Where and when to see July 4th fireworks and parades


July 1
Glocester: Memorial Park, 52 Adelaide Road, Chepachet. Rain date: July 2.
North Kingstown: Town Beach, 10 Beach Street. Rain date: July 3.
Pawtucket: McCoy Stadium, 1 Columbus Avenue. After the baseball game.

July 2
Block Island. Town Beach, Corn Neck Road. Live music starts at 7:30 pm.
Jamestown. East Ferry Beach, Canonicus Avenue. Music on the town square at 7:30 pm.
Pawtucket: McCoy Stadium, 1 Columbus Avenue. After the baseball game.
Smithfield. Bryant University, 1150 Douglas Pike. Open 6 pm, U.S. Navy Band, 8 pm. Rain date for fireworks only, July 9.

July 3
Bristol. Bristol Harbor, 259 Thames Street. Rain date: July 5.
Cumberland. Tucker Field, 2600 Mendon Road. Rain date: July 5.
East Providence. Pierce Memorial Stadium, 201 Mercer Street. Gates open 6 pm. Food and concert. Rain date: July 5.
Pawtucket: McCoy Stadium, 1 Columbus Avenue. After the baseball game.
Warwick. Oakland Beach Seawall, 889 Oakland Beach Avenue. Can also be seen from City Park. Rain date: July 5.
North Providence. Governor Notte Park, 1801 Douglas Avenue. Entertainment and food, 6–9 p.m. Rain date: July 5.
Scituate. Hope Jackson Fire Station at Hope Park, 117 Main Street. Food, bounce house, clowns, etc., at 5 p.m.

July 4
Fall River, MA. Watch from Battleship Cove, 5 Water Street. Tickets: $8/person and are limited.
Narragansett. Narragansett Town Beach, 39 Boston Neck Road. Beach party during day; Brass Force 5–7 pm, North Beach Clubhouse. Rain date: July 5.
Newport. Newport Harbor, Wellington Avenue, and Washington Street. Rain date: July 5.
Portsmouth. Escobar’s Farm 133 Middle Rd. Donations accepted.
Providence. India Point Park, 201 India Street. Music before fireworks.
South Kingstown. Old Mountain Music at 5 pm. Rain date for fireworks: July 5.
Westerly. Misquamicut State Beach, 257 Atlantic Avenue. Rain date: July 5.


July 4: Bristol 4th of July parade. Steps off corner of Chestnut Street and Hope Street (Rt. 114) and ends on High Street, between State Street and Bradford Street. 10:30 am.

July 4: Arnold Mills “Stars and Stripes Forever” July 4th Parade and Road Race. Nate Whipple Highway, Cumberland. 9 am: road race; 11 am: parade; 1 pm: concert.

July 4: 91st Annual Ancients & Horribles Parade. A parade where nothing is sacred as locals spoof politics. U.S. Route 44 (Putnam Pike), Glocester. 4 pm.

July 4. Block Island Parade. Steps off from Veterans Park, just south of Great Salt Pond. 1 p.m.


Kaleidoscope Theatre 2017 Season Tickets on sale

To celebrate their 40th anniversary, Kaleidoscope Theatre is offering season tickets to their 6 summer shows for $40 per person. But this special price is only available until April 30.

After that date, they are $60 in advance. If tickets for each show are purchased separately, they would cost $72 in advance (plus handing fee) or $90 at the door. The ticket entitles the buyer to one admission to each of the six shows presented for the Summer 2017 Season: The Fairest of Them All!

Shows include:
July 11 – Jack and the Beanstalk
July 18 – Goldilocks and the Three Bears
July 25 – The Three Pigs
August 1 – Rapunzel
August 8 – Cinderella
August 15 – The Frog Prince

Shows are at: Scottish Rite Auditorium (View), 2115 Broad St., Cranston.