Starting with the City’s Signature Flag Day Celebration on Saturday, June 10, Discover Quincy is partnerting with many local organizations to showcase Quincy’s arts and culture, community, educations, historic and recreational assets. Each day will feature at least one free event, while some events may accept donations and others may have an admission fee.
Parade begins at the Hollis School, 482 Washington Street. Fair and fireworks at Braintree High School, 128 Town Street. Parade starts at 11:45 a.m. Games and rides begin at 2:00 p.m. Live entertainment all day. Fireworks at 10:00 p.m. The rain date is Sunday, July 2, 6-10PM with DJ music and kids games starting at 6 PM and fireworks at 10 PM.
Wander the island and experience awe-inspiring site-specific installations by artists-in-residence made exclusively from found objects and native plant life. Download the Boston Harbor Islands phone app to listen to exclusive artist interviews discussing the pieces on display.
Historic New England has undertaken a major project to refurnish Quincy House to reflect the late nineteenth century, when the family historian, Eliza Susan Quincy, linked her family's story to the building that four generations of Quincys called home. Open first and third Saturday of the month from June - October 15th. Group tours available by appointment.
Explore America’s birth as a global economic power in the 19th century through the prism of one family’s inspiring stories of adventure, innovation, entrepreneurial spirit and civic leadership. Long considered the jewel of Milton, this majestic Greek revival mansion was built in 1833 and contains the treasures of four generations of the Forbes family including China trade heirlooms and Abraham Lincoln memorabilia. Historic Preservation work has recently been completed. The museum is open to the public for tours at 11am and 2pm on Thursdays and Saturdays.
Every Saturday evening, excluding holiday weekends, New England Wildlife Center sponsors the Catbird Café; the South Shore’s longest running open mic, playing original music. The Catbird Café is hosted by Steve Martin and his wife Cathy Donlon. Steve is a well-known musician throughout the region and brings a thematic consistency between the care of wildlife and music. Participants in the Catbird Café range in age from young elementary school students to octogenarians, from singing families to poets and belly dancers. Sign up to perform starts at 4:30 and performing starts at 5:00 p.m.