RANDOLPH — Chief William Pace would like to provide important information about town’s annual Night Before the Fourth parade and fireworks event that will take place tomorrow.
“This is an event we look forward to all year, where everyone in town comes together to celebrate the Fourth of July holiday and enjoy the parade and fireworks,” Chief Pace said. “Randolph typically sees a large influx of visitors to the town and we ask that everyone please follow the appropriate parking and traffic rules so that the event can run as smoothly as possible. We hope to see a big crowd tomorrow night and we wish everyone a fun and safe holiday.”
The parade begins at 7 p.m. and will start at the Boston Higashi School, 800 North Main St., and will travel south down North Main Street. The parade ends at the intersection of North Main Street and Memorial Parkway.
North Main Street, from Oak Street to Crawford Square, and Memorial Parkway will be closed to traffic beginning at 6 p.m. and will not re-open until approximately 11 p.m.
There will be no on-street parking along the parade route beginning at 3 p.m. Those parked along the parade route will be towed after that time.
Chief Pace recommends that those driving to the parade find legal, on-street parking away from the parade route. Parked vehicles should not block private driveways, be on private land without permission of the home/business owner or block access to emergency vehicles or the motoring public. Please be respectful to other’s property. As always, parking violators will be subject to towing.
The fireworks display is scheduled to begin at approximately 9:15 p.m. They will be launched from the rear of Randolph High School, 70 Memorial Parkway.
To keep people safe, there will be a restricted safety zone around the launch site which will be marked with caution tape. Pedestrians and vehicles will not have access to this area.
There will be no parking allowed in either Randolph High School parking lot. Additionally, the Randolph High School football field and baseball diamond will not be accessible for fireworks viewing.
There will be several portable restrooms available for public use located at the intersection of Memorial Parkway and McNeil Way (Randolph High School pool-side lot).
Spectators are also advised that additional uniformed Randolph Police officers and auxiliary officers will be stationed along the parade route, concentrating on the downtown area. Should anyone need assistance from the Randolph Police Department, feel free to approach one of these officers as they will be more than willing to assist.
Routine patrols and calls for service will continue as normal and if needed, please contact the Randolph Police Department at 781-963-1212 for assistance.
Chief Pace asks that you DO NOT call 911 to report illegal fireworks use or noise/loud party complaints. Please utilize the business line for these reports as it is imperative that that 911 lines remain open for true emergencies.
Anyone with further questions is welcomed to call the Randolph Police business line at 781-963-1212.
The Randolph Police Department wishes everyone and their loved ones a safe and happy Independence Day!