May 26, 2018

Independence Day Schedule of Events

July 3, 2013


6 p.m. — Family Bike Races

Williston Community Park Field House

Registration begins at 6 p.m., race starts at 6:45 p.m. Family-friendly bike races within the park that include slowest bike race, scooter race, kids races, family race and adult race.



4 p.m. – 6 p.m. — Library book sale

Williston Central School Gym

Contact Susan Raimy at 872-9707.


6  p.m. — Firecracker 5k Fun Run

Williston Community Park Field House

Registration begins at 4:45 p.m.

Race begins at 6 p.m.

Cost is $10 (includes T-shirt)

Categories include male and female, with age groups: under 12; 12-15; 16-19; 20-29; 30-39; 40-49; 50+; family

Awards will be announced and given out during the band break at the Ice Cream Social


7 p.m. — Town band concert and ice cream social

Village Green

Come out and join the Williston Historical Society’s annual ice cream social as you listen to the town band play it’s first concert of the summer season.




9 a.m. – 2 p.m. — Library book sale

Williston Central School Gym


10 a.m. — Independence Day parade

NOTE: Route 2 parade route will be closed to through traffic from 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. 

Theme: “Williston – 250 Years”

Grand Marshal: Tony Lamb

Parade float organizer: Tony Lamb

Judges Stand: Town Hall

Parade Route: Route 2 along Williston Road from Johnson’s Farm to Immaculate Heart of Mary Church parking lot

Prizes: best neighborhood entry; best business entry; best theme; best community organization or group; best church; best band; best entry with music; best individual; best entry with children; judges’ favorite car; judges’ favorite tractor; judges’ award

Rain date: July 5, only if weather is severe


10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. — Fire Department open house

Stop by the firehouse and check out the facility.


11:15 a.m. – 1 p.m. federated church chicken dinner

Williston Central School Cafeteria

Eat in or take out. Tickets go on sale at 9 a.m. and can be purchased the night before at the ice cream social; children $6;  chicken only $6; adults $10.

Menu: 1/2 chicken, coleslaw, rolls, cranberry sauce, cookie, lemonade, milk or coffee


11 a.m. – 1 p.m. — Food vendors

The Village Green

Hamburgers from Williston-Richmond Rotary

Hot dogs from Williston Boy Scout Troop 692

Popcorn from Williston Girls Softball League


12:30 p.m. — Parade Awards Presentation

The Bandstand on the Green


12:35 p.m. – 1 p.m. — Children’s games

The Village Green


1 p.m. — Frog  Jumping Contest

Behind Williston Central School


6 p.m. — British mania concert

Maple Tree Place Green

Beatles tribute band British Mania is back in town


7 p.m. — entertainment

Allen Brook School

Music by Supersounds DJ, food vendors, glow necklaces, a Bounce Castle from Vermont Bounce and more.

Very limited parking will be available at Allen Brook. A shuttle bus will be operating from Williston Central School for folks traveling from the village. Please take advantage of the shuttle to eliminate the parking crunch at Allen Brook. The shuttle will begin at 7 p.m. and will continue until shortly before the fireworks begin; it will begin returning shortly after the fireworks are complete.


9:30 p.m. — Fireworks display

Fireworks will begin at dark, anticipated start time is 9:30 p.m.

Rain date: July 5, only if weather is severe



Free  entrance to Lake Iroquois for Williston residents

For more information about any of the Fourth of July activities, contact the Williston Parks and Recreation Department at 878-1239 or


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