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Plymouth 400’s Third Annual Forefathers Family Fun Day on August 1st

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Plymouth, MA— The 3rd Annual Forefathers Family Fun Day will be held on August 1 from noon to 4:00pm at the National Monument to the Forefathers in Plymouth, MA (with a rain date of August 2). This year’s event is a celebration of the many different cultures that make Plymouth the richly diverse Town that it is, and will honor the Plymouth 400 Commemoration legacy of immigration. Families are invited to join us for this free multi-cultural event highlighting the food, music, art, dancing, games, and traditions of Wampanoag Nation, England, the Netherlands, Ireland, Italy, Portugal, and Brazil, and the iconic history and legacy of the Plymouth Cordage Company.
This multi-cultural festival aligns with Plymouth 400’s mission to highlight the cultural contributions and American traditions that began with the interaction of the Wampanoag and English peoples and were fortified by the many additional peoples that came to this area over the past 400 years from across the globe. Families are invited to experience the values of these various cultures and participate in games, activities, and performances celebrating our diverse backgrounds.
“The Plymouth 400 anniversary is not only a commemoration of the events that occurred here in 1620; it is also about highlighting the many things that have occurred in Plymouth in the 400 years since the historic landing of the Mayflower,” said Cheryl Soares, Partner Program Liaison and head of the Forefathers Family Fun Day Committee. “The history of the Mayflower Pilgrims and the Wampanoag Natives is, of course, the cornerstone of our nation, but Plymouth today is so rich with culture because of the many different nations represented within our community.”
Attendees can taste traditional Wampanoag cuisine and watch the Wampanoag Nation Singers and Dancers perform the same dances and songs that their ancestors knew; learn about where the Mayflower Pilgrims came from originally and how they spent their years in Holland; listen to traditional Irish stories and watch Irish Step Dancers from Haley School of Irish Step Dance perform; watch pasta making demonstrations using the same techniques passed down through generations of Italians; try traditional Portuguese Fried Dough (Malassadas); and learn to play soccer as it’s done in Brazil. Plymouth Cordage Company’s historic legacy will also be on display and the curator of the Cordage Company Museum will share the fascinating history of what was once the largest rope manufacturer in the world.
The event is outdoors so attendees are urged to dress accordingly. Parking is available at the National Monument to the Forefathers on Allerton Street and also at Cold Spring Elementary School. Visit our website at for more information.
About Plymouth 400, Inc.
Plymouth 400, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization in Plymouth, Massachusetts formed to lead the planning and execution of programs and events commemorating the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower voyage and the founding of Plymouth Colony in 1620. The Plymouth 400 Anniversary will highlight the cultural contributions and American traditions that began with the interaction of the Wampanoag and English peoples, a story that significantly shaped the building of America.
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