Londonderry has hosted more than 100 Old Home Day celebrations each August. The five day event runs from Wednesday night through Sunday and boasts a great hometown, family oriented atmosphere. Activities include band concerts, Kidz Night, fireworks, children’s games, a baby contest, a 5K road race, a parade and so much more. More than 15,000 people attend Londonderry’s Old Home Day each year.
The first celebration was held in 1899 by Governor Frank Rollins. The concept was easy, fix the decline of the small farming town by welcoming back former residents, families and friends to make new acquaintances and renew old ones. Londonderry is now one of less than a dozen communities that has faithfully celebrated Old Home Day on the third weekend of August since 1899.
Old Home Day is made possible through both year-round planning and a partnership of the Town of Londonderry and local businesses. The Old Home Day Committee meets from September through August on the third Thursday of every month. In the Sunnycrest Meeting Room of the Town Hall, the committee discusses the upcoming event, as well as raises over $10,000 annually for Old Home Day. This money comes mainly from local businesses who have committed themselves to the event through sponsorships.
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