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Where You Can Find Nearby Fireworks

By J.D. O’Gara
Looking for fireworks?
If you’re patient, Bellingham residents can hold out for your summer fireworks fix until Bellingham Days, which will take place from August 11th – 13th, with fireworks on the final day. 
If, however, your July isn’t complete without explosions, bursts of color and the smell of burnt gunpowder, you can find fireworks at these nearby locations:
• Franklin
Franklin will hold its 4th of July celebration for five days (this year beginning on June 30th), with a carnival and entertainment each night, as well as booths by community groups. More information can be found at ( Fireworks are scheduled for July 2nd at 10 p.m., set off from Franklin High School, after the second annual Blues Festival, which will take place on Franklin Town Common beginning at noon.
• Milford
July 4th fireworks were planned to be early this year, on Saturday, June 25th, with a rain date of the next night, at 10 p.m., at Plains Park. The town’s fourth of July festivities will begin with a parade at 10 a.m.
• Uxbridge
Uxbridge Premier 4th of July Fireworks: Celebrating UniBank 150 (+2) Years of Service, Mccloskey Middle School, 62 Capron St., Uxbridge, Gates open at 5 p.m.5PM for delicious food and treats, inflatable rides and games, the 5th annual The Larynx singing competition, with fireworks at 9 p.m. sharp.
• Medway
Celebrate Medway Day, on July 16, 2022 at Choate Park, will feature fireworks at 9 p.m. over Choate Pond. The day will also include FREE activities for young (including pony rides) and old including remote control racetrack, a climbing wall, a dunk tank, and boating on the pond, and refreshments “at good old-fashioned prices” will be available.
• Walpole
Walpole has been holding an annual Night Before the Fourth celebration for over 50 years, with live music, vendors and food available in downtown Walpole. THIS year’s event, however, is two nights before the Fourth, taking place on July 2nd. Festivities will begin at Walpole Town Hall, 135 School St., at 6 p.m. (Get there early, as parking becomes a challenge as the crowd increases. Stone and School Streets will be closed starting 4:30 p.m.) Fireworks, launched from the center pool area on School Street, will take place at 9:30 p.m. 
• Smithfield, RI
Fireworks, Food Trucks, and Steve Anthony & Persuasion at Deerfield Park will take place on July 1st, from 5-9 p.m.
• Holliston
The Holliston Lions Club will be having its 59th annual Carnival at the Holliston High School from July 13th – 16th (Wed.-Sat.). Hours are 5 p.m. – 10 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, 5 p.m. – 11 p.m. on Friday, and 1 – 11 p.m. on Saturday. There will be fireworks on Saturday July 16th at 10 p.m. 
• Newton
The 4th of July celebration takes place in Newton from 1 – 9 p.m. at Albemarle Field, Watertown Street, Route 16. Fireworks will go off at 9 p.m., but before that, there’s amusements, live bands and other entertainment, including children’s activities.