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Here are 15 great places to spend the 4th of July North of Boston

Spending the 4th of July with family and friends is a cherished tradition that brings people together in celebration of American independence. It's a time to create lasting memories, filled with laughter, joy, and a sense of unity. Whether gathering for a backyard barbecue, watching fireworks light up the sky, or participating in community events, the day is marked by a shared appreciation for freedom, patriotism, and the bonds that tie loved ones together. From sharing delicious food to engaging in friendly competitions, spending the 4th of July with family and friends creates a sense of belonging and reinforces the importance of togetherness in commemorating this significant day in American history.

Here are some local spots that would be a great way to commemorate our birth of American independence. Fun fact: Boston was the first cities to light fireworks off on the 4th. The first show was in 1777 over the Boston Common.

1. Salem - Explore the historic city known for its witch trials and enjoy festivities, parades, and fireworks.

2. Gloucester - Experience the vibrant waterfront community and celebrate with parades, concerts, and fireworks.

3. Marblehead - Attend the town's famous Independence Day celebrations featuring a parade, fireworks, and harbor illumination.

4. Newburyport - Enjoy a day of family-friendly activities, concerts, and fireworks by the waterfront.

5. Rockport - Visit the picturesque coastal town and experience their patriotic parade and fireworks display.

6. Amesbury - Celebrate with a downtown block party, live music, and a fireworks show.

7. Andover - Participate in the town's festive celebrations, including parades, concerts, and fireworks.

8.Lowell - Join the festivities at Boarding House Park, with live music, food vendors, and fireworks.

9.Chelmsford - Attend the town's annual 4th of July Country Fair, featuring games, live music, and fireworks.

10. Lexington - Experience a traditional patriotic celebration with a parade, reenactments, and a concert.

11. Concord - Visit the historic town where the American Revolution began, and enjoy patriotic events throughout the day.

12. Burlington - Enjoy a day filled with family-friendly activities, live music, food vendors, and fireworks.

13. Woburn - Take part in the city's 4th of July celebrations, including parades, concerts, and fireworks.

14. Wakefield - Attend the Independence Day Parade and enjoy live entertainment, food vendors, and fireworks.

15. Reading - Experience a day of festivities, including a parade, live music, food trucks, and fireworks.

Remember to check local event listings and confirm schedules closer to the date as events may vary from year to year.

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