Fireworks rise over a concert at the Esplanade. Photo courtesy of Massachusetts Office of Travel & Tourism
Fireworks rise over a concert at the Esplanade. Photo courtesy of Massachusetts Office of Travel & Tourism

Fourth of July Fireworks and Festivities for Boston Kids and Families

Celebrating the 4th of July in patriotic Boston is something everyone should experience. Many Boston-area Independence Day celebrations have been happening annually for generations, only getting bigger and better with time. With so much enthusiasm for America's birthday in our area, the pyrotechnics are no longer limited to the big party on the Esplanade. There are plenty of things for kids to do to show their patriotic spirit. Some celebrations are near our favorite parks, others are near popular beaches, but all invite wide-eyed wonder from kids—especially those who can stay awake for the sparkly show.

As always before heading out, check the weather forecast and parking restrictions, especially at beaches. Some venues allow nonresidents to pay for parking on-site, but others require that passes be purchased in advance at a separate location.

 

 


Trum Field
Broadway & Cedar Streets
Somerville, MA

Braintree High School
128 Town Street
Braintree, MA

Gloucester Harbor
Stacey Blvd
Gloucester, MA

Andover High School
80 Shawsheen Rd
Andover, MA

Leary Field
19 Athletic Field Rd
Waltham, MA

Prospect Hill Park
Waltham, MA 02451

Albemarle Field/Halloran Sports Complex
256 Albemarle Road
Newton, MA 02460

Newton Centre Playground
Tyler Terrace
Newton, MA

various locations
Lincoln, MA

Mayflower Business Park
428-430 Court Street
Plymouth, MA

Pilgrim Memorial State Park
79 Water St.
Plymouth, MA 02360

Hatch Shell
Esplanade Between Mass Ave and Longfellow Bridges
Boston, MA