CONCORD, NH (AP) – New Hampshire parishes are making a return to Independence Day fireworks celebrations, but with a few changes.
In Portsmouth City Council voted to hold the celebration on July 3rd with a rainy date on July 5th. Last year’s event was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Seacoastonline.com reports that city manager Karen Conard said earlier this year there will be no entertainment, food and vendors “to discourage collecting.”
The July 4th fireworks display in Dover has been relocated to an area that gives spectators a 360-degree view, organizers said.
“We typically see between 8,000 and 10,000 people in downtown Dover on a typical July 4th,” said Gary Bannon, the city’s director of recreation. “We needed a place where people could spread out. This place allows many people to see it from their neighborhood as well, so they can hang out with their neighbors and safely have more smaller group settings outdoors. “
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