July 4 Activities: Town fireworks

Former Winthrop Fire Chief Paul Flanagan has announced that the town’s annual fireworks show will be held on Sunday, July 3 at 9:15 p.m.

The fireworks, which celebrate the Fourth of July, will be sent skyward from Coughlin Playground, according to Flanagan, who is chairing the event for the ninth year.

The fireworks show was canceled in 2020 and 2021 due to the pandemic.

American Thunder of Woburn is the company that will be launching the fireworks. The fireworks will be a 30-minute show.

Flanagan said the people of Winthrop have been very generous in donating to the fireworks show.

Flanagan said he wanted to dispel rumors that the date of the fireworks show was changed to July 3 to save money on public safety expenses.

“That was not the case,” said Flanagan. “It was a manpower shortage from American Thunder.”

 The rain date for the fireworks is Tuesday, July 5. Residents may still make donations to the effort by contacting former Chief Flanagan.

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