It is shaping up to be a wonderful afternoon and evening at the Community Block Party at Patton Park.
The event will run from 4-9 p.m. on Saturday, June 27.
Admission is free.
It will start with an Independence bike parade with covered wagon contest at 4 p.m., starting at the First United Methodist Church on Bay Road. In addition to decorated bicycles and wagons, there will be police and fire apparatus, veterans and Joanne Patton in the parade.
There will be plenty of food for sale. Vendors will include the Firebox taco truck, Firebox barbecue truck, Kona shaved ice truck and Cookie Monstah truck plus hamburgers and hot dogs from The Community House and Hamilton-Wenham Little League’s Snack Shack.
The event will officially kick off at Patton Park with patriotic music, a color guard plus words from Richard Barbato, outreach specialist at American Legion Post 194 and words of inspiration and reflection from Joanne Patton. Kristin Noon, the director at Wenham Museum, will then announce the winners of the covered wagon contest
The activities and entertainment will start at about 4:30 p.m. in Patton Park, with a DJ from HMS Entertainment. Games will include many of the classics you may have seen in past years at the Two Town Fourth, including all about fun activities – a mechanical bull, bungee jumper, adrenaline rush slide, tubs of fun, bungee run and a train with tickets priced at $1 each, $10 for 12 or a $20 wristband for unlimited use. There will also be a bike rodeo by Kiwanis of Beverly, a bouncy house and slide from the Hamilton-Wenham Recreation Department, Cow Pie Bingo by the Hamilton-Wenham Regional High School football boosters, a dunk tank from Dunkin Donuts of Hamilton, face painting and tattoos by the Hamilton-Wenham Regional High School volleyball boosters, giant games that include bubbles, bowling, chess, checkers, connect 4, Jenga and dominoes by Hogan Tire, a monkey bridge from Boy Scout Troop 35, patriotic sand art craft by the Community House and wiffleball by the Hamilton-Wenham Regional High School baseball team. Eastern Bank is an event sponsor.
In addition to the DJ, other musical entertainment will include Bookman and the Faucets at 6 p.m. and Jim Coyle Trio at 7 p.m.
The night will end with a fireworks display at 9:15 p.m.