Here is a list of some great events happening over the Fourth of July weekend.
3 Thursday 5–11pm. Block Party on Main Street, Fitchburg. Start your Fourth of July celebration, as Fitchburg celebrates its 250th anniversary, with music, dancing, antique cars, food and more — then stick around for the fireworks! DJ AlanHep2the Jive and Dance2Swing Studios will be performing at the Fitchburg Civic Day Block Party. Dancers will be in front of the Fay Club, 658 Main St. in Fitchburg. There will be many local vendors and many food choices at the Block Party. The Friends of the Fitchburg Public Library will also hold their annual Garage book sale during the Civic Days Block Party from 5 to 9 p.m. Lots of books and other items available for $1 a bag. The regular book sale room will also be open at regular prices. On the sidewalk will be bubbles and chalk art for the children. For more information, visit www.fitchburgcivicdays.net or call 978-829-1801.
3 Thursday 7pm-9pm. The Summer Concert Series at Carter Park in downtown Leominster. FREE family fun! Enjoy the sounds of local talent while relaxing under the stars. Bring a blanket, chairs, and a picnic. Not time to pack a picnic? Visit one of the food vendors. Most importantly….bring your dancing shoes!!! Featuring The Spy Tones, Surf/Instrumental. For more information click here.
3 Thursday 10pm. Fireworks from Rollstone Hill, Fitchburg. Flying from the top of Rollstone Hill, the city’s fireworks display will be visible from many vantage points, including Main Street’s block party. For more information, visit www.fitchburgcivicdays.net or call 978-829-1801
4 Friday 10am. Fourth of July Parade on Summer Street and Main Street, Fitchburg. The city celebrates the 4th —and its 250th anniversary! — with a spectacular parade. Floats, firetrucks, bands, antique cars, clowns and so much more! For more information, visit www.fitchburgcivicdays.net or call 978-829-1801
4 Friday noon. Reading of the Declaration of Independence at First Church on Templeton Common, Routes 2A and 101, Templeton. Hear local residents and elected officials read the document that launched this nation, in a historic church set on a traditional New England common. Enjoy an ice cream social on the common after the reading.
4 Friday 7:30pm. Orange Community Band concert on the bandstand on the Bandstand in Butterfield Park, 83 East River St., Orange.
5 Saturday. The Ayer 4th of July Celebration at Pirone Park. Ayer hosts a top quality Fourth of July including a parade, Family Fun at Pirone Park followed by one of the best fireworks show in Central Mass! Fireworks start at 9:15pm.
5 Saturday 12:30pm. Independence Day celebration in Pepperell. Parade from the Town Hall to the VFW starts at 12:30pm, fireworks at dusk. Visit pepperell4thofjuly.org.