Fourth of July Fireworks Displays Abound
Heading out of Johnston for fireworks tonight? We've got your list of displays in the area.
While the Town of Johnston may not be hosting Fourth of July fireworks, there are plenty of nearby displays scheduled for tonight — and through the weekend.
Tonight, July 4:
India Point Park, Providence: Performance by the Rhode Island Philharmonic Pops Orchestra scheduled for 7:30 pm; Fireworks set for 9 pm.
To get there from Johnston: Take Rt. 6 into Providence, then I-195 East toward East Providence. Take Exit 2 (India Street) to get to the park.
North Kingstown Town Beach: The Lafayette Band is scheduled to play at 7 pm; fireworks set for 9 pm. Rain date: July 5.
To get there from Johnston: Take I-295 South to I-95 South to Rt. 4 South. Take Rt. 102 (Wickford Exit) into the village of Wickford. Beach Road is on the left.
Newport Harbor, Newport: Fireworks scheduled for 9 pm. The fireworks display can be seen from several spots around Newport and parking is available at the Visitors Center.
To get there from Johnston: Take I-295 South to I-95 South to Rt. 4 South. Take Rt. 138 to the Newport Bridge. The Visitors Center is on America's Cup Boulevard.
Thursday, July 5:
Bryant University, Smithfield: Billed as a "family-oriented Independence Day Celebration," scheduled to feature the On Line Band from 6 to 9 pm with fireworks set for 9 pm. Visit www.bryant.edu for directions to the Bryant University campus. Rain date: July 6.
To get there from Johnston: Take I-295 North to Exit 8B (Rt. 7). Bryant University is about 3/4 mile ahead on the left.
Saturday, July 7:
East Ferry Beach, Jamestown: Scheduled for sundown (about 9 pm). Visible from East Ferry Beach and along Canonicus Avenue.
To get there from Johnston: Take I-295 South to I-95 South to Rt. 4 South. Take Rt. 138 exit toward Newport, and bear right onto the last exit before the Newport Bridge. Continue straight onto Canonicus Avenue.