WILI Boom Box Parade: July 4, 11 a.m. Willimantic, (860) 456-1111, wili-am.com/parade.htm. A people's parade that has been covered by the Washington Post and CBS Evening News. Participants and spectators bring portable radios tuned to marching band music broadcast by the local station, WILI-AM 1400. Begins at Jackson and Main Street.

Wolcott Country Fair: Aug. 16-18. wolcottfair.com. Animals, arts and crafts, food, rides, entertainment and more.



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