You Won’t Want To Miss These Incredible Fireworks Shows In New Hampshire This Year

Fourth of July fireworks are about as American as you can get – and one of the highlights of the summer. But are you asking yourself “where are fireworks near me”? Last year we told you all about the fantastic places to see fireworks in New Hampshire, and this year we have an even better list of Granite State displays throughout the state. Gather up your family and friends, pack your camping chairs and a basket of snacks, and head off to celebrate Independence Day in style!

Here are some particularly spectacular displays that are worth a trip:

There are plenty of other fantastic fireworks displays in the state too – check out the full list below!

Belknap County Fireworks

  • Alton, July 3rd at 9:20 p.m. over Alton Bay.
  • Center Harbor, July 4th, at dusk over the harbor.
  • Gilmanton, July 1st, 9:30 p.m. at Crystal Lake Park.
  • Laconia, July 4th, 10 p.m. at Opechee Park. Entertainment and food vendors start in the park at 5:30 p.m.
  • Weirs Beach, July 3rd, 11:59 p.m. at Weirs Beach.

Carroll County Fireworks

  • Conway, July 4th, time TBD, at Schouler Park.
  • Jackson, July 2nd, 9 p.m. at Jackson Village Park.
  • Nashua, July 4th, at dusk in Holman Stadium. There are other events throughout the day taking place in the stadium.
  • Wakefield, July 1, 9:30 p.m. at the Ballpark Complex at 1488 Wakefield Road (Rte. 153), Sanbornville. Celebrations with games, a petting zoo, and more begin at 6 p.m.
  • Wolfeboro, July 4, 9:30 p.m. over Wolfeboro Bay.

Cheshire County Fireworks

  • Dublin, July 2nd, 8:30 p.m. over Dublin Lake.
  • Rindge, July 1st, town common. Festivities begin at 5 p.m.

Coös County Fireworks

  • Bretton Woods, July 4th, 9:30 p.m. at the Bretton Woods Adventure Center.
  • Colebrook, July 3rd at dusk, Colebrook Elementary School ball field.
  • Errol, July 2nd, at dusk over the Route 26 bridge.
  • Gorham, July 4th. Fireworks at 10 p.m. on the town common cap a celebration that runs from June 30th–July 4th.
  • Jefferson, July 4th at dusk at the Waumbek Golf Course.
  • Pittsburg, July 4th at dusk at Murphy Dam following a day of events.

Grafton County Fireworks

  • Ashland, July 4th, 9:30 p.m. over the Ashland Ballfield. There will be a parade earlier in the day.
  • Bristol, July 3rd, at dusk at the foot of the lake
  • Canaan, July 4 at dusk over Canaan Motorclub Racetrack.
  • Franconia, July 1st, at dusk over Dow Park. All day there are Old Home Day celebrations throughout town, including a parade and concert.
  • Lebanon, July 4th, at dusk over Storrs Hill Ski Area following a musical performance in Colburn Park.
  • Lincoln and Woodstock, July 4th, at dusk in Soldier’s Park in North Woodstock following a day of activities spanning both towns.
  • Sugar Hill, July 4th, at dusk. A potluck dinner will be held at 6:30 p.m. at the Carolina Crapo building before the fireworks.
  • Waterville Valley, July 4th, 9:30 p.m. over Corcoran Pond.

Hillsborough County Fireworks

  • Amherst, July 3rd, 9:15 over Souhegan High School following a day of events.
  • Brookline, July 4th, 9:15 p.m. over Lake Potanipo.
  • Merrimack, July 4th, 9 p.m. at Merrimack High School.
  • Milford, July 4th, at dusk over Keyes Memorial Park. There will be family activities at the park throughout the day.
  • New Boston, July 4th, at dusk at the Hillsborough Fairgrounds following a day of events.

Merrimack County Fireworks

  • Andover, July 4th, 9 p.m. over Carr Field. Celebrations during the day include a parade, music, and a festival on the Village Green.
  • Bradford, July 2nd. Fireworks at 9:30 p.m. can be viewed from Brown Shattuck Field or the Post Office. All-day celebrations throughout the town include a parade and midway.
  • Concord, July 4th. Fireworks at 9:15 p.m. over Memorial Field, festivities starting at 6 p.m.

Rockingham County Fireworks

  • Big Island Pond (Atkinson, Derry, and Hampstead), July 3rd at 9:15 p.m. over Big Island Pond.
  • Hampton, July 4th, 9:30 p.m. on Hampton Beach. Watch from the beach between B and C streets.
  • Portsmouth, July 3rd, 9:15 p.m. at South Mill Pond.
  • Rye, July 4th, at dusk over Parsons Field. Music begins at 7 p.m.
  • Salem, July 4th, 9:30 p.m. at Salem High School, with music starting at 8:30 p.m.
  • Windham, June 28th. Fireworks at 9:30 p.m. at Windham High School. Parking opens at 5:30 p.m. and live music begins at 7:15 p.m.
  • Windham, July 3rd, 9:15 p.m. over Cobbetts Pond.

Strafford County Fireworks

  • Dover, July 4th, 9:15 p.m. over Henry Law Park. The 39th Army Band will begin playing live music at 7 p.m.

Sullivan County Fireworks

  • Claremont, July 4th, at 9:30 p.m. in Monadnock Park.
  • Sunapee, July 2nd at 9:30 p.m. over Sunapee Harbor.


Where are you planning to celebrate Independence Day? Let us know in the comments – and let us know if you’ve heard of any displays we haven’t listed here!



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