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.
- 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.
May 8, 2016 - Mother's Day brunch cruise on the M/S Mount Washington
Take your mother out on a special 2 1/2 cruise on Lake Winnipesaukee this Mother's Day. Mom will enjoy breathtaking views, a buffet brunch and live entertainment.
Cruises depart from Weirs Beach at 10:00am and 2:00pm
Boarding time is 30 minutes before departure
Adults $44; Children $22
For more information, call (603)366-5531
May 13-15, 2016 - 34th Annual Winni Fishing Derby - THE DERBY HAS BEEN SUSPENDED FOR 2016
Due to extenuating circumstances, the 34th Annual Winni Fishing Derby will not take place in 2016. Please contact event organizers at 603-848-3474 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
This is one of the popular local current events in the area. They work closely with the New Hampshire Fish and Game to make this a successful event. Come join the fun and register for the Winni Fishing Derby. Perhaps you could win one of the great prizes. Check out the Winni Fishing Derby for more information
2016 - Family Car Cruise Night Postponed to May 26th
May 28-30, 2016 - 25th Annual Memorial Day Weekend Craft Festival
At Mill Falls Marketplace in Meredith
Show Hours - Sat 10-7; Sun 10-5; Mon 10-4
Jun 4, 2016 - Annual Kainen M. Flynn Fishing Derby
This fishing derby is for the kids and is held at Gunstock from 8:00am - 1:30pm.
Jun 11-19, 2016 - Laconia Bike Week
Bike week is one of the most popular local events in this area. For more information check out my page on Bike Week
Laconia Bike Week kicks off with vintage motorcycle races June 11-12 at the NHMS in Loudon.
Jun 13, 2016 - 18th Annual Genesis Foundation Golf Tournament NEW
Come be a part of the 18th annual Genesis Foundation Golf Tournament. This event is held at the Lake Winnipesaukee Golf Club in New Durham. Registration begins at 9:30am. All proceeds benefit the Genesis Foundation for Children. Go to the Genesis Foundation for more information.
2016 - Granite State Legends at Loudon Classic
Laconia Bike Week finishes with the Loudon Classic. There will be two Granite State Legends races. These cars resemble classic cars from the 1930s and 1940s, but are powered by motorcycle engines. Drivers can be as young as 12 years old.
Family Party Nights - M/S Mt. Washington
Family Party Nights are on Wednesdays June 29th - August 24th from 6-8:30pm. These cruises on the M/S Mount Washington are great entertainment, the kids have a great time and it is one of our favorite local current events..
Jul 2-3, 2016 - Gunstock Craft Fair
Gunstock is holding a craft fair July 2nd and 3rd from 10am-4pm both days. There will be all kinds of crafts, live music and more. Admission is free.
Jul 3, 2016 - 4th of July Celebration at Weirs Beach
Fireworks at midnight
Jul 4, 2016 - Laconia July 4th Celebration
Come watch the parade through downtown Laconia to Opechee Park.
Fireworks at 10:00pm. Rain date July 5th.
2016 - Antique and Classic Automobile Event
Held at Castle in the Clouds in Moutonboro from 10am - 3pm. Antique cars through 1979 will be on display. Car entries - $20 registered by Jun 27th; $25 after Jun 27th. Admission comes with admission to the Castle or $5 for the Classic Automobile Event only.
July 15-17, 2016 - NASCAR Series
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. Whelan Modified All Star Shootout, New England 100, Lakes Region 200, New Hampshire 301. Check out NHMS for details.
July 16-17, 2016 - 27th Annual Craft Fair at the Bay - Alton
This event takes place at the Community House and Grounds on Route 11 in Alton Bay
Show is from 10:00am - 5:00pm
2016 - Craft Beer Relay - Gunstock
The New England Craft Beer Relay is a 5k-ish 4 person relay that will test your will and palate as you race through team games and individual challenges to compete for bragging rights and prizes all while sampling the best craft beers in New England. There is a limited number of teams and the event WILL sell out, so reserve your spot today and figure out your team name/costumes later!
This event takes place from 11:00am - 8:00pm. Check out Gunstock for more details.
July 30, 2016 - 43rd Annual Antiques and Classic Boat Show - NEW LOCATION
This event takes place at the Wolfeboro town docks.
Boat show is from 9:00am - 2:00pm
It's worth going to and you can enjoy the views of Lake Winnipesaukee.
2016 - Lakes Region Rotary Car Show
Held at Faro Italian Grille, Laconia. from 10am - 2pm. This will be the People's Choice and Owner's Choice Awards. Official Doge judges will pick top three Dodges for all eras. Other awards in 20 year periods from 1900-2000. Separate awards for Corvettes, Mustangs, Trucks, Specialty vehicles and Rat Rods.
Aug 4-6, 2016 - 12th Annual Soulfest in the Lakes Region
Another one of our local current events in the NH lakes region is Soulfest. This huge multi-day music event attracts over 15,000 people. It takes place at Gunstock Mountain Resort in Gilford. Come and enjoy some wonderful Christian music plus outdoor activities like swimming, hiking, mountain biking and more. For more information check out Soulfest at Gunstock.
Aug 13, 2016 - Belmont Old Home Day - at Belmont Village off Rtes 140 and 106
This year Belmont Old Home Day will hold everything on the same day. The theme is "Bridging Our Generations." The 48th running of the 10-Mile Road Race and 2nd running of the Cow Pie (10-Mile) Relay Race will kick off the day at 8:30am.
Aug 13-14, 2016 - Annual Belknap County 4H Fair - Rte 106, Belmont on Mile Hill Rd.
Please check schedule for official date. This fair offers entertainment, animal shows, food, exhibits and loads of fun.
Aug 19-21, 2016 - Timberman/Ironman Triathlon
The race starts at Lake Winnipesaukee, Ellacoya State Park, Gilford.
The short course begins on Aug. 20th at 7:30am.
The full course starts on Aug. 21st at 7:00am.
Log onto www.timbermantri.com for more information.
2016 - 4th Annual Cruise In to the Wright
Held at the Wright Museum of World War II, Center St., Wolfeboro from 10am - 2pm. Limited to 100 vehicles. It features antique autos and motorcycles. There will be music and food available. Admission into the museum gets you into the Cruise In.
Aug 25-26, 2016 - Vintage Racing Celebration
Held at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon. Cars will race on the oval. Applications can be made to drive.
Aug 27, 2016 - Tuftonboro Old Home Days Antique Car Show
Held at Davis field, Tuftonboro from 1-3pm.
Aug 27, 2016 - Gilford Old Home Day - at Gilford village of Rte 11A.
This all starts with a pancake breakfast at 7am and a parade at 10am. There are many vendors, food, entertainment in Gilford Field as well as a road race in the late afternoon. The evening ends with a performance at 8pm and fireworks directly after.
Sep 3-5, 2016 - Alton Bay Craft Fair - Community House, Rte. 11
This event takes place at the Community House and Grounds on Route 11
Show Hours - Sat 10-6; Sun 10-5; Mon 10-4
Sep 10, 2016 - Laconia Multi-Cultural Market Day
This festival goes all day with many nations represented through arts, crafts and food.
Sept. 17, 2016 - Canterbury Artisan Festival at Shaker Village
Experience an Artisan Country Fair with crafts, farmer's market, demonstrations, Americana, roots, music, food and drink. It's open from 10am to 5pm. Admission: $12-Adults, $6-kids (6-17), under 5 is free. For more information, call (603)783-9511.
Sept. 16-18, 2016 - The New Hampshire Highland Games
This is a Scottish cultural festival that is presented by the New Hampshire Gathering of the Scottish Clans, Inc. There's music, dance, athletics, food and more. This event takes place at Loon Mountain. For more information see www.nhscot.org
Sep 23- 25, 2016 - NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
UNOH Camping World Truck Series, F.W. Webb 100, Bond Auto Parts ACT Invitational, Sylvania 300 NASCAR Sprint Cup. Check out NHMS for more information.
Sep 29 - Oct 2, 2016 - Deerfield Fair
This fair is worth going to, even though it's not really in the lakes region. There are all kinds of activities. There are horse shows, stock pulls, music, food, magic, animals and more. For more information call (603)463-7421.
Oct. 1 - 2, 2016 - 18th Annual Autumn Craft Festival
Mill Falls Marketplace Route 3.
Saturday 10-5, Sunday 10-4
Oct. 8 - 10, 2016 - Sandwich Fair - in Center Sandwich
This is one of the local current events that everyone likes to go to. Get some fresh air, listen to live usic, go on some carnival rides, enjoy some food, competitions, animals, antique cars, tractors, arts and crafts, home made goods and more. The gates open at 8:00am each day. There's a Friday night special as well. The fair is open from 4:00pm-9:00pm on Friday night with free admission. For more information go to www.thesandwichfair.com
2016 - Canterbury Shaker Village Vintage Car Show