Fourth of July

Fourth Of July Events Across Massachusetts


The Fourth of July is almost here!  It’s a day for family, friends, fun in the sun, and most importantly, celebrating the birth of our nation!  How do you plan on celebrating?  The beach, a barbeque, or a cookout are all great options, but if you’re looking for something else to do that will get you out and about we’ve got you covered!  There are a lot of events taking place across the Bay State and we know it can be hard to choose, so we’ve narrowed it down for you and listed some of our favorites.

Bridgewater Fourth Of July Celebration – If you’re near the Bridgewater area this Fourth of July, you’re in luck because they have family friendly celebrations taking place all day long!  The festivities begin at 10 AM with a patriotic parade through downtown, and then immediately following the parade The Arts and Music Festival will begin at the Bridgewater State University campus.  The festival will include art, live music, food, dance, face painting, train rides, puppet shows, and much more.  At 5 PM, head to Legion Field for a family carnival that will go on until 9:30 PM, being followed by a spectacular fireworks show.  The rain date for this event is July 5th.

Pittsfield Fourth Of July Parade – Named on of the ten best Fourth of July Parades by USA Today, this is an event you won’t want to miss!  This parade dates back to 1824, and is renowned for it’s small-town feel, musical acts, balloons, and floats.  The theme of this year’s parade is “Made In America”, which celebrates our nation as one which is home to many important discoveries and inventions that have helped shape it into what it is today.  The parade will kick off at 10 AM on Friday, July 4th in Downtown Pittsfield.

Edgartown Fourth Of July Parade And Fireworks – Can you think of any better way to spend the Fourth than by being right on the water, enjoying a classic barbeque, and watching a parade followed by fireworks?  We didn’t think so, and the best part is that this event is perfect for all ages!  The parade will begin at 5 PM at the intersection of West Tisbury Road and Pinehurst Road and will feature bands, antique cars, floats, and much more.  Food such as burgers and hot dogs will also be sold, and the fireworks will begin at dusk (about 9 PM) on the harbor.  The parade, fireworks, and the beach are all free, so pack up the car and head down the Cape for a festive day of fun!

Boston Harborfest – We couldn’t write a whole post on Fourth of July events without mentioning Harborfest in Boston!  Kicking off on July 2nd and going until the 6th, there will be over 200 events across the city to check out including historical reenactments, concerts, guided walking tours, a reading of the Declaration of Independence, the famous Chowderfest, and of course the highlight of the weekend, the Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular at the Hatch Shell, although this event is not technically part of Harborfest.  Oh, and did we mention that the Duck Boats will be FREE from the 3rd to the 5th?  There’s so much going on in Boston this weekend you won’t want to miss out!

Are you as excited as we are for all of these festivities?  Time to put on your red, white, and blue and get out and celebrate America!

Photo By: Kim Hill


Furry Friend Friday With Berni!


Happy Friday everyone, we hope you all had a fun and safe Fourth of July!  Yesterday was all about sun, food, fireworks, and fun but today is all about our furry friend!  Meet Berni, this cute girl is only one a half years old and is up for adoption at the Northeast Animal Shelter in Salem!  Rescued from Georgia, she is a sweet girl who has never known a home of her own but is definitely ready to find her family!

So Berni, what is your favorite way to spend the day?

Well I love observing everything going on around me.  I’m very curious and love getting out and about to explore.  I’ve been here at the shelter for about 3 months now and get special privileges because I’m such a good girl!   I get to sit in the different offices in the building and even go on field trips!  I am a very active and social girl.  Whether I am going for a walk, run, or playing with other dogs I am having a blast!  Of course I love to snuggle too once I get tuckered out.

Do you have a favorite place to go for a walk?

Like I said I get to go on field trips sometimes and have been to the Lynn woods a few times.  As a hound mix I love getting to use my sniffer and explore the woods, I am originally from Georgia so I guess that makes me a country girl!  Every time I go out I always make sure to wear my “adopt me” vest so that everyone knows I’m still looking for my family!

What about a favorite treat?

I will do anything for a treat!  I love almost all food and had some pepperoni this morning, don’t mind my breath.  Treats have really helped me with my training too, I know how to sit, stay, give paw, and pick up on things very quickly!  If I know I’ll get a treat for being good, I’ll do anything you ask!

Is there anything that scares you?

Not really, I’m a pretty confident girl and have been through a lot so I think of myself as being pretty tough.  I wasn’t even afraid of all the fireworks last night!

So Berni, why do you think pet insurance is so important for pet parents?

Well like I said, I love treats and will do anything for a good snack, even go through the trash.  I haven’t eaten anything bad yet but you never know what can happen or what I may accidentally get into, I am still a puppy after all!  That’s just me specifically, I’m sure all pets have their unique quirks that might get them into trouble, so it’s better to be safe than sorry!

Berni is right, all pets have their unique quirks and personality traits that make them lovable but can also get them into trouble.  Make sure your furry friend is protected and call us for a pet insurance quote today!



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