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THE BIG BANG – Haverhill Lights Up the Sky July 3rd

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For many people, it isn’t the 4th of July until fireworks light up the sky. Haverhill is among a growing number of towns that celebrate the Spirit of 1776  a day early. July 3rd fireworks allow viewers the opportunity to stay up late and have the next day off. Prior to the 9:00-ish commencement of the fireworks there is a festival in Riverside Park (near Building 19) from 6pm-9pm. Parking may be tough so arrive early so you are not disappointed with your view.

Bring blankets, folding chairs and picnic meals, but no alcohol. Sing and dance with an on-site DJ and fill up on traditional vendor-at-a-fair type food.

According to the Eagle Tribune  area fireworks displays  focus on the earlier date.


Photo by Jonathan Campbell

Photo by Jonathan Campbell


Andover (Andover High School)

Haverhill (Riverside Park)

Methuen (Nicholson Stadium)

North Andover (North Andover Middle School)

Pelham NH (Pelham Elementary School)

Canobie Lake Park (Salem NH 4 nights of fireworks July 3-6)






Photo by Jonathan Campbell

Photo by Jonathan Campbell


Lawrence (Lawrence Veterans Memorial Stadium)

Derry NH (Hood Common, behind Salem High School)

Canobie Lake Park (Salem NH 4 nights of fireworks July 3-6)




The Heartbeat of Haverhill thinks the holiday is celebrated best with a rousing and spontaneous chorus of your favorite patriotic songs.So I hope to hear singing from every corner of the city with praise for America and the very, very brave individuals who put their name and life on the line to sign the Declaration of Independence, as well as for those brave individuals who continue to keep America free by serving our country.

“America is a tune.  It must be sung together.”  ~Gerald Stanley Lee, Crowds

“My country,’ tis of thee,
sweet land of liberty, of thee I sing;
land where my fathers died,
land of the pilgrims’ pride,
from every mountainside let freedom ring!”

Samuel F. Smith, 1808-1895

As a tribute to our great country, here is a YouTube video of a moving rendition of our National Anthem by the Academy Choirs. Happy Independence Day. 

(c)2013 by Alison Colby-Campbell (photos by Jonathan Campbell)

2 comments on “THE BIG BANG – Haverhill Lights Up the Sky July 3rd

  1. justanyjon
    July 3, 2013

    I’m also flying right slot in the F-16 flyover.

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Alison Colby-Campbell



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