Here are some events scheduled to take place in celebration of the Fourth of July.

Here are some events scheduled to take place in celebration of the Fourth of July:

The first concert in the summer series of the Boonville Concert Band will take place at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Lansing Pavilion in Erwin Park. Featured on this week’s program will be a violin solo, “Ashokan Farewell,” performed by Jon Magendanz, plus “Pirates of the Caribbean” and “Stars and Stripes Forever” by Sousa.

The Farmers’ Museum will begin its celebration at 10 a.m. Friday. There will be a militia muster and drill, patriotic music, reading of the Declaration of Independence and children’s crafts in Filer’s Corners Schoolhouse. Admission is $11 for adults, $9.50 for seniors, $5 for juniors (7 to 12). Children (6 and younger) and members of the New York State Historical Association are free.

Hamilton’s parade begins at 10:45 a.m. Friday. Other events include a chicken barbecue, children’s activities, “A Salute to Baseball” organ concert at 1 p.m. at the First Baptist Church, an 1860s-style town baseball game at 3 p.m., music and entertainment from 1 to 3 p.m., and fireworks at dusk at the Colgate University campus.

A Community Independence Day Celebration will be Thursday at Herkimer County Community College. At 5 p.m., there will be a Brooks’ chicken barbecue, music and concessions. A fireworks display begins at dusk.

Parade will take place at 5 p.m. in Clinton. Fireworks at 9:30 p.m. (dusk) Friday at Clinton Central Schools.

Lee Center
Lee Center Fire Department will host its 78th annual field days from Thursday through Sunday. It will open at 6 p.m. Thursday and there will be a fireworks display at 10 p.m. On Friday, the field opens at 5 p.m. There will be $1 hamburgers and hot dogs and a greased pole climb at 8:30 p.m. On Saturday, the field opens at noon and a parade will be at 7 p.m. On Sunday, July 6, the field will be open from noon to 6 p.m.

New Hartford
Fireworks will be at dusk Friday at the Yahnundasis Country Club, 8639 Seneca Turnpike.

New York Mills
Fireworks at dusk Saturday, July 12, as part of the annual Bell Festival July 11-12.

Old Forge
The annual fireworks display and band concert will be at 7 p.m. Friday at the Old Forge lakefront. Floyd Community Band will kick off the evening with marches and all-time favorites, followed by fireworks at dusk.

Erie Canal Village offers free admission Friday. Free lemonade will be available at Bennett’s Tavern. Try samples of Erie Canal Village cheese, play 19th-century games and see the Uncle Sam exhibit. For more information, visit

Rome Community Concert Band will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Fort Stanwix National Monument. The concert, which is free and open to the public, will feature music of American composers. Bring chairs or blankets.

Christian Lake Bible Conference, off Route 29A, will have a free park picnic at 1 p.m. Friday. Bring meat for your family, a covered dish and dessert to pass, and table settings. Soda will be available to purchase. There also will be games for young and old.

A 2008 Regional Independence Day Parade, sponsored by The Genesis Group and First Source Federal Credit Union, will take place at 6 p.m. Friday. The parade route goes from Genesee Street in front of St. Elizabeth Medical Center to Oneida Street. Grand marshals will be Nick and Susan Matt from the F.X. Matt brewery. Fireworks will be at dusk at the Memorial Parkway’s Val Bialis Ski Slope.

West Winfield
West Winfield Fire Department’s Firemen’s Field Days will be from Thursday through Sunday. There will be food, including clams and chowder; beverages, including beer; rides, games, raffles and more. Thursday will feature an auction of items and gift certificates, music by TJ Sacco & the Electric Rodeo from 8 p.m. to midnight and a fireworks display after dark. On Friday, there will be rides and music by the Fulton Chain Gang from 8 p.m. to midnight. At 6 p.m. Saturday, the firemen’s parade will be at 6 p.m., and from 8 p.m. to midnight there will be music by the Fulton Chain Gang. On Sunday, there will be a chicken barbecue, raffle and drawing.

The parade will be at 1 p.m. Friday, followed by the Red Band playing in the Village Park.