4th of July

SPirit of sandwich 2023: 2 days of 4th of july festivities!Spirit of Sandwich 4th of July Flier 2023

BAND CONCERT on july 1st

Come dance the night away with the Moonlighters on Saturday, July 1st at 7:30 PM at the Henry T. Wing School at 33 Water Street. Bring a picnic blanket, your favorite dance partner, and some bug spray and get ready for a memorable Saturday evening!

This is an alcohol-free event.

Moonlighter band

FIREWORKS on July 1st

Stick around after the Moonlighters concert to enjoy a festive presentation of fireworks over the Henry T. Wing School by Atlas Fireworks at 10 PM!

Parking for concert and fireworks on July 1st will be extremely limited. Please carpool to the event if you are able!

Atlas Fireworks

Spirit of Sandwich 3 mile road race on july 4th

3 Mile "Spirit of Sandwich" Road Race

When: Tuesday, July 4th. Race starts promptly at 8:00 AM!
Where: Parking lot behind the Henry T. Wing School, at 33 Water Street

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Get your blood pumping the morning of the 4th with our annual three mile fun run!


YOUTH REGISTRATION FEE: $10.00 DONATION (13 yrs and under)

Spirit of Sandwich race day tee available at event  for $15!
You may register online or the day of the race. However we HIGHLY encourage you to avoid the lines and register early.

Pre-registration closes on June 29.

Registration link: https://sandwichma.myrec.com/info/activities/program_details.aspx?ProgramID=29961

* Runners must be 13 years of age or older, unless accompanied by an adult.
Prizes will be awarded to the first place overall winners in the mens' and womens' categories only.

2023 "Spirit of Sandwich" Race Route

Spirit of Sandwich 3 Mile Road Race

2023 Spirit of sandwich parade on july 4th

This year, the annual Spirit of Sandwich 4th of July Parade will begin at 10:30 AM. Line the streets of downtown Sandwich to spectate, or keep reading to find out how you can join the parade! The parade will start from the Henry T. Wing School at 33 Water Street. This year, keep your eyes out for our Parade Grand Marshal, Robert Thomson!2012 4th of July Pics 058

Everyone is invited to participate in the Spirit of Sandwich Parade!
All who wish to enter a float, group, antique car or walking group may register online or contact the Sandwich Recreation Department at 508-888-4361 to register and receive further information.

All parade entries must be preregistered by June 29th. Unregistered entities will not be allowed to participate.

Registration link: https://sandwichma.myrec.com/info/activities/program_details.aspx?ProgramID=29962

Float Contest
We will once again be hosting a float contest during the parade. Winners will be recognized at a short awards ceremony immediately after the parade. Judging categories for float contest are: 

Best Overall - Most Patriotic - My Hometown - Most Creative

If you plan to participate in the parade, please make sure to abide by our guidelines, listed below.

Parade Guidelines


After our Fourth of July parade, the fun doesn't stop! Come on by to the Henry T. Wing School at 33 Water Street to enjoy a midday family picnic from 12:00-2:00 PM. Enjoy the music of DJ Stephanie Viva and play lawn games in the park such as cornhole, ladder ball, and more!  

Picnic in park pic

DJ Stephanie Viva

Our famous egg Toss

During Picnic in the Park on the 4th of July, make sure you join in on our annual, spectacular, Town Egg Toss at 12:30 PM!

Prizes will be awarded to winners. Plus, bragging rights.2012 4th of July Pics 080

The fireman's muster

After the egg toss and other field games, cool down at the annual fireman's muster, sponsored by the Sandwich Fire Department!

Join us at the Henry T. Wing School, 33 Water Street during the field events.2012 4th of July Pics 129

new for 2023- spirit of sandwich shirts!

This year, make sure your show your Sandwich Spirit by grabbing an exclusive Spirit of Sandwich shirt at either Fourth of July event at the Recreation Tent for $15. Check it out!

Spirit of Sandwich Shirt

Rain Cancellation

In the event of unpleasant weather, both the event on July 1st as well as the events on July 4th will be cancelled for public safety. There is no rain date for either event, so keep your fingers crossed for clear skies! To check the status of an event in unpredictable weather conditions, please refer to our Instagram and Facebook pages @sandwichrecreation or check our website: www.sandwichrec.com

Further Questions?

With any further questions or concerns, please reach out to the recreation department directly: 508-888-4361 or refer to our Facebook or Instagram @sandwichrec or our website www.sandwichrec.com

We look forward

To seeing you on both July 1st and July 4th! We can't wait to celebrate the Spirit of Sandwich with you at each of these special events.