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4th of July

Every year the Needham Exchange Club provides Needham’s
4th of July Celebration
at no cost to the Town or its taxpayers. All the funds we spend are raised from your contributions, the support of local businesses and the hard work of the 100 men and women of the Needham Exchange Club.

All the money raised for the Parade and Fireworks are spent solely on the celebrations.

Please help support Needham’s Signature Event!

HomeFourth of July

July 4th 2019 Celebration

The Needham Exchange Club has provided many years of community service to the Town with its signature gift, the Fourth of July Celebration.  This event, beginning many years ago as a parade in celebration of our Country’s independence, has evolved into a two day event featuring food, music and fireworks on the evening of the third and a Grand Parade on the morning of the fourth.  


Festivities begin at 5:30 P.M. on Wednesday July 3rd, with food and entertainment followed by the fireworks display at dark.  The Celebration continues on Thursday July 4th beginning at 8:30 A.M. with the Charles River YMCA Road Race. For registration information click on the link  At 9:00 A.M. there will be a raising of our nation’s flag in the Town Common followed by the Grand Parade with a craft fair and flea market, athletic events, food and entertainment after the parade at Memorial Park.


This annual celebration is made possible through the generous financial support of Needham residents, businesses and friends. Please know that the Exchange Club receives no financial support from the Town.  We raise, on our own, all of the funds necessary to put on this event, and your financial support is critical to the success of our Town-wide Fourth of July Celebration. 


This event has become an important Needham tradition providing more than 70 years of memories for Needham families.  Please support this tradition by making a donation below under "Support the 4th of July with a donation" paragraph below.

Thank you in advance for your generous financial support and please know that any contribution is greatly appreciated.  We look forward to seeing you and your family at Memorial Park.


On behalf of the entire membership of the Needham Exchange Club, every best wish.

Public Safety Notice

We are grateful to the public for its continuing support of this signature Needham event both through generous donations and by attending the Fireworks and the Parade.


We are also grateful to Needham’s public safety officers for their help in making these events safe for everyone.


In light of the tragic events in Boston on April 15, 2013, we ask for the the public’s co-operation so that everyone can enjoy the fireworks on July 3rd and the parade on July 4th with assurance that everything that can be done to keep everyone safe has been considered.


In light of that, we are asking everyone to co-operate with the Needham Police.  As always,  “If you see something…Say something.”  Additionally, you are reminded that possession of alcoholic beverages is prohibited at Memorial Park and Green’s Field and there is no food or drink, other than water, allowed on the turf field.


Your co-operation is very appreciated, both by the Needham Exchange Club, and by those who keep us safe, the Needham Police Department.

 Community Parade Float Registration and Parade Policy

Community entries into the Parade are strongly encouraged.  Check back in early April for the registration form that will have a link at this page.

 Pie-Eating Contest Rules & Sign-Up

We are again holding a pie-eating contest for the children at Memorial Field on July 4th beginning at 11:30 A.M.  You can have your sign-up material ready before hand by clicking here downloading the sheet, printing it out and filling it out in advance.

Support the 4th of July with a Donation


The Needham Exchange Club is proud to bring you Needham’s 4th of July celebration from fireworks to parade and everything in between. It is our signature activity.

The celebration is planned, coordinated and carried out by the dedicated members of the Needham Exchange Club.

  • We receive the help of family and friends and business sponsors!
  • No town governmental funds are used - the entire 4th of July celebration is 100% funded by private donations.

We thank the people and businesses of Needham that have shown us through their generosity that they value this hometown tradition.

Local Business Sponsors and Donors


The Exchange Club is grateful for the support of these local businesses

Roche Bros. / Sudbury Farms


Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital - Needham
Global Travel Advisors
Needham Bank
Needham Women's Club
Norfolk Lodge A.F.&A.M.

Bird's Hill Pharmacy
Briarwood Rehabilitation and Healthcare
Century 21 Commonwealth
Charles River Center
Chaston associates, Inc.
Connell Roofing
Dedham Institute for Savings
Friends of Denise Garlick
Hillcrest Gardens
Kerivan-Lane, Inc.
MacFarlane Energy
Mighty Subs
Needham Collision
Needham Police Union
Vita Needle Company
Laws Offices of Cox & Cox
J T Delaney Construction LLC
Saint Joseph Parish
Needham Firefighters Local 1706
Nicholas' Pizzeria
Temple Beth Shalom

J C Timmerman Disposal
North Hill