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Events Calendar - 2019

Be sure to check out the listings of year-round Fairs & Festivals throughout New England.

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Antiques

Sage Farm Antiques Junque Jam -- Portsmouth NH

Sep 20, 2019 - Sep 22, 2019 Cisco Brewers at Pease International Tradeport, 35 Corporate Drive, Portsmouth, NH

One hundreds vendors of the best in vintage, antique, artisan wares and home decor show their goods under four huge tents on the grounds of Cisco Brewers. The day includes food, music, a cash bar and demonstrations of painting techniques and tips. A juried array of furniture (bring your trucks and vans!), home decor, seasonal accents and quality artisan wares is available. Early bird tickets available.

Art Show

Art in the Park -- Keene NH

Aug 31, 2019 - Sep 1, 2019 Ashuelot River Park on West Street Keene, NH

This is a judged exhibition. Artists come from all over New England to exhibit and sell their work. Other highlights include live music.

Art in the Park 2019

Aug 31, 2019 - Sep 1, 2019 Ashuelot River Park on West Street in Keene, NH

Artists come from all over New England to exhibit and sell their work. Other highlights include music provided by local musicians, and the promotion of high school artists.

Arts & Crafts Shows

Great North Woods Arts and Crafts Fair 2019 -- Columbia NH

Aug 25, 2019 - Aug 25, 2019 Great North Woods Center for the Arts, 1993 US Route 3, Columbia, NH

Featuring artisans and crafters from around the region with their own creations for sale. Children's activities and lunch foods available as well.

River Valley Artisans Art & Wine Tour -- Westmoreland NH

Sep 7, 2019 - Sep 8, 2019 Summit winery, 719 Route 12 Westmoreland, NH

Poocham Winery and Summit Winery serve their wines at this weekend of art, wine, food and fun. Taste some wine and stroll among the displays of oil paintings, watercolors, pastels, etched glass, delicately carved eggs, stunning art photography, crafted fine jewelry, fiber art, amazing wooden ware along with other hand-made items.

Children & Families

Fairy House Tour -- Portsmouth NH

Sep 21, 2019 - Sep 22, 2019 See description below Portsmouth, NH

The Portsmouth Fairy House Tour displays 250 fairy houses on the grounds of Strawbery Banke, Governor John Langdon House, and in Prescott Park. Information and ticket booths will be at Marcy Street across from the flagpole in Prescott Park and at the Governor John Langdon House at 143 Pleasant Street. Tour attendees can also enter through Strawbery Banke Museum entrances. All tour guests must check in at a ticket booth or other point of entry to receive their tour maps and wristbands - tickets will not be mailed.

Fireworks

Summer Fireworks 2019 in New Hampshire - Hampton Beach, Hillsborough, Weirs Beach, Jaffrey, NH

Jun 28, 2019 - Sep 7, 2019 various locations Hampton Beach, Hillsborough, Weirs Beach, Jaffrey, NH

Enjoy fireworks all summer long. See listings below and check back as we add more listings.

July 3-August 28 -- Hampton Beach. Fireworks are held every Wednesday on the beach at the top of B and C Streets, beside the Atlantic Ocean. All of the shoots are at 9:30 p.m., with a rain date of the following Friday if they are cancelled. The 2019 dates are July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31; August 7, 14, 21, 28; September 1 and 7.

July 20-August 10 -- Weirs Beach. Saturdays, July 20 and 27; August 3 and 10. August 17 is a make-up date, if needed. All regular shows are 14-15 minute displays, shot from a barge. At 10 p.m. Great viewing from the boardwalk or on a boat out on the lake.

August 17 -- Jaffrey, Festival of Fireworks 2019 at Jaffrey Airport / Silver Ranch Airport, 190 Turnpike Road (Route 124)

Food trucks

Southern NH Food Truck Festival -- Nashua NH

Sep 21, 2019 - Sep 21, 2019 Holman Stadium, 67 Amherst Street, Nashua, NH

This year, the festival brings a new VIP tent, more food trucks, live music, a DJ, yard games, a corn hole tournament, a bigger Zone, craft beer. There will be parking in the immediate surrounding parking lots the day of the event.

Food, Wine, Beer

Burger Night at Brookford Farm

Aug 31, 2019 - Aug 31, 2019 250 West Road Canterbury, NH

Join this family friendly event held at Brookford Farm. The evening includes a tractor ride and farm tours, live local music, and grass-fed burgers. Each burger plate is served with seasonal farm salads and vegetables, farmstead cheeses and fermented krauts. There’s plenty of room for frisbee, wiffle ball, or a stroll around the pasture. You can even take a walk down to our river front beach. BYOB. Picnic blankets and chairs welcome

Guided Tours

Gorham Moose Tours -- Gorham NH

Aug 5, 2019 - Sep 30, 2019 Tours depart from Gorham Information Booth, 69 Main Street, Gorham, NH

This 3-to-4 hour tour takes place on comfortable tour buses. When possible and safe, we allow visitors to disembark the bus and get a closer look at these beautiful animals. Our success rate historically runs in the 93 to 97 percent range, including one fortunate tour that spotted 12 moose! Like all wild animals, moose can be unpredictable and there is no guarantee of seeing a moose, but the tour driver does everything possible to ensure a sighting on every tour.

Music

River House Restaurant Concert Series 2019 at Prescott Park

Jun 16, 2019 - Sep 1, 2019 Prescott Park, Marcy Street, Portsmouth, NH

Fine performers from around the world entertain in this beautiful riverside park. See event website for descriptions of performers.
August
August 4 -- Kurt Vile; August 8 -- The Del McCoury Band; August 10 -- Galactic; August 11 -- Tommy Gallant Jazz Festival XXIV; August 14 -- Fruition; August 16 -- Margo Price; August 18 -- Anderson East; August 19 -- Courtney Barnett; August 23 -- Ripe; August 30 -- Darlingside; August 31 -- The Sheepdogs.
September
September 1 -- Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn.

Tuesdays on the Terrace -- Portsmouth NH

Jul 2, 2019 - Aug 26, 2019 Strawbery Banke Museum, 14 Hancock Street Portsmouth, NH

The popular open-air acoustic music concerts series, Tuesdays on the Terrace, returns to Strawbery Banke Museum.
August 6 - Tom Richter & The Sidewalk Boys
August 13 - Laura Fox & Whitney Roy
August 20 - Gary Sredzienski
August 27 - Noteworthy: Linda Bieber & Mitch Shuldman

Gov’t Mule

Sep 18, 2019 - Sep 18, 2019 Capitol Center For The Arts, 44 South Main Street Concord, NH

Merging rock, blues, jazz, and funk, the trio Gov't Mule carved out a place in the American rock ’n’ roll canon with a string of influential albums.

Collective Soul

Sep 24, 2019 - Sep 24, 2019 Capitol Center For The Arts, 44 South Main Street Concord, NH

Ever since the this rock band from Stockbridge, Georgia, burst onto the national scene with its debut "Hints Allegations and Things Left Unsaid," and hits like “Shine” and “Breathe,” Collective Soul has been on an upward trajectory across the world.

Steel Pulse

Sep 24, 2019 - Sep 24, 2019 Music Hall, 28 Chestnut Street Portsmouth, NH

Marking the 40th anniversary of their debut album, Steel Pulse has never wavered in a career-long commitment to better mankind through reggae music.

Concert & Stargazing at Cathedral of the Pines -- Rindge NH

Sep 27, 2019 - Sep 27, 2019 Cathedral of the Pines, 10 Hale Hill Road Rindge, NH

Classical Irish performance featuring a trio of vocals, fiddle, and accordion. New Hampshire Astronomical Society will lead a free guided tour of the skies after the concert.

Concert & Stargazing with Monadnock Music

Sep 27, 2019 - Sep 27, 2019 Cathedral of the Pines,10 Hale Hill Road, Rindge, NH

Classical Irish performance featuring a trio of vocals, fiddle, and accordion. New Hampshire Astronomical Society leads a free guided tour of the skies following the concert.

Celtic Night

Sep 29, 2019 - Sep 29, 2019 Bank of New Hampshire Stage, 16 South Main Street Concord, NH

Celtic Night is co-hosted by fiddlers Jordan Tirrell-Wysocki and Liz Faiella. Each Celtic Night may feature guest appearances by some of the region’s top traditional Irish and Scottish musicians. After the show, local musicians are invited to join the performers in an all-comers session until 8 p.m. – bring your instruments. Celtic Night repeats on October 27, November 24, and December 29.

Rustic Overtones

Nov 23, 2019 - Nov 23, 2019 Bank of New Hampshire stage, 16 South Main Street. Concord, NH

Rustic Overtones is a seven-piece rock band from Portland Maine that play indie rock influenced by soul, punk, jazz and psychedelic music of the 1960s and 1970s.

Outdoor Activities

Sunrise Drives Up Mount Washington Auto Road

Aug 25, 2019 - Aug 25, 2019 Mount Washington Auto Road, Route16 Gorham, NH

The Mount Washington Auto Road opens early on three Sundays every summer, allowing guests to drive themselves to the summit of Mount Washington to see the sunrise. Due to the popularity of these drives, don’t wait until the last minute to arrive; you may spend time waiting at the Toll House due to traffic. Guided van rides are available by reservation. Limited food service available on these dates. Dates: August 25 Directions to Mount Washington Auto Road .

Rail Trail Ramble -- Lebanon NH

Sep 2, 2019 - Sep 2, 2019 The Rail Trail (near the CCBA Witherell Center) Lebanon, NH

Walk, run, bike or stroll the trail. Bring the kids. Bring the grandparents. Go a little way. Go a long way. Enjoy some pie at the final rest stop in Enfield. When you've have had your fill of exercise, enjoy a raffle, a barbecue, and live music on the Lebanon Green/Colburn Park. Proceeds benefit Headrest, Inc., a non-profit organization that helps people with a substance use disorder.

Parties, Dances, Balls

Rewind '80s Party -- Concord NH

Aug 24, 2019 - Aug 24, 2019 Bank of New Hampshire Stage, 16 South Main Street Concord, NH

Come dressed in your best 1980s outfit and dance the night away at NH’s newest live venue and club!

Labor Day Weekend Pow Wow -- Sanbornton NH - Sanbornton, NH

Aug 30, 2019 - Sep 1, 2019 109 Osgood Road Sanbornton, NH

All are welcome to enjoy Native American drums, dancing, children’s crafts, raffles and vendors, food and drinks. There will be a fry bread stand with wajopi and other toppings.

Science & Nature

Solar Gazing at Castle in the Clouds

Jul 1, 2019 - Aug 26, 2019 Castle in the Clouds, Route 171, 586 Ossipee Park Rdoad, Moultonborough, NH

Disobey your mother and look at the sun… through a hydrogen alpha telescope. Marc Stowbridge of the NH Astronomical Society will set up his telescope in the field by Shannon Pond. Stop by, have a look, and learn about what you’ve never really seen. For cancellation notifications, call 603-476-5900 the day of the event. All Mondays through August 26.