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Arts & Crafts Shows

Craft Fair at the Bay - Alton Bay, NH

Jul 11, 2015 - Jul 12, 2015 Alton Bay Community House, 24 Mt. Major Highway Alton Bay, NH
Over 75 booths of American made arts, crafts, specialty foods and live music. Held rain or shine.  
Time: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Admission: Free admission
Telephone: 603-332-2616

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

Car Racing

NASCAR at New Hampshire Motor Speedway - Loudon, NH

Jul 19, 2015 - Jul 19, 2015 1122 NH Route 106 Loudon, NH
The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series returns to New Hampshire for the 23rd consecutive year. This crucial Race for the Chase can play a big role in building a driver's momentum toward a championship run. New Hampshire Motor Speedway
Time: See event website for details
Telephone: 603-783-4931

Children & Families

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


Hilarity at the Music Hall: Trevor Noah of The Daily Show - Portsmouth, NH

Jul 18, 2015 - Jul 18, 2015 The Music Hall Historic Theater, 28 Chestnut Street Portsmouth, NH
Trevor Noah, the new host of Comedy Central’s The Daily Show, will make his Portsmouth debut. Performing just a few U.S. dates with his brand new show Lost in Translation, Noah’s sharp wit, intelligent commentary, and unmistakable charm have established him as one of the foremost comedians of his generation.
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $32; $46
Telephone: 603-436-2400


Visit Hancock Gardens - Hancock, NH

Jul 18, 2015 - Jul 18, 2015 The Tour begins at the Vestry on Main Street Hancock, NH
Want to be inspired with fresh ideas for your garden? Eleven unique gardens in the village of Hancock and surrounding countryside will be featured, such as a Japanese garden, a pollinating garden and beautiful flower gardens. Email:
Time: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Admission: $15 in advance; $20 day of the tour
Telephone: 603-525-8011


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


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

Village Harmony Concert - Keene, NH

Jun 24, 2015 - Jul 24, 2015 Congregation Ahavas Achim, 84 Hastings Avenue Keene, NH
Village Harmony Concert: Music of the Baka pygmies, traditional sacred and secular songs from Caucasus Georgia, South African songs and dances, American shape-note singing, and the Litanies for the Virgin by French baroque composer Antoine Charpentier.
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: Suggested admission at the door is $10; students and seniors, $5
Telephone: 603-899-3249

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.

Blood Sweat and Tears - Wolfeboro, NH

Jul 10, 2015 - Jul 10, 2015 Kingswood Performing Arts Center, 21 McManus Road Wolfeboro, NH
Bobby Colomby's original vision for Blood Sweat and Tears was quite simple: Find the greatest musicians and the rest is easy.
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $80, $70, $50, and $25
Telephone: 603-569-7710

Hot Tuna with Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams - Plymouth, NH

Jul 10, 2015 - Jul 10, 2015 The Flying Monkey, 39 South Main Street Plymouth, NH
Hot Tuna returns to The Flying Monkey! This time around its will be joined by Larry Campbell and his wife Teresa Williams. Don't miss an evening of great music performed by these living legends!
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: Tickets start at $39

Groovechild - Rochester, NH

Jul 17, 2015 - Jul 17, 2015 Rochester Opera House, 31 Wakefield Street Rochester, NH
Groovechild exploded onto the early 90s scene with an out-of-the-ordinary rock/funk/jazz sound. With the amazing playing of guitarist Bryan Killough and the powerful vocals of Jeff Bibbo creating their signature sound, the band welcomes back longtime bass player Nate Edgar (Nth Power, John Brown’s Body) and gifted drummer Nikki Glaspie (Nth Power, Dumpstafunk) to the line-up. Cash bar. Patrons under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Handicap access, balcony only
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $15 advance/$18 door
Telephone: 603-335-1992

Dave Mason with Traffic Jam - Plymouth, NH

Jul 17, 2015 - Jul 17, 2015 The Flying Monkey, 39 S. Main Street Plymouth, NH
Take a journey back to the greatest days of classic rock with Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and co-founder of the legendary band Traffic, Dave Mason. Don’t miss this legendary guitarist as he celebrates the music of Traffic with a plugged-in rock show!
Time: 7:30 p'.m.
Admission: $39
Telephone: 603-536-2551

The Best of Broadway with the Great Waters Chorus and Orchestra - Wolfeboro, NH

Jul 18, 2015 - Jul 18, 2015 Kingswood Performing Arts Center, 21 McManus Road Wolfeboro, NH
This season’s Broadway repertoire focuses on choruses from musicals like 42nd Street, Oliver, Titanic, West Side Story and the music of Richard Rodgers. The spotlight is on the chorus!
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $50, $35, $30, and $20
Telephone: 603-569-7710

The Wailers with Aston Barrett - Plymouth, NH

Jul 18, 2015 - Jul 18, 2015 The Flying Monkey, 39 South Main Street Plymouth, NH
There is no more legendary band in Jamaican music history than The Wailers. Well into its fifth decade, The Wailers truly are living legends who embody the nobility, conviction and progressiveness of Bob Marley and his music.
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $35 and up
Telephone: 603-536-2551

Folk Festival at Prescott Park - Portsmouth, NH

Jul 25, 2015 - Jul 25, 2015 Prescott Park, 105 Marcy Street Portsmouth, NH
Join some of the top performers in this celebration of America's truest art form at one of Prescott Park's best events, featuring The Wood Brothers, Pokey Lafarge, Shakey Graves, and the Stray Birds. Suggested donation is $8 - $10.
Time: Consult event website

Jonathan Edwards - Wolfeboro, NH

Jul 25, 2015 - Jul 25, 2015 Anderson Hall, 205 S. Main Street Wolfeboro, NH
Four decades into a stellar career of uncompromising musical integrity, Jonathan Edwards performs songs of passion, insight, humor, all in a tenor that keeps improving with age.
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $30, $20, and $12
Telephone: 603-569-7710

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

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
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

Performing Arts, Theater, Dance

Circus Smirkus Big Top Tour 2015: Bon Appétit! - Hanover, Keene, NH

Jul 11, 2015 - Jul 16, 2015 Hanover, Keene, NH
Every summer, a new company of Smirkus Troupers, ages 10 to 18, takes to the road in traditional mud show fashion for a performance tour of New England. Smirkos perform to sell-out crowds in Circus Smirkus’s own European-style one-ring big top tent. Detailed schedule.
July 11-13 in Hanover, NH. Six shows at Fullington Farm Field. Saturday, 2:30 and 7:30 pm; Sunday, 11 am and 4 pm; Monday, 1 and 7 pm
July 15-16 in Keene, NH. Four shows at Cheshire Fairgrounds. 1 and 6 pm
Time: See event website for details


“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