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In preparation for Star Spangled Springfield on Tuesday, July 4, 2023, the Springfield Police Department will be detouring traffic in and around the area of the Memorial Bridge and Riverfront Park where festivities will be held.

On Monday, July 3, 2023, at 11:00 pm, the Memorial Bridge will close to all traffic, vehicular and pedestrian, to allow for the set-up of the Star Spangled Springfield fireworks display.  The bridge will open around 11:00 pm on Tuesday, July 4, 2023.

On Tuesday, July 4, 2023, as it gets close to the 9:30 pm fireworks display and as it is warranted for pedestrian traffic, the Springfield Police Department will close roads in the vicinity of the Memorial Bridge.  Massachusetts State Police will close Exit 5 (formerly Exit 7) off of I-91 South as needed.  Pedestrians will be restricted from sitting on I-91 Exit Ramps.

For public safety, the Springfield Police Department will enforce no pets, alcohol, smoking, bicycles, skateboards, rollerblades, fireworks, sparklers, and drones in and around Riverfront Park.

Star Spangled Springfield, presented by the Spirit of Springfield since 1991, is sponsored by MassMutual.  It is supported with additional support from Key Bank, iHeart Radio (Mix 93.1 FM), MassLive, The Republican, and WWLP-TV22.  In-kind donors include 90 Meat Outlet/Armata’s, Affordable Waste Solutions, American Medical Response, Charlie Arment Trucking, Elegant Affairs, Joseph Freedman Company, MGM Springfield, Michael’s Party Rentals, Quality Beverage, Republic Services, Sheraton Springfield, Springfield Parking Authority, Springfield Water and Sewer Commission, City of Springfield, and many others. 

For more information about Star Spangled Springfield, visit or contact the Spirit of Springfield at 413-733-3800.

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