Come join Convention of States NH with your family at the Lilac Family Fun Festival and Fireworks on July 9, 2022 starting at 4 pm. The combination event will take place at Spaulding High School and the James W. Foley Memorial Community Center on Saturday, July 9 from 4-9 pm. (Rain date Sunday, July 10 from 4-9pm)
To celebrate the 300th anniversary of the Town Charter, Mayor Paul Callaghan is pleased to announce the return of the Lilac Family Fun Festival and Fireworks. There will be free kiddie carnival rides, games, food trucks, vendors from all over the region, family-friendly activities, live entertainment, and much more. Best of all, the night concludes with what Callaghan describes as “the best fireworks show in New Hampshire.”
“After two years of Covid, we need a reason to get together, have fun with our families, and celebrate our history,” said Callaghan. “2022 marks the 300th Anniversary of Rochester’s Town Charter and our way of honoring that occasion is to revive the Lilac Family Fun Festival.”
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Since parking is limited, COAST will be offering a free shuttle service for several downtown spots, including City Hall, Bank of America, and a temporary stop on Columbus Ave. near the Opera House/Police Department. Organizers encourage attendees to find parking downtown and take advantage of the pick-up and drop-off locations.
Schedule of Events
4:00-9:00 pm: Free Carnival Rides for Kids
4:00-6:30 pm: Live Music by Strafford Wind Symphony on the Football Field.
5:00 pm: History Walk & Talk — Led by Historian Bob Griffin. More info TBA
6:30-9:00 pm: Live Music by Cameron Drive Project on the Football Field.
9:00 pm: Fireworks
Strafford Wind Symphony
The Strafford Wind Symphony supports the history and heritage of the American Community Band.
Cameron Drive Project
A classic rock & roll, local cover band with a twist. Playing your favorites from the 70s and 80s, people of all ages enjoy the Cameron Drive Project.
This is a great opportunity to come to our booth and learn more about Convention of States.
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