On July 4, 1776 Continental Congress adopted the Declaration of Independence as a way of officially declaring America as a free country. Since then, America has celebrated the holiday in a variety of ways. The first Independence Day celebration consisted of Philadelphia lighting up the night sky with bonfires and candles, as well as ringing church bells and firing cannons. Though many celebrations around the country have a lot of bravado, New Hampshire still celebrates Independence Day with traditional patriotic style.
Hampton Beach is a place of tremendous activity on the nation's birthday. With activities changing every year, the celebration always holds a surprise. But you can almost guarantee great music, lots of fun and a fantastic fireworks display out over the ocean.
Merrimack offers a day full of family fun on every July 4th. With tons of activities for the kids, lots of healthy competition, music, food, a parade, and fireworks everyone is sure to have a great time.
Lincoln also knows how to serve up a fantastic Fourth of July. Starting off with a parade, there is a great family picnic, a variety of area activities and celebrations, and lots of great deals. It is a perfect place to celebrate July 4th weekend or week.
Of course, these are not the only celebrations in New Hampshire. Every town has their own small celebrations that include barbeques, parades, music, dancing, and a traditional fireworks display. No matter which town you choose to celebrate Independence Day in, it is guaranteed to be patriotic, full of fun and end with a bang.
- By Tabitha Fitzgerald for NHLiving.com
Here are just a few of the places where you can celebrate the 4th of July in the Granite State. Please check back for updated information.