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 2 and 4, 2014
- Lakes Region Singers Concerts
Listen to entertaining songs fromt he Lakes Region Singers. These exciting performances feature both adult and youth choruses as well as several guest musicians.
Show times are Friday, May 2 at 7:30pm and Sunday May 4 at 3pm at the First United Methodist Church on Rte. 11A in Gilford. They are open to the public with a suggested donation of $8 per person or $15 per family. For more information please call 524-0835.
May 11, 2014 - 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 $43; Children $21
For more information, call (603)366-5531
May 16-18, 2014 - 32nd 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 24-26, 2014 - 23rd Annual Memorial Weekend Craft Festival
At Mill Falls Marketplace in Meredith
Show Hours - Sat 10-7; Sun 10-5; Mon 10-4
June 5, 2014
- 9th Annual Winnipesaukee Wine Festival
There will be more than 150 wines and spirits from around the world to sample. This will benefit the regional theater programs. This event takes place on Thursday, June 5th from5:30pm to 8:00pm in the Winnipesaukee Ballroom at Church Landing in Meredith. For more information, call 603-968-9330.
June 7, 2014 - Annual Kainen M. Flynn Fishing Derby
This fishing derby is for the kids and is held at Gunstock from 8:00am - 1:30pm.
June 12, 2014
- Picadilly Circus NEW
Come enjoy the fun and excitement at the Picadilly circus. It is held at the Belknap County Fairgrounds on Thursday, June 12th at 4:30pm and 7:30pm. Tickets are only $10. Buy tickets online at www.thefuncircus.com.
Jun 14-22, 2014 - 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
June 27, 2014 - Third Annual Lakes Region Mah Jongg Tournament
Located at the Pheasant Ridge Country Club, 140 Country Club Rd, Gilford, NH 03249. The $30.00 entry fee includes a catered continental breakfast and lunch, cash prizes, door prizes and a full day of play. The 2014 National Mah Jongg League Official Standard Hands and Rules will be used. Entries must be received by June 13, 2014. For more information and an entry form please email Lakesregionmahjonggtournament@gmail.com
Family Party Nights
Family Party Nights are on Wednesdays June 25 - August 27th 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..
Family Fun Day
Also, don't forget to check out Family Fun Day cruises on the M/S Mount Washington. They're held every Friday in July and August from Weirs Beach at 10am and 12:30pm and from Wolfeboro at 11:15am.
Jul 4, 2014 - 4th of July Celebration at Weirs Beach
Fireworks at midnight
Jul 4, 2014 - Laconia July 4th Celebration
Come watch the parade through downtown Laconia to Opechee Park.
Fireworks at 10:00pm. Rain date July 5th.
July 11-13, 2014 - NASCAR Series
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. New England 200, Global Rally Cross Championship, U.S. Legend Cars - New England 25, Lenox Industrial Tools 300. Check out NHMS for details.
July 12-13, 2014 - 25th 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
July 19, 2014 - Nickfest NEW
Come join the fun for the 8th annual NickFest. It takes place on Memorial Field, Main Street, Wolfeboro on the grounds of Brewster Academy from 10am-3pm. For more information visit www.thenick.org.
July 26, 2014 - 41st 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.
July 26, 2014 - Winniskiathon NEW
This marathon waterski event is put on by a group of avid waterskiers. It takes place at the Winnipesaukee Yacht Club on Saunders Bay in Gilford. You need to arrive by 6:30am.
If you're interested in riding or skiing please contact Guy at 293-0020.
July 26, 2014 - Canterbury Fair NEW
Come join the fun for the 56th annual Canterbury Fair. There's a road race, live music, food, pie baking contest and more. The fair takes place from 9am-4pm in Canterbury Center. For more information visit www.canterburyfair.com.
August 3, 2014 - LakeFest Raft-a-Palooza NEW
Join in for this year's hopes to break a Guinness World Record for the largest canoe and kayak raft created by joining hands on a single body of water. This celebration takes place at Endicott Rock Park at Weirs Beach in Laconia. There will be food, entertainment and more. It takes place from 7am - 3pm. For more information visit www.nhlakes.org.
Aug 7-9, 2014 - 10th 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.
Sep 6, 2014 - Laconia Multi-Cultural Market Day
This festival goes all day with many nations represented through arts, crafts and food.
Aug 9, 2014 - Belmont Old Home Day - at Belmont Village off Rtes 140 and 106
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 9-10, 2014 - 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 16-17, 2014 - Timberman/Ironman Triathlon
The race starts at Lake Winnipesaukee, Ellacoya State Park, Gilford.
The short course begins on Aug. 16th at 7:30am.
The full course starts on Aug. 17th at 7:00am.
Log onto www.timbermantri.com for more information.
Aug 23, 2014 - 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.
Aug 30 - Sept 1, 2014 - 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
Sept. 13, 2014 - 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. 19-21, 2014 - 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 19- 21, 2014 - NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
New Hampshire 100 and F.W. Webb 100, Bond Auto Parts ACT Invitational, U.S. Legend Cars New Hampshire 25, Sylvania 300 NASCAR Sprint Cup. Check out NHMS for more information.
Sept. 25- 28, 2014 - 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. 4 - 5, 2014 - 16th Annual Autumn Craft Festival
Mill Falls Marketplace Route 3.
Saturday 10-5, Sunday 10-4
Oct. 4 - 5, 2014 - Wine Tasting
Looking for some interesting local wine? Check out Hermit Woods Winery for a weekend of wine tasting. The wine tasting is from 11-5pm. For more information call 253-7968.
Oct. 11 - 13, 2014 - 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