Celebrating the Fourth of July in the White Mountains is always a great time! Settlers Green is open daily at 10 a.m. over July 4 weekend and stores close at 6 p.m. on July 4. Several stores will be having sidewalk sale events and clearance deals. Pick up a free July 4 Kids Kits at Customer Service now through Saturday, July 3, while supplies last. The kits include a USA-themed glider, glowstick and mini American flag.
Many of the surrounding towns host fireworks, parades and activities throughout the weekend. It's always a good idea to make a plan and carpool to the many villages in the area celebrating the Fourth, as parking can be limited.
Picturesque Jackson Village, located about 25 minutes north of Settlers Green on Route 16, has an array of activities throughout the day on Friday, July 2. The evening is capped off with a professional fireworks display at 9 p.m. This celebration is organized by the Jackson Area Chamber of Commerce.
North Conway July 4 Celebrations
Sunday, July 4
July 4th traditions continue in North Conway with an afternoon parade that runs through Conway Village area starting at 1:30 p.m. Due to construction, this year's route will begin at Hillside Ave. and end at Conway Marketplace. Parade participants are welcome including floats, bicyclists and walkers; Sign up through the Conway Rec Department here. Later in the evening, head to North Conway Village for fireworks in Schouler Park at 9:30 p.m. There will be no pre-fireworks entertainment in the park this year, but it will returned in 2022.
Bartlett July 4 Celebrations
Sunday, July 4
The Hellen Hayes Memorial Parade in Bartlett is a grand tradition. The route runs through Bartlett Village. Parade participants are welcome to join, register here with the Bartlett Rec Department. The parade begins at 11 a.m. Bartlett is 25 minutes west of Settlers Green our Route 302.
Gorham is known for the state's oldest and longest Independence Day celebration! This three-day extravaganza includes live music, carnival rides, a patriotic-themed ATV scavenger hunt, a farmer’s market, old car show and more. Fireworks are scheduled for Saturday, July 3 at 10 p.m. Gorham is located 55 minutes north of Settlers Green on Route 16.
Ossipee, located 40 minutes south of Settlers Green, is celebrating Old Home Week leading into the Fourth of July with daily activities. The week finishes with a fireworks display at Constitution Park on Sunday, July 4 at 9 p.m.