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Fireworks North Shore of Boston Summer 2022

July 1


Kick off the holiday weekend with a fireworks display at Riverside Park in Haverhill. The event begins at 5 p.m. with performances by two live bands before the main attraction hits the skies.

When: 9:15 p.m.
Where: Riverside Park, 162 Lincoln Ave., Haverhill
Rain date: July 5

When: 9:30 p.m.
Where: Glendale Park

July 2


Andover launches its holiday weekend with a fireworks show on Saturday night at the local high school. If you need more holiday spirit, come back out on Monday for a pancake breakfast and parade.

When: 9:20 p.m.
Where: Andover High School, 80 Shawsheen Rd., Andover
Rain date: July 9

When: Dusk
Where: LeLacheur Park

Salem, MA

Salem’s fireworks spectacular will be accompanied by music from the 42-piece Hillyer Festival Orchestra. Come early to secure a seat and enjoy a lineup of events including live reggae, kids’ crafts, singers from Salem High School, and more.

When: 9:15 p.m.
Where: Derby Wharf, 160 Derby St., Salem
Rain date: July 5

Salem, New Hampshire

Tuscan Village in Salem, New Hampshire will kick off a day of festivities begin at 10 a.m. with the opening of the property’s beer garden and food trucks. Live music and face painting start at 4 p.m. and visitors are encouraged to bring their own chairs or blankets and settle in for the fun.

When: Dusk
Where: Tuscan Village, Salem, NH 
Rain date: July 9


Come early to enjoy an oceanfront concert, and stay for the 20-minute fireworks display.

When: 10:15 p.m.
Where: Salisbury Beach
Rain date: No rain date, but Salisbury hosts a fireworks show every Saturday throughout the summer.

July 3


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.). Families are welcome to set up blankets and enjoy a full evening of Independence Day celebrations, with parking located at the Gloucester high school.  The annual Fishtown Horribles Parade, the Concert on the Boulevard and the July 3 fireworks show are all on tap for Sunday, July 3. The parade steps off from Gloucester High School at 6 p.m., the concert starts at 5:30 and the fireworks display is set for 9:30.

When: 9:30 p.m.
Where: Stage Fort Park, 1 Hough Ave., Gloucester
Rain date: July 5


Marvel at fireworks over Nahant Bay from a spot at Red Rock Park, on King’s Beach, or along Lynn Shore Drive in Lynn or Humphrey Street in Swampscott.

When: 9 p.m.
Where: Red Rock Park, Lynn Shore Dr., Lynn
Rain date: July 5


Manchester offers a small town Fourth of July celebration at its traditional best. A concert kicks of the evening at 7 p.m., followed by fireworks after dark. The beach parking lot will be reserved for handicapped parking, so plan accordingly.

When: 9 p.m.
Where: Singing Beach, Manchester
Rain date: July 5

When:  Dusk
Where:  Monument Ave.

When: 9:30 p.m.
Where:  Livingston St., Park

Wilmington has a full calendar of events to celebrate!
Rain date - July 4th
When: 9:00 p.m.
Where:  Town Center 

July 4


The July 4 fireworks cap off Amesbury Days, a nearly two-week celebration of the town. Live music starts at 7 p.m. and food will be available from vendors including Big Rig BBQ, Monstah Dawgs, GKK Concessions, and Hodgie’s Ice Cream.

When: 9:30 p.m.
Where: Woodsom Park, Lions Mouth Rd., Amesbury

Beverly Farms/ Prides Crossing

Thousands of people flock to West Beach and the surrounding waters each year to watch the traditional fireworks show and see flares illuminating the shoreline. A wristband  $15 ahead of time, $20 day-of  is required to enter the beach for viewing. More details available online.

When: 9:15 p.m.
Where: West Beach, 121 West St., Beverly
Rain date: July 5

When: 10:30 p.m.
Where:  Charles River Esplanade


Back after a two-year hiatus, Marblehead’s annual fireworks show returns this year. At 9 p.m. a series of flares will be set off, illuminating the harbor, followed by fireworks.

When: 9:15 p.m.
Where: Marblehead Harbor, ideas for good viewing spots available online
Rain date: July 5


Salisbury makes another appearance on the list with a beachfront concert of beloved covers by local band Joppa Flatts at 7:30 p.m., followed by fireworks.

When: 10:15 p.m.
Where: Salisbury Beach
Rain date: No rain date, but Salisbury hosts a fireworks show every Saturday throughout the summer. 7/9, 7/16, 7/23, 7/30, 8/6, 8/13, 8/20, 8/27, 9/3


Wakefield’s fireworks show tops off a day of festivities including a fishing derby; pet, doll carriage, and bicycle parades; canoe and kayak races; and a visit from the Oscar Meyer Weinermobile. The town’s 75th Independence Day Parade steps off a 5 p.m. and live music begins at 6 p.m., followed by fireworks.

When: 9:30 p.m.
Where: Over Lake Quannapowitt
Rain date: July 5

This list is not all inclusive and is subject to change. Please verify dates, times and locations before heading out.

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