Planning underway for Merrimack 4th of July Parade

MERRIMACK – The town of Merrimack’s annual 4th of July Parade is organized by the Parks and Recreation Department and is one of the largest Independence Day parades in New Hampshire.

The parade will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 4, beginning at The Commons Shopping Plaza (Tractor Supply).

The parade will feature a wide variety of bands, militia units, clowns, local businesses and more.

Children of all ages are invited to participate in the parade by decorating their bicycle, wagon or stroller. Businesses, community organizations and residents are sought to enter a float.

Volunteers also are sought to help organize parade participants and give support along the parade route. High school students and adults are sought as volunteers from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. for some fun and fast-paced action.

For more information, to register for the parade or to volunteer, visit merrimack, email or call 882-1046.