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June 27, 2012

July 4 holiday events

Local Independence Day holiday events

Andover

July 3: Fireworks at Andover High School, at dusk

July 4: Family Fun in The Park:

8 to 11 a.m., Pancake Breakfast

8 to 10 a.m., Jazz Band

9 a.m., Horribles Parade line-up (front of Doherty Middle School)

9:30 a.m., Horribles Parade

10 to 11:30 a.m., Games in The Park

10:30 a.m.-noon, Middlesex Concert Band, sponsored by the Andover Firefighters Relief Association..

Haverhill

July 3: Annual Fourth of July festival, behind Trinity Stadium

6 to 9:15 p.m.: Music by a Good Times DJ, line dancing and dancing for children. Free family photo booths. Food vendors will sell a variety of items. Free admission. No alcoholic beverages or pets allowed.

9:15 p.m.: Fireworks display at the stadium.

Lawrence

July 4: Celebration begins at 6 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Stadium, Winthrop Avenue; includes fire jugglers, pony rides, stilt walkers, domino games, clowns, face-painting and fireworks show at dusk rain or shine.

Methuen

July 3: Nicholson Stadium; (Rain date: Thursday, July 5)

Live entertainment starts at 6 p.m. with Peking and The Mystics, Mill City Revival Band and The North Regional Theatre Workshop. Musically coordinated fireworks display at 9:15.

North Andover

July 3-4: The festival, held on the Common in Old North Andover Center, will be spread over two days. The fireworks display will take place the night of July 3 at North Andover Middle School. The show will likely get underway at around 9:15 p.m., according to Jeffrey Coco, chairman of the Festival Committee.

The area immediately surrounding the pyrotechnics display will be cordoned off, so the best places for viewing the fireworks are the Common, along Route 125 near the middle school or North Andover High School.

From 5 to 10 p.m. July 3, there will be entertainment and food vendors on the Common. A beer and wine tent will be manned — and strictly regulated — by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2104 both days, Coco said.

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