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Exciting Fourth of July Events Across New HampshireExciting Fourth of July Events Across New Hampshire

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Discover a range of thrilling Independence Day celebrations happening across New Hampshire. From historical readings and naturalization ceremonies to lively parades and fireworks, there’s something for everyone. Here’s your guide to the top events you won’t want to miss!

Seacoast Region Events

Celebrate Citizenship at Strawbery Banke Museum
July 4, 10 a.m.
Strawbery Banke Museum, 14 Hancock St., Portsmouth, NH
Experience the profound joy of witnessing a U.S. Naturalization Ceremony at the historic Strawbery Banke Museum in Portsmouth. In collaboration with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), the museum welcomes new citizens in a heartwarming ceremony on Puddle Dock. Be part of the celebration as new Americans take the Oath of Allegiance on Independence Day.

Explore Rye’s Rich History on a Trolley Tour
July 4, 9:45 a.m. – Noon
Rye Historical Society, 10 Olde Parish Rd., Rye, NH
Celebrate the Fourth of July with a fascinating historical trolley tour through the picturesque town of Rye. Enjoy an in-depth look at Rye’s heritage, from farming and fishing to tourism and civic life. The narrated tour will guide you through significant landmarks, including Rye Beach, Odiorne Point, and Garland Tavern. Don’t miss the opportunity to disembark at key sites such as St. Andrew’s Church and Goss Farm.

Merrimack Valley Events

New Boston’s Grand Fourth of July Celebration
July 4, Fairgrounds Open at 4 p.m.
New Boston, NH
Join the vibrant community of New Boston for their annual Fourth of July festivities. The day begins with the tolling of church bells and a parade featuring patriotic bands, antique cars, and creative street floats. Enjoy classic field games, live music, contests, and a beer tent. The celebration culminates with a spectacular fireworks display that will light up the night sky.

Fourth of July Baseball with the Fisher Cats
July 4-6
Delta Dental Stadium, Manchester, NH
Spend your Fourth of July weekend cheering on the Fisher Cats as they take on the future Red Sox in Manchester. Enjoy the exciting atmosphere of Delta Dental Stadium with family-friendly entertainment under the stadium lights. Don’t miss this thrilling sports event as part of your holiday celebration.

Merrimack Sparkler 5K Race
July 4, 8 a.m.
Merrimack High School Track, 38 McElwain St., Merrimack, NH
Kick off your Fourth of July with the Merrimack Sparkler 5K, a beloved local tradition. Starting and ending on the high school track, this event includes a kids’ race and light refreshments afterward. Support the Merrimack Road Runners Booster Club, which funds running programs at local schools. All proceeds benefit cross country, track, and field programs, and the club awards scholarships to graduating seniors.

Monadnock Region Events

Annual Reading of the Declaration of Independence
July 4, 8:30 a.m. – 10 a.m.
Antrim Bandstand, Jameson Avenue, Antrim, NH
Join the Antrim Historical Society for a cherished tradition of reading the Declaration of Independence. Start your morning with complimentary coffee, tea, and baked goods, followed by patriotic songs from the Antrim Area Songsters. The event features the Boy Scout Color Guard leading the Pledge of Allegiance and a ceremonial presentation of the colors. Celebrate the nation’s history and freedoms with your community in this meaningful gathering.

Lakes Region Events

Red, White, and BOOM in Ashland
July 3-6
Ashland, NH
Don’t miss Ashland’s thrilling three-day Independence Day celebration. The weekend is packed with fun activities for the whole family, including food trucks, cornhole tournaments, and movies in the park. This event promises to be the highlight of your summer with an array of festivities designed for all ages.

Tamworth’s Fourth of July Parade and Family Fun Day
July 4-5
Tamworth, NH
Celebrate with a two-day extravaganza in Tamworth, starting with a 5K race on July 4th. Enjoy a festive parade on Main Street, complete with music, food trucks, and face painting. The fun continues on July 5th with an evening filled with live music, more food trucks, and a dazzling fireworks show.

Dartmouth/Sunapee Region Events

Hanover’s Old-Fashioned Fourth of July Celebration
July 4, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Hanover, NH
Experience a traditional Fourth of July celebration in Hanover. The event features a hometown parade starting at Hanover High School and ending on the Dartmouth Green. Enjoy live entertainment, classic games, touch-a-truck activities, food, pony rides, and an apple pie eating contest. This year’s theme, “Sweet Summertime,” will be reflected throughout the parade and festivities.

White Mountains and Great North Woods Events

Lincoln-Woodstock Fourth of July Extravaganza
July 4-6
North Woodstock, NH
Celebrate Independence Day with a weekend-long event in North Woodstock. This three-day celebration includes parades, fireworks, and summer concerts. Enjoy a fun-filled weekend with activities that cater to all ages, making it an event you won’t want to miss.

Gorham’s Longest Running Fourth of July Celebration
July 3-7
Gorham, NH
Join the state’s longest-running Independence Day celebration in Gorham. The festivities include a carnival by Miller Amusements, nightly live concerts, a classic car show, and a grand parade. The celebration concludes with a stunning fireworks display at 10 p.m. on July 7th.

Omni Mount Washington Resort’s Five-Day Celebration
July 3-7
Bretton Woods, NH
Head to the Omni Mount Washington Resort for a five-day Independence Day celebration filled with spirited activities for all ages. Enjoy delicious food, participate in daily events, and create lasting memories with family and friends. Highlights include a pie-eating contest, an epic water balloon fight, and a fantastic fireworks display.




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