Locally, many communities on the North Shore schedule their fireworks and parades on July 3, 2011. Did I just say parade? Always a fabulous prelude to the fireworks, many of our local communities have Horribles Parades as well. What is a “Horribles Parade” you may ask? Well, it is pretty much a parade for the people by the people!!! It is usually humorous, the more unsophisticated the better, opinionated and features homemade floats and costumes. Those parade schedules are below as well.
July 3, Sunday
Gloucester – Horribles Parade starts @ High School 6PM Fireworks over Harbor 9:30
Danvers – Fireworks Festival Plains Park 7PM (rides, music, kids games) Fireworks 9:30ish
Swampscott & Lynn – Fireworks Kings Beach @dusk (rain date July 5)
July 4, Monday
Beverly Farms – Horribles Parade Hale St., starts @ Oak St.8AM Fireworks West Beach @dusk
Marblehead – Horribles Parade 10AM Waterfront Festival all day Fireworks 9PM
Rockport – Firemans Parade starts @ High School 6PM Band concert & bonfire 8PM Back Beach
Manchester -by- the Sea – Independence Day Parade starts @ High School 9AM
Salem – Derby Wharf Kids Space 4PM, Music 5PM, Fireworks 9:15PM
Enjoy your Fireworks Schedule on the North Shore!