It’s another glorious start to summer in Squantum and the pinnacle of our year is just around the corner. We spotted Jim and crew hanging flags along the parade route and that means one thing…you’re planning your red, white, and blue, and gathering the neighbors to come up with your award-winning float ideas! Give Paula and the July Fourth Parade Committee a call today and sign up your floats and marchers and send in your Grand Marshall nominations for the big day!
Mark your calendars…the marching of the parade is
Tuesday, July 4, 2017 at 10 a.m.
Saturday, July 1, 10 a.m.: Squantum Road Race
- 9:30 a.m.: Registration
- 10 a.m.: Road Race
Meet at the Squantum Community Center, 50 Huckins Ave, Squantum
Registration: $20/adult, Kids under 10 free
Trophies and t-shirts provided.
All proceeds benefit the parade. Sponsored by State Rep. Bruce Ayers
Tuesday, July Fourth:
- 9 a.m.: Flag raising at the cannon by members of the Robert I. Nickerson Post
- 10 a.m.: the Parade steps off
- Awards and fun behind the Squantum School following the parade
Floats: register by June 22
Get the neighbors and kids together and start dreaming up your float ideas for a chance to win a cash prize! Kids and adult floats are welcome. The winning float will have a sign posted on their street for a week announcing the coveted victory. Good luck!
Register your float by June 22 by emailing Squantumparade@yahoo.com or
call Doreen Douglas at 617-360-1975. Provide a Squantum address with your registration.
Marchers: register by June 26
Marchers of all kinds are welcome to join the parade! Little groups, big groups, individuals, marchers in costumes, as well as Local Youth Sports are welcome to march. Decorate your baby carriages and wagons and join the festivities!
Register marchers by June 26 by emailing Squantumparade@yahoo.com.
The committee is accepting nominations for the Parade Grand Marshall.
Please nominate a Squantum resident who has shown great involvement with the community over the years.
Email nominations to Squantumparade@yahoo.com or call Paula Glynn 617-834-9996.
Support the parade…give a donation
Your donations are welcome by the July 4th Committee. Marchers and float registrations are free, so donations keep this fabulous tradition going. Suggested donation per family is $20, but any donation is very much appreciated.
Checks can be made payable to: Squantum July 4th Committee
Mail or drop off to: Judi Smith, 289 Bellevue Road, Squantum, MA 02171
Join the Parade! Sign up…
Simply email SquantumParade@yahoo.com to sign up your float, group, band, and marchers, and to nominate the Grand Marshall.
Feeling nostalgic? Check out photos from the 2016 parade in the Scoop photo gallery.