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Five days of festivities to celebrate July 4th in Mt Washington Valley, NH

News from Mt Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce – June 22, 2016

Contact:  Marti Mayne, 207-846-6331,


North Conway, NH – Come to Mt Washington Valley for Independence Day and you’ll find five full days of different festivals, parades and of course fireworks. Choose your town, you’ll find fireworks in villages around Mt Washington Valley. But that’s not all. There are parades, carnivals, duck races, cook outs, live entertainment and tons of family fun.  It’s all here in Mt Washington Valley, your July Fourth destination in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. 

Here’s the line-up of events:

June 30-July 4: Gorham, NH’s July 4th Festivities: The carnival comes to Gorham, NH for a 5-day extravaganza of family fun, including duck races, classic cars, musical entertainment, dessert cook-offs, and of course fireworks.  It’s New Hampshire’s longest running fourth of July celebration.  Full schedule: Click here.

July 1 – 4: Bretton Woods hosts the 8th Annual Salute to Freedom: From Friday, July 1 through Monday July 4, salute American soldiers over a four-day celebration at the Omni Mount Washington Resort with musical performances, barbecues, beverage tastings as well as a pie eating contest and the annual Firecracker 5K Run. It all culminates on July 4th with the annual Family Fun Day complete with an all-American cookout and fireworks. 

July 2:  Fireworks in Jackson: Jackson Village & the surrounding communities come together to celebrate Independence Day. The skies light up approximately 9:00pm-ish. Bring a chair or blanket and purchase snacks and food in Jackson or bring a picnic. Info:

July 2 & 4:  July 4th Celebration in Fryeburg: Enjoy an old fashioned rural village celebration of Independence Day. Parade down Main Street, Fryeburg Village at 10:00am on July 4th. Entertainment and fireworks at the Fryeburg Recreation Fields on July 2  Rain date for fireworks: July 3.  Info:

July 4:  July 4th festivities in Conway & North Conway: It all starts with the Conway Village –with a “Funky Fourth” Parade at 1:30pm.  Then the fun moves to Schouler Park after 3:00pm where a full line up of entertainment continues along with vendors supporting local non-profits too. There’ll be food and of course fireworks (around 9:30pm).   Info:

Town of Conway July 4th schedule:

1:30 p.m. Parade in Conway Village

Entertainment in Schouler Park
3:45 p.m. National Anthem sung by Robin Croce
4:00 p.m. Act One Dance Company, Tina Titzer
5:00 p.m. Abby Logan
6:00 p.m. WMWV’s Song of the Year Winner, The Starlight Honeys
7:30 p.m. Motor Booty Affair, presented by WMWV Radio
9:30 p.m. Fireworks (Rain Date is July 5th @ 9:30)

To learn more about visiting Mt Washington Valley this summer and fall, go to  To talk to a vacation planner, call 1-800-DO-SEE-NH (800-367-3364).  And to plan your visit to New Hampshire, go to

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Visit the MWVCC Flickr Gallery for photos.  Click here for photos of fireworks during previous July 4th celebrations.