Friday, June 22, 2012

Independence Day Celebrations in Western Massachusetts

The summer skies of June and July will soon be bathed in brilliant blossoms of color and sound as Western Massachusetts celebrates the spirit of 1776 once again with fireworks and festivities galore. Here's a sampling of some of the pyrotechnic displays towns and cities are planning for this season of independence in the year 2012. While most of the following events are free, some do request a donation and others charge an entry fee. It's best to visit the applicable websites to get the scoop on all of the details of each venue (as well as any additional planned holiday happenings the town or city may offer, such as parades or concerts) before heading out.

Saturday ~ June 23
139 Old Palmer Road
Brimfield, Massachusetts
Directions to Old Palmer Road

Saturday ~ June 23 ~ 9:30 p.m. (Rain date: June 24)
Galbraith & Daley Fields
Easthampton, Massachusetts
Directions to Daley Field
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Saturday ~ June 23 ~ 9:15 p.m. (Rain date: June 24)
Monson High & Quarry Hill School
Monson, Massachusetts
Directions to Monson High School
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Saturday ~ June 23 ~ 9:15 p.m. (Rain date: June 24)
Look Park
300 North Main Street
Florence, Massachusetts
Directions to Look Park
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Friday ~ June 29 ~ Dusk (Rain date: June 30)
Holyoke Community College
Homestead Avenue
Holyoke, Massachusetts
Directions to HCC
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Saturday ~ June 30 ~ 9:30 p.m. (Rain date: July 1)
Szot Park
Front Street
Chicopee, Massachusetts
Directions to Szot Park
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June 30 ~ 9:30 p.m.
Elm Court Estate
Lenox, Massachusetts
Directions to Elm Court Estate

Saturday ~ June 30 ~ 9:30 p.m. (Rain date: July 1)
Grenville Park
Walter Drive
Ware, Massachusetts
Directions to Grenville Park
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Saturday ~ June 30 (Rain date: July 1)
Stanley Park
400 Western Avenue
Westfield, Massachusetts
Directions to Stanley Park
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East Longmeadow
Tuesday ~ July 3 ~ 9:00 p.m.
East Longmeadow High School
East Longmeadow, Massachusetts
Directions to ELHS
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South Hadley
Tuesday ~ July 3 ~ 9:15 p.m. (Rain date: July 5)
Michael E. Smith Middle School
100 Mosier Street
South Hadley, Massachusetts
Directions to MSMS
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Tuesday ~ July 3 ~ Dusk (Rain date: July 4)
Old Sturbridge Village
1 Old Sturbridge Village Road
Sturbridge, Massachusetts
Directions to Old Sturbridge Village
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Wednesday ~ July 4 ~ 9:30 p.m. (Rain date: July 5)
Six Flags New England
1623 Main Street
Agawam, Massachusetts
Directions to Six Flags
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Wednesday ~ July 4 (Rain date: July 5)
McGuirk Alumni Stadium, University of Massachusetts
Amherst, Massachusetts
Directions to Alumni Stadium
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North Adams
Wednesday ~ July 4 ~ 9:30 p.m. (Rain date: July 5)
Joe Wolfe Field
North Adams, Massachusetts
Directions to Wolfe Field

Wednesday ~ July 4 ~ 9:30 p.m. (Rain date: July 5)
Wahconah Park
Pittsfield, Massachusetts
Directions to Wahconah Park
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Wednesday ~ July 4 ~ 9:30 p.m. (Rain date: July 5)
Memorial Bridge
Springfield/West Springfield, Massachusetts
Directions to the Memorial Bridge
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Wednesday ~ July 4 ~ 10:00 p.m. (Following performance)
Tanglewood Grounds
Stockbridge, Massachusetts
Directions to Tanglewood
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Friday ~ July 6 ~ 9 p.m. (Rain date: July 7)
Cummington Fair Grounds
Cummington, Massachusetts
Directions to the fair grounds
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Friday ~ July 6 ~ 9:15 p.m. (Rain date: July 13)
STRDS Athletics Field
Powder Mill Road
Southwick, Massachusetts
Directions to STRDS Athletic Field
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Saturday ~ July 7 ~ 9:30 p.m. (Rain date: July 8)
Beacon Field
Beacon Street
Greenfield, Massachusetts
Directions to Beacon Field
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Elsewhere in Massachusetts:

Tuesday ~ July 3 ~ 10:00 p.m.
Rollstone Hill
Fitchburg, Massachusetts
Directions to Rollstone Hill
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Tuesday ~ July 3 ~ 9:30 p.m. (Rain date: July 5)
East Park (Christoforo Columbo)
Shrewsbury Street
Worcester, Massachusetts
Directions to East Park
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Wednesday ~ July 4 ~ 10:30 p.m.
Along Charles River, between Longfellow & Mass Ave. bridges
Boston & Cambridge, Massachusetts
Directions to Boston fireworks
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Salisbury Beach Center
Wednesday ~ July 4 ~ 10:15 p.m.
North End Boulevard
Salisbury, Massachusetts
Directions to Salisbury Beach Center
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Saturday ~ July 7 ~ Dusk
Field behind VFW Post 3291
Pepperell, Massachusetts
Directions to VFW Post 3291
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In Connecticut:

Hartford, CT
Saturday ~ July 7 ~ Dusk (Rain date: July 8)
Riverside Park & Riverfront Boathouse
20 Leibert Road
Hartford, CT
Directions to Riverside Park
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Stafford, CT
Saturday ~ July 7 ~ 9:00 p.m. (Rain date: July 8)
Stafford High School
145 Orcuttville Road
Stafford, Connecticut
Directions to SHS
More info:

Enfield, CT
Sunday - July 8 ~ 9:45 p.m.
Town Green
Enfield, Connecticut
Directions to the Enfield Town Green
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Please contact with suggestions for local fireworks displays we may have missed or corrections we need to make.

As always, thanks for stopping by and take care. (And have a safe and super holiday!)

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1 comment:

penrapture said...

Pittsfield MA will be having it's annual Independence Day Parade on Wednesday, July 4th at 10 am, rain or shine.