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Greenfield, Independence Day
July 1 @ 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm EDT
Independence Day Fireworks: Beacon Field, Greenfield. The annual event begins as early as 4 p.m. with live music, food, and vendors, ending in a fireworks display at 9:30 p.m. shot over Poet’s Seat Tower.
It all begins at 4 p.m. with mixed music, followed at 5:15 by Pizazz Dance Studio, Lakeside Drive at 6 p.m., the presentation of the Fortin Family Award at 7:10 p.m., Janet Ryan & Straight Up at 7:15 p.m., Greenfield Military Band at 8:30 p.m., and the singing of the National Anthem by Adelaide Ehle at 9:30 p.m. followed by colorful pyrotechnics at 9:35 pm. Rain date is July 5.
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.