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Fourth of July events north of Boston

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These events are subject to change with inclement weather. Please check with local town officials to confirm all information for the following events.

Amesbury: Fireworks and musical entertainment on Friday, 7 p.m. at Woodsom Farm, Lions Mouth Road. www.amesburydays.org/events/upcoming

Andover: Fourth of July fireworks at dusk Thursday, 9 p.m. at Andover High School, 80 Shawsheen Road. Friday events: Pancake Breakfast in the Park, 8 to 11 a.m., Horribles Parade lines up at 9 a.m. in front of Doherty Middle School, leaves 9:30 a.m. Games, entertainment, 10 a.m. to noon. andoverma.gov

Beverly: Horribles Parade forms on Oak Street at 7:30 a.m. on Friday. 10:30 a.m., "Old Timers" softball game at Dix Park. Events at West Beach: 2 p.m., races and games. 5 p.m., musical entertainment. 8:45 p.m., Flare dedication/shore illumination. 9 p.m., Aerial fireworks display. www.beverlyfarms.org/Schedule-2014.pdf


Chelmsford: July Fourth parade begins at Middle School and follows North Road to intersection of Summer Street. Friday, 10 a.m. McCarthy Middle School, 250 North Road, Chelmsford. www.chelmsfordparade.com

Danvers: July Fourth fireworks and family festival on Thursday. Stage show begins at 5 p.m. Performance by the winner of this year's Danvers Idol competition. Bring chairs and blankets; family festival includes music, dancing, fun, food, games, rides for the kids, food trucks, program honoring military; fireworks at 9:30 p.m. All events at Plains Park, Damon and Park streets. www.danversfamilyfestival.com

Gloucester: Fishtown Horribles Parade departs Gloucester High School to Centennial Avenue, continues along route that returns to high school. Thursday, 6 p.m. Gloucester High School, 32 Leslie O Johnson Road. www.fishtownhorribles.org

Haverhill: Fireworks at Riverside Park, sunset. Thursday, 9 p.m. Haverhill Stadium (Riverside Park), Lincoln Avenue. Rain date, Saturday. www.ci.haverhill.ma.us

Ipswich: Parade begins July Fourth at 10 a.m. at Winthrop School, to East Street, to Water Street, and ends at Ipswich Town Hall. 10:45 a.m., Declaration of Independence, music, field games. Winthrop School, 65 Central St. 978-356-2976, www.ipswichma.gov


Lowell: July Fourth Celebration. Gates open at 7 p.m., fireworks start at 9 p.m. Swampland kids activities including bounce house, speed pitch, game hut, and more. Face painting and balloon animals on the concourse. Train rides, run the bases, Jumpin' Jack Flash, and more on the infield. Live music 7:30-9 p.m. Friday, LeLacheur Park, 450 Aiken St. 978-459-1702, www.cityoflowellcalendar.org

Lynn: Fireworks celebration at Red Rock Park on Lynn Shore Drive on Thursday. Lois Lane and the Daily Planets will perform from 7 to 9 p.m. Fireworks start at approximately 9 p.m. www.ci.lynn.ma.us/attractions_fireworks.shtml#gpm1_2

North Reading: Carnival, vendors, food, and fun things to do. Friday, noon-10 p.m. Ipswich River Park, Central Street. Fireworks display from North Reading's own American Thunder Fireworks go off at 9 p.m. www.nrbringbackthe4th.org

Peabody: July Fourth celebrations, all on Friday: Ward 1 — Horribles Parade, music, bounce castle, games, face painting, races, hot dogs, pie-eating contest. 9 a.m. Raddin Road Park, off Lynnfield St.; Ward 2 — Patriotic parade, live music, field games, balloon artist, bunny-petting area, raffles, refreshments. 9:15 a.m. to noon. William A. Welch Sr. Elementary School, 50 Swampscott Ave.; Ward 3 — Horribles Parade, egg toss, races, hot dogs, cotton candy. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Connolly Park, 45 Dark Ln.; Ward 4 — Horribles Parade road races for children under 8, "Heartbreak" road race, field day with pie-eating contests, face painting, crafts, refreshments. 9 a.m. Emerson Park, Perkins Street, Peabody. www.peabody-ma.gov


Salem: July Fourth events. 4 p.m., kids' space opens with free activities, games, prizes, crafts, and face painting; 5 p.m., the Pocket Money Orchestra; 7:15 p.m., opening ceremonies: Procession: Salem Veterans Honor Guard and Salem Boy Scouts Honor Guard; 7:30 p.m., Pops Concert featuring the Hillyer Festival Orchestra; 9:15 p.m., fireworks. Friday, 4 to 10 p.m. Derby Wharf, off Derby St. www.salem.com

Somerville: Fourth of July celebration and fireworks. Thursday, fireworks, with live entertainment beginning at 6 p.m. Lineup includes Somerville SunSetters, Booty Vortex, the USO Metropolitan New York Performers, and the US Navy Band Northeast Pops Ensemble, leading up to a 30-minute fireworks display at approximately 9:15 p.m. In case of rain, the New York Performers and the Pops Ensemble will perform at the East Somerville Community School at 7 p.m. Rain date for fireworks is July 10. Trum Field, 541 Broadway. www.somervillema.gov/alerts/family-fun-day-4th-july-fireworks-2014

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