The signature event of the Needham Exchange Cub, a local volunteer service organization, is the annual 4th of July celebration that is a big hit with locals and even attracts visitors from neighboring communities. Usually held in Memorial Park, the event offers a full day of family-oriented activities with something new every year. The Grand Parade kicks things off in the late morning with a route that snakes through town and draws residents towards the park where they will find live music and a flea market, as well as food and crafts vendors from the local area. All of this leads up to, or course, the professional-level fireworks display that never fails to draw plenty of 'oohs' and 'ahhs' from the crowd.
Eating Out in Needham
There are a remarkable number of great dining choices right in the town of Needham. Ranging from the upscale and experimental to the funky and familiar, you will surely find a plate for every palate. One restaurant that everyone should try at least once is Blue on Highland, which offers reimagined modern American cuisine in an atmosphere that is at once inviting and elegant. Another local favorite is Not Your Average Joes, which offers more of a pub atmosphere but with a food menu that could hardly be called bar food, with mouth-watering burgers to fill your plate and your stomach.
The Needham Golf Club
The greater Boston area provides a variety of choices in golf courses, but the golfers of Needham hardly feel the need to leave their own city to play a round. The Needham Golf Club has been a fixture in the community for over 100 years and provides world-class golfing on the 9-hole course designed by the late Wayne Stiles. The club boasts a membership of people from all areas of Needham's business and culture. From plumbers to executives, members replace the exclusive snobbery of some golf clubs with a friendly and welcoming attitude towards area residents.