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Wakefield's 2011 Fourth of July Events Schedule

Find out the information you need to know about one of the biggest events each year in Wakefield.

  • 7 a.m. - Registration begins for the Children's Fishing Derby at the lower common.
  • 7:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. - Children's Fishing Derby - ages 2-14. (Kids under age 12 must have an adult with them). Special guest: Gene, "The Fishing Machine" Ellison.
  • 8 a.m. - Registration begins for the Pet Show at the upper common.
  • 8:30 a.m. - Pet Show at the upper common.
  • 8:30 a.m. - Registration beings for the Cart, Tricycle, and Scooter Parade at the upper common.
  • 9 a.m. - Cart, Tricycle, and Scooter Parade at the upper common.
  • 9:30 a.m. - Registration begins for the Bicycle Parade at the upper common.
  • 10 a.m. - Bicycle Parade at the upper common.
  • 10:30 a.m. - Registration begins for the Doll Carriage Parade at the upper common.
  • 11 a.m. - Doll Carriage Parade at the upper common.
  • 11:30 a.m. - performance.
  • Noon - Diaper Derby (a crawling race) at the lower common, followed by children's races (toddlers through 12 years old) and adult races.
  • 1 p.m. Canoe and Kayak Races - starting at the head of the lake to the lower common (anyone under age 18 must be with an adult).
  • 5 p.m. - Wakefield's Independence Day Parade starts on North Ave., in front of Lakeside Office Park and continues left onto Church St. The parade then takes a right onto Common Street and continues to Main Street.  The end of the parade is just before  North Ave., by the Americal Civic Center.
  • 6:20 p.m.  - Bumpin' Uglies Band live on stage.
  • 7:35 p.m. - Herland Brothers Band live on stage.
  • 9 p.m. - Wakefield's Fourth of July Honoree, Superintendent Joan Landers, wll give a short speech then draw the raffle winners.
  • 9:15 p.m. - Dan Clark, the singing state trooper.
  • 9:30 p.m. Fireworks with music over Lake Quannapowitt.
  • 9:45 p.m. - Herland Brothers Band live on stage.
  • 10:30 p.m. - End time.
shelly dorfandof May 15, 2012 at 10:56 PM
why do the fireworks start so late?
Sara Jacobi July 03, 2012 at 01:11 PM
Note: This is the 2011 events schedule. The 2012 schedule is here: http://wakefield.patch.com/articles/wakefield-s-2012-4th-of-july-fireworks-activities-schedule-parade

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