Wenham will be celebrating its 375th Anniversary with a Parade and Community Day on Saturday, September 8th. The Parade will kick off at the Buker School at 10:00 am and conclude around 11:30 am at Pingree Park. At the park, residents, family, and friends can enjoy food, musical performances, kids games, and inflatables, a Wenham Police vs. Fire Softball game, and join the 375th Anniversary Community in a "Happy Birthday" Wenham drone photo.
Note: Due to the weather, these events have been postponed to Labor Day Monday. The Mayor's Race is a major part of the Gloucester Schooner Festival 2023, where participating schooners in the weekend activities compete for for the Esperanto Cup, Ned Cameron Trophy and Betty Ramsey Trophy off Eastern Point and East Gloucester.
Memorial Day in Wenham, Massachusetts is as foillows:
- 11:45am: Decoration Ceremony at the Alan B. Cheeseman Memorial hosted by the American Legion.
- 1:00pm: There will be a 'Salute to Colors' ceremony at the American Legion Headquarters followed by a parade downtown. The parade begins on School Street and follows to Perkins, Bruce, Arbor and Main streets. The parade will stop at the Civil War Monument, then proceed to the cemetery for another ceremony and dedication. Light refreshments will follow.
Come on down to the Essex Shipbuilding Museum for Salty Dog Day - a fun celebration of the long history of dogs in the maritime trades! This family event is a wonderful opportunity to wander around the Museum and have fun with your family and pets! Salty Dog Day features water rescue demonstrations, an agility course, a costume parade, vendors, hot dogs and more!
Did you know that the Marine Corps shares a history with the town of Marblehead going back 100 years through aviation? Come to Downtown Marblehead to find out all about it, witness flyovers by Marine Corp aircraft past and present and get up close and personal with Marine Corp helicopters and meet their crews! On Saturday there will be a parade for the enjoyment of all!