Since the Fourth of July lands on a Thursday this year, that means a whole week to celebrate! Here's a look at just some of the fun things going on in and around Providence this Fourth of July week.

4th of July Fireworks at Night in Providence, RI

Providence Independence Day Celebration & Fireworks

Providence will start celebrating the Fourth of July with live entertainment, food trucks and fireworks on July 2. The night begins at 5 p.m. with live music from Big Lux and the Hype. Stay for the fireworks display which will begin around 9 p.m. Come back on Thursday, July 4 for a full WaterFire lighting!


Fireworks display

Warwick Independence Day Fireworks

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 30 minutes. If you're headed to the seawall, expect some traffic delays. Another great viewing option is Warwick City Park, offering unobstructed views along the shoreline.

Bristol Fourth of July Parade

Bristol’s Fourth of July Celebration

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. Head over to Bristol Harbor for a spectacular fireworks display on July 3. Be sure to get to the parade route early on July 4 to witness the historic Bristol Fourth of July Parade beginning at 10:30 a.m.

Newport Fireworks

Newport Fourth of July Fireworks Display

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.

McCoy food trucks and fireworks in the background

Pawtucket's Third of July Firework Display

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 6 p.m., and fireworks will be launched at 9 p.m. The event is free — you just pay for what you eat and drink.

Fourth Of July

Rhode Island has a long history of showcasing its independent spirit, so it's no surprise that there are plenty of festivities scheduled around Independence Day. Start planning now.