Games, music, art, food, fireworks, friends, family, fun, a 5K and more!
Come to Tamworth Village on Thursday, July 4, starting at 8:30AM for a day of celebration and activities for people of all ages organized by the Tamworth Recreation Department, the Family Day committee, and the Cook Library.
First up is the Cook Library’s Ordination Rock 5K race. You can register at the library, or from 7:00-8:00AM on the day of the race at the Brett School. The race begins at 8:30AM at Ordination Rock and goes through the village.
The Annual Tamworth 4th of July Parade starts at 11AM at Depot Road, and will come from there into and through Tamworth Village. Sign up at 10:30 at the Town Office if you’d like to be in the parade.
Following the parade, the village will be full of fun things to do. Even Better Medicine will play music behind the Tamworth Distillery beginning at 11:45. Games and activities for kids will run from 11:45 to 2PM in Remick Park, to the right of the Congregational Church, to include an obstacle course organized by the Boy Scouts, games organized by the Brett 8th graders, Chocorua Lake Conservancy nature games and face painting, art projects, bubbles, and water play.
Games for all ages on the History Center lawn will include ping pong, badminton, corn hole, and an art opportunity! Group games will happen on the long lawn behind the Distillery, including the famous egg toss, silly races, Ultimate Frisbee and more. In front of The Barnstormers Theatre, you can have your fortune told or not told by Marion & Miranda Posner and find White Gates Pizza. Other food vendors will offer burgers and hot dogs, grilled cheese sandwiches, lemonade, sodas and more in front of Remick Park. Activity schedules will be available during and after the parade.
Main Street between Great Hill Road and the Tamworth Town House will be closed between 11:15AM and 2PM. Depot Road to the village will be closed for the duration of the parade. Parking will be available in all the usual locations on either side, but you will have to drive around via Hollow Hill Road to get to the Remick Museum side of town. Signs will direct you to parking, and no parking will be allowed on Main Street anywhere in the village.
Come back in the evening to the Brett School for a concert by the Jonathan Sarty Band at 7PM, and fireworks at 9:30.
For more information, to become a food vendor or if you’d like to help out on the 4th, email Tamworth Recreation Department Director Parker Roberts at firstname.lastname@example.org or call him at 556-3199. You can also contact Amy Carter at email@example.com or phone 323-2392.