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.


May 8, 2015 - I Musicisti

Enjoy the end of the day with a "sensational soiree" featuring clarinet, voice and piano.  Held at Sant Bani School, 19 Ashram Rd., Sanbornton.  Tickets - $15; students free.  For more information, call 603-934-4240.

May 10, 2015 - 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 15-17, 2015 - 33rd Annual Winni Fishing Derby

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

May 23-25, 2015 - 24th Annual Memorial Day Weekend Craft Festival

At Mill Falls Marketplace in Meredith

Show Hours - Sat 10-7; Sun 10-5; Mon 10-4

June 6, 2015 - Annual Kainen M. Flynn Fishing Derby

This fishing derby is for the kids and is held at Gunstock from 8:00am - 1:30pm.


Jun 13-21, 2015 - 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


Family Party Nights - M/S Mt. Washington

Family Party Nights are on Wednesdays July1st - August 26th 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 4, 2015 - 4th of July Celebration at Weirs Beach

Fireworks at midnight

Jul 4, 2015 - Laconia July 4th Celebration

Come watch the parade through downtown Laconia to Opechee Park.

Fireworks at 10:00pm.  Rain date July 5th.


July 17-19, 2015 - 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 11-12, 2015 -  26th 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

Free admission.


July 25, 2015 - 42nd Annual Antiques and Classic Boat Show

This event takes place at the Meredith town docks.

Boat show is from 9:00am - 3:00pm

It's worth going to and you can enjoy the views of Lake Winnipesaukee.  They are including classic cars in the parking lot again this year.

Aug 6-8, 2015 - 11th 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 1, 2015 - Belmont Old Home Day - at Belmont Village off Rtes 140 and 106

This year Belmont Old Home Day and the annual road race will be held on separate days.  The theme is "To Be Announced" - It all starts with the pancake breakfast at 7am, the parade is at 1pm and it ends with a spectacular fireworks display at 9:30pm.


Aug 1, 2015 - Squam Lakes Science Center - NH Wildlife Program at Weirs Beach Community Center

Come and learn about the wildlife here in New Hampshire.  This program is put on by the Laconia Parks and Recreation.  It is at the Weirs Beach Community Center, 49 Lucerne Ave.,  on Saturday, August 1, 2015 at 6:00pm.  It's FREE for all ages.  Bring a chair!

Aug 8, 2015 - Annual Belmont Road Race

Come join the fun with this annual road race.  For more informatio check out. http://www.belmontnh.org/belmontoldhomeday.asp


Aug 8-9, 2015 - Annual Belknap County 4H Fair - Rte 106, Belmont on Mile Hill Rd.

This fair offers entertainment, animal shows, food, exhibits and loads of fun.


Aug 15-16, 2015 - Timberman/Ironman Triathlon

The race starts at Lake Winnipesaukee, Ellacoya State Park, Gilford.

The short course begins on Aug. 15th at 7:30am.

The full course starts on Aug. 16th at 7:00am.

Log onto www.timbermantri.com for more information.


Aug 29, 2015 - 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 5-7, 2015 - 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

Free admission.


Sep 12, 2015 - Laconia Multi-Cultural Market Day

This festival goes all day with many nations represented through arts, crafts and food. 

Sept. 12, 2015 - 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. 18-20, 2015 - 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 25- 27, 2015 - 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.

Oct 1-4, 2015 - 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. 3 - 4, 2015 - 17th Annual Autumn Craft Festival

Mill Falls Marketplace Route 3.
Saturday 10-5, Sunday 10-4

Oct. 10 - 12, 2015 - 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.  Admission is $10-adults, $3-kids 8-12, Free 7 and under.  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

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