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 14, 2017 - 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 $47; Children $23
For more information, call (603)366-5531
May 19-21, 2017 - 34th Annual Winni Fishing Derby
The Winni Fishing Derby is back for its 34th year!
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. Register at www.winniderby.org.
May 27-29, 2017 - 26th Annual Memorial Day Weekend Craft Festival
At Mill Falls Marketplace in Meredith
Show Hours - Sat 10-7; Sun 10-5; Mon 10-4
June 3, 2017 - Annual Kainen M. Flynn Fishing Derby
This fishing derby is for the kids and is held at Gunstock from 8:00am - 1:30pm.
Jun 10-18, 2017 - 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 July 5th - August 23rd from 6-8:30pm. Also including Sunday, September 3rd Labor Day party. 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 1-2, 2017 - Gunstock Craft Fair
Gunstock is holding a craft fair July 1-2 from 10am-4pm both days. There will be all kinds of crafts, live music and more. Admission is free.
Jul 3, 2017 - 4th of July Celebration at Weirs Beach
Fireworks at 11:59pm.
July and August Friday Night Fireworks at Weirs Beach
Every Friday night at 10pm from July 7 - August 18, there will be a fireworks show at Weirs Beach.
Jul 4, 2017 - Laconia July 4th Celebration
Come watch the parade through downtown Laconia to Opechee Park.
Fireworks at 10:00pm. Rain date July 5th.
Jul 7-9, 2017 - On The Green Craft Festival - 1
Brewster Academy in Wolfeboro is holding a craft fair July 7-9 Fri/Sat from 10am-5pm, Sun from 10am-4pm. There will be all kinds of crafts, live music and more. Admission is free.
July 14-16, 2017 - 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 15-16, 2017 - 28th 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 29, 2017 - 44th Annual Antiques and Classic Boat Show
This event takes place at the Wolfeboro town docks.
Boat show is from 8:00am - 5:00pm
It's worth going to and you can enjoy the views of Lake Winnipesaukee.
Aug 3-5, 2017 - 13th 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 www.thesoulfest.com.
Aug 5-6, 2017 - Fun Craft Fair at Tanger Outlets
Tanger Outlets in Tilton is holding a craft fair August 5-6 from 10am-4pm both days. There will be all kinds of crafts, live music and more. Admission is free.
Aug 11-13, 2017 - On The Green Craft Festival - 2
Brewster Academy in Wolfeboro is holding a craft fair August 11-13 Fri/Sat from 10am-5pm, Sun from 10am-4pm. There will be all kinds of crafts, live music and more. Admission is free.
Aug 12, 2017 - Belmont Old Home Day - at Belmont Village off Rtes 140 and 106
There will be a 10-mile road race, cow-pie relay race, parade, fun activities, food, music and fireworks on Bryant field.
Aug 12-13, 2017 - 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 26, 2017 - 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 2-3, 2017 - Gunstock Craft Fair
Gunstock is holding a craft fair Sep 2-3 from 10am-4pm both days. There will be all kinds of crafts, live music and more. Admission is free.
Sep 2-4, 2017 - 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 9, 2017 - Laconia Multi-Cultural Market Day
This festival goes all day with many nations represented through arts, crafts and food.
Sept. 16, 2017 - 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. 15-17, 2017 - 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 23-24, 2017 - Fall Craft Fair at Tanger Outlets
Tanger Outlets in Tilton is holding a craft fair September 23-24, from 10am-4pm both days. There will be all kinds of crafts, live music and more. Admission is free.
Sep 22- 24, 2017 - 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 28 - Oct 1, 2017 - 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. 5 - 6, 2017 - 19th Annual Autumn Craft Festival
Mill Falls Marketplace Route 3.
Saturday 10-5, Sunday 10-4
Oct. 7 - 9, 2017 - 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
Oct 7-8, 2017 - Columbus Day Craft Fair at Gunstock
Gunstock is holding a craft fair Oct 7-8 from 10am-4pm both days. There will be all kinds of crafts, live music and more. Admission is free.