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Hingham Massachusetts, Incorporated 1635, History & Pride

Special Events:


Hingham's Fourth of July

Countdown to the 2015 Parade!

A special thank you to Laura Sinclair who photographed and created the slideshow.


Contact Us

Hotline: 781-804-2380

Note: The parade will be held rain or shine. There is no rain date.

Documents & Forms:

2014 Civic and Community Application

2014 Personal Vehicle Application

2014 Business Application

2014 Sponsor Letter

2014 Corporate Sponsor Form

Talent Bank Application 

Golf Tournament Registration

Hingham 4th Parade

2014 Hingham July 4th Parade: America the Beautiful!

Parade Date: Friday July 4, 2014 at 10:00 AM

Grand Marshal: Tom Hoffman was nominated for this year's Fourth of July parade grand marshal in recognition of more than 25 years of active volunteering on behalf of many important causes.

2014 Schedule

Saturday, June 28th - Fireworks over Hingham Harbor sponsored by the Lions Club

Friday, July 4th, 7:00 AM - Road Race sponsored by the Hingham Recreation Department

Friday, July 4th, 10:00 AM - The Parade! This year's theme is "America the Beautiful"


2014 Parade ButtonButton Design Winner: Gretchen Brown

The Hingham 4th of July Parade Committee presented Gretchen Brown with a beautiful plaque created by Aisling Gallery honoring her design for the 2014 Parade theme, "America the Beautiful."

Gretchen is a 5th grader from East School and Mr. Bliss is her art teacher. Last year's winner, Sophie Spielberger, was also present at the ceremony; both winners offered comments to HCAM-TV, which was present filming for their upcoming episode in their Getting to Know series, featuring the Parade Committee and all they do to raise the funds and orchestrate the parade. The 4th of July Parade will be featured on throughout the 4th of July weekend, incorporating footage that HCAM started shooting early 2014.

Hingham Journal Article: Tom Hoffman is 4th of July Parade Grand Marshal

April 24, 2014: Tom Hoffman was nominated for this year's Fourth of July parade grand marshal in recognition of more than 25 years of active volunteering on behalf of many important causes. Read More


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)


Parade Route

Map of Parade Route

Parade Detour

On parade day, there will be no parking on the following streets between 6am and 3pm.

No Parking Street Sign
  • 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 Route

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.

Detour Route

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.


Photo Gallery

Photos from the 2013 Hingham 4th of July Parade have been posted in our Image Gallery.

Foster Parade float SuEscuela
Crew Scouts
Grand Marshall Citizens of the Year
Photos by Kate Richardsson  

Thank you!