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Framingham Fireworks! Stars & Stripes Event Friday June 30th 2023

June 25, 2023 (4:12 pm EST)
Filed under: General Interest by Randy Harris

FRAMINGHAM, MA -- Growing up in Framingham in the 1960's or 1970's, chances are on the 4th of July you watched the fireworks over Farm Pond. In the 80's and 90's the fireworks were launched over migratory wetlands that used to exist between Shopper's World and the Natick Mall. As the area became more developed, (and the wetlands destroyed), with the end of 90's came the end of fireworks in Framingham.

Campaigning for Framingham Mayor Charlie Sisitsky promised to "bring back Framingham fireworks", and for the first time in more than 20 years, there will be fireworks -- and for the first time in about 40 years they will be displayed over Farm Pond!

On Friday, June 30, 2023 the "Stars & Stripes over Framingham" events at Farm Pond Park begin at 3:00pm when FREE public parking lots open and will conclude with a fireworks display over Farm Pond which is scheduled to start at about 9:00pm. The fireworks display should last about 20 minutes, (display is by the same company that does the City of Boston’s July 4th Fireworks!)

Stars & Stripes over Framingham on Friday, June 30, 2023 at Farm Pond Park

This is a FREE event -- with FREE parking!

Listen to music, bring your own food, and watch the fireworks, at no cost.

(There will be food trucks and food vendors to purchase food from, too)


Live musical entertainment starts at 5:00pm on stage at Farm Pond Park.

Bands Include (in order of appearance):

Larry Bee & The Buzz
Night Camp (band)
[photo] U.S. Navy Band Northeast’s Ceremonial Band
U.S. Navy Band Northeast’s Ceremonial Band
[photo] Navy Band Northeast's Rhode Island Sound group.
Navy Band Northeast's Rhode Island Sound group.

Food Trucks & Food

  • Kona Ice (Shaved Ice)
  • Boston Nut Roasters (Lemonade and pretzels)
  • Refreshin’ Concessions (ice cream, snacks, drinks, gluten & dairy free options)
  • Thee Taco Dude
  • Papi’s Stuffed Sopapillas
  • Sabor Latino (Latin American, gluten free & vegan options)
  • Jackson Effie Coffee Cabin (hot & cold coffee & drinks)
  • Velma’s Kettle Corn (popcorn)
  • The Grub Guru
  • Eastleigh Farm (ice cream)
  • Lion’s Club (burgers, hot dogs, fries, etc)
  • Big T’s Jerky House
  • North East of the Border
  • Atrevete a probar

Food trucks and vendors will be located at Barbieri Elementary School, serving from 3 p.m. until the fireworks begin. There will be no food or drink service after fireworks.

Event Map & Parking Info

Public parking lots open at 3:00pm -- Do not arrive early as you may be turned away. There will be public parking at Cushing Memorial Park. Entrance to these 2,500-plus parking spaces will be off Dr. Harvey Cushing Way. Spaces are first come and first serve, and are free. There will also be parking at Keefe Technical High School. These spaces are free too. The only entrance for that parking will be on Fountain Street. You will not be able to access Keefe or Cushing parking lots from Winter Street.

Event Map (below) shows parking areas, bathroom, first aid tent and other area information.

[map] parking and event infographic map for Framingham Fireworks at Farm Pond June 30, 2023

There are 140 handicap-accessible parking spaces in parking lot at intersection of Dudley Road / Dr. Harvey Cushing Road and a dozen more in Loring Arena's parking lot. No parking on Dr. Harvey Cushing Way, Fountain Street, or Winter Street, (parking on side streets off Winter Street is restricted to odd side of roads). Dudley Road will be closed from 2:00pm until midnight for all vehicles between Fountain Street and Dr. Harvey Cushing Road. Framingham Police will be enforcing parking rules during this event. Vehicles not abiding by parking restrictions are subject to be towed.

Prohibited / Restricted Items & Activities:

  • This is a no alcohol event.
  • Bags are permitted but are subject to search.
  • No tents, canopies, or umbrellas.
  • No hard coolers (soft coolers are permitted).
  • No glass containers.
  • No fire pits and no grilling will be allowed, per order of the fire department.
  • No sparklers (or other fireworks)
  • Being on train tracks or aqueduct path prohibited.
  • No boats, no kayaks, no canoes, no paddleboards, and no inflatable devices will be allowed in Farm Pond, per Framingham Fire & Police, who will be patrolling the water.
  • No drones. The use of drones (unmanned aerial vehicles) anywhere in the area of the event is prohibited unless authorized by the Framingham Police Department.
  • Please Don’t litter. There will be trash barrels on site, but please consider taking home what you bring.

Please feel free to bring chairs, blankets and picnics!

Fireworks are scheduled to go off after 9:00pm from a barge in the middle of Farm Pond. Viewing areas include Farm Pond Park, Cushing Memorial Park, Long Field Complex, and other areas along the pond. The fireworks will go off about 400 feet in the air and should be visible above most of the tree line around Farm Pond. Cloud conditions however may impact visibility of the fireworks. Fireworks are expected to last about 20 minutes. If there is rain the firework can still happen. Lightening or high winds (above 20mph) may delay fireworks.

This Event is Free Thanks to Sponsors!

Rousseau Family
La Cantina Ristorante
Giblin Family Foundation
Victor Grillo Jr
TJX Companies
Capital Group Properties & JBJ Construction
John Parsons
Calare Properties

Philip Ottaviani Jr.
Roy S. MacDowell Jr.
Brendon Giblin
Adesa Boston
Auto Bright Car Care
Framingham Grant LLC
Gabriele Brambilla & Ana Zanelli
Francis Venuto Jr.
Doug Stephan
McGovern Ford
Nick Paganella
The Experience

(Event sponsors as of 6/24/2023)

Don't stay home and watch television! -- there will not be a live broadcast during The Stars & Stripes Over Framingham event, (but it will be recorded by Access Framingham TV to be aired at a later date).

Keep Framingham Beautiful is organizing a clean-up of the event area on Saturday, July 1, 2023 from 9:00am 'til 11:00am. Those interested in volunteering are asked to fill out this Google form here. Even if you can not help on Saturday, please do not litter tonight. Put trash in the barrels.

For more information visit the City of Framingham official event page at:


Framingham Fireworks! Stars & Stripes Event Friday June 30th 2023

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