Since the Fourth of July lands on a Monday this year, that means a long weekend to celebrate! Here's a look at just some of the fun things going on in and around Providence this Fourth of July long weekend.
For the first time in three years, Providence will celebrate the Fourth of July with live entertainment, family fun and fireworks. The night begins at 7 p.m. with live performances from artists from all over New England. Stay for the fireworks display which will begin around 9 p.m.
Catch a wonderful seaside fireworks display from Warwick's Oakland Beach on July 3. The show will begin at 9 p.m. and lasts for about 40 minutes. If you're headed to the seawall, expect some traffic delays. Another great viewing option is City Park, offering unobstructed views along the shoreline.
Join in the fun at America’s oldest Fourth of July Celebration in nearby Bristol, RI, just a short drive from the capital. Stop by the Bristol Concert Series, happening now through July 2 at Independence Park. Get to the parade route early on July 4 to witness the historic Bristol Fourth of July Parade beginning at 10:30 a.m. Then, head over to Bristol Harbor for a spectacular fireworks display on July 3.
Take the Providence–Newport Ferry down to Newport to celebrate their Independence Day festivities. The fireworks display will be held on July 4 after dark, at around 9:15 p.m., with the best view being from Newport Harbor. Popular viewing locations include Perrotti Park, King Park and Queen Anne Square.
On July 3, grab a bite from more than a dozen food trucks in Pawtucket at Joseph Jenks Junior High. There will be live music and family fun beginning at 5 p.m., and fireworks will be launched from McCoy Stadium at 9 p.m. The event is free — you just pay for what you eat and drink.