4th of July Information for Town of Winthrop Residents


The annual Winthrop fireworks display is scheduled for Thursday July 4 at 9:00 PM.  The fireworks will be launched from Coughlin Playground in Point Shirley.

The annual Horribles Parade will begin at 9:00 AM.  The parade will start at the Public Landing and end at Coughlin Playground.  The parade will take its traditional route, and there will be events at Coughlin Playground at the conclusion.

No outdoor fires will be tolerated.  All fires will be extinguished by the Fire Department.
There is no sanctioned Bonfire.

There will be no consumption of alcohol in any public area.  Public intoxication will be dealt with accordingly.

All Point Shirley residents hosting parties are asked to have their guests arrive early and park off the street or in public lots.

Point Shirley will be closed to traffic around
6:00 PM on July 4.

Bayview Ave. and Grandview Ave. will become a one-way loop from Bayview Ave. west to Grandview Ave. south.  All motor vehicles should be parked facing in those directions.

There will be no parking allowed on the west side of Shirley St. from Bayview Ave. to Siren St. This is the side of the street near the Holy Rosary Church.  Signs will be posted.

At the end of the fireworks, all cars will follow the loop back on to Shirley St. and out of Point Shirley.  Cars will not be allowed to travel out of Bayview Ave. on to Shirley St.

Motorists may be diverted to other streets to ensure a continuous flow of traffic out of Point Shirley at the conclusion of the fireworks.  Motorists are asked to follow the directions of the Police Officers directing traffic.

Residents and other motorists are advised that there may be significant delays getting in to the Point Shirley area at the conclusion of the fireworks.  Non-residents may be diverted away from the area until the flow of traffic has returned to normal.

The Winthrop Police and Fire departments will have extra personnel assigned to the Point Shirley area on July 3 and 4 in order to manage the large number of people and events in the area.