Events Finalized For This Weekend’s Braintree Day Celebration
Weekend Celebrations begin Saturday with the Stars and Stripes Parade, Food Truck Festival, Games, Live Music and Fireworks.
Braintree – The Braintree July 4th Celebration Committee with Mayor Joe Sullivan is pleased to announce the following information on the town’s annual Braintree Day: July 4th Celebration.
Saturday June 30, 2018
The Stars and Stripes Parade will begin at 11:45 AM at the Registry of Motor Vehicle’s parking lot located at 14 Plain St and will head north on Hancock St and continue north on Washington St through South Braintree square and will end at the Hollis School.
This year’s parade Grand Marshall is Bob Beach, who is retiring after nearly thirty years of service as the Golf Pro at Braintree Municipal Golf Course. The Committee is honored to recognize Bob for his years of dedication in helping hundreds of people gain access and learn the game of Golf in Braintree and throughout the greater Boston area. Bob assisted many veterans and disabled players throughout his career and the committee could not think of a more deserving person to be its Grand Marshall.
Log onto www.Braintrees4th.org for more information on groups in this year’s parade groups.
A Food Truck Festival featuring more than two dozen diverse food trucks from across New England will begin at 2 p.m. at Braintree High School. Trucks will offer a variety of menu choices and price levels, designed to meet every family’s budget. For a complete list of food trucks log onto www.braintrees4th.org.
2pm Event Begins: DJ Ed Kelley M-Cing the Event's Activities
2-8pm: Pony Rides and Wagon Rides by Barrett's Horse Drawn Services & Whiffle Ball Tournament by Life Community Church
2-6pm: Animal Craze Petting Zoo, Fun Faces with a Twist Face painting, All Hands Drumming Interactive Drum Circle
2:30 PM – 7:30 PM Bungee Trampolines sponsored by Liberty Bay Credit Union
2-8pm: Fun Zone by Dave & Buster's, Busy Bee Jumpers Slip & Slides, Inflatable Obstacle Courses, Dunk Tank
2-9:30pm: Temporary Tattoos, Balloon Art, Do It Yourself Classic Crafts, Create your own sign, Braintree Day T-Shirt Sales
DJ Crazie Eddie Kelley will begin playing summertime favorites at 2 PM on Saturday and continue throughout the evening with The Aldous Collins Band, ending with Zack Brown Tribute Band. Full schedule of musical acts: leading up to the 9:30 p.m. fireworks display at Braintree High School.
Saturday Live entertainment schedule Sponsored by Braintree Electric Light Department
4:30-6:30 pm: Aldous Collins Band
5:00-5:30 pm: Official Welcome from Braintree Mayor Sullivan
7:00-9:00pm: The Zack Brown Tribute Band
Fireworks at 9:30 PM Sponsored by Liberty Bay Credit Union
American Thunder Fireworks will provide one of the largest and best fireworks displays South of Boston.
Rain date will be Sunday, July 1 with DJ music at 6 PM and Fireworks at 9 PM.
“This is one of the best days of the year for Braintree as we celebrate our nation’s independence and our community. It would not be possible without the support of the generous businesses and citizens of our town along with countless volunteers who make it all happen” Chair of the Braintree July 4th Celebration Committee Sean Powers said.
“This years Braintree Day with the parade, food trucks, music and fireworks will once again promise to create a fantastic family atmosphere throughout the day” said Sullivan. He also thanked the many sponsors who have partnered with the town to make the day a success.
Updates and additions to the day’s program and activities will be updated on the committee’s Twitter, Instagram @braintrees4th and Facebook at Braintree 4th of July.
2018 Event Coordination by Lola Grace Events.