There’s so much to do, see, and experience on the New Hampshire Seacoast. Beautiful beaches, amazing hikes, charming local towns… take your pick. And in addition to tons of great places to visit and things to see, the Seacoast also offers fun and festive community events.
Here are 5 New Hampshire Seacoast annual events you don’t want to miss.
North Hampton Winterfest
When: Sat, Feb 16
Where: Ice Rink Homestead Property
What: It’s one of the biggest winter events on the New Hampshire Seacoast! This coming Saturday, February 16, get ready for a day filled with fun and festivity. The day starts early with a 7:30am Pancake Breakfast at Town Hall. Then, there are winter carnival games, an ice skating rink (including a “Battle of the Badges” hockey game), live entertainment, snow games and contests for all ages, sledding, food trucks, and more. The night concludes with a 6:30pm bonfire and fireworks display at Dearborn Park.
Winter Farmers Markets
When: Saturdays, Sundays
What: You don’t have to wait for spring and summer to shop fresh and local. In fact, there are several regular farmers markets running throughout the winter season in various locations around the Seacoast area. These include:
- Greenland Farmers Market (Rolling Green Nursery, Saturday 10 – 2)
- Kittery Community Winter Farmers Market (Exeter High or Wentworth Greenhouses)
- Newmarket Winter Farmers Market (Winter Market on Zion Hill, every other Sat)
When: Sat, Feb 23, 11 – 8
Where: Portsmouth Gaslight Company
What: It’s the featured event of the 10th Annual Portsmouth Beer Week! This collective collaboration of beer within the Portsmouth community includes unique offerings and both indoor and outdoor events.
When: March 23 & 24, 9 – 5, 9 – 2
Where: Cisco Brewers, Portsmouth
What: This unique trade and craft market features something for everyone—gunsmiths, blacksmiths, coppersmiths, woodworkers, potters, shoemakers, knifemakers, authors, and more. Professionals, avid hobbyists, and interested amateurs all welcome.
When: April 6, 10am
Where: Whittemore center Arena, Durham
What: The annual home show draws over 2,000 attendees to explore over 200 exhibits displaying the latest trends and products in home design, including kitchen and bathroom, green living, gardens and landscaping, and more. The show also features at Artisan Marketplace, Chef’s cooking series, and a Seminar series.
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