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Fourth of July 2017: Where to see fireworks in central N.H.

  • Fireworks light up the sky above Memorial Field in Concord on July 4, 2016. ELIZABETH FRANTZ / Monitor file

  • Fireworks light up the sky above Memorial Field in Concord on Monday, July 4, 2016. (ELIZABETH FRANTZ / Monitor staff) ELIZABETH FRANTZ—Monitor file

  • Firework shows will be available to watch throughout the first weekend of July and not just on the Fourth. ELIZABETH FRANTZ / Monitor file

  • Isabella Jackson of Contoocook waves to her grandfather while riding in a wagon with her 1-year-old brother Colby during the kid’s parade in Contoocook on July 4, 2016. ELIZABETH FRANTZ / Monitor file

  • Alexis Shaughnessy protects her little friend Annalise from the noise of the fireworks in Bradford on July 2, 2017. Courtesy / John Shaughnessy

  • Robbie, Harley and Jake ring in the Fourth of July in style. —Courtesy / Kristin Lobsinger


Monitor staff
Monday, July 03, 2017

For the Fourth of July proper, it’s a viewer’s choice with at least 12 public shows advertised online in towns nearby.

Festivities in Concord begin at 6 p.m. at Memorial Field, with the fireworks show set to start at 9:15 p.m.

Saturday, July 1

Bradford, 7 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., Brown Shattuck Field, 5K, parade, fireworks

Gilmanton, 9:30 p.m., Crystal Lake Park, fireworks

Sunday, July 2

Sunapee, 9:20 p.m., Sunapee Harbor, fireworks

Monday, July 3

Weirs Beach, 11:59 p.m., Weirs Beach, fireworks

Tuesday, July 4

Andover, 7 a.m. to dusk, Carr Field/Village Green, 5K, parade, fireworks, rain date July 8

Canterbury,  9:30 p.m. at Canterbury Elementary School

Center Harbor, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Harbor, race, parade, fireworks

Concord, 6 p.m. to 9:15 p.m., Memorial Field, fireworks, rain date July 5

Gilmanton, 10 a.m., Gilmanton Academy, parade

Hanover, 10 a.m., Dartmouth Green, games, pie-eating contest, food, pony rides, crafts, live music

Hopkinton, 8 a.m., Slusser Senior Center, pancake breakfast, road race, canoe and kayak race, parade

Laconia, 4:30 p.m. to 10 p.m., Wyatt Park to Opechee Park, parade, fireworks, rain date July 5

Lebanon, 9 a.m. to 9:20 p.m., Storrs Hill Ski Area, 10K, 5K, fun run, fireworks

Moultonborough, 11 a.m. to dusk, Center Harbor Beach, parade, barbecue, fireworks

New Boston, 10 a.m. to 9:15 p.m., Hillsborough County Youth Center Foundation, parade, games, barbecue, mud volleyball, watermelon-eating contest, climbing wall, DJ, band

Waterville Valley, 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., Corcoran Pond, parade, fireworks

Wolfeboro, 10 a.m., downtown, parade

Saturday, July 15

Weare, Centerwoods Elementary School, 10:30 a.m., parade