Fourth of July Events south of Boston

Residents get prime seating for a fireworks show on the water in Marion.

Robert Chiarito/The Wanderer

Residents get prime seating for a fireworks show on the water in Marion.

All events are scheduled for July 4 unless otherwise specified.

Brockton: Brockton Fair fireworks July 3-6 at 10 p.m. at the Brockton Fairgrounds.


Bridgewater: Downtown parade begins at 10 a.m. Arts & Music Festival on “The Quad” at Bridgewater State University to follow. Family carnival at Legion Field at 5 p.m.; fireworks at 9:30 p.m.

Canton: The town’s celebrations, to be held at the Irish Cultural Centre on Route 138, are scheduled to start at 5 p.m. Thursday with activities for children. The event will culminate with fireworks around 9 p.m. The 36th Annual North Canton YMCA July 4th Race will be held on Thursday; day of race registration begins at 6:45

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Duxbury: Duxbury Education Foundation July 4th Road Race starts at 8:30 a.m. at Duxbury High School. Parade begins at 2 p.m. at Halls Corner and proceeds down Washington Street. South Shore Bay Band Concert on July 5 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Duxbury Student Union. Beach Party on July 6 at 4 p.m. at Train Field. Corner Stone Lodge breakfast on July 7 at 8 a.m.

Foxborough: Fireworks at 9:30 p.m. at Patriot Place parking lot.

Freetown: Festivities on July 3 from 6 to 10 p.m. at Hathaway Park on Water Street in Assonet; fireworks at 9:30 p.m. Parade on July 4 at 10 a.m. starts on Copicut Road, proceeds onto North Main Street to the Assonet four corners, then finishes at Hathaway Park.


Hingham: Hingham Recreation Department Road Race at 7 a.m.; Pancake Breakfast hosted jointly by Kiwanis and Lions Club from 7 to 10 a.m.; Parade themed “Stars and Stripes Forever!” commencing from Hingham High School at 10 a.m.; Old Ship Meeting House open to visitors one hour before and after parade. Fireworks over Hingham Harbor at dusk on July 6 after an Independence Day Party from 3 to 6 p.m.

Kingston: Music in Tiny Town at Kola Fole Park from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Parade begins at noon. Music Festival at Mike Wallace Park begins at 4 p.m. Fireworks over Apple Tree Cove at 10:30 p.m.

Mattapoisett: Mattapoisett Road Race at 9 a.m. Fireworks over Rebello Lane Golf Course at 9:15 p.m.

Marion: Fireworks at Silvershell Beach on July 6 at 9 p.m.

Middleborough: Carnival at Pierce Park July 3 from 6 to 10 p.m., July 4 from 6 to 11 p.m., and July 5, 6, and 7 from 6 to 10 p.m. Fireworks on Thursday.

Milton: Field and relay races at Kelly Field begin at 9:30 a.m.

Norwood: 1 p.m. Children’s Bicycle, Tricycle, Doll Carriage & Historic Character Parade from the First Congregational Church to the Town Common; 3 to 4:30 p.m. Carillon Concert & Tour of the Tilton Memorial Carillon at Town Hall; 5 p.m. Norwood Firecracker 5k Road Race; 5:30 p.m. Eastern Masachusetts Fire Truck Procession, Antique and Classic Cars, Historic Military Reenactment Units; 5:45 p.m. Norwood’s Fourth of July Parade Spectacular.

Plymouth: Parade begins at 9:30 a.m. from the Mayflower Business Park. At 7:30 p.m., there will be a traditional New England Fourth of July concert by the Legion Bud Band on the waterfront. Fireworks over Plymouth waterfront begin at 9:30 p.m. Mayflower Business Park, 428-430 Court St.

Quincy: The Adams National Historical Park will host “Independence Forever: The Continental Congress” from 1 to 2:30 p.m.; reading of the Declaration of Independence and traditional Colonial games and family activities from 2:30 to 3 p.m.

Randolph: Night Before the Fourth celebration begins at 7 p.m. on July 3 at the Higashi School and will proceed down North Main Street toward Memorial Square; followed by fireworks behind Randolph High School.

Sharon: All events July 3. Bicycle and Doll Carriage Parade at 4 p.m.; Lakeside Celebration from 4:30 to 9:30 p.m.; fireworks at 9:30 p.m. at Lake Massapoag.

Stoughton: Rides, games, and food by North American Amusement of Weymouth on July 3 from 5 to 9:30 p.m. Ronnie Lewis Expedition Concert and fireworks to follow at Stoughton High School.

Walpole: Night Before the 4th of July fireworks on July 3 at 9:30 p.m. at Joe Morgan Field.

Wareham: Fireworks on July 6 in Onset begin at 8 p.m. Wareham Community Television will host its fourth annual “Antiques by the Roadshow” between 10 a.m. and noon at WCTV, across the street from the Wareham Green, on Main Street.

Weymouth: Family entertainment at George Lane-Wessagusset Beach begins at 5 p.m. on July 3; fireworks begin at 9:30 p.m.

Whitman: July 4th Road Race begins at 8:15 a.m. followed by Family Day 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Correction: Because of a reporting error, the Fourth of July events listed in an earlier verison of this article included wrong information for Canton. The town’s celebrations, to be held at the Irish Cultural Centre on Route 138, are scheduled to start at 5 p.m. Thursday with activities for children. The event will culminate with fireworks around 9 p.m.

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