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Westport Independence Weekend
The day’s events begin with a 5K/1K Fun Run/Walk starting at the library lawn at 10 a.m., with registration beginning at 9 a.m. Entry fee is $20, children under 12 are free. All proceeds go toward next year's fireworks display.
The downtown will be action-packed all day with special events, including a multi-family/community estate sale from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on the Ballard Park lawn to benefit Ballard Park’s summer "Movies In The Park” series.There’s still time to donate an item or two to the park, or reserve a 12’ x 12’ space on the lawn to sell your own estate items. Contact BallardParkNY@gmail.com for more information.
The Westport Library Association's Annual Book Sale makes its return, with books for all ages under the tent on the library lawn, and inside the library from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Main Street will also be home to an Opening Party for featured artists Robert Powell, Debra Kahler, Dennon Walantrus, and Elsa Koop-Angelico, with live music by TW Howell from 6-8 p.m., all based at and in front of the Ledge Hill Gallery downtown until fireworks begin.
Showtime for the Depot Theatre’s July 3rd performance of The Mountaintop is at 3 p.m. - visit DepotTheatre.org for more information and tickets.
All interested are invited to participate in the popular parade down Main Street, whether walking, on a float, or other means of transportation. This year’s parade theme is “Holidays Galore.” With 5 cash prizes, entries are encouraged to use any holiday decorations in a fun and creative way. Participants will line up at the Essex County Fairgrounds at 4:30 p.m., and the parade begins there at 5 p.m. ending at the Westport Library.
The annual Westport Auxillary Women's and Firemen’s Pig Roast will begin at 6 p.m. at Lee Park.
The day culminates with a fireworks display at Lee Park on Lake Champlain beginning at 9 p.m. All are encouraged to arrive early to find seating before enjoying the community’s 15-minute celebration of independence.