Care of the New Hampshire Union Leader here is a partial list of Independence Day Events this week all across the state. Parades, fireworks, balloon rides, socials, car shows, block parties, “breakfasts” picnics and more.
You can visit the Union Leader for updates or changes or check with your local town for details.
Sunday, July 1
HANCOCK: Independence Day celebration, ice cream social, hot dogs and drinks at the Vestry, 6 to 9 p.m. Bell ringing with Bob Fogg at the meetinghouse from 6 to 7 p.m. followed by a reading of the Declaration of Independence at 7 p.m. and a concert by Eyes of Age at the bandstand at 7:30 p.m. Fireworks at dusk, Norway Pond. Rain date: July 7.
JACKSON: Fireworks, 9 p.m., Jackson Village Park.
SANBORNVILLE: Fireworks, dusk, the complex at 1488 Wakefield Road. Rain date: July 2.
Tuesday, July 3
ALTON: Fireworks at dusk, over Alton Bay. Rain date: July 6.
AMHERST: Hot air balloon rides, food, face painting and live music, 5:30 p.m., at Souhegan High School. Fireworks, 9 p.m., at the school. Rain date: July 6.
ASHLAND: Pancake breakfast, 7 a.m. Parade on Main Street, 10 a.m. Fireworks, dusk, Packard Field, 99 Main St. Rain date: July 5.
ATKINSON/DERRY/HAMPSTEAD: Fireworks, 9:15 p.m., Big Island Pond. Rain date: July 7.
BRISTOL: Fireworks, dusk, over Newfound Lake. Rain date: July 6.
COLEBROOK: Fireworks, dusk, Colebrook Academy ball field.
DURHAM: Fireworks, 9:15 p.m., UNH Wildcat Stadium. Gates open 6 p.m. Food, premium seating, children’s events, free parking.
JEFFERSON: Fireworks, dusk, Waumbek Golf Course. Live music by The GrassFed Boys.
KEENE: Fireworks after the Swamp Bats game, Alumni Field.
LITTLETON: Fireworks, around 9 p.m., Remich Park.
MANCHESTER: Fireworks, 9:30 p.m., Arms Park.
PORTSMOUTH: Fireworks, 9:15 p.m., South Mill Pond. Rain date: July 5. Information: cityofportsmouth.com.
ROCHESTER: Fireworks, 9:15 p.m., Spaulding High School athletic fields.
SALEM: Fireworks, 9:15 p.m., Canobie Lake Park.
SANDWICH: Fireworks, dusk, Quimby Fields. Best viewed at: Sandwich Fairgrounds via Squam Lake Road gate parking, Sandwich Central School, and Quimby Field.
WEIRS BEACH: Fireworks, 11:59 p.m., over Weirs Beach. Suggested places for viewing are the public docks and the boardwalk.
WINDHAM: Fireworks, 9:30 p.m., Cobbetts Pond.
Wednesday, July 4
AMHERST: Annual classic car show and parade, 10 a.m., Main Street, Amherst Village. Begins with the children’s bicycle parade, followed by puppy parade and float parade.
ANDOVER: Annual parade starts at noon on the Andover Town Green. Events kick off at 7 a.m. with a pancake breakfast, followed by a firecracker 5k, live music, a children’s parade and more. Fireworks, dusk, Proctor Ski Area. Best viewing areas at Corson Field behind Andover Elementary/Middle School, Carr Field and the village green.
ANTRIM: Independence Day celebration, bandstand on Jameson Avenue. Coffee, tea and baked goods will be served at 8:30 and 9 a.m. At 9:30 a.m., the colors will be presented by the Boy Scouts of Troop 2. At 9:45 a.m., members of The Antrim Players will read the Declaration of Independence, followed by more refreshments.
ASHLAND: Parade, 10 a.m., begins on Mill Street, behind the Ashland Fire Department.
BARTLETT: Parade, 11 a.m., begins at Precinct Park and ends at Hodgkins Park.
BRENTWOOD: Parade, 10 a.m., begins at Swasey Central School. Procession will head west toward Route 125, turn right up Crawley Falls Road and right on Dalton Road back toward the school. At 6 p.m., food vendors and entertainment behind the Rockingham County Nursing Home. Fireworks, 9 p.m.
BRETTON WOODS: Firecracker family block party, 2 to 4 p.m. Upper Valley Community Band, 7 to 9:45 p.m. Fireworks, 9:30 p.m. The events take place at the Omni Mount Washington Hotel and Resort. Information: brettonwoods.com.
CENTER HARBOR: 40th annual footrace. Kids’ race starts at 9 a.m., and adult race begins at 10 a.m. Parade begins at 2 p.m. Center Harbor Town Band performs at 7 p.m. Fireworks, 9:15 p.m., over Center Harbor Bay. Information: centerharbornh.org.
CLAREMONT: Fireworks, 9:30 p.m., Monadnock Park. Information: claremontnh.com.
COLEBROOK: Kids’ fishing derby, 8 a.m., McKinnon Pond, South Hill Road. For children younger than 12. Contestants need to bring a pole, not a reel. Parade, 11 a.m., begins on Colby Street. Chicken barbecue, noon, Colebrook Academy lawn. Information: colebrook-kiwanis.org.
CONCORD: Fireworks, 9 p.m., Memorial Field. Rain date: July 5.
DERRY: Fireworks, dusk, adjacent to Hood Commons. Suggested viewing areas: along Tsienneto Road, Hood Commons, Folsom Road and Crystal Avenue.
DOVER: The 39th Army Band performs, 7:30 p.m., Rotary Arts Pavilion. Fireworks, 9:15 p.m., Downtown and Henry Law Park.
DUBLIN: Fireworks, dusk, Dublin Lake.
GORHAM: Fireworks, 10 p.m., Gorham Common.
HAMPTON: Fireworks, 9:30 p.m., Hampton Beach.
HANOVER: Old fashioned parade, 10 a.m., begins at the Dartmouth Green. Followed by activities on the Green. Old fashioned games, pony rides, pie eating contest, face painting, three-legged races and water balloon toss, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
HOPKINTON: Family fun day celebration: pancake breakfast and 5k road race, 8 a.m., kiddie parade, 11:30 a.m., downtown Contoocook. Parade, noon, downtown Contoocook. Family games on Houston Drive, noon to 3 p.m.
JEFFERSON: Parade, 10 a.m., 115A to Route 2 to Town Hall.
LANCASTER: Parade, 10 a.m., begins at the elementary school.
LEBANON: Fireworks, 9:20 p.m., Storrs Hill Ski Area.
LINCOLN: Independence Day celebration, 10 a.m., family games and picnic at the Lin-Wood High School. Annual parade, 2 p.m., begins at Alpine Village and travels down Main Street in Woodstock and through the heart of Lincoln, past the Village Shops and ending just past the Town Offices. Concert of patriotic music by the St. Johnsbury Band at Soldier’s Park in North Woodstock. Fireworks, dusk, Lincoln Town Hall.
MEREDITH: Fireworks, dusk, Meredith Bay.
MERRIMACK: Sparkler 5k road race at 8 a.m. Family fun day, noon to 9 p.m. Parade, 1 p.m., begins on Front Street adjacent to Tractor Supply, 515 Daniel Webster Highway. The parade will take a left onto Daniel Webster Highway and proceed south. Turn right onto Baboosic Lake Road and then left onto O’Gara Drive, disbanding at the high school. Fireworks, 9 p.m., Merrimack High School. Rain date: July 5. Information: merrimackparksandrec.org.
MILFORD: Fireworks, dusk, Keyes Memorial Park. Rain date: July 5.
MILTON MILLS: Parade, 10 a.m., begins at the Milton Free Public Library. Information: 767-6805.
MOULTONBOROUGH: Parade, 11 a.m., begins on Blake Road and ends at the Lion’s Club on Old Route 109. Complimentary cookout at noon at the Lion’s Club. Fireworks, dusk, Center Harbor Beach.
NASHUA: Events at Hollman Stadium: children’s field day, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.; performance by Symphony NH, 7:15 p.m.; fireworks, dusk. Rain date: July 5.
NEW BOSTON: Parade, 10 a.m., followed by day of events at the Hillsborough County Youth Center Foundation fairgrounds. $5. Fireworks at dusk.
NORTH CONWAY: Fireworks, 9:30 p.m., Schouler Park.
OSSIPEE: Fireworks, 9:30 p.m., Constitution Park. Rain date: July 5.
RYE: Fireworks, dusk, Parsons Field.
SALEM: Events and activities will take place on the Salem High School and Woodbury Middle School ball fields. Concessions open at 5 p.m., music and games start at 6 p.m., fireworks display at 9:30 p.m. Rain date: July 5.
SALEM: Fireworks, 9:15 p.m., Canobie Lake Park.
SANBORNTON: Fireworks, 9:30 p.m., Steele Hill Resorts.
TAMWORTH: Fireworks, 9:30 p.m., KA Brett School.
WATERVILLE VALLEY: Fireworks, 9:30 p.m., over Corcoran Pond.
WOLFEBORO: Parade, 10 a.m., Main Street. Band concert, 7 to 9 p.m., Cate Park. Fireworks, 9:30 p.m., Brewster Academy Athletic Fields. Rain date: July 5. Information: 569-2200.
Saturday, July 7
BRETTON WOODS: Fireworks, 9:30 p.m., Bretton Woods Ski Area and Adventure Center. Open to the public with $5 per car donation for local charity.
ERROL: Fireworks, dusk, Route 26 bridge.
FRANCONIA: Fireworks, dusk, Dow Park. Information: franconianh.org.
GRAFTON: Fireworks, time TBA, recreation field.
LACONIA: 125th anniversary parade, 2 p.m., travels from Wyatt Park to Opechee Park. Entertainment and food vendors will be at Opechee Park starting at 3 p.m. Fireworks at dusk.
PITTSBURG: Celebration and fireworks held at Murphy Dam beginning at 11 a.m. Flea market, crafters, antique car show, petting zoo and vintage tractor display. Burgers, hot dogs, drinks, popcorn, fried dough for sale. Kids’ fishing derby, 1 to 2 p.m. Chicken barbecue, 6 p.m. Fireworks, dusk.
RAYMOND: Fireworks, 9:30 p.m., Downtown Common.
SUNAPEE: Fireworks, dusk, Sunapee Harbor.
WEARE: Fireworks, dusk, Town Center.
WINCHESTER: Fireworks, dusk, Monadnock Speedway.
Saturday, July 14
EXETER: Fireworks, 8:45 p.m., Swasey Parkway, during the American Revolution Museum Festival.
HILLSBOROUGH: Fireworks, 10 p.m., Fairgrounds.