5 p.m.

The fireworks rain date is Friday July 15th.


The City by the Sea organizes its fireworks on the port on Sunday, July 3, from approximately 9:15 p.m.

The best vantage point, according to the city, is anywhere facing west from Newport Harbor. Popular viewing spots include Perrotti Park, King Park and Queen Anne Square.

Parking is limited and visitors are encouraged to park in one of the public car parks in the city.

The rain date is set for Tuesday, July 5.

New Shoreham

Block Island will be celebrating the 4th of July as they launch its annual fireworks display. New this year, the fireworks will be launched from a barge off Crescent Beach and will be visible from almost anywhere on the island.

The fireworks will begin around 9 p.m.

A the parade is planned Monday, July 4, beginning at 11 a.m. from Veterans Park and ending at the Rebecca Statue in the Old Port. The theme of the parade is “Celebrating Block Island”.

North Kingstown

The city one Independence Day Celebration will take place on Sunday, July 3 at North Kingstown Town Beach.

The event includes a performance by the Lafayette Band at 7 p.m. followed by fireworks.

Admission is free and parking passes are required until 5 p.m.

The rainy date is Tuesday, July 5.

North Providence

The city will celebrate Independence Day on Sunday, July 3.

The event will begin with entertainment featuring “Reminisce” at 6:00 p.m., and a food court will be available until 9:00 p.m.

A fireworks display will take place at Governor John A. Notte Jr. Park on Twin Rivers around 9 p.m.

The rain date is set for Tuesday, July 5.


The city is continuing the tradition of having its fireworks at McCoy Stadium for another year.

It will take place on Sunday, July 3 and will begin at 5:30 p.m. with live music and food trucks parked on the grounds of Joseph Jenks High School. The fireworks will begin shortly after 9 p.m.

This year’s event is structured similarly to last year’s celebration which hosted thousands of guests. The stadium will be closed to the public.

The rain date is set for Saturday, July 9.


Escobar Farm in Portsmouth is hosting a fireworks display on Monday July 4 at 9.30pm

The back area of ​​their Middle Road Farm is the perfect place to view the fireworks.


The city’s annual Independence Day celebration will return for the first time since 2019. The event will take place at India Point Park on Sunday, July 3 at 7 p.m. and will feature family entertainment, live performances and conclude with a fireworks at 9 pm

“We are thrilled to continue to bring back our most treasured summer events with the return of our spectacular Independence Day celebration,” said Mayor Jorge Elorza. “I look forward to joining members of our community at India Point Park to celebrate the 4th of July together again.”

The rain date will be Monday July 4th.


The Independence Day Celebration at Deerfield Park is set for Friday, July 1.

Food trucks and music start at 4pm followed by Steve Anthony and Persuasion at 6pm and fireworks start at 9pm

The rain date is Friday, July 8.

South Kingstown

The city’s annual 4th of July celebration will take place on Monday, July 4 5:45 p.m. at Old Mountain Field — 831 Kingstown Road, Wakefield.

Festivities include a live concert featuring “Take it to the Bridge”, a variety of food concessions and novelties in the park, a 50/50 raffle, and culminating in a fireworks display immediately after the concert around 9 p.m.

The rain date is set for Tuesday, July 5.


The Independence Day fireworks will be filmed from Oakland Beach at approximately 9 p.m. on Sunday, July 3.

Due to the expected traffic volume on the seawall, spectators are also advised to expect severe delays on Oakland Beach Avenue and to seek alternate routes to the seawall area, such as Sea View Drive or Pequot Avenue.

The fireworks can also be seen from City Park, which offers stunning and fantastic views of the display along the shore.

The rain date is set for Monday July 4th.


The city’s annual Independence Day celebration will take place on Sunday, July 3 at the World War II Veterans Memorial Park.

The festivities will begin at 3 p.m. with live bands and food trucks followed by the national anthem and fireworks at 9 p.m.

“I want to invite the entire local community to join us in celebrating our Nation’s independence. Due to the pandemic, our nation and our community have been going through tough times lately, and this celebration will once again bring family and friends together in a beautiful outdoor setting to reflect on our nation’s freedom and just have fun,” said said Mayor Lisa Baldelli-Hunt. .

The rain date for the event is Tuesday, July 5.


autumn river

The city’s annual 4th of July celebration is back and kicks off Monday, July 4th.

There will be live music from 5.00pm before the fireworks display over the Taunton River at 9.00pm

Several food and ice cream trucks will be available.


The town celebrates the Nation’s birthday in “true Fairhaven style”. It begins with the flag raising at Fairhaven High School at 8:30 a.m.

The parade kicks off at 9 a.m. from Cushman Park (Green Street side) and continues down Green Street to Fort Phoenix, where the Visitor Center will hold the annual Independence Day Ceremony and the traditional cannon fire of the Fairhaven Village Militia at 10 a.m.

New Bedford

The city of New Bedford is hosting its Independence Day fireworks display on Monday, July 4 at 9 p.m., held from a barge at State Pier in New Bedford Harbor.

According to Mayor Jon Mitchell, the fireworks will cap off a long holiday weekend with countless opportunities to enjoy attractions, restaurants and businesses downtown and throughout the city.

Lower Union Street (between N. Water St. and Route 18) will be closed to vehicular traffic and will be the best place to view the fireworks.

Look for

Seekonk Speedway Independence Day Thrill show will take place on Saturday, July 2 at 5 p.m.

The event will include fireworks and a variety of races.

Tickets for the show can be purchased on line and costs $25 for adults, $12 for children, and children under 5 are free. Doors open at 2:30 p.m.

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