Bridgewater Arts and Music Festival at BSU annually on July 4th

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Last Updated: May 26, 2015

PARADE - Downtown - 10:00 AM

BRIDGEWATER ARTS & MUSIC FESTIVAL
Phone: (508) 443-4155
Location: Bridgewater State University
On "The Quad" at Boyden Hall
10:00AM-3:00PM (immediately after parade)

FIREWORKS - Legion Field - 9:30 PM

PARADE AND FIREWORKS INFO: The BRIDGEWATER 4TH OF JULY COMMITTEE puts on a fantastic hometown parade and one of the more spectacular fireworks displays in the state, drawing thousands of families to Bridgewater. They have a website, click for the Parade and Fireworks Committee, to visit their site.


Annual favorites, FIRST PARISH UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST CHURCH at 50 School Street (across the street) traditionally sells hand-squeezed fresh lemonade, food, and hosts a booksale during the Arts & Music Festival. Be sure to make a quick stop on your way over to the festival, where they will also have an information table set up.



On July 4th (rain date July 5th), immediately following the parade, on the grounds of BSU, the small committee of volunteer(s) of THE BRIDGEWATER ARTS & MUSIC FESTIVAL put on a festival which includes: art, live music with a focus on original music, dance, great food, children's events such as face painting, train rides, sand art and entertainment such as puppet shows and more...

FOOD on the QUAD, also for sale at the festival, fried dough, popcorn, snow cones, ice cream, pasty confections, meat on a stick, soda, bottled water, fresh squeezed fruit juices.


2015 PROGRAM OFFERINGS

Call (508)443-4155 for FESTIVAL information

MAP OF QUAD

KID'S FESTIVAL - Opens 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

♦ 10-3 - FUN FACES WITH A TWIST - Facepainting & More - Balloon Twists (Prices Vary)

♦ 10-3 - HARRY'S SANDART - Create your own Sand Art (Prices Vary)

♦ 10-3 - ALL HANDS DRUMMING CIRCLES - Join a Drumming Circle - FREE!

♦ 12:00 - WILD WOOD CREATIONS PUPPETS - FREE!

♦ 12:30 - BIG RYAN'S TALL TALES - FREE!

♦ 10-3 - ROAMING RAILROAD - Trackless Train Rides - $3.00

♦ TBA - CRAFT TABLE - Fundraiser for Taunton Animal Shelter - Suggested Donation $1.00 or FREE!

♦ 12-1 - WATER BALLOON VOLLEYBALL FREE!

Fun Faces With a Twist Harry's SandArt Big Ryan's Tall Tales - Puppets/Stories Wild Wood Creations - Puppet Show Tony Fonseca's All Hands Drumming Roaming Railroad

ARTISANS & CRAFTERS - Open 10:00 am till 3:00 pm

Artisans and CraftersCrafters, Artisans, Artists all demonstrating, showing and selling their wares. Many accept Cash, Credit, Debit. Many one of a kind creations.

Whether you want to browse or shop, there will be something surely to catch your interest.

Attn: Artisans, Crafters & Vendors: (1) You can pay online for your registration and mail your form in. (2) The BSU Quad location has limited electrical access. (3)We will have Wi-Fi access available this year. See Nora for access to Wi-Fi on the Quad this year.

To register, you can print the online form and either mail in your registration (see bottom of printed form) form and check OR pay your registration fee online with Paypal.

CLICK HERE FOR REGISTRATION FORM FOR CRAFTERS, VENDORS, ARTISANS, ARTISTS


BAMF VENDOR/CRAFTER SPACE REGISTRATION





ART DISPLAY & CONTEST - Opens 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Art ShowContest with cash prizes; day-long art display incuding paints, sketches, photography, pencils, charcoal, etc.

Artwork must be no larger than 36x36, wired and ready to be hung. Pieces unable to be hung will be placed on (limited) table easels. Artist should remain with their work, you want to be present to speak to anyone interested in your work.

All artists are welcome to enter the contest, there is no fee to enter. Please register your submissions early so we can ensure we have identifcation placards for your work ready for the day of the show.



CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR ART SHOW/CONTEST



JIMMY FUND/DANA FARBER FUNDRAISER: 50 FT PUTT COMPETITION - Opens 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

JIMMY FUND GOLF PUTT COMPETITION FUNDRAISER

Try your golf talents! On our 50 foot putt range; try a 5 foot putt attempt; succeed and try a 10 foot putt attempt; succeed there, then try a 15 foot putt, and so on...win a raffle ticket for a spectacular prize (TBA).


REGISTRATION OPENS FOR THIS EVENT ON JUNE 1, 2015 (Until then keep practicing)




LIVE MUSIC PERFORMANCES

11:00-11:25 - WAL-MAN, Singer/Songwriter
11:30-11:55 - MATT PUTNAM, Singer/Songwriter
TBA - OVERDUE BLUES BAND

Arts For Youth Wal-Man Matt Putnam Overdue Blues Band

THANK YOU TO OUR SUPPORTERS!

BRIDGEWATER ARTS & MUSIC FESTIVAL is a non-profit (*but not a charity) organization that organizes the annual festival on July 4th. We coordinate with the 4th of July Committee (who puts on the parade, carnival and fireworks. We partner with Bridgewater State University Conference & Events Center (special thanks to Lindsey McQuaid and her crew!). Local businesses support our afternoon of events. We do not receive donations from individuals or the fireworks/parade committee (they need every penny they raise for their events).

We also would like to thank our local safety and law enforcement departments that support and encourage our program each year. Thank you to the Bridgewater Police Department, the Bridgewater Fire Department and Bridgewater State University Campus Police.

We also would like to thank Bridgewater State University , for their annual donation of the grounds and services of their grounds crew, electricians, and more.


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