Events INSIDER: June 30 – July 8, 2014

Johnny’s Picks
Revere’s July 4th Celebration
Start your 4th of July celebration off right at this family-friendly event with lots of fun games, pony rides, cotton candy, and patriotic spirit! 10-1pm. Revere's July 4th CelebrationWhelan School Revere, MA, .
Boston Harborfest
This event is considered to be the largest patriotic event in the country. Honor the past and celebrate the present through reenactments, concerts, and more. Boston HarborfestVarious locations Boston, MA, .
USS Constitution Sunset Parade
This is some kind of parade… And tall ships come, too. USS Constitution Sunset ParadeUSS Constitution Museum, Charlestown Navy Yard Boston, MA, .
Civil War Living History Tour
Never been to the Boston Harbor Islands? Here’s a great excuse – a Civil War encampment. Come see Living History on the 4th, or click for the full schedule through August. Civil War Living History TourGeorges Island Georges Island, MA, .
Salsa at City Hall
I bet Salsa dancing is the most ‘spicy’ style out there. Learn a few moves, and have fun with your friends. 5:30pm. Salsa at City HallBoston City Hall Plaza Boston, MA, .
Cape Verdean Festival – Boston
If you haven’t explored Cape Verdean culture yet, here is your chance! Check out this outdoor festival on City Hall Plaza! Cape Verdean Festival - Boston Boston, MA, .
Declaration of Independence Re-enactment
Join the delegates to the Continental Congress, celebrate liberty, and lend your voice to the ceremonial reading of the Declaration of Independence! Declaration of Independence Re-enactmentAdams National Historical Park Quincy, MA, .
Trial of the Century (18th Century Edition!)
This is basically Law & Order, Patriotic Edition. Experience John Adams defending British soldiers, and you can even be part of the cast! Trial of the Century (18th Century Edition!)Old State House Boston, MA, .
Wellesley Concerts
‘Grounds for Divorce’ never sounded so good! School’s out for the summer and this event aims to prove it, with a local, all-dad band playing the hits of the 90’s through present day. Wellesley ConcertsWarren Park Wellesley, MA, .
4th of July Flying Demo
The sky is the limit at this 4th of July Flying Demo with the Charles River Radio Controllers! 9-4pm. 4th of July Flying DemoDavis Field Sudbury, MA, .
Brockton Fair
Brockton fair is really impressive. They have 5 nights of fireworks! Also: Demolition derby, hot air balloon rides, livestock shows and more! Brockton FairBrockton Fairgrounds Brockton, MA, .
New Bedford Folk Festival
The New Bedford Folk Festival brings seven stages of great folk music! As you go from stage to stage, there is a juried art exhibit to check out as well. New Bedford Folk FestivalNew Bedford Whaling National Historical Park New Bedford, MA, .
Sturbridge, MA (Old Sturbridge Village)
Celebrate the best July 4th in history with old-fashioned, patriotic family fun. Make a tri-cornered hat, play ‘base ball’, and be there as scores of people become citizens. You can also stay for the fireworks. 6-10pm. Sturbridge, MA (Old Sturbridge Village)Old Sturbridge Village Sturbridge, MA, .
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Museum Free Fun Fridays
A number of local museums and destinations offer free admission, thanks to Highland Street! Every Friday through August, check the schedule! Museum Free Fun FridaysAll Over All Over, , .
Benjamin Franklin in Boston: A Walking Tour
What about Benjamin Franklin? Why doesn’t he get a national holiday? It’s his birthday this week and the local Boston walking tour company does a special tour for him during Harborfest. 3pm. Benjamin Franklin in Boston: A Walking TourMeet at School St & Washington St Boston, MA, .
Franklin Park History Walking Tour
This guided walking tour doesn’t just offer the beauty of nature, it gives insight into the life and mind of Franklin Park’s architect, Frederick Law Olmsted. 6pm. Franklin Park History Walking TourFranklin Park Boston, MA, .
Scavenger Hunt: Where The Boston Tea Party Began
What was so controversial about tea in 1773? Search for clues and discover how the Boston Tea Party came to be at the historic Old South Meeting House in our fun scavenger hunt for ages 6 and up. 9:30am. Scavenger Hunt: Where The Boston Tea Party BeganOld South Meeting House Boston, MA, .
Colonial Dance Tunes and Love Songs
When a colonial band sets out to play historic dance and love songs, and ”Mr. Isaac’s Maggot’ is the title of one of those songs, it’s going to be a good time. Colonial Dance Tunes and Love SongsThe Paul Revere House Boston, MA, .
Bill Feeney 5K
Not only are there post-race refreshments, there’s also cash on the line for the fastest runners in this 5k. Kids Fun Run too! 10am. Bill Feeney 5KSpence Farm Woburn, MA, .
Boston Harbor Cruise & Sing #1
I can’t promise you can stand at the bow and belt out ‘My Heart Will Go On’, but you never know. This harbor cruise is all about singing! Boston Harbor Cruise & Sing #1Mass Bay Lines, Rowe’s Wharf Boston, MA, .
Folk Dancing by the Fountain
Give folk dances a chance. They’re fun and easy to pick up. This participatory event is all about having fun, and they’ll even show you the steps. Tuesdays. 7:30-9:30pm. Folk Dancing by the FountainCopley Square Boston, MA, .
Make Mobile
Spin the ‘Idea Generator’ and take on the task of building a unique sculpture out of fun materials. Are you up to the challenge? Free with amission. Make Mobile Lincoln, MA, .
Free First Wednesdays @ The deCordova
The first Wednesday of the month deserves a sculpture in its honor at deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, because admission is free! Guided tour 1pm. 10-5pm. Free First Wednesdays @ The deCordovadeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, 51 Sandy Pond Road Lincoln, MA, .
Happy Birthday USA Family Day
This birthday party for America definitely gets the stamp of approval, partly because it’s at a stamp museum! Cake and fun activities are planned. noon-4pm. Happy Birthday USA Family DaySpellman Museum of Stamps & Postal History Weston, MA, .
Set Dancing for Adults
Set dancing isn’t square dancing per se, but it is dancing in a square, Irish style. No experience or partner needed. Set Dancing for AdultsIrish Cultural Centre Canton, MA, .
Amesbury Days
Amesbury Days brings a car show, a block party and a farmers/artisan market together. There are lots of other fun events too, and a fireworks finale! Amesbury DaysVarious locations Amesbury, MA, .
Danvers Family Festival
Danvers becomes a place full of fun from 6/15 through 7/3. There are a lot of interesting events such as karaoke shows, Danvers Idol and the Scoop-Ah-Bowl. Find them all and enjoy! Danvers Family FestivalVarious Locations Danvers, MA, .
Green Harbor Beach Association Sand Castle Contest
Are your sandcastle building skills good enough to compete? Either way, a Saturday at the beach is a day well spent! Green Harbor Beach Association Sand Castle Contest Marshfield, MA, .
Family, Fire & Fur
They claim this is the largest Native American structure in New England, and they will be sharing stories inside of it! Family, Fire & Fur Plymouth, MA, .
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribal Pow Wow
Experience drumming, dancing, singing and much more at Mashpee Wampanoag Tribal Pow Wow. It’s going to be fun! Mashpee Wampanoag Tribal Pow WowBarnstable County Fairgrounds Falmouth, MA, .
The LARGEST Singles Dances South of Boston
This is supposed to be the largest singles dance south of Boston. Keep the long weekend going strong and look for love while cruising the harbor! The LARGEST Singles Dances South of BostonBoston Harbor Randolph, MA, .
Ko Festival of Performance
The Ko Festival, where the only certainty is surprise…sounds like the perfect way to describe this intense and creative four week festival. Ko Festival of PerformanceAmherst College Amherst, MA, .
Nantucket Film Festival
If you’re just looking to sit around on Nantucket this summer, at least do it at this extensive film festival with lots to enjoy! Nantucket Film Festival Nantucket, MA, .
Walking tour of Falmouth
A self guided walking tour of artistic ceramic birdhouses. This is either really interesting or for the birds! 10am. Walking tour of FalmouthFalmouth Museums on the Green Falmouth, MA, .
Berkshires Arts Festival
OK, it’s true that they will try to sell you stuff, but you also get to experience great live performances and even a puppetry show! Berkshires Arts FestivalSki Butternut Great Barrington, MA, .
Frost Day
Celebrate Frost Day with poetry. Open to the public. Frost DayThe Frost Place Franconia, NH, .
Lupine Festival
Music, museums, tours, and delicious foods are all things complimented by flowers. Celebrate the beautiful Lupine in the mountains of New Hampshire. Lupine FestivalSugar Hill, Route117 Main Street Lincoln, NH, .
Oakland Beach Tuesday Cruise Night
This is a car show, with food, a DJ.. and family fun. Plus, funds raised go right back into the community. 4-8pm. Oakland Beach Tuesday Cruise NightOakland Beach Warwick, RI, .
Providence Restaurant Weeks
Taste the best of Providence. It’s another round of Restaurants Week! Providence Restaurant Weeks Providence, RI, .
Big Screen Movies on the Beach
Watching a movie on a giant screen at the beach is what summer is all about. Don’t miss this one! Big Screen Movies on the BeachAtlantic Beach Park Westerly, RI, .
Drum & Bugle Corps Competition
This drum and bugle corps competition is not only a patriot soundtrack to prepare you for the 4th, it’s sure to be a lot of fun! 6pm. Drum & Bugle Corps CompetitionMt. Hope High School Bristol, RI, .
Neighborhood Performing Arts Initiative
Celebrate Providence, have fun and enjoy the multiple concerts that have been prepared for this year. Start off with Opera on Sunday! Neighborhood Performing Arts InitiativeVarious locations Providence, RI, .
Friday Night Concert Series at Waterplace Park
This installment in Providence’s free concert series features the winner of WBRU’s Rock Hunt, Double Bill! Enjoy the music and the scenery. 7pm. Friday Night Concert Series at Waterplace ParkWaterplace Park Providence, RI, .
RI Red Chick Hatch
It’s free, and it’s fun. What could be better than the pairing of kids and freshly hatched baby chicks? 10-2pm. RI Red Chick HatchSouth County Museum Narragansett, RI, .
Summer Outdoor Concert Series at Marina Park
The Wakefield Concert Band is 75 members strong, dedicated, and performing for you all summer. Summer Outdoor Concert Series at Marina Park Wakefield, RI, .
Independence Day: Berkshires
Fourth of July Celebration – Lenox, MA
Independence Day in Lenox: live historical readings and BBQ! 1:30pm. Fourth of July Celebration - Lenox, MARose Footprint Theatre Lenox, MA, .
North Adams, MA
Independence Day in North Adams is made even better with a baseball game. After the last pitch, stick around for fireworks! North Adams, MAJoe Wolfe Field North Adams, MA, .
Pittsfield, MA
Independence Day in Pittsfield, MA means a patriotic morning parade! 10am. Pittsfield, MADowntown Pittsfield, MA, .
Independence Day: Boston Metro
Lexington Lions Club Carnival & Fireworks
OK, here we have an Independence Day of celebration full of fun and food, with fireworks as the grand finale. Cool! Celebration 4:30pm, Fireworks 9pm. Lexington Lions Club Carnival & FireworksHastings Park, Massachusetts Ave at Worthern Ave Lexington, MA, .
Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular
7/3 Concert 7:30pm 7/4 concert & Fireworks 7:30pm. Boston Pops Fireworks SpectacularDCR Hatch Shell Boston, MA, .
Boston, MA: Rent a canoe for fireworks
Rent a canoe to see the fireworks above you from the Charles River on July 4! Boston, MA: Rent a canoe for fireworksTwo places Boston, MA, .
Arlington, MA
Independence Day in Arlington: live music, food, and the Boston fireworks and Pops on a big screen in the park. 6pm. Arlington, MARobbins Farm Park Arlington, MA, .
Newton, MA
Independence Day in Newton: fun activities for the little ones, like a teddy bear parade and footraces! Newton, MAHalloran Field & Sports Complex, Albemarle Rd. Newton, MA, .
USS Constitution/Fireworks Sail
Two very cool but pricey cruises aboard the Roseway; one focuses on the USS Constitution, the second is all about fireworks. USS Constitution/Fireworks Sail Boston, MA, .
Declaring Independence
Declare your independence in style at Gore Place. Tour the mansion and hear real stories of American revolutionaries! noon-3pm. Declaring IndependenceGore Mansion Waltham, MA, .
Waltham Fourth of July Celebration
Independence Day in Waltham: fun family activities and entertainment followed by a concert and fireworks. 10am & 5:30pm, fireworks 9:30pm. Waltham Fourth of July Celebration Waltham, MA, .
July Fourth Sailabration
This is a fundraiser that allows you access to food and drink and a non-crowded spot on the Charles for the fireworks. July Fourth SailabrationCommunity Boating Boston, MA, .
Independence Day: Cape Cod
Mashpee, MA
Fireworks preceeded by a whole evening of food, rides, games, music, and lots more. I’m in! dusk. Mashpee, MAMashpee High School, 500 Old Barnstable Rd, Mashpee MA Mashpee, MA, .
Nantucket, MA
Independence Day in Nantucket includes a dazzling fireworks show on the 4th. dusk? Nantucket, MAEnd of Bathing Beach Road Nantucket, MA, .
Bourne, MA
Begin Independence Day in Bourne with a patriotic morning parade through town. 10am. Bourne, MAMain Street Bourne, MA, .
Fireworks, Onset Beach & Bay
Independence Day at Onset Beach & Bay: fireworks display, July 5th. 8:45pm. Fireworks, Onset Beach & Bay Onset, MA, .
Barnstable, MA
Independence Day in Barnstable: parade, village activities, fireworks at dusk. fireworks at dusk. Barnstable, MALewis Bay Barnstable, MA, .
Chatham, MA
Independence Day in Chatham features a morning parade through the heart of town. 9:30am. Chatham, MAMain Street Chatham, MA, .
Edgartown, MA
Independence Day in Edgartown, MA: classic American BBQ food, free concerts, and a great view of the fireworks. 4-8pm. Edgartown, MAOld Whaling Church Lawn Edgartown, MA, .
Orleans, MA
Independence Day in Orleans, MA: fireworks, July 5th. Orleans, MAEldredge Park Way Orleans, MA, .
Provincetown, MA – Fireworks
Independence Day in Provincetown, MA, by boat; you can’t go wrong with a whale watch and fireworks over the water. dusk. Provincetown, MA - FireworksCape Inn Provincetown, MA, .
Fourth of July Parade and Fireworks
Independence Day in Provincetown: parade in the morning, fireworks at night. So many ways to spend the day! parade 11am, fireworks at dusk. Fourth of July Parade and FireworksEast End Provincetown, MA, .
Chatham Small Boat Parade
Craft a small patriot vessel and let it set sail. This is a fun way to celebrate Independence Day! Parade 11am. Chatham Small Boat ParadeOyster Pond Beach Chatham, MA, .
Spirit of Independence Events
Sandwich celebrates the Spirit of Independence with a road race, parade, muster, picnic, concerts, and nighttime boat parade. Spirit of Independence Eventse Henry T. Wing School, 33 Water St Sandwich, MA, .
Independence Day: Lowell
Lowell Independence Day Celebration
Independence Day in Lowell: face painting, train rides, live music, games, fireworks, and more! 7:30pm, fireworks at 9. Lowell Independence Day CelebrationLeLacheur Park Lowell, MA, .
Methuen, MA
Independence Day in Methuen, MA: live music and ‘musically coordinated’ fireworks! July 3rd. 6:30pm. Methuen, MANicholson Stadium Methuen, MA, .
Fun On The Fourth
Wilmington begins offering 4th of July fun on Wednesday with nightly events leading up to fireworks Saturday! Fun On The FourthTown Common, Church St. Wilmington, MA, .
Chelmsford July 4th Parade
Fully dressed Minutemen are a staple of the Chelmsford 4th of July parade. Cool! 10am. Chelmsford July 4th ParadeThe Common Chelmsford, MA, .
Andover, MA
Independence Day in Andover means fireworks! 9:30pm. 9:30pm. Andover, MAAndover High School Andover, MA, .
Ayer, MA
Independence Day in Ayer: parade, concert, and fireworks – all on July 5th! 3pm, fireworks 9:30pm. Ayer, MADowntown Ayer, MA, .
Pepperell, MA
Independence Day in Pepperell: early afternoon parade and fireworks at night all on July 5th. parade 12:30, fireworks dusk. Pepperell, MAFrom Town Hall Pepperell, MA, .
Groton, MA
Still craving more fireworks? Groton’s got you covered with a display Monday night! Groton, MATown Field Groton, MA, .
North Andover, MA – Race
Start the 4th off on the right foot by running or walking a 5 or 10k, kids get to take part in the fun run. 8am. North Andover, MA - RaceMassachusetts Avenue North Andover, MA, .
Independence Day: Metro West
Holliston, MA
All we know is there will be fireworks in Holliston on Monday. Honestly though, isn’t that enough? 10pm. Holliston, MAHolliston High School Holliston, MA, .
Fitchburg Main Street Block Party
There’s a Block Party in Fitchburg, and it’s got bouncy houses, jugglers, magicians, a classic car show, and lots more including fireworks. 5-9pm. Fitchburg Main Street Block PartyDowntown Fitchburg, MA, .
Sudbury, MA
Independence Day in Sudbury: a true old-fashioned parade through downtown. Fun for the whole family! Sudbury, MASudbury Town Hall Sudbury, MA, .
Harvard, MA
Parade, bike decorating, beach games, and fireworks on Wednesday. Harvard, MAFruitlands Museum Harvard, MA, .
Concord, MA, Picnic in the Park
Concord joins the 4th of July celebrations with a picnic in the park and a kids parade. Family fun for all! 11:30-4:30pm. Concord, MA, Picnic in the ParkEmerson Field, Everett Street Concord, MA, .
July 4Th Fireworks
Independence Day in Acton: family fun, fireworks, and Beatlejuice (which is a Beatles cover band, not a bug based beverage!). 3-10pm. July 4Th FireworksNARA Park, off Route 27 Acton, MA, .
Lincoln, MA
Independence Day in Lincoln, MA: firecracker race, parade/bike parade, BBQ, music, and fireworks! fireworks 9:15pm. Lincoln, MAField behind the Codman Pool Lincoln, MA, .
Milford, MA
Independence Day in Milford, MA: July 3rd fireworks display. Be aware of ongoing construction near the launch site! around dusk? Milford, MAPlains Park Milford, MA, .
Natick, MA
Independence Day in Natick: pancake breakfast followed by a parade. parade 9am. Natick, MADowntown Natick, MA, .
Needham, MA
Independence Day in Needham: pony rides, face painting and fireworks July 3rd, parade and tons of activities July 4th. Sweet! parade 9 am, fireworks at dusk. Needham, MAHigh School Needham, MA, .
Stoughton, MA
Independence Day in Stoughton: 5 day carnival, rides, games, food, music, entertainment, contests, and more! Fireworks July 4th. Stoughton, MAWest School Complex Stoughton, MA, .
Walpole, MA
Independence Day in Walpole: evening parade and fireworks on July 3rd! fireworks 9:30pm. Walpole, MAJoe Morgan Field Walpole, MA, .
Franklin 4th of July Celebration
Independence Day in Franklin might not have fireworks, but it has five days of activities, food, and music, plus a parade! Franklin 4th of July CelebrationTown Common Franklin, MA, .
Independence Day: North Shore
Manchester, MA
You get a parade, a concert and fireworks. Sounds standard until you consider the pancake breakfast! Manchester, MAVarious Locations Manchester, MA, .
July 4th and Horribles Parade
Beverly celebrates Independence Day for a whole week! There will be a parade, fireworks and even scavenger hunts. 8am. July 4th and Horribles ParadeWest Beach Beverly, MA, .
Rockport Fireman’s Parade
This Fireman’s Parade is followed by a live concert and bonfire. Hopefully they don’t put it out on instinct! Rockport Fireman's Parade Rockport, MA, .
Danvers, MA Horribles Parade
Halloween meets Independence Day at Danvers’s Horribles Parade. You never know what you will see! Danvers, MA Horribles ParadeSeaboard Products, Beachwood St at Collins St Danvers, MA, .
Danvers, MA Fireworks
Independence Day in Danvers: music, dancing, games and rides for the kids, food trucks and fireworks. July 3rd! Danvers, MA FireworksPlains Park, Holten Richmond Middle School Danvers, MA, .
Two Town 4th Celebration – Hamilton / Wenham
Hamilton and Wenham team up for a Two Town 4th Celebration with a bike parade, concert, and cow pie bingo. bike parade 10am. Two Town 4th Celebration - Hamilton / WenhamMethodist Church to Patton Park, Rt 1 Wenham, MA, .
Fireworks & Harbor Illumination
Check out Marblehead’s Independence Day Fireworks & Harbor Illumination, as well as the Festival of Arts! 9pm. Fireworks & Harbor IlluminationMarblehead Marblehead, MA, .
Salisbury Beach, MA
Independence Day at Salisbury Beach: live band July 3rd, pet parade and beach party July 4, fireworks July 5! Salisbury Beach, MASalisbury Beach Salisbury Beach, MA, .
Gloucester, MA – July 4 and Horribles Parade
One of the best parts of Independence Day in Gloucester is the Horribles Parade, where anything goes! – July 3rd. 6pm. Gloucester, MA - July 4 and Horribles ParadeGloucester Harbor Gloucester, MA, .
Lynn Fireworks
Independence Day in Lynn: fireworks on the beach near the Red Rock with live music, July 3rd. Music 7pm, fireworks 9pm. Lynn FireworksRed Rock Park Lynn, MA, .
Nahant, MA
Independence Day in Nahant, MA: fireworks on the beach always make a splash. Nahant, MANahant Beach Nahant, MA, .
North Reading, MA
Independence Day in North Reading: food, entertainment, fun for the kids, and of course, fireworks! North Reading, MAIpswich River Park North Reading, MA, .
Pet Parade & Island Beach Party Show
This may not be the most patriotic way to celebrate the 4th, but Salisbury is having a Pet Parade & Island Beach Party! Pet Parade & Island Beach Party Show Salisbury, MA, .
Independence Day: Northwest Mass
Greenfield, MA
Can’t get enough Independence Day fun in on the 4th? Head to Greenfield and do it all again on the 5th. Fireworks! Greenfield, MAFederal Street Greenfield, MA, .
Independence Day: Rhode Island
Fourth of July Fireworks
Independence Day in Portsmouth, RI: many great places to catch this fireworks display. Fireworks 9 & 9:30pm. Fourth of July FireworksAll over Newport, RI, .
Bristol Fireworks
Independence Day in Bristol, RI would not be complete without a fireworks show! Catch it on July 3rd. 9:30pm. Bristol FireworksBristol Harbor Bristol, RI, .
Bristol Fourth of July Celebration
Every year, Bristol puts together a big festival to celebrate the Fourth of July. There are concerts, fireworks on July 3rd, a parade on the 4th, and much more. fireworks 7/3 at 9:30pm, parade 7/4 10:30am. Bristol Fourth of July CelebrationBristol Harbor Bristol, RI, .
Independence Day Beach Ball
For a price, the Independence Day Beach Ball will give you a night of fine dining and dancing, plus a fireworks show. Independence Day Beach BallOcean House Watch Hill, RI, .
Independence Day Clambake
You’ll pay a pretty penny for this clambake feast set to live jazz in a classy setting. You also get to make s’mores for desert! Independence Day ClambakeOcean House Watch Hill, RI, .
Cape Verdean Independence Day Festival
After celebrating Independence Day on the 4th, explore Cape Verdean culture, food, and music at this weekend festival. 11-dusk. Cape Verdean Independence Day FestivalIndia Point Park Providence, RI, .
Independence Day Fireworks
Independence Day in Warwick, RI: fireworks at dusk, July 3rd. dusk. Independence Day FireworksOakland Beach Seawall Warwick, RI, .
Warwick, RI
Independence Day in Warwick, RI: one of the bigger fireworks displays in the area, July 3rd. Warwick, RICity Park Warwick, RI, .
Narragansett, RI – Beach Party!
Independence Day Beach Party in Narragansett, RI: face painting, sand castles, music and fireworks! Narragansett, RI - Beach Party!Town Beach Narragansett, RI, .
Block Island Fireworks Display
Independence Day in Block Island, RI features a morning parade on the 4th and fireworks on the 5th. Block Island Fireworks DisplayOld Town Road Block Island, RI, .
Arnold Mills Parade
Independence Day in Cumberland, RI: check out the Arnold Mills Parade. This year’s theme is ‘Proud to be American’. Arnold Mills Parade Cumberland, RI, .
4th of July Road Races
Independence Day in Glocester, RI: residents get a discount, but anyone can run in one of the four races. 4th of July Road RacesChepachet Union Church Glocester, RI, .
Jamestown, RI
Independence Day in Jamestown, RI: fireworks at East Ferry Beach on July 5th. Jamestown, RIEast Ferry Beach Jamestown, RI, .
North Kingstown, RI
Independence Day in North Kingstown, RI: fireworks on July 5th at the Town Beach. time not listed. North Kingstown, RINorth Kingstown Town Beach North Kingstown, RI, .
South Kingstown, RI
Independence Day in South Kingstown, RI: free throw contest, kid’s games, music, food, and fireworks. South Kingstown, RIOld Mountain Field South Kingstown, RI, .
Woonsocket, RI
Independence Day in Woonsocket: live entertainment and a fireworks display – all on July 3rd. Woonsocket, RIWorld War II Park Woonsocket, RI, .
Block Island, RI (New Shoreham)
Independence Day, Block Island style: fireworks to get your celebration started a little early! July 3rd! Block Island, RI (New Shoreham)Cresent Beach Block Island, RI, .
Ancient and Horribles Parade
The Ancient and Horribles Parade in Glocester is an 88 year old tradition, so they must be doing something right! Ancient and Horribles ParadeMain Street Glocester, RI, .
Independence Day: South Shore
Hingham’s Fourth of July
Hingham celebrates the Fourth of July with fireworks, a parade & much more. America the beautiful! parade 10am. Hingham's Fourth of July Hingham, MA, .
Bridgewater, MA Arts & Music Festival
Independence Day in Bridgewater includes a bonus Arts & Music Festival, a carnival, and of course fireworks! Bridgewater, MA Arts & Music FestivalBridgewater State University Bridgewater, MA, .
Duxbury, MA
Independence Day in Duxbury includes a fun and patriotic parade through town. Parade 2pm. Duxbury, MAWashington Street to Duxbury High School Duxbury, MA, .
Independence Day Parade & Fireworks
Independence Day in Plymouth means waterfront fireworks, and that’s just awesome! Independence Day Parade & FireworksPlymouth Waterfront! Plymouth, MA, .
Weymouth, MA
Independence Day in Weymouth: live entertainment followed by fireworks, July 3rd. 5-9:30pm. Weymouth, MAGeorge Lane Beach Weymouth, MA, .
Independence Day: Southeast Mass
Fireworks at Battleship Cove
For five bucks, watch Independence Day fireworks from the deck of a battleship. If that’s not patriotic, what is? Fireworks at Battleship CoveBattleship Cove Fall River, MA, .
New Bedford, MA
Independence Day in New Bedford would not be complete without fireworks! 9pm on the 4th. New Bedford, MANew Bedford Harbor New Bedford, MA, .
Attleboro, MA – Attleboro Kidz 4th Fun!
Independence Day in Attleboro features the Kidz 4th Fun family festival, with free food, races, a DJ, a bike parade, and more! Attleboro, MA - Attleboro Kidz 4th Fun!Poncin-Hewitt complex Attleboro, MA, .
Fall River, MA
Celebrate Independence Day in Fall River with a great fireworks display! Fall River, MAHeritage State Park Fall River, MA, .
Fourth of July Car Cruise
Independence Day in Fairhaven includes a classic car cruise, ceremony, and cannon salute. Fourth of July Car CruiseFairhaven High School Fairhaven, MA, .
Freetown, MA
Independence Day in Freetown, MA: fireworks and faire July 3rd, parade July 4th. Freetown, MAHathaway Park Freetown, MA, .
Middleborough, MA Carnival
Independence Day in Middleborough, MA: enjoy the carnival as well as the parade and fireworks on the 4th! Middleborough, MA CarnivalPierce Park Middleborough, MA, .
Independence Day: Springfield
Springfield Harriers 5k Road Race
Get your feet moving on Independence Day with this race that offers lots of prizes and refreshments at the finish line. Springfield Harriers 5k Road RaceBasketball Hall of Fame Springfield, MA, .
Star Spangled Springfield
Celebrate Independence Day in Star Spangled Springfield with a night of live music and patriotic pyrotechnics! fireworks 9:30. Star Spangled SpringfieldRiverfront Park Springfield, MA, .
4th of July Parade
Independence Day in East Longmeadow means a fun morning parade through town. Neat! 4th of July ParadeHigh School Athletic Fields East Longmeadow, MA, .
South Hadley, MA
Independence Day in South Hadley: food, games, music and fireworks, all on July 3rd. South Hadley, MAMichael E. Smith Middle School South Hadley, MA, .
Westfield, MA
Independence Day in Westfield: evening celebration followed by fireworks, July 5th. Westfield, MAStanley Park, Gillett Rd Westfield, MA, .
Amherst, NH
Independence Day in Amherst, MA is two days of unique touches like hot air balloon rides and a dog shows and classic events including a parade and fireworks! Amherst, NHTown Common Amherst, MA, .
Independence Day: Worcester
Webster, MA
Independence Day in Webster, MA: food, entertainment and fireworks on the beach, all on July 3rd. Cool! Webster, MAMemorial Beach Webster, MA, .
Cars of Summer Show
Lots of great classic cars, family fun, live music, and food. Something for everyone! Cars of Summer ShowGreen Hill Park Worcester, MA, .
Millbury Fireworks
Independence Day in Millbury: yup, you guessed it, fireworks! Millbury FireworksPM Hill Millbury, MA, .
Worcester, MA
Independence Day in Worcester: kids activities, food, flag raising, live symphony orchestra, and fireworks. All on July 3rd! 9:30pm. Worcester, MACristoforo Colombo Park (East Park),, Shrewsbury Street, Worcester, MA, .
Fourth of July Concert & Fireworks
Celebrate Independence Day in Bellingham and enjoy the fireworks! Fourth of July Concert & FireworksHigh School Bellingham, MA, .
Auburn, MA
Independence Day in Auburn: concerts, pony rides, food, face painting, fireworks and more! Music & celebration 6:15 pm, fireworks 9:30pm. Auburn, MAPappas Recreation Complex Auburn, MA, .
Rutland, MA
Independence Day in Rutland, MA: parade, BBQ, concert, strawberry festival, competitions, and more. Fireworks on July 3rd. fireworks 7/3 9:20pm. Rutland, MAVarious Locations Rutland, MA, .
Shrewsbury, MA
Independence Day in Shrewsbury: face painting, bike/carriage parade, games, food and bouncy houses. Fun! Shrewsbury, MADean Park Shrewsbury, MA, .
Review: Amaluna by Cirque du Soleil
Cirque du Soleil is everyone’s favorite arty circus. Click for our review! Review: Amaluna by Cirque du SoleilMarine Industrial Park Boston, MA, .
Review: Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living in Paris
The name of this show may be a mouthful, but it is the lyrics of this Belgian genius’s world-famous songs that will truly capture your attention. Review: Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living in ParisThe Gloucester Stage Company Gloucester, MA, .
Speakeasy Circus at OBERON
We’ve given the Boston Circus Guild a 5-star rating more than once! See this amazing show at OBERON. Speakeasy Circus at OBERONClub Oberon Cambridge, MA, .
Capitol Steps
This one is really fun! I’ve seen it. It’s a singing, dancing, theatre crew that parodies national and world news. The comedy is excellent! Capitol StepsCranwell Resort, Spa & Golf Club Lenox, MA, .
High Rock Mountain concert
Broken-hearted bluegrass never sounded so good! Artists come together from across the country for one night of fresh grooves, everyone wins. High Rock Mountain concertLongfellow House Washington’s Headquarters Cambridge, MA, .
Independence Day: New Hampshire
Dixville, NH (The Balsams)
Independence Day in Dixville, NH at The Balsams: BBQ, music, kid’s activities, comedy, and more, plus fireworks! Dixville, NH (The Balsams)The Balsams Dixville, NH, .
Wakefield, NH
Admission is free, and cotton candy, ice cream, fried dough, games, and performers are promised! Oh, did I forget about the fireworks? Wakefield, NHBallpark Complex Wakefield, NH, .
Winchester, NH (Firecracker Night)
It’s Firecracker Night at Monadnock Speedway, and that means 100 laps of intense modified racing. Awesome! 5pm. Winchester, NH (Firecracker Night)Monadnock Speedway Winchester, NH, .
Bretton Woods, NH
Independence Day in Bretton Woods, NH: historical demonstrations, pie eating contest, BBQ, music, 5k, fireworks July 4th AND 5th! Bretton Woods, NHMount Washington Resort, Route 302 Bretton Woods, NH, .
Salem, NH
Independence Day in Salem, NH: fireworks on July 3rd, 4th, AND 5th at Canobie Lake. fireworks 9:30pm. Salem, NHCanobie Lake Park Salem, NH, .
Lee, NH (LEE/USA Speedway)
Independence Day in Lee, NH @leespeedway: fireworks at the speedway. Hope they don’t go by too fast! Lee, NH (LEE/USA Speedway)LEE/USA Speedway Lee, NH, .
Manchester, NH
Independence Day in Manchester, NH: potluck dinner and dance party with a great view of the fireworks display on July 3rd. Manchester, NHQueen City Ballroom Dance Studio, 21 Dow St Manchester, NH, .
Peterborough, NH
Monday blues can easily be cured with yes, more fireworks! This time in Peterborough, NH, tomorrow night. Peterborough, NHConVal Athletic Fields, Route 202 Peterborough, NH, .
Sanbornton, NH – Steele Hill Resort
Independence Day in Sanbornton, NH at Steele Hill Resort: BBQ, bounce house, a clown, cotton candy, and fireworks. Sanbornton, NH - Steele Hill ResortSteele Hill Resort Sanbornton, NH, .
Portsmouth, NH – An American Celebration
Independence Day in Portsmouth, NH: An American Celebration featuring music, parades, activities for kids, a picnic, and lots of history. Portsmouth, NH - An American CelebrationStrawberry Banke Museum Portsmouth, NH, .
Durham, NH
Independence Day in Durham, NH: just fireworks this year, but there is nothing wrong with that! Durham, NHCowell Stadium, University of New Hampshire Durham, NH, .
Waterville Valley’s Summer Carnival
Independence Day Summer Carnival at Waterville Valley: obstacle course, bounce house, BBQ, games, and music! July 5th. 11-3pm. Waterville Valley's Summer CarnivalTown square Waterville Valley, NH, .
Fireworks at Hampton Beach
Independence Day at Hampton Beach, NH: a well known and loved fireworks display dazzles again! 9:30pm. Fireworks at Hampton BeachHampton Beach Hampton Beach, NH, .
Alton, NH
Independence Day in Alton, NH: fireworks over Lake Winnipesaukee – July 3rd. 9:20pm. Alton, NHOver Lake Winnipesaukee Alton, NH, .
Ashland, NH
Independence Day in Ashland, NH: pancake breakfast, muster, parade, midway, entertainment and fireworks! Ashland, NHL. W. Packard Ballfield, Main Street Ashland, NH, .
Bradford, NH
Independence Day in Bradford, NH: parade, music, food, cow flop bingo, farmer’s market and street dance – all on July 5th. Bradford, NHTown wide Bradford, NH, .
Brentwood, NH
Independence Day in Brentwood, NH includes a morning parade where all are invited to march – even pets! parade 10am. Brentwood, NHSwasey School Brentwood, NH, .
Brookline, NH
Independence Day in Brookline, NH: fireworks over Lake Potanipo – July 5th. 8:45-9:45pm. Brookline, NHLake Potanipo Brookline, NH, .
Colebrook, NH
Independence Day in Colebrook, NH: fireworks, best seen from the town ball field. Colebrook, NHColebrook Ball Field Colebrook, NH, .
Concord, NH
Independence Day in Concord, NH: enjoy a baseball game, concert, and fireworks. Concord, NHMemorial Field Concord, NH, .
Derry, NH
Independence Day in Derry, NH – get ready for an impressive fireworks display! Derry, NHHood Park Derry, NH, .
Dover, NH
Independence Day in Dover, NH: live music and fireworks display. Dover, NHHenry Law Park Dover, NH, .
Errol, NH
Independence Day in Errol, NH: paddling trips, fly fishing, cookout, parade, pie, and fireworks, all on July 5th. Errol, NH Errol, NH, .
Franconia, NH – Old Home Day
Independence Day in Franconia, NH: also known as Old Home Day, expect pancakes, duck and road races, a concert and fireworks. Franconia, NH - Old Home DayAll Over Franconia, NH, .
Gilmanton Fireworks
Independence Day in Gilmanton, NH: morning parade and an evening concert followed by fireworks. Gilmanton FireworksCrystal Lake Park Gilmanton, NH, .
Gorham, NH
Independence Day in Gorham, NH: 4 days of cook-offs, concerts, classic cars and a carnival, plus a parade and fireworks on July 4th. Gorham, NHDublin Street Gorham, NH, .
Grafton, NH
Independence Day in Grafton, NH: Sunday night fireworks on the recreation field. 9:30pm. Grafton, NHGrafton Recreational Field. Grafton, NH, .
Grantham, NH – Old Home Day
Independence Day in Grantham, NH: morning parade followed buy fun Old Home Day activities and events. Grantham, NH - Old Home DayGrantham Recreation Park, Route 10 South Grantham, NH, .
Greenville, NH
Independence Day in Greenville, NH: midnight parade, DJ, and fireworks July 3rd, bike parade for kids on the 4th. fireworks 7/3 around 11pm, parade 7/4 noon. Greenville, NHTown Field Greenville, NH, .
Hanover, NH – Old Fashioned July 4th Parade
Independence Day in Hanover, NH: Old Fashioned July 4th Parade followed by games, food, pony rides and music. Hanover, NH - Old Fashioned July 4th ParadeTown Green Hanover, NH, .
Hopkinton, NH
Independence Day in Hopkinton, NH: a cookie bake-off, road/canoe/kayak races, games, 2 parades, and lots of family fun. Hopkinton, NHHopkinton High School Hopkinton, NH, .
Jackson Village Fireworks
Independence Day in Jackson Village: fireworks on July 5th, with plenty of snacks and goodies for sale. 9pm. Jackson Village FireworksJackson Village Jackson, NH, .
Jefferson, NH
Independence Day in Jefferson, NH: parade, fishing derby, fireworks! Jefferson, NHWaumbek Golf Course Jefferson, NH, .
Laconia, NH
Independence Day in Laconia, NH: late-night fireworks light the sky at midnight on July 3rd. Midnight. Laconia, NHWeirs Beach Laconia, NH, .
Lancaster, NH
Independence Day in Lancaster, NH: just about anything and everyone is invited to join this parade – will you march? Lancaster, NH Lancaster, NH, .
Lincoln Woodstock 4th of July Celebration
Independence Day in Lincoln, NH: family games, BBQ, parade, music, and fireworks – a whole day of fun. Lincoln Woodstock 4th of July Celebration Lincoln, NH, .
Manchester, NH
Independence Day in Manchester, NH: watch the Fisher Cats play and enjoy the fireworks after the game! Manchester, NHNortheast Delta Dental Stadium Manchester, NH, .
Meredith, NH
Independence Day in Meredith, NH: chicken BBQ, rubber duckie race, a brass band, and fireworks. Meredith, NHOver Meredith Bay and Center Harbor Bay Meredith, NH, .
Merrimack, NH
Independence Day in Merrimack, NH: pancake breakfast, 5k, Family Day packed with fun, parade, and fireworks. Wow! Merrimack, NHCommons/Merrimack High School Merrimack, NH, .
Milford, NH
Independence Day in Milford, NH: bike parade, face painting, food, and other activities. Live music followed by fireworks! Milford, NHKeyes Memorial Park Milford, NH, .
Milton, NH
Independence Day in Milton, NH: strawberry shortcake, patriotic music, farm animals, historical readings and tours, old-fashioned games. Milton, NHNH Farm Museum Milton, NH, .
Moultonborough, NH
Independence Day in Moultonborough, NH: a fun morning parade where candy may be passed out but not thrown! Moultonborough, NHBlake Road to Lions Club Moultonborough, NH, .
Moultonborough, NH
Independence Day in Moultonborough, NH: parade, BBQ, and fireworks! Moultonborough, NHBlake Road Moultonborough, NH, .
New Boston, NH
Independence Day in New Boston, NH: parade, horse vaulting and lumberjack demonstrations, bonfire, fireworks, and more! New Boston, NHHistoric Downtown New Boston, NH, .
4th of July Celebration
Independence Day in North Conway, NH: morning parade, evening fireworks. Classic! 4th of July CelebrationSchouler Park North Conway, NH, .
Pelham, NH
Independence Day in Pelham, NH: a bounce house, food, and family activities followed by fireworks – all on July 3rd. Fair at 4pm, firewors after dusk. Pelham, NHPelham Elementary School Pelham, NH, .
Pittsburg, NH
Independence Day in Pittsburg, NH: flea market, car show, pony rides, antique motor display and fireworks from Murphy’s Dam. Pittsburg, NHMurphy Dam Pittsburg, NH, .
Rye, NH
Independence Day in Rye, NH: fireworks at Parson’s Field. Rye, NHParsons Field Rye, NH, .
Strafford, NH
Independence Day in Strafford, NH: evening celebration followed by fireworks over Bow Lake – July 3rd. Strafford, NH Strafford, NH, .
Independence Day Parade & Fireworks
Independence Day in Waterville Valley, NH: all are welcome to walk in the parade, then find a good spot for the concert and fireworks. Independence Day Parade & Fireworks Waterville Valley, NH, .
Whitefield, NH – Mountain View Grand Resort
Independence Day in Whitefield, NH at the Mountain View Grand Resort: parade, carnival and fireworks. Whitefield, NH - Mountain View Grand ResortMountain View Grand Resort and Spa Whitefield, NH, .
Wolfeboro, NH
Independence Day in Wolfeboro, NH: morning parade, fireworks on the 4th, jazz concert on the 3rd. Wolfeboro, NHBrewster Academy Athletic Fields Wolfeboro, NH, .
Lebanon, NH
Independence Day in Lebanon, NH: run a 10k, enjoy the buffet dinner, and check out antique cars. You can see 5 fireworks shows from here! Lebanon, NHColburn Park/Storrs Hill Ski Area Lebanon, NH, .
Independence Day: Connecticut
Vernon, CT (and Rockville, CT)
There are some early fireworks displays in Connecticut this week! Look up and be amazed Tuesday night. dusk? Vernon, CT (and Rockville, CT)Henry Park and Downtown Rockville Vernon, CT, .
July 4 at Solair Nudist Resort
Honky-Tonk and classic 50’s Rock and Roll are the soundtrack to this nudist dinner party. Try not to spill too much BBQ. July 4 at Solair Nudist ResortSolAir Family Nudist Resort Woodstock, CT, .
Westport, CT
Independence Day in Westport, CT means a fireworks show on the 3rd. 9pm. Westport, CTCompo Beach Westport, CT, .
Meridien, CT
Independence Day in Meriden, CT: BBQ and fireworks. Yum! Meridien, CTHubbard Park Meriden, CT, .
Mystic, CT – Mystic Seaport
Independence Day at the seaport in Mystic, CT: 1876-style boat races, military exercises, picnic, ceremony, and concert. Mystic, CT - Mystic SeaportMystic Seaport Mystic, CT, .
Middlebury, CT
‘3D’ Fireworks just means regular fireworks, but if you want to wear 3D glasses to make it more 1960s, you can for a dollar. Middlebury, CTLake Quassapaug / Quassy Amusement Park, Rt. 64 (2132 Middlebury Road) Middlebury, CT, .
Stratford, CT
Independence Day in Stratford, CT: fireworks July 3rd, concerts Saturday and Sunday. 7pm, fireworks @ 9:30pm. Stratford, CTShort Beach Park Stratford, CT, .
New Milford, CT
Carnival 5pm, Fireworks 9:30pm. New Milford, CTYoung’s Field New Milford, CT, .
Annual Chester Rotary Road Race
Celebrate your independence in Chester with a 4 mile race on the 4th! Today is the last day to register, so hurry! Live music throughout the course that continues at the post-race party with refreshments. Annual Chester Rotary Road RaceMain Street Chester, CT, .
Norwalk, CT
Walking Tour 12pm. Norwalk, CTMill Hill Historic Park Norwalk, CT, .
Dayville, CT (and Killingly, CT, Danielson, CT)
Independence Day in Dayville, CT: BBQ, a Revolution Run, and fireworks – all on July 3rd. Dayville, CT (and Killingly, CT, Danielson, CT)Owen Bell Park Dayville, CT, .
Fairfield, CT
Independence Day in Fairfield, CT: live band and a fireworks show, and the town is celebrating it’s 375th birthday, yay! Fairfield, CTJennings Beach Fairfield, CT, .
Groton, CT
Independence Day in Groton, CT: morning parade with the theme ‘The American Dream’. Groton, CTRoute 1 Groton, CT, .
Litchfield, CT
Independence Day in Litchfield, CT: a pet parade and a turn-of-the-century fest. Which century, though? Litchfield, CTThe Green Litchfield, CT, .
Madison, CT
Independence Day in Madison, CT: morning parade whose theme is ‘America’s First Responders’. Madison, CTSuper Stop and Shop Madison, CT, .
Manchester, CT
Independence Day in Manchester, CT: children’s activities, live music, and fireworks – July 5th. Manchester, CTManchester Community College Manchester, CT, .
Middletown, CT
Independence Day in Middletown, CT: fireworks from City Hall Lawn on July 3rd. Time TBD. Middletown, CTCity Hall Middletown, CT, .
Fireworks in Putnam, CT
Independence Day in Putnam, CT: entertainment begins at 5 on July 6, followed by fireworks. Fireworks in Putnam, CTRotary Park Putnam, CT, .
Rowayton, CT
Independence Day in Rowayton, CT: fireworks at Bayley Beach. fireworks 9:15pm. Rowayton, CTBayley Beach and Pinkney Park Rowayton, CT, .
Torrington, CT
Independence Day in Torrington, CT: fireworks display July 5th. Torrington, CTTorrington Middle School Torrington, CT, .
Wallingford, CT
Independence Day in Wallingford, CT: complete with fireworks! Catch this show on the 5th. Wallingford, CTSheehan High School Wallingford, CT, .
Washington, CT (and Washington Depot, CT)
Independence Day in Washington, CT: 5k in the morning, followed by picnic time and fireworks! Washington, CT (and Washington Depot, CT)Shepaug Valley School, South Street Washington, CT, .
West Haven, CT
Independence Day in West Haven, CT: live music followed by fireworks, July 3rd. 7pm. West Haven, CTBradley Point Park, Captain Thomas Boulevard West Haven, CT, .
Weston, CT
Independence Day in Weston, CT: kid’s triathalon, BBQ, live bands, a magic genie, and fireworks. Weston, CTWeston Middle School Weston, CT, .
Fourth of July Fireworks
Fireworks 8pm. Fourth of July FireworksHoward T. Brown Memorial Park Norwich, CT, .
Stafford Springs, CT – Summerfest
Stafford Spring’s Summerfest has fire performers, reptiles, train rides, food, music, and more. Wow! Stafford Springs, CT - SummerfestHigh School Stafford Springs, CT, .
Greenwich, CT
Two different fireworks displays at the same time! That’s Independence Day in Greenwich, CT. July 5th. Greenwich, CTBinney Park and Greenwich Point Park Greenwich, CT, .
W.I.L.I. Fourth of July Boom Box Parade
Willimantic’s Boom Box Parade is like nothing you’re ever seen before. It’s patriotic and one of a kind! W.I.L.I. Fourth of July Boom Box ParadeJillson Square Willimantic, CT, .
Independence Day Celebration
Festival 9am. Independence Day CelebrationVillage Green Mystic, CT, .
Naugatuck, CT
Festival 6pm. Fireworks 9:15pm. 2014: 6pm. Naugatuck, CTOld Firehouse Road Naugatuck, CT, .
New Britain, CT – The Great American BOOM
Concert 5pm Fireworks 9:15pm. New Britain, CT - The Great American BOOMStanley Quarter Park New Britain, CT, .
Celebrate America @ The Annual Red, White & Blue Tradition
Independence Day in Simsbury, CT: The Annual Red, White & Blue Tradition – a concert and fireworks. Perfect! 7:30pm. Celebrate America @ The Annual Red, White & Blue TraditionPerforming Arts Center at Simsbury Meadows Simsbury, CT, .
Independence Day: Maine
Bar Harbor, ME
Independence Day in Bar Harbor: if you’re into running, start your day with friends and a 62 mile race, and recover for the fireworks! Bar Harbor, MEMDI Rotary Club Bar Harbor, ME, .
Bangor, ME
Independence Day in Bangor: pancake breakfast, parade, free concert and fireworks! Bangor, ME Bangor, ME, .
Freeport, ME
Independence Day in Freeport, ME: pancake breakfast, 10k/fun run, parade, concert and fireworks. Freeport, MESt. Jude Hall Freeport, ME, .
Saco, ME – Funtown Splashtown USA
Independence Day in Saco, ME at Funtown Splashtown USA: fireworks display, July 3rd! 7/3 fireworks 9:30pm. Saco, ME - Funtown Splashtown USAFuntown Splashtown USA Saco, ME, .
Jay, ME (and Livermore Falls)
Independence Day in Jay, ME: a day of fun activities culminates in fireworks on July 3rd. dusk. Jay, ME (and Livermore Falls)Spruce Mt. Ski Slope Jay, ME, .
Rangeley, ME
Independence Day in Rangeley, ME: arts and crafts, rubber duck race, patriotic celebration and fireworks – all July 3rd. 10-10pm. Rangeley, MELakeside Park Rangeley, ME, .
Unity, ME – Unity Raceway
Independence Day in Unity, ME at Unity Raceway: live racing and a fireworks show, July 5th. 8pm race followed by fireworks. Unity, ME - Unity RacewayUnity Raceway Unity, ME, .
Bethel Historical Society 4th of July Picnic and Concert
Bethel Historical Society’s 4th of July Picnic and Concert provides a string quartet, you bring a picnic and enjoy! Bethel Historical Society 4th of July Picnic and ConcertDr. Moses Mason House Bethel, ME, .
Brooks, ME – Brooks Hay Days
Brooks Hay Days has just about everything – parade, bingo, food, music, horse rides, fireworks, and even a seed spitting contest! Brooks, ME - Brooks Hay DaysBrooks Community Park Brooks, ME, .
Camden, ME – Festival of Independence
Festival of Independence in Camden, ME: three days of concerts, family events, parades, and a fireworks display on July 4th. Camden, ME - Festival of IndependenceVarious locations Camden, ME, .
4th of July Frye Island Road Race
Frye Island 4th of July Road Race: pick your poison, there are 1 mile, 5 mile, and marathon options in this race. 4th of July Frye Island Road RaceCommunity Center Frye Island, ME, .
Houlton, ME – Houlton Fair
Independence Day in Houlton, ME: Houlton Fair has you covered with a demolition derby, burping contest, more fun, and fireworks on July 4th! fireworks 7/4 9:30pm. Houlton, ME - Houlton FairCommunity Park Houlton, ME, .
Old Orchard Beach Parade and Sandcastle Sculpture Competition
Independence Day at Ocean Park means sand castles, s’mores, parades, and great music. Parades: July 4th, s’mores: July 3rd. 9-4pm. Old Orchard Beach Parade and Sandcastle Sculpture CompetitionBeach between Randall & Ancona Avenues Old Orchard Beach, ME, .
Belgrade Lakes, ME
Independence Day in Belgrade Lakes, ME: live music, food, shopping, games, fireworks, and even a frog jumping contest. Belgrade Lakes, MERte 27 Penisula Park Long Pond Belgrade Lakes, ME, .
Bridgton, ME
Independence Day in Bridgton, ME: fireworks at the gravel pit, July 3rd. Around 9:10pm. Bridgton, MEGravel pit at Stevens Brook School Bridgton, ME, .
Damariscotta, ME
Independence Day in Damariscotta, ME: fireworks on the water! Boat trips available for a fee. Damariscotta, MEMasters Machine Damariscotta, ME, .
Deer Isle, ME (and Stonington)
Independence Day in Deer Isle, ME: parade, food, music, activities, fireworks, and the Wicked Friggin Jerk contest! Deer Isle, ME (and Stonington)Stonington Harbor Deer Isle, ME, .
Dexter, ME
Independence Day in Dexter, ME, must be time for a fireworks show at the High School football field. 9:15pm. Dexter, MEDexter High School Football Field Dexter, ME, .
4th of July Parade
Independence Day in Farmington, ME: this year’s parade theme is American Heroes, so it’s sure to be patriotic! 4th of July ParadeUMF parking lot Farmington, ME, .
Greenville, ME
Independence Day in Greenville, ME: games, crafts, food, a parade, and fireworks! Greenville, MEDowntown Greenville Greenville, ME, .
Harpswell, ME
Independence Day in Harpswell, ME: fireworks display, July 3rd. Around 10pm. Harpswell, MECook’s Lobster House Harpswell, ME, .
Jackman, ME
Independence Day in Jackman, ME: Afternoon parade followed by fun activities and fireworks. Jackman, MEField next to municipal bldg Jackman, ME, .
Point Sebago Resort 4th of July Week
Point Sebago resort has prepared a bunch of events to enjoy during July 4th celebrations. Fun at the beach included! Don’t miss the fireworks! Point Sebago Resort 4th of July WeekPoint Sebago Resort Casco, ME, .
Eastport, ME
This one is probably the largest celebration in the state of Maine. 10 days of fun filled events for everyone. Includes: A parade, fireworks show, steel band performances, and much more. Eastport, MEVarious locations Eastport, ME, .
Bingham, ME
They skipped this event in 2013, and we couldn’t find information in 2014 either. Might be happening? Bingham, ME Bingham, ME, .
Portland, ME – Fireworks
Independence Day in Portland, ME: This Stars and Stripes Spectacular has fireworks and a Pops concert featuring Don McLean. 7-10pm. Portland, ME - FireworksEastern Promenade Park Portland, ME, .
Kennebunk, ME
Independence Day in Kennebunk, ME: fireworks display at Kennebunk Beach. Kennebunk, MEKennebunk Beach Kennebunk, ME, .
Lewiston, ME (and Auburn)
Independence Day in Lewiston, ME: food, fun, fireworks, and a full day of music on two stages. Lewiston, ME (and Auburn)Veterans Park Lewiston, ME, .
Limington, ME
Independence Day in Limington, ME: fireworks display on Joe Webster Road. Limington, ME Limington, ME, .
Litchfield, ME
Independence Day in Litchfield, ME: a whole week of fun including games, contests, dancing; parade and fireworks on July 4th. Litchfield, MEBirches Family Campground Litchfield, ME, .
Millinocket, ME
Independence Day in Millinocket, ME: parade, bounce house, whoopie pies and watermelon, music and fireworks. Millinocket, MEVeteran’s Memorial Park Millinocket, ME, .
Naples, ME
Independence Day in Naples, ME: two fireworks displays, each from a different lake, that must be cool! Naples, MECauseway area Naples, ME, .
Sanford, ME
Independence Day in Sanford, ME: see a show from a professional water ski show team, then check out the fireworks – July 3rd. 6:30pm. Sanford, MENumber 1 Pond Sanford, ME, .
Searsport, ME
Independence Day in Searsport, ME: fireworks at Mosman Park. Searsport, MEMosman Park Searsport, ME, .
Thomaston, ME
Independence Day in Thomaston, ME: pancake breakfast, 5k/fun run, carnival, BBQ, parade, pet show, fireworks and more. Thomaston, MEMasonic Hall Thomaston, ME, .
Winslow 4th of July
Independence Day in Winslow, ME: Chicken BBQ July 3rd, parade and fireworks on the 4th, and tons of live music throughout. Winslow 4th of JulyWinslow High School Winslow, ME, .
Winthrop, ME
Independence Day in Winthrop, ME: fireworks! 9pm. Winthrop, MENorcross Point Winthrop, ME, .
York, ME
Independence Day in York, ME means a road race on the 4th and two nights of fireworks Friday and Saturday! York, MEYork High School York, ME, .
Boothbay Harbor, ME
Independence Day in Boothbay Harbor, ME: a fireworks show that looks great from water or land. Boat viewing available for a fee. Boothbay Harbor, MEBoothbay Harbor Boothbay Harbor, ME, .
Bath, ME – Bath Heritage Days
Independence Day in Bath falls during Heritage Days! Lots to do including a parade AND boat parade, food, entertainment, and fireworks. Bath, ME - Bath Heritage DaysVarious locations Bath, ME, .
Ford Night with Fireworks!
A car show full of classic Fords, kids bike races, and fireworks! 7pm. Ford Night with Fireworks!Oxford Plains Speedway Oxford, ME, .
July 4th Fireworks
Independence Day in Ogunquit, ME: fireworks at Ogunquit Main Beach on July 4th. July 4th Fireworks Ogunquit, ME, .
Independence Day: Vermont
Stowe, VT – An Old Fashioned 4th of July
Independence Day in Stowe, VT: 2 parades, 7 miles of sales, and the world’s shortest marathon, plus music, food, entertainment and fireworks. Stowe, VT - An Old Fashioned 4th of July Stowe, VT, .
Jeffersonville, VT
Independence Day in Jeffersonville, VT: parade, games, BBQ, frog jumping contest, music, fireworks and more. Jeffersonville, VTTown Green Jeffersonville, VT, .
Mountain Friends and Freedom Celebration
The Mountain Friends and Freedom Celebration in Stratton, VT has lots of fun entertainment and fireworks on July 5th! fireworks 7/5 9pm. Mountain Friends and Freedom CelebrationStratton Mountain Ski Resort Stratton, VT, .
Cabot, VT
Independence Day in Cabot, VT: tractor pull, horses, ponies, food and games, plus a parade and fireworks. Cabot, VTMain Street Cabot, VT, .
Montgomery Center, VT
Independence Day in Montgomery Center, VT: parade, BBQ, and live music. Montgomery Center, VTMain Street Montgomery Center, VT, .
Woodstock, VT – Old Vermont 4th
A 4th of July Spelling Bee? Now that’s a historic celebration. Many more fun activities that don’t feel like a test! Woodstock, VT - Old Vermont 4thBillings Farm and Museum, Route 12 & River Road Woodstock, VT, .
Brandon, VT
Independence Day in Brandon, VT begins on the 4th with a street dance party with fun that continues all day on the 5th, ending with fireworks! fireworks 7/5 dusk. Brandon, VTCentral Park Brandon, VT, .
Summer Festival
Grafton’s Summer Festival has lots of great music and fun times, plus fireworks on July 3rd! Summer FestivalGrafton Ponds Grafton, VT, .
4th of July Parade – Brattleboro, VT
Independence Day in Brattleboro: parade, activities, concerts, and fireworks! 4th of July Parade - Brattleboro, VTCanal and Main streets to the town Common Brattleboro, VT, .
Burlington, VT
Independence Day in Burlington, VT: live music, great food, and lots of places to watch the fireworks from, all on July 3rd. 5:30-10pm. Burlington, VTBurlington Harbor Burlington, VT, .
East Burke, VT – Vermont Fourth Festival
Independence Day in East Burke, VT: BBQ, scenic chairlift rides and live music, and fireworks! East Burke, VT - Vermont Fourth FestivalBurke Mountain East Burke, VT, .
Island Pond, VT
Independence Day in Island Pond, VT lasts all weekend, but the parade and fireworks are both on July 5th. Island Pond, VTAll Over Island Pond, VT, .
Ludlow, VT
Independence Day in Ludlow, VT: two hours of entertainment followed by fireworks! Ludlow, VTWest Hill Recreation Area Ludlow, VT, .
Montpelier, VT
Independence Day in Montpelier, VT: it’s a free museum day with patriotic activities, parades, music, and fireworks! 10-6pm. Montpelier, VTVarious locations Montpelier, VT, .
Morristown, VT
Independence Day in Morristown, VT: parade, music, tons of food, duck race, talent show, touch-a-truck and fireworks. Morristown, VTCorner of Harrel St. and Munson St. Morristown, VT, .
Newport, VT
Independence Day in Newport, VT: fun competitions and live music, fireworks cruise available for a fee. Newport, VTGardner Memorial Park Newport, VT, .
North Danville, VT
Independence Day in North Danville, VT: morning parade through town. North Danville, VTHartz Avenue and Railroad Avenue North Danville, VT, .
Fireworks Extravaganza
Independence Day in North Hero, VT: Fireworks Extravaganza at Knight Point State Park, July 3rd. 5pm. Fireworks ExtravaganzaKnight Point State Park North Hero, VT, .
Peacham, VT
Independence Day in Peacham, VT: parade, BBQ lunch/pig roast dinner, music, historical readings, muster and games. Peacham, VT Peacham, VT, .
Poultney, VT
Independence Day in Poultney, VT: parade, 5k/fun run, and the Aridondack Drill Team. Poultney, VTPES Field Poultney, VT, .
Randolph, VT
Independence Day in Randolph, VT: parade and streetfest with performers, music, food and fun activities like face painting. Randolph, VTDepot Park Randolph, VT, .
Richmond, VT
Independence Day in Richmond, VT: parade, BBQ, music, bingo, a spelling bee, fireworks and more! Richmond, VTEast Main Street Richmond, VT, .
Rutland, VT – Summer Smash
Independence Day in Rutland, VT: Summer Smash! Demolition Derby followed by fireworks extravaganza. Rutland, VT - Summer SmashVermont State Fairgrounds Rutland, VT, .
Sugarbush – Warren, VT
Independence Day in Warren, VT at Sugarbush: parade, BBQ, music, and fireworks July 4th, more activities July 5th. Sugarbush - Warren, VTSugarbush Warren, VT, .
Williston, VT
Independence Day in Williston, VT: races July 2, ice cream social and 5k July 3, parade, fireworks and lots more July 4. Williston, VT Williston, VT, .
Wilmington, VT (and West Dover, VT)
Independence Day Party in Wilmington, VT: food, fun, and fireworks! Wilmington, VT (and West Dover, VT)Baker’s Field Wilmington, VT, .
Colchester, VT
Independence Day in Colchester, VT: fun run, swimming, games, food, music, and fireworks! Bring something for the food drive. Colchester, VTBayside Beach Colchester, VT, .
Warren, VT
Independence Day in Warren, VT: a wacky and fun parade, food, music, and lots of fun for kids of all ages. Warren, VTMain Street Warren, VT, .
Lost River Gorge Evening Lantern Tour
See Lost River under a new light, the light of lanterns. This night tour ends with a gathering around the campfire. Lost River Gorge Evening Lantern Tour North Woodstock, NH, .
Family Night at the Summit
A family mini golf course scramble for prizes? This definitely sounds fun, and they even throw in a free round of mini golf. Family Night at the SummitSummit of Mount Sunapee Newbury, NH, .
Yankee Ultralight Flyers Fly-In
Fasten your seatbelt! It’s a day enjoying Ultralight Flyers…with lots of friendly people. Open to the public from 7/4-7/7.. Yankee Ultralight Flyers Fly-InSandersons Field Greenland, NH, .
Loon Mountain Race
Run in Lincoln, and face the the infamous Upper Walking Boss black diamond trail. Loon Mountain Race Lincoln, NH, .
Watermelon race in Sunapee Harbor
I have to ask: If you put wheels on a watermelon to make it race, who’s going to drive it? Watermelon race in Sunapee HarborBurkehaven hill Sunapee, NH, .
Fireworks in Sunapee harbor
Parade and firemen’s event on Saturday, fireworks on Sunday. Fireworks in Sunapee harborSunapee Harbor Sunapee, NH, .
Midsummer Fantasy Renaissance Faire
Magic shows, comedy, live combat, and fire dancing! You’re encouraged to dress as your favorite fantasy being and play along too. 11-6:30pm. Midsummer Fantasy Renaissance FaireWarsaw Park Ansonia, CT, .
Mad Marathon
Burn the calories from your 4th of July feasting by running this rural race on dirt back roads with views of the Green Mountains. Mad Marathon Waitsfield, VT, .
Round Hill Highland Games
I love highland games because they’re played with such spirit! Pipes, drums, dancing, climbing wall, tug-of-war, ‘caber toss’, and some non-caber tosses. Round Hill Highland GamesCranbury Park Norwalk, CT, .
Lobsterfest, Chicken Barbecue
Chicken Barbecue. Lobster. That’s all. Well, there are a lot of sides too! Yum! Lobsterfest, Chicken BarbecueNiantic Town Hall Niantic, CT, .
July 4th Extravaganza
They claim this is a huge fireworks display, and I believe them! July 4th Extravaganza Norwich, CT, .
Bates College Dance Festival
This is for people who love dancing, people who like watching others dance and people who’d like to learn how to dance. Find dance shows, workshops, and much more. Bates College Dance FestivalPettigrew Hall Lewiston, ME, .
Atlantic Music Festival
Atlantic Music Festival gathers hundreds of musicians, new and established. This sounds like fun! Atlantic Music FestivalVarious locations Waterville, ME, .
Bethel Art Fair
Live music, artists and crafters! It’s an Art Fair in Bethel. 9-4pm. Bethel Art FairBingham Hall Bethel, ME, .
This sounds like lots of fun, water, and more fun. They usually have scavenger hunts, kayak races and much more. Aquafest Belgrade Lakes, ME, .
‘Stolen Mojo’ concert cruise aboard The Casablanca
Cruise beautiful Casco Bay to the sounds of ‘Stolen Mojo’. Don’t rock the boat just because the boat is rocking! 7-10pm. 'Stolen Mojo' concert cruise aboard The CasablancaCasablanca Cruises, Custom House Wharf Portland, ME, .
Summer Concert Series
The best dance hits of all time are promised at this installment of Scarborough’s Summer Concert Series. Get off your seat and on your feet! Summer Concert SeriesMemorial Park, Oak Hill Scarborough, ME, .
Kennebunk Old Home Week
As far as kicking off an ‘Old Home’ Week goes, a parade, petting zoo, craft fair and family activies sounds like a good way to go! Kennebunk Old Home WeekVarious Locations Kennebunk, ME, .
Bowdoin International Music Festival
Get ready, this season is about to kick off a summer with more than 100 concerts in store for all classical music lovers. visit their website for a list of performances. Bowdoin International Music Festival Brunswick, ME, .
Fireworks in the Square
Fireworks every Thursday evening from 6/26 to 8/21! Special display for Independence Day 7/4. Enjoy! Thursdays, 9:45pm. Fireworks in the SquareNext to the pier Old Orchard Beach, ME, .
Fairy Fridays
SEE THIS! I’ve been to this. It was remarkable — and I don’t have any kids! The grounds are beautiful, and expansive — and they had a parade and live music. 10am. Fairy FridaysCoastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Barters Island Road Boothbay, ME, .
Whatever Family Festival & Kids Day in Capitol Park
The Whatever Festival probably has whatever it is your family is looking for, from balloons and a dunk tank to a pizza competition! It all culminates in a 4th of July fireworks show! Whatever Family Festival & Kids Day in Capitol ParkCapitol Park Augusta, ME, .
Bar Harbor Music Festival
Variety is the word that defines this music festival! Find string orchestra, jazz, brass, and even Opera concerts, featuring the best up and coming performers. Bar Harbor Music FestivalVarious Locations Bar Harbor, ME, .
Friends of Eastern Promenade Concert Series
Thursday will be the first of a series of free weekly outdoor concerts in Portland. I like the sound of that! Friends of Eastern Promenade Concert Series Portland, ME, .
President Calvin Coolidge Birthplace Celebration
Wagon rides, live music, a parade and even a BBQ! Tasty, patriotic, and most of the events are free! President Calvin Coolidge Birthplace CelebrationPresident Calvin Coolidge State Historic Site Plymouth Notch, VT, .
Brown Bag Concert: Atlantic Crossing
One of Vermont’s most loved bands is putting on a free concert at the Village Greene. Bring a seat or a blanket, a picnic, and enjoy! noon. Brown Bag Concert: Atlantic CrossingWoodstock Village Green Woodstock, VT, .
Vermont Summer Festival Horse Show
Wow! This is a full six weeks of Top Equestrian Competition! Watch beautiful horses racing and jumping, hit the boutiques, and enjoy a delicious meal. Vermont Summer Festival Horse ShowHarold Beebe Farm East Dorset, VT, .
Battle of Hubbardton Revolutionary War Weekend
This one’s a revolutionary war re-enactment at the original battle site. So it’s pretty accurate and fun. 9:30am-4:30pm. Battle of Hubbardton Revolutionary War WeekendHubbardton Battlefield Hubbardton, VT, .
1777 Constitution Day Celebration
Find re-enactors in this tribute to the American Constitution and learn why they say it ‘all began’ in Vermont, of all places. 11-5pm. 1777 Constitution Day CelebrationOld Constitution House Windsor, VT, .
Middlebury Festival on the Green
Here’s a whole week of good vibes and great music. It also happens to be a 2013 Top 10 Summer Event. Groovy! Middlebury Festival on the GreenThe Green Middlebury, VT, .
Vermont and the Civil War
Meet famous historian Howard Coffin, who will be addressing several aspects of Civil War. Vermont and the Civil WarAmerican Precision Museum Windsor, VT, .
Great Race & Bay Day
Compete in the triathalon or the duathalon. Either way, when you’re finished, there are fun events going on all around you. Great Race & Bay DaySt. Albans Bay St. Albans, VT, , .
Outdoor Theatre
 Outdoor Theatre & More – click map above to set region Mon 6/30 Tue 7/1 Wed 7/2 Thu 7/3 Fri 7/4 Sat 7/5 Sun 7/6 Mon 7/7
Salsa in the ParkBoston, MA

Mondays at 6-9pm.
Blackstone Community Center more
Sunday Parkland GamesCambridge, MA

Sundays at 3:30-6pm.
The parklands along Memorial Drive near the Weeks Footbridge more
Charles River Conservancy Parkland GamesAllston, MA

Sundays at 3:30-6pm.
Memorial Drive at JFK Street more
Jacob’s Pillow “Inside/Out” PerformancesBecket, MA

Wednesdays – Saturdays at 6:15pm.
Henry J. Leir Stage at the breathtaking Marcia and Seymour Simon Performance Space, 413-243-0745. more
Plays in the Park (for kids)Boston, MA

Fridays at 11:45am and 1:30pm.
Georges Island, 617-223-8666. more
Burlington Children’s ShowsBurlington, MA

Mondays 6:30pm on town common, Thursdays 1pm at Simonds Park.
Various, 781-270-1695. more
The Complete Works of William ShakespeareLenox, MA

various times.
Tina Packer Playhouse more more
Prescott Park Arts FestivalPortsmouth, NH

Prescot Park, Marcy St at Mechanic St, 603-436-2848. more
Canobie Lake Park FireworksSalem, NH

3 days, 9:30pm.
Summer Theatre Festival at Waveny ParkCanaan, CT

Outdoors. Mostly 8pm, but some daytimes too. Different plays, all under an open air tent theatre. This year: South Pacific, Grease, The Little Mermaid, The Cat in the Hat and Pinkalicious! Call for exact dates/performances.
Waveny Park, 203-966-4634. more
Family CampfiresFranklin, CT

Blue Slope, 138 Blue Hill Road, 860-642-6413. more more
Ocean Beach Park Classic Car Cruise NightNew London, CT

Mondays at 6pm.
Ocean Beach Park more
Fireworks In The SquareOld Orchard Beach, ME

Thursdays at 9:45pm approx.
The Pier, 2 Old Orchard St more
Outdoor Movies
 Outdoor Movies – click map above to set region Mon 6/30 Tue 7/1 Wed 7/2 Thu 7/3 Fri 7/4 Sat 7/5 Sun 7/6 Mon 7/7
Burlington Family Movies on the CommonBurlington, MA

Wednesdays; movies start at dusk.
Town Common more
Magic 106.7 Family Film FestivalBoston, MA

Saturdays ; no time listed yet.
South garden at the Prudential Center more
Family Flick NightsBraintree, MA

8pm.; Movie LineUp TBA.
French’s Common more
Movies at Lynch ParkBeverly, MA

Sundays (except 8/9); various time.
Lynch Park more
Summer Movies SeriesGreenfield, MA

Saturdays; Time:TBD.
The Energy Park more
Movies on the BlockProvidence, RI

Thursdays at 7:30pm.
Westminster St at Union St more
Movies in the ParkWolfeboro, NH

Fridays (except 7/5) at various times.
Foss Field (On Soccer Field by Back Bay) more more
Monday Night Movies on the BeachHampton Beach, NH

Mondays at dusk.
near the playground more
Dive-In MovieNashua, NH

Mondays at 8pm.
Centennial Pool / Crown Hill Pool more
Beach Blanket Movie at SunsetNew London, CT

Old Home Week Outdoor MovieKennebunk, ME

7pm; Thursday only, Shakespeare in the Park, “Taming of the Shrew”.
Lafayette Park, 207-985-5105 or 207-604-1335. more

Boston’s concert season is rocking this year! Some of the concerts in Boston you can get tickets to online include John Legend at the Blue Hills Bank Pavilion, Fleetwood Mac, teen superstar Justin Bieber and even Tom Petty at Fenway Park. Boston seems to always have lots of events going on, even stuff for the kids like Disney on Ice Frozen at the Fleet Center.

Outdoor Concerts
 Outdoor Music – click map above to set region Mon 6/30 Tue 7/1 Wed 7/2 Thu 7/3 Fri 7/4 Sat 7/5 Sun 7/6 Mon 7/7
Downtown Boston Brass strolling musiciansBoston, MA

Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 12nn-2pm.
Downtown Crossing more more
Club Passim Summer Concert SeriesCambridge, MA

Thursdays at 1pm.
47 Palmer St. more
WODS Summer Concert SeriesBoston, MA

TBA for MAY.
Hatch Shell, Esplanade more
Summer Music Series in Norman Leventhal ParkBoston, MA

Tuesdays and Thursdays 12nn-2pm.
Post Office Square, 617-482-2139. more
Concerts in the Courtyard at Boston Public LibraryBoston, MA

Wednesdays at 6pm & Fridays at 12:30pm.
Central Library in Copley Square, 617-536-5400. more
Titus Sparrow Park Summer Concert SeriesBoston, MA

Wednesdays at 6:30pm.
Titus Sparrow Park, South End, 617-918-5289. more
Summer in the City Entertainment at Boston Harbor HotelBoston, MA

Rowes Wharf, Boston Harbor Hotel more more
Berklee Jazz on Spectacle IslandBoston, MA

Spectacle Island, 617-223-8108. more
Burlington Summer ConcertsBurlington, MA

Tuesdays at 6:30pm.
Town Common more
Summer Concert Series at DedhamDedham, MA

Endicott Estate Lawn, 781-329-9118. more
MFA Concerts in the CourtyardBoston, MA

Museum of Fine Arts, 617-369-3189. more
Heritage Festivals / Dancing in the ParkNewton, MA

Sundays at 6:30pm (HF); Wednesdays at 7pm (DP).
Various more
Zumix ConcertsBoston, MA

Various times.
Piers Park or Bremen St. Park more
Sunday Concert Series at RevereRevere, MA

Sundays at 6pm.
American Legion lawn, 281 Broadway more
Summer Concerts at Charlestown Navy YardCharlestown, MA

Charlestown Navy Yard more
Hudson Summer Concerts – Wood ParkHudson, MA

Wednesdays at 6-9pm.
Wood Park, Park Street more
Concerts on the Green, FraminghamFramingham, MA

Fridays at 6:30-8:30pm.
Village Green at Framingham Center, 508-532-5960 ask for “Building Services”-. more
Lexington Bicentennial Band Summer Concert SeriesLexington, MA

Hastings Park Bandstand, Worthen Road at Old Mass Ave, 781-862-0500 x707. more
Wellesley’s Free Concert SeriesWellesley, MA

Wednesdays; no time listed.
Town Hall Green more
Summer Concert Series at SudburySudbury, MA

Mondays at 7pm.
Haskell Field, 979-639-2356. more
Concerts on the CommonFitchburg, MA

Thursdays at 7:30pm ; no performance on 7/24.
Upper Common more
Outdoor Concert at the Sampas PavillionLowell, MA

Mondays 7pm.
Sampas Pavilion more
Summer Concerts on the Common at BillericaBillerica, MA

Tuesdays at 7pm.
Town Common, 978-671-0921. more
Salem Free Summer ConcertsSalem, MA

various times.
Salem Square, 336-721-7300. more
Sunday Concerts in the ShellBeverly, MA

Sundays at 6-8pm.
Lynch Park more
Sundays in Patton ParkHamilton, MA

Patton Park, Rt 1A, 978-468-4818. more
Concerts on the CommonBeverly, MA

Sundays at 6-8pm.
Beverly Common more
Summer Beach ConcertsLynn, MA

Thursdays (except 7/26) ; 6-8pm except 7/3: 7-9pm.
Red Rock Park on the beach at Lynn Shore Drive. more
Marblehead Festival of Arts Performing Arts at Crocker ParkMarblehead, MA

various artist at various times.
Marblehead Harbor, 11 Front Street more
SurfSide Live! with FireworksSalisbury, MA

Saturdays at 7:30pm.
Salisbury Beach Center, 3 Broadway Street more
Summer Concert Series at PeabodySalem, MA

15 Peabody Street more
The Summer of BrewsterPlymouth, MA

Saturdays at 6pm.
Hedge House Lawn more
Acoustic Nights Concert SeriesPlymouth, MA

no time listed.
Hedge House Lawn more
Summer Concert Series at DartmouthDartmouth, MA

Apponagansett Park more
Westport Rivers Winery Concert SeriesWestport, MA

417 Hixbridge Rd, 508-636-3423. more
Musical Mondays at FeatherstoneMartha’s Vinyard, MA

Mondays at 6:30pm.
Featherstone more
Sharon Bands Summer Concert SeriesSharon, MA

Various times.
Various Locations more
Concerts on the Common at MansfieldMansfield, MA

Wednesdays at 7pm.
South Common more
Grille on the HillWorcester, MA

Thursday at 6 – 8pm.
Worcester Common, 508-799-1400 x3. more
Sterling Summer ConcertsSterling, MA

Mondays and Wednesdays at 6-8pm.
Memorial Park more
Alternatives’ Summer Concert SeriesWhitinsville, MA

Thursdays at 6-8pm.
Alternatives’ Whitin Mill Plaza, 50 Douglas Road, 508-266-6502. more
MA Symphony Orchestra Summer Family ConcertWorcester, MA

Various evening times.
Various Locations more
Sunday Night Concerts at WestfieldWestfield, MA

Sundays at 6-8pm.
Stanley Park more
Sunday Night ConcertsWestfield, MA

Beveridge Pavilion Annex, 413-568-9312 x100. more
Concerts at Windsor LakeNorth Adams, MA

Wednesdays at 6:30pm.
Windsor Lake, 413-664-6180. more
Look Park ConcertsFlorence, MA

2014:Tuesdays at 10am.
Pines Theater, Look Park, 413-584-5457. more
Summer of Love ConcertsOnset, MA

Wednesdays at 6:30pm.
Onset Bandshell more more
Summer Concert Series – OstervilleOsterville, MA

Thursdays at 6-7pm.
Library Lawn more
TDBank Summer Concerts- YarmouthWest Yarmouth, MA

Mondays at 6-7:30pm.
Bandstand at Parkers River Beach on South Shore Drive, 508-778-1008. more
TDBank Summer Concerts – HarwichHarwich, MA

Mondays at 6-7:30pm.
Brooks Park Band Stand, Harwich Center, Oak St, 508-432-3622. more
Concerts in the Park at Buzzards BayBuzzards Bay, MA

Thursdays at 6:30-8:30pm.
Buzzards Bay Park at the Gazebo more
Sundown Concerts at Fruitland MuseumsHarvard, MA

Thursdays at 7:15pm.
102 Prospect Hill Road, 978-456-3924. more
Concerts in the ParksGardner, MA

Saturdays at 6pm.
Monument Park more
North Kingstown Concert SeriesNorth Kingstown, RI

Tuesdays 7pm.
Various more more
July 4th Concert SeriesBristol, RI

Independence Park more
Monday Night Summer Concerts at Marina ParkSouth Kingstown, RI

Mondays at 6:30pm.
Marina Park more
Family Night Concert SeriesNewport, RI

Tuesdays at 6pm.
Easton’s Beach, 401-845-5810. more
Summer Concert SeriesJamestown, RI

Sundays at 6:30-8pm.
Memorial Square, 401-423-7260. more
Conventry Summer Night Concert SeriesCoventry, RI

Sundays at 6pm.
Paine Field, 1277 Main St more
Blues on the Beach & Monday Night JamsWesterly, RI

Wenesdays & Mondays at 6pm.
Westerly Town Beach, 365 Atlantic Avenue more
Wakefield Concert Band Concert SeriesSouth Kingstown, RI

2014:Mondays at 6:30-7:30pm.
Marina Park more
Waterville Concert SeriesWaterville Valley, NH

Various times.
Various more
Merrimack Concert AssociationMerrimack, NH

Wednesdays at 6:30-8:30pm except 7/3.
Abbie Griffin Park Bandstand more
Haddad Bandstand Concerts on Sargent CommonNew London, NH

No time listed.
Whipple Memorial Town Hall, 603-526-4821. more
Concert Series on the GreenAmherst, NH

Tuesdays at 7pm.
Village Green more
Henniker Summer Concert SeriesHenniker, NH

2014:Every Tuesday night at 7pm with a BONUS concert on THURSDAY JULY 17th AT 7:30pm.
Bandstand, Community Park, Main St. more
Saint-Gaudens Summer Concert SeriesCornish, NH

Sundays at 2pm.
Little Studio, Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site more
Summer in the Street – PortsmouthPortsmouth, NH

Pleasant Street more more
New Boston CONCERT on the CommonGoffstown, NH

Tuesdays at 6-8pm.
Bandstand ConcertsHampton Falls, NH

Wednesdays (except 9/1) at various times.
Town Common more more more
River House Restaurant Concert SeriesPortsmouth, NH

Prescot Park, Marcy St at Mechanic St, 603-436-2848. more
Friends of Stark Park Concert SeriesManchester, NH

Sundays 2-4pm.
Mondays on Lebanon CommonLebanon, NH

Mondays at 7pm.
Colburn Park more
Sounds on the Souhegan Summer Concert SeriesMilford, NH

Wednesdays at 7-8:30pm.
Emerson Park more
Savina Hartwell Memorial Free Summer ConcertTilton, NH

Sundays at 6-8:30pm.
Tilton lsland Park, 603-286-3000. more
Sea Shell Stage at Hampton BeachHampton Beach, NH

Everyday at 7pm.
Bedford’s Family Cultural SeriesBedford, NH

Tuesdays at 7pm.
Performance Stage (Pool Complex), 603-472-5242. more
Ocean Beach Park Music SeriesNew London, CT

Variety of cruise nights, magic, live music.
Ocean Beach Park more
Music on the GreenSouthington, CT

Wednesdays at 7-9pm.
Downtown Southington more
Summer Concerts at IvesDanbury, CT

various times.
Ives Concert Park, 43 Lake Avenue Extension more
Summer Concerts at the Sherman Green GazeboFairfield, CT

various times.
Sherman Green Gazebo more
Music Under the StarsNorth Haven, CT

Tuesdays at 7pm.
North Haven Town Green, 203-331-4120. more
Bloomfield Summer Concerts on the GreenBloomfield, CT

Thursdays at 7pm.
Bloomfield Town Hall Green, 860-243-2923. more more
Manchster Bandshell SeriesManchester, CT

Music Under the StarsNorth Haven, CT

Tuesdays at 7pm.
Town Green more
Summer Concerts at TrumbullTrumbull, CT

Tuesdays at 7pm.
Town Hall Gazebo more
Summer Concert Series at TorringtonTorrington, CT

Tuesdays and Fridays at 7pm except for 8/16 (Saturday).
Coe Memorial Park, Civic Center, 860-489-2274. more
Summer SoundWaves Concert SeriesGroton, CT

Thursday at 6 – 8pm.
Esker Point Beach more
Summer Concert Series at ThomastonThomaston, CT

Mondays at 7pm.
Seth Thomas Park, South Main St more more
Summer Concert Series at the Veterans Memorial ParkWatertown, CT

Wednesdays at 7pm.
Veterans’ Memorial Park, 570 Nova Scotia Hill Road more
Branford Jazz on the Green SeriesBranford, CT

Thursdays at 6:30pm.
Branford Town Green more
Summer Concert Series at the Mill Pond Park GazeboNewington, CT

Thursdays and Fridays at 6:30pm.
Mill Pond Park more
Summer Concert at Dickinson ParkNewtown, CT

Tuesdays at 12:30pm.
Dickinson Memorial Park more more
Summer Music FestivalNew Britain, CT

Walnut Hill Park, Darius Miller Memorial Band Shell more
Woodbridge Summer Concert SeriesWoodbridge, CT

Gazebo, 4 Meetinghouse Lane more
Summer Concert Series at BristolBristol, CT

Tuesdays at 7-8:30pm.
Rockwell Park more
Hamden Summer Concert SeriesHamden, CT

Fridays at 7:30pm.
Torn Center Park more
Hamden Art Commission Free Summer Concert SeriesHamden, CT

Fridays at 7:30pm.
Town Center Park at Meadowbrook, 2761 Dixwell Ave, 203-287-2546. more
Summer Music SundaysMystic, CT

Sundays at 5pm.
Kennebunk Weekly Concerts in the ParkKennebunk, ME

Wednesdays 6:30-7:30pm.
Lafayette Park, Storer St. more
Summer Concerts at Norcross PointWinthrop, ME

no time listed yet.
Off Bowdoin/Memorial more
Yarmouth Summer Art SeriesYarmouth, ME

Wednesdays at 6pm ; raindate is Thursday.
Royal River Park more more
Summer Concert Series at Wells Harbor ParkWells, ME

Saturdays at 6:30pm.
Wells Harbor Park more
Poland Spring Annual Summer Concert SeriesPoland Spring, ME

Mondays (except 8/26) at 7pm.
37 Preservation Way more
Summer Concerts at Fort Halifax ParkWinslow, ME

Fort Halifax Park more more
Mill Creek Park Summer ConcertsSouth Portland, ME

Wednesdays at 6:30pm.
Mill Creek Park, 207-767-7650. more
L.L. Bean Summer in the Park Concert SeriesFreeport, ME

Saturdays (except 7/4) at 7:30pm.
Discovery Park more
Waterfront ConcertsBangor, ME

various times.
Bangor Waterfront Pavilion more
Enosburgh Town Band TuesdaysEnosburgh, VT

Tuesdays at 7:30-8:30pm.
Lincoln park more
Island Pond’s Friday Night LiveIsland Pond, VT

Pavilion Park more