Belmont shuts down for Independence Day but just over the townline residents can find the 4th of July in full swing.
- Watertown Recreation Department will put on games for children, Little League all-star games, free food and refreshments and more fun Wednesday at Watertown's Victory Field. For a full schedule of event .
- In Arlington, the Friends of Robbins Farm Park, in partnership with the Town of Arlington, Premiere Roofing & Remodeling and NStar, is throwing its annual Independence Day Celebration, with live music from the John Penny Band, food, drinks and glow sticks and, of course, the Boston Pops Orchestra and fireworks display on the big screen. The July 4th event, which is free, gets underway at 6 p.m., with the John Penny Band at 7 p.m. and the fireworks shortly after 10 p.m.
- Lexington's is transformed into the . The carnival, which runs through this Saturday, July 7, will be slightly smaller than in years past, a result of its relocation across Worthen Road due to fields work at the Center Recreation Complex.
Even though Belmont won't have its own fire works show, there are some nearby, or you can head into Boston for the big show at the Hatch Shell.
- : Russell J. Halloran Field & Sports Complex. 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Fireworks at 9 p.m. Here is information about .
- : Leary Field. Music starts at 5:30 p.m. Fireworks at 9:30 p.m.
- Boston: Hatch Shell opens at 9 a.m.; Boston Pops broadcast begins at 8 p.m.; Fireworks begin at 10:35 p.m.
- And for those who will miss the 4th, Lexington will hold its celebration on the 5th at Hastings Park. 6 p.m.- 11 p.m. The fireworks begin after dusk.
Have a Happy Fourth!