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Not Enough Fireworks? Gilmanton’s July 6th Show

By on July 5, 2013

Although Gilmanton is a very small New Hampshire community it doesn’t lack in 4th of July tradition. Dating back to the days of horse drawn carriages, the people of Gilmanton have gathered on High Street to send off local participants in its annual 4th of July parade. This year’s parade will begin at 10:00 a.m. on High street and will make its way down to its ending point on Meadow Pond Road. People participating in the parade are asked to report to the starting point for a 9:30 a.m. line up. This year’s parade awards will include funniest, most original, most beautiful, best antique car, and judge’s choice. This is a fun way to motivate participants to be creative and have fun with the parade.

Following the parade, everyone is encouraged to continue the celebration at the Academy Grounds in Gilmanton Corners. At this point in the day there will be plenty of socializing, demonstrations, and food. There will be an ample amount of space for local vendors to set up and sell their specialty goods. There will also be a food tent set up by the Gilmanton Youth Organization at Academy Grounds; this is a biggest fundraising opportunity for the organization. It is important to come out, show your support, and most importantly stay hungry.

On Saturday July 6th, Gilmanton’s annual firework display will take place at Crystal Lake Park. The gates and pavilion will open at 6:30 p.m. and the show is expected to begin at dusk. Prior to the firework display there will be a live performance by Bob and the Hay Balers and some other area bands. Again the Gilmanton Youth Organization will be set up and selling hamburgers, hot dogs and fried dough. Please enjoy this special time of the year with your family and help keep Gilmanton’s 4th of July traditions alive. Hope to see everyone for this year’s two day celebration!

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