Events Calendar 2017

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Children & Families

Cranapalooza 2017 - North Conway, NH

Dec 24, 2016 - Mar 11, 2017 Cranmore Mountain Resort, 1 Skimobile Road North Conway, NH
Cranmore’s signature winter event takes place every Saturday from December 24, 2016, to March 11, 2017. Find family entertainment, s'mores and DJ dance parties in Schneider Square with C-More the Penguin, face painting, family games and activities, giveaways and so much more. Adults can enjoy live music in Zip's Pub and Grill then gather the family back together for an early fireworks show at 6:30 p.m. at the base of the South Slope. Fireworks schedule for December 31, January 14, February 18, March 11.
Time: 4-9 p.m.
Telephone: 603-356-5543

Winter Carnival at King Pine - Madison, NH

Feb 20, 2017 - Feb 28, 2017 King Pine at Purity Spring Resort, 1251 Eaton Road, Route 153 Madison, NH
Celebrate February Vacation Week on the slopes at King Pine with sleigh rides, snowshoe tours, silly slalom and belly bag races, family challenge races and a kids light parade and fireworks. Dates: February 20-24 and February 27-28
Time: Consult event website
Telephone: 800-373-3754

WildQuest Winter Camp During February School Vacation - Laconia, NH

Feb 27, 2017 - Mar 3, 2017 Prescott Farm Environmental Education Center, 928 White Oaks Road Laconia, NH
Depending on the weather, the week will be a mix of: Animal tracking and snowshoeing adventures, sledding, winter games such as “Weasels & Voles,” building igloos, a Winter Quest, exploring the frozen pond, winter-themed art & craft projects, maple sugaring, and stories around the campfire. For children ages 6-12. Extended care is available 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Time: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Admission: $235/week or $47/day. Prices increase for registrations received after February 21


Outdoor Progressive Dinner and Contra Dance - Tamwoth Village, NH

Feb 25, 2017 - Feb 25, 2017 Remick Country Doctor Farm and Museum, 58 Cleveland Hill Road Tamwoth Village, NH
Walk under a winter sky, admire festively lighted barns and buildings, and savor a hot, 5-course farm-to-table meal. Menu available on our website, vegetarian options offered. A lively contra dance at the Tamworth Town House follows the dinner. Both events are for families; cone ti the dance, the dinner, or both.
Time: 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Admission: $20 to $25
Telephone: 603-323-7591


Weekly Live Music at Wildcat Tavern - Jackson, NH

Jan 17, 2017 - Feb 26, 2017 Wildcat Inn & Tavern, 94 Main Street Jackson, NH
Hoot Night at Wildcat Tavern Every Tuesday at 8 p.m. Hoot Night at The Wildcat Inn and Tavern is the longest running open mic night in The Mount Washington Valley.
Al Shafner every Friday at 7-9 p.m. Al ( “the Rev”) Shafner is a singer/guitarist who’s been pleasing audiences throughout New England for more years than he cares to admit to. The music is classic songs you know by heart.
Croon at the Moon with Jonathan Sarty every Sunday 7-9 p.m. From Maine, Jonathan Sarty has performed throughout the country. His style is a blend of classic American roots, country, and folk rock, often referred to as Americana.
Time: See description above
Telephone: 800-228-4245

"La Traviata" - Derry, NH

Feb 25, 2017 - Feb 25, 2017 Opera New Hampshire, 5 Pinkerton Street Derry, NH
The story takes place in Paris. A party is being given at the house of the city’s most beautiful and adored courtesan, Violetta Valéry. 
Time: 7 p.m.
Admission: $15-$75
Telephone: 603-437-5210

March Mandolin Festival 2017 - Newmarket and Concord, NH

Mar 3, 2017 - Mar 4, 2017 See description below Newmarket and Concord, NH
This year’s festival presents two concerts with a lineup of virtuoso mandolinists, whose musicianship showcases the range and expressive qualities of the mandolin. These performances will feature Italian classical mandolinist Carlo Aonzo, Tim Connell, Steve Roy, and David Surette, with guest\, Susie Burke.
Friday, March 3, at the Stone Church, Zion’s Hall, Newmarket, at 7 p.m. $10-$12. Tickets: www.stonechurchrocks.com or call 603-659-7700
Saturday, March 4 at the Concord Community Music School, 23 Wall Street, Concord, 7:30 p.m. $10-$15, Tickets: www.ccmusicschool.org or call 603-228-1196.
Time: Friday, 7 p.m.; Saturday, 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $10-$15

The Country Jamboree: A Celebration of Classic Country Music - Keene, NH

Mar 4, 2017 - Mar 4, 2017 Colonial Theatre, 95 Main Street Keene, NH
This outstanding concert features the music of Hank Williams, Patsy Cline, Johnny Cash, Tammy Wynette, Willie Nelson, Loretta Lynn, Merle Haggard and more. The Country Jamboree will take you from all-out hoedown to poignant love song and everything in between.
Time: 7 p.m.
Admission: $29.50 - $39.50

Acoustic Evening with Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo - Portsmouth, NH

Mar 8, 2017 - Mar 8, 2017 Music Hall Historic Theater, Chestnut Street Portsmouth, NH
Pat Benatar has always been a rule-breaker and a trailblazer, she remains a bold and distinctive artist both on stage and on records. Neil “Spyder“ James Giraldo has been changing the face of the pop charts throughout the 1980s with his collaborator, muse and wife, Pat Benatar.
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $87; $68; $48; VIP, $300

Spirit Of Johnny Cash - Rochester, NH

Mar 10, 2017 - Mar 10, 2017 Rochester Opera House, 31 Wakefield Street Rochester, NH
Harold Ford as Johnny Cash, Laura Lucy as June Carter Cash, and the Red Hot Cash Band enthrall fans of the legendary Johnny Cash and his music. The spirit of Johnny Cash emanates through tribute artist Harold Ford with his deep baritone and striking resemblance to the country music icon.
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $20-$25

Outdoor Activities

Snowshoe Strolls at Prescott Farm - Laconia, NH

Jan 7, 2017 - Feb 25, 2017 Prescott Farm Environmental Education Center, 928 White Oaks Road Laconia, NH
Whether you are an avid snowshoer or just beginning, join us for a refreshing walk and exploration of the winter landscape of Prescott Farm. Wear boots and dress appropriately for the weather. Snowshoes will be available. All ages welcome. Held Saturdays in January and February.
Time: 10-11:30 a.m. and 12:30-2 p.m.
Admission: $10/person with pre-registration; $12 at the door.
Telephone: 603-366-5695

Moonlit Walks at Prescott Farm - Laconia, NH

Jan 13, 2017 - Mar 11, 2017 Prescott Farm Environmental Education Center, 928 White Oaks Road Laconia, NH
Environmental educators will guide you on a moonlit walk to explore Prescott Farm. You will learn to identify several constellations, discuss the habits of several nocturnal animals, and practice your night vision. Wear boots and dress appropriately for the weather. Snowshoes will be available. All ages welcome. Dates: January 13, February 10, March 11.
Time: 6-7:30 p.m.
Admission: $10/person with pre-registration; $12 at the door.

Evening Snowshoe Tours at Great Glen Trails - Gorham, NH

Jan 15, 2017 - Feb 25, 2017 Great Glen Trails, 1 Mount Washington Auto Road Gorham, NH
Experience the wonder of a night time winter walk when you join a naturalist on a guided snowshoe walk. You will use your senses (and no flashlights) to navigate the trails while listening for owls calling and exploring nature. Reservations required and fill quickly. Minimum age is 8 years old. Snowshoe rentals: $10. No dogs, please. Dates: January 15, February 18 & 25:
Time: 7 p.m.; arrive by 6:30 p.m. if you need rentals
Admission: $12 per person over 12; free for people under age 12
Telephone: 603-466-2333

Cardboard Box Sled Derby - Moultonborough, NH

Feb 25, 2017 - Feb 25, 2017 586 Ossipee Park Road Moultonborough, NH
Get creative, make your own sled out of cardboard, duct tape, and paint and test it out on the hills of Castle in the Clouds. Free! Refreshments provided, ribbons awarded. 
Time: 1 p.m.
Admission: Free
Telephone: 603-476-5900

Doggie Paddle Plunge - New Castle, NH

Mar 11, 2017 - Mar 11, 2017 301 Wentworth Road New Castle, NH
The New Hampshire Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Doggie Paddle Plunge is back at the Great Island Common in New Castle. Raise funds and dive into the chilly Atlantic Ocean – all for a great cause!
Time: 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Admission: $10-$40
Telephone: 603-772-2921

Parties, Dances, Balls

Rothschild Surrealist Dinner party and Concert - Marlborough, NH

Feb 25, 2017 - Feb 25, 2017 The Marlborough House 9 Ling Street, , NH Marlborough, NH
Join Monadnock Music to re-create the famous 1972, Rothschild Surrealist Ball at Ferrières. Few made the guest-list but if you did, it was the ultimate seal of approval from Parisian high-society. Even the great Salvador Dali was in attendance that evening, no doubt being bewitching and entertaining in equal amounts. The requirements for the evening were "Black tie, long dresses & Surrealists heads" nothing more, nothing less." In keeping with the theme, the invitation which she sent was actually written backwards - to read the invite you had to hold it up to a mirror.
Time: 6-9 p.m.
Admission: $50 per person

Performing Arts, Theater, Dance

Cashore Marionettes - Plymouth, NH

Mar 5, 2017 - Mar 5, 2017 Silver Center for the Arts, 114 Main Street Plymouth, NH
Unmatched in artistry, grace and refinement of movement, the internationally acclaimed Cashore Marionettes redefine the art of puppetry. . The performance is a series of scenes taken from everyday life and set to beautiful music by composers such as Beethoven, Vivaldi, Strauss, and Copland. Life in Motion is a theatrically satisfying, performance for adults and young adults.
Time: 3 p.m.
Admission: Adults, $35; seniors, $33; youth, $20
Telephone: 603-535-2787

Shopping & Sales

Winter Carnival at Settlers Green - North Conway, NH

Feb 17, 2017 - Feb 24, 2017 Settlers Green, Route 16 North Conway, NH
Enjoy special sales and fun entertainment for all during February vacation break. Presidents Week sales and special après ski shopping events throughout the week, capped off with the final Friday Night Lights, featuring a free outdoor movie.
Time: Shopping hours
Telephone: 888-667-9636

Ski Area Events

BodeFest 2017 - Franconia, NH

Mar 25, 2017 - Mar 25, 2017 Cannon Mountain Ski Area, 260 Tramway Drive Franconia, NH
Your BodeFest entry fee includes: entry to kids' ski with Bode Run for kids age 18 and younger; fun race; autograph session; goodie bag; T-shirt; VIP pass; barbecue lunch; entry into a raffle. There will also be a silent and live benefiting the foundation. Lift ticket or Season Pass is required in addition to BodeFest event ticket. A special ticket rate will be available to all participants on event day. BodeFest at Cannon Mountain is a creation of The Turtle Ridge Foundation, which support adaptive and youth sports. Email sherry.hartford@dred.nh.gov
Time: All day
Admission: Early-bird special: $49 (February 22 - March 10); regular price: $59 (March 2 - March 23)
Telephone: 603-823-7722


Lancaster Grand Prix - Lancaster, NH

Feb 4, 2017 - Mar 5, 2017 516 Main Street Lancaster, NH
Classic sleds take the spotlight at the oldest snowmobile race in America, as the 52nd Lancaster Grand Prix gets underway on February 4 and 5 at the quarter-mile oval ice track at the Lancaster Fairgrounds. Snowmobile racers from New Hampshire and beyond will bring their vintage sleds and compete for $10,000 in cash prizes.
Time: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Admission: $10
Telephone: 603-631-6439

Harlem Globetrotters - Manchester, NH

Mar 31, 2017 - Mar 31, 2017 SNHU Arena, 333 Elm Street Manchester, NH
Blinding athleticism on the basketball court. The Globetrotters need no introduction.
Time: 7 p.m.
Admission: $40-$100