Special Firework Shoot Hampton Beach, NH May 24

This fireworks display will be held in honor of Memorial Day. Fireworks are held weekly every Wednesday during the summer, on the beach at the top of B and C Streets, beside the Atlantic Ocean. Bring a blanket and the whole family to experience the magic of the night sky lit by a display of beautiful fireworks. There are a total of 17 shoots scheduled in 2017 including special displays on Memorial Day Weekend, the 4th of July, Labor Day Weekend and to celebrate other events. All of the shoots are at 9:30 p.m. with a rain date of the following Friday if they are cancelled due to inclement weather.

 

Weekly Firework Shoots begin Wednesday, June 14th, 2017

Weekend of Fun At Hampton Beach’s Tow Rodeo 2017!

Come one, come all!

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 nhtowingassociation.org.

Enjoy the famous, impressive parade on Sunday, May 21st.
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Canobie Lake Park To Hold Grand Opening and One-Day Ticket Sale May 6th

SALEM, NH – For those looking for signs that summer is right around the corner, here’s one: Canobie Lake Park opens for its 115th season on Saturday, May 6th, weather permitting.
Grand Opening and One-Day Sale
To celebrate their Grand Opening, Canobie will be offering 2017 admission tickets at a special reduced price during their One-Day Sale on Saturday, May 6th, at the Park from 11AM to 6PM, weather permitting. Discounted 2017 admission tickets will also be available online at canobie.com through midnight Saturday. During the sale, admission tickets can be purchased for just $29 each, which is $9 off the regular season general admission price. There is no limit on how many passes can be purchased at the sale price, and each pass is valid on any one day during Canobie’s 2017 operating calendar.
One of New England’s Best Values for Family Entertainment 
Canobie Lake Park is a short, gas-friendly trip from most points in New England, and parking is always free. A single, low admission price includes over 85 rides – including thrill rides like their wild roller coaster, Untamed – family and kid-friendly rides, attractions and all scheduled live shows. Castaway Island, Canobie’s water play area that opens Memorial Day Weekend, is also included with admission. Visit the Park’s website for hours and full information about attractions and scheduled events.
The Canobie Institute: Educational Programs for School Groups
The Canobie Institute is designed to provide a genuine educational experience for school groups visiting the Park. Schools can book an outing at which students can participate in over 15 educational programs. Selections include real-world projects, physics and science experiments, live educational presentations and course work designed to complement what students learn inside the classroom. The Canobie Institute provides teachers with some rather unique tools to reinforce a variety of math, science, creative, history, biology and many more principles. Complete information about the programs offered can be found at canobie.com.
Corporate and Other Group Discounts
From large corporate outings to smaller company and summer outings for camps and other groups, Canobie Lake Park offers a variety of discounted programs designed to provide employees or group members with a memorable summer experience. There are catered and non-catered offerings, a Consignment Tickets program, as well as an “e-Ticketing” store option which provides a turn-key way to offer Canobie Lake Park discounts to employees. Complete details are available on the Corporate/Group Outings section at canobie.com.
Specials Throughout the Season
Canobie Lake Park also features special discount event days, including Mother’s Day and Father’s Day specials when Moms or Dads receive free admission and a free lunch on their respective days. Armed Services Appreciation Days will take place over Memorial Day Weekend when armed services members and veterans can purchase a reduced Park admission. Canobie also has special days for Scouts, sports and other teams, and seniors. Details about these specials, as well as upcoming availability of discount coupons at partner locations, will be available on the Park’s specials page at canobie.com.
Wide Variety of Live Entertainment for 2017
Canobie’s live entertainment series features varied acts appearing at the Park throughout this summer and fall. Shows include the return of the popular tribute to Lady Gaga along with the debut of a tribute to Bruno Mars. The Incredible Acrobats of China, featuring the New Shanghai Circus returns for a third season. Canobie continues to take entertainment to new heights with its Extreme Sports Show featuring extreme motorcycle stunts including Freestyle Motocross, The Globe steel cage, and motorcycle acrobatics. There’s much more, and the complete 2017 live entertainment line-up and schedule is available on the Park’s website at canobie.com.
Fireworks and More Fun
Canobie will launch its seasonal fireworks displays above Canobie Lake with four evenings of fireworks to celebrate Independence Day, July 1-4, weather permitting. The Park also features fireworks displays every Saturday night thereafter through September 2nd, weather permitting. There’s more fun to be had with the roving Fun Squad, special appearances and many other surprises. For more information on rides, attractions, live shows, special events, hours, prices and available discounts, visit canobie.com.
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Ashworth By The Sea Winter Hours Nov. – March

November and December, February and March:

Hotel is closed from Sunday-Thursday and re-opens at 3:30PM each Friday. The hotel remains open for events and overnight rooms Friday night and Saturday night only and closed at 1:30pm on Sunday.

Wharfside Café is closed on Friday and open on Saturday and Sunday from 6:30am-11:30am – Subject to change.

Breakers Restaurant and also the Lounge is open from 3:30pm-12am Friday and from 11:30am-12am on Saturday.

The DJ plays both Friday and Saturday night from 9am-12am.

January: Hotel is closed in its entirety.

Hotel will be closed for Christmas weekend but open for NYE weekend (Friday and Saturday). The hotel throws a New Year’s Eve bash on NYE.

Hotel is aiming to re-open on Friday, April 1, 2017 for the season!

Enjoy Hampton Beach, 24/7-365.

Annual Mardi Gras: February 21, 2015

 Annual Mardi Gras Ogunquit ME Feb 21 & 22Annual Mardi Gras: February 21, 2015.
 

A the time of this post the following is the information we found available. I suppose you replace the dates from 28th – March 1st to Feb. 21 through Feb. 23. Final details will be posted next week. You can start to make your plans from this schedule of events. Enjoy!

The following is a list of activities that were part of the event in 2014.

February 28 – March 1, 2014!

 
Friday Events:
6pm: Yours Forever, A Musical Love Letter Through Time. Clay Hill Farm. Incorporating historical love letters, classical and original poetry plus music including pop, classical, country, and original songs, Kirk Simpson and Nancy Day will take you on a romantic journey in time, celebrating how love has been communicated through the ages. They will share heart warming and heart wrenching letters interwoven with music, imagery and song. Advance tickets: $18 with an a la carte menu. Limited seating. Reservations recommended. 207-361-2272.
 
8pm: Jon Pousette-Dart Band. Jonathan’s Restaurant. Call or go online for tickets. 207-646-4777.
 
9pm: Mardi Gras Crowning of the King and King. MaineStreet. MaineStreet’s Mardi Gras party is the kick off to an amazing weekend in Ogunquit. Join them for free appetizers, great drink specials and more! Dance room will open at 9pm with the crowning of the King & King at 10pm! What will you do for your beads this year?
 
Saturday Events:
 
11:30am – 1:30pm: Fire Juggler. Outside Cornerstone. One of the very few loose rope and
tight wire walkers in New England, “Duncan of doh Naught” combines dangerous
object juggling (great amounts of FIRE, authentic and sharp edged weapons and
hitherto unknown objects), feats of balance, bawdy and/or tame humor, large
doses of audience participation and a true love of performing to keep the
audience gasping.
 
11:30am – 12:30pm: Hat & Mask Making Party. MaineStreet. Make a spectacular hat to wear directly afterward in our hat parade, then take it home as a souvenir of your great weekend in Ogunquit! $5 admission covers hat and supplies.
 
12:30pm – 1pm: Costume Contest: Come to MaineStreet in your Mardi Gras costume, hat, or mask, and enter our contest. The winners will get to lead the parade through town! Prizes awarded!
 
1pm: Hat & Mask Parade. MaineStreet to Old Village Inn. Wow the crowd with your fabulous fancy hat, or bring a wagon decked out in a Mardi Gras theme.
 
1:30 – 3pm: Parade Awards Ceremony. Old Village Inn. Prizes awarded for the best floats in the parade.
 
2pm – 5pm: Wine Tasting. Village Food Market.
 
7:30pm: Soggy Po’ Boys New Orleans Style Jazz Band. Dunaway Center, 23 School Street. Tickets $12 in advance; $15 at the door. Tickets can be purchased online at ogunquit.org, or at the Ogunquit Welcome Center, Ogunquit Camera Shop, Dunaway Center. Sponsored by Ogunquit Performing Arts. www.ogunquitperformingarts.org.

13th Annual PIg Roast, Sat. Aug. 30 – 2014 = Good Family Fun

On Saturday, August 30, from noon until 2:30pm, the Historical Society will hold their 13th Annual Pig Roast. Please join us for the silent auction, live musical entertainment, activities for kids, as well as the very popular 50/50 raffle. This is our single largest fundraiser, which provides the majority of income to operate the Tuck Museum and to conduct school and community programs throughout the year, so its success is vital to our financial stability.

The pork is cooked overnight on site by our experienced crew, and many of the same generous volunteers come each year to serve the variety of salads donated by local restaurants. The menu includes our popular homemade baked beans, applesauce, beverages, and a wide range of dessert selections.

provident Tickets are $20 for adults. Students (for those ages 9-16) are $10. Children 8 years old and under are free when accompanied by an adult ticket holder. Purchase of ten tickets reserves you a table. Tickets may be purchased in the following ways:

  • from an HHS Board of Trustees member
  • at Marelli’s Market
  • at Hampton Parks and Recreation office in Town Hall
  • at the Provident Bank in Hampton
  • at Lally’s Lighthouse Market
  • at the Tuck Museum
  • below on this page via PayPal.
  • filling out and mailing the form on page 3 of the July, 2014 newsletter

Once again, we are pleased that the Provident Bank is our prime sponsor.

For more information, or how to donate items for the auctions, please call Linda Metcalf 926-5861 or the Tuck Museum 929-0781.

Visit the website to purchase tickets on line through pay pal. http://www.hamptonhistoricalsociety.org/pigroast.htm

The First Official Day of Summer is Here! Olde Tyme Fair and Sand Sculpting Competition (Hampton Beach, NH)

IMG_2817It is officially the first day of summer and we have A LOT going on here at Hampton Beach. Looking for a fun day with the kids? Stop by the Olde Tyme Fair, located at the Hampton State Park. There is an admission fee of only $5 for adults, $3 for children ages 6-11 and free for children under 5, with an additional unlimited wristband promotion of only $20. Fair times will be 12pm- 10:30pm today and 12pm- 9pm Sunday.

Searching for a free event with less commotion? The Hampton Beach Sand Sculptures are underway! Artists have been working on them since Thursday and a winner will be announced this evening at 8pm. Grab a bite to eat on the strip and visit the Seashell Stage to hear which sculpture won. This is definitely an event you will not want to miss!

For more information regarding the seacoast, click here.

Content provided by Lindsey Poisson

Olde Tyme Fair is here! June 19th-22nd (Hampton, NH)

old-tyme-fairDon’t miss out on Hampton Beach State Park’s Olde Tyme Fair! Be sure to come visit and enjoy some food, games, carnival rides and arts and crafts located at Hampton Beach State Park. There will be plenty of entertainment from concerts and local acts to a petting zoo. The Fair will be from June 19th-22nd with an admission fee of only $5 for adults, $3 for children ages 6-11 and free for children under 5, with an additional unlimited wristband promotion of only $20. Fair times vary throughout the weekend.

Friday: 5pm-10:30pm

Saturday: 12pm- 10:30pm

Sunday: 12pm- 9pm

This will be the 2nd annual Olde Tyme Fair, so come by and see what it is all about. Kick off your summer, and ‘fair season’ right and see what the Olde Tyme Fair has to offer.

For more information regarding the seacoast, click here.

Content by Lindsey Poisson

Hampton Beach Sand Sculpting Competition June 19th- 21st

IMG_2817It is the week all Hampton residents and vacationers have been waiting for, Sand Sculpting at Hampton Beach. Come by to see the demolition process in preparation of the artists to come. The Sand sculpting will begin Thursday, June 19th, where you can see the artists in action. The site will be directly next to the Seashell Stage. See you there!

For more information click here.

Content provided by Lindsey Poisson

2nd Annual Olde Tyme Fair at Hampton State Park (June 19th-22nd, 2014)

old-tyme-fairHampton Beach State Park Olde Tyme Fair is right around the corner. Be sure to come visit and enjoy some food, games, carnival rides and arts and crafts located at Hampton Beach State Park. There will be plenty of entertainment from concerts and local acts to a petting zoo. The Fair will be from June 19th-22nd with an admission fee of only $5 for adults, $3 for children ages 6-11 and free for children under 5, with an additional unlimited wristband promotion of only $20. Fair times vary throughout the weekend.

Thursday: 5pm-10pm

Friday: 5pm-10:30pm

Saturday: 12pm- 10:30pm

Sunday: 12pm- 9pm

This will be the 2nd annual Olde Tyme Fair, so come by and see what it is all about. Kick off your summer, and ‘fair season’ right and see what the Olde Tyme Fair has to offer.

For more information regarding the seacoast, click here.

Content by Lindsey Poisson