Last Updated: June 20, 2016
PARADE - Downtown - 10:00 AM
BRIDGEWATER ARTS & MUSIC FESTIVAL
On July 4th, 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, pizza, pasty confections, soda, bottled water, fresh squeezed fruit juices.
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.
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.
Want to help support our efforts this year and the next? Consider purchasing a t-shirt. Buy one (and also tell your friends, too!). Support the BAMF & Buy One!
2016 PROGRAM OFFERINGS
Call (508) 443-4155 for FESTIVAL information
♦ 10-3 - FUN FACES WITH A TWIST - Facepainting & More - Balloon Twists (Prices Vary)
Contest with cash prizes; day-long art display incuding paints, sketches, photography, pencils, charcoal, etc.
Artwork must be no larger than 36”x36”, 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.
10:45-11:15 - ARTS FOR YOUTH - Music & Dance Performance
Crafters, 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.
We are delighted to welcome both new and returning artisans, crafters & vendors. THIS LIST IS BEING UPDATED THIS WEEK.♦ Accessories Plus - Cell phone accessories & fashion scarves
♦ Angie's Baked Treats - The Bananna Bread Lady!
♦ Boston Italian Ice
♦ Candles & More By Heather - Gel Candles, Counted Cross Stich Samplers, Wall Hangers, Book Markers, Crosses, Pen & Pencil Holders, Ornaments and more...
♦ ComicBook Divas - Comics from this online publisher - visit us before BostonComicCon!
♦ Dee and La Designs - Handmade Beaded Jewelry
♦ Louise Dery-Wells, Author
♦ East Wind Company - Silversmith - Jewelry
♦ Fiamma Bella Mobile Wood Fired Catering
♦ KG Novelties - keychains, barrettes, crochet blankets, perler bead magnets
♦ Next Step Living
♦ Dan MacDonald - Fresh Squeezed Ades - Lemon, Lime, Orange
♦ Roaring Through Crowds - Jewelry & Cards
♦ Donna Secour Artist
♦ SEMMSF - Southeastern Massachusetts Motorcyclists' Survivors Fund
♦ Silver City Soap Works - Handmade/Homemade Soaps - No Chemicals!
♦ Kathy Hickey of Tastefully Simple!
... and more...
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 McQuade 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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