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Unwilling to travel all the way to New Hampshire to light your own fireworks? Ring in America’s birthday with a bang at these explosive events — all without crossing the border. 


Fireworks & Concert on Gloucester Harbor, July 3, 5 p.m. (Cost: Free)

Kick off Independence Day celebration with a free concert on Gloucester Harbor at 5:30 p.m., followed by a parade through the downtown at 6 p.m. Preceded by a countdown at 9:25 p.m., fireworks will shoot across the sky and light up the Gloucester Harbor.

View from: Stacey Boulevard  

Red, White and Beauport, July 3, 7:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. (Cost: $89)

Looking to see the fireworks from the best seat in Gloucester? Come to the Red, White and Beauport event an Independence Day celebration with a view of the fireworks over Gloucester Harbor. This sophisticated white party with a splash of red & Beauport blue will offer passed hors d’oeuvres and small bites along with a raw bar, and more. Your ticket includes complimentary valet parking. A portion of the proceeds from the evening will benefit the Wounded Warrior Project. Get tickets here!

View from: Beauport Hotel, 55 Commercial Street, Gloucester


Methuen Fireworks at Margaritas!, July 3, 3 p.m. to 12 a.m. (Cost: $125 for reserved table of four and dinner)

Supplement your firework viewing experience with delicious Mexican cuisine at Margaritas Mexican Restaurant. Ticket package includes 4 margarita vouchers and 4 meal vouchers at the all-you-can-eat outdoor grill buffet. Get tickets here!

View from: Margaritas Mexican Restaurant, 90 Pleasant Valley Street, Methuen


Lynn Fireworks Celebration, July 3, 7 p.m. (Cost: Free)

Enjoy a free celebratory concert at 7 p.m. at Lynn’s oceanside Red Rock Park, followed by a firework show at 9 p.m.

View from: Red Rock Park, Lynn Shore Drive, Lynn


Fireworks & Harbor Illumination 2019, July 4, 9 p.m. (Cost: Free)

Venture to seaside Marblehead for a spectacular show of fireworks over the Atlantic coast. Harbor Illumination will begin at 9 p.m., during which flares are lit all around the harbor to set the stage for the main event. The fireworks will launch into the sky from a barge in Marblehead Harbor at 9:15 p.m.

View from: Riverhead Beach, Fort Sewall, Fort Beach, Crocker Park, Chandler Hovey Park


North Andover Independence Day Fireworks, July 3, 9:15 p.m. (Cost: Free)

Break out your picnic blankets and lawn chairs — North Andover will be hosting its annual Fourth of July fireworks celebration at the middle school.

View from: North Andover Middle School, 495 Main Street, North Andover 


Independence Day Celebration, July 4, 7 p.m. (Cost: Free)

This family-friendly fest will feature live music, food vendors, and a kid’s play area, complete with a giant slide, bouncy house, balloon animals, face painting, and much more! Activities commence at 7 p.m., with fireworks at 9 p.m. The first 2,000 attendees will receive free American flags to get in the patriotic spirit!

View from: Edward A. LeLacheur Park, 450 Aiken Street, Lowell

To view a list of every town in Massachusetts with a fireworks display this year, visit this page.