The Wareham Police Department will be closing streets leading into Onset Center for the annual fireworks display, which will be held on Saturday, July 4TH. The rain date for this event is Sunday, July 5TH. The schedule is as follows:
- The Onset Pier will be closed at 5:00 pm and reserved for handicapped parking. Limited handicapped parking is also available in the designated area on the Bluffs above the bandshell.
- Onset Center will be closed to through traffic at 7:00 pm. Only residents with proper identification and/or handicapped access will be allowed inside the Onset Center area.
- Onset Center will be closed to all vehicular traffic at 8:00 pm, including handicapped access.
As has occurred during past fireworks events, every effort will be made to cause minimal inconvenience to residents of the area while traffic safety measures are conducted.
Chief Kevin D. Walsh’s goal is for everyone to enjoy a safe and happy fireworks event. Chief Walsh would like to remind everyone that public drinking will not be tolerated in Wareham or Onset. Additionally, it is illegal for private citizens to possess or sell fireworks in Massachusetts, or to purchase them elsewhere and transport them into the state. Fireworks will be confiscated and individuals will be criminally charged accordingly.