2020 Fourth of July Celebration

Preparations  are now underway for the Town of Merrimack's Annual 4th of July  Celebration. 

Merrimack's 4th of July Festivities are a public/private collaboration between the Town of Merrimack; the Rotary Club of Merrimack, the Merrimack Road Runners Boosters Club. These groups are assisted by a number of  other community businesses and organizations. In 2019, the Annual 4th of July Parade featured more than 1100 participants in the Parade; making it the 2nd largest 4th of July Parade in the State of New Hampshire. 

The Parks & Recreation Department coordinates the July 3rd Holiday Concert at Abbie Griffin Park along with the 4th of July Parade and the Annual Fireworks Display. For questions regarding these activities contact the Parks & Recreation Department at 882-1046 or by Emailing Us

The Rotary Club of Merrimack coordinates the Annual Pancake Breakfast and the Annual Family Fun Day. For questions regarding these events, please contact the Rotary Club by visiting their website. 

The Sparkler 5K Road Race is coordinated by the Merrimack Road Runners Booster Club. For questions pertaining to the race, please visit their website.


2020 Schedule of Events

Patriotic Concert In the Park

July 3rd Concert Information

Held annually on July 3rd; Kick off the Independence Day Festivities with an evening of patriotic tunes, marches, and other popular selections performed by the Merrimack Concert Association. The event will be held from 6:30 - 8:00 pm at Abbie Griffin Park which is located behind Merrimack Town Hall, 6 Baboosic Lake Road.

The Merrimack Concert Association will be selling root beer floats during the event.

In the event of rain, the concert will move to the Cafetorium at Merrimack High School. Weather decisions will be announced on the Town of Merrimack Website, the Parks & Recreation Department Website and the Parks & Recreation Department Facebook Page.

For questions please contact Matt Casparius, Director of Parks & Recreation at (603) 882-1046 or by email by clicking here. 


4th of July Parade Information


About the Parade

The Town of Merrimack's Annual 4th of July Parade is organized by the Merrimack Parks & Recreation Department and is one of the larger Independence Day Parades in the State of New Hampshire. In 2019; we held the second largest parade in the State of New Hampshire; with more than 70 floats and 1100 participants in the Parade.  The Parade features a wide range of bands, militia units, clowns, local businesses, community organizations and more.    


Parade Route

The Parade begins at the Commons Shopping Plaza (Tractor Supply) which is located at 515 Daniel Webster Highway.   The parade travels south down Daniel Webster Highway. It then takes a right onto Baboosic Lake Road and travels past Mastricola School and then takes a left onto O'Gara Drive. The parade concludes in front of Merrimack High School. The entire route is 1.5 miles long.  


Participate in the Parade!

We would like to invite you to join us in this year's parade on Saturday, July 4th. Participating can be as easy as putting a flag and a sign on your vehicle and just riding along or can be a highly decorated float. It is a great way to show your patriotism and get some free advertising for your business or organization at the same time! 

We want the parade to be a fun, family friendly event for all to enjoy and the more local groups that participate, the better!  There is no cost to participate but all floats are expected to be "family-friendly" and must register in advance.    



If you would prefer to register by mail, you can click on the appropriate link below to download the registration form. For questions, please contact the Parks & Recreation Department at 603-882-1046.

Download Registration Form

General Parade Application Form (pdf)


Political Group Parade Application Form (pdf)


Parade Route Map (pdf)


Parade Finish Line Parking Map (pdf)


Fireworks Display

Fireworks are shot off from behind Merrimack High School

Time: 9:00 pm

Details: Grab your blanket and find a good spot at Merrimack High School (43 McElwain Street) in time for the show which starts at 9:00pm. We are excited to announce that Atlas PyroVision Productions, Inc. has been contracted this year to put on our SPECTACULAR fireworks display. They are one of the leaders in the industry and put on hundreds of shows annually. It promises to be a first-class display!!

Rain Date Information:
In the event of inclement weather on the 4th, information will be posted on the Town of Merrimack website, the Parks & Recreation Department Website and the Police Department will send out a Nixle Alert. If we have to postpone, fireworks would be rescheduled to Sunday, July 5th.

For questions please contact Matt Casparius, Director of Parks & Recreation at (603) 882-1046 or by email by clicking here.