Fourth of July fireworks, parades and celebrations in NH




Please note: this is a comprehensive, but not complete list of fireworks and parades in new Hampshire. if you have additional information that is no on our list, please feel free to leave details in the Facebook comments below.

2017 Fourth of July fireworks dates for New Hampshire towns and cities.

Towns/venues are listed in alpha order.

Alton Bay, NH Fireworks
Tuesday, July 3, 2017

Fireworks begin at 9:20 p.m. Rain date: Friday, July 7.
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American Independence Museum in Exeter, NH’s Happy Birthday America
Tuesday, July 4, 2017

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.
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Amherst, NH Fourth of July Celebration: Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness
Monday, July 3 and Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Fireworks are on Monday, July 3 at Souhegan High School with hot air balloon rides, food, face painting and live music held beforehand. The annual classic car show and parade is on Tuesday, July 4 on Main Street in Amherst Village and begins at 10 a.m. with the children's bicycle parade (followed by puppy parade and float parade).
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Andover, NH Fourth of July Parade and Fireworks
Tuesday, July 4, 2017

The annual July 4 parade starts at noon on the Andover Town Green followed by fun festivities 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, NH Independence Day Celebration and Fireworks
Monday, July 3, 2017

Fireworks at Ball Field on Main Street on Monday, July 3, 2017 and there's a parade at 10 a.m. and pancake breakfast at 7 a.m. on Tuesday, July 4, 2017.
Fireworks rain date: Wednesday, July 5, 2017.
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Big Island Pond (Atkinson, Derry and Hampstead) Fireworks
Monday, July 3, 2017

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Brookline, NH
Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Fireworks over Lake Potanipo
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Boston PopsFireworks Spectacular
Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Located at the DCR Hatch Shell on the Esplanade located at 47 David G. Mugar Way in Boston, MA. Concert begins at 8:30 and fireworks start at 10 p.m. (An official rehearsal will be held on Monday, July 3, 2017 at 8:30 p.m. and includes all guests and artists, but no fireworks.)
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​Bradford, NH Independence Day Celebration
Saturday, July 1, 2017

Join the community for a fun-filled day including Mason breakfast, church and book fair, petting zoo and cow flop bingo, parade (at 1:30 p.m.), magic show with Andrew Pinard, live music, and fireworks at 9:30 p.m.. Most events are held at Brown Shattuck Field.
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Brentwood, NH Fourth of July Parade
Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Parade begins at 10 a.m. at the Swasey School.


Bretton Woods Star Spangled Spectacular 
Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Gates open at 5 p.m. at Bretton Woods Ski Area and Adventure Center for an evening of family-friendly fun. There are bouncy houses, face painting, lawn games, a cookout, live music with The Crunchy Western Boys and fireworks at 9:30 p.m.
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Bristol, NH and Newfound, NH Fourth of July Parade
Monday, July 3, 2017 and Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Fireworks are on Monday, July 3 at disk. The parade is on the Fourth and starts at 10 a.m. and a boat parade will be held at 1 p.m.
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Canobie Lake Park Fourth of July Fireworks
Saturday, July 1, 2017 - Tuesday, July 4, 2017

After you spend the day on the Yankee Cannonball and Turkish Twist, make sure you stick around for fireworks on Saturday, July 1 through Tuesday, July 4, 2017. Fireworks start at 9:15 p.m.
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Center Harbor, NH 4th of July and Fireworks
Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Things kick off with a foot race at 9 a.m. The parade is at 2 p.m. and the Center Harbor Town Band performs at 7 p.m. Fireworks will be set off over the harbor at dusk.
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Claremont, NH July 4th Celebration and Fireworks
Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Music by Rusted Chrome and entertainment begin at 6 p.m. at Monadnock Park in Claremont and fireworks are scheduled to begin at 9:30 p.m.
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Cobbetts Pond in Windham Fireworks
Monday, July 3, 2017

Cobbetts Pond Improvement Association's Fourth of July fireworks will go off at 9:15 p.m.
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Colebrook, NH July 4th Celebrations and Fireworks
Fireworks are scheduled for Monday, July 3, 2017. On Tuesday, July 4, 2017, at 11 a.m. the Kiwanis Club is hosting a parade, kids fishing contest and BBQ . The theme this year is "1977 Was a Very Good Year."
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Concord, NH
Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Head to Memorial Field in Concord for family-friendly fun and festivities before the fireworks begin at dusk. Rain date: July 5.


Conway, NH Fourth of July Parade and Fireworks
Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Parade in Conway Village, entertainment and fireworks at Schouler Park.
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Cranmore 4th of July Americana Celebration
Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Celebrate Independence Day at Cranmore Mountain in North Conway from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.. Cranmore’s base area will be transformed into the All-American backyard barbeque with live music, a Tuckerman Brewing tasting, lawn games competitions and great food including hot dogs and burgers.
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Derry, NH Fireworks
Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Enjoy a spectacular fireworks display at dusk brought to you by the Derry Parks & Recreation Department. Recommended viewing areas are Hood Commons, Crystal Avenue and Tsienneto Road.
Rain date: July 5.
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Dover's Annual Fourth of July Fireworks Display and Celebration
Tuesday, July 4, 2017

The 39th Army Band performs at 7:30 p.m. at the Rotary Arts Pavilion, and the fireworks will begin at 9:15 p.m. at Henry Law Park and downtown Dover. 
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Dublin, NH Fireworks
Saturday, July 1, 2017

Fireworks will be set off over Dublin Lake. Rain date: July 2.
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Enfield Shaker Museum’s Patriotic Sing-A-Long and Pie Sale
Tuesday, July 4, 2017

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.
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Errol, NH 4th of July Celebration
Saturday, July 1, 2017

Enjoy a family fun day of fishing, kids games, parade at 1 p.m., log rolling contest and fireworks at dusk.
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Exeter, NH
Fireworks are being held on Saturday, July 15, 2017 in conjunction with the American Independence Festival at the American Independence Museum.


Franconia, NH Fourth of July and Old Home Day Celebration and Fireworks
Saturday, July 1, 2017

The parade starts at 1 p.m. the duck race begins after the parade and Beatles tribute band concert begins at 7 p.m. Fireworks will start at dusk.
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Gilmanton, NH Fourth of July Festivities
Saturday, July 1, 2017
This all-day celebration includes a parade and fireworks at Crystal Lake Park. Fireworks are scheduled for 9:30 p.m.
Rain Date: Saturday, July 8.

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Gorham, NH Fourth of July Spectacular and Parade and Fireworks
Thursday, June 29 through Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Check out New Hampshire's longest running Fourth of July celebration. Five days of festivities include a carnival-style celebration with midway games and rides, classic car parade, duck race, kiddie parade, town parade, Rebel Sons concert and fireworks at 10 p.m. on the Fourth.
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Grafton, NH Independence Day Celebration
Saturday, July 8, 2017

A full day of family-friendly events includes a flea market, parade at 10 a.m., Uncle Knuckles Band at 6 p.m. and fireworks at dusk.
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Hampstead, NH Independence Day Celebration
Saturday, June 24, 2017

Enjoy a fun afternoon of family-friendly games and entertainment on the Hampstead town green. Fireworks will begin at dusk.
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Hampton Beach, NH Fourth of July Fireworks
Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Watch a fantastic July 4th fireworks shoot over the Atlantic Ocean beginning at 9:30 p.m.
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Hancock, NH Fireworks
Sunday, July 2, 2017

The Women’s Guild will host its annual ice cream social and will also have hot dogs and drinks for sale. There will be a ringing of the historic Paul Revere bell at the meetinghouse and music will be performed by Eyes of Age. Fireworks over Norway Pond begin at dusk. Rain date: July 8, 2017.
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Hanover, NH 25th Annual Old Fashioned Fourth of July
Tuesday, July 4, 2017

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 and water balloon toss.
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Harrisville Independence Day Fireworks Display
Monday, July 3, 2017

Fireworks begin at 9:15 p.m. or dusk.
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Hobo Railroad's Fourth of July Family Party Train
Tuesday, July 4, 2017

The July 4 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.
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Hopkinton, NH July 4th Family Fun Day
Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Join the Hopkinton Recreation Department in their 4th of July Celebration, where there will be a kiddie parade at 11:30 a.m. in downtown Contoocook, the Independence Day Parade at 12 p.m. in downtown Contoocook and from 12 p.m.-3 p.m. enjoy family games on Houston Drive.
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Jackson, NH Independence Day Celebration and Fireworks
Sunday, July 2, 2017

Head to Jackson Village Park for a Saturday 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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Jefferson, NH 4th of July Parade and Fireworks
Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Parade starts at 10 a.m. and fireworks will go off at dusk at Waumbek Golf Course.
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Laconia, NH Fourth of July Celebration and Fireworks
Tuesday, July 4, 2017

The parade begins at 4:30 p.m. and travels from Wyatt Park to Opechee Park. Entertainment and food vendors will be at Opechee Park starting at 5:30 and fireworks will go off at 10 p.m.
Fireworks rain date: July 5.
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Lebanon, NH Fireworks
Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Enjoy a concert by “The Flames” at Coburn Park at 7 p.m. Fireworks begin at 9:30 p.m. from Storrs Hill Ski Area.
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Lincoln, NH Independence Day Celebration
Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Kick off your July 4 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 by the St. Johnsbury Band at Soldier’s Park in North Woodstock at 7 p.m., and at dusk the fireworks light up the sky.
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Littleton, NH Apthorp Block Party and Fireworks
Tuesday, July 4, 2017

BBQ, food, raffles, music, kids activities and fireworks display at dusk.
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Manchester Independence Day Celebration
Monday, July 3, 2017
Thousands will descend to Arms Park in downtown Manchester on Commercial Street for live entertainment by the 39th Army Band, food vendors and fireworks at dusk. Great fireworks viewing also from Derryfield Park on Bridge Street in Manchester.


Meredith, NH 4th of July Fireworks
Tuesday, July 4, 2017

NOTEable Sound Reinforcement of Meredith will provide patriotic music from 8:30-9:30 p.m. from the town docks parking lot.  Fireworks will go off at 9:30 p.m. from Meredith Bay. Rain date: July 5.
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Merrimack, NH 4th of July and Fireworks
Tuesday, July 4, 2017

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, NH Family Fun Day and Fireworks
Tuesday, July 4, 2017

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.
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Milton Mills, NH Fourth of July Parade
Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Parade starts at the library at 10 a.m.
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Moultonborough, NH 4th of July Parade and Fireworks
Tuesday, July 4, 2017

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 at noon. Fireworks begin at dusk at Center Harbor Beach.
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Nashua, NH Fourth of July events and fireworks
Tuesday, July 4, 2017

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., performance by Symphony NH at 7:15 p.m.. and the Spartans Drum & Bugle Corps concert at 8:30 p.m. Fireworks are scheduled for 9 p.m. or dusk.
Rain date: Tuesday, July 5.
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New Boston, NH Fourth of July and Fireworks
Tuesday, July 4, 2017

This award-winning small town Fourth of July celebration has taken place for 86 years on July 4. Events beyond the parade include music, a chicken BBQ, children’s race, fireworks and more.
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NH Fisher Cats Baseball and Fireworks
Friday, June 30 through Monday, July 3, 2017

Fireworks will be held after each NH Fisher Cats baseball game June 30-July 3. The Fisher Cats are taking on the Trenton Thunder.
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North Conway, NH 4th of July
Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Enjoy family-friendly activities and fireworks at the North Conway Community Center.
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Ossipee, NH Old Home Week Parade and Fireworks
Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Ossipee's Old Home Week ends with a bang on the Fourth that includes a parade, community festivities at Constitution Park and fireworks at dusk.
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Pelham, NH Independence Day Celebration
Saturday, July 1, 2017

The celebration starts at 4 p.m. at the Pelham Elementary School. There will be music, food, games and more. Rain date: Saturday, July 8.
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Pittsburg, NH July 4 Celebration and Fireworks
Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Festivities are held at Murphy Dam beginning at 11 a.m. The day’s events include a flea market, crafters, antique car show, petting zoo, and vintage tractor display. Burgers, hot dogs, cold drinks, popcorn, fried dough for sale, A kids fishing derby will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. and the chicken barbecue is at 6 p.m. Fireworks will go off at dusk.
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Portsmouth, NH Fourth of July fireworks
Monday, July 3, 2017
Fireworks will begin from Leary Field on Junkins Avenue at 9:15 p.m. (or dusk).
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Raymond, NH Fourth of July parade
Tuesday, July 4, 2017

The 21st 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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Raymond, NH Fireworks
Saturday, July 8, 2017

The Raymond Town Fair (July 6-9, 2017) is an old-fashioned street fair, held in downtown Raymond beside the common, and includes games, music, amusements and food. Fireworks will be held on Saturday evening.
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Rindge, NH Independence Day and Family Festival
Saturday, July 1, 2017

Games, food and fireworks on the Common.
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Rochester, NH Fourth of July Fireworks
Canceled. 
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Rye, NH Fireworks
Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Live music starts at 7 p.m. and fireworks begin at dusk from Parsons Field.
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Salem, NH Fireworks
Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Fireworks 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. Events and activities will take place on the Salem High School and Woodbury Middle School Ball Fields.
Rain date: Tuesday, July 5.
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Somersworth, NH Fireworks
Saturday, July 8, 2017

Technically, these fireworks were supposed to be part of the International Children's Festival, held in June, but were rained out. Don't miss kids activities, food and live entertainment at Memorial Drive and the Somersworth High School Football Pavilion, starting at 5:30 p.m. Fireworks will begin around 9:30 p.m. A suggested $2 per person or $5 is encouraged for admission.


Sugar Hill 18th Annual July 4th Sugar Hill Potluck Dinner
Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Residents and visiting guests are invited for a potluck dinner at 6:30 p.m. at the Carolina Crapo Building. Fireworks will begin at dusk.
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Sandwich, NH
Monday, July 3, 2017

Best viewed at: Sandwich Fairgrounds via Squam Lake Road gate parking, Sandwich Central School, and Quimby Field.
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Sunapee Harbor, NH Fourth of July fireworks
Sunday, July 2, 2017

Watch the annual Sunapee Fourth of July Parade as it travels down Central Street to Sunapee Harbor. Fireworks will begin at 9:20 p.m. and are sponsored by Sunapee Recreation Dept.
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Strawbery Banke Museum's An American Celebration
July 1, 3 and 4, 2017

At Strawbery Banke, the 15th Annual An American Celebration extends the festivities all weekend long.  Offering something for everyone, from maritime art to a 1940s-style swing dance, each day’s events add something new to Independence Day traditions. Admission on the Fourth is free, courtesy of BAE Systems.
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Tamworth, NH Independence Day Family Celebration
Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Families are invite to a fun-filled celebration including a road race, parade, car show, games and live music. Fireworks will go off at 9:30 p.m. 
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Wakefield, NH 8th Annual Independence Day Celebration
Saturday, July 1, 2017

Head to the ballpark on July 1 at 6 p.m. for fun, games, a petting zoo, local food and entertainment. Fireworks will begin at 9:30 p.m. Rain date: July 2.
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Waterville Valley, NH Independence Day Celebration and Fireworks
Tuesday, July 4, 2017

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.
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Weare, NH Patriotic Celebration
July 14 and 15, 2017

Parade on Saturday, July 15 starts at 10:30 a.m. at Brownie's Sand & Gravel Pit and ends at the Centerwoods Elementary School. Following the parade, the afternoon will be filled with amusements, food, games and fireworks at dusk.
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Weirs Beach, NH Independence Day Show
Monday, July 3, 2017

Head to the Weirs boardwalk at 11:59 p.m. for an unforgettable fireworks show.
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Windham, NH Fireworks
Wednesday, June 28, 2017

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, NH 4th of July Fireworks
Tuesday, July 4, 2017

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.
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