Spend 4th of July Weekend in Central Mass With These Awesome Things To Do


Posted: July 1, 2016

Watch the fireworks in Central Mass

It wouldn't be a Fourth of July Celebration without some colorful fireworks displays filling the sky and Central Massachusetts has you covered! Complete with food, patriotic music, festivities, and much more. There is no better way to celebrate America's birthday! See our list of fireworks shows in Central Mass. 

Watch the fireworks in Central Mass
Obstacle Course in Downtown Worcester

Obstacle Course in Downtown Worcester

4-plus mile urban obstacle course where you will climb walls, crawl through tunnels, and scale the hills of Institute Park while running through downtown Worcester. Whether this is your first race or you are a seasoned runner, this is fun for the whole family. Kids' obstacle course will be on Worcester Common. After you cross the finish line, celebrate your victory with a festival. More Info.

Old-Fashioned Patriotic Fun at OSV

An old-fashioned good time will be had by all on Independence Day Weekend when Old Sturbridge Village celebrates with the firing of a new reproduction cannon and a host of other patriotic activities including BBQ, farm yard games, and a citizen's parade. Happening July 2 - July 4 at Old Sturbridge Village in Sturbridge Mass. More Info.

Old-Fashioned Patriotic Fun at OSV
Cars of Summer Family Event

Cars of Summer Family Event

3 days of family fun, July 2-4, 2016. Monster Truck Rides, Bounce Houses, Costume Characters, Canoe Rides, Petting Zoe, Back to the Future Movie Display, Rock Climbing Wall, Live Bands, Flea Market, Vendors, Food Trucks, Live Auction, and hundreds of cool cars fill the park. Spectator Passes as $10 per day. Kids under 12 yrs old free with paid adult. Buy your tickets before June 1 and save money on 3 day and 1 day passes. More Info.

BBQ at a Local Park

Central Mass is full of nature, hiking trails, forests and lakes. You don't have to travel far to experience the outdoors on a beautiful summer weekend. We suggest Purgatory Chasm for a day of hiking, climbing on rocks, and BBQ; Douglas State Forest for a full day of swimming, hiking and BBQ; or Buffumville Lake for disc golf, swimming, hiking and BBQ. More Info.

BBQ at a Local Park
Check Out Sting & Peter Gabriel in Concert

Check Out Sting & Peter Gabriel in Concert

Two of music’s most iconic artists – Sting and Peter Gabriel - will unite this summer for a once in a lifetime concert tour. Rock Paper Scissors, produced by Live Nation Global Touring, will visit The DCU Center July 2 at 8 PM. Get Tickets.

Take a Day Trip to Somewhere New!

There are so many hidden gems right here in Central Massachusetts we bet you've never seen. If you haven't been to Hardwick Mass yet, check out our article, 12 Hours in Hardwick Mass for a perfect day trip that includes breathtaking scenery, a stop at a French bakery, and local wine and cheese with live music... More Info.

Take a Day Trip to Somewhere New!
Grafton Annual Concert on The Common

Grafton Annual Concert on The Common

The 36th July 3rd Concert on the Grafton Common from 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM. Free concert with The Navy Band Northeast stationed in Newport, RI. Free patriotic tattoos! Get festive with glow Necklaces, glow glasses and patriotic glasses available for purchase! More Info.

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