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Celebrate The 4th of July - See What Is Happening In Your Area

Jun 28, 2022 11:29AM ● By Rose Terami
The Fourth of July is a fun and patriotic summer holiday, perfect for bringing family and friends together to celebrate the history of our nation while enjoying each other’s company and beloved American traditions like barbecues and fireworks!

Here are some Fourth of July festivities to look forward to and where they’re happening.


Hanover, NH

  • Gather for an Old Fashioned Fourth of July Celebration from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Parade will be followed by activities on the Dartmouth Green which will start at 11 a.m. Join for music, games, a pie-eating contest, food, pony rides, entertainment, crafts, and touch-a-truck.

Claremont, NH

  • The celebration begins at 6 pm at Monadnock Park featuring local vendors, music from rock band Jester Jigs, and fireworks at 9:30 pm. Free event!


Grafton, NH

  • On July 9th Festivities begin at 8 a.m. at Grafton Recreation Field on Prescott Hill Road. Includes flea market, crafts, parade, food, and live music. Fireworks at dusk

Enfield, NH

  • Fourth of July Pie Sale & Concert: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Enfield Shaker Museum.

Hartford, VT

  • Gates open at 6 p.m. at Kilowatt South Park. Includes food vendors, a performance by Pirate Man Dan, and live music from The Conniption Fits. Fireworks start between 9:20 and 9:30 p.m.


Lebanon, NH

  • The Red, White & Blue Fun Run starts at 8:30 am. Run a 5k or 10k along the Rail Trail and Mill Road. Register and find more information online.
  • From 7 to 9 pm, enjoy a concert featuring the Flames at Colburn Park.
  • Fireworks at Storrs Hill Ski Lodge begin around 9:20 pm (or as soon as it gets dark).

Plainfield, NH

  • Pancake breakfast in the basement at Plainfield Community Church, 7 to 9 a.m. Strawberry shortcakes are available outside the church from 10 a.m. until sold out.
  • A parade with the theme “From Sea To Shining Sea” begins at 11 a.m. in Plainfield Village. Fireman’s barbecue outside Smith’s Auction House and a performance by Oxford & America’s Most Wanted follow the parade.
  • Silent Cake Auction at the Historical Society building, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. “Top Gun” screening outdoors at Cory Taber Field at dusk.
  • Art show at Plainfield Town Hall: Saturday, July 2, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Sunday, July 3, noon to 5 p.m., and Monday, July 4, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Fairlee, VT + Orford, NH

  • Fireworks at dusk on July 4, at Lake Morey.

Brownsville, VT

Our Hills are Alive! Independence Day Celebration:

  • Saturday, July 2: Weston Playhouse production of Shrek the Musical at Ascutney Outdoors begins at 1 pm. Free, but reservations must be made online.
  • Sunday, July 3: Music, food, and fireworks from 6 pm to dusk, featuring Wicked Awesome BBQ and Lazy Cow ice cream.
  •  Monday, July 4: Pancake breakfast from 8:30 to 10 am at Fellowship Hall; food, music, crafts, games, and a bouncy house at Brownsville Community Church from 9 am to 3 pm; parade begins at 1:30 pm; the grand opening of Brownsville Community Church’s Tribute Park Pavilion.


Woodstock, VT

  • The Fourth of July celebration at Woodstock Union High School goes from 6 to 10 pm with Artistree Community Arts Center games and activities, food, ice cream, musical entertainment, a flag ceremony, and fireworks at dusk.
  • Visit Billings Farm & Museum to celebrate 4th on the Farm from 10 am to 5 pm, featuring wagon rides, sack races, flag making, historic speeches and debates, a reading of the Declaration of Independence (12 pm), and a baseball game, music, and more. More information and advance tickets here.

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