Following is a list of Fourth of July events in The Eagle's circulation area. All events take place Saturday, July 4, unless otherwise noted. Towns not listed do not hold July 4 events.
•July 3: Independence Day Celebration With Live Music and Street Dance. First annual street dance will be in back of Central Park with Fourth of July music by D.J. Derrick Cram. There will be food vendors starting at 5 p.m. Location: Central Park, U.S. Route 7 and Vermont Route 73 and Route 73 E. Time: 6-10 p.m. Information: 247-3275.
•July 4: Brandon Independence Day Celebration with Parade and Fireworks. The celebration includes music, activities, parade, and fireworks at dusk. Held in downtown Brandon with fireworks at Park Village. Activities start at 10 a.m. Parade starts at 1 p.m. Fireworks at dusk. For details call 247-6401 or visit www.brandon.org.
•July 3: 6 p.m.-dusk, fireworks held at the Bristol Recreation Field near MAUHS. Event includes games, vendors, music, crafts., and an auto raffle.
•July 4: 7:30 a.m., Bristol Road Race, for details call 453-3856; 8 a.m. Bristol July 4 Parade line up, starts at 10:30 a.m. downtown, for details call 453-2278. This year's parade theme is "400 years of Champlain"; Outhouse Race starts at 9 a.m., for details call 453-3751.
After the parade: town green activities include live music, food, and crafts, for details or to reserve a display table call 453-4877. The public is invited to American Legion Post 19's Open House event, July 3-5, for details call 453-2951.
•July 3: See the City of Burlington's "Independence Day Celebration"full-color special insert in the June 27 issue of The Eagle. If you lost or already recycled your free copy, you can request another one by calling 388-6397.
•July 11: Charlotte Town Party held on the town green. Events run 11 a.m.-2 p.m. including a book sale, parade, vendors, food at the fire station, senior center art show, and fun children's activities at the historic Quinlan School House on the green.
•Independence Day Celebration with barbecue and fireworks. The Granville Fire Department will coordinate July 4 fireworks show following a fair including all participating local businesses and a barbecue hosted by the Moss Glen Grange. Located near D's Doghouse on Route 100 on the Air Port Flat. For details, call 767-3027.
•July 3: Hilly Hobble Foot Race starts at 6 p.m. at the corner of Buck Hill Road and Route 116. All runners finish at Veterans Park.
•July 4 events start at 9 a.m. with Book Sale at Hinesburg Town Hall. Hinesburg Parade at 11 a.m. starts on Route 116 through downtown. Daylong activities end with townwide fireworks at the Hinesburg Central School at dusk. Visit the St. Jude Parish Food Stand with hot dogs, juices, sodas, teas and water. This year's July 4 theme is "The Best Thing about Living in Hinesburg".
•Independence Day Tax Party Rally at Mt. Independence Historic Site, site of a Revolutionary War fort and hospital.
"No taxation without representation is tyranny" is just as relevant a rallying cry today as it was in 1775. Join America's new "velvet revolution" and exercise your First Amendment rights while celebrating American exceptionalism.
The Orwell event includes efforts against local and national tax increases with public speakers voicing opposition to one-party rule and President Obama's policies. Rally starts late morning. See www.vermontteaparty.com for up-to-the-minute details.
To reach the site, take Route 73 west from Orwell and take the first left turn. Follow signs. Parking lot for the historic site is on the left at the top of a hill.
•Fun Run starts at 10:30 a.m. begins at the elementary school. Richmond July 4 Parade starts at 10:35 a.m. Food vendors at the green. Starting at 1 p.m. on the green: Richmond Community Band concert, Richmond Auction, Antique Car Show, Dog Show, Old-Fashioned Games. Spelling Bee, held at the public library, starts at 3 p.m.
Londford Row concert at 5:30 p.m. Gravelin Brothers Band concert starts at 5:30 p.m. Fireworks start at 9:30 p.m. Call Linda at 434-2221 for details.
Call Richmond Town Hotline at 434-6024 for event updates and possible changes due to weather.
•Annual Strawberry Ice Cream Social held at the Salisbury U.C. Church, 2-5 p.m. Everything strawberry including ice cream, shakes, cakes, tarts, treats, and much more.
•First United Methodist Church Independence Day BBQ, White Elephant Sale and Auction. White elephant sale starts at 9 a.m., auction starts at 10 a.m. and BBQ starts at 11:30 a.m. For details, call Betty Jean at 985-3981.
•July 4 Pancake Breakfast. This annual fundraising breakfast is one of the best in the region. Funds support the town's lighted U.S. flag on the village green. Serving 7-11 a.m. at the Shoreham Congregational Church. Vermont pancakes, eggs, bacon, sausage, maple syrup, and beverages. Adults $6.50, ages 6-12 $3.50, and ages 5 and under free.
•July 3: Vergennes Independence Fireworks, sponsored by the Vergennes American Legion and Eagles, will be held at Vergennes Union High School. Call 877-3616 for time.