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

Monday, July 3, 2023, at 11:59pm

Regular Summer Season Shows

Saturday, July 15, 2023, at 9:30pm
Sponsored by ATLAS Fireworks

Saturday, July 29, 2023, at 9:30pm
Sponsored by ATLAS Fireworks

Saturday, August 12, 2023, at 9:30pm
Sponsored by Half Moon Enterprises, the Weirs Action Committee, and area merchants

All shows are 14-15 minute displays, shot from a barge


Saturday, July 22. 2023, at 9:30pm

Saturday, August 5, 2023, at 9:30pm

Sunday, September 3, 2023, at 9:30pm

*These dates are tentative, and will only occur if a previous show is cancelled.

Rain date announcements will be posted on the Weirs Action Committee Facebook page.


Motorcycle Week Shows

Saturday, June 10, 2023, at 10pm

Wednesday, June 14, 2023, at 10pm

Friday, June 16, 2023, at 10pm

Most of the fireworks shows are now shot from a barge. When shows are 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.

Photos of the crowd on the beach watching the July 3, 2023 fireworks show.

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.

A crowd watches from the boardwalk.
A crowd gathered on the boardwalk watches as one of the larger shells explodes in a burst of color.
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.


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 are usually shot from a barge, allowing shells of up to 4″ in diameter and reaching 280′ maximum height. Given that the fireworks do not go even half as high as they used to, the best viewing tip is to get as close as possible to the fireworks.

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
1950’s postcard of the fireworks