Local Current Events
Around Lake Winnipesaukee

The NH lakes region of New Hampshire has some really fun local current events that let you enjoy the region all year round.  There are so many activities to keep you busy, you won't be able to keep up with them.

Halloween Events - You'll find many activities for young and old alike to enjoy the scary season.

Christmas Events - Many activities for everyone to enjoy this magical, holiday season.

I have included a list of events by the season.  The summer local current events will be posted in the spring and the winter local current events will be posted around the holidays.

Dec 1, 2014 - Mar 1, 2015 - Snowman Contest

Make a snowman with your family and take a picture of it.  Send the picture in to the Laconia Parks and Recreation by March 1st and possibly win a prize.  For more information call 524-4046


Jan 23, 2015 -  Sledding Party    CANCELED Due to poor conditions

Come sledding with the family under the lights on South Street which is just after the cemetery on Academy Street.  We will be having a bonfire to warm ourselves by, lights to sled by and cocoa and marshmallows to consume.  This is a FREE program, just come and play.  This local event takes place in Laconia on Friday, January 23rd from 6:00pm~8:00pm. For questions call 524-5046


Feb 6, 2015 -  Ice Skating Party

Come skate under the lights and enjoy a bonfire to warm up by.
We will provide hot cocoa and cookies.  Weather & conditions permitting.  This event takes place in Laconia on Friday, February 6th, from 6:00pm~8:00pm.  It is FREE for any age at Memorial Park.


Jan 30 -  Feb 1, 2015 - New England Pond Hockey Classic

The Pond Hockey Classic is taking place on Meredith Bay!

The welcoming party and skills competition on Thursday, Jan. 29th, will still be held on Meredith Bay. 

Join the fun with this local current event for the fifth annual Pond Hockey Classic held on Lake Winnipesaukee in Meredith.  A party starts on Thursday evening and then it's three days of pond hockey.  There will be teams of all ages competing on 14 rinks between Lago and Church Landing in Meredith.   For more information, check out the Pond Hockey Classic.


Jan 31, 2015 - Ice Fishing in Laconia

This is a FREE event.  It begins at the Laconia Community Center then moving to the outdoor classroom for the real world setting.  Anyone welcome above the age of 8.  Min. 8 and Max. 20 people.  Registration deadline January 23, 2015.  Call to register early at 524-5046 so you are not left out!!  First come First serve.


Feb 7 - 8, 2015 - Great Rotary Fishing Derby

This ice fishing derby is loads of fun.  Meredith bay is set up with a party atmosphere.  Even if you don't fish, it's fun to go.  For more information on registration, rules and more, visit the Meredith Rotary Club's web site.


Feb 13 - 15, 2015 - 86th Annual Sled Dog Race

Annual World Championship Sled Dog Races - 6 dog race, starting at Main Street in Laconia.  Come and join the fun.  There are vendors supplying food and more.  To register for the race, call 524-4314.


Feb 14, 2015 - Winter Festival at Prescott Farm

Come join the fun at Prescott Farm's 5th Annual Winter Festival will be taking place on Saturday, February 14th from 11-3pm.

Come and enjoy the Farm at wintertime. There will be lots to do for families and friends and all can enjoy a hot cup of cocoa by the bonfire after a nice snowshoe hike.  Other activities include sleigh rides, face painting, crafts, sledding, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing (please bring own equipment) and more. For more information check out the Prescott Farm website.


Feb 15, 2015 - Alton Bay Winter Carnival

This event takes place on Sunday, February 15th from 8am to 4pm.  Come and enjoy music, games, ice fishing, ice bowling, snowshoeing, and more.  Save a spot to see the Great Alton Bay Bed Race.  This is a fun event for the whole family to be involved.  For more information call 603-875-0109.


Feb 21, 2015 - Abenaki Winter Triathlon - Wolfeboro

This event combines snowshoeing, skating and cross country skiing.  Registration is at 8am at the Abenaki Ski Club on route 109A in Wolfeboro.  The race starts at 9am!


Feb 21 - Feb 28, 2015 - Wolfeboro Winter Carnival

Join in the fun with ski and snowboard races, pancake breakfast, snow sculptures, ski and snowshoe racing, figure skating exhibition, bonfire and more.  For more information contact the Wolfeboro Parks and Recreation department.


Feb 26, 2015 - Cardboard Sled Race

Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 2pm at the Laconia Sledding Hill located at the end of South Street off Academy Street.  Make your own cardboard sled and race against others of roughly your own age.  There will be points for creativity and speed.  Come try your hand and see how fast you can be.  Prizes will be awarded for creativity and speed. 

This is a FREE event, but registration is necessary by February 24th.  Age group will be 10 and under, 11~15 years old.  Call to register at 524-5046 weather permitting.



Winter is winding down.  Time to get ready for spring.  Get that last minute skiing in and dream about the crocuses and daffodils blooming.

Don't forget that "ice-out" is coming soon. If you're interested in more details check out my "ice-out" page.


Get ready for spring and summer.  Put away the winter woolies.  Come out and enjoy nature.  There are no bugs!  Take a hike, get the yard cleaned up, check back to see what's happening.

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