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Independence Day is a blast in Waterville Valley


Celebrate the 4th of July in Waterville Valley with activities for the whole family, including beach movie night, a parade and the famous fireworks show.

The festivities begin on Sunday, July 2, in the morning (from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.) head to Town Square and join the Squam Lakes Natural Science Center for live animal presentations led by expert naturalists. This week’s program is New Hampshire Wildlife.

From 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. it’s time for the annual Summer Family Carnival with games, 100’ obstacle course, face painting, t-shirt tie-dying, boat rentals, BBQ and live music. And from 8:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. watch a movie on Corcoran Pond Beach.

On Tuesday the 4th, at 11 a.m. the independence Parade begins where everyone is welcome to walk, stand along the streets, help with a float, or enter a float.  After the parade grab dinner in town, listen to live music and witness Waterville Valley’s famous Fireworks show over Corcoran Pond.

Additional family activities and concerts will be happening throughout the weekend. Contact the Waterville Valley Recreation Department at (603) 236-4695 for more details.


Waterville Valley, New Hampshire, is a four-season resort set in the White Mountain National Forest, just 2 hours north of Boston.  In addition to winter snowsports like skiing and snowboarding, Waterville Valley offers award-winning tennis courts, golf, biking, cultural activities and summer theater, an indoor ice rink, boating, and a skate and bike park. Lodging choices include traditional inns and all-suite hotels, and dining options range from traditional favorites to elegant eateries. There are miles of hiking and mountain bike trails, a pond for swimming, and activities and programs for children and the whole family at the Curious George Cottage and the Recreation Center. For more information, call 1-888-462-9887 or visit


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