Hingham's Fourth of July
2015 Hingham July 4th Parade: Salute to our Veterans
Parade Date: Saturday, July 4, 2015 at 10:00 AM
BE PATRIOTIC AND SUPPORT THE 4TH OF JULY PARADE AT THE SAMETIME!
Did you know that no tax dollars are spent on the Hingham 4th of July Parade?
Please help donate to the cost of the parade by participating in the “50 Flags Campaign” For just a $50.00 donation, a volunteer will place 50 American flags on your lawn for approximately a week. Even better, for $100.00 you can have 100 flags for a week or 50 flags for two weeks. When the flags are removed, the volunteer will leave one flag on your lawn as a reverent sign of your support for the United States, our servicemen and servicewomen stationed around the world and for our own 4th of July parade.
To order, please complete the form and drop off or mail with a check made payable to “4th of July Parade Committee” to: Town Clerk, Hingham town Hall, 210 central Street, Hingham, MA 02043. You can also order by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org and then completing the form and mailing the check.
UPDATE 6/23/15: We've had such a remarkable response from the community for our 50 Flags Campaign this year, that despite an inventory of more than 4,500 flags, we have sold out for the week of the 4th! All new orders received after June 22, will be filled starting the 5th of July.
Thanks for your support!
Saturday, June 27th - Fireworks over Hingham Harbor sponsored by the Lions Club
Saturday, July 4th, 7:00 AM - Road Race sponsored by the Hingham Recreation Department
Saturday, July 4th, 10:00 AM - The Parade! This year's theme is "Salute to our Veterans"
2015 4th OF JULY PARADE BUTTON DESIGN WINNER
The 2015 4th of July Parade Committee is happy to announce the winner of this year's Button Design Contest, representing this year's theme: Salute to Our Veterans! The Committee received hundreds of thoughtful designs from Hingham 5th graders from East School, Foster School, Plymouth River School, Saint Paul's School, and South School. After much deliberation that even included a tie breaking vote, the Committee selected a design drawn by Robin Penza, from Saint Paul's School, wonderfully depicting the Iwo Jima Memorial. This year's theme is to pay tribute for all of our veterans and the Parade Committee believes the selection of this iconic symbol will quickly convey this message.
2015 marks the 70th anniversary to the end of World War II, which connects perfectly with the Button Design. Furthermore, the Hingham Veteran of the Year for 2015, as selected by the Hingham Veterans Council, is Guy Stadig, who served in WWII. Mr. Stadig will have a place of honor in the Parade, as well as many veterans who would like to participate. This year, based on the theme and the 70th anniversary, the Parade Committee is working in cooperation with the Hingham Veterans Services office to create a strong veterans presence within the 4th of July Parade. Any veteran that would like to participate, please contact Lisa Potts at email@example.com or Jim Murphy at firstname.lastname@example.org. The Parade Committee would like to thank all of the children and the art teachers that helped make this year's selection a great event. The drawings were beautiful and heartfelt; some are shown on the Committee's Facebook page - Facebook.com/Hingham4th. One drawing, by Teagan Schnorr from St Paul's School, warranted a special 'shout out' as it depicted the Vietnam Memorial with incredible detail; another, by Pierce Bromley of Plymouth River School, colorfully represented each of the United States service branches – Army, Marines, Navy, Air Force, and Coast Guard. WELL DONE BY ALL!!
Parade Buttons will be available at various shops around town, as well as at St. Paul's School and at the Town Clerk's office. The Hingham-Hull Rotary will once again assist the Parade Committee in stocking the buttons in the local stores and selling the buttons on the 4th of July at the Parade! Any donations are accepted for the button, which is one of many ways we raise funds to pay for the Parade. As you know, the Parade costs approximately $35,000 to produce; all of the funds are raised through business and private donations. Sponsorship is available for donation amounts starting at $100.
The Parade Committee would like to thank Entergy Pilgrim Station as the 2015 Lead Sponsor for Hingham's 4th of July Parade. We are very excited to welcome Entergy as a new sponsor for the Parade! We exhibited a a large, Lead Sponsor Banner at the recent Selectmen's Cup Tournament held at South Shore Country Club, where, during the initial welcome comments, Entergy was once again identified as a new and generous Parade Sponsor!
A.W. Perry also continues to provide consistent support for the Parade, and we'd like to further label them as our Longest and Strongest Sponsor for the Hingham 4th of July Parade!
Hingham Voted "Best unknown Fourth of July celebrations" by Lonely Planet
2011: "Nothing may be more American this year than the celebration in Hingham, sweet wee Hingham, which also is celebrating its 375th birthday this year..." (Read More)
NOTICE TO RESIDENTS
On parade day, there will be no parking on the following streets between 6am and 3pm.
- North Street from Station Street to Main Street.
- Station Street "In area of Hingham Sewer Dept. building"
- Main Street from the Square to Cold Corner
- Spring Street
- School Street
- Pleasant Street from Main Street to School St
- Middle Street
Parade will start at 10:00 AM from the Hingham High School on Pleasant St., travel East on Pleasant St., turn left onto Middle St. and will head North on Main St. to Hingham Square. Parade will turn right onto North St. and finish at Station St. at approximately 11:15 AM.
Rt. 228 will detour from 9:30 AM until approximately 11:30 AM.
South bound Rt. 228 traffic on East St. will detour left onto Spring St., straight onto School St. right onto Pleasant St., left onto Union St., right onto Free St., left onto Main Street Rt. 228. End of detour.
North bound Rt. 228 traffic will turn right onto Free St., left onto Union St., right onto Pleasant St., left onto School to Spring St. and right onto East St. Rt. 228. End of detour.
Pleasant St. will only be used for parade personnel. Drop offs will not be allowed and there will be no through traffic. Large floats will be parking on the southerly side of Pleasant Street, with overflow floats directed to Haley Field for staging.
Here are just a few photos to show the amazing work and fun that goes in to the Hingham 4th of July Parade!
|7th Regiment Band
||2014 Grand Marshal Tom Hoffman
|Parade Button Design Winner
||Thank you again to all of our Sponsors!