While Dover struggles with where to launch them and Rochester struggles with launching them at all, two towns vie for bragging rights as providing the best show in the seacoast.

Portsmouth and Hampton each provide fantastic displays on a year to year basis. In my experience Portsmouth provides a better finale while Hampton offers a better paced display.

The best part though? You don't have to choose! Portsmouth's display is July 3rd whereas Hampton fires theirs on the 4th itself. Check out both report back to us about which came out on top!

PORTSMOUTH, Sunday July 3rd, 9:15pm, South Mill Pond


HAMPTON BEACH, Monday July 4th, 9:30pm, on the beach


Additional displays can be found here.