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New Boston Parade and Celebration. Courtesy photo.




Fourth of July celebrations
Check out these other events going on across the state for the Fourth.
 
Amherst Fourth of July celebration and parade
Featuring fireworks, hot air balloon rides, face-painting, live music, an annual classic car show, parades and more.
When: Monday, July 3, and Tuesday, July 4, festivities begin at 5:15 p.m. on Monday. Car show and parades begin at 10 a.m. on Tuesday
Where: Monday events at Souhegan High School (412 Boston Post Road, Amherst). Parades on Tuesday assemble at Wilkins School (80 Boston Post Road).
Visit: facebook.com/amherstnhjuly4thcommittee
 
Big Island Pond fireworks
When: Monday, July 3, 9:15 p.m. (rain date is Tuesday, July 4)
Where: Big Island Pond, in parts of the towns of Atkinson, Derry and Hampstead
Visit: bigislandpond.org
 
Brookline fireworks
When: Tuesday, July 4, 9:15 p.m.
Where: Over Lake Potanipo (Max Cohen Memorial Grove, 3 Mason Road, Brookline)
Visit: brookline.nh.us
 
Canobie Lake Park fireworks
When: Saturday, July 1, through Tuesday, July 4, 9:15 to 9:30 p.m.
Where: Canobie Lake Park, 85 N. Policy St., Salem
Visit: canobie.com
 
Concord Fourth of July celebration and fireworks
When: Tuesday, July 4, festivities start at 6 p.m. and include food vendors, live music and more. Fireworks at 9:15 p.m. (rate date is Wednesday, July 5)
Where: Memorial Field, 70 S. Fruit St., Concord
Visit: concordnh.gov
 
Derry fireworks
When: Tuesday, July 4, 8:45 to 9:45 p.m. (rain date is Wednesday, July 5)
Where: Best viewing areas are along Tsienneto Road, Hood Commons, Folsom Road and Crystal Ave.
Visit: derry-nh.org
 
Exeter Independence Day celebration
When: Tuesday, July 4, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: Ladd-Gilman House at the American Independence Museum, 1 Governors Lane, Exeter
Cost: $6
Visit: independencemuseum.org
 
Hampton Beach fireworks
When: Tuesday, July 4, 9:30 p.m.
Where: On the beach, at the top of B and C streets
Visit: hamptonbeach.org
 
Hopkinton Fourth of July Family Fun Day
Events include a cookie bake-off, a pancake breakfast, parades and canoe and kayak racing
When: Tuesday, July 4; pancake breakfast is from 8 to 11 a.m., road race at 8 a.m., canoe and kayak race at 11 a.m., kids’ parade at 11:30 a.m., main parade at noon and cookie bake-off at 12:30 p.m.
Where: Parades leave Hopkinton High School, 297 Park Ave., Contoocook. Other festivities are at Houston Park, 41 Houston Drive, Hopkinton.
Visit: hopkintonrec.com
 
Laconia fireworks
When: Tuesday, July 4, midnight
Where: Weirs Beach, Laconia
Visit: weirsbeach.com
 
Manchester Independence Day celebration and fireworks
When: The USAF Heritage of America Band will play on Sunday, July 2, at 4 p.m., followed by a performance by the 39th Army Band, with food vendors and fireworks, on Monday, July 3. Vendors will be on site at 6 p.m. and the band will begin playing at 7:30 p.m. Fireworks will be at dusk (rain date is Wednesday, July 5, for fireworks only).
Where: USAF Heritage of America Band will play at Veterans Park, 889 Elm St. Other festivities on July 4 will be at Arms Park, 10 Arms St.
Visit: manchesternh.gov
 
Merrimack Fourth of July festivities
Includes a holiday concert, a parade, a pancake breakfast, fireworks and more
When: Holiday concert is Monday, July 3, 6:30 to 8 p.m. The Merrimack Sparkler 5K Road Race kicks off on Tuesday, July 4, at 8 a.m. Pancake breakfast is from 8 to 11 a.m. Family-friendly activities are from noon to 9 p.m., with a parade at 1 p.m. and fireworks at 9 p.m.
Where: Holiday concert is at Abbie Griffin Park. Road race begins and ends at the Merrimack YMCA, 6 Henry Clay Drive. Pancake breakfast, parade and fireworks at Merrimack High School, 38 McElwain St.
Visit: merrimackparksandrec.org
 
Fourth of July celebrations cont.
Milford Family Fun Day and fireworks
When: Tuesday, July 4; events include a bike parade and contest at noon, field activities from noon to 2 p.m., and fireworks at dusk (rain date is Wednesday, July 5)
Where: Keyes Memorial Park, Elm Street, Milford
Visit: milford.nh.gov
 
Nashua Fourth of July celebration
When: Tuesday, July 4; events include games, races, face-painting and more from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., live music beginning at 5:30 p.m., fireworks at dusk (rain date is Wednesday, July 5, for fireworks only)
Where: Holman Stadium, 67 Amherst St., Nashua
Visit: nashuanh.gov
 
New Boston Fourth of July celebration
Features fireworks, live music, parades, a chicken barbecue and more
When: Tuesday, July 4; parade begins at 10 a.m., chicken barbecue at 12:30 p.m., demonstrations, family-friendly activities and music held throughout the afternoon, fireworks at 9:15 p.m.
Where: Hillsborough County Youth Center and Fairgrounds, 15 Hilldale Lane, New Boston
Visit: newboston4thofjuly.org
 
Pelham Independence Day celebration
When: Saturday, July 1, 4 p.m. (rain date is Saturday, July 8)
Where: Pelham Elementary School, 61 Marsh Road, Pelham
Visit: pelhamcommunityspirit.org
 
Portsmouth fireworks
When: Monday, July 3, 9:15 p.m. (rain date is Wednesday, July 5)
Where: South Mill Pond, Junkins Ave. (across from Portsmouth City Hall)
Visit: cityofportsmouth.com
 
Raymond Fourth of July celebration
When: Tuesday, July 4; events include a parade at 9:30 a.m., a ceremony with awards, music, food and more at 11 a.m.
Where: Parade leaves from Route 27 (Epping Street) down to the Raymond Town Common
Visit: raymondareanews.com
 
Salem Independence Day celebration
When: Tuesday, July 4, events include live music at 5 p.m. and fireworks at 9:30 p.m. (rain date is Wednesday, July 5)
Where: Fireworks will be behind Salem High School, 44 Geremonty Drive, Salem; other activities held at the high school and at Woodbury Middle School, 206 Main St., Salem
Visit: townofsalem.org
 




Fun on the Fourth
Parades, fireworks and more planned for Independence Day

06/29/17
By Matt Ingersoll listings@hippopress.com



 From parades and fireworks to old-time celebrations and re-enactments, there is plenty to do around the Granite State to celebrate the birth of our nation this Fourth of July.

You’ll find one of the largest such events in the town of New Boston, where the 87th annual Fourth of July celebration will take place on Tuesday, July 4. A full schedule of events is planned throughout the day, including barn dancing, a chicken barbecue, mud volleyball, live music, a scavenger hunt and much more.
“There’s a whole lot going on and [the event] has definitely become a great spot for people looking for family fun, because there is something for everybody,” said Laura Bernard, president of the town’s Fourth of July Association and parade chairwoman.
One of the keystone features of the day is the firing of the Molly Stark Cannon during the opening ceremony. The cannon was used in many different battles during the Revolutionary War era, according to Bernard, and it is featured in the parade each year.
The parade will kick off at 10 a.m. at the intersection of Routes 77 and 136 on High Street in New Boston before traveling to the Hillsborough County Youth Center and Fairgrounds, where there will be a chicken barbecue, a bounce house, face-painting and other family-friendly activities beginning at 12:30 p.m. The street floats featured in the parade have a theme each year. Bernard said this year’s theme is states and the scavenger hunt will follow that theme too, where kids will be encouraged to find license plates of all 50 states hidden around the fairgrounds.
New this year will be three local bands performing in a miniature music festival on the fairgrounds. A country band, a rock band and a blues band are all expected to perform, and several other events will be held throughout the afternoon. A fireworks display will close out the event at 9:15 p.m.
“There’s going to be a PA system [on the fairgrounds] that will announce everything that is coming up, so people will know,” Bernard said.





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