Celebrate the 4th of July in Waterville Valley, in New Hampshire's White Mountains

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Events for guests of all ages; escape the heat and have a cool July 4th in the Mountains.

It starts on Thursday, on July 4, with a red, white, and blue parade. Starting at 11 a.m., guests can join the community for a traditional parade along Rt. 49. Whether you want to walk in the parade, enter or help decorate a float

As the United States marks its 237th birthday on July 4th, 2013, Waterville Valley Resort will celebrate with a host of fun events planned and lots of fireworks and cool mountain air.

It starts on Thursday on July 4 with a red, white, and blue parade. Starting at 11 a.m., guests can join the community for a traditional parade along Rt. 49. They can opt to walk in the parade, enter or help decorate a float, or simply just be a spectator.

Guests may contact the Recreation Department at (603) 236-4695 to register a float. Those who wish to walk or bike should meet at Packard Field by 10:15 a.m. During the day, kids can check out the Recreational Department’s Day Camp and participate in fun family activities.

Later, there is a concert of classic rock and roll from the 60’s to the present at a free outdoor concert in Town Square featuring The 3 Pauls. The concert begins at 6:30 p.m., leading up to 4th of July Fireworks at 9:30 p.m. Glow sticks, food, and beverages will be available for purchase.

Saturday, July 6, there is an Independence Day Family Carnival, hosted by the Town Recreation Department in Town Square from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., with games, t-shirt tie-dying, a bounce house, 100 foot obstacle course, and lots of fun. Wristbands ($10/person) will be offered in the Town Square for the carnival inflatables and crafts.

The band Flashback Duo will play a concert in Town Square from 6-9 p.m. they will play classic rock from the 50s to the 80s.

On Friday and Saturday at 6 p.m. Theatre Under the Stars on the Gazebo Hill Stage will have a (family-friendly) performance.

On Friday from 7-9 p.m. there will be an Open Mic Night in Town Square.

Lastly, on Sunday at 10 a.m. the Squam Lakes Natural Science Center presents “Aquatic Critters,” a one-hour live animal program with a naturalist.

Waterville Valley was designed and planned specifically as a self-contained, four seasons resort. Today, in addition to its world-class ski area, Waterville Valley Resort has award-winning tennis courts, golf, hiking, biking, lodging, cultural activities and summer theater, an indoor ice rink, boating, a skate park, and a host of outdoor activities. Dining options include traditional favorites, as well as elegant dining. For more information, call 1-800-GO-VALLEY or visit http://www.visitwatervillevalley.com.

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