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Public lots will open at 3 p.m. 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.
See the maps in English, Spanish, & Portuguese for parking locations and how to access them.
Yes. There is a parking lot at the intersection of Dudley Road and Dr. Harvey Cushing Road with about 140 spaces, plus there are scores of additional spaces at Loring Arena.
These parking spaces are first come, first serve.
There are viewing areas for those with disabilities near the stage, at the tennis/basketball courts near Loring Arena, and near Cushing Memorial Chapel. Please bring chairs.
Yes. There is no parking on Dr. Harvey Cushing Way, Fountain Street, or Winter Street. Vehicles parked on those roads are subject to be towed.
Parking on side streets off of Winter Street is restricted to the odd side of the road. Vehicles parked on even sides, that could impact emergency vehicles are subject to be towed. Framingham Police will be enforcing parking rules during this event.
Yes, Dudley Road will be closed from Dr. Harvey Cushing Road to Fountain Street for all vehicles from 3 p.m. to midnight.
There will be additional trash barrels but please considering taking home what you bring. Please don’t litter.
Yes. There will be food trucks at Barbieri Elementary School, where you can purchase food and drink.
The food vendors will be serving starting around 5 p.m. until the fireworks begin.
There will be no food or drink service post fireworks.
Confirmed and approved by the Framingham Health Department are:
Please bring sunscreen and bug spray.
Feel free to bring blankets & chairs.
You may also bring your own food and drink from home
Larry Bee & The Buzz is scheduled to perform on a stage across at Farm Pond Park around 5 p.m.
Afterwards, Night Camp will perform Classic Rock and British Invasion music
The final musical performance will be from the U.S. Navy Band Northeast’s Ceremonial Band &’Rhode Island Sound’.
After the musical performances will be the fireworks.
Fireworks are scheduled to go off after 9 p.m
The fireworks will be ignited from a barge in the middle of Farm Pond.
No boats, no kayaks, no canoes, no paddleboards, an no inflatable devices will be allowed in Farm Pond, per Framingham Fire and Framingham Police, who will be patrolling the water.
Viewing areas include Farm Pond Park, Cushing Memorial Park, Long Field Complex, and other areas along the pond.
The baseball complex fields area will be open for chairs and blankets as will Farm Pond Park, and portions of Cushing Memorial Park.
Individuals will be prohibited from being on the train tracks or on the aqueduct path.
Yes. The fireworks will go off about 400 feet in the air. That is above most of the tree line around the pond.
Cloud conditions however may impact the visibility of the fireworks.
About 20 minutes
If there is lightning there may be a delay in the fireworks. If there is rain the firework can still happen. If there are winds above 20 miles per hour, the fireworks can not happen until the winds are below 20 miles per hour.
Yes. The Framingham Medical Reserve Corp will have a tent in front of Barbieri Elementary School. There will also be at least one ambulance on site.
If anyone gets lost from their group, the lost tent is next to the first-aid area.
Yes, there are portable bathrooms located throughout the area. (see maps in English, Spanish, and Portuguese. for those locations.)
The Stars & Stripes Over Framingham Event will be recorded by Access Framingham TV (AFTV) and aired at a later date on the following AFTV Cable Channels; Astound HD Channel 1100 • Astound (RCN) Channel 3 • Comcast Channel 9 • Verizon Channel 43
There will not be a live broadcast of the event.
Keep Framingham Beautiful is organizing a clean-up of the event area on Saturday, July 1 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
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.