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It was a fine Fourth on the North Shore

Lynn High Rock Tower party

Janey David of Lynn performs the National Anthem during 9th Annual Community Celebration at High RocTower.

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Nashly Mata, 3, of Lynn enjoys the celebration at High Rock Park.

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Evan Gomez, 8, left, and his brother Joshua, 7, both of Lynn embrace as they enjoy the celebration at High Rock Park.

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Crowds fill the paths along the seawall as they wait for the fireworks to start.

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Spectators grab spots on the grass at Red Rock Park as they await the Lynn/Swampscott fireworks.

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Lois Lane & the Daily Planets perform at Red Rock Park before the Lynn/Swampscott fireworks on Wednesday.

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Spectators crowd the seawall along Lynn Shore Drive to catch the Lynn/Swampscott fireworks.

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Nahant Horribles parade

Freddy Fiore, 6, is ready for the Horribles Parade to start.

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Nahant Horribles parade

A few of the "floats" being showcased in the Horribles Parade in Nahant.

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Brady Laine, 6, struts up to the Horribles Parade registration in a gorilla costume.

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Nahant Horribles parade

Anthony Poaletta, 4, left, and Mel Billias, 4, sit on their decorated scooters as they wait for the Horribles Parade to start.

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Nahant Horribles parade

Freddy Fiore, 6, and his sister Callia are ready for the Horribles parade to start in Nahant.

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peabody's 4th of july

Hanging out at the photobooth display at the Peabody Ward 2 4th of July Celebration are (l-r) Aubrey Stokes 7, Landon Perrault 2, and Kristen Bovio.

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McGruff the Crime Dog could be found today with Sgt JimHarkins (l) and Ptl Michael Donovan today at the Ward 2 4th of July Celebration.

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A good sized crowd at the Ward 2 July 4th Celebration.

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Thousands flocked to Kings Beach for the glorious fireworks display Wednesday night.

Good company, a great show and even better weather, the annual 3rd of July event brought people from all over to Lynn and Swampscott. Families and friends celebrated America’s Independence with a clear view of the spectacular show.

One of the city’s biggest events of the year offered a number of vendors. Celebrating attendees bought their holiday light-up gear from moving carts, got ice cream from a number of stands and had the option to buy fried dough at nearly every corner.

Also on the 3rd, a cast of characters showed up for the Annual Horribles Parade in Nahant. Kids and adults dressed their celebratory best for the mini-parade. Not only did Nahant residents receive a good show, the chosen costumes provided a good laugh for everyone.

On Thursday, nearly 200 Lynnfielders showed up to cheer on runners participating in the 5K Road Race, which raises money annually for high school scholarships. The race course wound through Lynnfield neighborhoods, with the winner running through the finish line at Town Hall.

The 4th Fest in Peabody allowed residents to choose from a number of areas. Residents of Ward 2 participated in summer games, were offered horse rides and even had their own “selfie booth.” Dozens of residents were covered head to toe in Fourth of July of apparel, and even a few costumes.

Marblehead also celebrated its Fourth with fireworks and harbor illumination.

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