Each year the City of Quincy pays tribute to Old Glory with the Quincy Flag Day Parade & Celebration.
Started over 60 years ago by Koch Club founder, the late Richard J. Koch, the Quincy Flag Day parade is the longest-running parade of its kind in the nation.
The 1.2 mile parade steps-off at the intersection of Coddington and Hancock Streets and proceeds north on Hancock Street to Merrymount Parkway, disbanding at Pageant Field.
The celebration portion of the evening is held at Pageant Field, following the parade. It consists of the raising of an impressive 30' x 60' version of Old Glory, a fly-over, a patriotic medley, the presentation of awards to the parade grand marshal and the recipient of the Richard J. Koch Youth Service award. The celebration is capped off by a dazzling 30 minute fireworks display.