Annual Beach Events

Beginning Saturday's May 7th, May 14th, 21st, 28th, 29th, 30th. Beginning nightly on June 14th - Sept 5th, 2016. Over 80 free concerts "under the stars." From country to pop and big bands, enjoy this free entertainment for the entire family.
Wednesdays and Holidays, two shows nightly 7:00-8:00 & 8:30-9:30 pm. Schedules of performances available at Information Center, 180 Ocean Blvd (next to outdoor stage).
Ocean Boulevard
Hampton Beach, NH

Wednesdays and Holidays, at 9:30 PM, beginning Sun., May 29, 2016 (Memorial Day) - Sat., Sept. 10, 2016, Every Wednesday night beginning June 15th, 2016. Rain day for Wednesday shoots will be the following Friday. Special Shoots:
Sat. Jun. 18-Sand Castle Competition
July 4th
Sept 4th, Labor Day
Sept. 10th - 8:15 PM Seafood Festival Weekend
"End of Year Special Fireworks Display On the Beach!" New Year's Eve December 31 at 8 PM
Hampton Beach, NH

June 17 - 18, 2017. Hampton Beach Catamaran Regatta has become a highlight of the summer as champions and (relatively) new sailors alike converge on Hampton Beach for a weekend of sailing. Hosting races throughout the day, and held close to the shores so that visitors and non-sailors can admire the spectacle of colorful sails. Bring your cameras! A truly magnificent site. Sailors contact
Ocean Boulevard
Hampton Beach, NH

June 14 - 17th, 2017
Viewing thru July 3rd.--The now famous Sand Sculpting Competition. 15 Masters, that compete around the world, come and sculpt with the hopes of winning. Over $15,000 in prize money. Awards Saturday night, June 17, at the Seashell Stage. Fireworks shoot to follow, 9:30 PM
A weeks worth of artistry right in front of your eyes. Interested Master Sand Sculptors may contact event co-organizer: The event is funded by the Hampton Beach Village District and Sponsors, in cooperation with The Hampton Area Chamber of Commerce and The NH Division of Parks. Interested sponsors or volunteers should contact the Hampton Chamber of Commerce at 603-926-8718, or
Mon. – Wed. – June 12 – 14 Massive 100 Ton Sponsor Site Created
Wed., June 14 – Sponsors Grand Finale with a Master Group Carve.
Thurs., Fri., & Sat., June 15-16-17 – Solo Competition $15,000 purse and entry awards.
Sat., June 17 – 1:00 – 4:00 PM Voting for People’s Choice Award.
Sat., June 17 at 8:00 PM Awards Ceremony on Sea Shell Stage. Special Fireworks Display at 9:30.
The event is lighted for nightly viewing thru July 3rd.
Ocean Boulevard
Hampton Beach, NH

Starting at dusk July 10, 17, 31, Aug 7, 14, 21, 28, 2017 -Fun Family Entertainment. All for Free! An evening under the stars on our 5 star beach. Weather permitting. Movies to be on the beach near the Playground.
Ocean Boulevard near Playground
Hampton Beach, NH

Sat. July 30th, 2016. Little/JR Miss Hampton Beach Saturday July 30th, at 2PM a sister pageant to Miss Hampton Beach we will be crowning a Little Miss and JR Miss Hampton Beach to help in promoting our seacoast area. Visit for an application or contact us by email at:
Seashell at Hampton Beach NH
Hampton Beach, NH
Mon., August 14th, 2017 - Fri., August 18th, 2017. Five days of free activities for children and their families including sandcastle contests, costume parades, Ronald McDonald Magic Show, children's entertainment on the Sea Shell Stage. Free ice cream, Coca-Cola and...every child wins a prize! For schedule of daily activities please return to this site in the near future. Thank you.
Ocean Boulevard
Hampton Beach, NH

Fri, August 25th, 2017 - Sun, August 27th, 2017
Come watch talented entertainers compete for cash prizes. 1st $1,00, 2nd $500, 3rd $300. Limited to Vocalist in one of two categories. (Junior & Senior) Junior category, up to age 18. Senior category, age 18 and over. For registration information contact Glen French.
Seashell at Hampton Beach NH
Hampton Beach, NH
Fri., September 8 - Sun., September 10, 2017
Seafood Festival & Sidewalk Sale Days. September 8th, 4PM-9PM, September 9th, 10AM-9PM, September 10th, 10AM-6PM.
Ocean Boulevard
Hampton Beach, NH

December 2n7, 2016. For more information contact the Hampton Chamber of Commerce at 603.926.8718.
Lafayette Road
Hampton, NH
High School Plunge Feb. 4th, 2017. Regular plunge Feb. 5th, 2017. To benefit the Special Olympics Plungers will brave the icy Atlantic to raise awareness and support for the athletes of Special Olympics New Hampshire. Plungers may participate individually or in Flocks (groups of 5 or more Plungers or Chickens). Chickens fundraise like a Plunger but stay warm while viewing the Plunge from the Chicken Coop. Visit the Web Site for more times and detailed information or visit the Penguin Plunge Photo Gallery. Contact the Special Olympics of NH organization. Please visit the website below for more information on participation and spectator activities.
Oean Boulevard
Hampton Beah, NH

Saturday, June 4th, 2016,
June 18th
July 9th
July 16th, August 6th
8AM - 6PM, SPIKE UNIVERSITY is an organization that grows and graduates youth beach volleyball players toward: -Recruited to a national division 1 beach volleyball team -Advancing volleyball skills for elite beach tournament competition -Improving indoor volleyball skills using the very rigorous beach experience We maximize your happiness with your volleyball game. Spike-U provides opportunities to learn, compete and love the sport of beach volleyball. Our great coaching, clinics and competitions utilize unique techniques in helping you realize fun and success! We partner with you, your teammate and your parents to bring your game to a higher level. Whether you want to learn beach volleyball for fun, compete or become a world tour player, SPIKE-U is for you. Every SPIKE-U player graduates into one of 3 levels.......Bronze, Silver or Gold depending on their individual and team based skills. Players can also achieve two premier ranks: "Queens of the Beach" (team) and "Master" (individual). Don't worry about where you're located in New England (CT,MA,ME,NH,RI,VT) or Canada, SPIKE-U utilizes local sand volleyball courts for private instruction and clinics just for you. Check out our map of sand courts in New England .
170 Ocean Blvd
Hampton, NH
Sunday, May 29th, 2016, 1-4PM. For the first time, we are hosting Open Auditions for our Talent Show, which is held in August. In the past the only way to audition was to send in a CD with your audio. That is still an option (download the talent competition application here) but if you'd like to come to the Open Auditions on May 29 from 1-4 p.m., please consider singing your heart out for us and the audience at the Seashell stage. The winners of the talent competition (held August 26-28, 2016) will win $1,000 for first place, $500 for second place and $300 for third place in both categories (juniors, for those under 18 and seniors, for those over 18). This should be a fun day of vocal talent on the Seashell stage.
Seashell Stage
Hampton , NH

May 20th & 21st, 2017 - Enjoy the family fun and events at the 2017 NHTA Tow and Trade Show, Returning to Hampton Beach State Park. This popular event features a huge parade of trucks, vendors, a rodeo competition, food raffles, and family oriented activities. For information on the NHTA family Tow and Trade Show, download the program, call (603) 863-4206, or visit Enjoy the famous, impressive parade on Sunday, May 21st.

Returning again, to the Ashworth Hotel on April 30th, 10AM - 5PM, and May 1st, 10AM - 4PM, for a wonderful exhibition of Seaglass treasures. During the weekend of April 30 & May 1, 2016, The 2nd Northeast Sea Glass Expo will take place at The Ashworth by the Sea in Hampton, NH. Over 50 artists from all over the East Coast will showcase their creations from sea glass, beachstones, driftwood and shells. You will not believe the beautiful jewelry and home items that these creative people make from items found along the beach. Admission is $5. And the artists generously donate an item for the hourly raffles. All money raised benefits The Molly Fund. For additional information, please like our Facebook page, The Northeast Sea Glass Expo.
295 Ocean Boulevard
Hampton, NH
Kites of all colors will fill the sky above Hampton Beach as a sign of hope and support for those affected by cancer at Exeter Hospital's 9th annual Kites Against Cancer event. This community event will be held on Sunday, May 21st from 11:00 am – 3:00 pm at Hampton Beach (near the Oceanfront Pavilion). The event kicks off with Zumba® at 11 a.m. followed by family-friendly activities including kite flying and decorating, face painting, raffles, refreshments, music provided by Z107, and more. Proceeds from the event benefit The Beyond the Rainbow Fund at Exeter Hospital providing financial assistance and support to patients in need at Exeter Hospital's Center for Cancer Care. Special kites available the day of the event, as well as in advance at various Seacoast locations beginning in mid-April. Participants will receive a complimentary kite with a $10 donation. Individuals are encouraged to decorate their kites or personalize in honor or in memory of a loved one. For more information, visit or call 603-580-6668.
By the Statue
Hampton, NH
Sept. 24 - 25th, 2016 - 43nd annual Granite State Wheelmen ride benefits bicycle education and advocacy. Online registration opens soon. Join us for a great ride along New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Maine coast this fall. Volunteer and ride for free.

Hampton, NH
Come join our 1 or 3 mile Walk by the Sea along Hampton Beach. It is the one time during the year when the whole brain injury community comes together to celebrate our accomplishments and share a fun day at the shore. This annual event helps us to continue our efforts to create more public awareness about the "silent epidemic" and ultimately fulfill our mission. Sponsored by the Brain Injury Association
Hampton Beach State Park
Hampton, NH
Bretton Woods to Hampton Beach, NH. Reach The Beach consists of 12-person standard teams and 6-person ultra teams that will rotate through 36 transition areas as they cover the approximate 200-mile course. Each relay team member will run 3 legs (6 legs for ultras) of varying lengths and difficulty, and will cover an average total distance of about16.6 miles (about 33 miles for ultras). Runners rotate in a set order once the race begins and will be obligated to follow this rotation until the final runner reaches the beach. All teams are expected to maintain an average pace of approximately 10 minutes per mile as they complete the course. The Reach The Beach (RTB) Relay began in 1999 by two multi-sport athletes with a goal of creating a 200-mile overnight team relay event that would run from the White Mountains, to the shores of the Atlantic Ocean and conclude at a beach front party in Hampton Beach, New Hampshire.

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The Smuttynose Rockfest is the flattest and easiest course in New England. It may also be one of the prettiest! It includes a half marathon or 5K distance and a cool Rock n Roll Band party after. It includes a half marathon or 5K distance and a cool Rock n’ Roll Band party after.. Great food, Smuttynose Beer and a live Rock n’ Roll Party! Enter Today: This race has closed out weeks early every year! The food tent will be serving Lobster Rolls, Clam Chowdah, Smuttynose Beer, and Stonyfield Yogurt and more! (Registered participants only) Vegetarian offering also available.

Hampton, NH


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