Worcester brings back annual Independence Day show

WORCESTER, Mass. — Fireworks topped off an evening and night of festivities in Worcester. The city’s Independence Day celebration was put on hold for two years due to COVID-19.

“Yes, it’s so sad. Tonight hopefully will make up for it,” said Adriana Araujo of Worcester.

This family friendly event is back and people both young and old are thrilled!

“This is actually the best day of life. Peace to everyone who’s on the TV peace,” said a young o who was all smiles.

They laid out blankets and brought chairs to be outside among friends and neighbors….

“We’re pretty excited to come back out. We used to come every year as a family with my mom, my dad and uncle. We all used to come down,” said Sarie Whitehouse.

And what would the 4th be without hot dogs and this favorite?

“Making a little fried dough for the 4th of July. Good to see everybody’s out and about,” said John Creedon of Creedon & Company, who was serving up hot and fresh fried dough.

But by far the entertainment is what people enjoyed most.

“The music and the fireworks definitely,” said Whitehouse.

And this little guy who spoke to said it’s the fireworks by a long shot.

“Yes, I’m excited,” said the little boy.

People had a great night and are thrilled the city brought back this annual event.

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