New Hampshire – Celebrate this 4th of July at one of New Hampshire’s many attractions including Waterville Valley Resort, the M/S Mount Washington and more.
The festivities begin on Saturday, July 2 in Waterville Valley. A Family Carnival is on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. with games, T-Shirt tie-dying, an obstacle course, bounce house and live music for the whole family. On Sunday at 11 a.m., everyone will gather together for the traditional 4th of July Parade. All are welcome to participate, whether it is walking in the parade, helping with a float, entering a float in the parade or simply enjoying the parade as it marches by. Also on Sunday, the Rey Center will host their first annual Rock-Shipping Contest on Corcoran’s Pond and on Monday the 4th, Waterville will host their own fireworks show at 9:30 p.m. Additional family activities and concerts will be happening throughout the weekend. Contact the Waterville Valley Recreation Department at (603) 236-4695 for more details.
Climb aboard the M/S Mount Washington this 4th of July for an evening of food, fun and fireworks. Every Independence Day the M/S Mount Washington captures the fireworks display over Lake Winnipesaukee created by the lake’s community members. Enjoy an entrée buffet dinner for two featuring live music and dance. Tickets for the three-hour cruise are $49 and include dinner. The ship departs Weirs Beach at 7 p.m., with boarding time at 6:15 p.m. For more information visit www.cruisenh.com or call (603) 366-5531.
Take a ride to the top of the highest peak in the Northeast on the Mount Washington Cog Railway, one of the world’s great railway adventures. The track runs up a three mile-long trestle, it is the second steepest mountain climbing train in the world and the only one entirely built on a trestle. Take a round-trip ride on the Cog and visit New Hampshire’s unique mile-high state park and the Mount Washington Observatory Center and Museum on the summit. For more information visit www.thecog.com or call (603) 278-5404.
Visit the Currier Museum of Art on Saturday, July 2 for the opening of their new exhibition titled Shifting Terrain: Landscape Video. The Currier will present its first exhibition to exclusively feature moving image artworks. Digital projections and video-based sculptures and installations engage time, space and sound to explore contemporary perspectives on landscape subjects. The Currier will be closed on Monday, July 4th. For more information visit www.currier.org or call (603) 669-6144 x108.
For more information on what’s happening in New Hampshire throughout the summer call Louis Karno & Company at (603) 224-5566.