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BOSTON, MA - JULY 4: The 2019 Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular takes place over the Charles River as seen from the roof of Boston University Questrom School of Business in Boston on July 4, 2019. (Photo by Matthew J. Lee/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)

Get those lawn chairs and blankets ready. It’s almost fireworks season in Massachusetts. With Independence Day less than a month away, cities and towns across the state have announced when and where they’ll be having their annual 4th of July fireworks displays. North Shore, specifically.

With the 4th of July falling on a Tuesday this year, communities are holding their annual fireworks on different days leading up to, and on, the 4th. In some communities, fireworks are the main and only attraction. But in others, the fireworks are the finale after days of parades, festivals, food trucks, performances, and more.
Not to be the 4th of July grinch, but it would be remiss to not remind people of the dangers of personal use fireworks. From the website of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts:

“There have been 979 fires and explosions involving illegal fireworks in Massachusetts in the past 10 years. These incidents caused dozens of injuries to firefighters and civilians, along with millions of dollars in damages. All fireworks are illegal in Massachusetts for private residents. Massachusetts law prohibits the possession, use, and sale of fireworks by unlicensed individuals, even if you buy them legally in another state. Leave fireworks to the professionals and see a great professional fireworks display this year.”

Back to the fun! Fireworks are being held all over the Commonwealth, and here we’re going to focus on ones in the North Shore. The North Shore is loosely defined as the coastal area between Boston and New Hampshire, and includes cities and towns like: Rockport, Lynn, Revere, Ipswich, and Newburyport.
There’s so much to do in the summertime on the North Shore. Go on a hike, pick your own fruit, visit a farmer’s market, check out their annual Yankee Homecoming in Newburyport, and more.

The North Shore is also home to some great fireworks displays. So get ready, they’re coming. Here’s your list of the fireworks happening on the North Shore. Enjoy!

  • Salem, MA

    7/4/2023, 9:00 PM (Raindate: 8/12/2023) 160 Derby St.
    Children’s activities start at 4, fireworks start at 9:15pm

    Salem's July 4th Fireworks Extravaganza

    Monday, July 4 at 4:00pm to 10:00pmSalem Maritime National Historic Site 160 Derby Street, Salem, MACome celebrate Independence Day in Salem!Free children's activites begin at 4pm with the opening of the Kids' Space, where young ones can play games and get their faces painted.Live entertainment on t

  • Somerville

    6/29/2023, 9:15 PM (Raindate: 6/30/2023), Trum Field, Franey Road

    Festivities begin at 6, fireworks at 9:15pm

    Fourth of July Celebration

    Join Mayor Katjana Ballantyne and the Arts Council for the Anniversary of 4th of July Fireworks Celebration with live entertainment at Trum Field on Thursday, June 29th, rain date Friday June 30th. Festivities begin at 6:00pm, with DJ Philip Tan spinning some tunes. There will be live music performance by local funk band, Midnight Motion.

  • Swampscott

    Sunday, July 3, 2022 – 5:00pm to 9:00pm


    Town Hall Lawn

    22 Monument Ave

    SwampscottMA 01907

    Fireworks Festival

    Swampscott is a beautiful and tranquil seaside community of just over 15,000 residents located 15 miles northeast of Boston along the coastline of the Atlantic Ocean. Swampscott offers a friendly, welcoming and nurturing family environment, an excellent pre-school to grade 12 public educational system...

  • Winthrop

    7/4/2023, 9:00 PM (Raindate: 7/8/2023), Coughlin Park 30 Bay View Ave.

    Free to the public although donations are strongly encouraged.

    Winthrop 4th of July Fireworks Display

    Eventbrite - Town of Winthrop Fireworks presents Winthrop 4th of July Fireworks Display - Tuesday, July 4, 2023 at Coughlin Park, Winthrop, MA. Find event and ticket information.

  • Amesbury

    7/4/2023, 9:30 PM, Woodsom Farm, 223 Lions Mouth Road

    Food trucks and Live music starts at 7, fireworks will start at dusk, around 9:30pm. It’ sure to be a night of FUN for the whole family!

    Amesbury Days Fireworks

    Amesbury Days fireworks display will be on July 4th has been postponed until Sunday, September 3! Beginning at around 9pm. Food vendors, favorites from years past and a couple of new ones added in for your enjoyment. Parking is available at Woodsom Farm or Amesbury High School.


  • Andover

    7/3/2023, 9:20 PM (Raindate: 7/5/2023), Andover High School, 80 Shawsheen Road

  • Beverly

    7/4/2023, 9:15 PM, West Beach in Beverly Farms – 121 West Road

     A wristband  $15 ahead of time, $20 day-of  is required to enter the beach for viewing.

  • Dracut

    6/29/2023, 9:00 PM (Raindate: 7/27/2023), Veterans Memorial Park 80 Broadway Rd.

    Fireworks for public safety night.

    Public Safety Night

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  • Everett

    6/30/2023, Dusk (Raindate: 7/7/2023), Glendale Park 100 Elm St.

    Live music and entertainment


    Mayor Carlo DeMaria's Summer Youth Job Program

  • Gloucester

    7/3/2023, 9:30 PM (Raindate: 7/8/2023), Fort Area, Stage Fort Park, 1 Hough Ave.

    Gloucester’s July 3 fireworks are an institution in the city, lighting up the sky after a waterfront concert on Stacey Boulevard and the annual Gloucester Horribles Parade (which kicks off at 6 p.m.)

  • Hampton Beach, NH

    6/21/2023, 9:30 PM,
    6/28/2023, 9:30 PM,
    7/13/2023, 9:30 PM,
    7/19/2023, 9:30 PM,
    7/26/2023, 9:30 PM,
    7/4/2023, 9:30 PM, Hampton Beach
    7/5/2023, 9:30 PM

    Fireworks - Hampton Beach

    FIREWORKS 2024 - 16 NIGHTS TO REMEMBER! May 26, 2024 ***Memorial Day Weekend Special Fireworks* Shoot*** June 19, 2024 June 22, 2024 ***Sand Sculpting Competition Special Fireworks* Shoot*** June 26, 2024 July 3, 2024 July 4, 2024 ***4th of July Special Fireworks Shoot*** July 10, 2024 July 17, 2024 July 24, 2024 July 31, 2024 August 7, 2024 August 14, 2024 August 21, 2024 August 28, 2024 September 1, 2024 ***Labor Day Weekend Special Fireworks* Shoot*** September 7, 2024 at 8:30 p.m.

  • Haverhill

    7/2/2023, 9:15 PM (Raindate: 7/5/2023), Riverside Park 163 Lincoln Avenue

    The event begins at 5 p.m. with performances by two live bands before the main attraction hits the skies. The fireworks will begin at 9:15pm.

  • Ipswich

    6/30/2023, 9:35 PM (Raindate: 7/7/2023), Turner Hill Golf Club – 251 Topsfield Road
    End of June (Date TBA), Ipswich Country Club – 148 Country Club Road

    Ipswich Events Calendar

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  • Lawrence

    Usually July 3rd (Date TBA), Field across from H.S. – 71 North Parish Road

    July 4 fireworks: Full list of 2023 fireworks in Massachusetts this summer

    Wondering, "When will there be a July 4 fireworks show near me?" Check our handy town-by-town list of 100 fireworks displays in Massachusetts, sorted by date.

  • Lynn

    7/3/2023, 9:00 PM (Raindate: 7/5/2023), Barge near Red Rock – 76 Marine Street

    – Parking Restrictions Go Into Effect at 3 PM
    – Lynn Shore Drive from Kings Beach Road to Deer Cove
    – Prescott Road
    – Cherry Street (Even Numbered Side)
    – Road Closure Begins At 6 PM

  • Methuen

    7/8/2023, 9:15 PM (Raindate: 7/9/2023), Off ramp Rt 213 Pleasant Valley St.

  • Nahant

    7/8/2023, 9:00 PM (Raindate: 7/9/2023), Bailey’s Hill Park, Bass Point Road

  • Salisbury

    6/24/2023, 10:15 PM, Salisbury Beach
    7/1/2023, 10:15 PM, Salisbury Beach
    7/15/2023, 10:15 PM, Salisbury Beach
    7/22/2023, 10:15 PM, Salisbury Beach
    7/29/2023, 10:15 PM, Salisbury Beach
    7/4/2023, 10:15 PM, Salisbury Beach with Joppa Flats
    7/8/2023, 10:15 PM, Salisbury Beach

    Fireworks at Salisbury Beach

    Salisbury Beach hosts fireworks every Saturday night through the Summer - weather permitting. Each show is preceded by a live concert. They also make an exception on the 4th of July, so grab a blanket and pack up the whole crew for fireworks on the beach!

  • Wakefield

    7/4/2023, 9:30 PM, Lake Quannapowitt – End of Beacon Street

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