There are lots of activities planned in Sandwich to celebrate Independence Day.
Three-Mile Road Race
When: Race starts at 8:30 AM sharp.
Where: Starting line at parking lot behind the former Henry T. Wing School, 33 Water Street.
Detail: Registration starts at 7 AM and costs $15 for adults, $10 for children younger than 13. Children younger than 13 must be accompanied by an adult.
To ease race day congestion, the recreation department is holding a pre-race pickup of numbers at the Sandwich Recreation Department building at Oakcrest Cove, 34 Quaker Meetinghouse Road, South Sandwich.
Pre-race pickup hours will be Wednesday, July 3, from 9 AM to 1 PM.
Spirit Of Sandwich Parade
When: Parade starts at 10 AM.
Where: The former Henry T. Wing School, 33 Water Street.
Details: Children may walk or ride decorated bikes. No battery- or gas-powered children’s vehicles will be allowed. Float contest judging categories are Best Overall, Most Patriotic, My Hometown, and Most Creative.
When: 11:30 AM
Where: Fields behind the former Henry T. Wing School
Picnic In The Park
Where: former Henry T. Wing School fields
Details: Music by Brian Sances Band; field games—including cornhole—will be available for participants of all ages
When: 2 PM
Where: former Wing School fields
When: 7:30 to 9:30 PM
Where: Shawme Pond Bandstand
Details: Dale and the Duds will be returning for another night of “oldies but goodies” musical fun. Participants should bring chairs, blankets and dancing shoes to this alcohol-free event.
When: 9 PM
Where: Shawme Pond
Details: The boat parade is composed of small boats and canoes that are decorated in creative ways using paper lanterns illuminated by candles. To enter a boat, contact the recreation department at 508-888-4361. Materials (strapping, paper lanterns, candles and twine) will be supplied. A maximum of 18 boats are allowed in the parade.
When: 10 PM
Where: Shawme Pond