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Explore the Boston Suburbs this July 4th Weekend!

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Check out these historic Boston suburbs for a taste of suburbia—and tons of family-friendly fun!

Fourth of July week—and weekend—is the perfect time to explore suburbia. Check out these family-friendly events and activities and get acquainted with towns on your must-see list. Want to check out other spots? Get in touch and we’ll help you strategize a weekend in the suburbs.

 

Brookline

Bring a picnic dinner and lawn chairs or blankets to Lars Anderson Park at 6pm on Thursday for a free concert and spectacular fireworks display.

 

Newton

Newton has an awesome 4th of July lineup, starting with rides, a craft fair and food trucks at 1pm. Bring your lawn chairs and hang out for the day, including a free concert and fireworks from 6pm-9pm. There are also parades for pets, doll carriages and teddy bears and free ice cream at 10am at Newton Centre Playground.

 

Wellesley

Learn about nature while enjoying kid-friendly garden-oriented crafts at The Gardens at Elm Bank on Saturday 11am-11:30am. The event is free with the garden admission.

 

Needham

Needham is putting on a two-day Independence Day celebration, starting with food, entertainment and fireworks at Memorial Park at 5:30pm on Wednesday. The next day, come out for a road race at 8:30am followed by a flag raising, craft fair, live entertainment and a parade.

 

Natick

Natick’s 64th Annual 4th of July parade is Thursday at 9am at Wilson Middle School.  

 

Milton

Love fireflies and want to attract more to your yard? Find out how—and hunt for some—on Saturday during the Blue Hills Trailside Museum’s Firefly Friends educational and craft event. The party starts at 8pm.

 

Sudbury

Meet the locals and revel in Sudbury’s natural beauty on Thursday during the town’s July 4th parade. If walking, meet by 12pm, or pick a spot to view the parade by 1pm. 

 

Acton

There’s something for everyone at Acton’s Independence Day celebration, featuring inflatables and family fun from 5:30pm-9pm, a free concert and fireworks at 9:30pm. The event is free; $15 unlimited bounce house bracelets are available.

 

Melrose

Bring your lawn chairs, blankets and a picnic dinner to Mount Hood Golf Club at 7pm on Thursday for live music and family activities. 

 

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