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!