It’s safe to say that the Fourth of July Parade in Woods Hole is one of the most unique parades in America. The event is filled with water themed floats and everyone dresses up to reflect their love of Woods Hole’s marine life.

The Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) organizes the parade. Locals and researchers dress up in the quirkiest ways – posing as amoeba, lobsters, crustaceans, squid, etc.

Those wishing to get in on the action gather at 11:30 at the School Street parking lot to suit up in costumes. The parade starts at 12 o’clock along Water Street and lasts about 15 minutes.

The porch of the Woods Hole Inn is a great place to view the parade, and don’t miss the free lemonade and cookies.

What would Fourth of July be without seeing scientists dress up as amoebas? C’mon – you can’t miss this!

Fourth of July Parade in Woods Hole is so fun.

Fourth of July in Woods Hole perfectly reflects our love of science.