Celebrate Independence Day in the Mountains: North-East

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Killington, VT

(802) 773-4181

(802) 775-4181 (Chamber of Commerce)


Festivities begin on July 1 with the second annual Regatta and Hope it Floats Contest with a BBQ, music, kid's activities, kayaking, and fishing. All activities are at the Snowshed Base Area. The cost is $5 per person or $12 per family.

Traditional activities take place in town on July 4 with a parade, picnic, live music, silent auction, fireworks and more.

Sunday River, ME
(207) 824-2282 (Chamber of Commerce)

The 11th annual Bethel Art fair kicks off on July 1 featuring a youth art exhibit, children's activities, food, and entertainment.

On the Fourth of July the Moontide Water Festival takes place with games for adults and children, an antique car show, craft show, flea market, food vendors, and 'Salute to the Nation' with a flag from every State in the Union. That evening a fireworks display and live entertainment will take place in celebration of Rumford's bicentennial year.

Smugglers' Notch, VT and Stowe, VT
(800) 451-8752
(800) 247-8693 (Chamber of Commerce)

Celebrations start off on July 2 at Smugglers' Notch and Stowe Ski Areas in the meadow with the Boston Brass band at the Trapp Family Lodge Concert Meadow.

The Fourth of July brings more live music, a fair, games, BBQ, and fireworks.

Bretton Woods, NH
(603) 278-3320

The annual Independence Day Gala Celebration begins on July 2, with special activities and events for the whole family such as sack races and a pie-eating contest. Enjoy a delicious country barbecue followed by a patriotic performance from the New England Wind Symphony with a spectacular fireworks display.

A firecracker contest, live entertainment, and a water balloon contest take place on July 4.

Snowshoe, WV
(304) 572-1000

Snowshoe starts off the holiday weekend with a Bluegrass Festival. The festival includes eight different bands and takes place on the mountaintop 'base area' and costs $20 in advance or $25 on the day of the event.

July 2 will tempt your other senses with a BBQ and fireworks display over the lake. Be at the boathouse to enjoy these activities.

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