4th of July Celebration 

TUESDAy, July 4, 2023

4th of July Parade

  • The parade starts at 10:00 a.m. at Colchester High School
  • Parade Route: The parade will process from Colchester High School, down Blakely Road, and end at Lavigne Road.  Road closure is expected to be approx. one hour.


5K Fun Run

$5.00 per participant

7:30am - 8:00am: Fun Run Registration at Union Memorial School

8:15am: 5K Race Begins - Middle Road


Bayside Beach

Lifeguards will not be on duty for the 4th of July.

Bayside Park

5:00pm to 9:00pm: Inflatables
5:00pm to 9:00pm: Food Vendors (El Gato, Pizza Bottega, Waffley Good, Colchester Lions Club.
6:45pm to 8:45pm: Music Entertainment: THE HITMEN

  • The Hitmen are: Jim Cheney (Bass and Vocals), Bob Young (Guitar and Vocals), Brian Donnelly (Drums and Vocals), and Bob Boedecker (Keys and Vocals).
  • Musical Style: 1970s and 1980s party rock & roll, featuring hot guitar, organ, and impressive vocal harmonies! The Hitmen play anything from John Mellencamp to Santana, The Atlanta Rhythm Section to Steely Dan - don’t miss this fantastic group!


  • Fireworks will take place at dusk from the Bayside Softball Field. Please stay behind the safety fence.
  • Parking available at: Colchester High School, Colchester Middle School, and the Malletts Bay School.

Thank you to our 2023 4th of July Sponsors

All Phase Auto Body
All Seasons Excavating
Bauer Gravel Farnham, LLP
Bevins' Door, LLC
Bevo Catering
Champlain Cable
Champlain Marina Inc
Claussen's Florist, Greenhouse & Perennial Farm
Coates Island Marina
Colchester Contracting Services, Inc.
Colchester Democratic Committee
Cummings Electric PC
Danform Shoes
Dick Mazza's General Store Inc
Engelberth Construction, Inc.
Firetech Sprinklers Corp
Hayward Tyler, Inc.
Hazelett Strip-Casting Corporation
Kent Booraem  - State Farm Insurance
Malletts Bay Self Storage
Mike Mazzas Auto Parts LLC
Partner Tire & Service, Inc.
Saba Marine, LLC
Sheppard Custom Homes
Vermont Gastroenterology