Here's where to watch July Fourth fireworks, parades and concerts in Rhode Island

At least 13 Rhode Island communities are planning fireworks shows to celebrate Independence Day.

Many of the events include music and food. Of course, Bristol throws a huge celebration, with its parade stepping off the morning after the fireworks show.

Listing all the Fourth of July fireworks and parades around RI:

Glocester's celebration: June 25

The celebration begins at 5 p.m. with music followed by fireworks at Glocester Memorial Park, behind the senior center. (Rain date is July 9.) The 96th Ancients & Horribles Independence Day Parade is at 4 p.m. on July 4.

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Smithfield's Fourth of July party: July 1

The party begins at 4 p.m. with food trucks and music at Deerfield Park, 39 Lisa Ann Circle, Greenville. Steve Anthony and Persuasion play at 6 p.m. Fireworks begin at dark. (Rain date is July 8.)

Fireworks planned for July 1 on Block Island

Fireworks will start "as soon as it's suitably dark, probably around 9," according to the Block Island Tourism Council. The fireworks will be launched from a barge off Crescent Beach "and will be visible from nearly everywhere on the island," the council says.

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Bristol's famous Fourth of July celebration kicks off July 3

Fireworks will begin at 9:30 p.m. over Bristol Harbor. The town's annual Fourth of July Parade will begin at 10:30 a.m. July 4, stepping off at the corner of Chestnut and Hope streets (Route 114), ending on High Street, between State and Bradford streets.

Cumberland fireworks July 3

Food trucks, Limelite DJ and other entertainment at 5 p.m. at Tucker Field Athletic Complex on Mendon Road. Fireworks start at 9 p.m. Rain date is July 5. Arnold Mills Parade starts at 11 a.m. July 4 on Nate Whipple Highway (Route 120).

East Providence Fourth of July celebration includes music and fireworks: July 3

The celebration starts at 5 p.m. at Pierce Memorial Stadium with music from David Tessier's All-Star Stars, Luis Neves, MOJO Rising, Brendan Rush and Bella Hannah. Fireworks start at 9:30 p.m. (Rain date is July 5.)

Spectators watch the East Providence fireworks display from the grass at Pierce Field in East Providence in 2015. East Providence will have a show fireworks show on July 3 at Pierce Field.
Spectators watch the East Providence fireworks display from the grass at Pierce Field in East Providence in 2015. East Providence will have a show fireworks show on July 3 at Pierce Field.

Jamestown fireworks: July 3

9 p.m., East Ferry.

North Kingstown: Food trucks and music, too, on July 3

The celebration will include food trucks, entertainment and music. The Lafayette Band will start at 7 p.m. and the fireworks will begin when it turns dark. (The rain date is July 5.)

North Providence: Celebration includes food, music and fireworks on July 3

Entertainment starts at 6 p.m. and continues until 9 p.m. with a food court and music by Reminisce at Governor John A. Notte Jr. Park. Fireworks start immediately after. (Rain date is July 5.)

Pawtucket: Live music, food trucks and McCoy Stadium fireworks on July 3

The celebration will start at 5:30 p.m. with live music and food trucks in the Jenks Junior High School front parking lot. Fireworks will begin shortly after 9 p.m., fired from McCoy Stadium. The stadium will be closed to the public, but the city says the show will be visible across the city. (Rain date is July 9.)

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The event starts at 7 p.m. at India Point Park with a live performance by local artist Becky Bass, a vocalist, steel drummer, and actor. The Blackout Drum Squad will also perform. The fireworks display should go from 9 p.m. until 9:45 p.m. (The rain date will be July 4.)

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Fireworks on Oakland Beach in Warwick on July 3

Fireworks start at dusk at Oakland Beach. The city says spectators should expect heavy delays on Oakland Beach Avenue and seek alternate routes to the seawall area, such as Sea View Drive or Pequot Avenue. City Park also offers unobstructed views of the display along the shoreline, according to the city. (Rain date is July 4.)

Newport's Fourth of July plans

Fireworks will light up the harbor starting at about 9:15 p.m. For best viewing, find a westward-facing spot along Newport Harbor, according to the City of Newport, which adds that popular viewing locations include Perrotti Park, King Park and Queen Anne Square. Visitors are encouraged to use the following city parking lots: Gateway Center, Touro Street, Mary Street Lot, Long Wharf. (Rain date is July 5.)

Quiet fireworks

For people with hearing and sensory sensitivities, the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management has extended an invitation to watch the Newport show from Beavertail State Park in Jamestown.

From Beavertail, viewers can watch the show across Narragansett Bay with less noise and exposure, the DEM says.

Leashed dogs are allowed if the leash is no longer than six feet. Children must be always accompanied by an adult. The viewing is wheelchair-accessible and stroller-friendly. The event is for all ages and physical abilities.

July 4 in Wakefield

The celebration starts with music and food at 5:30 p.m. at Old Mountain Field, 831 Kingstown Rd. (Rain date is July 5.) The evening will include a live concert featuring “Take it to the Bridge,” food and novelty concessions in the park, a 50/50 raffle, and the fireworks display, which will begin right after the concert, about 9 p.m. Kingstown Road between School Street and Church Street will be closed to vehicular traffic from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., with detours in place.

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This article originally appeared on The Providence Journal: Where to find 4th of July fireworks, parades, concerts in RI