NH Fourth of July Events
New Hampshire Fourth of July Fireworks and Celebrations
The fourth of July is on Saturday, July 4, 2015.
Listed here are Fourth of July celebrations, fireworks and parades from around the state of New Hampshire. If you'd like to list your town's Fourth of July plans here, email email@example.com or click here to submit them directly to our calendar of events. You can also leave us a comment on our Facebook page or tweet us at @nhmagazine.
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.
Amherst July 4th Celebration
Fireworks are on Friday, July 3 at Souhegan High School and the parade is on Saturday, July 4 on Main Street. Republican presidential hopefuls Jeb Bush, Lindsey Graham and Rick Perry are expected to attend the Amherst parade. Bush and Perry will also attend Merrimack's parade. Graham will also be in Center Harbor.
73rd Annual Andover Independence Day Celebration
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. More information (see the last page of the linked PDF for a complete schedule of events).
Ashland Independence Day Celebration
Fireworks at Ball Field on Main Street on Friday, July 3 and there's a parade at 10 a.m. and pancake breakfast at 7 a.m. on Saturday, July 4.
An American Celebration
Saturday, July 4, 2015 10 a.m.–2 p.m.
"An American Celebration" is Strawbery Banke Museum's annual salute to America, Independence Day and the joys of summer. Beginning with 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 thanks to sponsors BAE Systems and Bottomline Technologies. As a Blue Star Museum, active duty military and their families are FREE.
Baseball and Fireworks
July 4, Manchester. The Fourth of July Atlas Fireworks will follow the NH Fisher Cats game vs. New Britain. 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!
July 4, 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.
July 4, Brentwood County Complex, 117 North Road. Rain date is July 5. There will be hamburgers, hot dogs, fried dough, cotton candy, barbecued chicken. Fireworks at dusk.
Bretton Woods Fireworks
July 3-4, 9:30 p.m. at Omni Mount Washington Resort
Bristol Fourth of July Parade
The parade starts at 10 a.m. (in the event of bad weather the start time is 1 p.m.). This year's theme is "There's No Place Like Home." Prizes will be awarded to floats in a number of categories. More information.
July 4, at dusk over Lake Potanipo (rain date July 5)
Canobie Lake Park Fireworks
After you spend the day on the Yankee Canonball and Turkish Twist, make sure you stick around for fireworks on Friday, July 3 and Saturday, July 4. 9:30 p.m.
Center Harbor 4th of July
Things kick off on July 4 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. Find more information here. Republican Lindsey Graham will march in Center Harbor and Amherst's parades.
Claremont July 4th Celebration
The Claremont Parks and Recreation Department is excited to announce the Annual July 4th Celebration at Monadnock Park on Saturday, July, 4th. The excitement will begin at 6PM with many local vendors on hand selling food and drinks. “We are excited to have Smoke & Mirrors, a local six piece band, playing a variety of music including classic rock, country, swing and pop. The band is great for dancing or listening to and provides an enjoyable experience for all audiences,” explained Mark Brislin, Parks and Recreation Director for the City of Claremont. “July 4th is a great time to bring the community together and celebrate,” explained Brislin. Coming back this year will be a demonstration from the Granite Sate Disc Dogs. Come watch these high-flying canines show off their skills while they work with their trainers to pull off some of the coolest frisbee tricks you have ever seen. All of these fun events will lead up to the spectacular firework show at 9:30 to conclude the evening.
Parking will be available along Broad Street and Pleasant Street. Only handicapped and authorized vendor parking will be allowed at Monadnock Park. In the event of inclement weather, the rain date for this event will be on July 5th. Please be sure to visit www.claremontparks.com for up-to-date schedules and announcements for the July 4th celebration.
Schedule of Events
6 p.m. Food vendors Oopen
6:15-6:45 p.m. Disc dog demonstration
6:30-9:30 p.m. Smoke and Mirrors performance
9:30 p.m. Fireworks
Colebrook, NH July 4th Celebrations
The Kiwanis Club is hosting a parade, kids fishing contest, BBQ and fireworks. The theme this year is Redneck Olympics.
July 4, at dusk at Memorial Field.
July 4, there's a parade at noon in Conway Village and fireworks at dusk.
Enjoy a spectacular fireworks display Saturday, July 4, 2015 at dusk brought to you by the Derry Parks & Recreation Department. The Best viewing areas are: Hood Commons, Crystal Ave. and Tsienneto Rd. Rain date is Sunday, July 5! For more information visit our website at http://www.derry-nh.org/Pages/DerryNH_Recreation/index
July 4, fireworks begin at 9 p.m. at Henry Law Park
Fireworks over Dublin Lake begin 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.
July 4, 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 4th of July Parade and Fireworks
July 4, this all-day celebration includes a parade and fireworks at Crystal Lake Park.
Gorham 4th of July Celebration
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. Former Secretary of State and Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton is scheduled to participate in Gorham's parade.
Hampton Beach, NH Fourth of July Fireworks
July 4, Watch a fantastic fireworks shoot over the Atlantic Ocean beginning at 9:30 p.m.
Hancock Independence Celebration & Fireworks
July 2, from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
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.
Hopkinton July 4th Family Fun Day
July 4, 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.
Jackson Independence Day Celebration
July 5, 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.
The Keene Swamp Bats are licensed for a fireworks display as a community event following their home game on July 3 at Alumni Field in Keene.
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 2two 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.
July 4, 9 p.m. at Storrs Hill
Lincoln Independence Day Celebration
July 4, 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.
Manchester Independence Day Celebration
July 3, Arms Park. entertainment will be provided by the 39th Army Band at approximately 7:30 p.m. and will play into the commencement of the fireworks. Food and beverage vendors will be available on-site by 6:00 p.m.
Meredith July 4th Celebration
July 4, Meredith. 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. Click here for more information.
Merrimack Fourth of July Celebration
July 4, 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. Republican presidential hopefuls Jeb Bush and Rick Perry are expected to attend the Amherst parade as well as Merrimack's.
Milford July 4th Celebration
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.
Moultonborough's 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. Find more information here.
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 p.m. and returns to Weirs Beach after the Meredith fireworks around 10 p.m. More information
Nashua July 4th Celebration
Free events at Historical Holman Stadium: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. July 4th Children’s Field Day, 6 p.m.; Concert, 8 p.m.; Nashua Hall of Fame Inductees, 8:30.p.m.; Spartans Drum & Bugle Corps Concert, 9 p.m.; Independence Day Fireworks Show (Rain-date: Fireworks Only, Sunday, July 5).
New Boston Fourth of July Celebration
July 4, 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. See what we had to say about it in this year's Best of NH.
Ossipee Old Home Week
July 4, Annual July 4th Parade starts at 10 a.m. Fireworks at 9:30 p.m. for more information on Ossipee's Old Home Week go to http://www.ossipeeoldhomeweek.com/
Pelham, NH Independence Day Celebration
July 3, Enjoy a variety of food, drinks and entertainment culminating with a fireworks display in the evening. The Independence Day Celebration is held on the grounds of the Pelham Elementary School on Marsh Road in Pelham.
The celebration begins about 4 p.m. at the ConVal High School athletic field with concession stands serving hamburgers, hotdogs, and soft drinks. The local band Dave and the Daddy O’s will entertain audiences before the display. Rain date is July 12.
Time: Gates open at 6 p.m., and the fireworks display will begin at dusk.
Admission: Admission is $2 per person, with no family paying more than $10. Parking is free.
Pittsburg July 4th Celebration
July 4, 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 Fourth of July fireworks
July 3, Fireworks will begin from Leary Field on Junkins Avenue at 9:15 p.m. (or dusk).
July 4, at dusk at Parsons Field
July 4, with a rain date of July 5th. 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 p.m. and the fireworks display will start at 9:30 p.m.
Sunapee Harbor Fireworks
July 4, at 9:15 p.m. Sponsored by Sunapee Recreation Dept.
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 2 p.m., entertainment will begin at 3 p.m. and fireworks are set off at dusk. More information.
Waterville Valley July 4th 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.
Weirs Beach Fireworks
July 4, 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.
Time: 11:30 a.m.
Wolfeboro July 4th Parade and Fireworks
July 4, Concert in the Community Bandstand, Cate Park, adjacent to Main Street and Wolfeboro Bay Wolfeboro, NH. The day opens with a parade at 10 a.m., starting on North Main Street and heading south. At dusk there will be fireworks over Wolfeboro Bay. Band concert by the lake precedes the fireworks.
Time: Parade at 10 a.m.; fireworks about 9:30 p.m. N.J. Gov. Chris Christie is expected to attend the GOP breakfast at the Inn on Main in Wolfeboro and then will attend the parade as is Republican presidential hopeful Sen. Marco Rubio.