Town Administrator Kevin Sweet would like to inform community members of upcoming road closures and potential traffic delays during the Town of Wrentham’s 350th Grand Parade and other community events this weekend.
The Town of Wrentham will be hosting several community events this weekend that are expected to impact traffic. Community members should note that roads surrounding the downtown area and on the parade route will begin closing at 10:30 a.m. and are expected to remain closed until approximately 3 p.m. Additional traffic congestion may also occur due to the other events going on in town.
Community members are asked to plan ahead and avoid the downtown area if possible. Town officials would like to thank drivers in advance for their cooperation and understanding.
“We are pleased to celebrate 350 years of Wrentham at our upcoming Grand Parade, and we encourage our community members to also take advantage of the other family-friendly events happening in our area. I would like to thank the Wrentham 350 Committee, led by Cynthia Thompson and Edward Goddard, for all of their hard work in planning the Grand Parade and other festivities,” Town Administrator Sweet said. “For those who may be traveling throughout town on Saturday, we ask for patience with the additional traffic and for community members to plan ahead.”
350th Grand Parade
The Town of Wrentham is hosting its Wrentham 350 Grand Parade on Saturday, Sept. 16 beginning at noon.
The parade will be held rain or shine.
The parade will start at the William A. Rice Recreation Area, 54 Emerald St., and will end at the intersection of South Street and Randall Road. As part of its route, the parade will pass through Shears Street to Franklin Street.
The parade is anticipated to last approximately two and a half hours. During the parade, several roads will be closed to accommodate the route and spectators. To view a map of road closures, visit wrentham350th.com.
Community members are strongly encouraged to walk to the parade route to reduce traffic congestion. For those who drive, there will be designated parking lots available. Available parking lots include:
- King Philip Regional High School (only the main entrance off of Route 140 at 201 Franklin St. will be open), 201 Franklin St, Wrentham, MA 02093
- American Legion, 592 South St, Wrentham, MA 02093
- Delaney School, 120 Taunton St, Wrentham, MA 02093
- Wrentham District Courthouse, 60 East St, Wrentham, MA 02093
Handicapped parking spots will be provided at the new Center Lot in Wrentham Center and at the King Philip Regional High School, in front of the tennis courts.
Parking areas along the parade route will be blocked during the parade. An interactive map with the route details, parking options, shuttle services and closures is available HERE.
Wrentham Cable 8 will be live-streaming the parade. The broadcast will be airing live on Wrentham Cable 8, Comcast Ch6/Ch8 and Verizon Ch37/39 for those who cannot attend.
For additional details about the parade, visit wrentham350th.com.
The Cracker-Barrel Fair is back this weekend for community members to enjoy! The fair will be open from Sept.15-17 at the Cracker-Barrel Fairgrounds, 131 Emerald St., during the following times:
- Friday, Sept. 15 from 5-10 p.m.
- Saturday, Sept. 16 from 3-10 p.m. (after the Wrentham 350 parade)
- Sunday, Sept. 17 from noon to 7 p.m.
Admission is free. Parking will cost $3 and all proceeds will support the Wrentham Lions’ Club.
The fair will feature a lot of family entertainment. Rides, food trucks, games, hayrides, vendors, live music, entertainment, inflatables, animals and much more will be available for all to enjoy!
This event is brought to you by the Friends of Wrentham and will benefit residents of Wrentham Developmental Center.
Cirque Italia is hosting several shows at the Wrentham Village Premium Outlets from Sept. 7-17 and a performance will take place at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 16, after the parade.
As part of Cirque Italia’s Water Circus: Gold Unit, attendees will see acrobats perform on a stage that holds 35,000 gallons of water.