December 4-15 and 21-22, 2013. The event takes place from 5 to 9 pm on Saturdays and 4 to 8 pm on Sundays.
Stroll through life in a simpler time as 350 years of American history, winter traditions, and holiday celebrations unfolds around you in New Hampshire’s oldest waterfront neighborhood.
- Historic houses from four centuries with decorations hand-crafted from natural materials
- Hundreds of wood and glass candle boxes lighting the lanes and landscape
- Live music and holiday entertainment for all ages
- Horse-drawn carriage rides
- Holiday decoration demonstrations
- Traditional barrel making demonstrations
- 18th century holiday hearth cooking
- Tinsmith demonstrations
- …and so much more!
Showcasing 350 years of seasonal and holiday traditions against the backdrop of the Museum’s furnished historic houses. On these weekend evenings, the Museum grounds glow with hundreds of lighted candle lanterns, the houses are adorned with thousands of hand-made decorations crafted from live greens and dried flowers and herbs collected from the Museum gardens, and the air is filled with the sound of holiday music and scent of woodsmoke. Read More!
Experience an old-fashioned New England Christmas in Portsmouth this Holiday Season.
Hop aboard the Vintage Christmas Trolley running the first three weekends of December. Ride through the quaint, beautifully decorated streets, enjoy the Christmas tree, the lights, the stores! Hop off for dinner at one of the city’s terrific restaurants. Find amazing gifts for those on your Christmas list and top it all off with a hot chocolate and pastry at one of the many cafes and a show.
The trolley makes 15 minute loops through downtown. It stops at The Music Hall, Strawbery Banke and several other downtown locations.
Trolley begins at 1:30 PM and stops at 10:30 PM.
For more information visit www.vintagechristmasnh.org
Saturday November 30th is officially Small Business Saturday! Make sure to check a few items off your holiday shopping list and support local businesses. Many businesses are running specials, events, and sales for the day. Be sure to check out small businesses around you! Happy shopping!
Community fun for the whole family Wednesday October 30th, 2013 from 4:30 – 6:30 PM. Experience Hampton in conjunction with Hampton Parks & Rec sponsor this fun family evening of Spirit Night at the Gazebo in downtown Hampton. Enjoy music an food in the center of town. There will be a magician also. You are encouraged to bring your carved pumpkin to join the others that will be lined up and lit around the Gazebo. So come and join the wonderful community ambiance on Spirit Night, Hampton, NH.
See you at the Gazebo, 444 Lafayette Road, Hampton, NH. 4:30 – 6:30 PM.
WHEN: Friday, October 18, 7 p.m.-9:30 p.m.
WHERE: Portsmouth Harbor Events and Conference Center
TICKETS: $55 general admission; $85 VIP admission (includes
early entry kickoff party at 6:00 p.m.)
We’ve invited the 2013 winners from TASTE magazine’s “Best of TASTE” edition, to bring their award winning food and cocktails for you to enjoy. Experience restaurateurs, chefs, caterers, brewers, bakers, sommeliers, chocolatiers, and food professionals from over 80 Best of Taste categories.
Come and bid on gift certificates to your favorite restaurants, overnight stays, specialty wines, craft beer packages and exclusive spirits at the silent auction. A portion of all proceeds will be donated to the New Hampshire Food Bank.
For more information visit www.tasteoftheseacoast.com.
The Friends of the Greater York Recreational Complex, a volunteer group advoating for an indoor recreation complex with a swimming pool on town owned land on Bog Road in York, Me, announced a Pancake Breakfast and Country Night event planned for Saturday Oct. 12th, 2013.
Both events will benefit the York School District and the community swimming pool project.
Fosters Marketpalce and Cafe, in York, are hosting the Pancake Breakfast that will take place from 7:30 AM to 10:30 AM. Local families, seniors and visiting soccer teams are all encouraged to come. The cost of the breakfast is $5.00 for adults and $2.00 for kids. During the breakfast, an informational video about the pool complex will be played each hour.
Also on Oct. 12, an adult only Country Night will be held at the American Legion Hall in York. The event will start at 8PM and admission is Free. Country line dancing lessons, silent auctions, raffles and giveaways will be part of the event and prizes will be given to the best dressed cowboy and cowgirl.
For information on the events and Friends of the Greater York Recreation Complex visit www.greateryorkcomplex.org.
This article was taken from The Weekly Sentinel newspaper.
The fourth annual Gosport Regatta sets sail on Saturday, September 28. Organized by Star Island and the Piscataqua Sailing Association with race day sponsor Eastern Bank, this premier seacoast event allows spectators to experience the excitement of open ocean racing.
“We are thrilled that this event continues and grows stronger each year,” said Joe Watts, Star Island CEO. “Star Island is the perfect location for end-of-race festivities and an opportunity to bring guests, crews, skippers, and sponsors together.”
Originally held in 1874 and revived in 2010, the Gosport Regatta features live entertainment by some of the region’s finest musicians.
The Funky Divas perform on the Oceanic Hotel’s front porch on Saturday, September 28 welcoming spectators as they arrive off the M/V Thomas Laighton. The non-stop style of the Funky Divas gets people up and rocking with an R&B/gospel style.
A Sunday jazz brunch will feature musicians Jim White and Dave Brown as the Brown and White Band. Their music is an eclectic mix of R&B, blues, rock, standards, and jazz.
Visit StarIsland.org/Regatta to register and for more information about the Gosport Regatta. Overnight spectators ticket prices include all race day events and Sunday’s Jazz brunch.
Star Island is New England’s unique summer island home to a racing tradition started in 1874. Located approximately 10 miles off the coast of New Hampshire, Star Island is part of the National Register of Historic Places. More information about Star Island and the Gosport Regatta may be found at StarIsland.org.
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HAMPTON BEACH — Don’t forget your bib. The Hampton Beach Seafood Festival is back this weekend for the 24th year, including 50 of the Seacoast’s best restaurants serving up their bread and butter — and lobster, and clams, and oysters.
Chief among the many attractions that make the festival a Top 100 event in North America are the lines of booths featuring delicious offerings, from lobster quesadillas to fried ice cream.
The Beach Plum restaurant will be returning this year with its award-winning lobster roll, which has taken the title for at least five years in a row, according to Debbie Tsoronis, manager of the North Hampton Beach Plum.
Petey’s, of Rye, will be returning with 4 booths of delectable seafood whose claim to fame is they catch their own lobsters.
During the award ceremony last season, The Old Salt restaurant’s booth was named the best around. Owner Mike Higgins said he’s coming back with all the old favorites this year, including the lobster and seafood stew and the New England Clam Chowder.
Read More on the Hampton Beach Seafood Festival by Seacoast Online.
Obtain Full schedule of activities, map of tents, entertainment schedule, activities, parking information and more at Hamptonbeachseafoodfestival.com