The Independence Day Initiative

Celebrations in honor of our nation’s independence in communities around Greater Gardner MA

Fourth of July - Independence Day

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We will gladly post information about any community 4th of July celebrations including fireworks, parades, flea markets, fairs, festivals, you name it!

We will gladly post information about any organizations having functions in conjunction with the 4th of July.

We will gladly post information about any Retail sales, restaurant promotions, or commercial ventures happening in conjunction with the 4th of July – FREE OF CHARGE. Just use our form, click here.

Having a Yard, Moving, or Garage Sale? Just post it on Craigslist and people will be able to view it here. Or post it on a Facebook Marketplace page. – or another Facebook Group page featuring sales or items. (Let us know and we’ll post a link to the exact page.)

Below each community listing are embedded July 4th YouTube videos which you can play right out of the page.



Ashburnham MA:

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Ashby MA:

Ashby Fire and EMS posts that the Ashby Bon Fire will be returning in the summer of 2022. See post.

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Athol MA:

Fireworks Display in Athol MA from 2012.

Athol MA 250th Anniversary Fireworks

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Barre MA:

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Gardner MA:

Fireworks in the City of Gardner will be held on June 25, 2022 at dusk in observance of Independence Day and Gardner’s 237th birthday (June 27, 1785) The event is being held at Kendall Pond in conjunction with the Kendall Pond Betterment Association, the Lithuanian Outing Association, and the Polish American Citizens Club. Rain date is Sunday, June 26, 2022. Parking will be at the PACC. Additional parking will be at the Gardner Airport with free shuttle buses to the event.

Donations can be made by mailing a check payable to KPBA at Kendall Pond Betterment Association, 61 Kendall Pond East, Gardner MA 01440 Website:

Gardner Magazine’s production of the Best American Fireworks Displays.

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Hardwick MA:

Hardwick had a 4th of July Facebook page for last year.

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Hubbardston MA:

Hubbardston MA 250th Birthday Celebration Fireworks 2017

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New Salem MA:

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Oakham MA:

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Orange MA:

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Petersham MA:

Petersham 4th of July Parade 2011

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Phillipston MA:

Phillipston MA 225th Anniversary Fireworks Finale 2011

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Princeton MA:

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Royalston MA:

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Rutland MA:

Rutland MA has a 4th of July Facebook page.

Rutland MA Fireworks Display from 2017

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Templeton MA:

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Warwick MA:

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Westminster MA:

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Winchendon MA:

Winchendon MA 250th Birthday Fireworks from 2014

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