City of Worcester’s Independence Day Celebration Rescheduled to Saturday, July 5, 2014


Worcester, Mass. — The City of Worcester’s Independence Day Celebration has been rescheduled to Saturday, July 5, 2014, due to weather forecast. The Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce and the Massachusetts Symphony Orchestra, and lead sponsor, Fallon Health, will host a spectacular evening of free family fun at the City of Worcester’s annual Independence Day Celebration on Saturday, July 5 at East Park, in Worcester.


The park opens at 6 p.m. Spectators are encouraged to grab a spot early for pre-festivities. Refreshments such as cold drinks, hot dogs, hamburgers, and ice cream are available, as well as kids’ activities and games. Kids’ activities will be provided by several vendors, including the Girls Scouts of Central and Western Massachusetts, Destination Worcester, Our Lady of Mount Carmel, and Creedon & Company. Mascots from the Worcester Sharks and the Worcester Bravehearts will be in attendance.


The celebration will officially begin with a ceremonial flag-raising at 7:40 p.m., followed by a performance of popular and patriotic music by the acclaimed Massachusetts Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of conductor Myron Romanul. Acclaimed soprano Jane Shivick will be guest soloist. The orchestra will continue as a brilliant fireworks show lights the sky at approximately 9:30 p.m. to commemorate the birth of our nation. “Fallon is looking forward to sharing another spectacular Independence Day with the community we’ve served for 37 years,” says Patrick Hughes, President and CEO of Fallon Health, “We’re dedicated to helping the community be a healthier place to live, work and play, and these festivities are a special way we’re able to honor our commitment.”


The Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce plays a major role in coordinating the fireworks by bringing together area businesses and in partnership with the City’s Parks, Recreation, and Cemetery Division. “This event brings more than 30,000 people into the city of Worcester, giving a boost to area businesses and showcasing all that Worcester has to offer,” said Timothy Murray, president and CEO, Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce. “We look forward to partnering with the city of Worcester on this event each year.” “This is a must-see event for an exceptional city,” said Paul Levenson, Executive Director, Massachusetts Symphony Orchestra. “What makes this event unique in this area is the melding of a lengthy fireworks display with a pops concert where you can hear live patriotic music throughout the entire course of the fireworks display.” The fireworks and concert celebration, which is part of the Charter Communications Summer Concert Series, is coordinated by the Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce, the Massachusetts Symphony Orchestra, and the City of Worcester. Sponsors include: Fallon Health, Price Chopper, CSX Corp., Polar Beverages, Bank of America, Worcester Telegram & Gazette, Charter Communications Channel 3, Casella Waste Management and WSRS – WTAG.