THIS IS THE 2011 SCHEDULE. FOR THE 2012 SCHEDULE PLEASE SEE THIS POST.
Western Massachusetts will host a number of fireworks celebrations beginning this weekend and going into July. Here are the ones that I know of, let me know if I missed one.
I hope your family enjoys a safe and happy Fourth of July in Western Massachusetts! My family and I will be in attendance at several of these events, my daughters will even be performing at the Springfield celebration.
Easthampton Spirit Fireworks
When: Saturday, Jun 25, 2011, 5:00 pm Donations Appreciated.
The Easthampton Spirit Committee is bringing back the fireworks to Easthampton. The fireworks in Easthampton will be the best you have ever seen. Starting at 5PM there will be live bands, Hot Air Balloon Tether rides, food for all, BMX stunt riders and more. Donations at the door will help fund the event so please give.
Northampton Family Fourth Celebration
Where: Look Park
(300 N Main St, Florence, MA 01062, , Map)
When/$: Saturday, Jun 25, 2011, 4:00 pm FREE
Bringing 4th of July Fireworks to Northampton for the first time in 20 years! Food, games, live music, lots of fun! Fireworks at dusk
Holiday Fireworks @ Holyoke
Where: Holyoke Community College
(303 Homestead Ave., Holyoke, MA 01040, 413-552-2485 , Map)
When: Friday, Jul 1, 2011, 6:00 pm FREE
Mayor Elaine A. Pluta announced today that Holyoke?s July 4th Fireworks Celebration will take place on Friday, July 1, 2011, with the rain date of Sunday, July 3, 2011. The event will be held on the beautiful grounds of Holyoke Community College, on Homestead Avenue. The Fireworks are being sponsored by the Holyoke Gas & Electric Department and the event is being hosted by Holyoke Community College. Mayor Pluta encourages everyone to come early to enjoy the music, a variety of food from various vendors as well as children?s activities. The fireworks display beginning at dusk.
Fireworks for Freedom
Westfield, Stanley Park on Western Avenue
Saturday July 2, 2011
(Rain Date Sunday, July 3, 2011)
Sponsored by theWestfield Rotary Club
Star Spangled Springfield
Monday, July 4, 2011 Riverfront Park
7:30PM Dan Kane’s Rising Stars Festival Field
9:30PM Fireworks by Grucci Memorial Bridge
An 1830’s Independence Day Celebration — Sturbridge, MA
July 3, 2011 to July 4, 2011
This Fourth of July, step back to a time when America was new, and veterans of the fight for freedom still lived. Hear a dramatic reading of the Declaration of Independence, and leave your “John Hancock” on a giant reproduction of the document. Join a citizens’ procession. Take part in a game of early 19th-century base ball. Catch the fireworks at sundown on Sunday night, then return the following day for a full day of patriotic fun. Location: Old Sturbridge Village, 1 Old Sturbridge Village Road. Time: 6 – 10 p.m on Sunday; 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Monday. Cost: adults, $12; free for children under 3. Information: 800-733-1830 or visit www.osv.org.
Fourth of July Parade — Pittsfield, MA
July 4, 2011
Called one of the ten best Fourth of July parades in the country by USA Today, Pittsfield’s annual Independence Day parade is legendary for its outstanding musical acts, balloons and floats and its hometown feel. Location: Downtown Pittsfield beginning at Park Square and ending at Wahconah Park Time: 10 a.m. Information: www.pittsfieldparade.com.
Fourth of July with Shakespeare & Co. – Lenox, MA
Now through July 4, 2011
William Shakespeare steps out (in time) to help celebrate the American Revolution with the actors of Shakespeare and Co. in Lenox. The Independence Day events open at noon with “Revolutionary Moments,” a collection of vignettes about the influence of Shakespeare on some of history’s most fascinating figures. Later, actors present a reading of the Declaration of Independence followed by a community barbecue. Location: Shakespeare and Co., 70 Kemble Street. Time: Revolutionary Moments at noon; reading of the Declaration of Independence at 3 p.m. Barbecue until 5 p.m. Cost: Revolutionary Moments is $15 adults, $5 for children ages 18 and younger. Barbecue pricing is a la carte. Information: 413-637-1199 , 413-637-3353 or visit www.shakespeare.org
East Longmeadow, MA
Stakes claim to hosting the largest Fourth of July parade in Western Mass, and have a stunning annual fireworks display on the third of July.