EAST LONGMEADOW, Mass. (WWLP) – East Longmeadow’s opening night for their 4th of July celebration starts Thursday with a carnival.

22News spoke with the co-owner of Safari Amusements who puts on this event for the community each year.

“It’s something that’s been going on here for quite a few years I think the people look forward to it its the end of the school year for the kids and the beginning of the summer and 4th of July festivities,” said Bob Commerford, co-owner of Safari Amusements.

The East Longmeadow Rotary has many events planned this weekend:

  • Thursday through Sunday, the carnival will be open from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
  • On Monday, July 4, the carnival will be open from noon to 4 p.m.
  • On Sunday, July 3, Trailer Trash will be performing at East Longmeadow High School starting at 7 p.m., with fireworks following at 9:30 p.m.
  • On Monday, July 4, the parade begins at the East Longmeadow High School at 10 a.m.