Since we're busy road-tripping to Maine, and I won't be doing any blogging while we're there, here's one I was planning to save for later...
Gorham, NH does their 4th of July celebration right! They put on a fun parade with lots of old timey fire trucks and such, plus candy for the kids. There's a carnival on the town common with rides, games, and all that. The town is usually pretty sleepy, but it's completely hopping when this is going on.
At night they put on the best fireworks show I've ever seen. The coolest part about it is that Gorham is surrounded completely by mountains, so a few seconds after the fireworks go off you get an echo of the boom. It rumbles for what feels like forever.
By the way, these pictures are from our 2016 visit.