This article was updated on July 3, 2014 to update the Williamstown parade route, which kicks off on Spring Street at 11 a.m. and ends at The Clark Art Institute.

Bennington

First Annual Old Bennington Fourth of July Sidewalk March

March from Catamount Statue
of Monument Avenue to the Bennington Battle Monument
at noon. bennington.com.

Reading of the Declaration of Independence

An annual tradition at the Bennington Monument, 1 p.m., free. Information: marylou.chicote@state.vt.us

Willow Park Fireworks

Celebration with live music, vendors and activities 3 to 9:30 p.m.,
ending with fireworks, free.

Fourth of July Fireworks

Lake Paran, North Bennington. 9 p.m. on Saturday, July 5. $5 admission. (802) 688-6270 Brattleboro

Morning parade and an evening of free activities, concerts and fireworks at Living Memorial Park. For more information, visit facebook.com/BrattleboroGoesFourth.

Chesterfield

Annual parade with marching bands, floats, antique cars, government officials, livestock and awards. Begins at 10:30 a.m. on the corner of South and Bryant streets and continues north on South Street and to Main Road. (413) 374-1289

Falls Village, Conn.

‘Salute to George M.


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Cohen,' the man who wrote ‘Over There,' ‘The Yankee Doodle Boy,' and ‘You're a Grand Old Flag.' 6:30 p.m., Saturday, July 5 at Music Mountain. A pre-concert dinner will be held at 5 p.m. musicmountain.org.

Great Barrington

Aston Magna Music Festival

‘Music from a Turbulent 17th-Century England,' 6 p.m. on Saturday, July 5. Daniel Arts Center, 84 Alford Road, Great Barrington.

The reading of the Declaration of Independence in Bennington.
The reading of the Declaration of Independence in Bennington. (Eagle file)