The annual Westport Independence Weekend, featuring this year’s theme of “Let’s Get Together,” is set to run from Friday, July 5 through Sunday July 7. The event will be full of activities, and includes food, music, arts and crafts, a fun run, theatre, a parade and fireworks.
The weekend begins on Friday July 5th with the Arts & Crafts Festival at Essex County Fairgrounds from 10 am to 4 pm and the “First View Party” at the Westport Library Association from 6 to 8 pm and on-campus concert at Meadowmount School of Music at 7:30 pm.
Saturday July 6th features events all day, including the annual Westport Library Association book sale at 9 am, a 5k fun run at 9:30 am, food vendor specials beginning at 11 am, vendors, strawberry shortcake and basket raffle at the Westport Heritage House beginning at noon. At 4 pm the parade will proceed down Main Street, the annual Westport Volunteer Firemen’s Annual Pig Roast, complete with free ice cream courtesy of the Christopher Emmet Hallowell Foundation, will be held at 5 pm in Lee Park, with fireworks over Lake Champlain at dusk.
The parade includes friendly competition for trophies such as most patriotic, best theme, oldest car, oldest tractor, best not for profit, most participants and best in show. Creative entries aligned with the “Let’s Get Together!” theme are welcome, and participants are invited to line up at 3:30 pm at the Essex County Fair Grounds.
Sunday events include the Westport Library Association book sale from 9 am to 4 pm, a 5 pm performance of “The World Goes ‘Round” at the Depot Theatre, and an on-campus concert at Meadowmount School of Music at 7:30 pm.
Photo Westport’s annual Independence Weekend Parade provided.