Canton’s 4th of July events will take place at the Irish Cultural Centre on Route 138.
Starting at 5 p.m. next Thursday, there will be free children’s activities, including inflatables and face painting. Canton folk rock group The Wolff Sisters and Classic Trax will perform a concert at 6:30.
As the sky darkens, the fireworks display will begin. The display will be put on by Atlas PyroVision, which won the Gold Jupiter Award for a display during the 2012 International Fireworks Competition in Montreal.
As a security precaution, coolers are prohibited and bags will be subject to inspection. Food and drink will be available for purchase throughout the event.
Packing chairs and blankets is strongly encouraged.
That morning, the 46th annual July 4 Road Race will happen. Check in will be at 8:30 a.m. with the race beginning at 9:30. Advance registration is recommended.
The start and finish will be at Canton Town Club at 300 Baily St. The races include a two-mile Fun Run for children ages 2 to 12 and a five-mile Road Race for ages 13 and up. Registration is $5 for the Fun Run and $10 for the Road Race.
Awards will be given in male and female categories and multiple age groups.
For more information about these events, visit www.cantonrec.com.