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4th of July Fireworks and Celebrations In and Near Cambridge

4th of July fireworks near Cambridge

4th of July fireworks near Cambridge

Here’s the current 4th of July fireworks and celebrations info with the 2012 info.

If you’re a fan of fireworks like me – this is our week!  Weather permitting (and all bets are off after the last month) there are a number of places to view fireworks on the 4th of July in and near Cambridge.

Here are the firework displays and festivities scheduled for towns and cities within a few miles of Cambridge:

Cambridge Has a Front Row Seat to the Fireworks in Boston

For those who don’t want to brave the massive crowds in Boston there are plenty of options to see the fireworks from the Cambridge side of the river.  Many taller condo buildings or buildings with roof decks around Cambridge offer prime viewing spots for the Boston fireworks.  If you’re not so lucky to live in one of those buildings or want to be closer to the action, the banks of the Charles River between the Mass Ave Bridge and the Longfellow Bridge provide a front row seat.  The bridges are also popular, but crowded, places to view the fireworks.  There will be food concessions and restrooms along the Charles in Cambridge.

The 36th annual Boston Pops 4th of July concert and fireworks on the Esplanade in Boston begins at 8:30 pm.  The restricted area for seating opens at 9 am on the 4th. The fireworks begin at 10:30 pm and last until 11 pm.  The show is televised on WBZ, Channel 4.

With all the cloudy and rainy days we’ve had you have to wonder about the weather.  If worst comes to worst and the event is rained out on July 4th, the fireworks only will be rescheduled for July 5 at 9:30 pm, weather permitting.

Somerville Fireworks

The fireworks in Somerville are scheduled for July 9, 2009 in Trum Field after being rained out on the 2nd.  Trum Field is on Broadway between Magoun Square and Ball Square.  There will also be entertainment by the Somerville Sunsetters.

And on the 4th of July Prospect Hill Park in Somerville offers a great vantage point to view the Boston fireworks.   Prospect Hill Park is at the intersection of Prospect Hill Avenue and Munroe Street in Somerville above Union Square.

Friday Night Fireworks in Lexington MA

Carnival and Fireworks in Lexington

Carnival and Fireworks in Lexington

Lexington will have another early bird special fireworks display at the Lions Club Carnival.  The Carnival will be open on Friday, July 3, 2009 from 1 pm to 11 pm with fireworks scheduled to go off after sunset.

The carnival is being held at the Lexington High School in the Waltham Street parking lot behind the high school.

The carnival is scheduled (weather permitting) for:

  • 6 – 11 pm on Thursday, July 2nd
  • 1 – 11 pm on Friday, July 3rd
  • 1 – 11 pm on Saturday, July 4th
  • 1 – 7 pm on Sunday, July 5th

4th of July Celebration in Waltham Massachusetts

Waltham is holding a family-friendly party on the 4th in Prospect Hill Park from 10 am to 2 pm on Saturday.  Food, drinks, pony rides, animal shows, free children’s rides, music and more.  Prospect Hill Park is at 314 Totten Pond Road in Waltham.

From 5:30 to 9:30 pm on July 4th there will be a concert with the Reminicents at Leary Field off Bacon Street.  Fireworks are scheduled for 9:30 pm.

For more information you can call 781-314-3100

4th of July Celbebration and Fireworks in Newton

The party in Newton kicks off at the Newton Centre Playground with fun activities for kids from 10 am to noon.  There’ll be a Pet Parade, a Teddy Bear Parade, a Decorated Doll Carriage Promenade, Foot Races, and best of all – free ice cream!

The party continues at the Russel J. Halloran Field and Sports Complex at 250 Albemarle Road in Newtonville.  From 11 am to 10 pm there’ll be an open air market, crafts for sale, recorded music for dancing, food concessions and amusement rides.  The fireworks are scheduled for 9 pm.

Arlington Celebrates the 4th of July

Fourth of July festivities in Arlington MA will be held at Robbins Farm Park (aka Skyline Park) at 1 Eastern Avenue from 7 pm to 11 pm on July 4, 2009.  Enjoy refreshments, musical entertainment by the John Penny Band, and a chance to watch the Boston Pops Concert and fireworks on a giant screen.

So – from the big screen to the river bank – you’ve got lots of fireworks viewing opportunities in and around Cambridge – have fun  – and happy Independence Day!

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  1. Joyce Engler

    Would you be so kind as to give me directions, and public transportation information on the closert fireworks displays near me. Trapelo Rd near Waverly in Belmont Ma 02478.

  2. Joyce Engler

    Please give me the closest fireworks display on July 3rd.or 4th near my home Trapelo Rd. Belmont, Ma02478

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