Updated: Haverhill Fireworks Friday with Two Bands; Nearby Community Events Saturday and Sunday

Haverhill's 2018 fireworks display (Jay Saulnier file photograph for WHAV News.)

Haverhill’s annual Independence Day fireworks takes place this Friday night, accompanied by two live bands.

The free event begins Friday, July 1, at 5 p.m., at Riverside Park, 155 Lincoln Ave., adjacent to the Stadium, in Haverhill.

The Chase Campbell Band opens the night at 5, followed by the Abraxas Santana Tribute Band at 7:30. A fireworks display typically takes place after dusk.

Residents are advised to bring their own lawn chairs.

Nearby, North Andover and Lawrence present fireworks Sunday, July 3. North Andover’s celebration begins at 9:15 at North Andover Middle School, 495 Main St., and Lawrence’s events run from 6-10 p.m., at Veterans Memorial Stadium, 298 Osgood St., Lawrence.

Methuen has updated its Fourth of July plans with fireworks and festivities taking place Saturday, July 9.

The event features the city’s Independence Day Celebration and Fireworks display along with music by the B Street Bombers and Veterans Den Band and food trucks.

Festivities begin at 6 p.m., Saturday, July 9, The Loop in Methuen.

The on and off ramps of Route 213, exit 4, will be closed from noon – midnight that day for set-up. During that time, motorists are advised to use exit 3, Pleasant Valley Street.

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