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Fourth of July & community fests abound in region

A wide variety of patroiic and family-oriented activities in the region are scheduled for Independence Day and the weekend that follows.

A wide variety of patroiic and family-oriented activities in the region are scheduled for Independence Day and the weekend that follows.

— The lower Adirondacks area is renowned for its celebrations, and the first week in July — with Independence Day dominating the lineup — is perhaps the most festive week of the year.

Festivals, fireworks and family fun will be featured throughout the area now through Saturday July 6, with Independence Day celebrations are to be held Thursday July 4 in Bolton, Stony Creek and Schroon Lake — as well as a week-long “Best Fourth in the North” festival in Ticonderoga. The week ends Saturday July 6 with the day-long Summerfest in Chestertown and the Independence Day party in North Creek.

Here’s an overview of what’s happening this week:

• Headlining the events is the first-ever Warrensburg Day on Thursday July 4, which celebrates the joint bicentennial of the town and Warren County. It includes a parade, games, vendors, and activities for all ages. See inside this issue for details.

• On Thursday July 4, Bolton’s July Fourth festival is from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., based in Rogers Park. It features a deejay, face painting, a magician and juggler. It’s capped off with fireworks at dusk.

• Lake George’s July 4th celebration features a concert by the Lake George Community Band beginning at 8 p.m. in Shepard Park, followed by an extensive fireworks show at 9:30 p.m..

• Schroon Lake’s Fourth of July celebration starts at 11 a.m. Thursday with live music including rock and country bands playing through the day at various sites. Their community parade down Main St. is set for 6 p.m. The festivities end with a fireworks display above Schroon Lake at dusk.

• The Town of Stony Creek is hosting a Fourth of July celebration and picnic from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at their town park and pavilion, featuring music by the band Roadhouse. Food & children’s activities are provided for local residents.

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