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Hingham Massachusetts, Incorporated 1635, History & Pride

Special Events:


Hingham's Fourth of July

Countdown to the 2014 Parade!

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



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4th of July Events Hotline

Important Documents & Forms:

2013 Parade Flyer

2013 Civic and Community Application

2013 Personal Vehicle Application

2013 Corporate Sponsor Letter

2013 Corporate Sponsor Form

2013 Business Application

Talent Bank Application 


2013 Hingham July 4th Parade: Stars & Stripes Forever!

2013 Schedule

July 4th Fireworks on Hingham Harbor have been postponed until Saturday, July 6th due to the potential for rain on both June 29th and 30th.

Saturday, July 6th, Dusk - Fireworks over Hingham Harbor sponsored by the Lions Club, festivities starting at 3 PM. Starting with the Independence Day Party (3-6pm), which includes kids activities like patriotic bike decorating, face painting, a bouncy house, balloons and more amusing, exciting activities; and continuing Hingham's July 4th Community Celebration with a live band concert performed by the perennial favorites, The Satuit Band, until the festivities colorfully illuminate the night sky. For kids of all ages, the fun is free!

(Rain Date, Sunday, July 7th)

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

Thursday, July 4th, 7:00 – 10 AM - Pancake Breakfast hosted jointly by Kiwanis and Lions Club

Thursday, July 4th, 9:00 AM - Old Ship Meeting House open to visitors 1 hour before and after parade

Thursday, July 4th, 10:00 AM - The Parade! This year's theme is "Stars and Stripes Forever!" commencing from Hingham High School

Please continue to check back for updated information!

2013 Parade button - Stars and Stripes ForeverParade Buttons


Sophie Spielberger, 5th grader from East School.

Here is the winning design for the 2013 Hingham 4th of July Parade Button! THANK YOU to all of the young artists who submitted designs and to all of the teachers who supported their work!

From the Hingham Journal

Support Hingham's Fourth of July Parade, May 3, 2012

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!