NH Fourth of July Events

New Hampshire Fourth of July Fireworks and Celebrations

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The Fourth of July aka Independence Day is on Monday, July 4, 2016.
Listed below are Fourth of July celebrations, fireworks and parades from around the state of New Hampshire. If you'd like to help add to the list, please send your town's Fourth of July plans to us via email (mconnor@mcleancommunications.com) with the date, time, location and details.

We will be updating this list throughout the month of June leading up to the Fourth of July. Please check back often to see updated plans and information for your town.

Please note: While this list is fairly comprehensive, it is, by no means, a complete representation of every single fireworks display or parade happening in New Hampshire. We do our best to include all the towns we find or are sent information for but we, by nature of these kinds of things, will probably miss some along the way. We are human and can only do our best. Thank you for understanding :)

2016 Fourth of July events (towns are in alpha order)

An American Celebration at Strawbery Banke in Portsmouth
July 1-4, 2016
"An American Celebration" is Strawbery Banke Museum's annual salute to America, Independence Day and the simple joys of summer past. Events include a US Naturalization Ceremony, Strawbery Banke gives multiple generations the opportunity to enjoy the 10-acre living history museum on a day that American history takes the spotlight. 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. Participants receive ribbons for each game as prizes, and the festivities culminates in the traditional kids' decorated bike/wagon parade at 1:45 p.m. All children under 17 are admitted FREE on the 4th thanks to BAE Systems. As a Blue Star Museum, active duty military and their families are FREE.
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Amherst Fourth of July Celebration
Fireworks are on Sunday, July 3, 2016 at Souhegan High School with hot air balloon rides, food, face painting and live music held beforehand. The annual parade is on Saturday, July 4 on Main Street and begins at 10 a.m. with the children's bicycle parade (followed by puppy parade and float parade).
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Andover Independence Day Celebration
Monday, July 4, 2016. Enjoy events like the annual parade (starts at 12 p.m.) on the Andover Town Green all day long. Events kick off at 7 a.m. with a pancake breakfast and include fun things to do such as the Firecracker 5k, live music a children's parade and much more. At dusk the fireworks are set off from the Proctor Ski Area with the best viewing areas at Corson Field behind AE/MS, Carr Field and the Village Green.
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Ashland Independence Day Celebration
Head to L.W. Packard Ball Field for music, food, amusements and fireworks on Saturday, July 2, 2016. The parade is on Monday, July 4, 2016 at 10 a.m.; the theme is 200th Anniversary of 1816, The Year Without a Summer.
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Baseball and Fireworks
Monday, July 4, 2016 in Manchester. The Fourth of July Mega-Blast Atlas Fireworks show will follow the NH Fisher Cats game vs. Portland Sea Dogs (the future Red Sox). The game starts at 7:05 p.m. at the Northeast Delta Dental Stadium in Manchester. Don't miss this special edition Fourth of July Atlas Fireworks show to honor America on Independence Day!


Bradford Fireworks and Parade
Saturday, July 2, 2016 join the community for a fun-filled day including 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 are held at Brown Shattuck Field.
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Brentwood Fireworks
The fireworks display will take place at the Brentwood County Complex on Sunday, July 3rd. Fireworks begin at dusk. 


Bretton Woods Fourth of July Celebration 
Monday, July 4, 2016. The celebration is taking place at the Bretton Woods Adventure Center. Doors open at 5 p.m. and fireworks will start at 9:15 p.m. Celebrate summer in the heart of the White Mountains with BBQ, live music, family fun and fireworks. Spend the day at Bretton Woods' Adventure Center, and then enjoy the evening of family-fun on July 4th. There is a parking fee donation of $5 that goes to support the White Mountain Regional High School's Junior ROTC program.


Bristol Fourth of July Parade
The parade starts at 10 a.m. on Monday, July 4, 2016 (in the event of bad weather the start time is 1 p.m.). This year's theme is "Newfound Superheroes -- Past and Present." Prizes will be awarded to floats in a number of categories.
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Brookline Fireworks 
Sunday, July 3, 2016
Fireworks are scheduled to start at 8:45pm over Lake Potanipo.


Canobie Lake Park Fireworks
After you spend the day on the Yankee Canonball and Turkish Twist, make sure you stick around for fireworks on Saturday, July 2, 2016 - Monday, July 4, 2016. FIreworks start at 9:30 p.m. More information


Center Harbor 100th Anniversary Celebration and 4th of July
Things kick off on Monday, July 4, 2016 with the kids' race at 9 a.m. The parade 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. The Center Harbor Fire Department is also celebrating its 100th anniversary this year and will have events throughout the day at the fire station, including a bbq. Find more information here.


Claremont July 4th Celebration
Fireworks will be held on Monday, July 4, 2016 at Monadnock Park at dark. Monadnock Park opens for seating at live entertainment at 6 p.m. If it rains, fireworks will be on Tuesday, July 5, 2016.


Colebrook, NH July 4th Celebrations
Festivities kick off at dusk on Sunday, July 3, 2016 with fireworks. On Monday, July 4, 2016, at 11 a.m. the Kiwanis Club is hosting a parade, kids fishing contest and BBQ . The theme this year is The Roaring Twenties and Prohibition.
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Concord, NH July 4th Celebration
Join the City of Concord at Memorial Field on July 4, 2016 for their annual celebration. Beginning at 5:00 p.m., there will be food vendors and live music with DJ Nazzy, followed by the Never's Band playing at 7:45 p.m. Fireworks will begin at 9:20 p.m.
Rain date: July 5

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Conway Fireworks
Monday, July 4, 2016. Starting at 1:30 p.m., there's a Funky Fourth Parade which will be followed by live music and events in Schouler Park in North Conway Village and fireworks will go off at dusk.
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Derry Fireworks
Enjoy a spectacular fireworks display Monday, July 4, 2016 at dusk brought to you by the Derry Parks & Recreation Department. The Best viewing areas are: Hood Commons, Crystal Ave. and Tsienneto Rd.
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The City of Dover's Annual Fireworks Display & Celebration
The 39th Army Band performs at 7:00 PM at the Rotary Arts Pavilion, and the fireworks will begin at 9:15 p.m. at Henry Law Park and downtown Dover. 
Rain Date: July 5

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Dublin, NH Fourth of July Fireworks
Fireworks over Dublin Lake will begin at 8:30 PM.
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Errol, NH's Fourth of July Celebration
In conjunction with the Umbgagog Chamber of Commerce, the town of Errol will be hosting a variety of activities and events throughout the day on Saturday, July 2nd, including a fishing fun day, a log rolling contest, a parade and fireworks will begin at dusk at the bridge along Route 26.
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Franconia Fireworks
Held in conjunction with Franconia's Old Home Day on July 2, 2016. A pancake breakfast and 5k roadrace start at 8:30 and 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.
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Gilmanton, NH Fourth of July 
This all-day celebration includes a parade in the morning and fireworks at Crystal Lake Park at dusk.
Rain Date: Monday, July 4

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Gorham July 4th Spectacular
Check out New Hampshire's longest running Fourth of July celebration. The fun starts on Saturday, July 2, 2016 and Sunday, July 3, 2016 with an amusement-style carnival and live music and concerts and continues on Monday, July 4 with a duck race at 9:30 a.m., a kiddie parade at 11 a.m., town parade at 2 p.m. and fireworks at 10 p.m.
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Hampstead, NH fireworks
Saturday, June 25, 2016. Events start at 3 p.m. and fireworks at dusk.
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Hampton Beach, NH Fourth of July Fireworks
Monday, July 4, 2016, Watch a fantastic fireworks shoot over the Atlantic Ocean beginning at 9:30 p.m.
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Hancock Independence Celebration & Fireworks
Saturday, July 2, 2016 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. enjoy an ice cream social, music, a reading of the Declaration of Independence and fireworks at dusk.
Rain date is Saturday, July 9, 2016.
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Harrisville Independence Day Fireworks Display
Sunday, July 3, 2016 at 9:15 p.m. Rain date is Wednesday, July 6, 2016.
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Hillsborough Fireworks
Saturday, July 9, 2016 (rain date: Sunday, July 10, 2016). These fireworks are held in conjunction with the Annual Hillsborough Balloon Fest and Fair that takes place July7-10, 2016 at Grimes Field on Preston Street in Hillsborough. Although this isn't technically a Fourth of July display this is an amazing fireworks display and a great family-friendly event.
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Hobo Railroad's Fourth of July Family Party Train
Monday, July 4, 2016, train departs at 7 p.m. 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 one-hour train ride will also be provided. You'll be back just in time to enjoy the Lincoln-Woodstock fireworks display.
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Hopkinton July 4th Family Fun Day
Monday, July 4, 2016, Join the Hopkinton Recreation Department in their 4th of July Celebration, where there will be a pancake breakfast and 5k road race at 8 a.m.,  kiddie parade at 11:30 a.m. in downtown Contoocook, the main Independence Day parade is at noon in downtown Contoocook and from 12 p.m.-3 p.m. enjoy family games on Houston Drive.
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Jackson Independence Day Celebration
Saturday, July 2, 2016, 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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Keene Fireworks
As a community event, there will be a fireworks display following the Keene's Swamp Bats home game  on July 3rd at Alumni Field in Keene, NH. 


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


Lebanon Fireworks
Monday, July 4, 2016. Fireworks are set off at 9 p.m. at Storrs Hill. Music before the fireworks by The Flames.


Lincoln Independence Day Celebration
Monday, July 4, 2016. 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.
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Littleton's Anthorp Commons Block Party
Saturday, July 2, 2016, starting at 4 pm.. BBQ, food, raffles, music, kids activities and fireworks display at dusk.
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Manchester Independence Day Celebration
Sunday, July 3, 2016 at Arms Park in downtown Manchester on Commercial Street. Live entertainment, food vendors and fireworks at dusk.


Meredith July 4th Celebration
July 4, Meredith. Fireworks will begin at dusk over the bay. 


Merrimack Fourth of July Celebration
Monday, July 4, 2016, 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.
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Milford July 4th Celebration
Monday, July 4, 2016, 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: Tuesday, July 5, 2016.
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Moultonborough's 4th of July Parade
Monday, July 4, 2016. 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  BBQ cookout at the Lion's Club following the parade. Fireworks begin at dusk at Center Harbor Beach.
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M/S Mount Washington Cruise

Monday, July 4th, 2016. 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 p.m. and returns to Weirs Beach after the Meredith fireworks around 10 p.m. More information


Nashua July 4th Celebration
Monday, July 4, 2016. Free events at Historical Holman Stadium include a Children's Field Day from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., American Citizenship Ceremony at 6:30 p.m. and the Spartans Drum & Bugle Corps concert will begin at 8:30 p.m. Independence Day Fireworks Show starts at dusk. (Rain date: Fireworks only, Tuesday, July 5).
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New Boston Fourth of July Celebration
Monday, July 4, 2016 at the Hillsborough Fairgrounds This award-winning small town Fourth of July celebration has taken place for more than 85 years. Enjoy a parade, live music, chicken BBQ, children’s games and races, mud volleyball, fireworks and more. Admission is $5 for adults and free for kids under 12; free parking.
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Ossipee Fourth of July Parade and Fireworks
Monday, July 4, 2016. Annual July 4th Parade starts at 10 a.m. with a community fair immediately following. Fireworks at 9:30 p.m.


Pelham, NH Independence Day Celebration
Sunday, July 3, 2016. From 4-10 p.m. everyone is invited to enjoy an evening of food and entertainment and ending the night with a fireworks display. Events are held on the grounds of the Pelham Elementary School on Marsh Road in Pelham.
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Peterborough Fireworks
Saturday, July 2, 2016 at ConVal High School.
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Pittsburg July 4th Celebration
Saturday, July 2, 2016. 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.
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Portsmouth Fourth of July fireworks
Sunday, July 3, 2016. Fireworks will begin from South Mill Pond by City Hall in Portsmouth at 9:15 p.m. (or dusk).
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Raymond, NH Fourth of July parade
Monday, July 4, 2016. The 20th Annual July 4th parade begins at 9:30 a.m. The parade route is from Route 27 Epping Street down to the Raymond Town Common, onto Old Manchester Road and to Wight Street. Following the parade at 11:00 a.m. is a celebration featuring patriotic ceremony, floats, horses, bands, antique cars, tractors, costumes, parade awards, music as well as a free lunch and snacks for the entire family.
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Rye Fireworks
Monday, July 4, 2016 at dusk at Parsons Field.


Sandwich Fireworks
Sunday, July 3, 2016 at dusk. Best views from the fairgrounds.
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Salem Fireworks
Monday, July 4, 2016 with a rain date of July 5th. Food concessions, music and dancing start at 4 p.m., kids games and family activities (relay races, dunk tank, hot air balloon rides) will start at 6 p.m. and the fireworks display will start at 9:30 p.m. Events and activities will take place on the Salem High School and Woodbury Middle School Ball Fields. Fireworks are held at the Salem High School.
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Steele Hill Resorts 4th of July BBQ and Fireworks
The celebration at Steele Hill Resorts in Sanbornton begins under the tent with a BBQ starting at 3 p.m., where DJ Mike will be on with the Desk and the Sweet Bloods will be performing under the tent. Fireworks are set to go off at 9:15pmMore information.


Sunapee Harbor Fireworks
Sunday, July 3, 2016, at 8:45 p.m. Sponsored by Sunapee Recreation Dept.
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Tamworth Family Day 4th of July
Monday, July 4, 2016. The day begins in the morning with a 5K race or walk and continues with the parade at 11 a.m. Family activities, such as a dunk tank, music, story telling, a pie eating contest and more will be held at the KA Brett School. The celebration ends with a fireworks display at 9:30 p.m.
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Waterville Valley July 4th Celebration
Monday, July 4, 2016. Enjoy a fun-filled day in Waterville Valley including a parade at 11 a.m., live entertainment, family carnival at the Town Square and fireworks at 9:30 p.m. Corcoran Pond.
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Weirs Beach Fireworks
Sunday, July 3, 2016 at midnight. Watch the Weirs Beach fireworks from the docks and enjoy plenty of live music, too.
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Windham Fireworks
Wednesday, June 29, 2016. Music starts at 7:15 p.m. and fireworks start at dusk at Windham High School. Food vendors will also be available.
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Wolfeboro July 4th Parade and Fireworks
Monday, July 4, 2016. The day opens with a parade at 10 a.m., starting on North Main Street and heading south (2016 theme: Celebrating Our NH Heritage). At dusk there will be fireworks over Wolfeboro Bay. Band concert by the lake precedes the fireworks. Rain date is Tuesday, July 5, 2016.

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