NQID 2021

Not Quite Independence Day Rescheduled to July 10th

Every year in recent memory, Waterbury has held “Not Quite Independence Day” on the last Saturday in June. This year however, the phrase “Not Quite” will be referring to a day after Independence Day. The Waterbury Rotary’s NQID organizing committee is announcing that NQID this year will be held on Saturday July 10th.

4:00pm - Parade

  • The parade will head North on Main St, starting at the State Complex (South) entrance and finishing at the rail bridge by Dac Rowe Field.
  • The central section of Main St from Park Row to Stowe Street gets very busy, so please consider watching from alternate areas to keep everyone nicely spread out.
  • Parade watchers should stand in family groups, ideally with kids in front and adults behind, and keep one sheep distance between groups.
  • There will be no candy, ice cream, flyers handed out this year... Just being safe.
The parade theme is 'Roaring 20's'. If you are part of a group or organization and want to be part of the parade please download the information sheet here.  
5:00pm - Food and Beer concessions open
  • A selection of food vendors and craft & souvenir vendors will be set up around Rusty Parker Park. A full list to appear here soon.
  • The Rotary Club will be serving beer throughout the concert and fireworks.
6:00pm - Concert
  • 'Still Kickin' will perform until the fireworks start a little before 9:00pm
  • The concert is FREE of charge, however donations will be accepted to help offset the cost of the day's events.
9:00pm or thereabouts - Fireworks
  • The firework display will be visible from all over town, so find a spot with a clear view of the sky behind the State Complex.
  • Parking at the State Complex is FREE of charge. Volunteers will ask for a donation to help cover costs for the day's events.
  • Cars will be parked in alternate spaces and visitors asked to keep to their family groups.
More details on the days event and safety protocols will be communicated on this page and at https://www.facebook.com/waterburyvtrotary/