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Complete Schedule of Wakefield's July 4th Activities

A full day of July 4th activities are planned The 2013 theme is "America's Youth! Our Pride - Our Future." Beneath the schedule is some additional information from Carol Hubbard, co-chair of the West Side Social Club Fourth of July Committee about Thursday's activities.

7:00 AM    Registration for Fishing Derby at Lower Common **

7:30 AM - 10:30 AM  Children's Fishing Derby - ages 2-14 

Under 12 must be must be accompanied by an adult **Special Guest, Gene “The Fishing Machine” Ellison   

8:00 AM   Registration for Pet Show at Upper Common

8:30 AM  Pet Show at Upper Common

8:30 AM  Registration for Cart, Tricycle and Scooter Parade at  Upper Common

9:00 AM   Cart, Tricycle and Scooter Parade at Upper Common

9:30 AM     Registration for Bicycle Parade at Upper Common

10:00 AM   Bicycle Parade at Upper Common

10:30 AM    Registration for Doll Carriage Parade at Upper Common 

11:00 AM   Doll Carriage Parade at Upper Common

11:30 AM   Dance Studio of Wakefield performance

12:00 NOON    Diaper Derby - crawling race - Lower Common followed by - Children's 

Races - Toddlers thru 12 Years old and Adult Races

1:00 PM  Canoe and Kayak Races - Starting at the Head of the Lake to the

Lower Common - under 18 must be must be accompanied an adult

5:00 PM    “Hometown March”    Civic Center to Lower Common

**Dedicated to President, Rick Turner           

6:00 PM      Patriotic Entertainment – Tony Barrie Band

7:00 PM     James Montgomery Band

9:00 PM    Dan Clark - the “Singing State Trooper”

**Words from 2013 Honoree - Paul DiNocco

9:30 PM     FIREWORKS!!!                             

*Weather permitting

**Prizes and Trophies are awarded at the end of each event


A note from Carol Hubbard: Just as in the past, we will have the Children’s Events starting early in the AM with the Fishing Derby and will continue with the “Children’s Parades”, “Running Races” and the “Canoe & Kayak Races”.

This year we added a “Hometown March” that will begin at 5:00 PM from the Galvin Middle School / Civic Center to fill the void of the tradition of a parade in Wakefield. The parade will continue down Main Street and it will end at the Lower Common. This parade is on a much smaller scale then what the Independence Day Committee has provided in the past. However, it will have some fine entertainment just the same

Slated to be in the “Hometown March” will be three bands; The Tony Barrie Band, The Waltham Legion Trolley Band, and the Liberty Jazz Band. We are adding the traditional “Peter Hubbard Children’s Float” showing the wonderful imaginations of the children who participated in the morning Children Events. Gene “The Fishing Machine” Ellison will be in the parade with his “Screaming Yellow” wrapped Nitro Z-9 Bass Boat and Toyota Tundra, along with the winners of the Fishing Derby. Also on hand will be some antique fire trucks, cars, dance studios, and fun characters for the Children. You can expect our local Board of Selectman and dignitaries from the State House to be there as well. We have invited the Presidents of all local clubs that silently serve Wakefield through out the year, as well as Little League Teams etc… The parade will be much smaller, but it will be packed with some fun. It is expected to be about an hour long.

After the Hometown March, the Tony Barrie band will provide entertainment at the Lower Common before the main concert begins. This year, we hired the James Montgomery Band to perform! James is known for his unique style and has always pleased audiences where ever he performs. Following the concert, Dan Clark “The Singing State Trooper” will perform patriotic songs just before the Fireworks Display

the Fireworks Display will begin at approximately 9:30PM. The show will be better than previous years! Immediately following the end of the fireworks, the July 4th Celebration will come to an end

 I am hopeful that this some what clarifies what the WSSC 4th of July Committee is presenting this July 4th! As always, we are able to offer these events by your generous donations. The Committee thanks all the Townspeople and Local Businesses that have donated, but we still need help. The “Hometown March” is an added expense and we are hopeful funding will come forth. Looking forward to seeing you on the Fourth of July!



Kris Martone-Levine July 04, 2013 at 01:40 PM
Thank you, thank you, thank you...to the West Side Social Club for another July 4th morning of great fun & entertainment! The children's activities were great and we realize a lot of effort and commitment goes into supporting these activities.

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