Festivities marking the nation's 241st birthday will be held around the Berkshires. All events are on Thursday, July 4.

Here's a look at what's going on in North Berkshire.

North Adams

The SteepleCats will face off at 6:30 P.M. against the Vermont Mountaineers at Joe Wolfe Field in a battle for first place in the NECBL North. The game will be followed by the annual fireworks display at around 9:30 P.M.  As a special added attraction, the new Noel Field Splash Park will be open from 11 A.M. to 8 P.M.

Williamstown

Williamstown hosts their annual July 4 parade beginning at 11 a.m. from Southworth Street and marching to Spring Street for a community barbecue. The annual BBQ at the bottom of Spring Street starts at noon.
Williams College hosts the annual July 4 reading of the Declaration of Independence by actors from the Williamstown Theatre Festival at 1:30 p.m. at Sawyer Library. The event is free and open to the public.
Actors will read from the second floor outside balcony of Sawyer Library. Visitors should gather on the library quad west of the library and between Schapiro and Hollander halls. In case of inclement weather, the event will take place inside the library.
The day also features an artisan market from 10 to 1, the Capital Brass Band from noon to 1, and family activities from 9 to 1, all on Spring Street, and free swim at Sand Springs from noon to 7. Fireworks start around 9:30 at Taconic Golf Course.