New Hampshire Summer Event Schedule
New Hampshire is the place to be this summer! It boasts a variety of festivals, celebrations and special events in July, August and September that are fun for everyone! Keep reading for 5 unique NH events that you won’t want to miss!
1. Conway Scenic Railroad: A Day Out With Thomas ~ July 13-15 and July 20-22, 2018
Children love the chance to take a ride on Thomas the Tank and visit with Sir Topham Hat! Other activities include bounce houses, mini golf, live entertainment, face painting, and arts and crafts. Tickets are $22.00 for ages 2 and up. For train times, location and additional details please visit www.conwayscenic.com/blog/day-out-with-thomas
2. Sail Portsmouth and Tall Ship Celebration ~ Jul 25, 2018 – Jul 29, 2018
This event will be will include the Parade of Sail, daytime sailing trips, tours of the Tall Ships, a Captain’s Reception, food, music and a variety of exhibits. According to the website www.sailportsmouthnh.org, there will be 3 Tall Ships this year; Schooner Harvey Gamage, Oliver Hazard Perry and Schooner Roseway.
3. Hampton Beach Children’s Festival ~ August 13 through August 17, 2018
This annual fun filled kid event is packed with activities including magic shows, storytelling, ice cream, balloons, dancing, contests and even a giant costume parade! All festival activities are free and open to the public. You can find more information at www.hamptonbeach.org/events/childrens-events
4. Hopkinton State Fair ~ August 31 through September 3, 2018
A classic state fair with midway rides, food and games that also offers a demolition derby, rodeo and tractor pulling events. You can find more information on prices, show times and advanced ticket purchases at www.hsfair.org/midway
5. Hampton Beach Seafood Festival ~ September 7 through September 9, 2018
The Hampton Beach Seafood Festival, as quoted on the Hampton Beach website, “has been rated one of the Top 100 Events in North America by the American Bus Association.” This event features amazing seafood dishes provided by some of the Seacoast’s favorite restaurants. You can listen to music, watch fireworks, browse items at the sidewalk sale, grab a refreshing a drink at the beer tent while savoring the taste of steamers (steamed clams), lobster, shrimp and so much more. Please visit www.hamptonbeach.org/events/seafood-festival to learn more about the 29th Annual Hampton Beach Seafood Festival activities.