Spending the day in Salem at Derby Wharf is a great way to celebrate July 4th! Last year activities began at 4pm for the kids. The MeetingHouse helped out with face painting and games. Following the fireworks we assisted the National Park Service clean up the garbage. The Hillyer Festival Orchestra (www.hillfest.com) began performing at 7:15 pm and fireworks began at 9:15 pm. This year we were again treated to a special fly-over prior the start of the orchestra by the US AirForce fighter jets! The list of events are as follows:
- Kids' Space with arts and crafts, games and face painting, and Food Area open. - Pre-concert entertainment on the Main Stage. - United States Air Force military flyover 7:15 p.m - The Hillyer Festival Orchestra begins a two-hour Pops concert. - Fireworks display over the water.