Wilmington’s famous Fourth of July festivities are just around the corner, and the schedule has taken shape for nearly a week of festivities that include a pair of fireworks displays.
The annual event begins on Friday, June 29, as the carnival is open from 6-11:30 p.m. In addition there will be a Rotary Club dinner with barbeque items from 6-7:30 p.m., a performance by Siracusa Project at 6 p.m., the first round of horshoes at 6 p.m. and a ladies two-mile walk at 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, June 30, is the busiest day of the Fourth of July weekend, as Family Day kicks off at 7 a.m. and lasts until the family fireworks are over. You can find the entire schedule for Family Day on the Fun on the Fourth website.
The day includes the doll carriage and bike parade at 9 a.m., face painting throughout the morning, a petting zoo and pony ride, a three-legged race, tug of war and hula hoop contest among other morning events.
In the afternoon, there is a sack race, water balloon toss and a performance by Full Unit. The carnival is open throughout the evening hours, there are meals for purchase at breakfast, lunch and dinner, and the first fireworks display of the weekend begins at 9 p.m.
Wilmington Minutemen will serve up breakfast on Sunday, July 1, before the carnival opens at 1 p.m. and the Sons of Italy serve dinner at 5:30 p.m. There will be music by Joey Canzano that night along with the horseshoe tournament, three-on-three basketball tournament and road race during the evening hours.
On Monday, July 2, Four on the Floor will perform at 6 p.m., and the three-on-three basketball tournament continues. The always competitive hospital bed race starts at 7 p.m. and is sponsored by Wilmington Patch this year.
Tuesday, July 3, is another busy day, that caps with a family favorite event. Opening ceremonies begin at 7:30 p.m. before the Windham Community Band performs. Then, at 9:30 p.m., the “spectacular fireworks” display begins.
Visit the Fun on the Fourth website for a complete look at this year’s activities, and be sure to check back with Wilmington Patch throughout the week for complete coverage of this year’s events.