Ready for the 4th?

4th of July To Do’s 
By Kathryn Robenhymer

Every 4th of July, Hingham offers a variety of summer-fun-filled events appropriate for all ages! Make sure you don’t miss a beat and checkout our list of July 4th To Do’s:

Community Celebration and Fireworks– Hingham likes to get the party started early. Join the Lions Club on July 1 at the Hingham Harbor for a night filled with music, food, fun, and fireworks! Festivities like face painting, yoga, and fortune telling will kick off at 5:00 PM. Listen to live music while enjoying a steak dinner. Fireworks begin at 8:30 PM. Find a spot along the waterfront and watch the fireworks shimmer in sky and sea!

Host: Hingham Lions Club

Cost: While entrance to the event is FREE, some activities require tickets. Contact Mark Casale at or by phone 781-740-1850 for more details on pricing and ticket packages.

Vintage Baseball– The Hingham historical society will host their annual Vintage Baseball game on July 2. Watch the Coopers faceoff the Derbys in 1880’s fashion. The games begin at 3:00 PM at Derby Academy.   

Host: Hingham Historical Society

Cost: suggested donation of $5

July 4th Road Race- What better way to kick off Lady Liberty’s birthday than with a morning run! Starting at 7:00 AM, the 4.47 mile long race will wind down Main Street in Hingham and finish at the sound of patriotic cheers and the sight of the American flag.

Host: Hingham Recreation

Cost: $30 ($35 for day of registration)

Pancake Breakfast– Come join the Lions Club for come delicious pancakes! Breakfast will be served from 6:30 to 8:30 AM at the Town Common. These are pancakes you can feel good about eating as proceeds support the annual fireworks!

Host: Hingham Lions Club

Cost: $5

4th of July Parade– Uncle Sam is sure to sport his finest red, white, and blues to this year’s “Star Spangled Salute.” The parade will kick off at 10:00 AM at Hingham High School then head north on Route 228 toward Main Street, hang a right on North Street, and conclude at Station Street.

Host: Town of Hingham

Cost: FREE

Where to park– Parades and other festivities mean more people with less parking. But never fear! Here’s a list of public parking places: Hingham Bathing Beach, Hingham Town Hall, Haley Field, and Hingham High School. Parking will also be available at the West Hingham and Station Street T stop’s.

Support– The Hingham Lions Club puts a lot of time, effort, and resources into their 4th of July celebration, and all of the event s rely on private donations. To support the Lions Club, you can mail a donation to Hingham Lions PO Box 153, Hingham, MA 02043 or visit their gofundme page (July 4th Hingham Firework Fund).