If you’re still figuring out your plans for the Fourth then here is an article with some more ideas shared by our SNH Kids friends over at Karno and Company! Thanks for the article and ideas!
Concord, NH — This Fourth of July build lasting memories with your family while enjoying New Hampshire’s nature, endless activities and fun adventures. Dip into an evening of food, fun and fireworks on the M/S Washington’s Fireworks Party Cruise, climb the White Mountain to join the traditional parade, dance and watch the indispensible fireworks or ride the Cog Railway to the top of Mt. Washington. To make this July 4th weekend unforgettable, make sure you visit White Mountains Attractions, spend an afternoon at the Currier Museum and go camping in New Hampshire’s many campgrounds.
Let the celebrations begin:
Every Independence Day on Lake Winnipesaukee community members create their own displays of fireworks, and the M/S Mount Washington is the best place to see this flaring show. This patriotically festive evening features a delicious dinner buffet; live entertainment and a scenic three-hour cruise well illuminated. The July 4th Fireworks Party Cruise departs from Weirs Beach, and is from 7 to 10 p.m. All tickets cost $51. To learn more about the various ships and to view a more detailed cruise schedule with times and ticket prices, visit www.cruisenh.com. Tickets can be purchased online or by calling toll-free or local .
Waterville Valley has prepared a fun and exciting program for the whole family for the Independence weekend. The kick off is community traditional parade on Thursday, July 4 at 11 a.m. Whether you prefer to walk, help to decorate a float or be a spectator, all are welcome. Kids and family can also enjoy the Recreational Department’s Day Camp and visit the art exhibit “In the Company of Trees” featured by the Ray Center.
Families can enjoy rock & roll from the 60’s at an outdoor concert in Town Square featuring The 3 Pauls. The concert begins at 6:30 p.m. and the annual fireworks show over Corcoran’s Pond at 9:00. For more information about Waterville Valley Resorts summer events visit www.
To celebrate the July 4th with natural splendor, cultural richness and historical charm, climb the White Mountain aboard the Mount Washington Cog Railway in Bretton Woods. This unique ride up the White Mountains trail remains, as it has for well over a century, an exciting and unforgettable experience. For those who want the nostalgia of an antique steam train, there’s a Steam Special at 8:15 a.m. (adults $66, seniors $59, children $39.) For train ticket schedule and ticket information visit http://www.thecog.com/
White Mountain Attractions offers a variety of attractions to keep your family busy on July 4th including theme parks, outdoor adventures, historic attractions, nature excursions, shopping, and sporting facilities. Attraction value passes can be purchased for a group rate. To plan your summer activities conveniently through one organization including lodging, flights, and transportation visit http://www.
The Currier Museum of Art in Manchester as a range of cultural activities that will fill perfectly on your Independence Weekend. Bring your family to the museum and visit the exhibit Poster Mania! Leisure, Romance and Adventure in 1890s America with 80 of the most popular and sought after posters in the Currier’s collection on display. Guided tours are offered daily at 1 p.m. and feature highlights of the collection and special exhibitions. Public tours are free with museum admission. Museum admission: adults $10; seniors $9; students $8; children age 17 and under are always admitted free. More information: www.currier.org
The July 4th weekend is also a great time to go camping in New Hampshire. The state’s seven regions offer a wide variety of camping options, from tent and RV sites at smaller campgrounds, to cabin or teepee rentals at larger, resort-style facilities. Stay close to the lakes, mountain or even the ocean on the seacoast. Many locations are within driving distance to some of the state’s best attractions, restaurants and shopping. For more information, visit the New Hampshire Campground Owners’ Association website at www.nhlovescampers.com or pick up a free New Hampshire Camping Guide at locations throughout the state.