Applefest activities will include fireworks on Saturday


Applefest activities will include fireworks on Saturday
Attendees bring their own lawn chairs to view a fireworks display at last year’s Applefest.(Photo/Ed Karvoski Jr.)

NORTHBOROUGH – A firework show will be part of Applefest this year.

Applefest is geared to kick off tomorrow, and festivities will stretch through the weekend.

During Monday’s Board of Selectmen meeting, Applefest Committee Chair Michelle Gillespie said people have asked why the fireworks were not listed in the Applefest guide.

She explained that the guide has to be printed in early August.

“We did not have approval or not to have the fireworks,” Gillespie said. “We were waiting to see if conditions changed.”

Since, Fire Chief David Parenti has granted Applefest permission to have the fireworks.

The fireworks will take place on Saturday in the Algonquin Regional High School fields. Festivities – including the BBQ and a dunk tank which will be occupied by Parenti, Police Chief William Lyver and Town Administrator John Coderre – will start at 5 p.m., and the fireworks will kick off around 8:15 p.m.

The fireworks and activities at the high school are just some of the activities taking place throughout Applefest. This year will mark the return of the parade and the Taste of Northborough.

“This is a community event to bring the community together, being positive about our community,” Gillespie said.

For a full schedule of Applefest activities, visit


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