New Hampshire Fourth of July Fireworks, Parades and Independence Day Celebrations

Independence Day is on Sunday, July 4, 2021.
Listed below are Fourth of July celebrations, parades fireworks and parades from around the state.

Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, many towns are opting to hold fireworks in alternative locations as well as canceling pre-fireworks community gatherings (parades, community dinners, live entertainment, etc.). Please double check with your town to confirm final plans.

This list below was updated on June 15, 2021.

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 🙂

Town or City Date More info
Alton Bay, NH
Old Home Day Fireworks
Saturday, August 14, 2021
Rain date: August 15, 2021
More information
Amherst, NH
Fireworks
No fireworks for 2021 More information
Amherst, NH
Fourth of July (Reverse) Parade
Saturday, July 3, 2021 More information
Andover, NH
Independence Day Celebration and Fireworks
Sunday, July 4, 2021 More information
Ashland, NH
Independence Day Fireworks
Saturday, July 3, 2021
(Rain date: Monday, July 5, 2021)
More information
Ashland, NH
Firecracker 5k
Sunday, July 4, 2021 More information
Bradford, NH
5k, Parade and Fireworks
2021 information coming soon More information
Bretton Woods, NH
Fourth of July Weekend
Fireworks on Sunday, July 4, 2021 More information
Brentwood, NH
Fourth of July Parade
Sunday, July 4, 2021 More information
Bristol, NH
Fourth of July Fireworks
Saturday, July 3, 2021 More information
Bristol, NH
Fourth of July Parade
Sunday, July 4, 2021 More information
Canterbury, NH
Fourth of July Fireworks and Parade
Saturday, July 3, 2021 More information
Center Harbor
4th of July Fireworks
Sunday, July 4, 2021 More information
Claremont July
Fourth of July Celebration
Sunday, July 4, 2021 More information
Colebrook, NH July 4th Fireworks 2021 information coming soon More information
Colebrook, NH July 4th Parade 2021 information coming soon More information
Concord, NH Fireworks Sunday, July 4, 2021 More information
Conway, NH
Parade and Fireworks
Sunday, July 4, 2021 More information
Derry, NH
Fireworks
2021 information coming soon More information
Dover, NH Fireworks Sunday, July 4, 2021 More information
Dublin, NH Fireworks 2021 information coming soon More information
Durham, NH Fireworks 2021 information coming soon More information
Errol, NH
4th of July Fireworks and Parade
2021 information coming soon More information
Exeter, NH
Fireworks
Saturday, July 10, 2021 More information
Franconia, NH
Fireworks and Old Home Day
Saturday, July 10, 2021 More information
Gilmanton, NH
Fourth of July Fireworks
Saturday, June 26, 2021 More information
Gilmanton, NH
Fourth of July Parade
Sunday, July 4, 2021 More information
Gorham, NH
Fourth of July Spectacular and Fireworks
July 1-3, 2021 More information
Grafton, NH Independence Day Celebration and Fireworks 2021 information coming soon More information
Hampstead, NH
Fireworks and Independence Day Celebration
Saturday, June 26, 2021 More information
Hampton Beach, NH
Fireworks
Sunday, July 4, 2021 More information
Hancock, NH Fireworks 2021 information coming soon More information
Hanover, NH
Old Fashioned Fourth of July Celebration
2021 information coming soon More information
Harrisville, NH
Old Home Days Fireworks
2021 information coming soon More information
Hillsborough, NH
Fireworks (Hillsborough Summer Fest)
Saturday, July 10, 2021 More information
Hopkinton and Contoocook
July 4th Family Fun Day
2021 information coming soon More information
Jackson, NH
Independence Day Celebration
Friday, July 2, 2021 More information
Jefferson, NH
4th of July Parade
Sunday, July 4, 2021 More information
Jefferson, NH
4th of July Fireworks
2021 information coming soon More information
Keene, NH
Independence Eve Fireworks
2021 information coming soon More information
Lancaster, NH
Fourth of July Parade
Sunday, July 4, 2021 More information
Laconia, NH
Fourth of July Celebration and Fireworks
Sunday, July 4, 2021 More information
Lebanon, NH
July 4th Celebration, 5k and Fireworks
Sunday, July 4, 2021 More information
Lincoln / Woodstock, NH
Independence Day Celebration
Sunday, July 4, 2021 More information
Littleton, NH Fireworks and Independence Day Celebration 2021 information coming soon More information
Manchester, NH
Fireworks
Saturday, July 3, 2021 More information
Meredith, NH
July 4th Fireworks
2021 information coming soon More information
Merrimack, NH
4th of July Celebration and Fireworks
Sunday, July 4, 2021 More information
Milford, NH Independence Day Celebration and Fireworks Friday, July 2, 2021 More information
Milton Mills, NH
Fourth of July Parade
2021 information coming soon More information
Moultonborough, NH
4th of July Parade and Fireworks
2021 information coming soon More information
Nashua, NH
Fourth of July Fireworks
Sunday, July 4, 2021 More information
New Boston, NH
Fourth of July Festivities and Fireworks
Sunday, July 4, 2021 More information
New Castle, NH
Fourth of July Parade
2021 information coming soon More information
North Conway, NH
4th of July Fireworks
2021 information coming soon More information
Ossipee, NH Fourth of July Fourth of July Parade and Fireworks Sunday, July 4, 2021 More information
Pelham, NH
Independence Day Celebration
Saturday, June 26, 2021 More information
Pittsburg, NH
Fireworks and Independence Day Celebration
2021 information coming soon More information
Portsmouth, NH
Fourth of July fireworks
Saturday, July 3, 2021
(Rain date: Monday, July 5, 2021)
More information
Raymond, NH
Fourth of July Parade
Sunday, July 4, 2021 More information
Raymond, NH
Fireworks (part of the Town Fair)
Saturday, July 10, 2021 More information
Rochester, NH
Night Before the Fourth Fireworks
Saturday, July 3, 2021 More information
Rye, NH
Fireworks
2021 information coming soon More information
Salem, NH
Light Up the Sky Fireworks
2021 information coming soon More information
Sunapee Harbor, NH
Independence Day Fireworks
Saturday, July 3, 2021 More information
Tamworth, NH Fourth of July Fireworks Friday, July 2, 2021 More information
Wakefield, NH
Annual Independence Day Celebration
Friday, July 2, 2021 More information
Waterville Valley, NH
Independence Day Family Carnival
Sunday, July 4, 2021 More information
Weare, NH
Patriotic Celebration and Parade
Saturday, July 17, 2021 More information
Weirs Beach, NH
Fireworks
2021 information coming soon More information
Windham, NH
Fireworks
Wednesday, June 30, 2021 More information
Wolfeboro, NH
4th of July Fireworks
Friday, July 2, 2021 More information
Wolfeboro, NH
Independence Day Parade
Sunday, July 4, 2021 More information

Additional Fourth of July events

Hobo Railroad’s Fourth of July Family Party Train

Sunday, July 4, 2021

The train departs at 7:30 p.m. The train will be decorated in patriotic style and you’re invited to bring a picnic to enjoy on 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. Tickets are $21 for ages 4 and older.

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Free Admission Day at the Wright Museum

Sunday, July 4, 2021 from 12-4 p.m.

What better way to celebrate Independence Day than in a Museum where visitors can “experience the past and be inspired by a nation united”?

We will have small gifts for young people, flags, a patriotic scavenger hunt, and will be showing patriotic films in our new Education Center.

More information


4th of July Fireworks Extravaganza

Game time: Sunday, July 4, 2021 at 7:05 p.m.; fireworks to immediately follow

The New Hampshire Fisher Cats are hosting the Portland Sea Dogs July 1-4 and following the July 2-4 games, there will be fireworks displays. A large fireworks extravaganza will be held on the Fourth of July.

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