June 29th, 2017 10:45 AM by Christopher Terry
Fall River, MA
Every year a spectacular fireworks display is launched over the water near the Braga Bridge in Fall River. The magnificent show can be seen throughout much of the city, but the best seats are on the waterfront. For a unique experience that everyone in your family will enjoy, head over to Battleship Cove and grab your tickets for their 4th of July event. For just $8.00 per person, you can get a view unlike any other and watch the fireworks from the deck of the USS Massachusetts.
If you do not want to spend money in order to see the fireworks, then you can line up anywhere near the waterfront for an amazing view! And if you are looking for something to do for a 21+ crowd, The Tipsy Seagull and The Cove Restaurant on the waterfront are two great places to grab a dink before settling in to watch the show.
The display begins at 9:30 PM and will last about a half an hour.
New Bedford, MA
The New Bedford waterfront is one of the most underrated beautiful places in the area, and that beauty is just magnified during the annual 4th of July Celebration. The event takes place at 9pm and goes until about 9:30pm. Each year Mayor Jon Mitchell and the City of New Bedford present The Fireworks Spectacular. The fireworks can be seen from lower Union Street and Front Street.
The State Pier will not be open to the public, and parking is unavailable there on July 4th.The lower portion of Union Street will also be closed to vehicles to enable viewing for event-goers. Event-goers are encouraged to park at the Zeiterion and the Elm Street Parking Garages.
The 4th of July parade in Westport is exactly what you can expect from the coastal beach town. From boats to tractors to fire trucks, the little parade is perfect for townies and tourists alike. The parade starts up on Main Road near Saint Johns Church, and ends at the Westport Junior/Senior High School. The parade begins around 9:30 AM and traffic will be stopped on Main Road at 9:15, so find your seats before then!
America’s oldest 4th of July celebration is right around the corner from us! Bristol, Rhode Island has hosted a celebration for 232 consecutive years, and they sure know how to celebrate! The parade begins at 10:30 AM at the corner of Chestnut Street and Hope Street and ends on High Street, between State Street and Bradford Street.
This parade is the biggest in the area, so give yourself plenty of time to park and find a seat along the route. It is also recommended that you bring food, water and sunscreen because it is a long parade and you will be sitting out for a while. For more information about what, and what not, to do at the Bristol 4th of July Parade click here!