Events, features and things to do for families in New Hampshire
The 24th season of the Cochecho Arts Festival opens today with a celebration of the Fourth of July. This year, the Greater Dover Chamber of Commerce has teamed up with the Dover Recreation Department to present a full day of family entertainment, including the City’s annual fireworks display. The day will begin with an authentic-costumed historic re-enactment of the Declaration of Independence on the steps of City Hall, followed by a Patriotic-themed Children’s performance by local storyteller, puppeteer and musician Marcus Gale at the Rotary Arts Pavilion beginning at 1 p.m., Gundalow Race on the river, afternoon musical performances, including Livingston Taylor at 7 p.m., and fireworks at 9:15. Throughout the day, there will also be a variety of additional events, displays, vendors and demonstrations in Henry Law Park, including a kayaking exhibition, a firefighter’s touch-a-truck exhibit, food and refreshments. The Cochecho Arts Festival is a summer-long series of music and entertainment that is free for the entire community, and operated using sponsorship funds from local businesses.