UPDATES! Celebrating July 4th in Rhode Island with fireworks, parades, music, food…

Here is a comprehensive list of fireworks and activities around Rhode Island over the next few days. If you know of an event not on the list, get in touch with us at [email protected]


Many dates have changed – this will continue to be updated throughout the weekend – check back often!


Block Island – Live music 7:30pm. Fireworks 9pm – Town Beach

Smithfield/Bryant Univ – Food trucks starting at 4pm. Steve Smith & The Nakeds perform at 5pm. Deerfield Park, 39 Leo Anne Circle, Greenville. (Raindate July 9)

Providence – View all 4 of Rhode Island’s copies of the Declaration of Independence, including one of the 13 original signed copies, as well as one of the 13 original drafts of the Bill of Rights – Friday, July 2, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the State Archives at 33 Broad Street in Providence. State Archivist Ashley Selima will provide a brief presentation on the documents and their preservation beginning at 12:30 p.m. Rhode Island’s copies of the Declaration of Independence and Bill of Rights are normally stored out of view in the State Archives’ climate-controlled vault for preservation purposes. During this public viewing, photography and videography of the documents will be allowed without a flash or additional lighting.

Narragansett – Brass Attack. Gazebo Park, 6pm



Glocester – 95th Ancients & Horribles Independence Day Parade, 4pm. Road Race starts at 9am. (still on, music and fireworks moved to 7/10)

Tiverton – reading of the Declaration of Independence at the WWI Dough Boy statue in Tiverton. 9 a.m. (there will be a limited supply of copies of the document).

Cumberland – Music, food, 5:30pm, Tucker Field Athletic Complex. Fireworks, 9pm (Raindate July 5th)

Newport – Newport Polo, 5 p.m.

Seekonk – Seekonk Speedway, 5 p.m. Gates open at 2:30 p.m. (No rain date)



Warwick – Fireworks at dusk from Oakland Beach – THIS IS A NEW DATE

Bristol – Fireworks, 9:30pm

Cranston – Fireworks Stadium Field, Atwood Ave. Food, music. Fireworks start at 9pm – no rain date

Portsmouth – Reading of the Declaration of Independence at Portsmouth Free Public Library, 9am. Attendees are encouraged to bring a chair or a blanket and to dress in red, white and blue for the reading. Families with children are encouraged to attend, and copies of the Declaration of Independence will be available. In case of rain the event will be held indoors

Portsmouth – Escobar Farm, Fireworks, 9:30

Narragansett – Town Beach – Family Beach Day. Concert 2-4pm; Coast Guard Band at 6:30pm, Fireworks at 9pm (Raindate July 5)

Boston Pops – Moved its July 4th concert from Esplanade to Tanglewood. Fireworks finale at the Boston Commons will have no video jumbotron or concert.

Providence and everywhere – Free Virtual Wonders of the Wurlitzer concert with PPAC House Organist Peter Edwin Krasinski. The Independence Day concert can be viewed via PPAC’s YouTube Channel or by visiting

Misquamicut Drive-in – movie: Independence Day, 9pm

Fall River – Battleship Cove, 7:30 p.m. (No rain date)



Newport this afternoon announced that it has made the difficult decision to postpone its annual Fourth of July Fireworks Display over Newport Harbor to Monday, July 5th

Pawtucket – Fireworks for community, launched from McCoy Stadium (stadium is closed) – 9pm (basketball game will be rescheduled to a later date)

North Providence – (NEW DATE)July 5: WW II Veterans Memorial Park. Festivities include live bands and food trucks from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m., with fireworks at 9 p.m. (Postponed from July 3)

New Bedford – fireworks (NEW DATE)

North Kingstown – Fireworks and Lafayette band at 7 (NEW DATE)

Woonsocket – World War II Veterans Memorial Park, music, food, 4pm. Fireworks at 9pm. (NEW DATE)

East Providence – Pierce Stadium. 6pm, music. Fireworks at 9pm. (NEW DATE)

South Kingstown – Concert 5:30pm, Old Mountain Field. Fireworks, 9pm

Block Island – Parade, 11:30am, from Veterans Park to Old Harbor.  

Bristol Parade, 10:30am

Cumberland – Annual Arnold Mills Parade at 11am & road race at 9am – Gov. McKee, grand marshal

Jamestown – Watch fireworks from Fort Adams State Park at Beavertail State Park, 9:15pm. The distance lets you enjoy the show without the loud noise. This event is great for individuals with hearing sensitivities. Free event. Ample parking at Beavertail. Arrive anytime and park in lots 3 and 4. Leashed dogs welcome. Provided by the City of Newport  (Raindate is July 5).

Westerly – Tunes on the Dunes, Family Carnival, Town Beach, 6-8pm, Fireworks, 9pm



Central Falls – Veterans Memorial Park, Live music & Fireworks – 7-9pm



Smithfield – Independence Day Celebration – 4-10pm, Deerfield Park


Glocester – Music and fireworks starting at 5 p.m. at Glocester Memorial Park behind the Senior Center. (Re-scheduled, from July 2.)

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