Events in Hopkinton, MA

A Horrible Parade

Scenes from the Horribles Parade on July 4, 2024.

Mental Health Collaborative Seeks Runners for Falmouth

Mental Health Collaborative in Hopkinton seeks runners for the August 18, 2024, Falmouth Road Race to raise a minimum of $1,000 each. Fees are covered. Their mission includes mental health education and resilience-building. Contact Nicole MacLennan at nmaclennan@mentalhealthcollaborative.org or fill out the Google Form by June 28th.

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Arena-DeRosa named Grand Marshal of Horribles Parade

State Representative James Arena-DeRosa will be the Grand Marshall of this year's Hopkinton Horribles Parade, organized by the Hopkinton Republican Town Committee. The July 4th event will feature a family-friendly parade with themed floats and awards. Parade participants must adhere to the organizers' rules and register via email.

Pickleball Ribbon Cutting this Friday

Hopkinton Parks and Recreation invites the public to celebrate the grand opening of the Fruit Street Pickleball and Tennis Courts on May 31 at 3:00 PM. The event includes food, drinks, and music. The new facility features four pickleball courts and a multipurpose tennis court. Access is first-come, first-serve until September 8.

Memorial Day 2024, in Pictures

Hopkinton photographer Christine Strickland captures the spirit of this day of remembrance.

Tenth Annual Touch-A-Truck and Food Truck Festival Set for June 2

The Hopkinton Public Library Foundation (HPLF) is hosting its 10th Annual Touch-A-Truck and Food Truck Festival on Sunday, June 2, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Hopkinton High School. Tickets cost $5 for children and seniors, and $8 for adults. Proceeds benefit Hopkinton Public Library.

A Truly Horrible Parade Returns, and Ignites Controversy

Hopkinton’s Horribles Parade is set to return this July 4 after being suspended due to COVID and construction. The parade, a local tradition since the 1930s, features satirical floats and community gatherings. However, some residents, like Beth Gallagher Malloy and RHOH moderator Patricia Duarte, express concerns over its potential to mock local politics.

Hopkinton Women’s Club Annual Spring Awards Luncheon

The Hopkinton Women’s Club Annual Spring Awards Luncheon was held on April 24, 2024...

First HHS Car Show Cruises to Success

On April 27, Hopkinton High School Car Club held its first annual car show, featuring nearly 200 vehicles, including a Tesla Cybertruck and a 1932 Ford Roadster. Club president Surya Raja Amudhan and faculty advisor Anthony Gonzalez credited the event's success to meticulous planning and community collaboration. The event attracted car enthusiasts of all ages, highlighted by diverse car models and personalized modifications. The club aims to expand future events, potentially incorporating fundraising activities.

Pancakes and Politics

Hopkinton's Boy Scout Troop 4 hosted its Annual Pancake Breakfast, offering a variety of pancakes to a full crowd at St. John the Evangelist Church. Concurrently, activists outside sought signatures to recall Select Board members Ritterbusch, Mannan, and Lafreniere, amid local discontent.

HPL Foundation Funds new “Coffee House” Series at Library

The Hopkinton Public Library Foundation announced funding for a new series of Coffee House...

Hopkinton Game Show ‘Bragging Rights’ returns

HCAM debuts a new "Bragging Rights" episode tonight at 8:00 PM, featuring a game show where Hopkinton students guess popular local survey responses. Hosted by Sidhi, a Hopkinton High Senior, watch on HCAM-TV (FIOS 30, Xfinity 8) as two teams compete for the top spot.

Gronk Named as Grand Marshal for 2024 Boston Marathon

Rob Gronkowski has been honored with the 2024 Patriots’ Award by the B.A.A. for patriotism, philanthropy, and inspiration. Known for his football prowess, he's impactful off-field, founding the Gronk Nation Youth Foundation and the Gronk Playground project. He'll also serve as Grand Marshal for the Boston Marathon, embodying sportsmanship and community support.

From Litter to Sparkle: Hopkinton Calls for Community Hands in Pre-Marathon Cleanup Drive

The Sustainable Green Committee is organizing a town-wide cleanup on April 6, coinciding with the marathon's 100th start, aiming for 100 volunteers. Participants will gather at the Town Common from 9 AM to 12 PM to pick litter in assigned areas, with DPW collecting bags on Monday. Community groups are encouraged to take part to help prevent environmental and wildlife damage. Contact HopGreenMA@gmail.com to join.

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