Fourth Features Fun For All
The fourth of July has traditionally been celebrated with fireworks, parades, barbecues and political speeches. This year offers no exceptions.
Woodstock is full of events that begin with the 37th annual John Langhans Green Miles Road Race, at 7.1 mile walking or running race takes off at the green at 8 a.m. on July 4. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. Billings Farm and Museum celebrates Old Vermont 4th Celebration from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m, with traditional music, flag-making, horse drawn wagon rides and hand-cranked ice cream. There will also be patriotic speeches and debates. There will be a cookout and picnic with children’s games and activities at Woodstock Union High School at 5 p.m. Ice skating for families will begin at the Union Arena at 6 p.m. with the Buskers Band. At dusk, there will be a July 4 fireworks display sponsored by the Town of Woodstock.
Celebrate President Calvin Coolidge’s 140th birthday at the Calvin Coolidge State Historic Site in Plymouth. There will be an annual parade at noon on the village green to the historic Plymouth Notch Cemetery. A chicken barbecue follows at the Wilder House Restaurant and then there will be an afternoon concert by the Okemo Young Artists Program at the United Christian Church. Guests are invited to attend a live Vermont Public Radio interview with nationally known commentator and author, Amity Shales about her latest book, Coolidge. It will begin at 2 p.m at the Calvin Coolidge State Historic Site.
Old Home Day in Hartland takes place on July 4. There will be a parade, food booths, visiting with old friends and neighbors, and fireworks at the end. The theme for the parade this year is “America Strong & Proud.”
In West Windsor on July 3, there will be music and food starting at 6:30 p.m. up by the ski bridge on Ski Town Road. Then, near the resort at dusk, is the fireworks display. The fireworks rain date is July 5. Back by popular demand the pancake, real Vermont maple syrup, spicy browned sausage, juice, coffee and milk breakfast will be available at the Brownsville Church from 7 a.m. until 10 a.m. on July Fourth. Around 10 a.m. there will be all kinds of food, music, grease pole, kids games, flea market with all kinds of crafts, raffles, more food, more music. The parade is at 1 p.m. followed by more food and games and craft sales.
The Fourth of July fundraiser for the Killington Fire Department hosts an all-day party featuring a parade of community groups and bands, a barbecue and potluck, a pool party and contest and nighttime fireworks at the recreation fields in Killington.
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