Fourth of July is the unofficial beginning of summer and local towns are planning many festivities. Here is a list of local events.
Fairhaven– Fourth of July Car Cruise and Parade. Classic and antique cars and vehicles gather at Fairhaven High School for the raising of the Big Flag at 8:30 am. They will then depart to cruise through town at 9 am, ending with a ride south on Green Street to Fort Phoenix. At Cushman Park, a parade of floats and marchers will step off to follow the car cruise to the fort for the annual Independence Day Ceremony. Free.
The Fort Phoenix Independence Day Ceremony and Cannon Salute will take place on Wednesday, July 4 at 10 am.
Fall River: Fireworks at Battleship Cove on Wednesday, July 4th from 7:30 to 10:00 pm.
Freetown: Fireworks Festival at Hathaway Park, Water Street, Assonet beginning at 6 pm on Tuesday, July 3rd, fireworks begin at 9:30 pm.
Parade is on July 4th stepping off at 10 am.
Marion: Parade will kick off on July 4th at 9am at the corner of Spring and Main Streets. Marion will not be having fireworks this year.
New Bedford: Fourth of July with Frederick Douglas on July 4th from 10am to 2pm at Custom House Square, Barkers Lane.
Fireworks will go off on July 4th at 9pm over New Bedford Harbor. Fireworks will be set off on a barge off of State Pier.
Onset/Wareham: Blessing of the Fleet will kick off at 10:30 am with the vessel parade at 11 on Saturday, July 7th.
Fireworks will begin at 9pm. Rain date is Sunday, July 8th.
Westport: Fourth of July Parade will begin on Wednesday, July 4th at 10am from the corner of Main Road and Hixbridge Road and ends at the Westport High School.
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