Independence Day is on Tuesday, July 4, 2017.
Listed below are Fourth of July celebrations, parades fireworks and parades from around the state.

 

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Alton Bay, NH FireworksMonday, July 3, 2017More information
Amherst, NH FireworksMonday, July 3, 2017More information
Amherst, NH Fourth of July ParadeTuesday, July 4, 2017More information
Andover, NH Independence Day Celebration and FireworksTuesday, July 4, 2017More information
Ashland, NH Independence Day FireworksMonday, July 3, 2017More information
Ashland, NH Independence Day ParadeTuesday, July 4, 2017More information
Atkinson, NH (Big Island Pond) FireworksMonday, July 3, 2017More information
Bradford, NH Fireworks and ParadeSaturday, July 1, 2017More information
Bretton Woods, NH Star Spangled SpectacularTuesday, July 4, 2017More information
Bristol, NH Fourth of July ParadeTuesday, July 4, 2017More information
Bristol, NH Fourth of July FireworksMonday, July 3, 2017More information
Brookline, NH Fourth of July FireworksTuesday, July 4, 2017More information
Center Harbor, NH 4th of July and FireworksTuesday, July 4, 2017More information
Center Harbor 4th of July Celebration and FireworksTuesday, July 4, 2017More information
Claremont July 4th Celebration and FireworksTuesday, July 4, 2017More information
Colebrook, NH July 4th FireworksMonday, July 3, 2017More information
Colebrook, NH July 4th ParadeTuesday, July 4, 2017More information
Concord, NH Fireworks at Memorial FieldTuesday, July 4, 2017More information
Conway, NH Parade and FireworksTuesday, July 4, 2017More information
Derry, NH FireworksTuesday, July 4, 2017More information
Dover, NH FireworksTuesday, July 4, 2017More information
Dublin, NH FireworksSaturday, July 1, 2017More information
Errol, NH 4th of JulySaturday, July 1, 2017More information
Franconia, NH FireworksSaturday, July 1, 2017More information
Gilmanton, NH Fourth of July Saturday, July 1, 2017More information
Gorham, NH July 4th Parade and FireworksJune 29 through July 4, 2017More information
Grafton, NH Independence Day Celebration and FireworksSaturday, July 8, 2017More information
Hampstead, NH FireworksSaturday, June 24, 2017More information
Hampstead, NH (Big Island Pond) FireworksMonday, July 3, 2017More information
Hampton Beach, NH FireworksTuesday, July 4, 2017More information
Hancock, NH FireworksSunday, July 2, 2017More information
Hanover, NH 25th Annual Old Fashioned Fourth of JulyTuesday, July 4, 2017More information
Harrisville, NH FireworksMonday, July 3, 2017More information
Hillsborough, NH FireworksSaturday, July 8, 2017More information
Hopkinton and Contoocook July 4th Family Fun Day Tuesday, July 4, 2017More information
Jackson, NH Independence Day CelebrationSunday, July 2, 2017More information
Jefferson, NH 4th of July Parade and FireworksTuesday, July 4, 2017More information
Laconia, NH Fourth of July Celebration and FireworksTuesday, July 4, 2017More information
Lebanon NH July 4th Celebration and FireworksTuesday, July 4, 2017More information
Lincoln, NH Independence Day CelebrationTuesday, July 4, 2017More information
Littleton, NH Apthorp Block Party and FireworksTuesday, July 4, 2017More information
Manchester NH FireworksMonday, July 3, 2017More information
Meredith, NH July 4th FireworksTuesday, July 4, 2017More information
Merrimack, NH 4th of July and FireworksTuesday, July 4, 2017More information
Milford, NH July 4th Celebration and FireworksTuesday, July 4, 2017More information
Moultonborough, NH 4th of July Parade and FireworksTuesday, July 4, 2017More information
Nashua, NH Fourth of July FireworksTuesday, July 4, 2017More information
New Boston, NH Fourth of July and FireworksTuesday, July 4, 2017More information
North Conway, NH 4th of July CelebrationTuesday, July 4, 2017More information
Ossipee, NH Fourth of July events and fireworksTuesday, July 4, 2017More information
Pelham, NH Independence Day CelebrationSaturday, July 1, 2017More information
Pittsburg, NH July 4 Fireworks and CelebrationTuesday, July 4, 2017More information
Portsmouth, NH Fourth of July fireworksMonday, July 3, 2017More information
Raymond, NH Fourth of July ParadeTuesday, July 4, 2017More information
Raymond, NH Fireworks (part of the Town Fair)Saturday, July 8, 2017More information
Rindge, NH Independence Day and Family FestivalSaturday, July 1, 2017More information
Rochester, NH FireworksMonday, July 3, 2017 CANCELEDMore information
Rye, NH FireworksTuesday, July 4, 2017More information
Salem, NH FireworksTuesday, July 4, 2017More information
Sandwich, NH FireworksMonday, July 3, 2017More information
Sunapee Harbor, NH Fourth of July fireworksSunday, July 2, 2017More information
Tamworth, NH July 4th Family Day CelebrationTuesday, July 4, 2017More information
Wakefield, NH 8th Annual Independence Day CelebrationSaturday, July 1, 2017More information
Waterville Valley, NH Independence Day Celebration and FireworksTuesday, July 4, 2017More information
Weirs Beach, NH FireworksMonday, July 3, 2017More information
Windham, NH FireworksWednesday, June 28, 2017More information
Wolfeboro, NH 4th of July FireworksTuesday, July 4, 2017More information

Additional details and more Fourth of July events

15th Annual American Celebration at Strawbery Banke in Portsmouth
July 1, 3 and 4, 2017
"An American Celebration" is Strawbery Banke Museum's annual salute to America, Independence Day and the simple joys of summer past. Events include a US Naturalization Ceremony, Strawbery Banke gives multiple generations the opportunity to enjoy the 10-acre living history museum on a day that American history takes the spotlight. Live music and picnic food sales complement the historic houses and costumed role-players. An "Old Fashioned Field Day" activities invite families to participate in ten different historical games, representing a number of different time periods in may different locations across the site. Participants receive ribbons for each game as prizes, and the festivities culminates in the traditional kids' decorated bike/wagon parade at 1:45 p.m. All children under 17 are admitted FREE on the 4th thanks to BAE Systems. As a Blue Star Museum, active duty military and their families are FREE.
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Bretton Woods Star Spangled Spectacular
Tuesday, July 4, 2017. The celebration is taking place at the Bretton Woods Adventure Center. Doors open at 5 p.m. and fireworks will start at 9:15 p.m. Celebrate summer in the heart of the White Mountains with BBQ, live music, family fun and fireworks. Spend the day at Bretton Woods' Adventure Center, and then enjoy the evening of family-fun on July 4th. There is a parking fee donation of $5 that goes to support the White Mountain Regional High School's Junior ROTC program.

Canobie Lake Park Fireworks
After you spend the day on the Yankee Canonball and Turkish Twist, make sure you stick around for fireworks on Saturday, July 1, 2017 - Tuesday, July 4, 2017. Fireworks start at 9:30 p.m. More information

Center Harbor 4th of July Celebration
Things kick off on Tuesday, July 4, 2017 with the kids' race at 9 a.m. The parade is at 2 p.m. The Center Harbor Town Band performs at 7 p.m. and fireworks will be set off over the harbor at 9:15 p.m. More information

Colebrook, NH July 4th Celebrations
Festivities kick off at dusk on Monday, July 3, 2017 with fireworks. 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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Franconia, NH Old Home Day and Fireworks
Held in conjunction with Franconia's Old Home Day on July 1, 2017. A pancake breakfast and 5k roadrace start at 8:30 and the parade starts at 1 p.m., duck race begins after the parade and Beatles tribute concert begins at 7 p.m. Fireworks start at dusk.
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Gorham, NH July 4th Spectacular
Check out New Hampshire's longest running Fourth of July celebration, which takes place over five days: June 29 through Tuesday, July 4, 2017. The fun includes an amusement-style carnival and live music and concerts and continues with a duck race, kiddie parade, town parade and fireworks at 10 p.m.
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Hanover, NH Old Fashioned Fourth of July
The parade begins at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, July 4, 2017 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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Hillsborough, NH Fireworks
Saturday, July 8, 2017. These fireworks are held in conjunction with the Annual Hillsborough Balloon Fest and Fair that takes place July 6-9, 2017 at Grimes Field on Preston Street in Hillsborough. Although this isn't technically a Fourth of July display this is an amazing fireworks display and a great family-friendly event.
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Hobo Railroad's Fourth of July Family Party Train
Tuesday, July 4, 2017, train departs at 7 p.m. The 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 one-hour train ride will also be provided. You'll be back just in time to enjoy the Lincoln-Woodstock fireworks display.
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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 pancake breakfast and 5k road race at 8 a.m.,  kiddie parade at 11:30 a.m. in downtown Contoocook, the main Independence Day parade is at noon 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
Sunday, July 2, 2017, Head to Jackson Village Park for a 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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Lincoln, NH Independence Day Celebration
Tuesday, July 4, 2017. Kick off your Independence Day 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 in North Woodstock at 7 p.m., and at dusk the fireworks light up the sky.
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Merrimack, NH Fourth of July Celebration 
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 July 4th Celebration
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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Moultonborough, NH 4th of July Parade
Tuesday, July 4, 2017The 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  BBQ cookout at the Lion's Club following the parade. Fireworks begin at dusk at Center Harbor Beach.
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M/S Mount Washington Cruise
Tuesday, July 4, 2017. Lake Winnipesaukee lights up with boats waiting for fireworks. It is a beautiful sight and a very busy place. You can relax and enjoy a cruise with dinner and dancing while we navigate the lake looking for fireworks. Buffet dinner is included in the price. Music on the main deck by the popular band Annie and The Orphans. Cruise leaves Weirs Beach at 7 p.m. and returns to Weirs Beach after the Meredith fireworks around 10 p.m. More information

Nashua, NH July 4th Celebration
Tuesday, July 4, 2017. Free events at Historical Holman Stadium include a Children's Field Day from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., American Citizenship Ceremony at 6:30 p.m. and the Spartans Drum & Bugle Corps concert will begin at 8:30 p.m. Independence Day Fireworks Show starts at dusk.
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New Boston, NH Fourth of July Celebration
Tuesday, July 4, 2017 at the Hillsborough Fairgrounds This award-winning small town Fourth of July celebration has taken place for more than 85 years. Enjoy a parade, live music, chicken BBQ, children’s games and races, mud volleyball, fireworks and more. Admission is $5 for adults and free for kids under 12; free parking.
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NH Fisher Cats Baseball and Fireworks
Friday, June 30 through Monday, July 3, 2017

An Atlas Fireworks show will be held after each NH Fisher Cats baseball game June 30-July 3. The Fisher Cats will be playing the Trenton Thunder.
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Pelham, NH Independence Day Celebration
Saturday, July 1, 2017. From 4-10 p.m. everyone is invited to enjoy an evening of food and entertainment and ending the night with a fireworks display. Events are held on the grounds of the Pelham Elementary School on Marsh Road in Pelham.
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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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Salem, NH Fireworks
Tuesday, July 4, 2017 with a rain date of July 5. Food concessions, music and dancing start at 4 p.m., kids games and family activities (relay races, dunk tank, hot air balloon rides) will start at 6 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. Fireworks are held at the Salem High School.
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Steele Hill Resorts 4th of July BBQ and Fireworks
Monday, July 3, 2017. The celebration at Steele Hill Resorts in Sanbornton begins under the tent with a BBQ starting at 3 p.m., where DJ Mike will be on with the Desk and the Sweet Bloods will be performing under the tent. Fireworks are set to go off at 9:15pm.
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Tamworth, NH July 4th Family Day Celebration
Tuesday, July 4, 2017. Enjoy a road race, parade, car show, games and other events, including the Jon Sarty Band. Fireworks cap off the day of fun at 9:30 p.m.
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Waterville Valley, NH July 4th Celebration
Tuesday, July 4, 2017. Enjoy a fun-filled day in Waterville Valley including a parade at 11 a.m., live entertainment, family carnival at the Town Square and fireworks at 9:30 p.m. Corcoran Pond.
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Wolfeboro, NH July 4th Parade and Fireworks
Tuesday, July 4, 2017. The day opens with a parade at 10 a.m., starting on North Main Street and heading south. At dusk there will be fireworks over Wolfeboro Bay. Band concert by the lake precedes the fireworks.
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PLEASE NOTE: WHILE THIS LIST IS FAIRLY COMPREHENSIVE, IT IS, BY NO MEANS, A COMPLETE REPRESENTATION OF EVERY SINGLE FIREWORKS DISPLAY OR PARADE HAPPENING IN NEW HAMPSHIRE. WE DO OUR BEST TO INCLUDE ALL THE TOWNS WE FIND OR ARE SENT INFORMATION FOR BUT WE, BY NATURE OF THESE KINDS OF THINGS, WILL PROBABLY MISS SOME ALONG THE WAY. WE ARE HUMAN AND CAN ONLY DO OUR BEST. THANK YOU FOR UNDERSTANDING :)