Independence Day Parades, Festivals, Fireworks and more!

Parades, Festivals, Fireworks and more! Your Guide to Independence Day 2023 in Central MA! Who is ready to celebrate?

Tuesday July 4

Due to the weather today, please check ahead before heading out to any event. We are doing our best to update the events below.

Old Sturbridge Village Independence Day Celebration – Kids Free Admission!
Old Sturbridge Village, Sturbridge MA
Cost: Adults ($30) Children Under 18 – FREE
Parade, cannon and musket demonstrations, games, and more!


Independence Day Weekend Patriotic Pops Concert -The Raindate of 7/4 is in effect
Institute Park, Worcester
7:45pm  Concert on the Lawn. (Raindate Tuesday July 4)

Running from North Street Elementary school to Oak St
10am: Parade (Rain or Shine. Heavy storms will postpone)

75th Annual Rutland Fourth of July Parade
2pm: Main Streets & Route 56 South (Rain or Shine)

10am: Parade

9am: Antique Cars
10am: Bike Decorating
11am: Parade begins
Noon: Flag Raising and Lawn Games.  No fireworks this year.

Main Street
10am: Parade-CANCELLED

Thursday, July 6

Worth the Trip: Patriot Fireworks Spectacular at Patriot Place
Entertainment and family fun followed by fireworks at 9:15pm

Image courtesy of Patriot Place

Saturday, July 8

Uxbridge Festival & Fireworks
62 Capron St
Food Trucks, inflatables, games and entertainment. 5pm – 9pm


Past Events

Saturday, June 24

Police American Club 171 Kendall Pond Rd
June 24: Dusk

Thursday, June 29

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

East Park, Shrewsbury St
Park opens at 4pm with food and live music. Cara Brindisi to perform! For kids, the splashpad and playground will be open.
Fireworks at 9:30pm (Raindate is June 30)

Friday, June 30

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

Framingham Fireworks
Farm Pond Park
Food Trucks, Music and more.  Fireworks begin at 9:30pm

Saturday, July 1

Rutland Bike & Doll Carriage Parade!
Town Center
9:30am: Jr Olympics
11am: Volleyball Tournament
12 noon: Bike & Doll Carriage Parade
1pm-3pm: Rutland Historical Society Open House & Lemonade Social
2pm-4pm: Lip Sync Contest (Registration 1-1:45pm)
6pm-9pm: Midnight Riders Concert

Sunday, July 2

Town Common
11:30-3:30: Picnic
12pm-1pm: Magic of Steve Charette
1pm-3pm: Balloon Animals
1:30pm – 3:30pm: Chuck & Mudd

Monday July 3

4:30pm: Chicken BBQ  (Behind Fire station)
5pm: Strawberry Festival (Town Common)
5pm-9pm: Music by The Flock
9:20pm – Fireworks (Memorial Field)

Fitchburg Civic Days 
718 Main St
4pm-10pm: 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
9pm: Riverfront Park and River Street are two great spots for viewing.


Memorial Beach
9pm Fireworks


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

Did we miss your favorite parade, festival, or fireworks? Tell us about it in comments below!

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