4th of July

Town of Hingham Announces Cancellation of 2020 July 4th Parade, Harborworks and Road Race

May 5, 2020 - A message from Police Chief Glenn Olsson

The 4th of July Parade Committee, Hingham Recreation Commission (Hingham Road Race) and the organizers of the Harborworks fireworks have announced that the Parade, Road race and Fireworks are cancelled this year due to public health safety concerns surrounding COVID-19 and social distancing.

The decision to cancel the July 4th events follows numerous meetings between each of the individual planning committees for the Parade, Harborworks, and the Road Race, Hingham Police, Hingham Fire and the Hingham Downtown Association. I would also like to thank the Board of Health for keeping us informed of the latest information that helped in guiding our decision.    

I would mention that this was not an easy decision but we all feel it was the right one.

The three organization will continue to collaborate and will be organizing a campaign to help give back to the town and citizens in a meaningful way. They are eager to keep the spirit alive for next year’s 4th of July celebration 

Each of the organizations will provide additional updates on the status of their events for 2021. 

Hingham's 4th of July celebration is one of our town's most cherished traditions. It's our patriotic prelude to the summer season, a festival of Americana where family and friends gather with fanfare. Each year the spirited cheers along the road race and the grand parade where historic Main Street is decked in red, white, and blue, Hingham's 4th of July celebration continues to grow year and year. 
Road ​Race

Hingham Recreation Commission

Thursday, July 4th at 7:00 AM

July 4th, 2019 marks the 61st continuous running of the Hingham Road Race. One of the region's oldest footraces, this premier event starts our Independence Day celebration, and is one of the town's richest traditions.

More Details: HinghamRec.com 
July 4th Road Race in Hingham


Hingham 4th of July Parade Committee

Saturday, July 4th at 10:00 AM
The 2020 4th of July Parade Theme is "Unity in Community" as selected by the Parade Committee. Look for Parade Buttons dedicated to this theme at Hingham Centre and downtown Hingham businesses as they become available.  
More Details: Hingham Parade

July 4th Parade in Hingham

Community Celebration & Fireworks

Hingham Lions Club

The Fourth of July fireworks are postponed until 2020 due to a lack of organizers needed to orchestrate the event in 2019.

The Lions are seeking help and input to address the challenges of hosting the historic July 4th tradition. If you would like to help or be a volunteer going forward, please contact Mark Casale at markcasale@paintspecialists1.com.

More Details:
Hingham Lions on Facebook
Donate: gofundme.com/hinghamlions
July 4th Fireworks in Hingham