REGION – With the 4th of July around the corner, check out these local events to celebrate Independence Day.
The Block Party is June 30, 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Baystate Common. This event, sponsored by the Westborough Recreation Department, will include a concert with the Reminisants, children’s activities and food concessions. There will also be Big Daddy’s Car Racing, hayrides, pony rides, moon bounce and more. Some events are free; others charge a nominal fee.
The second annual parade will step off from North Street Elementary School at 10 a.m. on July 4. The parade will head down North Street to the Common, cross Worcester Street to Millbury Street, turn left at the Common, and end in the Congregational Church parking lot. Bikes, floats and other parade participants are welcome. For details and how to volunteer, email [email protected].
On June 29 from 11 to 11:45 a.m., all children and their families are invited to join the Southborough Public Library’s Fourth of July Parade to the Town House. The library will provide flags, noisemakers and patriotic accessories, and participants will march from the library, through the Town House, and back to the library for refreshments. All ages welcome and no registration is required. Sponsored by the Friends of the Southborough Library.
Framingham: June 30, 9:30 p.m., Dudley Road
Auburn: June 29, Pappas Recreation Complex, 9:30 p.m. (rain date June 30)
Worcester: June 29, 9:30 p.m., East Park (rain date June 30)
Franklin: July 1, 10 p.m., Town Common
Lexington: July 2, 9:30 p.m., Hastings Park
Milford: July 2, dusk, Clark Island (rain date July 5)
Fitchburg: July 3, 10 p.m., Rollstone Hill
Rutland: July 3, 9:20 p.m., Memorial Field
Webster: July 3, dusk, Memorial Beach