LITTLETON: Independence Day Celebration, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Remich Park, 165 Pleasant St., Littleton. The Littleton Parks and Recreation Department is hosting the event that includes activities, games, food, live music and a fireworks show at 9 p.m.
PEACHAM: July 3: 7 to 10 p.m.: Contra Dance, Chip Hedler, Dance Caller, music by the Footworks (Peacham Town Gym) Beginners are encouraged to give this exciting traditional dance style a try.
WEST DANVILLE: Joe’s Pond fireworks at dusk. Rain date is July 5.
CABOT: Parade and Field Activities — 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Coffee and Donuts at the Historical Society; 11 a.m. Main Street Parade; noon Chicken BBQ & Activities at Rec. Field.
DERBY: Parade — 10 a.m., Derby Center.
FRANCONIA: The Abbie Greenleaf Library is offering a Community Read Aloud event of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. All are welcome. Take an opportunity to read or just attend and listen. Reading starts at 11 a.m. The library is located at 439 Main St. in Franconia, N.H.
JEFFERSON: This year’s Jefferson 4th of July Parade’s theme is ‘We The People’. The parade will begin at 10 a.m., line up at 9:30 a.m. leaving Hillside Cemetery, following Meadows Road to Rte 2 Intersection, and continuing on Route 2 to Jefferson Town Office Parking Lot. Following the parade there will be other events including a fishing derby, cookout, fun and games and a raffle. The day will end with a Firework Celebration.
NEWPORT: Gardner Memorial Park, 4 to 10 p.m. Admit/Rate: Free Park Admission; 8:30 a.m. Harry Corrow Freedom Run; 10 a.m. Derby Parade; 4 p.m. Gardner Park Opens; 4 p.m. Live Music: The Hitmen; 5 p.m. Bed Races; 7 p.m. Live Music: The Dirty Looks Band; 8 p.m. Hula Hoop Contest; 8:30 p.m. Live Music: The Dirty Looks Band; 9:30 p.m. Fireworks.
NORTH DANVILLE: North Danville’s 70th Celebration of the 4th of July – “Memories” Parade at 10 a.m.; all are welcome to enter! Tractor roulette, book sale, coffee, donuts, historical exhibit, cotton candy, bouncy house, dunk tank, music, hamburgers, hot dogs, ice cream, baked ham, baked beans, fresh strawberry shortcake, free photographs/portraits by Phillips Photography, Dickie Vance Run, pie eating contest, quilt/craft room! Evening events: music, food, quilt raffle, light show.
WOODSVILLE/WELLS RIVER: 9 a.m. Flea Market Opens; 11 a.m. Gigantic Parade, National Anthem by Olivia Sarkis, WHS; 1 p.m. Midway Opens – D&L Amusements; 1 to 6 p.m. Free Face Painting; 1 to 8 p.m. Dunk Tank; 1:30 p.m. Critter Chip Bingo; 1 to 3 p.m. DJ Mike; 2 to 9 p.m. BINGO Under the Tent; 3 to 5 p.m. Back Shed String Band; 5 to 6 p.m. New! Pie-eating Contest; 6 to 8 p.m. DJ Mike; 6 p.m. Parade Winners Announced; 8 to 10 p.m. Don & Jenn; 9 p.m. Raffle Drawing – Winners Announced; 10 p.m. fireworks display.
BURKE: Burke Mountain Indepedence Day celebration — live music, food,fun for the kids including Water Balloon Toss, and coloring contest; fireworks display.
ISLAND POND: Friday Night Live featuring award-winning artist Dave Keller at 6 p.m. followed by Kat’s Rock n Kountry at 8:15 p.m. The Catamount Arts stage will provide a new audio and visual experience to Friday Night Live with Island Pond Lake as the backdrop.
FRANCONIA: Franconia Old Home Day, Franconia Community Church Pancake Breakfast 8:30-10:30 a.m.; Firecracker 5K Fun Run 8:30 start; Pirate Show 10:30 at the Gazebo; Franconia Fire Department Barbecue 11 a.m. till the food is gone. The Dow Academy will host an open house with tours of the clock tower. Groups tours will be on the half hour between 10 a.m. and noon. Also, Catholic Church Sale, Lafayette Lions Flea Market, Annual Artisan Show, Abbie Greenleaf Library Book Sale. Parade starts 1 p.m. Sugar Hill Fire Dept will host a Duck Race after the Parade. Concert featuring - Tribute to the Beatles from 7:30-9:30 p.m. Fireworks at dusk.
ISLAND POND: Annual Independence Day Parade. The largest float line-up ever plus a 50-piece marching band from just north of the border. The American Legion Brighton Post #80 will be serving up a chicken barbecue luncheon starting at noon. The annual rubber duck race under the Essex House starts at 1 p.m. The 5th Annual Scavenger Hunt starts at The Hearth & Home Country Store starting at 1:30 p.m. The Mirage takes the Catamount Stage at Lakeside Park at 6 p.m., rocking the audience ahead of a fireworks show about 9:30 p.m.
ISLAND POND: VFW Post #2309 will serve breakfast at 8:30 a.m. At 10 a.m. in Lakeside Park, the Green Mountain Bible Church will hold a Community Worship Service. At noon in Lakeside Park, the Cardboard Boat Race will take place. Once your boat has sunk, head on over to the Human Foosball Tournament starting at 1 p.m. near the basketball court. A Wine Tasting wraps up the festivities at The Hearth & Home Country Store featuring six specially selected wines.