Various Locations in Newton
69 Tyler Terrace
Newton, MA 02459
Festivals & Fairs, History, Kid Friendly, Music, Party
Celebrate July 4th in Newton! There is something fun for everyone in the family all weekend: from concerts, to swimming to children's events complete with a pet parade.
SATURDAY, JULY 3:
Reading Frederick Douglass Together – 2:00PM
You can hear the reading of the famous Frederick Douglass address “What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?” at the Jackson Homestead and Museum, 527 Washington Street. Special Museum hours 12 – 5pm with free admission. Bring a picnic lunch, to enjoy on the back lawn of the homestead and stay for the afternoon program and museum tour.
New Philharmonia Pops Concert – 6:30PM
Head on down to the Newton Centre Bowl – open green space below the hut off Tyler Terrace for the New Philharmonia Pops Concert featuring Aaron Copland’s “Lincoln Portrait” with special guest, Mayor Ruthanne Fuller narrating excerpts of Abraham Lincoln’s great documents.
SUNDAY, JULY 4:
Kids Morning – 10:00AM-12:00PM
Back in the Newton Centre Bowl, join David Polansky in concert. Children and adults will enjoy the songs and stories from this award wining performer who has been a part of Newton’s Time for Partners program for over twenty years. There will also be a children’s patriotic costume parade, decorated bicycles/scooters parade and a grand pet parade! Stop by the Kids Kraft Korner and make your own July 4th parade wand. Don’t forget to participate in the live paper sculpture event: a unique and fun opportunity to play with paper and create living sculpture!
Picnic, Music, and Swim – 12:30-2:00PM
Head on down to Albemarle Field (adjacent to the Gath Pool) and enjoy the sounds of the Great American Brass Band. Bring your own picnic, then cool off with a swim at Gath Pool. A day pass ($5 per person) is available at the front desk. Kids 5 and under are free.
Both Gath Pool & Crystal Lake will be open for general swim from 12:00 – 5:00pm. For daily/season pass information see Newton Parks, Recreation & Culture website: www.newtonma.gov
East Coast Soul – 6:30PM
In concert at the Newton Centre Bowl. Celebrate the 4th with this collection of Boston’s finest musicians who will have you dancing in your seats and singing along with all your favorites from R&B, Pop, and Classic Rock.
You can find the full line up of events on July 3rd and 4th at www.newtonma.gov/culture