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Independence Day Celebration

The 2021 Independence Day Celebration will take place at 10:00 am on July 3rd.

The Parade will follow its usual route from the Coakley Middle School, down Washington Street, all the way to the Town Hall. 

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 enthusiasm of the community. 

Since Norwood's Independence Day celebration is like no other, thousands come from miles around to take part in the events.  During a traditional year, 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 call the Norwood Recreation Department at 781-762-0466 if you are interested in participating!

Help to keep Norwood's Fourth of July Celebration Alive!

Events this year will include:

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! The road race this year will take place starting at 9:00 am on July 3rd.
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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! The 2021 Parade will take place at 10:00 am on July 3rd.
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Reading of Frederick Douglass' July 5th, 1852 Speech

The Old Parish Preservation Volunteers (OPPV) and Progress Norwood are sponsoring a public reading of Frederick Douglass's July 5, 1852 speech. The event will take place on July 4, 2021, at 2:00 pm in the Old Parish Cemetery in Norwood at the grave site of abolitionist and Unitarian minister Rev. Edwin Thompson. This event is free and open to the public. All are welcome.