4th of July Celebration

Tuesday, July 4, 2017
5K Fun Run
  • 7:30 - 8:00 a.m.: Fun Run Registration at Union Memorial School (FEE: $5.00 per participant)
  • Race begins at 8:15 a.m.
  • Light refreshments available for participants after the race!
4th of July Parade
  • Parade Registration Form (PDF)
  • Parade Registration Deadline: Friday, June 23rd!
  • The parade starts at 11:00 a.m.
  • The parade route will begin at the Creek Farm Plaza and process down Main Street to the Burnham Library.
  • The Colchester-Milton Rotary Club and the Colchester Food Shelf will host a food drive during the parade.  Please help by bringing a non-perishable food item to donate.  Donation boxes will be located at Our Lady of Grace Church (parking lot), the Burnham Library, and the Food Shelf on Main Street.

Bayside Beach

Lifeguards will be on duty at Bayside Beach for those who want to swim from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Bayside Paddle Sports will be open for paddleboard and kayak rentals from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Bayside Park

  • 6:00  to 9:00 p.m.: SuperSounds Inflatable Zone
    • Concession vendors will also be selling food, drinks, glow sticks, and more.
  • 6:45 to 8:45 p.m.: Music Entertainment: THE HITMEN
    • The Hitmen are: Bob Young (Guitar and Vocals), Brian Donnelly (Drums and Vocals), Duane Waller (Bass and Vocals), and Bob Boedecker (Keys and Vocals).
    • Musical Style: 1970s and 1980s party rock & roll, featuring hot guitar, organ, and impressive vocal harmonies! The Hitmen play anything from John Mellencamp to Santana, The Atlanta Rhythm Section to Steely Dan - don't miss this fantastic group!


  • Fireworks will take place at dusk from the Bayside Softball Field. Please stay behind the safety fence.
  • Parking available at: Colchester High School, Colchester Middle School, and the Malletts Bay School.