The Weirs Beach Fireworks as seen from out on the Lake.
|Please call the Lakes Region Chamber at 603-524-5531 for any questions regarding the fireworks schedule information seen below. You can also check the Weirs Action Committee’s Facebook page for late breaking information.|
Independence Day Show
Regular Summer Season Shows
Saturday, July 23 at 9:30pm
Saturday, July 30 at 9:30pm
Saturday, August 6 at 9:30pm
Saturday, August 13 at 9:30pm
All shows are 14-15 minute displays, shot from a barge
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*Rain date announcements will be posted on the Weirs Action Committee Facebook page.
Wednesday, June 15 at 10pm
(sponsored by Progressive Motorcycle Insurance)
A crowd gathered on the boardwalk watches as one of the larger shells explodes in a burst of color
All shows will be shot from a barge. You can watch the show from anywhere on the beach! Bring your lawn chair and get comfortable for a fantastic show! Excellent views of the fireworks are also available from the boardwalk and public docks.
There are also available, on occasion, special fireworks cruises and fireworks trains from which to observe the fireworks. The view from a cruise boat or private boat in Weirs Bay is especially lovely, with the fireworks exploding nearly directly overhead.
The Mount is docked at its berth in Weirs Beach, while in the background can be seen the colorful lights of a fleet of boats out on the Lake, in anticipation of the July 4th, 2012 fireworks.
HISTORY OF THE WEIRS BEACH FIREWORKS
Getting the fireworks barge ready for the evening show.
A crowd gathered on the beach watches the fireworks from a safe distance, while the brilliant light of the grand finale lights up the scene. The fireworks are no longer shot from the beach.
The Weirs Beach fireworks became a regularly scheduled event in the 1950’s. Until 2011, large fireworks shells were regularly fired from the beach. The largest shells ranged up to 8″ in size and could reach as high as 580′. In 2011, new NH regulations (Chapter Saf-C 5017.02 Distance from Audience) came into effect limiting shells shot from the beach to a 3″ maximum in size and maximum height of 210′. From 2011-2018, these smaller shells were the largest that could be used by the Weirs Beach fireworks. Since 2019, the Weirs Beach fireworks have been shot from a barge, allowing shells of up to 4″ in diameterand reaching 280′ maximum height.
Consumer Fireworks were previously known as Class C, and Display Fireworks were known as Class B. The maximum size of Consumer Fireworks is regulated by the US Consumer Product Safety Commission. The largest consumer shell is 2.25″ in diameter. Shells larger than 2.25″ can only be shot by licensed pyrotechnic display professionals.
Laconia Daily Sun article regarding the 2011 fireworks regulations
A crowd watches from the boardwalk.
Click here to enlarge this 1950’s postcard of the fireworks