Grand Events in July 2013
GORHAM — Join the AMC to celebrate 125 years of the AMC’s Hut System with a Guided Lodge-to-Hut: 125th Anniversary Hike to Carter Notch Hut, the oldest hut still in use today. AMC at Pinkham Notch, Route 16, Gorham.
Information and reservations:
(603) 466-2727 x361
July 3 – 7
GORHAM — Gorham’s 4th of July festivities are billed as the largest in New Hampshire! The 5-day celebration (Wednesday, July 3 – Sunday, July 7) includes everything from a tennis tournament, horse drawn wagon rides and a Carnival Midway to a Classic Car Show with music from the ‘50s and ‘60s, a parade, and concerts each evening. Don’t miss the spectacular fireworks display at 10 p.m. on July 4.
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BRETTON WOODS — Head to Bretton Woods for five days of Independence Day fun. The Omni Mount Washington Hotel will host its 5th annual Salute to Freedom Independence Day Celebration, with a water balloon challenge, the annual Firecracker 5k Run, and annual pie eating contest. Mark Shelton and the Starlight Angels will play on July 4 at 7, preceding the fireworks at about 9:45. On Saturday evening, another fireworks display will be set off at the Bretton Woods Base Lodge (open to the public with a fee for parking to benefit a local group). The evening includes games, a band and a barbecue.
COLEBROOK — Celebrate Independence Day in Colebrook beginning with a hearty pancake breakfast from 7-10 a.m. The day’s activities include a Kids’ Fishing Derby at DeBlois Pond in Columbia at 8 a.m., a parade at 11 a.m., the Kiwanis Chicken BBQ at noon on the Colebrook Academy lawn, and concludes with fireworks at dusk. Rain date is July 5.
PITTSBURG — Come to Murphy’s Dam to enjoy 4th of July fun for the whole family. At the Lower Village Pond, kids (12 and under) can enter the kids' fishing derby. The day includes a Flea Market, pony rides for the kids, ball games for all ages, food and vendors. CRAG artwork exhibition starts at 10 a.m. At 6 p.m. settle down for a chicken barbeque and listen to music until the fireworks begin at dusk. 1st Connecticut Lake, Pittsburg.
STEWARTSTOWN — The Poore Farm Open Barn Celebration includes free birthday cake and lemonade to mark the founder’s 127th birthday. The Poore Farm Museum is a historic homestead/settlement documenting one family's life from the 1830s to the 1980s. The house, barns and outbuildings are all in original condition and reflect their use and era. Begins at 11 a.m. Route 145, Stewartstown.
GORHAM — Gorham will celebrate its first ArtWalk from 5-8 p.m., rain or shine, on Exchange Street. Watch demonstrations and purchase works of art and fine craft directly from local artists, including painters, jewelers, ceramicists/potters, photographers, sculptors, and textile artists. Local merchants will stay open until 8 p.m. Fresh local produce, breads, jams, kettle corn, flowers/plants and baked goods will be available at the Farmers Market. Restaurants will provide samples from their menus at $1-$3 each, for a great opportunity to taste a variety of treats from local eateries, from café to gourmet. Sponsored by the Androscoggin Valley Chamber of Commerce.
BERLIN — Berlin is staging a huge Main Street Block Party to help celebrate the Jericho ATV Festival. The Mud~Music~Main Street event gets underway once Friday’s races and activities conclude at 4 p.m. at Jericho Mountain State Park. Hop on your machine and ride to downtown Berlin, where the city’s streets are open to ATVs for the two days of the festival. Enjoy shopping, dining, a beer garden, live music with Straightaway, drawings, giveaways and more.
August 2, 3, & 4
STEWARTSTOWN — Lunch on sweet, succulent 'maple syrup on snow’ during this three-day Stewartstown Day celebration. Friday night starts with the Crowning of the Queen at 7 p.m., followed by music and vendors. Then watch the sky light up with colorful fireworks at 9 p.m. A fun-filled day on Saturday begins with a parade at 10 a.m., and the Stewartstown National Speedway Soap Box Race. Following the race, get set for an auction by Jesse Carney, a Bounce House for the kids, and games & vendors in the park all day. The international ballgames will take place on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.