Marion Fireworks are a Go

Independence Day fireworks will return to Marion

By Andrea Ray | May 19, 2017

Photo by: Georgia Sparling

MARION — Fireworks will brighten the night skies over Silvershell Beach once again.

With four days left to go in its extended campaign, the Marion Fireworks Committee’s Twenty from Many campaign officially reached its goal of $40,000 on Friday morning.

The listed total on the campaign’s GoFundMe page is at $40,100. The ‘Marion Fireworks 2017’ Facebook page posted notice that the fireworks would return early Friday morning.

On Thursday, the campaign was still about $12,000 short of its goal – until Tabor Academy donated $10,000, on top of a previous donation made earlier. The large donation left the campaign only a few thousand dollars short of the goal.

The Tabor donation spurred further donations, with the small gap closed by Friday morning, and the official goal reached.

Now it’s time to sit back, enjoy the fireworks, and maybe set aside $20 for the next campaign. Any donations made to the campaign now will be set aside to begin next year’s campaign fund. The GoFundMe page can be found at

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This blog was posted on on May 23, 2017.

Marion Fireworks Needs Your Donations

Fireworks campaign in its final week

By Tanner Harding | May 08, 2017

Photo by: Georgia Sparling

MARION — The Marion Fireworks Committee has raised about $30,000 so far for this year’s Fourth of July fireworks display. That’s about $20,000 short of their goal, however $4,000 of that was raised just over the weekend.

The Twenty From Many campaign was launched in March, and intended to solicit $20 from each person who had enjoyed the fireworks in the past.

The deadline for the $50,000 is May 15.

Last year’s fireworks were canceled because the committee received only $13,000 in donations.

If you’ve ever enjoyed the Marion fireworks, consider donating to keep the local show going this year.  It’s a local tradition!

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This blog was posted on on May 9, 2017.

Rochester Memorial Day Boat Race


boat raceIt’s almost Memorial Day and that means it’s time for  The Rochester Memorial Day Boat Race on the Mattapoisett River.

The boat race takes place on Monday, May 30, starting at 8:30 a.m. at Grandma Hartley’s Reservoir on Snipatuit Road, in Rochester and finishes at the Herring Weir on River Road at Route 6 in Mattapoisett.  The Rochester Fire Department always does a great job sponsoring the event led by Chairman, Arthur Benner.
The minimum age for contestants is 6 years old by Memorial Day. There will be two persons to a boat. The boat must be a homemade river racer, design of any material you choose.  A blend of canoe and kayak works best.  It is not intended to be an’ anything that can float’ event.There are no limitations or restrictions on types of paddles.
There are a number of Divisions, and trophies are awarded to the first, second and third place finishers in each division.  Divisions include Open/Men’s, Women’s, Junior Boys, Junior Girls, Co-ed and Parent/Child. Junior division teams are both contestants under 14 years old. Parent/child is for a parent with his/her child (child under 14 years old) or an adult (25 or older) with a child (child under 14 years old). Trophies are awarded to the first, second and third place finishers in each division.
Pre-registration is required. Contestants may register between 6:30 and 8 p.m. at the Rochester Grange Hall, located at 205 Hartley Road.  The first registration was on Friday, May 13.   This Friday May 20, will be the last day to registry.   No registrations will be accepted after 8 p.m. on Friday, May 20.

The boat race is a great family tradition in Rochester, Marion and Mattapoisett and surrounding towns.  Year after year, many of the same families return year after year and the tradition passes on to younger family members.  It’s a great family event.
Rules and registration forms may be obtained at Lloyd’s Market, and at the registration sessions. A signed registration form must be submitted by each contestant for a team to be eligible to draw a starting position.

The annual Boat Race Ham and Bean supper will be served on the Saturday evening of the Memorial Day weekend, May 28, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Rochester Memorial School, located at 16 Pine St. Tickets for the supper may be purchased at the door. Proceeds from the supper, along with donations, fund the expenses of the race. There is no registration/entry fee to race. Trophies and prizes will be awarded at 7:30 p.m. on Memorial Day at the Rochester Memorial School. For further information, contact Boat Race Chairman Art Benner at 508-763-2024 or email Art at

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Marion Fireworks 2016

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The Marion Fireworks Committee needs your help. The deadline for donations for the 2016 Independence Day Fireworks is fast approaching. Our goal again this year is $50,000.

As you may know, all costs associated with the fireworks are paid for from the money raised through the fundraising efforts of the Marion Fireworks Committee.

Please consider making a donation. All amounts are welcome and are tax deductible.

The Fireworks are enjoyed by Marion and surrounding communities. Donations from residents in communities other than Marion are also greatly appreciated. If you and your family have come to Silvershell Beach for the fireworks in the past, please consider donating so we can continue this tradition.

Donations may be mailed to the Marion Fireworks Committee, 13 Atlantis Drive, Marion, Massachusetts 02738. Any questions, feel free to contact us at 774-217-8355 or The deadline for donations is May 1.

Thank you for your support and, we look forward to seeing you at the Marion Independence Day Fireworks in 2016!

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Fireworks Are Back in Marion!

fireworksFireworks are coming back to Marion, MA this Fourth of July.    The Marion Fireworks Committee recently announced that the $50,000 needed to pay  for the barge and fireworks has been met and the contracts signed to bring the fireworks back to Marion.  The event will take place on Saturday, July4th.  The rockets will be launched from a barge off of Silvershell Beach and light up Sippican Harbor.

Last year, the Marion Fireworks Committee did not meet their goal by $15,000 and the event was cancelled.  All the costs of the fireworks come directly out of the money raised by the Committee through fundraising and private donations.  They are always thankful to the generous donors who help to make this event a success.

Donations are still being accepted.  You can mail them to Marion Fireworks Committee at 13 Atlantis Drive, Marion, MA 02738.  Funds not used this year will help with next year’s fireworks.

For more information call Marion Recreation Department at 774-217-8355 or

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This blog was posted on on June 2, 2015.

Fourth of July is Almost Here!

4th of July Fireworks from Bold Moves Real EstateFourth of July is just around the corner.  Unfortunately there won’t be any fireworks this year in Marion, MA because they did not raise enough funds in time, but other local towns will be hosting fireworks if weather permits.

New Bedford will be setting their fireworks off July 4th at dusk from State Pier.  Raindate July 5th.

Onset Fireworks will be on July 5th at Dusk on Onset Bay.

Fall River will be July 4th 9:00 PM from Battleship Cove.

Falmouth, July 4th at dusk from Falmouth Heights Beach lRaindate July 5th

Freetown, July 3rd  at 8:00 from Hathaway Park, Raindate July 6th

Hyannis, July 4th at Dusk at Lewis Bay

Middleborough, July 4th , 10PM from Pierce Playground, Raindate July 5th

Sandwich , July 12th at Dusk at Sandwich High School

There are many places you can catch the local fireworks this Fourth of July weekend.  The weather forecasters are tracking a storm for Friday, which could hold off the fireworks that night but many  of the fireworks are scheduled for another night and most have raindates for just this reason.  I’m sure many will have their eyes to the skies for that day.  Hopefully too many cookouts and plans won’t get rained out.

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Fireworks Fund Falls Short in Marion, MA

4th of July Fireworks from Bold Moves Real EstateSadly, The Marion Fireworks will not take place this year. The Fireworks committee had extended the deadline for donations to Friday, June 6th in order to be able to order the fireworks on time, but sadly that deadline came and went and they are still $15,000 shy of their goal.   They had no choice but to cancel the fireworks.

The fireworks will surely be missed in the tri-town this year.  Hopefully, we can bring them back next year.

Here are some other local fireworks.

New Bedford will be having their fireworks display on July 4th, 7 State Pier, Raindate- July 5th

Onset will be setting off their fireworks July 5th at Onset Bay.

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Marion Fireworks Update! 2014!

4th of July Fireworks from Bold Moves Real EstateWhat is going on with the Marion Fireworks? 

At the Marion Board of Selectmen meeting, the Selectmen agreed to extend the deadline for all fundraising until June 6th.

As of the meeting on May 21st, the committee is still $18,000 shy of the $50,000 goal.

Now is the time to donate if you were thinking of it!  Donations do not need to be made by Marion residents only.  Everyone in the area enjoys the fireworks display!  Everyone is encouraged to donate.  Any amount large or small is welcome!

The tentative date for the fireworks display is Saturday, July 5th!

Please help bring the fireworks back!

Donations can be made out and mailed to:

Marion Fireworks Committee    13 Atlantis Drive   Marion, Massachusetts, 02738

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Marion Fireworks Donations Needed!

4th of July Fireworks from Bold Moves Real Estate     The Marion fireworks display is always a great show at the Fourth of July but whether it will go off as planned is in jeopardy this year.  The Fireworks fund just squeaked by with enough donations last year but the deadline for donations is today, May 15th and they are still $20,000 dollars short.  The Wanderer just ran an article about the much needed donations to keep the fireworks on schedule.

Big or small, any amount helps.  They are accepting donations until the end of the day.  Come in and make a donation, cash or check works.  The office is located 13 Atlantis Drive.   You can also call the recreation office at 774-217-8355.  You can also email your donation intention at

Marion MA Fireworks Committee’s Beach Party Fundraiser Coming Soon!

Bold Moves Real Estate & Marion Fireworks Committee Beach PartyThe Marion MA Fireworks Committee

will hold it’s 2nd Annual Beach Party

Fundraiser in April.  Last year’s event was

such a success and so much fun for all who

participated in this great event that Marion Fireworks Committee is

holding it again.  Marion puts out an amazing fireworks display to

celebrate the 4th of July but needs help in raising funds in order to

maintain this tradition.   Forget about the winter blues & get your tickets

now for the 2nd Annual Beach Party where you will enjoy music,

refreshments, auctions, and raffle items!!

WHEN:   Saturday, April 5, 2014

WHERE:  Marion Music Hall

TICKET COST:  $25 Per Person (100% tax deductible)

TICKET PURCHASE:  Marion Rec, Top of The Hill Liquors, Serendipity &  Marion General

CHECKS PAYABLE TO:  Marion Fireworks Committee, 13 Atlantis Dr, Marion MA 02738

MORE INFO or VOLUNTEER:  774-217-8355 or

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