July 4th Celebrations

Join the Recreation, Arts, and Parks Department for the following Fourth of July events happening in Lebanon on Sunday, July 4, 2021.

Red, White & Blue 6.2 & Fun Run

Celebrate the 4th in your patriotic colors! Start your day with a 10k along the perfectly picturesque Rail Trail and Mill Road. Fun for all! The 10k starts at 8:30 am.
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A Community Reading of Frederick Douglass' Fourth of July Speech

Please join us a participatory reading of Frederick Douglass' emotionally important and heart-felt 1852 speech "What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?" at Colburn Park (the Green) in Lebanon on July 4 at 11 am. Community members from Lebanon and surrounding towns are invited to gather together in this public reading.

If you wish to participate by reading a paragraph, you can sign up at the event or in advance by contacting Carol Rougvie at cbrougvie@gmail.com or Doreen Schweizer at Doreen.schwiezer@icloud.com. You are also welcome to just come and listen to Douglass' moving commentary as read by members of our community.

Lebanon is one of nine cities and towns in New Hampshire hosting the reading of the speech this year. We are grateful to The Black Heritage Trail of New Hampshire for helping to organize and coordinate this yearly statewide reading of Douglass' speech in New Hampshire. A listing of the dates and times of all the participating towns and cities can be found on their website.

The Flames Concert

Enjoy a concert performance starting at 7:00 pm till 9:00 pm in Colburn Park. Get in the mood for fireworks by jamming out prior to the display.


Head on over to Storrs Hill Ski Lodge for some of the best seats to watch the fireworks display. Fireworks will begin as soon as it is dark enough but the estimated time is 9:20 pm from Storrs Hill Ski Area.