Fourth of July fireworks in Meredith

Fireworks over Meredith Bay in this file photo.

Nothing says summer louder than the booms, pops and crackles of a fireworks celebration or the flag-lined streets and marching bands playing patriotic songs to celebrate the American spirit with an Independence Day Parade. Here’s the line-up of all the Independence Day Celebrations taking place around the Granite State, listed by date first, then alphabetically by city or town.  Don't see you're town's celebration listed yet? Send the information to lmartineau@unionleader.com as this list will be continuously updated.

Wednesday, June 26

Windham: 7:15 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Fireworks and Music, Windham High School, 64 London Bridge Road. Souled Out Show Band performs at 7:15, fireworks follow at dusk. Parking lot opens at 5:30 p.m. Food vendors onsite.

Saturday, June 29

Hampstead: 3 p.m. Celebration, on the town green behind town hall. Frog jumping contest, potato sack races, Hampstead’s Got Musical Talent contest, Midway, children’s games, live music, and more. Fireworks at dusk. Rain date June 30.

Pelham: 6 p.m. Celebration and Fireworks,  Pelham Elementary School, Marsh Road. Annual Independence Day Celebration includes live entertainment, face painting, games, fair food, fireworks at dusk. 

Wakefield: 6 p.m. Celebration and Fireworks, The Ballpark, 1488 Wakefield Road. Fun and games start at 6 p.m., fireworks start at dusk. Rain date June 30.

Sunday, June 30

Jackson: 9 p.m. Fireworks, Jackson Village Park. 

Wednesday, July 3

Alton: 9:20 p.m. Fireworks launched off a barge in Alton Bay. Rain date July 5.

Ashland: Dusk.  Fireworks. Food truck rally, D.J. Chris White, fireworks set to music at dusk.

Gorham: July 3-7 - 4th of July Spectacular. Nightly concerts, parades, midway, fireworks, much more.

Hampton: 9:30 p.m. Fireworks on the beach best viewed in the area between B and C streets. Bring a blanket or chairs. 

Manchester: 7 p.m. Fireworks, Arms Park, 10 Arms St. The 39th Army Band performs at 7 p.m., followed by fireworks display.

Portsmouth: 9:15 p.m. Fireworks, South Mill Pond, across from City Hall. Rain date July 5.

Rochester: 6-10 p.m. 2nd Annual Fireworks Festival 2019, Rochester Community Center, 150 Wakefield St. Food, vendors, face painting, children’s games, live music. Fireworks at 9:30 p.m.

Weirs Beach: 11:59 p.m. Fireworks on the beach.

Thursday, July 4

Bartlett: 11 a.m. Parade, Precinct Park/Black Fly Field, Route 302. Parade starts at Precinct Park and ends at Hodgkins Park.

Bretton Woods: "Annual Salute to Freedom," Omni Mount Washington Resort, 310 Mt. Washington Hotel Road. A three-day weekend filled with spirited fun for all, including annual rubber duck race, water balloon fight and fireworks display. 

Canaan: Dusk Fireworks, Canaan Fair Speedway, after the races.

Claremont: 6 p.m. Fireworks, Monadnock Park, 190 Broad St. Local vendors selling food, drinks and novelty items. Last Kid Picked to perform followed by fireworks at 9:30 p.m.

Conway: 1:30-10 p.m. Parade, festivities and fireworks, Schouler Park, Main Street. Parade in Conway Village at 1:30 p.m., to be followed by the National Anthem in Schouler Park in North Conway Village, a performance by Act One Dance Company and live music. Fireworks at 9:30 p.m.

Derry: Dusk, Fireworks. Best viewing from Hood Commons, Crystal Avenue, and Tsienneto Road.

Gorham: July 3 - July 7 - 4th of July Spectacular. Nightly concerts, parades, midway, fireworks.

Hampton: 9:30 p.m. Fireworks on the beach. Best viewed in the area between B and C streets. Bring a blanket or chairs. 

Laconia: 4:30-5:30 p.m.  Parade begins at Laconia High School, 345 Union Ave., and finishes at Opechee Park, 915 N. Main St.

Lebanon: 9:20 p.m. Fireworks, Storrs Hill Ski Area, 60 Spring St. Best viewing areas are Storrs Hill Lodge, Church Street, or Logan Field on Water Street. Festivities downtown prior to the show include a 5k, 10k or fun run, the Lebanon Farmers’ Market, Jason Tardy, extreme juggler, and music by The Flames and Haley Jane and the Primates in Colburn Park.

Lincoln: 7-8:30 p.m. Family Party Train, Hobo Railroad, 64 Railroad St. Train will be decorated in a patriotic style. Enjoy a hot dog, chips, ice cream and a Pepsi-branded beverage aboard the train. Family entertainment aboard. 80-minute excursion follows the Pemigewasset River and returns to Hobo Junction along the same route in time for the Lincoln-Woodstock  fireworks display about 9:30 p.m. Tickets for ages 4 and up are $25, ages 3 and under ride free. Advance tickets recommended. 

Lincoln-Woodstock: Fireworks at 9:30 p.m.

Manchester: Fireworks following Fisher Cats game. Northeast Delta Dental Stadium, 1 Line Drive.   

Meredith: 9:30 p.m. Fireworks. Mill Falls Marketplace presents fireworks over Meredith Bay.

Merrimack: 1 p.m. Parade begins at Commons Shopping Plaza, 515 Daniel Webster Highway, and travels south down Daniel Webster Highway, takes a right onto Baboosic Lake Road to pass Mastricola Elementary School and then take a left onto O'Gara Drive. Concludes at Merrimack High School, 38 McElwain St.

Merrimack: 9 p.m. Fireworks displa, Merrimack High School, 38 McElwain St. Rain date July 5.

Milford: 9 a.m.-10 p.m. Family Fun Day and Fireworks, Keyes Memorial Field, 45 Elm St. 1k Blast ages 12 and under at 9 a.m., Star Spangled 5k Run/Walk at 9:30 a.m., Patriotic Bike Parade & Contest at noon at Keyes Skate Park (bring a decorated bike, stroller or wagon). Field activities from noon-2 p.m. at Keyes Stage. Free entry to Keyes Pool. Performances on Keyes Stage by Familiar Echoes with Rob Oxford, 8-9:30 p.m. Fireworks begin at dusk. No pets. Rain date July 5.

Moultonborough: 11 a.m. Parade, BBQ and Fireworks. Parade starts at 11 a.m. at Blake Road and ends at Moultonborough Function Hall where there will be a free BBQ. Fireworks at dusk over the water at Center Harbor Beach.  

New Boston: 10 a.m. 89th annual Fourth of July Celebration. Parade at 10 a.m. from New Boston Center, celebration at 11:30 a.m. at Youth Center, Route 13. Chicken BBQ, mud volleyball, music, raffles, kids’ games, New Boston Idol Karaoke, entertainers, more. Fireworks at dusk weather permitting, no rain date. Admission is $5. Children under 12 are free.

North Conway: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Americana Celebration, Cranmore Mountain Resort, 239 Skimobile Road. Celebrate the 4th with family fun, backyard games, live music from Shark Martin. Friendly competitions include water balloon toss, potato sack race, fill the bucket, Connect Four, Yardzee and BIG Jenga.

North Conway: 2, 5 and 6 p.m. Firecracker Express, Conway Scenic Railroad, White Mountain Highway. To help ease traffic, Conway Scenic Railroad will provide round-trip train transportation from our Freight House in Conway to our station in North Conway Village. After purchasing tickets in Conway, passengers may board in Conway at 2 and 5 p.m. An 80-passenger Budd car will pick up passengers in Conway at 6 p.m. Return trip to Conway about 10:15 p.m. following the fireworks. For more information, call 356-5251.

Rye: 9 p.m. Celebration and Fireworks, Parsons Field on Washington Road. Weather permitting, no rain date. J.C. & the Elvis Experience performs at 7 p.m.

Salem: 9:15 p.m. Fireworks, Canobie Lake Park, 85 N. Policy St. Display is themed to music. Weather permitting. Best viewed from DaVinci’s Dream Ride.

Sugar Hill: Dusk. Fireworks, Carolina Crapo Memorial Building, 1411 NH Route 117.

Waterville Valley: 11 a.m.-noon Parade. Meet at Packard Field to decorate at 10 a.m. $10 entry for floats.  

Waterville Valley: 9:30 p.m. Fireworks over Corcoran Pond.

Whitefield: 9:15 p.m. Fireworks, Mountain View Grand, 101 Mt. View Road. Children’s activities, 4th of July Carnival, 1865 Wine Cellar tour and a campfire with s’mores.

Friday, July 5

Gorham: July 3-7 - New Hampshire’s longest 4th of July Celebration. Nightly concerts, parades, a midway, fireworks, and more.

Salem: 9:15 p.m. Fireworks, Canobie Lake Park, 85 N. Policy St. The display is themed to music.  Best viewed from DaVinci’s Dream Ride.

Saturday, July 6

Bristol: Dusk. Fireworks at the foot of Newfound Lake. Rain date July 7.

Gorham: July 3-7 - New Hampshire’s longest 4th of July Celebration. Nightly concerts, parades, a midway, fireworks, and more.

New London: 9 p.m. Fireworks and Flares, Pleasant Lake. Fireworks begin about 9:30 p.m. to be followed by illumination of the colors and playing of Taps. Good viewing anywhere with a lake view.

Pittsburg: 11 a.m.-dusk. Independence Day celebration at Murphy Dam Ball Park. Includes a flea market, crafters, antique car show, vintage tractor display, food concessions, chicken BBQ,  kids’ fishing derby, and fireworks at dusk.

Salem: 9:15 p.m. Fireworks, Canobie Lake Park, 85 N. Policy St. The display is themed to music. Best viewed from DaVinci’s Dream Ride.

Sunapee: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Independence Day Parade, Sunapee Center and Sunapee Harbor.  Museum open 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

Sunday, July 7

Gorham: July 3-7 - New Hampshire’s longest 4th of July Celebration. Nightly concerts, parades, a midway, fireworks, and much more.

Saturday, July 13

Exeter: 8:45 p.m. Fireworks, Swasey Parkway, 316 Water St. Concert and fireworks will follow the  American Independence Festival, which includes food, shopping, Revolutionary War reenactments, and more. The Whiskey Horse Band performs at 6:45 p.m. Fireworks to follow at 8:45 p.m.