Hundreds gathered at Glendale Park to celebrate Independence Day with food, live entertainment, fireworks and much more
The City of Everett hosted its annual Independence Day Celebration on Friday, June 30, 2023, at Glendale Park with hundreds attending the evening festivities.
The event kicked off with the Doll Carriage, Bicycle and Wagon Decorating Contest hosted by the Everett City Council. This age-old Everett tradition allowed contestants to use their imagination and decorate their choice of carriage, bicycle, stroller or wagon in whichever manner they chose and have their entry paraded in front of the stage at the event. There were many incredible and creative entries that made it difficult for Antoine Coleman – the City of Everett’s Director of Veterans Services and honorary judge for the contest – to pick the winners.
Throughout the event, those who attended were able to enjoy live musical performances by The Fenway Brats, Whiskey 6 and Angelena & the Unit. There were also many free offerings at the event like face painting, balloon creations, photos with props and characters, inflatable attractions, arcade games with prizes for all, vendors offering giveaways, and food generously cooked by City employee volunteers. The grand finale of the event was the spectacular fireworks show at Glendale Park, which surely did not disappoint.
Mayor Carlo DeMaria would like to thank McKinnon’s and The Square Deli for donating portions of the food used for the barbecue to the event. He also stated, “Bringing everyone together as a community is what makes this event so special, and I’m happy we had the opportunity to do so again this year. “I’d like to thank the members of my team and the many organizations, performers and vendors that came together to make this event another huge success.”
If you would like to know about all the upcoming events the City of Everett has planned, please visit cityofeverett.com/calendar/category/events/list. You can also follow their social media pages on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter: Facebook: @cityofeverettma and @mayordemaria. Instagram: @cityofeverettma and @mayorcarlodemaria. Twitter: @Mayor_DeMaria. All are welcome to join them for the many exciting events they have planned throughout the summer.
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