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NH Antiques Dealers Association Antiques Show - Manchester, NH

Aug 6, 2015 - Aug 8, 2015 Radisson Hotel Manchester700 Elm Street Manchester, NH
The New Hampshire Antiques Dealers Association sponsors the New Hampshire Antiques Show, which features 67 of the country's finest antiques dealers.
Time: Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Arts & Crafts Shows

League of NH Craftsmen's Fair - Newbury, NH

Aug 1, 2015 - Aug 9, 2015 Mount Sunapee Resort, 1398 Route 103 Newbury, NH
This annual Craftsmen's Fair showcases the work of some of the finest craftspeople in the country. See and shop for one-of-a-kind fine craft that is both beautiful and functional. Fun and educational activities include daily craft demonstrations, workshops for all ages, tour with a master, see crafts in your home through the Living With Craft Exhibition, try on fashions and accessories, walk through the Sculpture Garden, enjoy performances by puppets, magicians, mind readers, musicians, and much more!
Time: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Admission: General admission, $12; seniors, students, military, and veterans, $10; children age 12 and younger, free

Lincoln Summer Craft Festival 2015 - Lincoln, NH

Aug 8, 2015 - Aug 9, 2015 Village Shops, & Town Green, 138 Main Street Lincoln, NH
Over 150 juried artisans from 15 states will display and sell traditional American made crafts and offer samples of specialty foods including Herbal Dips, Spices, Roasted Nuts, Candies, Kettle Corn and home made Jams and Jellies. The Festival is held rain or shine. Handicap Accessible and Pets are welcome.
Time: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Admission: Free admission and parking
Telephone: 603-332-2616

On the Green 2 Arts and Crafts Festival - Wolfeboro, NH

Aug 14, 2015 - Aug 16, 2015 Brewster Academy, 80 Academy Drive Wolfeboro, NH
Over 80 fantastic arts and crafts on the shores of beautiful Lake Winnipesaukee, Beautiful crafts including fine jewelry, wearable art, wooden crafts, quilts and quilted home decor, gourmet foods, glass art, floral arrangements, and lots more. Held rain or shine.
Time: Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Admission: Free admission
Telephone: 603-528-4014

White Mountain Art & Artisan Festival 2015 - Jackson, NH

Aug 15, 2015 - Aug 16, 2015 Jackson Village Park Jackson, NH
The 2015 juried exposition should feature works by more than 40 artists presenting sculpture, glass and wood arts, ceramics, fiber arts, fine arts and jewelry for sale at all prices. There will be live musical performances starting on Saturday and continuing on Sunday with local musicians, along wit food vendors. Arts and crafts activities for children could include sand sculpting, beading, temporary tattoos and t-shirt decorating.
Time: Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Art and Soul Art Show at the Farm at Eastman's Corner - Kensington, NH

Sep 27, 2015 - Sep 27, 2015 267 South Road Kensington, NH
Everything from photography, to glass blowing, to jewelry will be featured and available for purchase from the artists themselves. Admission and parking are free, food will be available for purchase.
Time: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Admission: Free
Telephone: 603-347-1909

Children & Families

"The Emperor’s New Clothes" - Plymouth, NH

Jul 30, 2015 - Jul 30, 2015 Silver Center for the Arts at Plymouth State University Plymouth, NH
Children’s Theater A terribly vain and foolish Emperor demands the finest clothes in the land for the Grand Parade, and in the end, he gets exactly what he deserves.
Time: 2 p.m.
Admission: $7 all seats; $5 for groups of 15 or more
Telephone: 603-535-2787

"Snow White and the Seven Dwarves" - Plymouth, NH

Aug 6, 2015 - Aug 6, 2015 Silver Center for the Arts at Plymouth State University Plymouth, NH
Children’s Theater Don’t be Grumpy, Doc! This Dopey story will make you so Happy, you’ll never be Bashful again! Or Sleepy! Or even Sneezy (achoo)!
Time: 2 p.m.
Admission: $7 all seats, $5 for groups of 15 or more
Telephone: 603-535-2787

"Pinocchio" - Plymouth, NH

Aug 13, 2015 - Aug 13, 2015 Silver Center for the Arts at Plymouth State University Plymouth, NH
Children’s Theater Geppetto wants a son. Pinocchio wants to be a real boy. An evil Fox, a Carnival Boss, a hungry Whale, and a classic story about the value of telling the truth.
Time: 2 p.m.
Admission: $7 all seats; $5 for groups of 15 or more
Telephone: 603-535-2787

Hampton Beach Children’s Festival 2015 - Hampton Beach, NH

Aug 17, 2015 - Aug 21, 2015 Hampton Beach, Ocean Blvd. Hampton Beach, NH
The Hampton Beach Children's Festival opens on August 17 with a magic show by BJ Hickman on the Hampton Beach Seashell Stage at 10 a.m., and builds up to a Giant Costume Parade that marches almost the length of Hampton Beach on Friday, August 21. Each day will be filled with activity, including mini-golf, ice cream, dancing, story tellers, balloons, and more. There's even a kids' bumper sticker contest. All festival activities are free and open to the public.
Time: Consult event website

Family Fest - Manchester, NH

Aug 22, 2015 - Aug 22, 2015 Veterans Memorial Park, 889 Elm Street Manchester, NH
This year’s theme is Where the Wild Things Are. The festival will feature activities, crafts, healthy snacks, and more from local businesses and organizations! There will also be interactive on-stage performances all day long!
Time: 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Admission: Free

Dover Mini Maker Faire - Dover, NH

Aug 29, 2015 - Aug 29, 2015 6 Washington Street Dover, NH
Fifty interactive exhibits, demonstrations and speakers  are hosted by the Children’s Museum of New Hampshire. Featuring both established and emerging makers, the Dover Mini Maker Faire is a family-friendly celebration of innovation with rockets and robots, DIY science and technology, art and hand-made crafts, plus sustainable technology, art, and local food trucks.
Time: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Admission: $10/advance, $12/at gate
Telephone: 603-742-2002


Capitol Steps - Wolfeboro, NH

Aug 28, 2015 - Aug 28, 2015 Kingswood Performing Arts Center, 21 McManus Road Wolfeboro, NH
The Capitol Steps was born in December, 1981, when some Senate staffers were planning entertainment for a Christmas party. No matter who or what is in the headlines, you can bet the Capitol Steps will tackle both sides of the political spectrum and all things equally foolish.
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $65, $50, $40, and $20
Telephone: 603-569-7710


Blue Ocean Society Tropical Sunset Cruise - Portsmouth, NH

Aug 11, 2015 - Aug 11, 2015 315 Market Street Portsmouth, NH
Join the Blue Ocean Society for Marine Conservation aboard the M/S Thomas Laighton and cruise the Piscataqua River for a great cause! Enjoy tasty treats by local Seacoast restaurants and a beverage from the cash bar while DJ Ron Reid from South Spectrum will be rocking the decks! Additional activities will include a photo booth, a silent auction, and a 50/50 raffle. All proceeds go towards the Blue Ocean Society for Marine Conservation.
Time: 6:30- 9:30 p.m.
Admission: $30 in advance, $35 at the door


Festival of Fireworks 2015 with Pitch Perfect Pyro - Swanzey, NH

Jul 20, 2015 - Aug 20, 2015 Cheshire Fairgrounds, 247 Monadnock Hwy. / Route 12 Swanzey, NH
Atlas PyroVision will produce a World Class pyro-musical presentation with Pitch Perfect Pyro! This display will feature music inspired by a cappella and many other big chorus sounds synchronized to Perfect Pyro. There will be live entertainment, including music and sky divers, from 3:30 to 9 p.m.
General admissmion walk-ins (parking is non included), $10; children age 10 and younger, free; motorcycle parking pass (includes admission and priority exiting), $30; car amd pickup truck parking (includes admission), $75; 12-15 passenger van parking (includes admission); $95; VIP FestPass with Parking (includes admission, premium seating and priority exiting), $150
Time: Gates open at 3 p.m. and Pitch Perfect Pyro begins at 9 p.m.
Admission: See description above


Living History Event NH - Hillsborough, NH

Aug 15, 2015 - Aug 16, 2015 Historic Hillsborough, 5 Central Street Hillsborough, NH
Special guests this year at Hillsborough's Living History Event are Thomas Jefferson, Louisa May Alcott and Daniel Webster. Come and enjoy historic battles. Period music, tons of hands-on activities, costumes, stone arch bridge, village and cemetery tours, raptor program, blacksmith, pewter, artists, stone wall building demo, magician, dancing, wool artists, buggy rides, parade, gold panning, food and so much more. Wheel chair accessible.
Time: Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Admission: Adults, $10; seniors, $8; youth age 6-17, $5; children age 5 and younger, free
Telephone: 603-464-5858

Mount Washington Cog Railway Rail Fans Day - Marshfield Station, NH

Sep 11, 2015 - Sep 11, 2015 The Mount Washington Cog Railway, 3168 Base Station Road Marshfield Station, NH
WAY Rail fans dream come true! A day of coal-fired steam train and photo opportunities, visits with the steam crew as they service the trains, and a guided museum tour.

The regularly scheduled 9:15 a.m. steam trip will stop at Waumbek Switch, (about halfway up) for a photo run-by.

At the summit and upon return to the base the steam crew will be available for discussion. There will be a guided museum tour at 12:30 p.m.
Time: Consult event website


Mount Washington Cog Railway Guided Photo Tour - Marshfield Station, NH

Jul 13, 2015 - Sep 13, 2015 The Mount Washington Cog Railway, 3168 Base Station Road Marshfield Station, NH
WAY Now offering photo tours this summer season! Our photo tours are open to all abilities. The tour will include a round trip train ticket, four hours of shooting time at the summit with one-on-one instruction from a professional photographer and a boxed lunch. Participants should be prepared to traverse rocky terrain and be ready for all weather conditions. Use the provided guide for instructions, clothing, and gear guidelines.
Please plan to arrive 45 minutes prior to departure, tour will meet in the Base Station lobby for a short introduction before boarding. Call for details or to book in advance at 603-278-2255 or 603-278-2256 or send email to becky@thecog.com. Space is limited.
Time: Departing on the 10:30 a.m. train, returning to base at 4:30 pm.
Admission: $165 per person
Telephone: 603-278-2255


From Birds to Beasts: Audubon's Last Great Adventure - Manchester, NH

Jun 1, 2015 - Aug 30, 2015 Currier Museum of Art, 150 Ash Street Manchester, NH
During the Industrial Revolution, there was great public fascination with America’s unique and varied wildlife. John James Audubon shared that enthusiasm and sought to take advantage of it by portraying these animals in drawings and etchings. This exhibition features his interest in mammals, most of which were drawn to appear in their natural settings.
Time: Sunday, Monday, Wednesday-Friday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Admission: Adults, $12; seniors, $10; students, $9; youth age 13-17, $5; children under age 13, free
Telephone: 603-669-6144


The River House Restaurant Concert Series 2015 at Prescott Park - Portsmouth, NH

Jun 17, 2015 - Aug 19, 2015 Prescott Park, 105 Marcy Street Portsmouth, NH
Held in Prescott Park each Wednesday night and other nights throughout the season, you'll find some top-notch and riveting performers from around the globe. All offered in a gorgeous setting.
June 17. Neko Case w/ Jennifer O'Connor -- Canadian indie rock
June 24. Richard Thompson -- British folk rock legend
July 1. Yonder Mountain String Band -- Bluegrass music
July 4. The Steel Wheels -- Soulful mountain music
July 8. Thao & The Get Down Stay Down -- Alternative folk-rock
July 12. Milk Carton Kids -- Back-porch Americana and classic folk
July 15. Steve Earle & The Dukes -- Legendary songwriter
July 22. Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn -- Banjo maestros
July 24. The Devil Makes Three -- Finger-picked strongs and upsurging harmonies
July 29. Trampled By Turtles --
August 12. Matt Andersen -- Blues guitarist and singer
August 19. Bruce Cockburn -- Guitar prowess
Time: 7 p.m.
Admission: Suggested donation of $8 to $10

New Hampshire Music Festival - Plymouth, NH

Jul 7, 2015 - Aug 6, 2015 114 Main Street Plymouth, NH
Summer music festival that honors the tradition of classical music while exploring new artistic paths. NHMF connects the Lakes Region with an engaging, immersive festival experience through world-class performances, collaborations with community partners, and educational programs.
Time: Most concerts begin at 8 p.m.; see website for details
Admission: Tickets $22-$75; youth & students get 50% off
Telephone: 603-535-2787

TD Bank Summer Concert Series 2015 - Manchester, NH

Jul 9, 2015 - Aug 6, 2015 Veterans Memorial Park, 889 Elm Street Manchester, NH
All concerts are free and family-friendly. Bring a picnic blanket or chairs for comfort. Thursday night concerts run from 7 to 9:30 p.m.
July 9 -- Freese Brothers Big Band with opener Amanda McCarthy
July 16 -- Manchuka with opener Chris Cavanaugh
July 23 -- Houston Bernard Band with opener Larson Family Band
July 30 -- The Army Rock Band with opener Bryan Tidwell
August 6 -- Incadence with opener Lauren Hurley
Time: 7 to 9:30 p.m.

Ronan Tynan - Wolfeboro, NH

Jul 23, 2015 - Aug 23, 2015 Kingswood Performing Arts Center, 21 McManus Road Wolfeboro, NH
The Irish tenor Ronan Tynan’s has tremendous command of his repertoire.
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $65, $50, $40, and $20
Telephone: 603-569-7710

Satisfaction! The International Rolling Stones Show - Rochester, NH

Jul 29, 2015 - Jul 29, 2015 Rochester Opera House, 31 Wakefield Street Rochester, NH
The highly acclaimed Satisfaction! The International Rolling Stones Show has been featured in Showbiz Magazine and Rolling Stone Magazine as “The world’s greatest show honoring the Rolling Stones and their legacy.” The theatrical production features 50 years of classic Rolling Stones hits with the most authentic Stones’ cast and costuming. Cash bar Patrons under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Handicap access, balcony only
Time: 8 p.m.; doors open 7 p.m.
Admission: $15 advance/$18 door
Telephone: 603-335-1992

Glenn Miller Orchestra - Wolfeboro, NH

Jul 31, 2015 - Jul 31, 2015 Kingswood Performing Arts Center, 21 McManus Road Wolfeboro, NH
The legendary Glenn Miller was one of the most successful of all dance bandleaders back in the Swing Era of the 1930s and ’40s.
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $55, $40, $30, and $20
Telephone: 603-569-7710

WOKQ Countryfest 2015 - Portsmouth, NH

Aug 1, 2015 - Aug 1, 2015 Prescott Park, 105 Marcy Street Portsmouth, NH
Performers include Nashville recording artist Darren Bessette and his band; The Houston Bernard Band -- the bad boys of Boston country; Tom Dixon, who will take the stage at 1 p.m. with an intimate and entertaining acoustic performance.The day leads up to a rocking set from The Shana Stack Band. With two CD releases and enough awards to fill a U-Haul truck Shana and her crew are favorites in the Granite State and beyond.
Time: 1-5 p.m.

Boz Scaggs - Portsmouth, NH

Aug 2, 2015 - Aug 2, 2015 Music Hall Historic Theater, Chestnut Street Portsmouth, NH
The iconic rock legend brings his unique blend of blues, RandB, rock, and jazz to the stage in support of his new album, A Fool To Care. Boz Scaggs’s trademark sound demonstrate his respect for a wide spectrum of American roots music.
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $48; $65, $89

Ronan Tynan - Wolfeboro, NH

Aug 7, 2015 - Aug 7, 2015 Kingswood Performing Arts Center, 21 McManus Road Wolfeboro, NH
The Irish tenor Ronan Tynan has tremendous command of his repertoire.”
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $65, $50, $40, and $20
Telephone: 603-569-7710

Hot Club of Cowtown - Wolfeboro, NH

Aug 14, 2015 - Aug 14, 2015 Anderson Hall, 205 S. Main Street Wolfeboro, NH
Hot Club has woven a combination of different styles together to its own magical effect, blending country, jazz, and blues.”
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $35, $25, and $12
Telephone: 603-569-7710

Graham Nash - Portsmouth, NH

Aug 14, 2015 - Aug 14, 2015 Music Hall, 28 Chestnut Street Portsmouth, NH
First rising to fame with The Hollies and going on to form Crosby, Stills & Nash in 1968, this two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee will be playing career-spanning hits as well as newer material. Grahma Nash will be joined by Shane Fontayne on guitar and vocals..
Time: $49; $36
Telephone: 603-436-2400

Bluegrass at the Pines - Rindge, NH

Aug 16, 2015 - Aug 16, 2015 Cathedral of the Pines, Hale Road Rindge, NH
This one-day outdoor event, which overlooks majestic Mt. Monadnock in southwestern New Hampshire, features top bluegrass bands from New Hampshire, Vermont, and Massachusetts, including Bob Amos and Catamount Crossing, Bump Road Band, Cold Chocolate, and Tony Watt and Southeast Expressway. Jam sessions are encouraged! Food will be available for sale. Bring your blanket and a picnic, and enjoy the 200-acre site. Tickets may be ordered via email at laurie@cathedralofthepines.org
Time: 11 a.m.- 7 p.m.
Admission: Adults, $29; children age 6-12, $19
Telephone: 603-899-3300

B.B. King Memorial Concert with Claudette King, James Montgomery Band & Uptown Horns - Plymouth, NH

Aug 21, 2015 - Aug 21, 2015 The Flying Monkey, 39 S. Main Street Plymouth, NH
"The Thrill Is Gone"... but the music lives on! Join us as we celebrate the life and music of one of the blues all-time greats, B.B. King. The night will feature three acts who knew King well and performed alongside him.
Time: Consult event website
Admission: Tickets start at $29
Telephone: 603-536-2551

North Shore Acappella - Wolfeboro, NH

Aug 21, 2015 - Aug 21, 2015 Anderson Hall, 205 S. Main Street Wolfeboro, NH
North Shore Acappella has appeared as the opening act for The Temptations, The Platters, Ben E. King, Johnny Maestro, Al Jarreau, Roberta Flack, Frankie Vallie, and Gene Pitney.
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $30, $20, and $12
Telephone: 603-569-7710

The Palace Theatre and Fisher Cats Present Craig Morgan - Manchester, NH

Sep 25, 2015 - Sep 25, 2015 Northeast Delta Dental Stadium, 1 Line Drive Manchester, NH
The Palace Theatre and the Fisher Cats present country music star Craig Morgan, performing with special guest Aaron Parker at the home of the Fisher Cats, Northeast Delta Dental Stadium. 
Time: Gates open at 6 p.m. and music starts at 8 p.m.
Admission: $39
Telephone: 603-668-5588

Outdoor Activities

Love Your Lake Day/Antique Boat Parade - Sunapee, NH

Aug 9, 2015 - Aug 9, 2015 63 Main Street , Sunapee, NH
This free event includes crafts, activities and games for children, live aquatic plant specimens, scavenger hunts, loon exhibit, ice cream and popcorn, music, demonstrations and lovingly restored antique boats on display and in the parade. Free and fun for all ages!
Time: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; boat parade at 1 p.m.
Admission: Free

Parties, Dances, Balls

Covered Bridge Dance 2015 - Jackson, NH

Aug 1, 2015 - Aug 1, 2015 Covered Bridge Jackson, NH
Dance the night away on the Jackson Covered Bridge at this fun annual event, with music by Jon Sarty and the White Mountain Boys. Bring your chairs, blankets, friends, family and be ready to dance. Parking for this event will be marked. Food available.
Time: 7 p.m.

Science & Nature

Cog Railway AMC Natural History Train Tour - Marshfield Station, NH

Aug 31, 2015 - Aug 31, 2015 The Mount Washington Cog Railway, 3168 Base Station Road Marshfield Station, NH
WAY Join Appalachian Mountain Club Naturalist Nancy Ritger on the Cog Railway for a tour of Mount Washington's natural environment. At the summit we will spend about 3 hours exploring the tundra environment. We will walk down the Crawford Path and consider the adaptations of the plants and animals to live in such a harsh environment. From the low growing krumholtz to the tightly bound cushion plants, we will check out a variety of alpine species on our tour around the summit cone.
Guests must be able to traverse rocky terrain. Dress for mountain-top weather, include boots or sturdy shoes, layers, windbreaker or rain gear, gloves, hat and water. Lunch on own (summit snack bar accepts cash only). For details or to book in advance call 603-278-2255 or 603-278-2259, or email media@thecog.com. Space is limited.
Time: Train departs 12:30 p.m., returning around 5:30 p.m. Plan to arrive 45 minutes before departure. Round trip tour is about 5 hours:1 hour to the top, 3 hours at the summit, and one hour return to the base
Admission: $109 per person


“Peter Pan” in Prescott Park - Portsmouth, NH

Jun 26, 2015 - Aug 23, 2015 Prescott Park, 105 Marcy Street Portsmouth, NH
Based on J.M. Barrie's classic tale and featuring an unforgettable score by Morris "Moose" Charlap and Jule Styne with lyrics by Carolyn Leigh and Betty Comden and Adolph Green, Peter Pan is one of the most beloved family favorites of all time. This high-flying TONY Award-winning musical has been performed around the world and delighted audiences for 60 years. Performed most Thursdays through Sundays from June 26 to August 23
Time: Thursday and Sunday, 7 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 8: p.m.

“As You Like It” in Prescott Park - Portsmouth, NH

Jul 12, 2015 - Aug 16, 2015 Prescott Park, 105 Marcy Street Portsmouth, NH
Seven Stages Shakespeare Company presents William Shakespeare's comedy “As You Like It,” a tale of adventure, kinship, exploration, courage, and romance. Enjoy an afternoon of Shakespeare and sunshine in Prescott Park by the Piscataqua River with the exiled, cross-dressing and witty Rosalind and her cousin Celia; the faithful and love-struck Orlando and his older brother Oliver; the wily Touchstone; and the melancholy Jaques. This cast of notable and beloved characters that have brought this story to life since it was first penned. Performance dates: July 12, 19, 26; August 2, 9, 16.
Time: 3 p.m.
Admission: Free

ACT ONE presents the hilarious comedy THAT DARN PLOT - Portsmouth, NH

Aug 7, 2015 - Aug 22, 2015 West End Studio Theatre, 959 Islington Street Portsmouth, NH
Mark W. Transom, famed playwright, must create a play in one night or lose everything. Half asleep & half drunk, Transom hastily whips up a comedy about putting on a play. Characters come to life before his eyes and things are going well until a mysterious character arrives straight from the playwright’s unconscious!
Time: Fridays, 8 p.m.; Saturdays, 2 and 8 p.m.
Admission: $14-$20
Telephone: 603-300-2986