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Independence Day Celebrations By Town

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Independence Day Celebrations By Town

Independence Day Celebrations By Town

Wednesday, July 3

Live music, food and fireworks, 6 p.m. to dusk, Ascutney Outdoors, 449 Ski Tow Road.

Thursday, July 4

Activities take place from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Brownsville Village, Brownsville-Hartland Road. Pancake breakfast and live music, 8:30 to 10 a.m. Food, live music, book sale and craft show, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Community barn dance, 10:30 a.m. to noon. Gala parade with theme “Country Road, Take me Home,” 1:30 p.m.

More information: Facebook: “IndependenceDayBrownsville.”

Wednesday, July 3

Festivities take place from 6 to 10 p.m. at Monadnock Park, 190 Broad St. Live music from the Chris Pallutto Trio with special guest, Adam McMahon. Food, drinks and novelty items available for purchase. Fireworks at 9:30 p.m. Proceeds from 50/50 benefit next year’s firework show. Rain date: Friday, July 5.

More information: claremontparks.com.

Thursday, July 4

Fourth of July Parade and Barbecue: Parade with theme of “Best of America — Small Town Pride” begins at 10 a.m. and goes through the Village of East Corinth on Topsham Corinth Road. East Corinth Congregational Church barbecue begins at 11 a.m. at the fairgrounds. A half-chicken, cole slaw, mostaccioli, rolls, cake and beverage costs $15 for adults and $7 for children. Chicken halves can be purchased for $7. There will also be a silent auction and activities for kids.

More information: 802-439-9987.

Friday, July 3

Patriotic music concert: 6 to 8:30 p.m., Enfield Shaker Museum, 447 Route 4A. Upper Valley Community Band performs patriotic music outside the historic Stone Machine Shop, 7 p.m. Food and adult beverages available for purchase, 6 p.m. Bring chairs and blankets. Concert will move inside if it rains.

More information: shakermuseum.org.

Thursday, July 4

July 4th Pie Sale & Shaker Garden Grand Opening: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Enfield Shaker Museum, 447 Route 4A. Pie sale, $20 each. Herb sale, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., prices vary. Children's story time and sensory garden activity, 11:30 a.m. Guided herb talk and tour, noon. Free admission.

More information: shakermuseum.org.

Thursday, July 4

Fireworks over Lake Morey, around 9 p.m. 802-333-4363.

Saturday, July 6

Grafton Independence Celebration: Festivities take place from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m., Grafton Recreation Field, Prescott Hill Road. Flea and craft market, 8 a.m. Parade with theme of “Red, White and Blue,” 10 a.m. “Wildlife Encounters” program, 11 a.m. Pie contest dropoff, noon. Kids games, noon to 3 p.m. Pie judging followed by pie slices sale, 1 p.m. Face painting, 2 to 3 p.m. Unkle Knuckle Band performance, 6 to 9 p.m. Fireworks at dusk.

More information: ckl82281@gmail.com or 603-523-9902.

Saturday, June 29

Old Home Day: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Grantham Recreation Park, 19 Shedd Road. Pancake breakfast, 8 to 10 a.m., Grantham United Methodist Church. Parade, from Yankee Barn Road to Dunbar Hill Road, 10:30 a.m. Live music, games, demonstrations, vendors, crafters and artisans. Food trucks, inflatables, water slides, rock climbing and Euro Bungee. Some activities free, others available for purchase.

More information: granthamnh.gov or facebook.com/granthamrecreation.

Thursday, July 4

28th Annual Old-Fashioned 4th of July Celebration: 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Downtown Hanover and the Dartmouth Green, Main Street. Parade, 10 a.m. Tricksters Band, classic games, touch-a-truck, food, pony and wagon rides, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the Green. Lou’s pie eating contest, 12:30 p.m.

More information: hanoverrec.com.

Thursday, July 4

Independence Day Celebration: Gates open at 6 p.m. at Kilowatt South Park, 61 Passumpsic Ave., Wilder. Limited parking available. Includes food vendors, children’s activities and live music from The Conniption Fits. Fireworks start between 9:20 and 9:30 p.m. Rain date: July 5.

More information: 802-295-5036.

Thursday, July 4

Old Home Day and Fourth of July Celebration: Events center around Hartland Recreation Center, 19 Route 12. Tractor pull, 8 a.m. Book sale at the Hartland Public Library, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Parade, 10 a.m., followed by vendors and live music. Carlos Ocasio and Frydaddy perform at 7p.m. Fireworks, 9 p.m.

More information: hartlandvt.myrec.com.

Saturday, June 29

Frederick Douglass Community Reading: Noon to 1:30 p.m., Colburn Park, 51 N. Park St. Come and listen or join in the statewide public reading of Frederick Douglass’ 1852 speech, in which he asked “What to the American slave is your Fourth of July?” Sign up at the event by 11:30 a.m. to read one of the speech’s 44 paragraphs.

More information: cbrougvie@gmail.com.

Thursday, July 4

Red, White & Blue 6.2 & Fun Run: 5K and 10K races along Rail Trail and Mill Road, 9 a.m. $10-$25. Register: lebanonnh.gov/823/Red-White-Blue-62-and-5K.

Lebanon Farmers Market, 4 p.m., Colburn Park, 51 N. Park St.

The Flames perform from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at Colburn Park followed by a laser light show at 9:20 p.m.

More information: lebanonnh.gov/1063/July-4th-Celebrations.

Thursday, July 4

Fourth of July Grand Celebration: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Plainfield Village, 1079 Route 12A. Parade with theme of “Celebrating Our Emergency Responders,” 11 a.m. Includes food, art show, cake auction, yard sale, live music, strawberry shortcake and barbecue. Most events free; food available for purchase.

Full schedule: plainfieldnh.org.

Wednesday, July 3

Fireworks at dusk at Farr’s Hill, off Elm Street.

Thursday, July 4

Fourth of July Parade and Post Parade Festival: Parade, with theme of “Made in the USA!” begins at 10 a.m. on Main Street and ends at Town Recreation Field, 25 School St. Post Parade Festival includes food trucks, a beer garden, live music and dancing. Food available for purchase.

More information: whiterivervalleychamber.com.

Saturday, July 6

Annual Fireman’s Chicken BBQ: 5 p.m., Upper Village Fire Station by the Strafford Townhouse, 241 Justin Morrill Highway. Features traditional half-chicken, “famous” creamed corn, rolls, salad and homemade pies. $15 per meal.

More information: 802-765-4647.

Saturday, June 29

Music in Sunapee Harbor: 3 to 5 p.m., Maple Street. North River Band performs.

Sunapee Drone Show: 9 to 9:15 p.m., Ben Mere Park, 1 Lake Ave. For the first time ever, Sunapee will showcase an array of synchronized drones lighting up the sky over Lake Sunapee with intricate designs and vibrant colors. Starting at dusk, the show can be viewed from spots on land and from boats on the lake.

More information: town.sunapee.nh.us/4july.

Thursday, July 4

Annual parade, noon to 1 p.m., beginning from Old Georges Mills Road. Watermelon derby, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., Ben Mere Bandstand. Live music and other activities, 1 to 4 p.m., Ben Mere Bandstand.

Saturday, July 6

Friends of Abbott Library pancake breakfast, 7 to 10 a.m., Safety Services Building. Book sale, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunapee farmers market, 9 a.m. to noon, Ben Mere Bandstand.

Saturday, July 6

Vershire Day: Festivities take place around Vershire Town Center, 27 Vershire Center Road. Kids tot trot, 9 a.m. 5K race, $12, 9:30 a.m. Energy Efficiency Fair & Vershire Historical Society bake sale, 2 to 4:30 p.m. Vershire Fire and Rescue chicken barbecue and Vershire Artisan & Farmers’ Market student vendors, 3 to 6 p.m. Bounce house, dunk tank, field games and kickball, 4 p.m. Wood-fired oven pizza to benefit VerShare & live music from The Pillsbury Slow Boys, 7 p.m. Fireworks at dusk.

More information: vershare.org.

Thursday, July 4

Fourth of July on the farm: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Billings Farm & Museum, 69 Old River Road. Includes lawn games, crafts for the kids, youth and adult spelling bees, historic “base ball,” live music and food available for purchase. $12-$19, children 2 and under free.

More information: billingsfarm.org/events/4th-on-the-farm-2024.

Friday, July 5

Crafts, games, cookout and ice cream beginning at 6 p.m. at Woodstock Union High School, 100 Amsden Way. Fireworks at dusk.

More information: woodstockvt.com/events/signature-events.

Thursday, July 4

Woodsville-Wells River 4th of July Celebration: Activities center around Woodsville Community Field (28 Connecticut St.) Parade with the theme “Let Freedom Bling!” begins at 11 a.m. Includes flea market, bingo, live music, dunk tank and food vendors. Fireworks at 10 p.m. in Wells River, but the best place to view them is from the Community Field in Woodsville.

More information: wwr4th.org or facebook.com/wwr4th.

Fireworks Schedule

  • Brownsville: July 3, dusk, Ascutney Outdoors, 449 Ski Tow Road.
  • Claremont: July 3, 9:30 p.m., Monadnock Park, 190 Broad St.
  • Grafton: July 6, dusk, Grafton Recreation Field, Prescott Hill Road.
  • Fairlee: July 4, around 9 p.m., over Lake Morey.
  • Hartford/Wilder: July 4, between 9:20 and 9:30 p.m., Kilowatt South Park, 61 Passumpsic Ave. (Rain date: July 5)
  • Hartland: July 4, 9 p.m., Hartland Recreation Center, 9 Route 12.
  • Lebanon (laser light show): July 4, 9:20 p.m., visible from Colburn Park, 51 N. Park St.
  • Randolph: July 3, dusk, Farr’s Hill, Elm Street.
  • Sunapee (drone show): June 29, 9 p.m., Ben Mere Park, 1 Lake Ave.
  • Vershire: July 6, dusk, Vershire Town Center, 27 Vershire Center Road.
  • Woodstock: July 5, dusk, Woodstock Union High School, 100 Amsden Way.
  • Woodsville/Wells River: July 4, 10 p.m., Woodsville Community Field, 28 Connecticut St.