Events Calendar 2016

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Arts & Crafts Shows

Art In The Park 2016 - Keene, NH

Sep 3, 2016 - Sep 4, 2016 Town Common Keene, NH
In the early autumn of 1958 a loose knit group of fine artists numbering fewer than a dozen, gathered on the town common in Keene to display their paintings and art work. The city of Keene provided wooden snow fencing around the Central Square and the artists hung their work on the reddish slats for all to see. The sun filtered through the turning Autumn leaves and a tradition painted itself into the town's history.
Time: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.


New Hampshire Highland Games & Festival 2016 - Lincoln, NH

Sep 16, 2016 - Sep 18, 2016 60 Loon Mountain Road Lincoln, NH
highland games in lincoln nh Come and join this 3-day celebration of Scottish music, food and drink, athletics, dance, and heritage. Watch athletes compete in hearty Scottish games. Scottish and Celtic performers will be playing everything from traditional piping to bagpipe-infused rock ‘n’ roll. Explore the Clan Village to see the clothing and customs of 65 clans and to learn their history. Children will love the sheep dog trials and the special Youth Program. Adults can savor tastings of authentic Scotch whiskies and beers. A full schedule including off-site events will be available in August.
Time: Daily, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Telephone: 603-229-1975


A Walk in the Words: A Literature and Garden Festival - Lee, NH

Sep 17, 2016 - Sep 18, 2016 Bedrock Gardens, 45 High Road, Lee, NH
Words and wit will sprout as guests enjoy nature-inspired literary activities when they take "A Walk in the Words", at Bedrock Gardens in Lee, supported by a grant from New Hampshire Humanities. Over two days in September, visitors can explore the Word Garden, participate in the Shape Poetry Slam, express their impressions through Haiku, build Once-Upon-a-Time Stories, take part in "What a Garden Means to Me", or enjoy a nature poem read by the "Poets in the Garden."
Time: Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 4 p.m.
Admission: suggested donation of $10 ( free to children)


Hampton Beach Seashell Stage 2016 - Hampton, NH

Jun 21, 2016 - Sep 5, 2016 Hampton Beach, Route 1A Hampton, NH
There’s only one New England beach with free live music every summer night.
Aug. 23: Little Big Shots; Aug. 25: Colin Axxxwell; Aug. 26-28: Talent Competition; Aug. 29: Eastern Sound Orchestra;

Sept. 1: Angela West and Showdown Sept. 2: Soul Income
Time: 7-9:30 p.m.
Admission: Free

River House Restaurant Concert Series 2016 at Prescott Park - Portsmouth, NH

Jun 22, 2016 - Sep 9, 2016 Prescott Park, 105 Marcy Street Portsmouth, NH
Tickets are sold for tables or for lawn seating.
August 24--Judy Collins with Ari Hest. Judy Collins boasts an impressive career that has spanned more than 50 years.
August 28--Alan Doyle. Songs from Great Big Sea favorites and new gems.
September 1--James McMurtry. James grew up on a diet of Johnny Cash and Roy Acuff .
September 3--David Grisman Sextet. American music and art forms of jazz and bluegrass.
September 9--Taj Mahal. Blues legend
Time: 7 p.m.
Admission: $8 - $10
Telephone: 603-205-6055

Outdoor Activities

Lantern Tour - North Woodstock, NH

Jul 20, 2016 - Oct 15, 2016 Lost River Gorge, 1712 Lost River Road North Woodstock, NH
Come visit Lost River at night this summer and see it in a whole new light! The caves are lit by lanterns and boardwalks by headlamps. The two hour tour explores the boulder caves and concludes with s’mores around the campfire. Sturdy footwear and outdoor clothing recommended. Advanced registration required. Dates: July 20, 22, 23, 27, 29, 30; August 3, 5, 6, 10, 12, 13, 17, 19, 20, 24, 26, 27, 31; September 3, 10, 17, 24; October 1, 8, 15.
Time: Dusk
Admission: $31

Shows & Exhibits

Cars! Cars!! and More Cars!!! - Hancock, NH

Sep 9, 2016 - Sep 10, 2016 to be given with ticket purchase Hancock, NH
The public is invited to tour the Ames Automotive Foundation's Rare Car Collection for 101 classic, muscle and rare cars, from a 1917 Model T to a 2002 Dale Earnhardt Edition Chevrolet. In most cases these rare cars have the original paint and tires; several have very low production numbers.  Three tours only, and each tour is limited to 30 people, ages 16 and older. No tickets will be sold at the door. 
Time: Friday, 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.; Saturday,9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m.-5 p.m.
Admission: Deluxe tour with lunch, $100; standard tour, $50
Telephone: 603-525-3304


Mud Bowl: Championships of Mud Football 2016 - North Conway, NH

Sep 9, 2016 - Sep 11, 2016 78 Norcross Circle North Conway, NH
Mudbowl competitions take place over three days and the Tournament of Mud Parade is on September 10 at 10 a.m. in downtown North Conway. .
Time: See event website for details
Admission: Three-day tickets are $15; one-day tickets are $4-$6; family tickets (2 adults, 2 children) are $15 per day.
Telephone: 603-356-2096


Theatre Under the Stars at the Omni Mount Washington Resort - Bretton Woods, NH

Jun 29, 2016 - Aug 31, 2016 South Veranda Lawn of the Omni Mount Washington Resort, 310 Mount Washington Hotel Road Bretton Woods, NH
Come enjoy performances by New Hampshire’s professional classical theater troupe. With Mt Washington as its backdrop, this repertory company puts the “shake” back in Shakespeare every Wednesday night in July and August. This fare is fun for all ages. Grab a picnic and sit on one of our blankets. Two offerings are the “Sugar-Coated Shakespeare” Matinee, 2-2:30 p.m. and the Theatre Under the Stars Evening Performances, 6-8 p.m. Performances move to the Cave it it is raining.
Time: 6-8 p.m.
Admission: Free
Telephone: 603-278-8989