4th of July Things to Do

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Wednesday, July 3
West Windsor, Vt.
Independence Day celebration
6-9 p.m.Ascutney Mountain Resort, Route 44.
Food, music and an appearance by Cheryl the Clown. Fireworks at dusk. Free. 802-484-3200.
Thursday, July 4
West Windsor, Vt.7:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
Various locations, Brownsville village, Brownsville-Hartland Road.The day starts with a pancake breakfast at 7:30 a.m., followed by a parade at 1 p.m. (theme: “Stepping Up and Pitching In”), music, food, crafts and games. Free.
Lebanon NH
9:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m.Various locations around town.
Festivities begin with the Red, White & Blue 6.2, 5K & Fun Run at 9:30 a.m. Entertainment during weekly Farmers Market (4-7 p.m.) features juggler Jason Tardy. Music performances at Colburn Park include The Flames at 5 p.m. and Haley Jane and the Primates at 7:30. The fireworks show at Storrs Hill Ski Area begins at 9:20 p.m. 
Hartland, Vt.
Fourth of July/Old Home Day10 a.m.-10 p.m.Hartland Recreation Center, 19 Route 12.
Parade starts at 10 a.m. Live music, vendors, a music trivia contest and more. Fireworks at 9 p.m. Visit hartlandrecreation.com for a schedule of events. 802-436-2790.
 Woodstock, Vt.
Old Vermont Fourth of July 10 a.m.-5 p.m.Billings Farm & Museum, 69 Old River Road.
A patriotic family celebration featuring the reading of the Declaration of Independence, a historic debate, wagon rides, making 1890 flags, spelling bees, sack races, playing historic baseball and more. $4-$16. 802-457-2355
Fourth of July festivities 
6 p.m.Woodstock Union High School, 100 Amdsen Way.
Kids' games and activities, Touch-a-Truck, barbecue tent, ice cream, live music by alt-country band BorderStone and more. The celebration concludes with fireworks at dusk. Visit townofwoodstock.org for a schedule of events. 802-457-3456.
Hartford, Vt.
Hartford Fourth of July Celebration in Wilder
6 p.m.Kilowatt South, 61 Passumpsic Ave.
Food, kids’ games and live music. 802-295-5036.
Claremont, NH
Fourth of July celebration in Claremont
6 p.m.Monadnock Park, 190 Broad St.
Food, local vendors, street magic by Dylan Tenney and dance music by Last Kid Picked. Fireworks display at 9:30 p.m. $1 donation to support fireworks. Rain date is July 5. 603-542-7019.
Friday, July 5
Ascutney, Vt.
Running Bear Campground Rte 5 AscutneyRusted Chrome performs, fireworks at dusk.
South Pomfret, Vt.
Vermont Symphony Orchestra Concert and Fireworks in South Pomfret
Doors open 5:30 p.m., music starts 7:30Suicide Six ski lodge, 247 Stage Road.
On summer tour, VSO performs works of Bernstein, Copland, Gershwin, Artie Shaw, Tchaikovsky and Sousa, among others. Fireworks follow the concert, during Sousa’s Stars and Stripes Forever. Rain site: Woodstock Union Middle and High School. Price: $5 for kids, $28 in advance and $35 at door for adults. Call 802-457-3981 or visit pentanglearts.org
Saturday, July 6
Springfield, Vt.Fireworks at Crown Point Country Club 7 p.m.


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