Parades, Festivals, Fireworks and more!

Parades, Festivals, Fireworks and more! Your Guide to July 4th, 2022 in Central MA! Who is ready to celebrate?

Be sure to check back as more events are being added daily!

Central Mass
Thursday, June 30

Auburn Festivities & Fireworks
Pappas Recreation
June 30: 5pm-9:30 will have live music, family-friendly activities, vendors, food, train rides
June 30: Fireworks 9:30pm (Raindate July 1)
Parking: Free shuttles from Auburn Mall, Senior Center and Pakachoag School

Worcester Fireworks
East Park, Shrewsbury St
June 30: Park opens at 4pm with food and live music. Ricky Duran to perform at 8:15pm
June 30: Fireworks at 9:30pm (Raindate is July 1)
After 2 years, the Worcester Fireworks are back!

Friday, July 1

Rutland Bonfire & Music
The Milk Room at 80 Hillside Rd
July 1: 5:30-8:30pm
Bonfire, live music, food trucks & snacks

Saturday, July 2

Rutland Bike, Doll and Scooter Parade, Bubbles McGee and more!
Town Center
July 2: 12 noon (register online)
July 2: 1:30pm Bubbles McGee
July 2: Lip Sync Contest 2pm-4pm (Registration 1-1:45pm)
July 2: Midnight Riders Concert 6pm-9pm

Sunday, July 3

Rutland’s July 4th Celebration
Memorial Field
July 3: Chicken BBQ and Strawberry Festival begin at 4:30
July 3: Live Music 7pm-10:30pm
July 3: Fireworks 9:20pm

Fitchburg Civic Days Block Party & Fireworks
718 Main St
July 3: 4:30-10pm
July 3: Fireworks at 10pm. Riverfront Park and River Street are two great spots for viewing.
Join one of the Biggest Block Party’s around. 3 Areas of Music, Kids zone, live Wrestling Match’s vendors, entertainers, food trucks and so much more

Webster Fireworks 
Memorial Beach
July 3: 9pm

Independence Day Weekend Patriotic Pops Concert
Institute Park, Worcester
July 3: 7:30pm (Raindate Monday July 4)

Monday, July 4

74th Annual Rutland Fourth of July Parade
Main Streets & Route 56 South
July 4: 2pm Happy 300th Rutland!

Grafton Parade
Running from North Street Elementary school to Oak St
July 4: 10am

Milford Parade
Main Street
July 4: 10am

Harvard Festivities
Fruitlands Museum
July 4: Live Music & Fireworks (Gates open at 5pm)

Live Music: Rafters joined by Don Sugai from Bare Hill Band and Joel Skoletsky from The DOTS, to deliver a high energy mix of acoustic based folk rock favorites to get everyone into the celebrating mood!. Next up are the The BarnBurners, a group of rockin’ dads, will entice you with the rhythms of Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, and The Grateful Dead. Then it is onto Harvard’s own award winning, Grammy nominated, country rocker, Ashley Jordan as this year’s headliner. She will be performing original songs with her band.

Park in the fields of Fruitlands or take a shuttle bus from The Bromfield School.
Admission per car to park at Fruitlands (includes passenger admission to Fruitlands): $40
Round Trip Bus Ride (Does not include Admission to Fruitlands) for Adults + Children 3 yrs and older: $5 Last bus departs Fruitlands at 10PM.
Children under 3 yrs: FREE

All Weekend

Old Sturbridge Village Independence Day Celebration
Old Sturbridge Village, Sturbridge MA
Cost: Adults ($28) Children Under 18 ($14) Under 3 FREE
Socially distanced citizens’ parade, cannon and musket demonstrations, and more!

Worth The Trip

Boston Harborfest
July 1-4
Live music, fireworks, boat tours, historical reenactments and more.


Other Dates:

Saturday July 9

Clinton Fireworks
Veteran’s Athletic Complex (Across from High School)
July 9 (Raindate July 10)

Be sure to check our calendar for more events being added daily!

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