By Carol Britton Meyer
Hingham's Fourth of July celebration usually starts off with fireworks, but this year's display has been postponed until Fall due to the presence of protected wildlife on Button Island, the usual place from which the fireworks are launched.
The parade will go on as usual. This year's theme is "History Happens Here," a salute to Hingham's roots and traditions harking back more than 350 years.
The Fourth of July holiday will feature the early-morning Hingham Rec Road Race and the Kiwanis/Lions Club pancake breakfast on Hingham Centre Common, culminating in the traditional Fourth of July Parade -- featuring marching bands, colorful floats, antique cars, Hingham's own Uncle Sam, and much more.
Thousands of spectators -- many decked out in red, white, and blue and waving American flags -- come from near and far to line the parade route, including former residents who have moved from town who return year after year to enjoy Hingham's Fourth of July celebration.
Harbor Media will be providing the community with live coverage of the Hingham 4th of July parade on HD Channels, Comcast 1072, Verizon 2131! The pre-show will feature local community partners and be hosted by Harbor Media's Community Manager, Kaley Gilmore, and Joe Collymore. The pre-show begins at 8:30 and the parade will be making its way down Main St at approximately 10:15 AM. This live feed is brought to you by our community partner AZ Studio. Make sure to visit www.harbormedia.org for updates.
For further information, visit hinghamjuly4th.org.
Happy Fourth of July!!