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Amherst, Independence Day

July 1, 2023 @ 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm EDT

Join us for the Town of Amherst’s Annual Independence Day Celebration and Fireworks Display at UMass Amherst McGuirk Stadium on Saturday, July 1st. Festivities will start at 5:00 PM with a fireworks display starting at dark.  The rain date for this event will be Saturday, July 8th at the same time and location.

Bring a blanket, the folding chairs, we’ll have food and beverages for sale – we want you to sit-back and relax, get a bite to eat, listen to some music and CELEBRATE at this annual tradition. This event is FREE and food, beverage, and novelty items will be available for purchase.

Parking will be available on site. Parking will be free but donations are welcome.  Restroom facilities will also be available.


The day commemorates the adoption of the Declaration of Independence by the 13 former British colonies on July 4, 1776.

Massachusetts became the first state to recognize the Fourth of July as a statewide holiday in 1781.


July 1, 2023
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm EDT


UMass Amherst
300 Massachusetts Ave
Amherst, MA 01003
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(413) 545-0306
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