Fourth of July

June 23, 2014

Fourth of July Cape Cod style in Woods Hole

The fabulous Woods Hole Fourth of July celebration is right around the corner, so make your plans to be in the Hole that day if you enjoy small town festivities.  Woods Hole’s parade is organized by the Marine Biological Laboratory, and all the students come out in festive costume often with a marine or biology inspired theme.   Since Falmouth is the birthplace of Katherine Lee Bates (who penned “America the Beautiful”), Woods Hole takes it’s patriotic role seriously.  Where else might you glimpse the original “sea to shining sea” on the 4th of July Cape Cod style? Old cars join […]
July 12, 2012

A Marine Life Themed Fourth of July

Fourth of July in Woods Hole is, to put it simply, unique. Think graduate students dressed as green florescent sporozoites (whatever that is!) and you will start to get an idea.   Combining the love of marine biology and patriotism, local scientists come out in force for a fun and quirky parade. I got to Woods Hole early, thinking I could grab a coffee with plenty of time to find a spot on Water Street. By the time I got there, the streets were already flooded with people, jostling for spots to watch this distinctive show. From socks to hats, the […]
June 28, 2012

Red White and Blue

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 […]