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Chesterfield, Independence Day
July 3 - July 4
Block party on Sunday, July 3. South Street will become a pedestrian walkway that evening. There will be a car show, live music provided by the band Sidetracked, food trucks from Holyoke Hummus Company and Worthy-Que Smoke N’ BBQ and sweets from the First Congregational Church. On Monday, July 4, a pancake breakfast will be hosted by the Chesterfield Fire Department, music at the firehouse and on the Town Hall lawn, roaming entertainers, historic exhibits and an art show. After the 10:30 a.m.. parade, there will be more music, more entertainers, the Recreation Committee serving up hot food and cold drinks, and the church is back with their famous chicken barbeque.
The day commemorates the adoption of the Declaration of Independence by the 13 former British colonies on July 4, 1776.
Massachusetts became the first state to recognize the Fourth of July as a statewide holiday in 1781.