FALL RIVER (WBSM) — Independence Day is right around the corner, meaning a day of celebration is upon us.

People from all over will gather to celebrate a holiday of freedom and pride, decked out in their best red, white and blue attire. Usually this means cookouts, a beach trip if the weather permits, and of course an incredible fireworks display.

If you live in Fall River or a nearby SouthCoast town, the city has announced its Fourth of July schedule taking place at multiple locations on the waterfront.

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Mayor Paul E. Coogan shared additional programming for the city's celebration, which will feature fireworks over the Taunton River at around 9 p.m.

Before the fireworks display, there will be music and food trucks at the City Pier, Heritage State Park and Bicentennial Park.

Keep scrolling to see the current schedule and what you can expect.

Courtesy of The City of Fall River
Courtesy of The City of Fall River

 Senator Thomas Norton City Pier: 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Performances by Emily Nawrocki and Get Lucky. Beer Garden provided by Troy City Brewery and Party with Prim.

Food trucks will include Green Jar Cocina, Bun Buds, Pop's Brick Oven Pizza, What's Up Cupcake, Ice N' Roll and Berry Sweets. Activities like Airbrush tattoos will also be available during the night.

Heritage State Park: 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m with music provided by DJ Eric

Food trucks will include Friskie Fries, Blount, Fancheezical, Black Dog Donut, Supa Dupa, No Joke Smoke BBQ, Del's Lemonade, and Cool Licks Ice Cream.

Veteran's Memorial Bicentennial Park: 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. with performance by The Nightlife Orchestra

For food trucks you can expect Dorothy Cox Ice Cream, Kona Ice, Gnarly Vine Farms, and County Fare Hot Dogs.

On Friday, July 5, the Mayor's Office will lead a volunteer clean-up around the waterfront. Anyone who wants to volunteer should meet at the Heritage Park Sailing Lot at 8 a.m. Tools and supplies will be available.

You can stay updated on the Fourth of July festivities on the city's Facebook event page, Fall River's Waterfront Fourth of July Celebration.

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