There’s no shortage of events in the region to celebrate the nation’s birthday.
Fourth of July Celebration: Pappas Recreation Complex. 5 to 9:30 p.m. Monday, July 1. Food, vendors and kids’ games. Grand entrance by American Legion Tuttle Post and Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 554. Outriggers concert at 7 p.m. Fireworks at 9:30 p.m. Free WRTA shuttle service from Pakachoag School, Senior Center and Auburn Mall. MORE
Fourth of July Fireworks: Begins at 6 p.m. Saturday, July 13. Clinton firefighters’ annual fireworks display kicks off at dusk at the Veterans Athletics Complex across from Clinton High School.
Independence Day Celebration: Connie Mack Field. Events from 11 a.m. to dusk Saturday, July 6. Parade at noon, fireworks at 9:30 p.m. MORE
Civic Days: The city’s long-running Fourth of July celebration begins with a downtown block party at 5 p.m. Wednesday, July 3. At 10 p.m. Wednesday, fireworks will be shot off from Rollstone Hill. At 10 a.m. Thursday, July 4, the annual parade will move through the center of the city. MORE
Independence Day: Fruitlands Museum. Concert begins 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 3; fireworks begin at 9:15 p.m. On July 4, bike decorating contest at 9 a.m., with judging in front of Harvard General Store; parade starts at 11 a.m. at Depot and Ayer roads; antique car show at library field, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.; flag-raising ceremony, noon; field events, 12:15. MORE
Fourth of July Carnival, Lions Club. Windle Field, Canal Street. Carnival from 6 to 11 p.m. July 1-4. Fireworks at Windle Field at 9:45 p.m. Wednesday, July 3, and Thursday, July 4. MORE
Independence Day Celebration: Rotary Park. Concert at 7 p.m. and fireworks at dusk Saturday, July 6. MORE
Fourth of July Celebration: Events run through Thursday, July 4. Chicken barbecue (behind fire station) at 4:30 p.m. and fireworks (Memorial Field) at 9:20 p.m. Wednesday, July 3; annual parade at 1 p.m. Thursday, July 4. MORE
Holdin’ Back Concert: Dean Park. Music, food, bike and doll carriage parade at 4:30 p.m. Thursday July 4. Holdin’ Back band begins at 5 p.m. MORE
Independence Day Celebration: Old Sturbridge Village, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesday, July 3, Thursday July 4. Annual celebration includes signing a giant copy of the Declaration of Independence, citizens parade, 19th-century style baseball, marching with the militia, cannon and musket demonstrations. Barbecue food, beer and wine available for purchase. On July 4, a naturalization ceremony will be held on the Village Common. MORE
July Fourth Celebration: Annual reading of Declaration of Independence, noon, Thursday, July 4, First Church of Templeton. Reading will be followed by ice cream social, militia demonstration.
Fourth of July Celebration: McCloskey Field, Capron Street, 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday, July 6, featuring inflatable rides, games, music. Fireworks at 9 p.m. MORE
Fourth of July Celebration: Memorial Beach. Gates open at 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 3. Food and entertainment during the afternoon and evening. Music by the Pulaski Brass Band at 7:30. Fireworks at 9 p.m. MORE
East Woodstock Fourth of July Jamboree: East Woodstock Congregational Church, Woodstock Road. Events from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursday, July 4. The annual celebration, first held in 1957, features music, food, attic treasures and book sale, games, parade, firemen’s water polo, cake walk and a flag ceremony. MORE
Independence Day Celebration: Cristoforo Colombo Park (East Park), Shrewsbury Street. Events from 4 to 10 p.m. Tuesday, July 2. Music, food and children’s activities. The Massachusetts Symphony Orchestra takes stage at 7:40 p.m. Fireworks begin at 9:30 p.m. MORE