Westport Independence Day Celebration

Independence Day festivities in Westport, NY shall include the following on July 3rd:

  • 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.