22nd Annual Jaffrey Fireworks Festival
Everyone loves fireworks, and it’s usually one of the highlights of July 4th celebrations. But if July 4th’s display left you wanting for more – don’t despair – one of the country’s largest fireworks displays is coming up soon!
On Saturday August 20th the 22nd Annual Jaffrey Festival of Fireworks will be held at the Jaffrey Airport. New Hampshire is lucky to be the home of Atlas Fireworks, one of the country’s leading designers of fireworks displays. They are well-known for their colorful pyrotechnic productions in cities throughout the U.S., including Boston, Washington, DC – and even Shanghai!
Every year in Jaffrey, Atlas produces a 30-minute themed fireworks display choreographed with music. Upwards of 30,000 people come annually. If you’re an aficionado of pyrotechnics, plan to come early – doors open at 4 – and the best viewing spots get taken quickly. To while away the time until the main show, there are typical fair amusements and food stands, and even a sky-diving show. Many attendees bring a picnic and camp out on the tarmac.
This year’s show will be a tribute to 9/11/01, and will no doubt be a very memorable program. Tickets are on sale now. Several categories of tickets are available for all sizes of vehicles and walk-ins. For details on the festival, see the Jaffrey Chamber of Commerce site.