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Fireworks North Shore - Boston, MA 2018

Fireworks 2018 – North Shore, MA

Fireworks North of Boston North Shore Massachusetts 2018

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Amesbury           July 4th, 10pm     Woodsom Farm, Lions Mouth Road 

Andover              July 3rd, 9:20       Andover High School, 80 Shawsheen Road 

Beverly               August 5, 9:00     Barge off Lynch Park & Dane Street Beach

Beverly Farms   July 4th, 9:00       West Beach

Boston                July 4th, 10:30     DCR Hatch Shell Boston, MA

Gloucester         July 3rd, 9:30       Fort Area at Stage Park, 1 Hough Ave

Haverhill             July 3rd, 9:15       Riverside Park, 163 Lincoln Ave. 

Lawrence            July 3rd, 9:30      Veterans Memorial Stadium, Osgood Street, Activities 2-8pm

Lynn                    July 3, 9:00         Red Rock Park, Lynn Shore Drive – Concert 7-9pm

Manchester        July 3, 9:15          Singing Beach - Annie Brobst Concert 7-9:15

Marblehead        July 4, 9:15          Marblehead Harbor -  Illumination 9:00

Methuen             July 3, 9:15          Barge on Merrimack River

Nahant                July 4, 9:00          Bailey’s Hill Park, Bass Point Road

North Andover    July 4, 9:00         Middle School – Festival on the Common 10-4

Rockport             July 4 No Fireworks - Parade, concert & bonfire 6-9pm

Salem                  July 4, 9:15          160 Derby St/Wharf – 5pm festivities, Pops Concert 7:15pm

Salisbury            July 4, 10:15        Salisbury Beach – Concert 7:30

All information is subject to change and should be verified.
Other towns and more information...Boston Central's list, Mass Vacation's list, Visit New England's list.


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Crane Estate Thursday Night Picnic Concert Line Up!

Always a summer bucket-list experience!

July 5 Jambalaya Horns—New Orleans Street Jazz
July 12 Entrain—Rock Funk Jam Band 
July 19 The Great Escape—Journey Tribute Band 
July 26 Disco Dream--Disco 
August 2 Soul City—Soul, Motown & Funk 
August 9 Soul Rebel Project—Reggae 
August 16 Beantown Swing Orchestra—Big Band Swing 
August 23 HELP!—Beatles Tribute Band
August 30 Orville Giddings Band—Boogie Blues

See a full list of events happening at the Trustees of Reservations, Picnic concert line up at the Crane Estate in Ipswich MA HERE!

Ipswich's Favorite Home Art Contest 2018

Ipswich Kids! It's that time again! Find your favorite "house" in Ipswich (it can even be your own) and get creative! All mediums accepted, 8.5x11 preferred. Perfect project for April school vacation. Drop your artwork at our office, along with the registration form below, no later than Saturday, May 4th, 2018. Keep an eye on our facebook page for your masterpieces! Paper registration forms are also available at our office. Stop by any time or you can fill out when you deliver art work.

Thank you to this year's co-sponsors, Institution for Savings and Cummings Architects for supporting this great community event! It get's bigger every year!


Holiday Light Displays - North of Boston


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Halloween Happenings in Ipswich, MA - 2017

Friday 10/20
3pm                     Kids Halloween Party at Ipswich Museum
7-11pm                Swing Dance – Dan Gable & Halloween Bash at Ipswich Town Hall
7-9pm                  The Great House by Candlelight at Castle Hill

Saturday 10/21
10am-4pm          Trick or Treat Hayride at Marini Farm  
1-3pm                 Fall Foliage Cider & Donut Cruise at Essex River Cruises, Essex
1:30-3pm            Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein film at the Ipswich Library
7-9pm                 The Great House by Candlelight at Castle Hill

Sunday 10/22
1-3pm                  Fall Foliage Cider & Donut Cruise at Essex River Cruises & Charters, Essex
4-7pm                  Down on the Farm Fall Concert Series at Appleton Farms Ipswich

Wednesday 10/25
4-5:30pm             Trunk or Treat at the Ipswich YMCA

Friday 10/27
6:15-7:15pm       Halloween Parade at the Riverwalk
7-9pm                 JUST ADDED! Haunted House at the Ipswich Museum $2
7-9pm                 The Great House by Candlelight at Castle Hill
7:30-11:59pm     Ipswich Rotary Masquerade Ball at Turner Hill

Saturday 10/28 
2-4pm                   Downtown Trick or Treat
2-4pm                   JUST ADDED! Annual Fall Harvest Party at Cellar Door
12-3pm                 JUST ADDED! Hallow-Marini Childrens Party at Marini Farm
7-9pm                   JUST ADDED! Haunted House at the Ipswich Museum $2
7-9pm                    The Great House by Candlelight at Castle Hill
7-9pm                   Jekyll & Hyde: A Castle Hill Halloween Party at Castle Hill

Sunday 10/29     
2-4pm                  JUST ADDED! An Appleton Farms Halloween

Tuesday 10/31
5:30-7:30             Ipswich Fire Department Halloween Party
8-11:59pm           JUST ADDED! Ipswich Ale Brewer's Ball at Ipswich Ale Brewer's Table

Ipswich Illumination 2017 - Winners!

Ipswich Illumination Ipswich MA

The Ipswich community was shining bright at this year's Illuminations event! We passed out 250 light-up foam wands that have now been referred to as "bonkers" "light sabers" & "whackers". Excited winners of our Ipswich Illuminations gift card give-away Sean and Caitlyn along with their camera shy younger sister, won the Henry Bear's Park gift card! They were headed out to shop right after this photo was taken. Huge crowds were reported by The Local News . Thank you Ipswich! We are proud to be part of such a generous, kind, supportive community! 

Thursday Night Picnic Concerts at Castle Hill in Ipswich

A hallmark of Summer on the North Shore! The Thursday night picnic concerts at Castle Hill - Crane Estate - in Ipswich, MA. This year's line-up looks fantastic with everything from the feel good vibes of Entrain to the 60's beats of Help! to our very own Orville Giddings and the country sounds of Herland Brothers and everything in between! Full details on Castle Hill Thursday Night Picnic Series 2017 here.

 Castle Hill Ipswich Crate Estate Thursday Night Picnic Concerts


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Boating Safety by US Coast Guard in Ipswich

First the bad news - in New England 2016, there were 164 boating injuries and 37 boating fatalities – shocking statistics by any measure.

The good news – a primary goal for the US Coast Guard Auxiliary is to reduce this toll - a key element of the US Coast Guard Auxiliary mission is a focus on Recreational Boating Safety.  We provide instruction to boaters at all levels, from the basics to the advanced.  Our classes are taught by experienced and knowledgeable instructors committed to the highest standards of the U.S. Coast Guard.  

ABS - this beginner boating class will give you the knowledge needed to obtain a boat license or safety certification in many states. Many boat insurance companies will offer discounts on boating insurance to boaters who successfully complete About Boating Safely.

Within this course, subjects range from a basic boating introduction through safety equipment, typical problems, trailering, fishing, navigation, river boating and boating laws.*

Starting June 19, this course will be delivered in 4 * 2 hour Monday evening classes – right now there are still a few places available at $50 / per person.  If you would like to register, 

– contact Justin Wright at

  *  For more course information
 **  For the Ipswich Bay Yacht Club location flyer click here
***  For more information on USCG Auxiliary

Beyond Fireworks on the North Shore - Independence Day Celebrations

Parades! Concerts! Fiestas! Sails! Many towns on the North Shore are celebrating with day-long, or week-long events to kick off summer and celebrate our independence. Here's a short list of local towns with links to their full event schedules for 4th of July. 

Amesbury Days    
Beverly Farms
Boston Harborfest
Cape Ann
Danvers Family Festival
Lannon Fireworks Sail
Marblehead Fireworks & Illumination
Newburyport Rhythm & Roots
Salisbury Beachfest
West Beach Illumination Dedication

Please check with towns for any possible date/location/time changes. This list is subject change.


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Fireworks in Massachusetts - 2017

Where will you celebrate your independence?

This list will be updated periodically as we get closer to the first weekend of July. 

Important! This list could be a moving target, especially in the case of inclement weather. Check with town websites to confirm locations/dates/times. North of Boston towns, closer to the North Shore are highlighted below.

Acton 7/1/2017 9:00 PM Behind Nara Park – 25 Ledge Rock Way ( Rain Date 7/2/2017)
Agawam 7/4/2017 9:15 PM Town Common (No Rain Date)
Amesbury 7/3/2017 9:00 PM Woodsom Farm – 223 Lions Mouth Rd. (Rain Date 7/7/2017)
Andover 7/3/2017 Dusk Andover High School - 80 Shawsheen Road
Attleboro 7/3/2017 9:20 PM Parking lot at Cyril Brennan MS – Rathbun Willard Drive (Rain Date 7/5/2017)
Arlington 7/4/2017 10:30 PM Robbins Park: *Fireworks broadcast on the Big Screen
Auburn 6/29/2017 9:30 PM Pappas Recreation Complex – 203 Pakachoag St.
Ayer 7/1/2017 9:00 PM Pirone Park – 36 Bligh Street 7/2/2017

Bellingham 7/4/2017 9:00 PM Bellingham H.S. – 60 Blackstone Field
Beverly 7/4/2017 9:00PM West Beach  Fee to enter West Beach
Boston 7/4/2017 10:30 PM Hatch Shell on the Esplanade
Burlington 7/4/2017 9:00 PM View from Burlington Town Common or Simonds Park

Carlisle 6/25/2017 9:30 PM Baseball Field – Church Street (Rain Date 7/8/2017)
Chatham 12/31/2017 Midnight Oyster Pond (No Rain Date)
Chicopee 7/1/2017 9:30 PM Szot Park – Front Street 7/2/2017
Conway 6/16/2017 9:00 PM Field across from 59 Shelburne Falls Rd (Rain Date 6/17/2017)

Dalton 6/2/2017 10:00 PM Legion Grounds – E. Deming Street
Dalton 6/3/2017 10:00 PM Legion Grounds – E. Deming Street
Dighton 6/3/2017 10:00 PM Rear of Dighton Town Hall – 979 Somerset Ave.
Dedham 6/17/2017 9:15 PM Memorial Field – Eastern Avenue

East Harwich 7/4/107 9:15 PM 3 Barges off Wequassett Inn – On Pleasant Bay (Rain Date 7/5/2017)
Edgartown 7/4/2017 9:15 PM Edgartown Harbor – Oak Bluffs Ave. (Rain Date 7/5/2017) 

Falmouth 7/4/2017 Dusk Falmouth Heights Beach
Fitchburg 6/18/2017 10:00 PM Coolidge Park Baseball Field – 1000 John Fitch Highway
Fitchburg 7/3/2017 10:00 PM Rollstone Hill – access from Pratt Road 
Florence 6/24/2017 Dusk Look Memorial Park – 300 N. Main St. (Rain Date 6/25/2017)
Foxborough 6/10/2017 9:00pm 9:00 PM Army Field – South Street (Rain Date 6/11/2017)
Freetown 7/3/2017 9:30 PM Hathaway Park – Carleys Way

Granby 6/10/2017 9:00 PM Dufresne Park – 32 Kendall Street (Rain Date 6/11/2017)
Greenfield 7/1/2017 9:30 PM Poet’s Seat Tower – Mountain Road (Rain Date 7/2/2017)
Gloucester 7/3/2017 8:30 PM Fort Area – Stage Fort Park – 1 Hough Ave. (Rain Date 7/7/2017)

Halifax 7/1/2017 9:00 PM Halifax Elementary School Field (Rain Date 7/2/2017)
Hamilton 6/25/2017 4-9pm Patton Park Bay Rd & Asbury St (Rain date 6/26/2017)
Hanover 6/24/2017 9:00 PM Ball fields behind Center School – 65 Silver Street
Harvard 7/3/2017 9:15 PM Fruitlands Museum – 102 Prospect Hill Rd. (Rain Date 7/7/2017)
Haverhill 7/3/2017 9:15 PM Riverside Park – 163 Lincoln Avenue (Rain Date 7/5/2017)
Holyoke 6/30/2017 9:15 PM MacKenzie Stadium – 500 Beech St.
Hyannis 7/4/2017 Dusk Lewis Beach (Rain Date 9/2/2017)
Hull 6/24/2017 9:30 PM Barge off Nantasket Beach – 109-125 Main Street

Lexington 7/3/2017 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm Center Field, Lexington
Lincoln 7/4/2017 9:15 PM Codman Field – Ballfield Road (Rain Date 7/5/2017)
Lowell 7/4/2017 9:00 PM Pedestrian Walkway – Aiken Street (Rain Sate 7/5/2017)
Lynn 7/3/2017 9:00 PM Barge near Red Rock – 76 Marine Blvd. (Rain Date 7/6/2017)

Marblehead 7/4/2017 8:45:P.M. Fireworks and Illumination – Marblehead Harbor 188 Washington St.
Marion 7/2/2017 9:20 PM The Kittansett Club – 11 Point Road (Rain Date 7/3/2017)
Mashpee 6/30/2017 9:30 PM Mashpee H.S. – 500 Old Barnstable Rd
Mashpee 7/2/2017 9:30 PM Golf Course – 20 Red Brook Road 
Mashpee 7/4/2017 Dusk Willowbend Country Club – 130 Willowbend Drive
Methuen 7/2/2017 9:15 PM Barge on Merrimack River – Riverside Drive (Rain Date 7/7)
Middleton 6/24/2017 9:20 PM Town Transfer Station – Natsue Way (Rain Date 6/25/2017)
Milton 6/24/2017 10:15 PM 2 Barges in Neponset River – 1 Granite
Monson 6/24/2017 9:15 PM Quarry Hill School – 43 Margaret St. (Rain Date 6/25/2017)

Nahant 7/4/2017 9:00 PM Bailey’s Hill Park – Bass Point Road
Nantucket 7/3/2017 9:30-10 Jetties Beach (Rain Date 7/5/2017)
Needham 7/3/2017 9:30 PM Needham HS Parking Lot, Admiral Gracy Dr (Rain Date 7/5/2017)
New Bedford 7/3/2017 9:00 PM Jetties Beach Barge – 7 Fish Island (Rain Date 7/5/2017)
North Andover 7/3/2017 9:30 PM Hayes Stadium – 495 Main Street (Rain Date 7/8/2017)
North Reading 7/4/2017 9:30 PM Ipswich River Park – 8 Central Street
Northampton 6/24/2017 9:15 PM Look Park Gazebo Area – Look Park Service Road 6/25/2017
Northbridge 6/30/2017 9:00 PM Lasell Field – 171 Linwood Avenue
Norton 6/17/2017 9:00 PM Norton High School – 66 West Main St.

Ogunquit, ME 7/4/2017 9:15 Beach Street – main beach (Rain date 7/5/2015)
Onset 7/1/2017 Dusk Onset Beach & Bay (Rain Date 7/8/2017)
Orleans 7/2/2017 Dusk Rock Harbor (Rain Date 7/6/2017)

Pepperell 7/1/2017 9:30 PM Nissitissit Middle School – Chase Ave. (Rain Date 7/2/2017)
Pittsfield 7/4/2017 9:30 PM Pittsfield Cemetery Property – 105 Wahconah St. (Rain Date 7/8/2017)
Pittsfield 7/21/2017 9:30 PM Pittsfield Cemetery Property – 105 Wahconah St. (Rain Date 7/29/2017)
Provincetown 7/4/2017 9:00 PM MacMillan Pier

Quincy 6/10/2017 9:00 PM Pageant field Boat Landing – Vietnam Veterans Drive

Randolph 7/3/2017 9:30 PM Randolph HS baseball field – 70 Memorial Parkway (Rain Date 7/5/2017)
Reading 6/17/2017 9:00 PM Baseball field at the Reading Memorial High School – 62 Oakland Road (Rain Date 6/11/2017)

Salem 7/4/2017 5:00-10:00 PM Derby Street, Derby Wharf
Salisbury 6/24/2017 9:30 PM Salisbury Beach (Rain Date 6/25/2017)
Salisbury 7/4/2017 9:30 PM Salisbury Beach (No rain date)
Salisbury 7/8/2017 9:30 PM Salisbury Beach (Rain Date 7/9/2017)
Salisbury 7/22/2017 9:30 PM Salisbury Beach (Rain Date 7/24/2017)
Salisbury 7/29/2017 9:30 PM Salisbury Beach (Rain Date 7/30/2017)

Sandwich 7/3/2017 9:00 PM Ridge Country Club – 70 Country Club Road
Sandwich 7/4/2017 9:00 PM Old Town Cemetery – Grove Street (Rain Date 7/5/2017)
Sandwich 7/14/2017 9:30 PM Town Fair - 365 Quaker Meeting House Road  
Sandwich 12/31/2017 8:00 PM Sanwich Villag
Somerville 6/29/2017 9:15 PM Trum Field – Franey Road (Rain Date 7/8/2017)
South Hadley 7/3/2017 9:30 PM 100 Mosier Street (Rain Date 7/5/2017)
Swampscott 7/3/2017 No further details available 

Turners Falls 7/29/2017 9:00 PM Franklin County Boat Club – Unity Park 

Upton 6/24/2017 10:00 PM Front field at Nipmuc Regional H.S. – Pleasant Street (Rain Date 6/25/2017)
Uxbridge 7/8/2017 9:00 PM McCloskey M.S. – 62 Capron Street 

Waltham 7/4/2017 9:00 PM Leary Field – 19 Athletic Field Road (Rain Date 7/5/2017)
Walpole 7/3/2017 9:30 PM Launched from the center pool area on School St.
Ware 6/24/2017 9:00 PM Ware High School – 4 Gould Road 
Webster 6/24/2017 9:00 PM Webster Lake – Memorial Beach Hillside Ave. (Rain Date 6/25/2017)
Wenham 6/25/2017 4-9pm Patton Park Bay Road & Asbury St (Rain date 6/26/2017)
Westborough 6/10/2017 9:00PM 2 Barges on Chauncy Lake – Chauncy Street Boat Ramp
Wilmington 7/2/2017 9:30PM – Wilmington Town Common (Rain Date 7/3/2017)
6/3/2017 9:00 PM Manchester Field – 458 Main Street (Rain Date 6/4/2017)
Winthrop/Boston 7/4/2017 from Yacht Northern Lights 60 Rowes Wharf, Boston 8pm 617-951-2460
Woburn 6/17/2017 10:00 PM DPW Yard off N. Warren St. – North Warren Street
Worcester 6/25/2017 9:00 PM Worcester Country Club – 2 Rice Street (Rain Date 7/9/2017)
Worcester 6/30/2017 9:00 PM Bell Hill – 170 Belmont Street (Rain Date 7/1/2017)

Yarmouth 10/8/2017 8:00 PM Seaside Festival - Seagull Beach, South Yarmouth


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