New Bedford to hold Independence Day Fireworks Over New Bedford Harbor on July 4

The City of New Bedford’s Independence Day fireworks display will begin at 9 p.m. on Monday, July 4, staged from a barge off State Pier in New Bedford Harbor.

Lower Union Street (between N. Water St. and Route 18) will be closed to vehicle traffic and will be the best spot in downtown New Bedford to view the fireworks display.

The fireworks will cap a long holiday weekend with countless opportunities to enjoy attractions, restaurants and retail downtown and across the City.

Downtown New Bedford is home to destination attractions such as the New Bedford Whaling Museum, New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park, New Bedford Art Museum, and the Zeiterion Performing Arts Center.

“New Bedford is looking forward to hosting a festive Independence Day weekend in downtown New Bedford,” said Mayor Jon Mitchell. “We invite residents and visitors to spend time downtown throughout the weekend and on the evening of Monday the Fourth, to celebrate and enjoy the fireworks display.”

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