"Between 20,000-25,000 people will line the streets of Hingham for this 4th of July parade."
For those early risers, as I am, at 7am on July 4th, Hingham hosts one of the region's oldest footraces. This premier event marks the 60th continuous running of the Hingham Road Race and kicks off the Independence Day Celebration. This unique course is one of the town's richest traditions. It is 4.47 miles along Hingham's historic Main Street. It is fast, runner friendly, downhill-dipped with few gradual uphill climbs. All along the course, locals cheer, hand out water and offer words of encouragement. The road race ends, running on red, white and blue center lines, under a huge flag with an enthusiastic crowd in the center of town. It is a wonderful way to start the day of festivities.
"The one thing I love most about Hingham is the community of people."
homes are decorated with flags and the entire town gathers together to enjoy this festive event.
This elaborate quintessential celebration is just one of many reasons why I love Hingham. I love Hingham for its proximity to the beach. I love Hingham for it's easy commute via train or boat to the city. I love Hingham for its schools and for its restaurants. But the one thing I love most about Hingham is the community of people. It is a very unique spot.