The Exchange Club of Needham has made the difficult decision not to hold its annual 4th of July Celebration, comprised of the July 3rd Fireworks and the July 4th Parade. These events draw tens of thousands of onlookers each year, and with the uncertain current public health environment and guidelines we find it is unfeasible to make concrete assumptions as to whether or how it will be safe to congregate in any numbers by the beginning of July.
Our decision to cancel the Fireworks and the Parade does not come without reservation or sadness from the Needham Exchange Club, that has sponsored the 4th of July Celebration for over 50 years.
Possible alternative arrangements to commemorate our Nation’s Declaration of Independence in Needham will be announced by the Exchange Club if available.
The decision to cancel the Fireworks and the Parade was made by the Needham Exchange Club in coordination with the Town of Needham.
The Needham Exchange 4th of July Celebration is solely funded by community contributions. A special thank you to our sponsors and community contributions, without whom this celebration would not be possible.