Looking for something to do in and around Woodstock over the 4th of July holiday weekend. Here is a list of upcoming events from Thursday, July 3 – Sunday, July 6 to help celebrate Independence Day.
Woodstock: July 4th – John Langhans Green Miles Road Race starts at 8:30 a.m. Runners, walkers and teams will enjoy the challenging 7.1 miles course through beautiful Woodstock, starting and finishing at the Woodstock Village Green. The Kids Fun Run is a short loop around the Village Green.
Billings Farm & Museum’s Old Vermont 4th Celebration begins at 10 a.m., featuring ice cream making, wagon rides, historic debates, flag making, egg toss, spelling bees, and more. Woodstock Union High School campus will be the location for games and activities for all ages starting at 5 p.m. The Spectrum Teen Center’s Cookout and Picnic will serve hot dogs, hamburgers, cheeseburgers, sausage & peppers, drinks and desserts. The evening’s entertainment starts at 6 p.m. with Samirah Evans and Her Handsom Devils Band as well as the WUHS Jazz/Funk Band; the music is sponsored by Pentangle Arts Council. Ice Skating for families at the Union Arena Community Center starts at 6 p.m., skate rentals and special member pricing. The Ora E. Paul American Legion Post and Boy Scout Troop 220 will perform a flag ceremony at 7:45 p.m. July 4th fireworks display – sponsored by the Town of Woodstock, with support from local businesses and organizations.
South Woodstock: As part of the Opening Day for the 2014 season the Green Mountain Perkins Academy presents a lecture by Julia Purdy. Hear how America’s first industrial chemical shaped the landscape, the early culture and history of Vermont. The Academy, Route 106, South Woodstock, VT, Saturday, July 5th at 2 p.m. Free and open to the public. Contact: Mark Curran, 457-3251 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
West Windsor/Brownsville: Fireworks, Music and Food 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. Pancake and sausage 4th of July community breakfast will be held at Brownsville Community Church on July 4th from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. Parade,Food and activities, are on Friday, July 4, parade starts at 1 p.m. Book Sale outside the Library on July 4 from 10 a.m. until noon.
Hartland: July 4, Parade, Fireworks and Festivities The ox pull starts at 9 a.m. and the festivities continue throughout the day. Parade, music, food, games and more, plus fireworks at dark. Festivities take place in and around the Hartland Rec Center.
Killington: Start with a book sale at 9 a.m. followed by the parade at 10 a.m. The Killington Fire Department hosts the 4th of July party and fundraiser, featuring a parade, barbeque, pool party, fireworks and more at the River Road recreation fields. During the afternoon, there will be fun filled games and entertainment. Bring a picnic blanket and be prepared to stay all day long. End the evening with a traditional fireworks show starting at 9:30 p.m., weather permitting.
Plymouth: Coolidge Birthday Celebration – A special July 4th commemorating the Nation’s birth, as well as the only U.S. President born on Independence Day. At noon, march with the Vermont National Guard to the cemetery where a wreath from the White House is placed at the President’s grave site. A barbecue follows at the Wilder House Restaurant, and at 2 p.m. a “group reading” of Coolidge’s autobiography in the Union Christian Church.
Barnard: The Barnard Volunteer Fire Department will be holding its annual flea market and chicken barbecue Saturday, July 5 at the Barnard Town Hall. The flea market begins at 10 a.m. followed by the popular chicken barbecue at 11 a.m.
Pomfret: The Annual Pomfret Strawberry Supper held on Saturday, July 5, is served family style, with a menu to include baked ham, baked beans, salads, breads and our famous strawberry shortcake. Hosted by the North Pomfret Congregational Church at the Town Hall in Pomfret, Vermont. Seatings are at 5:00, 6:15 and 7:30 p.m.
Reading: Reading Volunteer Fire Department Old Home Day is Sunday July 6. This is a great time to visit Reading; with a lot of pop up events happening, from the center of town to the edge of the school fields. Ducky derby, pony pulls, barbecue feast and much more. The parade starts at 11 a.m. sharp! So if you wish to be in the center of town during this procession; please show up earlier than 11 a.m. The theme for the parade is sports. Anyone can enter a float. Just show up with it and you will be judged in line, and announced in the center of town.
Quechee/Hartford: Hartford’s Annual Fireworks Festival July 4,at Kilowatt Park. Events begin at 6 p.m. Fireworks at Dusk, bring the whole family and spend a great evening having FUN! The event will feature live performances, music, food, drink, activities and games, and of course FIREWORKS by Northstar!
Weathersfield/Ascutney: Running Bear off Route 5 in Ascutney will be putting on a Fireworks show Friday July 4th. This is open to the public. Admission is $5 per adult (16 and over). You will get to listen to WISEGUYS on the stage and at dusk a fireworks display. Bring you own lawn chair or blanket.