Time: July 3, 2012 from 6pm to 10pm
Location: Old Sturbridge Village
Street: 1 Old Sturbridge Village Road
Website or Map: http://www.osv.org
Event Type: fireworks, independence day, osv
Organized By: OSV
Latest Activity: Jun 11, 2012
July 3 Fireworks Show
One of the region's largest fireworks displays, the Old Sturbridge Village fireworks show is the highlight of a separate evening program of music, magic, and family games.
Sponsored by Country Bank for Savings, the festivities include sack races, pie-eating contests, juggling with Lucky Bob the Comedic Juggler, magic shows by Robert Olson, a concert on the Common by the Blackstone Valley Bluegrass Band, and a “Patriotic Fashion Contest” with a prize for the person sporting the most patriotic look.
The OSV fireworks show is produced by Atlas Pyrovision Productions of Jaffrey, NH, which has mounted fireworks shows in Washington, D.C. and in Boston on the Charles River and on Boston Common.
The Old Sturbridge Village setting is ideal for fireworks because as an1830s-style rural village, it has no “light pollution” -- no street lights and no traffic lights. “The dark night sky is a wonderful backdrop for the fireworks and makes the colors even more vibrant,” notes Jim O’Brien, OSV coordinator of special events.
Massachusetts Senator Stephen M. Brewer (Barre) will give a patriotic recitation of the Declaration of Independence dressed in 1830s costume, and the Sturbridge Militia will offer a traditional musket salute at the end of the reading.
Beer, wine, sandwiches, snacks, and soft drinks will be on sale throughout the evening. Parking is free and tickets for the fireworks show are separate from daytime museum admission.
Fireworks tickets purchased before July 1 are $12 per person; $10 for OSV members; (children under 3 are free). Beginning July 1, tickets are $15 per person. Gates open at 6:00 p.m., and the fireworks show will begin just after dusk. Rain date for the event is July 4. For all times and details: 800-733-1830; www.osv.org