From the Needham Exchange Club website:
The Needham Exchange Club has provided many years of community service to the Town with its signature gift, the Fourth of July Celebration. This event, beginning many years ago as a parade in celebration of our Country’s independence, has evolved into a two day event featuring food, music and fireworks on the evening of the third and a Grand Parade on the morning of the fourth.
Festivities begin at 5:00pm on Friday, July third, with food and entertainment followed by the fireworks display at dark. The Celebration continues on Saturday, July Fourth beginning at 9:00am with the raising of our nation’s flag in the Town Common followed by the Grand Parade with a craft fair and flea market, athletic events, food and entertainment after the parade at Memorial Park.
This annual celebration is made possible through the generous financial support of Needham residents, businesses and friends. Please know that the Exchange Club receives no financial support from the Town. We raise, on our own, all of the funds necessary to put on this event, and your financial support is critical to the success of our Town-wide Fourth of July Celebration.
For information on how to help support the Fourth of July festivities, go here: www.needhamexchangeclub.org