Find Events for July 4, 2022 for fireworks, parades in New England: Maine, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, & Vermont

Fireworks, parades, fife & drums parades and musket fire. Town cookouts, lawn games, band music in the park gazebo, boat cruises, picnics on the beach. Your idea of July 4th 2022 celebrations is alive in every part of New England. Stick with your favorite tradition or try something. Check these pages often. New postings coming daily.

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Independence Day Beach Ball – Watch Hill RI

Jul 2, 2022 - Jul 2, 2022 Ocean House, 1 Bluff Avenue, Watch Hill, RI

Enjoy a traditional New England lobster boil and seafood, sides and desserts at the Ocean House in Watch Hill, followed by a fireworks display over the Atlantic.


Independence Day Fireworks – Warwick RI

Jul 3, 2022 - Jul 3, 2022 Oakland Beach Seawall, 869 Oakland BeachAvenue, Warwick, RI

Celebrate Independence Day with a dazzling fireworks display off the Oakland Beach Seawall. A great, unobstructed view off the shoreline.


Chick Hatch – Narragansett RI

Jul 4, 2022 - Jul 4, 2022 South County Museum, 115 Strathmore Street, Narragansett, RI

Every year, on the Fourth of July, the South County Museum hatches the latest Rhode Island Red chick babies. They will eventually join the heritage flock, but on this day, visitors can see them hatch from their shells, learn about the breed, and even hold a newborn chick.

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4th of July Field Days – Bristol RI

Jul 2, 2022 - Jul 3, 2022 1 Colt Drive, Bristol, RI

It’s Bristol’s biggest weekend of the year! Explore early American Independence Day celebrations and participate in some historic games and competitions like sack races, tug of war, corn hole, trundling hoops, and graces. Competitions will be judged and contestants will have the chance to win a variety of prizes! After the games, listen to a reading of the Declaration of Independence, learn about the origins of our flag, and hear why President George Washington was so popular among early Americans. Catch us in Bristol’s 4th of July Parade! Please note that Coggeshall Farm Museum will be CLOSED on July 4, 2022. Independence celebrations run on July 2nd and 3rd.


Ancients & Horribles Independence Day Parade – Glocester RI

Jul 4, 2022 - Jul 4, 2022 Putnam Pike, Chepachet, RI

This is the wackiest Independence Day parade in the region, following the New England tradition of horribles parades, in which people wear their most grotesque outfits. Wear your kookiest costumes and see outlandish floats. Awards will be given in categories including Most Ancient & Horrible, Most Patriotic, and Best Walking Group.

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Bristol Fourth of July – Bristol RI

Jun 14, 2022 - Jul 4, 2022 Various locations, Bristol, RI

Bristol has been celebrating July 4th since 1785. The Celebration officially begins on June 14th with Flag Day and ends with the 2.5 mile Military, Civic and Firemen's Parade on July 4th. See the calendar for a full list of events, times, and locations.

Fourth of July Parade & Picnic at Linden Place – Bristol RI

Jul 4, 2022 - Jul 4, 2022 Linden Place Mansion, 500 Hope Street, Bristol, RI

Linden Place Mansion, a historic mansion in the heart of Bristol, will host its annual Fourth of July Parade Picnic, a tradition for over 30 years. Picnic-goers will enjoy bleacher-style seating, tables and chairs under the shade of the Linden trees, a continental breakfast and picnic lunch, restroom facilities and plenty of elbow room. Tour the mansion, stroll the gardens and enjoy every moment of Bristol’s festive atmosphere. This picnic always sells out so don’t miss Bristol’s biggest event of the year.