By Sybille C. Denninger

Happy 4th of July!!!!!!!

It is not too late for me to remind you to attend the fun, family-friendly events which take place on Cape Ann.

I hope many of you actually have Friday off and can enjoy a 3-day weekend. Start the celebration by watching our very own Fishtown Horribles Parade in Gloucester at 6 pm tomorrow (July 3rd). It is followed by spectacular fireworks!

The always great Manchester Parade kicks off Saturday, July 4th, at 10 am.

And last but not least, the Rockport Firemen's Parade starts at 6 pm on Saturday evening. It is followed by a free patriotic concert beginning at 8 pm at the band stand on Back Beach.

Check out this website for a compete schedule of all events:

Enjoy, stay safe, no need to sip British tea on Independence Day but don't drink and drive either :-)