NORTH MANCHESTER – Manchester University is collaborating with Manchester Community Schools and the town of North Manchester to present the 2020 Independence Day Celebration and Fireworks Display on Saturday, July 4.
The North Manchester Fire Department will light up the sky over the high school baseball field at 10 p.m.
“We had to move the fireworks from Manchester University this year, in large part because the new stadium area is still a construction zone,” said Alexis Young, who coordinates the event for the university. “We are happy to work with Jeremy Markham at Manchester Community Schools and Adam Penrod with the town to make this patriotic event happen for our community.”
The free celebration kicks off at 9 p.m. with the Manchester Civic Band. Families and individuals are encouraged to come early to find a spot, maintaining social distancing with those not in their own households, and have a great time. Lawn chairs or blankets will make viewing more comfortable.
Parking is available at Manchester High School, Manchester Administrative Building, and Manchester Recreation Association.
The Rotary Club of North Manchester will sell food, water, and soft drinks. For the safety of guests, no alcohol, sparklers, or personal fireworks are permitted. Those taking pictures or posting to social media can use #MUJuly4 to share their pictures.
There will be no speakers or children’s activities this year.