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2011 Fourth of July Fireworks
Thursday, June 30th at Trum Field

The City's annual 4th of July Fireworks Event is set for Thursday, June 30th, (rain date of July 7th). Please join Mayor Curtatone and the City of Somerville for the annual 4th of July Fireworks, with live entertainment beginning at 6:00 P.M.

The entertainment lineup for the Fireworks includes performances by the Somerville Sunsetters, local Disco-Funk band Booty Vortex, the USO Metropolitan New York Performers, and the U.S. Navy Band Northeast Show Band, leading up to a 30-minute fireworks display at approximately 9:15 P.M.  In case of rain on Thursday, June 30th, live entertainment will be moved indoors.

To ensure public safety and pedestrian access to this event, several road closures and bus detours will be in place. Traffic alterations will be as follows:

July 4th Celebration- Thursday, June 30th (rain date Thursday, July 7th)

  • Broadway from Ball Square to Magoun Square:  No parking on either side from noon - midnight.  Street closed from 5:00 pm - midnight
  • Cedar Street from Morrison Avenue to the Bridge: No parking on either side from 8:00 am - midnight.  Traffic restricted to residents only from 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm (from Morrison Ave. only). No access to street after 6:00 pm.
  • Cedar Street from the Bridge to Broadway:  No parking on either side from 8:00 am - midnight.  Street will be closed from 4:00 pm - midnight.  Traffic restricted to residents only from 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm (from Morrison Ave. only). No access to street after 6:00 pm.
  • Franey Road: No Parking on either side from 4:00 pm - midnight.  Street will be closed from 4:00 pm - midnight.  Restricted area authorized personnel only.
  • Ryan Road:  No parking on street on either side from 8:00 am - midnight. Access restricted to residents from 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm.  No access to street from 6:00 pm- midnight. 

Bus Schedule - the route for buses 80 & 89 will be rerouted from 5:00 pm - midnight. 

  • Bus 80 from Lechmere will maintain regular route to Magoun Square, it will pass through Magoun Square and take a left onto Harvard Street to Warner Street until the Powderhouse Rotary where it will connect back to College Avenue and the regular route.
  • Bus 80 from Arlington Center will maintain regular route to Powderhouse Square rotary, take a right onto Harvard Street, right onto Main St., cross Magoun Square and return to regular route.
  • Bus 89 from Sullivan Square will maintain regular route to Winter Hill at Broadway and Main St. right onto Main St., Left onto Harvard Street to Warner Street, to the Powderhouse Rotary and return to the regular route.
  • Bus 89 from Clarendon Hill will maintain regular route to Powderhouse Rotary, around to Warner St., to Harvard St., right on Main St., left Broadway at Winter Hill to regular route. 

The Fireworks are co-sponsored by the Sloane Family, NSTAR and Cataldo Ambulance.

Due to the large crowds and loud noise of the Fireworks, the City recommends that residents leave pets at home.