Last July, Washington park saw the inaugural Red, White and Back The Blue Festival hit Washington Park with a bang. The festival was conceived as a way to honor and celebrate our Emergency Services Personnel by showcasing all the great work they do in our community. It was such a success, that it's making its triumphant return in late July.

So far, the schedule of events include Emergency Services Demonstrations, where you can meet the police officers, firefighters, paramedics and all the other magnificent people who put their lives on the line for us each and every day. The kids will love learning about the equipment and techniques they use to do their job safely. That goes from 2pm-5pm.

From 5:30 to 8:00p, there will be a catered private dinner for local Emergency Services personnel and their families, and food will be available for sale to the general public in attendance. Then, from 7pm to 10pm, the public is invited to enjoy great live music from Quincy's own Pepper Spray.

Should be a fun, informative day for all involved. Can't wait to see you out in Washington Park!