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Enjoy Vermont's biggest July 4 celebration

Vermont’s largest Independence Day celebration is held in nearby Brandon. Held on the Saturday nearest the Fourth, the celebration features music, a parade and fireworks. The celebration actually begins on Friday, July 1 with a block party at Central Park. The park will open at 5 p.m. and Jam Man Entertainment will spin family friendly hits from the 60’s to today. The Brandon Independence Day Celebration Committee will be holding a 50/50 raffle all night long and there will a variety of food vendors. The following morning, the park opens at 10 a.m. and the parade will steps off at 1 p.m. This All-American parade feature floats, bands, cars and even a few politicians. The park will be home to food, vendors, music and games and the Great Ball Race is held at the Falls in downtown. At dusk, the crowd heads north to the grounds at Park Village for a fireworks display. For more information, call 802-247-6401. And for those still looking for some more entertainment, the Brandon Town Band will perform from 6:3o to 7:30 p.m. in Central Park.

n Bomoseen Boat parade, fireworks highlight events If you want to be around the water Fourth of July weekend you may want to consider heading up to Lake Boomseen. Vermont’s largest lake is home to two exciting events over the holiday.

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