The South Kingstown Recreation Commission and Parks and Recreation Department are extremely pleased to announce that the Town’s Annual Fourth of July Celebration at Old Mountain Field, in Wakefield, will take place this year, when celebrating freedom and independence takes on a whole new meaning. The festivities will start at 5:30pm and feature a live concert by Take it to the Bridge, followed by a spectacular fireworks display at approximately 9pm.
The public is invited to bring their blankets and folding chairs, to relax, sing along with the band, dance, and celebrate in the park. Because of the expected crowds, attendees who have not been vaccinated are encouraged to wear face coverings if in close contact with others. Attendees are reminded that alcohol is prohibited in the park; and for this event pets should be left at home. This program is free of charge, however donations will be accepted to defray some of the costs; and a 50/50 raffle will be held immediately before the fireworks.
WHAT HAPPENS IF THERE IS BAD WEATHER ON THE 4TH?
The Parks and Recreation Department closely monitors the weather forecast and makes a determination as to whether to cancel the event by 10am on July 4th. The early decision is due to the hours of preparation necessary to stage a large pyrotechnics display. Once the pyrotechnics team begins wiring the fireworks, they must shoot them off due to stringent federal safety regulations that prohibit disassembling the shells.
In the event of cancellation due to rain, the same program will take place on Monday, July 5th.