Events Calendar - 2023

Find a multitude of fun events and great things to do, including weekend events, throughout the year, like music; festivals; comedy; outdoor fun; boat cruises; excursions for families and kids; food, wine and beer tastings. Weather is no problem; lots of things to do happen indoors.
Be sure to check out the listings of year-round Fairs & Festivals throughout New England. See also, Great Things to Do.

Please remember to check about health & safety guidelines with each venue before purchasing tickets or attending an event.

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Saco River Pow Wow – North Conway NH

Aug 5, 2023 - Aug 6, 2023 Hussey Park, 244 River Road, North Conway, NH

All are welcome to attend this Native American event. There will be drums, dancers, food, vendors, raffles and storytelling. This event is hosted by the New Hampshire Intertribal Native American Council.


Colonial Barn Dance – New Castle NH

Jun 24, 2023 - Jun 24, 2023 301 Wentworth Road, New Castle, NH

The caller for the evening will be Sue Hunt who plays regularly in New Hampshire and Vermont for public dances, private events and private gatherings. Her style is the traditional New England solid dancing beat for traditional New England contra and square dances. String Equinox will provide the music: they play New England style barn dances, square dances and contradances. All dances are taught and no experience is necessary to have a wonderful time.


Somersworth Summer Fest – Somersworth NH

Jun 10, 2023 - Jun 10, 2023 85 Main Street, Somersworth, NH

Enjoy live performances by Texas Pete and Whiskey Horse, food trucks, shops, games and more. There will also be a beer garden, a wing eating competition, and a cornhole tournament.  

Peter Makris Memorial Run – Laconia NH

Jun 10, 2023 - Jun 10, 2023 Various locations, Laconia, NH

Vermont Cannabis Week 2022

Calling all motorcycle lovers! Kicking off the 100th anniversary Laconia Motorcycle Week is this ride through town followed by tons of good food and good company. For the 17th year, the Peter Makris Memorial Run honors Makris, who was the patriarch of the NASWA Resort, the official hotel of the rally. 


Living History Weekend – New Castle NH

Jun 24, 2023 - Jun 25, 2023 301 Wentworth Road, New Castle, NH

The New Castle Historical Society is organizing a living history weekend on New Castle Common, complete with a period encampment, New England military reenactors portraying frontier soldiers from 1623-1783, and colonial artisans. The artisans attending will include a medical surgeon, laundry lady, corn husk doll maker, herbalist/healer, spinner and blacksmith.


Writers on a New England Stage: Geraldine Brooks with Horse – Portsmouth NH

Jun 21, 2023 - Jun 21, 2023 28 Chestnut Street, Portsmouth, NH

Pulitzer prize-winner and international bestselling author Geraldine Brooks comes to The Music Hall to discuss her newest novel, Horse, based on the remarkable true story of the record-breaking thoroughbred Lexington, Brooks braids a generations-spanning story of spirit, obsession, and our unfinished reckoning with racism.


NASCAR Weekend

Jul 14, 2023 - Jul 16, 2023 1122 Route 106 North, Loudon, NH

On-track action kicks off Friday with practice and qualifying sessions for the NASCAR Xfinity Series and NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour plus Friday Night Dirt Duels at The Flat Track. The action continues with NASCAR Cup Series qualifying, the Ambetter Health 200 NASCAR Xfinity Series race and Mohegan Sun 100 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour race on Doubleheader Saturday and culminates with the Cup Series taking on “The Magic Mile” Sunday for the Crayon 301. Don’t miss all of the exciting off-track action including The Groove fan hangout, concerts from Dirty Deeds: The AC/DC Experience and Shot of Poison, family movie night featuring Top Gun Maverick, a variety of performers, fireworks, carnival games and so much more.

Mud Bowl – North Conway NH

Sep 8, 2023 - Sep 10, 2023 North Conway Community Center, 78 Norcross Circle, North Conway, NH

The Mud Bowl is a touch football tournament played in the mud. Teams from all across New England compete for prizes and bragging rights, and spectators can watch their favorites get down and dirty from the cleaner sidelines. Food and beer will also be available.

Street Fairs

Hebron Fair – Hebron NH

Jul 29, 2023 - Jul 29, 2023 16 Church Lane, Hebron, NH

This fair has been held since 1952. Enjoy shopping for locally-made crafts, food, a sale, games, a dunking booth, hame baked goods, a book tent, live music and more. 


The Secret Gardens of New Castle – New Castle NH

Jun 16, 2023 - Jun 17, 2023 29 Wentworth Road New Castle, NH

The Great Island Garden Club invites you to join New Castle’s 400th anniversary celebration with a self-guided walking tour of some of the most beautiful gardens in the town’s Historic District. This is a unique opportunity to stroll the charming streets and take in the variety of landscapes that flourish on this scenic island. The event will take place rain or shine.