Wed, Jul 4, 2018, 12:00 am
Dave Grieve Park
212 Main St Monson, MA, 01057
Longitude X Latitude: -72.31307700000002, 42.0970064
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Monson will celebrate summer and the fourth of July with two days of festivities. The fireworks spectacular will be held on Saturday, June 23, and Summerfest will be held on Wednesday, July 4.
Summerfest features a very long day of events that start early in the morning on the fourth and continue until late in the afternoon.
Here is the schedule of events for 2015. We will publish the new schedule when we get the 2016 update.
Monson Summerfest 4th of July Schedule:
- 6:30-9:00 am: Pancake Breakfast, run by the Monson Girl Scouts, Fire Station
- 8:30 am-4:30 pm: Summerfest Shuttle Bus, Quarry Hill School
- 9:00-9:30 am: Parade Lineup, Main, Thompson & Mill Streets
- 9:15 am: Bike & Doll Carriage Parade Lineup, Post Office
- 9:00 am-4:30 pm: Vendor Booths, Food Vendors, Main Street
- 9:00 am-4:30 pm: Thomas the Train Rides, Adams IGA Parking Lot
- 10:00 am-5:30 pm: Summerfest Beer Garden, Dave Grieve Park
- 10:00: Parade Begins, Main Street
- 11:00-11:30 am: National Anthem, Citizen of the Year, Parade Awards and a Business Citation (close of parade), Reviewing Stand
- 12:30 pm: Academy Hill Derby, Academy Hill
- 1:00 pm: Frog Jumping Contest, Veterans Field
- 1:30 pm: Pie Eating Contest, Reviewing Stand
- 2:30 pm: Magic – Ed Popielarczyk, Behind Norcross House
- 3:30 pm: Balloon Demonstration – Ed Popielarczyk, Behind Norcross House
- 3:30-5:30 pm: Music by the Eddie Forman Orchestra, Gazebo at Dave Grieve Park
The parade begins at Hillside Cemetery, proceeds down Main Street and ends near Cushman Street. The parade features Uncle Sam, marching bands, veterans, floats, fire trucks, antique cars, classic cars, costumed characters, girl scouts, local minutemen, sports cars, Thomas the Train and more.
Summerfest has been going strong since 1980 and is run by a community nonprofit group. It now draws a crowd of ten to thirteen thousand people to Monson every year.
For more information, see the event site.
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