CONCORD, NH – If you are sticking around for the July 4th holiday, you will have plenty of company here in New Hampshire.
According to the state visitors bureau, approximately 950,000 visitors are expected to cross the border during the holiday weekend, an increase of almost 6 percent from 2015. Spending by these visitors is estimated to reach in excess of $145 million, an increase of more than 3 percent over last July 4th Holiday.
This summer holiday is the busiest travel period in New Hampshire, and officially kicks off the summer season. Visitors to the state during the extended eight-day holiday week will travel from New England and the Mid-Atlantic States. Resorts, hotels, motels, B&B’s and campgrounds will likely see a sizable increase in occupancy rates compared with last year.
Outdoor recreation, visiting attractions, patriotic events and visiting friends and relatives are popular activities during the Fourth of July Holiday period.
Below is just a sampling of some great family events during the Fourth of July Holiday in New Hampshire:
- An American Celebration at Strawbery Banke, Portsmouth (July 1 – 4)
- 4th of July Weekend Craft Fair, Gilford (July 2 & 3)
- Bear Brook State Park – Discover the Power of Parks Program (July 2 & 3)
- Hobo Railroad’s Nature by Rail, Lincoln (July 2)
- Lost River Gorge Evening Lantern Tours (July 2)
- Independence Day Celebration with Fireworks, Jackson (July 2)
- Manchester Independence Day Fireworks (July 3)
Visitors can find their next adventure this summer in New Hampshire with help from VisitNH.gov. The vacation inspiration website encourages visitors to “Live Free” while seeking new adventures such as ATVing, kayaking, mountain biking, surfing and whitewater rafting. Stay connected with New Hampshire tourism on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and YouTube and follow the #livefreenh to see what others are doing this summer in New Hampshire.
ABOUT THE DIVISION OF TRAVEL AND TOURISM DEVELOPMENT
The Division of Travel and Tourism Development, as part of the New Hampshire Department of Resources and Economic Development, works with the state’s seven travel regions to increase visitation, travel and visitor expenditures in order to expand business activity and employment throughout the state. The division is responsible for domestic and international advertising and public relations, literature publication and distribution, www.visitnh.gov administration, grant administration and research to monitor and measure the impact of travel and tourism to the state. For more information about New Hampshire tourism, call 603-271-2665 or visit www.visitnh.gov.