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Picnic in the Park - July 4
Save the Date for Picnic In the Park

For over 30 years the Town of Concord has celebrated our nation’s Independence Day
with a day long event, Picnic In the Park.  All are invited to the Emerson Field on July 4
for the festivities that include all day music, many kinds of food supplied by Concord
non-profit organizations and activities for all ages.  

The fun begins with the (weather permitting) tethered balloon rides in the Remax balloon starting at an earlier time of
10 am.  The popular decorated bicycle parade takes place at 11:30 (children gather at
11:15). Music will be provided by the Jolly Rogues (11:45 – 1:15) singing and playing
lively music of the 18th century,  bluegrass music by Southern Rail (1:30 – 3:00) and
concert music by the Concord Band (3:15 – 4:30).  Activities for families will include
field games (12:30 – 1:30),  balloon twisting (1:00 – 3:00), the popular Fire Department
911 House, the Police Department radar toss, a demonstration of hula hoop use given by
the Boston Hoop Troop and, for teens, a henna artist will make temporary tattoos.  

In case of rain, the music will be moved indoors.  Picnic In the Park is made possible by
donations from individuals known as Picnic Backers as well as corporate sponsors.
Donations will be gratefully accepted and can be sent to Picnic In the Park,
P.O. Box 1075, Concord MA 01742.  If you are interested in volunteering either before
or during the event, please contact Michael Rudd at


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