Liberty and Union Arts & History Festival

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Each fall, the City of Taunton, Massachusetts' Liberty and Union Weekend commemorates the events of October 21, 1774. On that date, Taunton became the first community in the American colonies to raise a flag in stated opposition to British rule. That flag - the "Liberty and Union" flag - flies proudly over our great City to this day.

Liberty and Union Weekend 2014 will be held October 16-19, and will feature a Downtown Taunton pub crawl, an arts & history festival, and Taunton's 375th Celebration Parade.

Join us Saturday, October 18 for Taunton's 375th Celebration Parade at 10 a.m. Then come down to the Old Colony Historical Society for the ceremonial flag raising at noon, followed by the Arts and History Festival. This year the festival will include music, historic-themed crafts, face painting, a petting zoo, pumpkin decorating, pie eating contest, food trucks, and more! 

This event is a collaboration of the City of Taunton, the Downtown Taunton Foundation, First Parish Church in Taunton, Old Colony Historical Society, Robert Treat Paine Chapter SAR, and Taunton Public Schools.