Fireworks celebrations scheduled for 4th of July weekend
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — Southern New England is getting ready to celebrate America’s birthday this coming weekend with fireworks celebrations.
Below is a list of fireworks displays happening across Rhode Island and southern Massachusetts.
- July 3, at Bristol Harbor, 9:30 p.m.
- July 4, at Johnson Pond, 9:30 p.m.
- July 3, off of Mendon Road, 9 p.m.
- East Providence
- July 3, Pierce Memorial Field, 9 p.m.
- July 3, fireworks will start “at dark”
- July 2, fireworks will start “at dusk”
- July 3, at Newport Harbor, 9:15 p.m.
- New Shoreham
- July 4, at Crescent Beach, 9 p.m.
- North Kingstown
- July 3, at Town Beach, fireworks will start after live band
- North Providence
- July 3, at Twin River Beach, 9 p.m.
- North Smithfield
- July 1, at Deerfield Park, 9 p.m.
- July 3, at McCoy Stadium, 9 p.m.
- July 3, at India Point Park, 9 p.m.
- July 2, at Hope and Jackson Fire Co. “at dusk”
- South Kingstown
- July 4, at Old Mountain Field, 9 p.m.
- July 3, at Oakland Beach, 9 p.m.
- July 3, at Veterans Memorial Park, 9 p.m.
- Fall River
- July 4, off of Lower Union Street, 9 p.m.
- New Bedford
- July 4, at the Taunton River, 9 p.m.
The American Red Cross said that public fireworks shows are the safest way to enjoy fireworks.
Anyone setting off fireworks at home is asked to follow safety steps:
- Never give fireworks to small children, and never throw or point a firework toward people, animals, vehicles, structures or flammable materials. Always follow the instructions on the packaging.
- Keep a supply of water close by as a precaution.
- Make sure the person lighting fireworks always wears eye protection.
- Light only one firework at a time and never attempt to relight “a dud.”
- Store fireworks in a cool, dry place away from children and pets.