Yes, that is a dude in a kilt on a unicycle playing bagpipes.
Yes, that is a dude in a kilt on a unicycle playing bagpipes. (courtesy city of fitchburg)

Acton

Thursday, July 4, NARA Park

5:30-9 p.m.: Bounce house, games ($15)

7-9:30 p.m.: Performance by Rolling Stones tribute band The Blushing Brides

9:30 p.m.: Fireworks

Ayer

Saturday, July 6

4 p.m.: Parade starts on Union Street to Pirone Park

End of parade-7:30 p.m.: Mega Hula Hoop Contest.

7:30 p.m.: Nashoba Valley Concert Band

9:15 p.m.: Fireworks

Chelmsford

Wednesday, July 3

5-9:30 p.m.: Country Fair on the Common, 5-9:30 p.m.

7-8:30 p.m.: Chelmsford Community Band concert

Thursday, July 4

9:30 a.m.: John Carson Road Race, 80 Parkhurst Road (registration 7:30-9 a.m.)

10 a.m.: Parade starts at McCarthy Middle School to library.

Groton

Monday, July 8, Town Field

6 p.m.: Food, fun, music, entertainment

TBA: Fireworks

Harvard

Wednesday, July 3, Fruitlands Museum

5-9:15 p.m.: Music

9:15 p.m.: Fireworks at Fruitlands

Thursday, July 4

11 a.m.: Parade starts Depot and Ayer roads, also activities at Harvard Public Library, including an antique-car contest, pie-eating contest, candy scramble, three-legged race and egg toss.

Lowell

Thursday, July 4, LeLacheur Field

6:30 p.m.-start of fireworks: Giant slide, bounce house, obstacle course, speed pitch, Game Hut, Meet the Spinners Mascots, T-shirt toss, music, videos


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TBA: Fireworks

Pepperell

Saturday, July 6

10 a.m.: Parade down Main Street.

TBA: Fireworks behind Varnum Brook Elementary School

Tewksbury

Wednesday, July 3, Livingston Street Playground

8:30-10:30 a.m.: Rotary Club continental breakfast

9-10 a.m.: Sack races, three-legged races, wheelbarrow races)

10-11 a.m.: Doll-carriage decorating, bike decorating, Little Mr. and Mrs. Tewksbury, bologna toss

11 a.m.: Pie-eating and watermelon-eating contests

Noon-1 p.m.: Lunch (hot dogs, water, Hoodsiesprovided by the Knights of Columbus, Elks and Patriotic Committee)

7-9:15 p.m.: Performances by DJ Booch and North Shore Acappella

9:30 p.m.: Fireworks

Townsend

Thursday, July 4

6 p.m.: "Declaring Independence Then and Now," actors in Colonial attire reading the Declaration of Independence, at New Beginnings United Methodist Church

7:30-9:15 p.m.: Townsend Military Band concert on the common, food and beverages

Wilmington

Wednesday, July 3, Town Common

6-8 p.m.: Rotary Club Dinner, 6 to 8 p.m. ($8, burgers, hot dogs, baked beans, chips, cookies and lemonade),

6-10 p.m.: Carnival

6-9 p.m.: Lisa Love Experience performance.

6 p.m.: KanJam, horseshoes, Firecracker 5K, Blueberry Pie Eating Contest

Thursday, July 4

10 a.m.: Knights of Columbus Breakfast ($5) at 126 Middlesex Ave.

8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.: Travel'n DJ Sounds

8:30 a.m.: Doll Carriage and Bike Parade

9:15 a.m.: Opening Ceremonies, drawing for bikes

9:30 a.m.: Limbo contest, 9:30 a.m.

9:40 a.m.: Wiffle Ball and cheer performance by WHS Cheerleaders

9:45 a.m.: Hula Hoop contest

10 a.m.: Baby Crawl

10:15 a.m.: Family Fun Magic Show with Fran Flynn

10:45 a.m.: Tug of war

11:15 a.m.: Three-legged race

11:45 a.m.: Water-balloon toss

Noon-10 p.m.: Carnival ($15 family day wristbands ride special noon-6 p.m.)

6-9:30 p.m.: Katrina Marie Band

6 p.m.: Cornhole tournament

Friday, July 5

6-10 p.m.: Carnival

6-9:30 p.m.: Haywire performs

6 p.m.: Ladder golf, horseshoes

6:30 p.m.: Ladies 2-mile walk

7 p.m.: Hospital Bed Race

Saturday, July 6

7-10 a.m: Wilmington Minutemen Breakfast ($5)

Noon-10 p.m.: Carnival

5-7 p.m.: Pack 56 Cub Scouts Dinner ($10).

7:30 p.m.: Opening Ceremonies

7:30-10 p.m.: Windham Community Band performs

9 p.m.: Raffle drawing

9:30 p.m.: Fireworks