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American Independence Festival

American Independence Festival

American Independence Museum
1 Governor's Lane
Exeter, NH 03833
United States(603) 772-2622

More than 4,000 people are expected to visit Exeter to take in the sights and sounds of the 28th American Independence Festival. Featuring historic battle re-enactments, colonial artisan demonstrations provided through a generous grant from New Hampshire State Council on the Arts, children’s activities, cannon firings, crafts, music, food and more, the Festival is one of the largest family-friendly events in New Hampshire.

In addition to the Festival, downtown shops and restaurants will be open to provide visitors with a dynamic experience of a town whose history rivals that of any other in New England. New Hampshire’s Revolutionary War Capital, Exeter played a major role in helping found our nation. The American Independence Museum is a National Landmark Property and one of New Hampshire’s crown historical jewels.

Member enjoy the Festival for free: https://www.independencemuseum.org/become-a-member/
General Admission Tickets will go on sale in the coming months.

The Exeter Parks and Recreation Department sponsors the fireworks and band concert following the American Independence Festival. The festival is an all day event, including food, shopping, Revolutionary War reenactments, and more. This wonderful festival finishes up with live music by Baha Brothers at 6:45pm followed by fireworks at 8:45pm at Swasey Parkway.