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Winthrop’s 142nd Horrible’s Parade Set for thursday, July 4

Winthrop’s 142nd Horrible’s Parade will be held on Thursday, July 4, 2024, at 9 am. If you are interested in volunteering the day of the parade with The Horribles Parade Committee, email Wendy Millar-Page at [email protected]  We’d love the help! The parade kicks off at 9 am from the public landing, 770 Shirley Street, and ends with free festivities, a DJ, leg races, a blueberry pie eating contest, and awards for parade winners at Coughlin Park. What category will you be entering this year? Best Float, (please park on the right-hand side outside of the landing on Shirley Street,) Most Hilarious, Most Horrible, Most Patriotic, Most Original, or Most Beautiful? Let’s celebrate the 142nd Anniversary of one of Winthrop’s most treasured hometown traditions and our Independence Day together!

The Horribles Parade committee is Seeking prize donations!! DONATE a prize to The Horrible’s Parade Committee for the annual Prize-O-Rama. The Prize-O-Rama is June 28th @ 7 PM at the PSA Hall. This is the only fundraiser for the parade. Drop your donation to Pete@ The Winthrop Gymnastics Academy or email Wendy at [email protected]. For more information.

Winthrop Farmers Market Returns

The Winthrop Farmers Market kicked off their 2024 season this past Sunday, June 16. Each Sunday, weather permitting, vendors will be set up at Ingleside Park, in Winthrop, between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.

The 2024 market dates are as follows: June 16, June 30, July 14, July 28, August 11, August 25, September 8, September 22, and October 6.

The Winthrop Farmers Market (“WFM”) is a farmer and artisan market committed to providing the local community with access to fresh organic produce from independent farmers and to showcase the unique foods and crafts of artists and small businesses through the organization of seasonal markets which foster an inclusive environment and entrepreneurial vitality.

WFM is managed by an all-volunteer committee with the support of the Town Manager and the local business community.  The events will be promoted heavily in town, as well as in the neighboring communities of East Boston and Revere, via print, online, and social media.

Please note that WFM will be held rain or shine, unless the weather is dangerous. We will contact our vendors in the event of inclement weather.?

For  more information, visit them online at

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