Fallon Health and Discover Central Massachusetts announces event lineup for Worcester’s Independence Day Celebration

Fireworks to begin at 9:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 29 at Cristoforo Columbo Park (East Park)

Worcester, Mass., June 13, 2023 ―Family fun, live entertainment, and a fireworks display will help ring in Independence Day in Worcester. Fallon Health, in partnership with Discover Central Massachusetts, today announced the annual celebration will begin at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 29 at Cristoforo Colombo (East) Park. The rain date is June 30. The event is free and open to the public.

Food court and fun for the kids begins at 4:30 p.m. At 5:00 p.m. WXLO will broadcast the live entertainment and music. Then, at 8:15 p.m., Cara Brindisi, a Worcester native and contestant on NBC’s The Voice season 22, will take the stage. The patriotic fireworks display is set to begin at 9:30 p.m.

“Cara is a talented local artist who uses her voice not only to entertain others, but also to provide comfort to those in need. A friend to Fallon Health, we are thrilled she will be performing for city residents on such a special occasion,” said Richard Burke, President and CEO of Fallon Health. “Worcester’s July 4 celebration is a tradition for so many in our community, and we are proud to partner with Discover Central Massachusetts on the festivities.”

“We are excited to once again be partnering with Fallon Health on Worcester’s signature event and to have pulled together such an incredible line up with something for all to enjoy,” said Monique Messier, President of Discover Central Mass. “The annual event is an amazing opportunity to showcase all our city has to offer, and I encourage everyone to explore Shrewsbury Street— or “Restaurant Row”—during their visit.”

“The collaboration between Fallon Health and Discover Central Mass on Worcester’s annual Independence Day Celebration has elevated the program to a new level,” said Eric D. Batista, City Manager for Worcester. “I thank them for all their hard work and know residents and visitors alike will be treated to an unforgettable night that will honor our country’s birthday and make our great city proud.”

For more information, please visit: discovercentralma.org/fireworks.

Melissa Randall
Director, Corporate Communications
Fallon Health

About Fallon Health
Fallon Health is a company that cares. We prioritize our members—always—making sure they get the care they need and deserve. Founded in 1977 in Worcester, Massachusetts, Fallon delivers equitable, high-quality coordinated care and is continually rated among the nation’s top health plans for member experience, service, and clinical quality. Today, guided by our mission of improving health and inspiring hope, we strive to be the leading provider of government-sponsored health insurance programs—including Medicare, Medicaid, and PACE (Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly)— in the region.

About Discover Central Mass
Discover Central Massachusetts is a dynamic and entrepreneurial convention and visitor’s bureau that represents 35 cities and towns in Central Massachusetts. Formed in 2015, the organization is governed by a 28-member Board of Directors, comprised of professionals representing the tourism and hospitality industry. The primary purpose of the bureau is to undertake activities and make promotional investments that lead to or directly support an increase in tourism revenue in the region and other benefits inherent with a vibrant and growing visitor economy. Discover more on our website or follow us on Facebook or Instagram.