The official kick off to summer is right around the corner as we get ready to celebrate America’s birthday! Lucky for us, there are many activities in this area that are a fun way to spend time with friends and family, while taking part in Independence Day festivities. Below are some of the events that are happening locally during this special weekend.
On July 4th, take part in the Annual Fourth of July Family Fun Day at Memorial Pool in Weston. From 12:30 – 4:30 PM, families are invited to take part in all the fun in games that Weston has to offer! There will be patriotic events, games and a DJ for families to enjoy. All of this is free and included with regular pool admittance.
If you are looking for something to keep your children occupied before all of the fireworks and games happen, take them for a visit to The Horticultural Society on the 4th of July. Children can take part in story time from 11:00 – 11:30 AM. Head over to The Gardens at Elm Bank for a few stories and time in the garden! Drop ins are welcome and the event is free with membership or admission!
The morning of July 4th, children ages 3-12 are encouraged to attend this event, with their families of course. During this event, there will be many activities including The Grand Pet Parade, Decorated Doll Carriage, foot races and much more! The best part of all? free ice cream provided by Cabot’s Ice Cream, the perfect way to start off the day!
On July 4th from 1 PM – 10 PM, all are welcome to head to Albemarie Field in Newton for a free afternoon of fun and games! The day will be filled with food booths, face painting, music, dancing, rides and crafts. In addition to the 4th, all of the amusement rides will be open on the 2nd and 3rd of July as well.
You cannot celebrate the 4th of July without fireworks! As the Open Air Market wraps up, Newton will then host fireworks for all surrounding towns to attend. Although the prior event will be coming to an end, there will still be music and dancing taking place while having the opportunity to watch the spectacular fireworks. The fireworks will begin at 10 PM at Albemarle Field.
Get your 4th of July weekend kicked off one day earlier with fireworks and food on July 3rd. Head over to Memorial Park at 5:30 PM where you can begin the night enjoying food with your family and friends. Once the sun goes down, they will begin the fireworks.
Children can get excited for the fun weekend ahead while taking part in the Children’s Parade on Monday, July 1st. At 5:30 PM, children can ride along in the parade on their bikes or carriages that are decorated to show their spirit. Everyone involved will walk around the Common, where a concert will follow.
The parade will begin at 9 AM on the 4th at Wilson Middle School. Once the parade gets started, they will travel down Route 27 until they reach the Natick Common. Once marching throughout there, they will wrap up the parade at St. Patrick’s Church. Everyone is welcome.
This tradition has been around for more than 50 years! Spend your 4th of July morning getting in a quick workout with this 5k run. The race begins at 9:00 AM and costs $20.00 to participate. The start will be located at Featherland Park. The course will travel throughout Concord Rd, Plympton Rd, Water Row, Lincoln Rd and then loops back to the beginning. You can register online if you are interested.