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Fireworks in Rhode Island: Fourth of July 2019

[CREDIT: Mary Carlos] George Nippo with his wife, Loida Minchez and their twin daughters, Mina and Raquel, 2, while watching Warwick's 2014 Fourth of July fireworks from the Warwick City Park beach.

[CREDIT: Mary Carlos] George Nippo with his wife, Loida Minchez and their twin daughters, Mina and Raquel, 2, while watching Warwick's 2014 Fourth of July fireworks from the Warwick City Park beach. Fireworks in Rhode Island run from July 1 through July 7 throughout the state in 2019.
[CREDIT: Mary Carlos] George Nippo with his wife, Loida Minchez and their twin daughters, Mina and Raquel, 2, while watching Warwick’s 2014 Fourth of July fireworks from the Warwick City Park beach. Fireworks in Rhode Island run from July 1 through July 7 throughout the state in 2019.
WARWICK, R.I. — Fireworks in Rhode Island will be hosted celebrating the 2019 Fourth of July holiday throughout the state next week — here are the local details and statewide schedules:

Warwick’s display is set for  Sunday night, July 7, and can be viewed from the Oakland Beach seawall or Warwick City Park. So far, the weather forecast is for scattered thunderstorms and temps ranging from 80  to 66 degrees July 7.

The fireworks begin at dusk (approximately 9 p.m.)

In case of inclement weather, residents should call 401-738-2000 for updates on delays or cancellations. The Department of Tourism, Culture and Development’s Facebook and Twitter accounts will also have updates. The rain date is July 12.

Parking restrictions are strictly enforced, according to the Central RI Chamber of Commerce’s fireworks web page, which also has a complete list of Rhode Island fireworks shows for the week.

Here are some of the other RI municipal fireworks displays scheduled for this weekend. Check the Central RI Chamber’s fireworks page for nearby displays in Massachusetts and following McCoy Stadium games in Pawtucket:

Monday, July 1, 2019:

 Rain date is Friday July 6th.

The 2019 Jamestown Rocket ‘Hogs Independence Day annual fireworks event  returns to Jamestown July 1. Music usually begins on Memorial Square at 7:30.

The event is organized by Rocket Hogs, a non-profit organization funded solely by donations. (Please send donation to Rocket ‘Hogs PO BOX 1776 Jamestown, RI 02835)

Tuesday, July 2, 2019:

Rain Date: NO RAIN DATE
The fireworks show begins after dark, around 9:15 p.m. Best viewing is anywhere along Newport Harbor, facing west.
Love Fireworks but cant stand the noise? Come watch the Fort Adams Fireworks from Beavertail State Park.  This event is for members of the public with hearing sensitivities. Enjoy the show without the loud noises at one of Jamestown’s most premier viewing locations.

Wednesday, July 3, 2019:

No rain date listed
The more the merrier for this patriotic event, so bring the whole gang and all the accouterments — chairs, blankets, picnics, and glow sticks for the kids. Live music starts around 7:30pm and the fireworks hit the sky as soon as it’s suitably dark, probably around 9.
You’ll be able to see the show from nearly all points on the island, at Town Beach (just a short walk from the ferry along Corn Neck Road), or seek a favorite spot for a more private view.
Layfayatte Band starts playing at 7 p.m.
Rain Date: Friday, July 6, 9 p.m.
The nation’s oldest Fourth of July celebration, established in 1785 by Rev. Henry Wight of the First Congregational Church and Veteran of the Revolutionary War. The celebration officially starts with Flag Day, June 14. For a full list of events, visit Bristol’s Fourth of July Celebration calendar.
  • WPRO’s Matt Allen, Live: noon – 3 p.m.
  • Concert: Changes in Latitudes: 7:45 p.m.
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Rain Date: July 5, 9 p.m.
  • Food Truck Rally: 5- 9 p.m.
  • Music by Kelly Lennon: 6:30 – 9 p.m.
Rain Date: July 5,  9 p.m.
  •  Entertainment, food court 6 p.m.

Thursday, July 4, 2019:

  • Festivities start mid-day with fun-filled activities taking place on the beach, followed by a free public concert performed by Brass Force at 5 p.m.
Rain Date: July 5, 9 p.m.
Rain Date: No rain date
  • Parking at the Inn is limited to registered guests & their families.
  • There will be traffic delays in the area. There will also be delays near the Mount Hope Bridge.
  • Be courteous and consider finding a different vantage spot if Middle Road is clogged with cars.
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Providence fireworks, July 4, 9:15 p.m., India Point Park, 201 India St.

The event starts at 7 p.m., featuring family-friendly activities, live entertainment and a fireworks display.

Friday, July 5, 2019:

Rain Date: Sunday, July 8, 9 p.m. (fireworks only)
  • Bryant University campus opens to the public at 6 p.m.
  • U.S. Navy Band will perform at 8 p.m.
  •  Lawnchairs and blankets are encouraged. Do not bring personal fireworks, drones, pets or alcoholic beverages.
Rain Date: July 6, 9 p.m.
  • Gates open at 6 p.m. for food, concessions
  • Music by Kicking Hole and Crushed Velvet.

Saturday, July 6, 2019:

Island Park fireworks, July 6, 5:30 – 10 p.m., Thriving Tree Coffee House, 706 Park Ave., Portsmouth

Island Park Preservation Society’s Second Annual Fireworks. Food, beer and wine, craft vendors, face painting, balloon making, games.

Sunday, July 7, 2019:

Warwick Fireworks, 9 p.m., July 7, Oakland Beach sea wall, Warwick City Park

Rain Date:  July 12