4th of July in Hingham
4th of July in Hingam is truly one of resident's favorite days of the year. The whole day is a spectacle of town pride and patriotism. Main Street is framed with cheering crowds starting at 7am to encourage the runners in their over 4 mile journey from the Middle School to Hingham Square. The finish line, located downtown under a huge American flag, is truly a sight to be seen. Then more crowds start lining the area to camp out for the best vantage point for viewing the parade. This holiday is so loved the town even paints the street divider lines red, white and blue alond the parade route! From beach chairs peppered along the street to full blown lawn parties at the stunning lower Main Street homes, the whole town seems to make it out to cheer on the parade participants. If you have young children, make sure to bring a bag to collect some candy that the floats throw to the crowds! Make sure you wear sunscreen, bring a hat and lots of water. It gets hot in the sun - Brewed Awakenings and Atlantic Bagel are always open so its a good spot to grab an ice coffee or a snack!
Where is the best place to view the parade? Everyone you ask seems to have a different opinion but anywhere along the route - from the High School to Middle Street to Main Street ending at Station Street downtown - is a great spot! Wondering where to park? If you don't have a friend that lives near the route, try the library parking lot or town hall lot in order to view in Hingham Centre, and try the town lot behind Tosca for the best downtown viewing spots.
Schedule of the Day's Events:
4.47 miles, point to point. Course starts at the Hingham Middle School and continues down historic Main Street, ending in the Square under a huge flag with enthusiastic crowd. Register here
The traditional Lions/Kiwanis Fourth of July Pancake Breakfast at Hingham Centre Common is a real crowd-pleaser, featuring pancakes, sausages, coffee, and juice.