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Hull is starting its 375th anniversary celebration with a bang – partnering with the Hull Youth Football Association on a beachside carnival and fireworks display.

The carnival runs from June 19 to 23, on the Hull Redevelopment Authority property near Nantasket Beach, and the fireworks will be set off after dusk on June 22 from a barge on the ocean side of the peninsula.

Rain date for the fireworks is June 23, according to Greg Grey of the town’s 375th Anniversary Committee. Other events planned to celebrate Hull’s 1644 incorporation include a tennis tournament on July 6; a sunset cruise on July 9; a parade and field day on Aug. 17; and a gala celebration at the restaurant Local 02045 on Sept. 28, Grey said.

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The committee is finalizing plans for a “Taste of Hull” event in October with all the local eateries, and an as-yet unscheduled “anti-prohibition” pub crawl. The historic celebration also will include the town’s annual Thanksgiving night bonfire at the beach, Grey said.

“What we’re trying to do is give a little bit of everything for all walks of life and all ages,” Grey said. “It should be a phenomenal time.”


Johanna Seltz can be reached at seltzjohanna@gmail.com.