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Jun 30, 2015 2:17 PM

Everything you need to know about 4th of July in NH - Parades, fireworks, events


As Independence Day weekend draws near, fireworks displays all across the Granite State are being primed for blast off.

NH1 has taken the "liberty" of organizing a list of bombastic displays to delight the eyes and dazzle the senses. The list includes displays, celebrations and other festivities.

July 2:

When: Thursday, July 2, 2015 Fourth of July Fireworks

Where: Hancock Independence Day Celebration
Enjoy an ice cream social from 6 to 9 p.m., A performance by the band Off the Cuff at the bandstand at 7:30 p.m. The fireworks will be at dusk over Norway Pond.

Wakefield Independence Day Celebration
The ballpark will host games, a petting zoo, local food and entertainment at 6 p.m. Fireworks will begin at 9:30 p.m.

July 3:

When: Friday, July 3, 2015 Fourth of July Fireworks

Where: Amherst will have a firework display at Souhegan High School.

Ashland Independence Day Celebration
The fireworks are at Ball Field on Main Street.

Bretton Woods Fireworks
The display begins at 9:30 p.m. at the Omni Mount Washington Resort.

Canobie Lake Fireworks
After a long day on the Yankee Cannonball and Turkish Twist, make sure you stick around for the fireworks at 9:30 p.m.

Keene Fireworks
The Keene Swamp Bats will have a fireworks display as a community event following their home game at Alumni Field in Keene.

Manchester Independence Day Celebration
Go to Arms Park in Manchester on Commercial Street if you want to enjoy food vendors and entertainment beginning at 6 p.m. and hear the 39th Army Band play at 7:30 p.m. Fireworks will begin at dusk or around 9:30 p.m. Park admission is free. Fireworks can also be viewed from Deerfield Park at the top of Bridge Street.

Pelham Independence Day Celebration
Celebrate with a variety of food, drinks and entertainment ending with a fireworks display in the evening on the grounds of the Pelham Elementary School on Marsh Road in Pelham.

Portsmouth Fourth of July fireworks
Fireworks will begin from Leary Field on Junkins Avenue at 9:15 p.m., or dusk.

July 4:

When: Saturday, July 4, 2015 Fourth of July Fireworks

Where: Amherst Fourth of July Celebration
Fireworks are at Souhegan High School and the parade.

Bradford Independence Day Celebration
Join the community for a fun-filled day of a Mason breakfast, church and book fair, petting zoo and cow flop bingo, parade (at 1 p.m.), magic show, live music, and, of course, fireworks at dusk. Most events will be held at Brown Shattuck Field.

Brentwood Fireworks
Brentwood County Complex, 117 North Road. There's plenty of hamburgers, hot dogs, fried dough, cotton candy, barbecued chicken. The fireworks show is at dusk.
Rain date: July 5.

Bretton Woods, Fireworks
Fireworks begin at 9:30 p.m. at the Omni Mount Washington Resort.

Brookline Fireworks

Fireworks are scheduled at dusk over Lake Potanipo.

Rain date: July 5

Center Harbor
Things kick off with the kids' race at 9 a.m. The parade, which this year has a theme of "NH The Granite State," is at 2 p.m. The Center Harbor Town Band performs at 7 p.m. and fireworks will be set off over the harbor at 9:15 p.m.

Claremont Celebration
Music and entertainment begin at 6 p.m. at Monadnock Park in Claremont. Smoke and the Mirrors will take the stage at 6:30 p.m. and fireworks are scheduled to begin at 9:30 p.m.
Rain date: July 5

Colebrook Celebration
The Kiwanis Club is hosting a parade, kids fishing contest, BBQ and fireworks. The theme this year is Redneck Olympics.
Rain date: July 5.

Concord Fourth of July Celebration
Fireworks begin at dusk from Memorial Field.
Rain date: July 5.

Conway 4th of July Celebration
There's a parade at noon in Conway Village and fireworks at dusk.
Rain date: July 5.

Derry Fireworks
Enjoy a spectacular fireworks display Saturday, July 4th, 2015 at dusk brought to you by the Derry Parks & Recreation Department. The Best viewing areas are: Hood Commons, Crystal Ave, & Tsienneto Rd.
Rain date: July 5.

Dover 4th of July Celebration
Fireworks begin at 9 p.m. at Henry Law Park

Dublin Fireworks
Fireworks over Dublin Lake begins at 8 p.m

Errol 4th of July events
The town of Errol, in conjunction with the Umbgagog Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a variety of activities and events throughout the day on July 4 including a fishing fun day, parade, log rolling contest, free white water rafting trips and fireworks will begin at dusk at the bridge along Route 26.

Franconia Fourth of July and Old Home Day Celebration
The parade starts at 1 p.m., duck race begins after the parade and Beatles tribute concert begins at 7 p.m. Fireworks start at dusk.

Gilmanton Fourth of July
This all-day celebration includes a parade and fireworks at Crystal Lake Park.

Gorham Fourth of July and Parade
Check out New Hampshire's longest running Fourth of July celebration. The fun beings on Thursday, July 2 and Friday, July 3 with a carnival and concert and continues on Saturday, July 4 with a parade at 10 a.m. and fireworks at 9 p.m.
Rain date: July 5.

Hampton Beach Fourth of July Fireworks
Watch a fantastic fireworks shoot over the Atlantic Ocean beginning at 9:30 p.m.

Hanover Old Fashioned Fourth of July
The parade begins at 10 a.m. from the Dartmouth Green followed by a day of old-fashioned games and fun including pony rides, a pie eating contest, face painting, three-legged races adn water balloon toss.

Enfield Patriotic Sing-A-Long and Pie Sale at the Enfield Shaker Museum
Celebrate the 4th of July in the Mary Keane Chapel with Organists George and Donna Butler. Veterans are invited to come in uniform and refreshments will be served. There will also be homemade pies for sale.

Exeter Happy Birthday, America at the American Independence Museum
On this special day celebrate the history of the birth of the Declaration of Independence. Walk through each room of the Ladd-Gilman House where guides will help unfold the conflicts that lead to the Revolution. Afterwards, everyone is invited to enjoy some birthday cake.

Hopkinton July 4th Family Fun Day
Join the Hopkinton Recreation Department in their 4th of July Celebration, where there will be a kiddie parade at 11 a.m. in downtown Contoocook, the main parade at 12 p.m. in downtown Contoocook and from 12 p.m.-3 p.m. enjoy family games on Houston Drive.

Laconia Fourth of July Celebration
The parade will begin at Wyatt Park starting at 4:30 and going to Opechee Park. We have 2 bands that will play starting at 5:30 – 10:00 p.m. at Opechee Park. The fireworks will go off in the middle of the track at Opechee Park at 10:00 p.m.
Rain date: July 5.

Lebanon Fireworks
Fireworks begin at 9:30 p.m. from Storrs Hill.
Rain date: July 5.

Lincoln Hobo Railroad's Fourth of July Family Party Train
The train will be decorated in patriotic style and you'll enjoy hot dogs, chips, an ice cream treat and a beverage along with a party favor aboard the train. Family entertainment aboard the train will also be provided.

Lincoln Independence Day Celebration
Kick off your Independence Day celebration in Lincoln-Woodstock at 10 a.m. with family games and a picnic at the Lin-Wood High School. Then head over and check out the annual parade at 2 p.m., beginning at Alpine Village and traveling down Main Street, Woodstock and through the heart of Lincoln, past the Village Shops and ending just past the Town Offices. Stick around for a concert of patriotic music in North Woodstock at 7 p.m., and at dusk the fireworks light up the sky.

Meredith July 4th Celebration
The day begins with a chicken BBQ from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at Hesky Park; The Meredith Rubber Duckie Race begins at 4 p.m. at Mill Falls Marketplace; the Brass Band Concert is at 7 p.m. in Hesky Park followed by fireworks at dusk over the bay.

Merrimack 4th of July
Kick off the holiday with the Sparkler 5k road race at 8 a.m. then head to the Mastricola School Fields for a Family Fun Day from noon until 9 p.m. The parade kicks off at 1 p.m. and the fireworks begin at 9 p.m.

Milford Family Fun Day and Fireworks
Fourth of July festivities are being held at Keyes Memorial Park and include a bike parade and contest, field activities, food concessions and fireworks beginning at dusk.
Rain date: July 5.

Milton Fourth on the Farm at the New Hampshire Farm Museum
Head to the Milton museum from noon until 4 p.m. for delicious home made strawberry short cake, patriotic music, farm animals, a reading of the Declaration of Independence, writing with a quill pen, croquet and old fashioned games and living history farmhouse tours.

Moultonborough 4th of July Parade
This year's parade theme is "Thank Our Heroes." The parade starts at 11 a.m. at Blake Road and ends at the Lion's Club on Old Route 109. There will be a complimentary cookout at the Lion's Club following the parade.

M/S Mount Washington Cruise
July 4th, Lake Winnipesaukee lights up with boats waiting for fireworks. It is a beautiful sight and a very busy place. You can relax and enjoy a cruise with dinner and dancing while we navigate the lake looking for fireworks. Buffet dinner is included in the price. Music on the main deck by the popular band Annie and The Orphans. Cruise leaves Weirs Beach at 7 PM and returns to Weirs Beach after the Meredith fireworks around 10 PM.

Nashua Fourth of July
Head to Holman Stadium for a free day of Independence Day events and celebrations including a Children's Field Day from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., a Grupofantasia Groupo Fantasy concert at 6 p.m. and the Spartans Drum & Bugle Corps Concert at 8:30 p.m. Fireworks scheduled for 9 p.m.
Rain date: July 5.

New Boston Fourth of July
This award-winning small town Fourth of July celebration has taken place for more than 80 years. This year’s parade theme is “musicals.” Events beyond the parade include music, a chicken BBQ, children’s race, fireworks and more.

New Britain New Hampshire Fisher Cats Baseball and Fireworks
Join the NH Fisher Cats at Northeast Delta Dental Stadium as they take on the New Britain Rock Cats. After the game there will be a special Atlas Fireworks show.

Ossipee Old Home Week
July 4, Annual July 4th Parade starts at 10:00 a.m. Fireworks at 9:30 p.m.
Rain date: July 5.

Pittsburg July 4th Celebration
Murphy Dam, Hollow Road. Festivities will take place at Murphy Dam beginning at 11 a.m. The day’s events include a flea market, crafters, antique car show, petting zoo, and vintage snow mobile display. Burgers, hot dogs, cold drinks, popcorn, fried dough for sale, A fishing derby will happen at Kids Pond, 1 to 2 p.m. Chicken barbecue is served at 6 p.m. Fireworks to take place at dusk.

Portsmouth Strawbery Banke Museum's An American Celebration
The Museum celebrates this 13th annual event from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Live music and picnic food sales complement the historic houses and costumed role-players. An "Old Fashioned Field Day" activities invite families to participate in ten different historical games, representing a number of different time periods in may different locations across the site.

Rye Fireworks
Fireworks begin at dusk from Parsons Field.

Salem Fireworks
They will be shot off behind the Salem High School (44 Geremonty Drive). Concessions will start to vend food at 5:00 p.m., music and games will start at 6:00 p.m. and the fireworks display will start at 9:30 p.m.
Rain date: July 5.

Sunapee Harbor Fireworks
Independence Day parade begins at noon and is followed by a fireman's day at Veteran's Field. Fireworks will begin at 9:15 p.m. and are sponsored by Sunapee Recreation Dept.

Waterville Valley Independence Day Celebration
Head to Waterville Valley for a fun-filled day including a parade, live entertainment, family carnival at the Town Square at fireworks at 9:30 p.m.
Rain date: July 5.

Weirs Beach Independence Day Fireworks Show
Samuel Adams Brewery hosts an afternoon of giveaways from Boston Brewing Company as well as fun, games and contests. Watch the Weirs Beach fireworks from the docks and enjoy plenty of live music, too. Free live entertainment Saturday at 3 p.m. with DJ Terry and Sunday at 3 p.m. with Souled Out Show Band.

Winchester Stock Car Racing & Fireworks

Head to the Monadnock Speedway at 840 Keene Road in Winchester for cars and fireworks - what a combo! The event starts at 5 p.m.

Wolfeboro 4th of July Fireworks
The parade kicks of at 10 a.m. along Main Street and then everyone is invited to watch the fireworks starting at 9:30 p.m. over beautiful Wolfeboro Bay.
Rain date: July 5.

July 5:

When: Sunday, July 5, 2015 Fourth of July fireworks

Where: Jackson Independence Day Celebration

Head to Jackson Village Park for a night of fun and celebrating America. There will be food for sale by the Chamber of Commerce and the Jackson Fire Department will be selling glow sticks and t-shirts. Fireworks are scheduled for 9 p.m. or dusk.

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