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.

Egg Toss

When: 11:30 AM

Where: Fields behind the former Henry T. Wing School

Picnic In The Park

When: noon

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

“The Foam”

When: 2 PM

Where: former Wing School fields

Band Concert

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.

Boat Parade

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.

Fireworks Display

When: 10 PM

Where: Shawme Pond

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Won the boat parade along with Chester Rich...1968

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