The Lakes Region is a wonderful place to celebrate the 4th of July surrounded by good ol’ family fun during this long weekend. From fireworks to parades to celebrating our nation’s history, the Lakes Region has something for all ages. 

Celebrate all weekend with The NASWA Resort at their Freedom Celebration with Sam Adams. What better way to celebrate our nation’s history than catching some rays on the sandy beach at their annual event sponsored by Sam Adams Brewery. The event starts July 1st and continues all weekend through Sunday July 3rd. For more information visit www.NASWA.com

Looking for a quiet way to enjoy this holiday weekend? Visit the Tarbin Gardens for their Flowers with Fragrance self-guided tour featuring plants with remarkable fragrance. Tarbin Gardens will provide a map and there will be flagged areas throughout their beautiful gardens. For more information, visit www.tarbingardens.com.

Enjoy fireworks from the deck of the M/S Mount Washington on the 4th of July. It is a beautiful sight-seeing, the bursts of color in the sky and reflecting off the water. You can relax and enjoy a cruise with dinner, dancing and much more. The July 4th firework party cruise leaves Weirs Beach at 7pm and will return around 10pm. For your tickets, visit www.cruisenh.com.

Waterville Valley’s annual 4th of July Parade will start at 10am on Tuesday July 4th. All are welcome to participate by joining spectators, walking in the parade or helping with a float. Waterville Valley will also have live entertainment on the gazebo stage in town square and fireworks over Corcoran Pond. For more information visit www.watervilley.org/recreation.html

Celebrate your weekend and the birth of America with American made arts and crafts at the 4th of July Craft Fair at the Gunstock Mountain Resort. Check out a fabulous array of homemade fudge, art, handcrafted teddy bears, stained glass and more all while listening to live music. The Fair runs from 10am to 4pm on both Saturday, July 1st and Sunday, July 2nd. The Gunstock Craft Fair is free to the public and offers free parking. For more information, visit www.joycescraftshows.com.

Spend 4th of July weekend at Bretton Woods and Omni Mount Washington Resort’s popular annual celebration. This celebration is a family fun event that will showcase fireworks, musical performances, barbeques, and classic family activities. Make a reservation for this weekend in advance as it tends to be a popular weekend to visit the area. For a list of their events, visit www.brettonwoods.com/freedom.

Looking for some new fashionable summer clothes for your Lakes Region vacation? Find your favorite name brands by shopping at Tanger Outlets during the BIG 4th of July sale. Tanger Outlets is offering extra savings to anyone who shops during this 4-day sale that starts July 1st and runs through the 4th of July.  http://tangeroutlets.com/tilton.

Celebrate Independence Day at Steele Hill Resorts on June 3rd. Their BBQ will begin at 3pm and fireworks will start at 9:15 – 9:30 pm. www.steelehillresorts.com

Decorate your home or business for the 4th of July! Call Lights Up Seasonal Lighting this year and truly enjoy the holiday with their professional light installation. For more information, call 603-860-8750.

The Lakes Region has plenty of events for the whole family on July 4th weekend, from horseback riding to shopping to celebrating our nations birthday. So, bring your family and have a Lakes Region of NH Vacation on this holiday weekend.