From national acts to local bands, there will be plenty of music in the air this weekend during the three days of the Enfield Fourth of July Town Celebration.
The festival kicks off Friday at 5 p.m. with a performance by longtime area favorites The Savage Brothers Band. At 7 p.m., Dave Mason, formerly of Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees Traffic, takes the , followed at 9:30 by NRBQ.
Fans of 80s hair metal will get to take a trip back in time some 25 years on Saturday. L.A. Guns performs at 5 p.m., followed by Warrant at 7 p.m. and Skid Row at 9:30.
Connecticut state troubadour Chuck Costa takes the stage Sunday at 4:30 p.m., and the Hartford Symphony Orchestra returns at 7:30 as a prelude to the fireworks spectacular at 9:45.
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Local singers will get to showcase their talent Friday night during Enfield Idol, beginning at 9 p.m. in the Teen Zone behind the Higgins School. The annual Battle of the Bands starts at 8 p.m. Saturday in the Teen Zone.
All musical performances at the Enfield Fourth of July Town Celebration are free of charge.
A highlight of the festival is the Taste of Enfield, which will feature more than a dozen area vendors providing everything from pulled pork sandwiches to iced coffee to fried dough.
A host of activities will populate the Town Green throughout the weekend. From a soap box derby to the annual Twilight 5K Road Race to a spaghetti-eating contest, there is fun for all ages.
The Independence Day parade, titled "Hometown Pride," steps off from the Felician Sisters grounds Saturday at 11 a.m.