Amherst will host the Independence Day fireworks and celebration

Amherst will host the Independence Day fireworks and celebration


Join in Amherst’s annual Independence Day Celebration and Fireworks Display at UMass Amherst’s McGuirk Alumni Stadium on Tuesday, July 2, 2024. Festivities begin at 6:00 pm with a fireworks display beginning at dark. The rain date is Monday, July 8 – same time and location.

We’ll have fun for all ages with a new assortment of lawn and pickup games! Bring a blanket and/or folding chairs, sit back and relax and enjoy our shows. Make sure you come hungry – our range of Food Trucks is sure to satisfy the whole family. We look forward to celebrating this annual tradition with you. Toilets will also be available.

This event is FREE! Food, drink and novelty items will be available for purchase on site. Donations gratefully accepted.

Free parking will be available onsite in UMass lots 11, 22, 21, 33. Accessible parking is available through lot 10.

Volunteers are needed to assist with the annual fireworks celebration. Roles range from setup, general help, task assistant, cleaning and more! Get a behind-the-scenes look at the inner workings of the event. To sign up or learn more, email Hayley Bolton at [email protected] or by phone at (413) 259-3114

Providers include:

  • White Lion Brewing Company Beer Garden for attendees 21+
  • Baby Berk
  • Batch ice cream
  • Caravan kitchen
  • Crazy arepas
  • Crooked Stick Pops
  • Holyoke Hummus
  • Rock-n-Roll Food Truck
  • Thai chili
  • Hillio news
  • The magic Henna tree
  • Infinity Lox Permanent Jewelry

Live entertainment features:

  • Masala Jazz
  • Amherst Community Band
  • DJ Benny Black

For more information, please contact Amherst Recreation at 413-259-3065 or email [email protected].