Fireworks celebrations scheduled for 4th of July weekend

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A file photo of fireworks. (WLNE-TV)

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.

RHODE ISLAND:

  • Bristol
    • July 3, at Bristol Harbor, 9:30 p.m.
  • Coventry
    • July 4, at Johnson Pond, 9:30 p.m.
  • Cumberland
    • July 3, off of Mendon Road, 9 p.m.
  • East Providence
    • July 3, Pierce Memorial Field, 9 p.m.
  • Jamestown
    • July 3, fireworks will start “at dark”
  • Narragansett
    • July 2, fireworks will start “at dusk”
  • Newport
    • 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.
  • Pawtucket
    • July 3, at McCoy Stadium, 9 p.m.
  • Providence
    • July 3, at India Point Park, 9 p.m.
  • Scituate
    • July 2, at Hope and Jackson Fire Co. “at dusk”
  • South Kingstown
    • July 4, at Old Mountain Field, 9 p.m.
  • Warwick
    • July 3, at Oakland Beach, 9 p.m.
  • Woonsocket
    • July 3, at Veterans Memorial Park, 9 p.m.

MASSACHUSETTS:

  • 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.
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