11 Places to See Fireworks in Rhode Island for Fourth of July

Celebrate the Fourth of July across the state with these explosions of color in the sky.
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The Fourth of July has become synonymous with many things: backyard barbecues, family gatherings and parades. But nothing is quite as iconic as the bombastic fireworks show. There are fireworks displays setting off all over Rhode Island for the Fourth of July. This is your one stop shop for all firework shows happening in the area.

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1. Block Island 

When: July 1 at 9 p.m.

Where: Start your celebrations early with Block Island’s annual fireworks display on July 1. In a first for the tradition, the fireworks will launch a barge off Crescent Beach, allowing you to see the spectacular sight from wherever you choose to spend the night on the island.


2. Warwick (Oakland Beach) 

When: July 3 at dusk (approx. 9 p.m.)

Where: Warwick’s Independence Day display will launch from Oakland Beach and last about half an hour long. In addition to Oakland Beach, the fireworks can also be seen from City Park. The rain date for this event is scheduled for July 4.


3. Pawtucket

When: Sunday, July 3 at 9 p.m.

Where: Join the City of Pawtucket at McCoy Stadium for live music, over a dozen food trucks and family fun starting at 5 p.m.. Fireworks will be launched from the stadium at 9 p.m.


4. East Providence 

When: Sunday, July 3, 9:30 p.m.

Where: East Providence will celebrate its annual Independence Day Celebration with food, concessions and a free rock concert featuring the likes of MOJO Rising, Dave Tessier All-Star Stars, Luis Neves, Brendan Rush and Bella Hannah. Fireworks will hit the sky around 9:30 p.m. The rain date is scheduled for Tuesday, July 5.


5. Bristol 

When: Sunday, July 3 at 9:30 p.m.

Where: Of course, there are going to be fireworks in Bristol for the city’s Fourth of July celebration. Bristol’s Fourth of July fireworks display will take place over the Bristol Harbor around 9:30 p.m. The historic parade will take place on the actual holiday (learn more here).    

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6. Narragansett

When: July 4 at dusk (approx. 9 p.m.)

Where: Leading up to the fireworks show, the Brass Force band will play 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. The fireworks show will kick off at Narragansett Town Beach at dusk The rain date for fireworks is July 15.


7. Newport

When: Monday, July 4 at 9:15 p.m.

Where: The Fireworks display is scheduled to light up Newport Harbor beginning at approximately 9:15 p.m. on Monday, July 4, with a rain date slated for Tuesday, July 5th. Visitors can park in any one of the city’s public parking lots. Some popular spots to watch the display are Perrotti Park, King Park and Queen Anne Square.


8. South Kingstown 

When: Monday, July 4 at 9 p.m.

Where: The fireworks show will take place at Old Mountain Field in Wakefield. The public is invited to bring blankets and folding chairs. There will be live music by Take it to the Bridge before the fireworks begin at 9 p.m.


9. North Providence

When: Sunday, July 3 at 9 p.m.

Where: Mayor Charles Lombardi and the North Providence Recreation Department will hold a fireworks display at Governor John A. Notte, Jr. Park in North Providence. Prior to the fireworks, attendees can enjoy entertainment by “Reminisce” along with a food court from 6 to 9 p.m. The rain date for this event is Tuesday, July 5.


10. Smithfield 

When: Friday, July 1 at 9 p.m.

Where: Stop by Deerfield Park in Smithfield between 5 and 9 p.m. to enjoy food trucks, live music by Steve Anthony and Persuasion, and, of course, a gorgeous fireworks display to close out the night.


11. Jamestown 

When: Sunday, July 3 at 9 p.m.

Where: Jamestown’s fireworks will launch over East Ferry at 9 p.m.. Prior to the display, the Next Stop Band will perform from 7:30-9 p.m.




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