Fourth of July week festivities 2019

  • Onlookers at Memorial Field watch the Fourth of July fireworks in their lawn chairs on July 4, 2017. The hill on the State Hospital grounds also provides a unique vantage point to watch the fireworks show. Monitor file

  • Charles Slater is draped in flags as he gets ready for the Hopkinton children’s parade in downtown Contoocook on July 4, 2018. Monitor file

Monitor staff
Published: 6/28/2019 1:33:31 PM
Modified: 6/28/2019 1:33:21 PM

Fireworks and patriotic concerts are available aplenty for you and your family to celebrate Independence Day. There are also a couple pancake breakfasts to consider and a family fun day of activities. Some events are more reflective in nature, like readings of Frederick Douglass’s “What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?” and the Declaration of Independence.

Here’s a look at what’s going on in the Greater Concord area:

Andover: Fireworks July 4, dusk, Carr Field

Bradford: Fireworks July 6, 9:30 p.m., Brown Shattuck Memorial Field

Bristol/Newfound: Fireworks July 6, dusk, Newfound Lake

Canterbury: Fireworks July 4, dusk, Canterbury Elementary School

Concord: Fireworks July 4, 9:15 p.m., Memorial Field. The Nevers’ Band will perform starting at 7:45 p.m. and there will be vendors with concessions.

Deering: Kickoff the summer concert series on July 5 from 6 to 8 p.m. with the Mango Groove Steel Band at the town bandstand.

Gilmanton: Fireworks June 29, 9:30 p.m., Crystal Lake Park

Henniker: Concert, July 2, 7 p.m., The Newmont Military Band will perform at the Angela Robinson Bandstand. The event will include a dramatic reading of the Declaration of Independence and a salute to local veterans. Prior to the evening’s concert, local nonprofits will have Fourth of July, festival-type refreshments for sale, so plan on picnicking on the green and making this a family affair.

Hopkinton: Family Fun Day, July 4, 8 a.m. Events include a pancake breakfast at Slusser Center by the Lions Club, a 5K race at Houston Park, a canoe and kayak race from the end of Riverside Drive, kid’s and main parades, old fashioned games and fun at Houston Park, and the Tooky Cookie Bake-Off. For more information, visit A public reading of one of the 19th century’s most famous speeches, “What to the Slaves is the Fourth of July?” by Frederick Douglass, will take place at noon on July 3 at Hopkinton Town Hall in Hopkinton.

Laconia: Fireworks July 4, dusk, Opechee Park

Weirs Beach: Fireworks July 3, 11:59 p.m., Weirs Beach

Meredith: Fireworks July 4, 9:30 p.m., Meredith Bay

Newbury: Parade, July 4, 10 a.m.

Northfield: Fireworks June 29, dusk, Surette Park

Sanbornton: Barbecue and fireworks, July 4, 3 p.m. at Steele Hill Resorts. Live entertainment will be provided by DJ Mike and there will be food and recreation opportunities through the evening.

Sunapee: Fireworks July 6, dusk, Sunapee Harbor

Tilton: Concert, July 4, 10 a.m. at the New Hampshire Veterans Home with the 39th Army Band. Tanger Outlets will also have special activities in conjunction with its weekend sale including a DJ, free Kona Ice, Touch-a-Truck, and a meet-and-greet with Paw Patrol characters.

Warner: Pancake breakfast, July 4 from 7 to 10:30 a.m. at the United Church of Warner. Parade and fireworks, July 6, with the parade at 4 p.m. and fireworks at 9:30 p.m. with activities in between at Brown Shattuck Field in Bradford.

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