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, 2016 - 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 524-5046


Jan - Mar 2016 - Sledding

 Laconia sledding hill located at the end of South Street is open for sledding (weather and conditions permitting.)  Hours are from 8:00am - 10:00pm.  It's FREE.  Lights are on from 4pm-10pm.


Jan - Mar 2016 - Ice Skating

 Ice skating is available all winter long at Memorial Park and Leavitt Park (weather and conditions permitting.)  Hours are from 12:00pm - 10:00pm.  It's FREE.  Lights are on from 4pm-10pm if conditions are good.


Jan 2016 - TBA -  Sledding Party

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 will take place when the conditions are good. For questions call 524-5046


 TBA - 2016 -  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.  It is FREE for any age at Memorial Park.  This event will take place when the conditions are good.  For updates contact the Laconia Parks and recreation for information at 524-5046.


Jan - Mar 2016 - Cross-Country Skiing and Snowshoeing

 Cross Country Skiing and Snowshoeing are available on the WOW trail (weather and conditions permitting.)    There is one part plowed, but the rest is open for recreation.


 Feb 5 - 7, 2016- New England Pond Hockey Classic


The Pond Hockey Classic takes place on Meredith Bay.  Check ahead of time for ice conditions in case the location has been moved.

 The welcoming party and skills competition on Thursday, Feb 4th, will still be held on Meredith Bay.  Join the fun with this local current event for the 7th 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.


Feb 12 - 14, 2016 - 87th Annual Sled Dog Race  CANCELED

Due to Lack of Snow

 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 27 - 28, 2016 - Great Rotary Fishing Derby   DATE CHANGE

Due to lack of ice on the larger lakes, the Ice Fishing Derby has been postponed to make it safer for everyone.

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 (which have been modified for 2016) and more, visit the Meredith Rotary Club's web site.


Feb 14, 2015 - Alton Bay Winter Carnival   CANCELED

Due to Poor Weather Conditions

This event takes place on Sunday, February 14th 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 20, 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 20 - Feb 27, 2016 - 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 23, 2016 - Cardboard Sled Race

 Thursday, February 23, 2016 at 2:00pm 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 23rd at 4:30pm.  Age group will be 10 and under, 11~15 years old.  Call to register at 524-5046 weather permitting.



Mar 19, 2016 - Easter Egg Hunt

Laconia Parks & Recreation is co-hosting an Easter Egg Hunt with the Weirs Community Park Association on March 19th, at 10:00am.  It will be held at the Weirs Community Park in Laconia near the Weirs Firestation.  There will be a huge egg hunt with 2000 toy and candy filled eggs and prizes!  There will be face painting, crafts and more.  This event is free of charge and good for kids ages 2 – 11.  We will be holding the event rain or shine so come dressed appropriately with boots and bring your own basket.  For questions call the Parks & Rec office at 524-5046.

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. Probably very soon for 2016. 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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