FUN & GAMES: The annual Fourth of July Celebration in New Boston this year pays tribute not only to the nation's birthday but the town's 250th anniversary. Thursday's events will include old-fashioned children's games, such as sack races (top) and wheelbarrow races (above) as well as some more contemporary contests, such as mud volleyball (middle).
New Boston marks foundings of town and country
MARCHING INTO THE PAST: Re-enactors keep in step in a previous Fourth of July parade in New Boston, where annual festivities also include a chicken barbecue, fiddler’s contest, equestrian vaulting demonstration and fireworks.
Families can spend the day, or arrive later to enjoy evening activities, food and fireworks.