The 4th of July holiday and small town living seem to go hand in hand.  My love for the 4th of July started when I was a pee wee on the North Andover common with my friends and family. I remember running from game to game to the sack race and the parade at what felt like the speed of light. I still have my blue ribbons ! Looking back over my 40+ years the festivities on the 4th with my cousin Robbie were some of my favorite memories of childhood. This holiday I hope you will take some time to unplug and enjoy the area's festivities with your loved ones.

This is also a great time to get to know a community for those that are house hunting - check out the town events and see if it's the feeling you are hoping for. 

Be sure to let me know what you are looking for as I have many new listings about to hit the market in the Area the week of July 5th! Call or text 978 457 3406 or email me at [email protected]

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NORTH ANDOVER, MA FESTIVITIES July 2nd, July 3rd & July 4th!

  • Fireworks on July 3, 2016, 9:30PM Hayes Stadium- 495 Main Street AKA Middle School

* There are a few less congested spots that you can watch from if you don't love crowds. You can see comfortably from Kittredge school, the public sidewalks at Sals pizza, Dr Todd's parking lot and often times the old police station becomes a viewing area. Please use your best judgement and stay on public property.


The  4th of July Road Race organized by the Borderline Running club- Click link for details

July 2: Family entertainment and fun activities start at 5 p.m., with a performance by Stephen Savio, 7:15 - 8:30 p.m. 

July 3: Performances on The Common by Joe Sambo, 2:15 to 3:30 p.m. and Russ McQueen, 5 to 8 p.m. Fireworks, launched from the middle school, at dusk.

July 4: There are crafters and exhibits with food options on the common 10 - 4. Mason's Breakfast at the Masonic Lodge, Johnson Street, starting at 8am ending at 11 a.m. There is lots to do for everyone on the common with the Doll Carriage and everyone's favorite Bike Parade from 12 - 1 then family oriented games, 1 - 2:30 p.m. There is a "Super Humans" performance, 2:30 - 4:30 p.m. and 6 - 8 p.m. There is no admission charges for these events. 

I'm hearing there is a pie eating contest Monday at 1:30 on the common with pies donated from Tripolis and prizes from Cedardale with three categories: ages 7 to 10; 11 to 16; and 17 and older with 10 contestants per round. 

There will be pony rides, lots of food and plenty of fun to be had. 

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2104,Beer and Wine tent will be open until 10pm.

Activities on The Common are located right next to Cows Rock for ice-cream and snacks if the food stands aren't enough for you,  Drummond Park also offers a shady break from the entertainment if needed across from the fire station on Johnson.

ANDOVER , MA Fireworks 2016

July 3rd Fireworks at dusk at Andover High School, 80 Shawsheen road

July 4th Family fun in the park with a pancake breakfast, everyone's favorite local Horrible's parade at 9:30 where kids decorate themselves, their bikes, their doll carriages and their dogs and stroll with friends and family from the Doherty middle school. Line up is at 9 am for participants. There will be games in the park 10:30 to 12 and some live music as well.

HAVERHILL, MA Fireworks 2016 

  • July 3, 2016, 9:15PM

Riverside Park- 162 Lincoln Avenue

Please note parking can be tough, it's best to find a side street where legal parking is allowed and walk a bit.

The stadium gates open at 5pm , there is a $1.00 per person charge with lots of entertainment and food options with some of the best fireworks around. 


  • July 2, 2016, 9:30PM

Barge on Merrimack River- Riverside Drive

Music, entertainment, food and Beetlejuice the band! 

* I heard a rumor you can see the fireworks beautifully from the hospital parking lot. Have you ever watched there? Let me know!