July 22, 2018

Williston’s Independence Day celebration



6 p.m. – Family bike races

Williston Community Park Field House

Registration begins at 6:00 p.m.

Races begin at 6:45 p.m.

These events are family oriented bike races within the park and will include: slowest bike race; scooter race; kids races; family race; 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 6:00 p.m.

Cost is $8 (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

Theme: “Homegrown Heroes”

Grand Marshal: Lynwood Osborne, celebrating 60 years with the Williston Fire Department

Parade float organizer: Tony Lamb

Judges Stand: Town Hall

Parade Route: Route 2 along Williston Road from Johnson’s Farm to Old Stage Road

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


11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. — Fire Department open house

Stop by the new firehouse and check out the facility.


11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. — Arts and crafts show

Williston Central School front lobby

Contact Nancy Stone at 879-0243


11:15 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Williston Central School Cafeteria

Eat in or take out. Tickets go on sale at 9:00 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


12:35pm – 1:00pm — Children’s games

The Village Green


1 p.m. — Frog Jumping Contest

Behind Williston Central School


7 p.m. — Musical 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.


All Day

Free entrance to Lake Iroquois for Williston residents

For more information about any of the Fourth of July activities, visit the town website, www.town.williston.vt.us, or contact The Williston Parks and Recreation Department at 878-1239 or finnegank@willistontown.com.

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