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 13, 2018 - Mother's Day brunch cruise on the M/S Mount Washington - SOLD OUT!

The Mothers' Day Brunch on the M/S Mount Washington has become tradition for many families, and tickets seem to sell out faster every year.

Each year around this time, there is a rush of customers hoping to purchase tickets. And unfortunately, we have to break the news that the cruise is already sold out. We do have a waiting list and we encourage you to join it, but we just can't guarantee availability.

So for customers who want to give the gift of a cruise, we have another option: Let Mom choose her cruise. 

For more information, call (603)366-5531



May 18-20, 2018 - 35th Annual Winni Fishing Derby

The Winni Fishing Derby is back for its 35th 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 26-28, 2018 - 27th Annual Memorial Day Weekend Craft Festival

At Mill Falls Marketplace in Meredith

Show Hours - Sat 10-6; Sun 10-5; Mon 10-4



Jun 9-17, 2018 - 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 and August 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..

 

Jun 30-Jul 1, 2018 - Gunstock Craft Fair

Gunstock is holding a craft fair 10am-4pm both days.  There will be all kinds of crafts, live music and more.  Admission is free.

 

Jul 3, 2018 - 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 13 - August 17, there will be a fireworks show at Weirs Beach.


Jul 4, 2018 - Laconia July 4th Celebration

Come watch the parade through downtown Laconia to Opechee Park.

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

 

Jul 6-8, 2018 - On The Green Craft Festival

Brewster Academy in Wolfeboro is holding a craft fair July 6-8 Fri/Sat from 10am-5pm, Sun from 10am-4pm.  There will be all kinds of crafts, live music and more.  Admission is free.


July 20-22, 2018 - 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 14-15, 2018 -  29th 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 28, 2018 - 45th 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 2-4, 2018 - 14th 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 4-5, 2018 - Fun Craft Fair at Tanger Outlets

Tanger Outlets in Tilton is holding a craft fair August 4-5 from 10am-4pm both days.  There will be all kinds of crafts, live music and more.  Admission is free.

 

Aug 11, 2018 - 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 10-12, 2018 - 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 25, 2018 - 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 1-3, 2018 - Gunstock Craft Fair

Gunstock is holding a craft fair from 10am-4pm both days.  There will be all kinds of crafts, live music and more.  Admission is free.


Sep 1-3, 2018 - 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 8, 2018 - Laconia Multi-Cultural Market Day

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



Sept. 15, 2018 - 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. 21-23, 2018 - 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 22-23, 2018 - 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 27 - Sep 30, 2018 - 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.

 

Sep 29-30, 2018 - 20th Annual Autumn Craft Festival

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


Oct. 6 - 8, 2018 - 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 6-8, 2018 - 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.

 




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