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Merrimack Valley

June 30, 2014

Independence Day celebrations

Here is a listing of Independence Day related events in the Merrimack Valley and Southern New Hampshire

ANDOVER

Fireworks at dusk Thursday July 3 over Andover High School on Shawsheen Road./

On Friday July 4th there will be a Family Fun in The Park at Bartlet and Chestnut streets: Pancake Breakfast, 8-11 a.m.; Jazz Band, 8-10 a.m.;

Horribles Parade, 9:30 a.m. (line-up begins at 9 a.m. in front of Doherty Middle School, Bartlet Street); Games in The Park, 10-11:30 a.m. and

Middlesex Concert Band, 10:30 a.m. to noon.

For questions, call the Fire Department at 978-475-1281.

ATKINSON

Pentucket Baptist Church, 8 East Road, Patriotic Sing on Friday at 7 p.m. on the church front lawn. Singing, ice cream and fireworks.

CANOBE LAKE PARK

Fireworks, July 3-5, 9:30 p.m., 85 N. Policy St.

DERRY

Fireworks at dusk Friday (approximately 9 p.m.); rain date Saturday; best viewing areas are along Tsienneto Road, Hood Commons, Folsom Road and Crystal Avenue.

HAVERHILL

Celebration begins at 6 p.m. Thursday July 3 at Riverside Park behind Trinity Stadium with live music, dancing, food and fireworks at 9:15 p.m.

Rain date is July 5 at the same time.

Entertainment is by a Good Times DJ, EJ Ouellette and Crazy Maggie and the Johnny Cash tribute band, A Boy Named Sue.

Food vendors will be selling french fries, sausage sandwiches, fried dough, ice cream, fresh-squeezed lemonade, slush and hot dogs.

The fireworks will last 21 to 22 minutes, a few minutes shorter than last year to allow for a bigger grand finale, festival organizers said.

Winnekenni Castle will hold its annual Independence Day pancake breakfast on July 4 from 8 to 11 a.m. The cost is $3 per child or $6 per adult. There will also be a children’s coloring contest and decorated “anything-on-wheels” parade.

Contest and parade participants should be complete and fully entered by 10:15 a.m. Line up for the parade is at 10:30 a.m.

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