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Independence Day Celebrations Around Vermont


Thursday, July 3

10 a.m.–6 p.m. Explore the Vermont History Museum: Free Museum Day.
Patriotic Craft Activity: Make your own (non-exploding) festive fireworks at The Vermont History Museum.
Noon–2 p.m. Reading of Frederick Douglass’ The Meaning of the Fourth of July for the Negro on the steps of Montpelier City Hall
1:30–4 p.m. Family Fun Day at Montpelier Rec. Dept. Pool.
6 p.m. Montpelier Mile Road Race
6–7:15 p.m. PARADE
Parade Route: starts at the Spring St. roundabout, travels down Main St. and State St. in front of the State House ending just before Bailey Ave.
7–10:45 p.m. Julio’s Dance Party (lot next to Julio’s Cantina)
State House Lawn and State Street
3–5:30 p.m. Kids Zone
3–4 p.m. Chris R and his Flying Purple Guitar (Kids Zone)
3–4 p.m. Laughing Yoga with Robin Cornell, certified Laughing Yoga leader. Ages 8+.
3–5 p.m. Pop Up Science Activities with the Montshire Museum
3–5 p.m. Hula Hooping for Fitness with Carol Becker
3–5:30 p.m. Read-In Group: Overview of the Frederick Douglass Speech The Meaning of the Fourth of July for the Negro.
4 p.m. Singing of the National Anthem with Julie Prentice
4:15–4:45 p.m. Capital City Band
4:50–5:15 p.m. Seth Warner Mount Independence Fife & Drum
7:30–9:30 p.m. Lowell Thomas & Crown Pilot
9:30 p.m. FIREWORKS
For more detailed info.: montpelieralive.org.

Friday, July 4

11 a.m. PARADE. Main St.
Noon Chicken BBQ, music, snow cones, ice cream, dunk tank, activities for kids and adults. Recreation Field.
Rummage Sale. Main St.
11 a.m. PARADE. Starts at Harrel St. and Munson St., runs through town and ends at Peoples Academy.
After the Parade Live music, vendors, touch-a-truck, the Duck Race, frog jumping contest, whiffle ball contest and more. Peoples Academy
Dusk FIREWORKS at Peoples Academy.
10 a.m. Moscow Parade
11 a.m.–3 p.m. Live local music, food, entertainment, bouncy house, dunk tank, pie eating contest, climbing wall and Art on Park artisan market. Stowe Village.
1 p.m. Annual Old-Fashioned Fourth of July Parade
6 p.m. Fireworks and Fun. Mayo Field.
Main St., Brooks Field, Warren Store
10 a.m. PARADE (Main St., Warren closes at 8:30 a.m. SHARP).
After the parade Live music by Dave Grippo Funk Band and street dance at Warren Store
Food vendors line Main St.
Supervised kids activities with KidVentures, music by Mad Mountain Scramblers and beer and wine garden at Brooks Field.
Dusk FIREWORKS at Sugarbush Resort.
$1 buddy badge donation: find your badge buddy and win a prize.
Free shuttle buses 8 a.m.–4 p.m. Shuttle parking at Yestermorrow on Rte 100 at Waitsfield/Warren town line and at Lincoln Peak at Sugarbush.
1–7:30 p.m. Worcester Historical Society open. Closes during the parade.
4 p.m. PARADE. Starts on Rte. 12 at 104 Worcester Village Rd.
5:30 p.m. Worcester Voices. Six personalities from the Civil War era portrayed in period dress featuring local folks telling their stories. Presented by the Worcester Historical Society. Worcester Cemetary.
Parking at the Village Cemetary.

Saturday, July 5

4 p.m. PARADE. Curtis Pond to Maple Corner Store and back.
Kids sctivities
Bocce-ball tournament
6 p.m. Community potluck
7 p.m. Live dance music
9:30 a.m. PARADE
After the parade Music and games
Tour of the new firehouse
Chicken BBQ until 1 p.m. Reservations: 533-2223
10 a.m.–2 p.m. Library Book Sale