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Spectacular Sparkles: Join the Annual 4th of July Fireworks Extravaganza on June 28!

WORCESTER—The neighborhood dogs and their owners might be the only ones not thrilled about the return of Worcester's much-anticipated 4th of July tradition, but for everyone else, excitement is in the air.

Fallon Health, in partnership with Discover Central Mass., is delighted to announce the schedule for Worcester’s Annual Independence Day Fireworks Celebration. This free, family-friendly event will kick off at 4 p.m. on Friday, June 28, at East Park (Cristoforo Colombo Park), located at 180 Shrewsbury St., Worcester. In case of rain, the festivities will move to June 29.

“The collaboration that makes Worcester’s Independence Day Celebration happen is truly a testament to how we can best serve the community when we work together,” said Christine Cassidy, Chief Communications Officer at Fallon Health, in a press release. “We’ve been supporting this patriotic celebration for 30 years and are proud to keep the tradition going in 2024. We commend Discover Central Massachusetts for all they are doing to bring this incredible event together and hope to see everyone there with their picnic blankets and chairs!”

Event Schedule:

4:00 p.m. - Park opens

4:30 p.m. - Food court and fun for kids (splash park, playground, and more)

5:00 p.m. - Entertainment and live music from Silver Arrow Band

9:30 p.m. - Fireworks

![Aerial view of East Park](photo via Discover Central MA)

“We are beyond excited to partner with Fallon Health once again to bring back the Worcester Independence Day Celebration," said Monique Joseph, President of Discover Central Massachusetts, in a statement. "This event has been a signature celebration in our community for many years, and it's an incredible opportunity to highlight our city and everything it has to offer to both residents and visitors alike. We look forward to seeing families and friends gather for an unforgettable evening of festivities."

"The Independence Day Fireworks Celebration is a great community event that residents look forward to each year for the chance to come together and celebrate the 4th of July,” added City Manager Eric D. Batista. “Thank you to all of our local businesses and organizations, including Fallon Health and Discover Central MA, that come together to put on this special event that is a hallmark of the summer season in our city.”

More than Just Fireworks

Worcester’s Independence Day celebration is more than just a fireworks display. It’s a full afternoon and evening packed with activities for all ages. At 4:30 p.m., the park will transform into a vibrant food court offering a variety of delicious treats. Families can enjoy the splash park, playground, and other kid-friendly activities that promise to keep the little ones entertained.

As the sun begins to set, the stage will come alive with entertainment. The Silver Arrow Band will take the stage at 5:00 p.m., providing live music to set the festive mood. Known for their energetic performances and diverse repertoire, the band will ensure that the evening is filled with great music, dancing, and fun.

A Community Effort

The success of Worcester’s Independence Day celebration is a testament to the power of community collaboration. For three decades, Fallon Health has been a cornerstone of this event, providing essential support to ensure its continuity and growth. Discover Central Massachusetts plays a crucial role in organizing the event, highlighting the region’s commitment to creating memorable experiences for residents and visitors alike.

Anticipation Builds

The anticipation for this year’s celebration is palpable. Residents and visitors are eagerly marking their calendars for an evening that promises to be filled with joy, laughter, and awe-inspiring fireworks. The fireworks display, set to begin at 9:30 p.m., will be the crowning jewel of the celebration. Set against the backdrop of East Park, the fireworks will light up the sky, creating a mesmerizing spectacle that captures the spirit of Independence Day.

Getting Ready for the Big Day

As the date approaches, families are encouraged to prepare for a comfortable and enjoyable experience. Bring picnic blankets, chairs, and perhaps a few games to keep entertained while waiting for the main event. Arriving early will not only secure a good spot but also allow attendees to fully partake in the array of activities and enjoy the community atmosphere.

Celebrating Together

Worcester’s Independence Day Fireworks Celebration is more than just an event; it’s a celebration of community, collaboration, and patriotism. It’s a time for residents to come together, enjoy each other’s company, and celebrate the values that make America great. Whether you’re a longtime resident or a visitor discovering Worcester for the first time, this event promises an unforgettable experience.

So mark your calendars, pack your picnic baskets, and get ready for a spectacular evening in the heart of Worcester. The 4th of July Fireworks Extravaganza on June 28 is set to be a night to remember, celebrating our nation’s independence with the vibrant spirit of the community.


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