Lexington Celebrates July 4th

July 2, 2024

Header image of Lexington Fourth of July calendar

July 4 marks America’s Independence Day. Because this is a federal holiday, federal offices, state offices, banks, post offices, libraries, and certain retail stores are closed. However, there are still plenty of things to do in Lexington, MA. 

Annual Fourth of July Carnival

Beginning July 3, 2024, at Hastings Park, Lexington will hold its Annual Fourth of July Carnival. Sponsored by the Lexington Lions Club, this festival will include fun rides, exciting games, and good food. Individuals can go on unlimited rides during discount ride promotion days and make incredible memories with friends and family. 

The carnival is held on the following dates and times:

  • July 3 at 6 p.m.
  • July 4 at 1 p.m.
  • July 5 at 6 p.m.
  • July 6 at 1 p.m.
  • July 7 at 1 p.m.

Fireworks will be held on Friday, July 5 at 9:30 p.m. The Lions Club of Lexington may change these times depending on the situation and the weather. 

Declaring Independence Then & Now

Declaring Independence Then & Now is a dramatic presentation created by the Freedom’s Way National Heritage Area. Head to 13 Depot Square in Lexington on July 4 from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. to discover how local towns, like Lexington, reacted to the Declaration of Independence. In different colonies across Massachusetts, towns debated the meaning of freedom. 

In this presentation, reenactors will perform in costume and bring to life words shared from the past. State Representative Jay Kaufman will narrate the presentation. The evening will end with a performance by the Lexington Historical Society Colonial Singers. This free event is sponsored by the Lexington Historical Society.

Pay Tribute by Visiting Lexington’s Historic Cemeteries 

The Fourth of July is a time to celebrate, but it is also a time to remember the brave men and women who sacrificed their lives so Americans could gain their freedom from colonial British rule. One way to honor these men and women is by visiting two of Lexington’s historic cemeteries. At Ye Old Burying Ground, you’ll find Revolutionary and Civil War gravestones; some of these soldiers and Minutemen were buried on the Battle Green. The USS Lexington Memorial recognizes those who served aboard five Navy ships named the USS Lexington. Here, you’ll find five memorials that memorialize these five ships.

Come to Lexington on the Fourth of July and join us in celebrating American Independence!