4th of July Celebration
Unfortunately the 4th of July Celebration Committee has formally voted to cancel this year's (2020) July 4th Celebration. This includes all ouf our events - the Children's Parade, the Firecracker 5K Road Race and the evening July 4th parade. As much as we regret the decision, it is both necessary and appropriate, given the current public health emergency and limitations on public gatherings.
The Committee will be working with Norwood Community Media to provide an alternative celebration on local media.
Our annual 4th of July Parade has brought so much pleasure to residents of Norwood and surrounding communities for many years. Many bands and entertainment acts continue to return to Norwood every year to be part of the July 4th Celebration. They come because of the tremendous response and enthusiam of the community.
Since Norwood's 4th is like no other, thousands come from miles around to take part in the events. We will have a diverse schedule of events including a Children's Bicycle, Tricycle, Doll Carriage and Historic Character Parade; Carillon Concert, Firecracker 5K Road Race and our traditional 4th of July Parade.
We are always looking for volunteers, both during the planning stages and the Celebration itself. Please leave a message at the Norwood Town Hall at 781-762-1240 x104 if you can help!
Fourth of July Celebration Activities
Help to keep Norwood's Fourth of July Celebration Alive!
THE CHILDREN'S PARADE
The Children's Parade is a favorite for children and their families. Over 300 children decorate their tricycles, bicycles or doll carriages or come dressed as a historical character, such as Betsy Ross, Abraham Lincoln, etc. The parade, led by The Colonial Boys, begins at the First Congregational Church at the corner of Walpole and Winter Streets and proceeds through town ending at the Town Common. It's a great way to show the kids' creativity and for families to have a fun time showing off their creations! The fee is $1.00 and every child receives a festive t-shirt and participation ribbon. The winners are welcomed to ride in the main parade on a float.
5K Road Race
Norwood's Firecracker 5K Road Race is a special, fun-filled event prior to the main parade that anyone can sign up for! Whether you're participating in the race, or just cheering on someone you know, it's sure to be a fun time for everyone!
Norwood's 4th of July Parade Spectacular
The main event for the day, Norwood's famous 4th of July parade features several national and international marching bands, celebratory floats, entertaining acts, and an amazing community that puts it all together! It's one of the year's biggest events in Norwood, so you definitely don't want to miss out!