We know that nothing tops the incredible fireworks spectacle that happens at the Hatch Shell with the Boston Pops. But if you're looking for fireworks with fewer folks, we gathered six towns you can drive to reasonably quickly and get your sparkly fix. Make a night of it and have dinner too!

JULY 3RD

Foxborough
Time: 9 p.m.
Location: Patriot Place Parking Lot 51, 2 Patriot Place
Rain date: None

Needham
Time: 9:30 p.m.
Location: Needham High School, 609 Webster St.
Rain date: July 5

Walpole
Time: 9:30 p.m. (parade at 6pm)
Location: Joe Morgan Memorial Field, 220 School Street
Rain date: July 6

Sharon
Time: 9:30 p.m.
Location: Lake Massapoag, 196 Pond St.
Rain date: July 8

JULY 4TH

Canton
Time: 9:15 p.m.
Location: Irish Cultural Center, 200 New Boston Road
Rain date: None

Newton

Time: 9 p.m.

Location: Halloran Field and Sports Complex, Albemarle Road

Rain date: None

Salem
Time: 9:15 p.m.
Location: Derby Wharf, Winter Island
Rain date: July 5

IF YOU CAN'T BRING YOURSELF TO LEAVE BOSTON

If you can't pass up this Boston tradition, we suggest crossing the river on the Cambridge side. It might not be less crowded by that much, but it could give you a new view. 

Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular
Time: Concert at 8:30 p.m., fireworks at 10:30 p.m.
Location: DCR Memorial Hatch Shell
Rain date: None

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