Looking for something fun to do on the Fourth, or maybe even the third or the fifth? From parades and fireworks to old fashioned picnics and concerts, there are plenty of ways to enjoy the holiday this year.
Carnival: The Middleborough Park Department will host its annual carnival from 6 to 10 p.m. June 30 to July 4 at the Pierce Playground, 26 Jackson St., Middleboro.
Carnival: The Middleborough Park Department will host its annual carnival from 6 to 10 p.m. June 30 to July 4, 2021, at the Pierce Playground, 26 Jackson Street, Middleboro.
Fireworks: The Fireworks display will be held at 10 p.m. July 2, 2021, at Battis Field/Pierce playground, Jackson Street, Middleboro.
Independence Day Thrill Show and Fireworks: The Fireworks Thrill Show at Seekonk Speedway will take place from 5 to 9:30 p.m. on July 3. It will include Troy City Tactical Spectator Drags, Car and Truck Enduro races and Drags, Powder Puff Race, Crazy Figure 8 Races, and end with spectacular fireworks. Children under 5 admitted free; children ages 6-12: $12; and adults: $25. Gates open at 2:30 p.m. with the show beginning at 5 p.m.
Fourth of July Horse Show: The 74th Marion Fourth of July Horse Show will kick off at 8 a.m. on July 3 at Washburn Park. Classes include English, western, saddle seat, driving, miniature horse, and trail.
Fourth of July with Frederick Douglass: The Marion Art Center is presenting “Reading Frederick Douglass Together” at 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 3, in Bicentennial Park, 1 Spring Street, Marion. It is a free public reading of Frederick Douglass’s 1852 speech “What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?” Bicentennial Park is located directly across the street from the MAC, at the corner of Main and Spring Streets.
Parade: The North Middleborough Fourth of July Parade will begin at 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 3, 2021, starting at the Pratt Free School on Pleasant St.
Carnival: The Middleborough Park Department will host its Annual Carnival from 6 to 10 p.m. June 30 to July 4, 2021, at the Pierce Playground, 26 Jackson Street, Middleboro.
Fireworks: New Bedford’s Independence Day fireworks display will be staged from a barge located off of State Pier in New Bedford Harbor, beginning at 9 p.m. on Saturday, July 3. Lower Union Street (east of Water Street) will be closed to vehicle traffic and will be the best spot in Downtown New Bedford to view the fireworks display.
Fireworks: The Bristol Fourth of July Fireworks Display will take place at 9:30 p.m. July 4, 2021, at the Bristol Harbor.
Picnic and Concert: The Dartmouth Historical & Arts Society is celebrating the country’s birthday on July 4 with a traditional picnic and a concert by the Dartmouth Community Band under the direction of John Furtado. This will all take place on the lawn at the headquarters of the Dartmouth Historical & Arts Society’s Russells Mills Schoolhouse, 1205 Russells Mills Road, Dartmouth. The picnic will begin at 4:15 p.m. and the band will commence playing at 5 p.m. Members, friends, and their guests are welcome and encouraged to bring blankets, picnics, chairs, and chaises for maximum comfort.
Fireworks: Fall River’s 4th of July fireworks will take place at 9 p.m. July 4, over the Taunton River with free viewing available at Bicentennial and Heritage State Parks. Live music is being planned for along the waterfront prior to the beginning of the fireworks. A number of food and ice cream trucks will also be available for residents to enjoy. To view from the deck of the Battleship Massachusetts visit www.battleshipcove.org, or call 508-678-1100. Tickets are $10 per person, under two admitted free. Gates open at 7:30 p.m. View the website for restrictions.
Car Cruise: The Car Cruise will begin with a flag-raising at 8:30 a.m. on July 4 and departs at 9 a.m. from Fairhaven High School, 12 Huttleston Ave. Classic and antique cars and vehicles gather for the raising of the “Big Flag” and cruise through town, ending with a ride south on Green Street to Fort Phoenix. The cruise is organized by the North Fairhaven Improvement Association.
Carnival: The Middleborough Park Department will host its annual carnival from 6 to 10 p.m. June 30 to July 4 at the Pierce Playground, 26 Jackson Street, Middleboro.
4th of July Road Race: The Billington Family Memorial Fourth of July 5k Road Race will take place at 8:30 a.m. July 4, beginning at Pierce Beach in Somerset.
Parade: The Fourth of July Parade on July 5 begins at 10:30 a.m. and will step-off at the corner of Chestnut Street and Hope Street and ends on High Street, between State Street and Bradford Street. Hope Street (Rt. 114) will be closed off beginning at 8 a.m., including Poppasquash Road. Beginning at 7 a.m., Chestnut Street, Naomi Street, and Sherry Avenue will be closed to traffic. A parking ban along the parade route goes into effect the night before the parade.
Parade: The Marion parade will be on July 5 beginning at 9 a.m. The parade will form beginning at 8 a.m. in the ball field behind the Marion Town House and adjacent to the Sippican School.
Parade: The Westport Fourth of July parade will begin at 10 a.m. July 5, starting at the corner of Hix Bridge and Main road.