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Wakefield's 2011 Fourth of July Events Schedule

Find out the information you need to know about one of the biggest events each year in Wakefield.

Wakefield's 2011 Fourth of July Events Schedule
  • 7 a.m. - Registration begins for the Children's Fishing Derby at the lower common.
  • 7:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. - Children's Fishing Derby - ages 2-14. (Kids under age 12 must have an adult with them). Special guest: Gene, "The Fishing Machine" Ellison.
  • 8 a.m. - Registration begins for the Pet Show at the upper common.
  • 8:30 a.m. - Pet Show at the upper common.
  • 8:30 a.m. - Registration beings for the Cart, Tricycle, and Scooter Parade at the upper common.
  • 9 a.m. - Cart, Tricycle, and Scooter Parade at the upper common.
  • 9:30 a.m. - Registration begins for the Bicycle Parade at the upper common.
  • 10 a.m. - Bicycle Parade at the upper common.
  • 10:30 a.m. - Registration begins for the Doll Carriage Parade at the upper common.
  • 11 a.m. - Doll Carriage Parade at the upper common.
  • 11:30 a.m. - performance.
  • Noon - Diaper Derby (a crawling race) at the lower common, followed by children's races (toddlers through 12 years old) and adult races.
  • 1 p.m. Canoe and Kayak Races - starting at the head of the lake to the lower common (anyone under age 18 must be with an adult).
  • 5 p.m. - Wakefield's Independence Day Parade starts on North Ave., in front of Lakeside Office Park and continues left onto Church St. The parade then takes a right onto Common Street and continues to Main Street.  The end of the parade is just before  North Ave., by the Americal Civic Center.
  • 6:20 p.m.  - Bumpin' Uglies Band live on stage.
  • 7:35 p.m. - Herland Brothers Band live on stage.
  • 9 p.m. - Wakefield's Fourth of July Honoree, Superintendent Joan Landers, wll give a short speech then draw the raffle winners.
  • 9:15 p.m. - Dan Clark, the singing state trooper.
  • 9:30 p.m. Fireworks with music over Lake Quannapowitt.
  • 9:45 p.m. - Herland Brothers Band live on stage.
  • 10:30 p.m. - End time.

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