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Clark's Trading Post

Nestled in the White Mountains in Lincoln is a family-friendly amusement park whose rustic charm is matched by its unique eccentricities. Clark’s Trading Post is famous for its trained black bear show, a steam train ride and a character known as the infamous Wolfman, who hurls silly, nonsensical insults at visitors as though the ornery hermit’s turf had been encroached upon. Other attractions include a Chinese acrobat show, blaster boats (imagine bumper cars in the water with built-in super soakers), a rock climbing tower and a funhouse called Merlin’s Mystical Mansion. The water slide, called Anaconda Escape, shoots you through 300 feet of twists and turns in a rubber raft, and a Segway safari through the woods is available for an extra $25. The park was founded in 1928 by Florence and Ed Clark as “Ed Clark’s Eskimo Sled Dog Ranch,” which featured pure-bred sled dogs, artifacts from the far north, and souvenirs and maple candy for sale to visitors. In 1931 they bought their first black bear, which passersby would stop to see. By 1949, their two sons started training the bears to perform in a show. The park is still in the family, with fifth-generation owners and up to 20 family members working at the park. The park opens for the season on May 27 for weekends only until June 16, when it is open during weekdays as well. It is located at 110 Daniel Webster Highway, Lincoln. Call 745-8913 or visit clarkstradingpost.com.
 
Mel's Funway Park
If your family enjoys go-karts and mini-golf, look no further than Mel’s Funway Park. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Besides go-kart races on a paved race track ($8.50 for a single ride, $37.50 for five rides) and minigolf ($6.50 for kids, $8 for ages 13 and up), Mel’s also offers batting cages (prices range from $1.50 for one token to $20 for 20 tokens; one token gets you 12 pitches), a driving range ($6, $8 and $10 for 60, 85 and 120 balls, respectively) and a laser tag arena ($7 per game or $15 for for three). The laser tag arena is a room with obstacles and hiding places with black lighting, fog machines and special effects. There’s also a game called the Laser Maze ($2 per game or $5 for three), where visitors can try to navigate through 36 green laser beams without touching the beams by contorting their bodies while their friends and family watch through a TV monitor in the next room. Food and refreshments are also sold at Mel’s, including Gifford’s ice cream. New this year is Gale’s Motor Co. Pit Stop, which serves food and drinks. It’s a spinoff of Gale Motor Co. Eatery at 36 Lowell St., Manchester. It is open Wednesday through Friday, 4 to 9 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Park hours vary by season and weather. Mel’s is located at 454 Charles Bancroft Highway, Litchfield. Call 424-2292 or visit melsfunwaypark.com.
 
Storyland
Story Land turns 63 in 2017 and offers a variety of rides — everything from tea cups and flying Dutch shoes to antique cars and an authentic German carousel. The newest is the Roar-o-Saurus, a coaster designed and built for Story Land’s unique natural setting, and the only one of its kind in northern New England, as described on the website. Throughout the day, visitors can meet storybook characters like Cinderella and Humpty Dumpty, and check out shows involving magic or dance. The park opens for the season Memorial Day weekend, only on weekends, and then opens weekdays starting Monday, June 19. Check out the website for special events before planning your trip; if you visit between July 10 through July 21, for example, you’ll see artist Justin Gordon carving Duke the Dragon and Rory the Dinosaur. A day ticket is $33.99. Storyland is located at 850 Route 16 in Glen. Visit storylandnh.com or call 383-4186 for more information. 
 
Chuckster's Family Fun Park
With miniature golf, baseball and softball batting cages, an electric go-kart track and more, Chuckster’s Family Fun Park (9 Bailey Road, Chichester) has something unique and fun to offer for everyone. The park is home to the longest miniature golf hole in the world, which stretches more than 200 feet, according to owner Mark Blasko. Other attractions include the Aerial Adventure, a high ropes course up in the trees, and the TimberClimb, which offers rock wall and tree climbing up to 50 feet high. You can also try Aeroball, a trampoline game Blasko described as a cross between volleyball and basketball, and Shoot-N-Shower, a foul-shooting basketball contest played one-on-one in which the loser gets sprayed with water. Thirty-six flavors of Blake’s ice cream are offered. New to the park for this season are bumper boats for kids ages 2 to 8 and “chuckcycles,” three-wheel pedal carts with no handlebars that you steer with your body. Various admission packages are available. Each of the 13 attractions can be purchased individually at varying costs, and combo passes can also be bought for any two, four or six attractions. Day passes are also available for $59 per person to access everything, or for $32 per person for everything but the go-karts and Aerial Adventure. Not all attractions are open at the same times. Visit chucksters.com or call 798-3555 for details on a full schedule. Blasko said a second Chuckster’s location featuring just miniature golf and ice cream is expected to open in Hooksett in late July.
 
Fort Jefferson Fun Park
Formerly known as Six Gun City, the family-owned Fort Jefferson Fun Park (1492 Presidential Highway, Jefferson) is a Western-themed park adjacent to the Fort Jefferson Campground. More than 40 old buildings are on its property, some of which are no longer in use and have been converted into log cabin replicas. Attractions include the Tumbleweed Speedway go-karts, the Tomahawk Run water slide, the Cheyenne Falls water slide, large and small bumper boats, laser tag and more. All-day riding passes are $17.95 per person for unlimited usage of all the attractions. New this season is a “Stay Where You Play” payment option, in which park visitors pay $12.95 when they stay at Fort Jefferson Campground. The park will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. from June 28 through Aug. 27, and Sept. 2 and Sept. 3. The campground is open now through Oct. 15. Visit fortjeffersonfunpark.com or call 586-4592.
 
Canobie Lake
One of the biggest summer attractions for southern New Hampshire is Canobie Lake Park, 85 N. Policy St., Salem, which has more than 85 rides, games, live shows and attractions, from roller coasters to merry-go-rounds. The park opened for the season (weekends only) on Saturday, April 30, and opens weekdays starting Memorial Day weekend (which is also when the park’s water play area, Castaway Island, opens). Throughout the summer, there’s an entertainment series with acts throughout the day, ranging from Lady Gaga and Bruno Mars tribute artist concerts to circus performances, magic shows and extreme sports demonstrations. There are fireworks displays from Saturday, July 1, through Tuesday, July 4, at 9:15 p.m. each night, plus every Saturday night at 9:15 p.m., weather permitting, starting in July. Plan your trip now, and you may be able to score a deal; on Memorial Day weekend, active U.S. military, veterans and dependents (with ID) get into the park for $10, and on Father’s Day — Sunday, June 18 — dads get in free and receive a free lunch when accompanied by a paying child. General admission is $38 for adults, $29 for kids shorter than 48 inches and seniors 60 and older, free for children 3 and younger. Visit canobie.com or call 893-3506.
 
Whale's Tale Water Park
More than a dozen water slides, a wave pool, live entertainment and other themed attractions are offered at Whale’s Tale Water Park (481 Daniel Webster Highway, Lincoln). Check out the Shipwreck Island, a water playground for kids complete with houses and slides, and other larger attractions for teens and adults, like the Eye of the Storm, a funnel-shaped water slide that takes you to speeds up to 35 miles per hour and drops you into a pool at the bottom, and Poseidon’s Voyage, in which sliders are dropped through a trap door down a nearly vertical slide and taken to speeds of up to 38 feet per second. A new attraction expecting to be open for the 2017 season is Akua Beach, a surfing simulator ride. The park will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 10 through June 30, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. July 1 through Aug. 28 and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 29 to Sept. 4. Daily tickets are $29 general admission, $23 after 3 p.m., $9 for seniors and toddlers and free for infants. Visit whalestalewaterpark.net or call 745-8810.
 
Water Country
From rides and slides to river rafts and wave pools, Water Country in Portsmouth has all kinds of water-based attractions for kids and grownups.
Journey through mild tube slides like the dark and misty Dragon’s Den, designed for double riders, or the Thunder Falls & Wild Canyon, designed for families and groups of two to four, which simulates whitewater rafting through a series of twists and turns. 
Or, if you’re looking for something more intense, there’s the 422-foot-long Racing Rapids, the 396-foot-long Plunge tube slide, the Double Geronimo extreme body slide, which sends sliders speeding down a 58-foot-high drop, and other body slides. 
You can always chill out in the regular Activity Pool, Whirl Pool, Giant Wave Pool or the Adventure River, a leisurely quarter-mile river raft ride with scenery like waterfalls, mountains and caves. 
Children can play freely in the kiddie area, which includes a 40-foot-long pirate ship, an octopus slide, a Tahiti Tree House with slides and a giant tipping water bucket, and Bubble Bay, a pool with bubbling water and spraying geysers. 
Water Country is at 2300 Lafayette Road in Portsmouth. Opening day is Saturday, June 10. From June 15 through Aug. 28, the park is open daily from 10:30 a.m. to 5, 6 or 6:30 p.m., depending on the day. Single-day admission costs $44.99 per person; season pass packages are also available, ranging from $53.99 to $89.99. For more information, call 427-1111 or visit watercountry.com. 
 
Santa's Village
You can celebrate Christmas all year long at the holiday-themed amusement park Santa’s Village in Jefferson. 
There are all kinds of kid-friendly rides and attractions, such as the Reindeer Carousel, the Yule Log Flume and The Skyway Sleigh. You can tour the village via Santa’s Express Train, catch overhead views of the park and of Mount Washington aboard the Christmas Ferris Wheel and even travel through Scrooge’s house during The Great Humbug Adventure ride. 
Cool off in the summertime at the Ho Ho H20 Water Park or zip down the Joy Ride Slides, a trio of water slides standing three stories high. 
Of course, it wouldn’t be Santa’s Village without Santa, who is always available to take pictures with guests at his home. You can also stop by the reindeer barn to pet and feed real reindeer and play reindeer games. 
Finally, be sure to catch a show at one of the village’s entertainment venues like the Jingle Bell Theater or the Polar Theater, or become the star of the show yourself during Christmas Carol-o-key, a guest-led singalong of holiday songs. 
Santa’s Village is at 528 Presidential Highway in Jefferson. It’s open daily June 17 through Sept. 4, from 9:30 a.m. to 5 or 6 p.m., depending on the day, and on various weekends throughout the year. Single-day rates are $32 per person, $29 for seniors 62+ and free for children under age 4. For more information, call 586-4445 or visit santasvillage.com. 
 
Music & Comedy Venues
Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion at Meadowbrook, 72 Meadowbrook Lane, Gilford, 293-4700, meadowbrook.net
Capitol Center for the Arts, 44 S. Main St., Concord, 225-1111, ccanh.com
Chunky’s Cinema Pub, 151 Coliseum Ave., Nashua, 880-8055, chunkys.com
The Flying Monkey Movie House & Performance Center, 39 S. Main St., Plymouth, 536-2551, flyingmonkeynh.com
Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom, 169 Ocean Boulevard, Hampton Beach, 929-4100, casinoballroom.com
Headliners Comedy Club, Radisson Hotel, 700 Elm St., Manchester, 988-3673, headlinerscomedyclub.com
Historic Music Hall, 28 Chestnut St., Portsmouth, 436-2400, themusichall.org
Music Hall Loft, 131 Congress St., Portsmouth, 436-2400, themusichall.org
Palace Theatre, 80 Hanover St., Manchester, 668-5588, palacetheatre.org
Shaskeen Pub and Restaurant, 909 Elm St., Manchester, 625-0246, theshaskeenpub.com
SNHU Arena, 555 Elm St., Manchester, 644-5000, snhuarena.com
Stockbridge Theatre, Pinkerton Academy, 44 N. Main St., Derry, 437-5210, stockbridgetheatre.com
Tupelo Music Hall, 10 A St., Derry, 437-5100, tupelohall.com
 
FREE SUMMER CONCERT SERIES
Field of Dreams, Salem
What: A variety of local rock, acoustic, doo-wop and tribute acts
Where: Field of Dreams Community Park, 48 Geremonty Drive, Salem
When: Thursdays, July 6 through Aug. 24, 6:30 p.m.
Visit: fieldofdreamsnh.org
 
Hampstead
What: Local rock, pop, doo-wop and children’s musicians perform
Where: Meetinghouse Park, 11 Main St., Hampstead
When: Tuesdays, June 27 through Aug. 22, 6 p.m.
Visit: meetinghousepark.org/events
 
Hampton Beach Sea Shell Stage
What: Local musicians from a variety of genres, followed by fireworks on Wednesdays
Where: Ocean Boulevard, Hampton Beach
When: Daily, June 9 through Sept. 4, 7 to 9:30 p.m.
Visit: hamptonbeach.org
 
Londonderry Town Common
What: Local musicians from a variety of genres, including rock, folk and acoustic
Where: Londonderry Town Common, Pillsbury and Mammoth roads
When: Wednesdays, June 14 through Aug. 9, 7 to 8:30 p.m.
Visit: londonderryartscouncil.org
 
Merrimack
What: Local musicians from a variety of genres, including oldies, swing, rhythm and blues, classic rock and more
Where: Abbie Griffin Park, adjacent to the Town Hall at 6 Baboosic Lake Road, Merrimack
When: Wednesdays, June 21 through Aug. 16, 6 to 8 p.m.
Visit: merrimackparksandrec.org
 
Milford
What: Local musicians from a variety of genres
Where: Emerson Park, Milford
When: Wednesdays, July 5 through Aug. 30, 7 to 8:30 p.m.
Visit: milfordrec.com
 
 
Nashua Public Library
What: Local musicians from a variety of genres
Where: Nashua Public Library plaza, 2 Court St., Nashua
When: Wednesdays at noon and Thursdays at 7 p.m., July 12 through July 26
Visit: nashualibrary.org
 
New Boston
What: Local musicians from a variety of genres like rock, folk and acoustic perform
Where: Town Common gazebo, 7 Meetinghouse Hill Road, New Boston
When: Every other Tuesday, June 27 through Aug. 22, 6 to 8 p.m.
Visit: newbostonnh.gov
 
New Hampshire Fisher Cats Live Music Series
What: A variety of music acts performing prior to Fisher Cats games
Where: In front of the Samuel Adams Bar & Grill at Northeast Delta Dental Stadium, 1 Line Drive, Manchester
When: Every Thursday, Friday and Saturday, May 26 through Aug. 26, beginning at 4:30, 5 or 5:30 p.m., depending on the game
Visit: nhfishercats.com
 
Pelham
What: A variety of local rock, country, folk, children’s and tribute acts
Where: Pelham Village Green, in front of Pelham Public Library
When: Every other Wednesday, June 28 through Aug. 23, 6 to 8 p.m.
Visit: pelhamcommunityspirit.org
 
Presidential Oaks
What: Local jazz and pop acts
Where: Presidential Oaks, 200 Pleasant St., Concord
When: Tuesdays, June 27 through Aug. 8, 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Visit: presidentialoaks.org
 
Summer in the Street
What: Live performances in downtown streets
Where: Pleasant Street between Porter Street and Market Square, Portsmouth
When: Saturdays, June 24 through July 29, 5 to 9:30 p.m.
Visit: proportsmouth.org




2017 Summer Guide
A season of fun

05/25/17



Fairs and Festivals

Don’t miss the Spring Into Healthy Giving Fair along Main Street in Concord on Saturday, June 3, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., hosted by the Concord Food Co-Op. The event will feature a petting zoo, a pingpong competition, Cow Patty Bingo, live music and much more. Admission is free. Visit concordfoodcoop.coop.

Pro Portsmouth’s 40th annual Market Square Day will take place on Saturday, June 10, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will feature more than 150 vendors, as well as several entertainers, food offered by local artists, crafters and merchants and much more. The day kicks off with the Market Square Day 10K Road Race in downtown Portsmouth.

The American Independence Museum will hold its annual Flag Day Celebration on Wednesday, June 14, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., in which participants can tour the museum and learn about the history and origin of our nation’s flag. The event costs $5 or free with admission to the museum. Visit independencemuseum.org.

The annual Somersworth International Children’s Festival will be held on Saturday, June 17, at 10 a.m. at Memorial Drive and Noble Street in Somersworth, and will feature ethnic entertainment, food and several children’s activities. Visit nhfestivals.org.

Join Intown Concord for its annual Market Days Festival from Thursday, June 22, through Saturday, June 24, on Main Street in Concord. The three-day street festival draws hundreds of vendors, performers and exhibitors and thousands of visitors to downtown Concord. Enjoy free concerts in Eagle and Bicentennial squares, family-friendly activities on the Statehouse lawn, a beer and hospitality tent and much more. Visit intownconcord.org or call 226-2150.

Celebrate diversity at the annual Concord Multicultural Festival on Saturday, June 24, from 2 to 6:30 p.m. at the New Hampshire Statehouse (107 N. Main St., Concord). Presenters will celebrate their cultures through music, dancing, food, crafts, storytelling and other interactive activities. Admission is free. Visit concordnhmulticulturalfestival.org or call 568-5740.

Strawberry shortcake, face painting, craft vendors and more will be featured at the Hollis Women’s Club’s Strawberry Festival on Sunday, June 25, from 2 to 4 p.m. at Hollis Town Common (7 Monument Square). Visit holliswomansclub.org.

Don’t miss Fourth on the Farm at the New Hampshire Farm Museum (1305 White Mountain Highway, Milton) on Tuesday, July 4, from noon to 3 p.m. Enjoy strawberry shortcake, listen to patriotic music, meet farm animals, listen to a reading of the Declaration of Independence, play croquet and other old-fashioned games, and more. Visit farmmuseum.org/calendar.

Celebrate the birth of our nation at the American Independence Museum on Tuesday, July 4, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Walk through each room of the Ladd-Gilman House and enjoy some birthday cake. Visit independencemuseum.org.

This year’s Hillsborough Balloon Festival & Fair will be held from Thursday, July 6, through Sunday, July 9, at Grimes Field (29 Preston St., Hillsborough). The event will feature balloon and amusement rides, food, music and fun for the whole family. Visit balloonfestival.org.

The annual American Independence Festival will be held on Saturday, July 15, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and will feature historic re-enactments, children’s activities, food, music and much more. Visit visitexeternh.com.

The Stratham Fair returns for a 50th year to Stratham Hill Park (270 Portsmouth Ave.) on Thursday, July 20, from 3 to 10 p.m., and Friday, July 21, through Sunday, July 23, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. The fair features 4-H activities and exhibits, midway rides, music, magic acts and more. Tickets are $8 for adults, $5 for seniors and kids ages 6 to 12, and free for kids under 6. Visit strathamfair.com.

Scenic rides, vehicle displays, demonstrations, ice cream and more are featured at the Merrimack Valley Military Vehicle Collector’s Club’s annual Weare Rally, the largest military vehicle event in New England. This year’s rally will be held Thursday, July 27, through Saturday, July 29, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Admission is free. Visit mvmvc.org.

The 59th annual Canterbury Fair will take place on Saturday, July 29, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Canterbury Center (Baptist and Center roads) and will feature live music, a chicken barbecue, local artisans and antique dealers, children’s activities and more. Admission is free. Visit canterburyfair.com.

Join Canterbury Shaker Village (288 Shaker Road, Canterbury) for Shaker Inspirations: A Day of Music and Dance, which will be held on Saturday, Aug. 5, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Activities include performances by The Zealous Laborers, a picnic on the Village grounds, demonstrations and much more. Visit shakers.org.

Don’t miss the 60th annual New Hampshire Antiques Show on Thursday, Aug. 10, and Friday, Aug. 11, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Saturday, Aug. 12, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Radisson Hotel (700 Elm St., Manchester). The show is presented by the New Hampshire Antiques Dealers Association and will feature more than 60 exhibitors from all over the country offering a wide range of items from folk art to fine porcelain, country and formal furniture, paintings and prints, metalware, glassware, pottery and more. Admission is $15 on Thursday and $10 on Friday and Saturday. Visit nhada.org.

The Alton Bay Boat Show will be held on Saturday, Aug. 12, at 9 a.m., when the wooden boats will arrive at the Alton Town Docks on Lake Winnipesaukee. The show is part of Alton’s annual Old Home Day and is presented by a partnership between the New Hampshire Boat Museum and the Town of Alton. It is an informal, non-judged boat show where people get to vote for their choice for the best. Visit nhbm.org.

The annual Belknap County 4-H Fair returns on Saturday, Aug. 12, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday, Aug. 13, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 174 Mile Hill Road in Belmont. The festival features live entertainment, animal shows, food, demonstrations, exhibits and more. Admission is $10 for kids and adults ages 10 and up and free for kids under 10. Visit bc4hfair.org.

The annual Hampton Beach Children’s Festival will be held the week of Monday, Aug. 14, through Friday, Aug. 18, and will kick off with a magic show by B.J. Hickman on Monday on the Hampton Beach Seashell Stage at 10 a.m. Other festivities will include a giant costume parade across Hampton Beach on Friday, and opportunities to win prizes. Visit hamptonbeach.org.

Hillsborough’s annual Living History event will be held on Saturday, Aug. 19, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, Aug. 20, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. across various locations in Hillsborough. The event features historical re-enactments, food, live music and more. Admission is $15 for adults, $12 for seniors, $5 for kids and teens ages 6 to 17, and free for kids 5 and under. Visit livinghistoryeventnh.com.

Join the Children’s Museum of New Hampshire (6 Washington St., Dover) for the fifth annual Dover Maker Mini Faire on Saturday, Aug. 26, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event is a day for invention and creativity, featuring more than 60 local artisans, scientists and garage tinkerers. Visit dover.makerfaire.com.

A Labor Day weekend tradition, the Hopkinton State Fair returns to the fairgrounds (392 Kearsarge Ave., Contoocook) on Friday, Sept. 1, and Saturday, Sept. 2, from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m., and Sunday, Sept. 3, and Monday, Sept. 4, from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Enjoy local vendors, classic fair food, live music and entertainment, carnival rides and games, agricultural exhibits and more. Visit hsfair.org.

This year’s Exeter UFO Festival will commemorate the 52nd anniversary of the Incident in Exeter and will be held in downtown Exeter on Saturday, Sept. 2, and Sunday, Sept. 3. Features include a variety of educational lectures, intergalactic children’s games, food and more. Visit exeterufofestival.org.

Cruising Downtown returns to the streets of downtown Manchester on Saturday, Sept. 2, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and will feature more than 800 cars on display on the streets, in addition to several entertainers. Visit cruisingdowntown.com.

 
Food 
Fests & parties

Food Trucks for CASA will be at McIntyre Ski Area (50 Chalet Ct., Manchester) on Friday, June 2, from 4 to 8 p.m.; Saturday, June 3, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.; and Sunday, June 4, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The event will feature nearly 15 food trucks from throughout New England selling snacks, entrees and desserts, and local breweries selling cold craft beer. Admission costs $5. Visit foodtrucksforcasa.com. 

The Prescott Park Arts Festival hosts its 33rd annual WOKQ Chowder Festival on Saturday, June 3, from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Prescott Park (105 Marcy St., Portsmouth). The event features live music, drinks and hot chowders from nearly 20 seacoast restaurants. Admission costs $14 for adults and $7 for kids age 12 and under. Visit prescottpark.org/event/33rd-annual-wokq-chowder-festival. 

New Hampshire Magazine’s 16th annual Best of NH Party takes place on Thursday, June 15, from 6:30 to 9 p.m., at Northeast Delta Dental Stadium (1 Line Drive, Manchester). There will be food and drink samples from more than 65 booths, plus live entertainment and a fireworks display. Tickets cost $65 for adults, $55 per person in groups of six or more, and $19 for kids ages 4 to 10. Visit nhmagazine.com/best-of-nh. 

The 15th annual Rock ‘N Ribfest will be held at Anheuser-Busch (221 Daniel Webster Highway, Merrimack) on Friday, June 16, from 4 to 11 p.m.; Saturday, June 17, from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.; and Sunday, June 18, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event features local restaurants and vendors from around the country serving barbecued ribs and other specialties; as well as the RibRide bicycle ride, the Ribfest 5 Miler Road Race, live music, hot air balloon rides, children’s activities and more. Tickets cost $7 in advance or $10 at the gate. Children age 8 and under are admitted free. Visit ribfestnh.com.

The first annual Amherst NH Food Truck Festival takes place on Saturday, June 24, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., at Amherst Garden Center (305 Route 101), featuring a variety of food trucks and live music. Tickets cost $5 in advance, $10 at the door. Kids age 12 and under get in free. Visit facebook.com/NHFoodTrucks. 

The Concord Multicultural Festival returns to the Statehouse lawn (107 N. Main St.) on Saturday, June 24, from 2 to 6 p.m., as part of Concord’s Market Days Festival. It will feature traditional cuisines from a variety of cultures, including Nepali, Colombian, Lebanese, Turkish and more, as well as cultural performances and activities. Admission is free. Visit concordnhmulticulturalfestival.org.

NH PoutineFest, hosted by the Franco-American Centre, returns on Saturday, June 24, from 2:30 to 7 p.m., at Northeast Delta Dental Stadium (1 Line Drive, Manchester). Enjoy samples of the classic French-Canadian dish prepared by restaurants from all over New England. General admission costs $30. Visit nhpoutinefest.com. 

The Hollis Strawberry Festival returns on Sunday, June 25, from 2 to 4 p.m., at the Hollis Town Common (7 Monument Square), featuring homemade strawberry shortcake, strawberry sundaes and live entertainment. Visit holliswomansclub.org.

Experience Jewish cuisine at Temple B’nai Israel’s  (210 Court St., Laconia) 20th annual Jewish Food Festival on Sunday, July 9. There will be blintzes, knishes, stuffed cabbage, pastrami, corned beef, tongue, matzo ball soup and more on the menu. Now through June 4, you can preorder dishes packaged and frozen to reheat at home. Call 524-7044 or visit tbinh.org. 

Bring the girls for the third annual Caribbean-themed Girls Night Out event at LaBelle Winery (345 Route 101, Amherst) on Wednesday, Aug. 9, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Enjoy island food and drinks, music, shopping and more. Tickets cost $20, or $18 per person in groups of 10 or more.  Visit myneevent.com. 

The three-day Mahrajan Middle Eastern Food Festival hosted by Our Lady of the Cedars Melkite Catholic Church (140 Mitchell St., Manchester) takes place on Friday, Aug. 18, from 5 to 10 p.m.; Saturday, Aug. 19, from noon to 10 p.m.; and Sunday, Aug. 20, from noon to 5 p.m. The menu will feature specialties, like lamb kabobs, shawarma, mamoul cookies and more, as well as live music, children’s activities, games, a gift bazaar and hookah rentals. Visit bestfestnh.com. 

The fifth annual Gate City Brewfest & Wing Competition takes place on Saturday, Aug. 19, from 1 to 5 p.m. at Holman Stadium (67 Amherst St., Nashua). Enjoy craft brews, a wing competition, live music and games. Tickets cost $25 in advance, $30 the day of the event, $10 for designated drivers or persons under 21, and are free for kids age 12 and under. Visit gatecitybrewfestnh.com.

Enjoy a variety of authentic Southeast Asian foods at the 21st annual Lowell Southeast Asian Water Festival, happening Saturday, Aug. 19, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., at Pawtucket Boulevard in Lowell, Mass. In addition to the food, the festival will feature vendors, boat races, music, dancing and more. Visit facebook.com/LSEAWF. 

Taste authentic Latin American, Caribbean and African cuisine at the annual We Are One Festival happening Saturday, Aug. 19, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., at Veterans Memorial Park (889 Elm St., Manchester). In addition to the food, the festival will feature music, dance, crafts, vendors and more. Visit ujimacollective.mysite.com. 

Don’t miss the Fire on the Mountain Chili Fest hosted by the Henniker Rotary Club on Sunday, Aug. 20, from noon to 5 p.m. at Pats Peak Ski Area (686 Flanders Road, Henniker). There will be a chili competition featuring chili from 40 amateur and professional chili makers, plus New Hampshire food and craft vendors, beer, live music and more. Admission is $12 for adults, $6 for children 10 and under and free for infants and toddlers and includes chili samples and giveaways. Visit chilinewhampshire.org.

Assumption Greek Orthodox Church (111 Island Pond Road, Manchester) will host its annual Greekfest on Saturday, Aug. 26, and Sunday, Aug. 27, starting at 11 a.m. each day. The festival will feature a variety of Greek specialty foods as well as music and other activities. Visit assumptionnh.org.

Special meals & harvest celebrations

The Farm at Eastman’s Corner (244 Amesbury Road, Kensington) will host a five-course farm-to-table dinner on Saturday, May 27, at 6 p.m., featuring Maine mussel escabeche, Maine crab salad, caramelized carrot ginger soup, sustainably raised Maine salmon en croute and lemongrass panna cotta. The cost is $70. The Farm at Eastman’s Corner hosts farm-to-table dinners monthly; future dates TBA. Call 347-1909 or visit eastmanscorner.com. 

Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church (1168 Bridge St., Manchester) will host its annual lamb barbecue in mid-June (date TBA), featuring marinated lamb and other authentic Greek dishes and desserts. Visit stnicholas-man-nh.org/lamb-barbecue. 

Churchill’s Garden Center (12 Hampton Road, Exeter) will have an herb workshop on Saturday, June 3, from 1 to 2:30 p.m., covering how to cook, dry and store herbs and how to make tabouli and herb salt. Admission is free. Call 772-2685 or visit churchillsgardens.com.

The Cozy Tea Cart (104 Route 13, Brookline) will have a garden afternoon tea on Sunday, June 4, from 1 to 3 p.m. Gather with friends and enjoy a tea inspired by the tea gardens of the early 18h century. The cost is $34.95 and registration is required. Call 249-9111 or visit thecozyteacart.com

Pipe Dream Brewing (49 Harvey Road, Londonderry) will have a beer-paired pig roast on Thursday, June 8, from 6 to 8 p.m. Five courses from each part of the pig will be paired with five Pipe Dream brews. Tickets cost $60. Call 404-0751 or visit pipedreambrewingnh.com. 

Join the Manchester Historic Association for an American Girl Doll Tea Party on Saturday, June 10, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.at the Millyard Museum (200 Bedford St., Manchester). Bring your doll for the party and get a tour of the museum, followed by refreshments and crafts. Admission is $10 per person. Visit manchesterhistoric.org or call 622-7531.

The Farmers Dinner is partnering with LaBelle Winery for a farm-to-table dinner to be held in the winery’s cellar (345 Route 101, Amherst) on Friday, June 16, from 7 to 9 p.m. The multi-course meal will feature local ingredients as well as samples of a variety of LaBelle wines. Winemakers Amy LaBelle and Cesar Arboleda will talk about the history of the winery and its wines, and local farmers will share their stories between courses. Tickets cost $95 and include a complimentary wine pairing. Visit thefarmersdinner.com/event/labelle-winery-wine-cellar. 

Do some alfresco summer dining at Moulton Farm’s (18 Quarry Road, Meredith) farm-to-table brunch buffets, held Sundays, June 18 through Aug. 27, from 9 a.m. to noon. The buffet features seasonal fruit and produce grown at the farm, baked goods and egg and breakfast meats prepared by farm kitchen and bakery staff. The cost is $16.99 for adults and $9.99 for children age 10 and under. Call 279-3915 or visit moultonfarm.com.

Join Flag Hill Winery & Distillery (297 N. River Road, Lee) on one Sunday a month, May through October, for Brunch & Bubbles, a farm-to-table brunch featuring fresh ham, eggs, pulled pork, a mac and cheese bar, fresh pastries and fruit, quiches, frittatas and more, plus complimentary Sparkling Cayuga with a make-your-own mimosa bar. Brunch runs from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dates are June 25, July 9, Aug. 13, Sept. 24 and Oct. 22. The cost is $42, and reservations are required. Call 659-2949 or visit flaghill.com. 

The Culinary Playground (16 Manning St., Derry) will host a “farmer’s market fresh” couples cooking class on Friday, July 14, and Saturdays, July 15 and July 22, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. With instruction from a cooking expert, couples will make their own meal from start to finish that will include bruschetta on garlic crostini with balsamic reduction, seared salmon with a corn and cherry tomato salsa and a rustic berry crumble. The cost is $155 per couple; BYOB is welcome. Bring plastic containers for leftovers. Call 339-1664 or visit culinary-playground.com.

LaBelle Winery (345 Route 101, Amherst) will host a class on using the harvest bounty to create easy and memorable meals on Wednesday, Aug. 16, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. The cost is $25. Call 672-9898 or visit labellewineryevents.com. 

 
Tours & tastings

The Palace Theatre has its 13th annual Kitchen Tour on Sunday, June 4, featuring kitchens in Bedford and Manchester. Registration and map pickup will be from 9:45 a.m. to noon at Granite State Cabinetry, and homes will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The tour includes lunch at Baron’s Major Brands in Manchester from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., catered by O Steaks and Seafood, and an after party with wine tastings and appetizers at LaBelle Winery in Amherst. Tickets cost $50. Call 668-5588 or visit palacetheatre.org. 

Meet with chefs and sample food from more than 25 of downtown Nashua’s best restaurants at the 23rd annual Taste of Downtown Nashua, happening Wednesday, June 7, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Tickets cost $40 for adults and $10 for children ages 6 to 12 and are available for purchase online through May 30. Visit downtownnashua.org/taste-tickets-now-on-sale. 

Spend the evening with some of the Seacoast’s best chefs, brewers and winemakers at the 23rd annual Portsmouth Taste of the Nation on Wednesday, June 21, from 6:30 to 10 p.m. at Strawbery Banke Museum (14 Hancock St., Portsmouth). Tickets for the tasting cost $85 for general admission and $150 for VIP admission. Visit ce.nokidhungry.org/events/portsmouth-taste-nation. 

Liz Barbour of Creative Feast will host her yearly Open Garden Tour at her home in Hollis (5 Broad St.) on Sunday, June 25, from noon to 4 p.m. Visitors will have a chance to walk through her ⅓-acre edible garden to explore the layout and how the concept is put into practice. The garden features produce such as rhubarb, cabbage, broccoli, Egyptian onions, kale, blackberries and more. Admission is free. Parking is available on the Town Common or behind the library. Visit thecreativefeast.com/lizs-open-garden-tour.html.

Out of the Box Tours of Manchester will host a Sip of Southern NH Brew Tour on Saturday, July 8, from 2 to 5 p.m. The tour will make stops at three local breweries or distilleries and feature samples of up to 12 different beverages. It departs from and concludes at the Park and Ride bus terminal parking lot at 4 Symmes Drive in Londonderry. The cost is $55, and registration is required by Monday, July 5. Call 660-8427 or visit traveladventureswithtammy.com.

 
Brew events

Join 603 Brewery (12 Liberty Drive, No. 7, Londonderry) for its 5th Anniversary Celebration Party on Saturday, June 3, from noon to 8 p.m. The party will feature pints of 603 beers, including the release of 603’s 5th Anniversary IPA, as well as barbecue, games, tours and more. Reserve a six-pack of the IPA for $20 or a case for $40. Call 630-7745 or visit 603brewery.com.

Pipe Dream Brewing (49 Harvey Road, Londonderry) will host its one-year anniversary celebration on Saturday, June 10, from 9 a.m. to 10  p.m., with live music, food and 20 beers on tap, including the release of several barrel-aged beers. Call 404-0751 or visit pipedreambrewingnh.com. 

Henniker Brewing Co. (129 Centervale Road, Henniker) will have its fourth annual Kickoff to Summer event on Saturday, June 10, from noon to 4 p.m. There will be tours, beer samples, food trucks, games, live music, local vendors and more, plus the return of Sour Flower, the brewery’s dry-hopped sour ale, in 16-ounce four-pack cans. Admission is free. Call 428-3579 or visit hennikerbrewing.com. 

Celebrate the seacoast brewery scene during the third annual Seacoast Microbrew Festival hosted by 7th Settlement Brewery (47 Washington St., Dover) at the adjacent Henry Law Park on Saturday, July 15, from 11:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. The festival features over a dozen breweries, food from local restaurants, live music and more. Tickets cost $35 for general admission, $50 for VIP and $10 for designated driver. Visit seacoastbrewfest.com.

Appolo Vineyards (49 Lawrence Road, Derry) will host a wine and cheese night to benefit the Salem Farmers Market on Friday, July 21, from 4 to 8 p.m. Light hors d’oeuvres highlighting farmers market vendors’ products will be paired with a choice of wine flight. Tickets cost $20 before July and $25 during July and can be purchased online or at the Salem Farmers Market. Visit salemnhfarmersmarket.org. 

The NH Brewers Festival will be held on Saturday, July 22, from noon to 4 p.m., at the Kiwanis Riverfront Park (15 Loudon Road, Concord). Nearly 40 breweries will showcase their craft brews in what is the largest single collection of New Hampshire breweries at an event in the state. Tickets cost $50 for VIP, $40 for general admission and $15 for designated driver. Visit granitestatebrewersassociation.org/events/nhbrewfest. 

The fourth annual Manchester Brewfest takes place on Saturday, July 29, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Arms Park in Manchester. There will be more than 100 unique local and regional craft beers as well as local food and non-alcoholic beverages. General admission costs $40. Visit manchesterbrewfest.com. 

The American Independence Museum will hold a Beer for History tasting on Thursday, Aug. 17, from 6 to 8 p.m. at The Folsom Tavern (164 Water St., Exeter), featuring brews from the Neighborhood Beer Co. in Exeter. Tickets are $15 for members and $20 for non-members. Visit independencemuseum.org.

 

Wine events

Colby Hill Inn (33 The Oaks St., Henniker) hosts monthly Wines of the World dinners on the third Thursday of the month starting at 6:15 p.m. The six-course farm-to-table dinners are each paired with wines from a different wine region of the world. Upcoming dinners are June 15, featuring South African wines; July 20, featuring wines from Australia and New Zealand; and Aug. 17, featuring U.S. Pacific Northwest wines. The cost is $75. Call 428-3281 or visit colbyhillinn.com/wines-of-the-world-dinners.htm. 

Incredibrew (112 Daniel Webster Highway, Nashua) has a Seville Orange Sangria event on Friday, June 16, at 6 p.m. Taste, make and bottle six bottles of wine to take home. The cost is $60. Space is limited, and registration is required. Call 891-2477 or visit incredibrew.com.

WineNot Boutique of Nashua will host a special wine dinner with winemaker Carol Shelton on Tuesday, June 27, from 7 to 9 p.m., at the Hunt Club in the Crowne Plaza Nashua (2 Somerset Parkway). Enjoy a five-course meal prepared by Crowne Plaza Executive Chef Todd Lytle. The cost is $90. Call 204-5569 or visit winenotboutique.com. 

Fulchino Vineyard (187 Pine Hill Road, Hollis) will host its fourth annual Sinatra Wine Pairing Dinner on Sunday, Aug. 13, starting at 3:30 p.m. The cost is $149. Call 438-5984 or visit fulchinovineyard.com.

 

Nature
Family fun

Join Amoskeag Fishways for its annual Sea Lamprey Appreciation Day on Saturday, May 27, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at its Learning and Visitors Center (4 Fletcher St., Manchester). Participants will learn all about the sea lamprey and even get a chance to hold the fish live, as well as play games, create crafts and more. The cost is $3 per person, or $6 per family, and no registration is required. Visit amoskeagfishways.org or call 626-3474.

The Massabesic Audubon Center (26 Audubon Way, Auburn) hosts its next BioBlitz junior explorers event on Wednesday, June 7, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Participants will learn about the effects of seasonal weather trends on several kinds of plant and animal organisms. The cost is $15 per parent-and-child pair. Visit nhaudubon.org or call 668-2045.

The Massabesic Audubon Center’s Wee Wonders event on Wednesday, June 7, from 10 to 11:30 a.m., will focus on butterflies. Learn about the monarch butterfly’s life cycle, play butterfly games, make butterfly crafts and more. The event is best for kids ages 4 to 6. The cost is $15 per parent-and-child pair. Visit nhaudubon.org or call 668-2045.

Join the Seacoast Science Center (570 Ocean Boulevard, Rye) for World Oceans Day on Sunday, June 11, from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., which is part of a global celebration and collaborative effort to improve the health of our oceans. Activities include whale, dolphin and seal activity stations, face-painting and meet-and-greets with Belmont the Harbor Seal and Larry the Lobster. All activities are free with the regular cost of admission to the Center, which is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and military service members, $5 for kids ages 3 to 12, and free for members and kids under 3.

Amoskeag Fishways will focus its Saturday Nature Seekers series in July on New Hampshire turtles, with programs to be held on Saturdays, July 1, July 8, July 15, July 22 and July 29, from 11 a.m. to noon. The theme in August will be insect investigation. Programs will be held on Saturdays, Aug. 5, Aug. 12 and Aug. 19, from 11 a.m. to noon.The short programs offer fun games, crafts and other ways to learn about a particular subject in nature. A $5 donation per family is encouraged. Visit amoskeagfishways.org or call 626-3474.

Amoskeag Fishways will host a Family Fun Night featuring campfire tales on Friday, Aug. 11, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Learning and Visitors Center (4 Fletcher St., Manchester). Participate in traditional Native American tales, play games, enjoy a campfire along the banks of the Merrimack River and more. The cost is $8 per family. Visit amoskeagfishways.org or call 626-3474.

 
Outdoor adventures

Join the Seacoast Chapter of New Hampshire Audubon for a paddle of World End Pond in Salem on Saturday, June 3, from 8 a.m. to noon. The trip will offer opportunities to see breeding marsh birds and other waterfowl. Meet at William T. Barron Elementary School (55 Butler St., Salem) with a canoe or kayak. Visit seacoastchapter.org.

New Hampshire Audubon will lead a trip to Pawtuckaway State Park (Reservation Road, Deerfield) on Saturday, June 3, from 6:30 a.m. to noon. Visit nhaudubon.org.

The Souhegan Watershed Association will lead free guided kayaking trips throughout the summer. The first will take place along the Nashua River in Nashua on Saturday, June 3, at 9 a.m. On Saturday, June 17, at 9:30 a.m., travel along the Contoocook River in Henniker. Visit the Winnipesaukee River in Tilton on Saturday, June 24, at 10 a.m., the Merrimack River in Manchester on Sunday, July 2, at 9 a.m., the Merrimack River in Franklin on Saturday, July 15, at 9:30 a.m., the Souhegan River in Merrimack on Sunday, Aug. 13, at 9:30 a.m.. The final trip of the season will be Saturday, Sept. 2, at 9 a.m. along the Nashua River in Nashua. Visit souheganriver.org.

Take a guided walking trip to Concord’s Locke Road with New Hampshire Audubon’s Capital Chapter on Sunday, June 11, from 7 to 10 a.m., which features a variety of wetlands, woodlands, fields and river. Visit nhaudubon.org.

Take a guided walking tour with Amoskeag Fishways, which hosts three in June. The first is a tour of Livingston Park on Friday, June 16. The second is at Piscataquag River Park in Manchester on Friday, June 23, and the third is at Stark Park on Friday, June 30. Search for urban wildlife and learn to identify several local trees and plants. Participants will meet at 10 a.m. at the Fishways Learning and Visitors Center (4 Fletcher St., Manchester) and then caravan as a group to the park, returning around noon. Bring your own pair of binoculars or borrow one from the Center. Admission is free and all ages are welcome. Visit amoskeagfishways.org or call 626-3474.

Take an early morning guided hike on Bog Road in Penacook on Friday, July 7, from 6 to 8 a.m. Participants will meet at River Hill Market (189 Carter Hill Road, Concord). Visit nhaudubon.org.

 

Fish!

New Hampshire Fish and Game’s annual Free Fishing Day is Saturday, June 3, when fishing will be allowed on any inland water or saltwater in the state without the normally required fishing license. Visit wildlife.state.nh.us.

Join the Amoskeag Fishways Learning and Visitors Center (4 Fletcher St., Manchester) for its Saturday Nature Seekers fish season tours, which will be held on Saturdays, June 3, June 10 and June 17, from 11 a.m. to noon. A donation of $5 per family per day is encouraged. Visit amoskeagfishways.org or call 626-3474.

 

Nature knowledge

Join The Little Nature Museum (18 Highlawn Road, Warner) for Get Outside: Be Aware, Be Safe! Learn how to protect yourself from outdoor hazards like mosquitos, ticks, wasps, lightning, bears, poison ivy and more. Tickets are $20 per person. Visit littlenaturemuseum.org.

Amoskeag Fishways will host a healthy rivers presentation on Friday, June 16, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at its Learning and Visitors Center (4 Fletcher St., Manchester). A group of students that have been working with the Fishways since January on the study of local rivers will present what they have discovered and talk about how to improve the health of the Merrimack River. Admission is free, but pre-registration is required. Visit amoskeagfishways.org or call 626-3474.

Birding expert Charles Nims will speak at the Nashua Public Library (2 Court St.) about the different kinds of birds that are found out west. Nims is an avid traveler and a member of the Tin Mountain Bird Society. Visit nhaudubon.org.

The McLane Audubon Center (84 Silk Farm Road, Concord) will host a pollinator workshop on Saturday, June 24, from 10 a.m. to noon. Master gardener Meg Miller will teach participants how to identify and support bees, butterflies and several other native pollinators, as well as discover the common plants that attract pollinators. Admission is $15. Visit nhaudubon.org.

The Little Nature Museum (18 Highlawn Road, Warner) will host a summer workshop on edible wild plants on Saturday, June 24, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Learn the basics of safe and responsible foraging for the area’s edible wild plants. The cost is $20. Pre-registration is required. Visit littlenaturemuseum.org.

The New Hampshire Astronomical Society will hold presentations and skywatches at the Lane Memorial Library (2 Academy Ave., Hampton) on Wednesday, June 28, and Friday, Aug. 18, at 8:30 p.m.; at the Moultonborough Public Library (4 Holland St.) on Wednesday, July 12, from 7 to 10 p.m.; at the Goffstown Public Library (2 High St., Goffstown) on Wednesday, July 19, from 8 to 10:30 p.m.; at the Dunbarton Public Library (1004 School St., Dunbarton) on Thursday, July 20, from 8:30 to 10:30 p.m.; and at the Chester Public Library (3 Chester St.) on Monday, Aug. 28, from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Admission is free. Visit nhastro.com.

The New Hampshire Astronomical Society will host an eclipse workshop on Tuesday, Aug. 8, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Merrimack Public Library (470 Daniel Webster Highway), ahead of an expected partial solar eclipse on Aug. 18. The workshop will include a presentation on how to safely observe an eclipse, plus a craft session for kids. Admission is free. Visit nhastro.com.

Join The Little Nature Museum (18 Highlawn Road, Warner) for Becoming a Woods Ninja on Saturday, Aug. 12, from 10 a.m. to noon., a workshop featuring instructor and survival expert Rudy Bourget on how to properly get close to and observe wildlife. Visit littlenaturemuseum.org.

Learn all about turtles at the Massabesic Audubon Center’s (26 Audubon Way, Auburn) next Nature Cafe series event on Friday, Aug. 18, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Turtle expert Chris Bogard will share her knowledge of threatened and endangered turtle species in New Hampshire. Tickets are $5 general admission. Visit nhaudubon.org.

Join The Nature Conservancy for What Scat is That? Tracks, Scat and Finding Signs of Mammals When You Can’t See Them. Dr. Dave Patrick will introduce participants to some of the approaches used by wildlife ecologists to detect mammals based on the signs and traces they leave behind. The workshop will be held on Saturday, Aug. 19, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Manchester Cedar Swamp Preserve (Countryside Boulevard, Manchester). Visit nature.org.

 
Gardens

Join the Pontine Theatre for its annual New Castle Village Walk and Garden Tour on Sunday, June 11, from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Tickets can be purchased for $25 on the day of the event at the Coast Guard Station off Route 1B in New Castle. The self-guided walking tour will take visitors on a leisurely stroll through several 12 private gardens and two historic sites. All proceeds will benefit programs at the theatre. Visit pontine.org or call 436-6660.

Uncanoonuc Mt. Perennials (452 Mountain Road, Goffstown) will present See You in the Garden Days on Saturday, June 24, and Sunday, June 25, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Visitors will get a chance to tour the grounds and bring a picnic on the gardens. Admission is free. Visit uncanoonucmt.com or call 497-3975.

Join The Fells Historic Estate & Gardens (456 Route 103A, Newbury) presents Everything’s Coming Up Roses on Sunday, June 25, from 5 to 7 p.m. in celebration of its 125th anniversary. The event will include opportunities to visit the gardens at The Fells, enjoy hors d’oeuvres by Inn at Pleasant Lake and more. Tickets are $100 per person and reservations are requested by June 18. Visit thefells.org or call 763-4789 ext. 3.

 

Runs
5Ks & shorter distances

The eighth annual Lite Up The Night For Mental Health Run/Walk 5K on Thursday, May 25, starts at 6:30 p.m. at the Derryfield Park cross-country course, Louis Israel Martel Drive, Manchester. This challenging run was organized to help provide an improved quality of life for those who are suffering from a mental illness. Runners are encouraged to wear bright, neon colors. It costs $30 to register in person on race day. Visit runformentalhealth.org and contact mhcgm5k@gmail.com for questions.

Take your swing at the Gunstock Spring Trail Fling on Saturday, May 27, starting at 10 a.m. at the Gunstock Mountain Resort in Gilford. The eight-mile race starts at the base of the resort’s ski slopes and weaves through trails and climbs up mountain ridges. The 5K will start at the same place as the eight-mile race and lead runners through bike trails and single-track snowshoe trails. Proceeds will benefit the Belknap Range Trail Tenders. Registration costs $25 for the 5K, $40 for the eight-mile run and $15 for a T-shirt. Visit freshtracksracing.com for more info.

Help the animals by running in the fourth annual Franklin Animal Shelter 5K Walk/Run on Sunday, May 28. Runners start at 9 a.m. at the Paul Smith Elementary School, 41 Daniel Webster Drive, Franklin. Registration is $30. Visit franklinanimalshelter.com for more details or call 934-9334 for questions. 

Join the 20th annual Runner’s Alley/Redhook Memorial 5K road race on Sunday, May 28, at the Redhook Brewery, 35 Corporate Drive, Portsmouth. Organizers boast a fast, flat course with prizes at the end. The race starts at 11 a.m. with a Kids Fun Run at 10:15 a.m. The race proceeds will be donated to the Krempels Center. Registration is $35, VIP for first 100 to pay the $100 rate includes preferred parking, VIP toilets, a catered buffet, beer tasting and a goody bag. The first 1,500 to register will get T-shirts. Visit runnersalley.com/redhook5k for more info.

The 13th annual Black Fly Blitz 5K run/walk on Monday, May 29, in Wilmot will start at 9 a.m. on the Wilmot town green. Day-of registration starts at 7:30 a.m. Registration is $20 for adults, $15 for kids 9 to 17, free for those under 9. Online registration includes a $2.50 processing fee, and day-of registration is $5 more. Proceeds benefit the Wilmot Community Association and the Kearsarge regional school district’s track and cross-country teams. Visit wilmotcommunityassoc.com for more info.

Slow your pace for the 14th annual 3K Walk for Sight on Saturday, June 3, hosted by Future In Sight, formerly the New Hampshire Association for the Blind. The walk starts at 10 a.m. at 25 Walker St. in Concord. The race costs $20 for individuals and $5 for kids age 11 and younger. Visit futureinsight.org or call 565-2425.

Take part in the Hoofbeats 5K to build awareness for a cure for Ehlers-Danlos syndrome on Saturday, June 3, at NHTI, 31 College Drive in Concord. The race starts at 9 a.m. and a kids’ fun run starts at 9:45 a.m. Registration is $25 for adults, $15 for kids 14 and under. Visit g2racereg.webconnex.com/hoofbeats5K2017 for more info.

Celebrate girl power at the Girls on the Run NH Spring 2017 5K Celebration on Saturday, June 3, at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway, 1122 Route 106, Loudon. The race starts at 10 a.m. and same-day registration opens at 8:30 a.m. Registration costs $25 for ages 9 and up, $10 for ages 8 and under. Visit girlsontherunnh.org for more info.

Help fund research for a cure for cancer by running in the Race Against the Odds on Saturday, June 3, at Alvirne High School, 200 Derry Road, Hudson. The 5K walk/run starts at 9 a.m. and registration is $30 for adults and $25 for runners age 17 and under. Prices go up by $5 after May 30. Visit raceagainsttheodds.com for more info.

Celebrate World Oceans Day by running in the Run for the Ocean 5K on Saturday, June 3, at 180 Ocean Boulevard, Hampton. The 5K starts at 9 a.m. and registration is $25 for adults, $12 for kids age 12 and under. There are prizes for best costume and most litter picked up after the race. The course is partially on the beach. All proceeds go to the Blue Ocean Society for Marine Conservation. Visit runreg.com for more info or call 431-0260 for questions.

Run in the Henniker Lions Club “Eye” Walk/Run 5K on Sunday, June 4, a certified rolling course that starts at Henniker Community School,  51 Western Ave., Henniker. Registration is at 8 a.m. and the event starts at 9:30 a.m. It raises money for the sight, hearing and community aid programs of the Henniker Lions Club and the seventh- and eighth-grade class trips at the Henniker Community School. Registration is $25. For more information, go to hennikerlions.org.

Support Windham’s Helping Hands’ cancer-afflicted families and run in the sixth annual Lobster Tail Fight 2 Finish Cancer 5K Fun Run/Walk on Sunday, June 4. The run starts at 10 a.m. at Lobster Tail, 4 Cobbetts Pond Road, Windham. Check-in and same-day registration start at 9 a.m. A clock will be provided to each runner to track their own time. Registration costs $25 for adults, $10 for kids, $50 for families. Go to lightboxreg.com to register.

The Well School 5K on Sunday, June 4, gets going at 9:30 a.m. at 360 Middle Hancock Road in Peterborough. The free Kids’ Fun Run starts at 9 a.m. Registration is $25 online, $30 on race day. The proceeds will go to the Monadnock Humane Society. Visit runsignup.com for more info.

Join the 12th annual Hollis Fast 5K on Thursday, June 8, at Alpine Grove Banquet Facility, 19 South Depot Road, Hollis. The race starts at 6:30 p.m. and registration is $35 for adults, $20 for kids age 17 and under. The field is limited to the first 2,000 registrants. Visit hollisfast5k.com for more info or email George LeCours at hollisfast5k@gmail.com.

Run in the Boston Burrito 5K for CJ on Friday, June 9, in Manchester’s Stark Park on North River Road. The race starts at 6 p.m. and the Kids’ Burrito Dash starts at 5:45 p.m. Registration is $25 to $30 for adults, $15 to $20 for kids 12 to 17 and $6 to $11 for the kids’ dash (age 11 and under). Day-of registration begins at 5 p.m. Proceeds support the Boston Burrito Foundation. Visit racewire.com or call 860-6275 with questions.

Bring your furry friend to the New England Dog Jog 5K on Saturday, June 10, at Stellos Stadium, 7 Stadium Drive, Nashua. The dog-friendly race starts at 9 a.m. and registration is $25 for adults, $10 for kids. All proceeds go to the animal rescue of your choice. Visit rundogjog.com for more info.

Grab your running shoes and head to the 10th annual Windham Rail Trail Flat N Fast 5K on Sunday, June 11, starting at 8:30 a.m. This paved, point-to-point, picturesque run kicks off at Roulston Road and ends at Windham Depot, 7 Windham Road, Windham. Registration costs $25 for an individual, $90 for a family. Same-day registration is 7 a.m. to 8 a.m. Visit windhamrailtrail.org. For questions, contact marksamsel@windhamrailtrail.org or call 498-3423.

Run in the Gateway Hills 3rd Annual 2 Mile Trail Race on Sunday, June 11, at 200 Innovative Way, Nashua. Registration is $25 plus an online service fee. Race-day check in is at 8:30 a.m. and the race starts at 9:30 a.m. All proceeds will benefit the Rotary Club of Nashua’s annual fishing derby. Visit eventbrite.com for more info.

Be yourself at the Jen’s “Just Be You” 5K Run/Walk on Sunday, June 11, at Pinkerton Academy, 5 Pinkerton St., Derry. The race starts at 9 a.m. and registration is $30 for adults, $15 for kids under age 13. The race includes a book drive and participants are encouraged to bring a new children’s book to donate. Visit jensjustbeyou.org for more info or email questions to jensjustbeyou@gmail.com. 

Get your heartbeat up at the What Moves You 5K, formerly the Margarita’s 5K, on Sunday, June 11. This race kicks off at 9 a.m. at The Center for Orthopedics & Movement, 7 Alumni Drive, Exeter. The loop course is very similar to the Margarita’s course, with a flat start and gradual hills and a different start and finish location. Registration costs $35. Visit whatmovesyou5k.com. Email mike@locorunning.com for questions.

Run in the seventh annual Harvard Pilgrim 5K Corporate Road Race run and walk on Thursday, June 15, at Holman Stadium, 67 Amherst St., Nashua. The race starts at 6:15 p.m. and registration is $35 for individuals, $25 for youth and $30 for team members. T-shirts are available to all who pre-register. The race is organized by the Gate City Striders Running Club and proceeds benefit the Nashua Police Athletic League. Visit harvardpilgrim5k.com for more info or contact the race director at skipcleaver@comcast.net or 305-9871.

Get ready for the fourth annual Hilltop Hustle 5K Road Race and Fitness Walk on Saturday, June 17, at 18 Cemetery Road, Somersworth. The race starts at 8:30 a.m. and registration is $20 for adults, $5 for kids 17 and under. Prices go up by $5 for same-day registration, which opens at 7:30 a.m. Visit hilltop5k.org for more info.

Take part in the 19th annual Newfields 5K Summer Solstice Run on Saturday, June 17. The race starts at 9 a.m. and a kids’ fun run starts at 8:30 a.m. The race starts off Route 85 on Deer Trees Lane and finishes on Hayden Drive. Strollers are welcome. Registration is $20 to $25, $10 for kids age 11 and under. Visit newfields5k.com for more info.

Enjoy the 37th Plaistow Old Home Day 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, June 17, which starts at 9 a.m. at the Plaistow Town Green, 145 Main St. Same-day registration opens at 7:30 a.m. The 3.1-mile course is a loop course and finishes at Town Hall. Registration costs from $16 to $25. Visit running4free.com and contact 382-9989 for questions.

Run in the eighth annual Goodwin Community Health Father’s Day 5K on Sunday, June 18, at Margaritas, 23 Members Way, Dover. The race begins at 9 a.m. and registration is $20 for adults, $5 for kids age 12 and under. Same-day registration is $25. Visit active.com for more info.

Run for a good cause at the seventh annual Rosanne’s Rush for Research 5K on Sunday, June 25, at 9 a.m. at Nashua High School South, 36 Riverside St., Nashua. The race will take runners through the trails of Mine Falls Park. Proceeds will support research for the treatment of triple-negative breast cancer. Registration costs $25 for adults, $15 for children, and is free for kids under 6. There’s a $2.50 registration fee online. Visit rushforresearch.org or email questions to info@rushforresearch.org.

The Smuttynose Will Run for Beer 5K on Sunday, June 25, follows a beautiful course on back roads with a covered bridge and leads to an after-race party with live music and beer. The race starts at 9:30 a.m. at Smuttynose Brewery, 105 Towle Farm Road, Hampton. The race costs $35. Visit smuttynose5k.com or email mike@locorunning.com for more info.

Give it your all at the 20th annual Merrimack Sparkler 5K run and walk on Tuesday, July 4, starting at the Merrimack YMCA, 6 Henry Clay Drive, at 8 a.m. The kids’ fun run starts at 7:40 a.m. The race benefits Merrimack High School and Middle School athletics and costs from $22.50 to $28 for adults and from $17 to $22.50 for kids. Visit sparkler5k.com or email Cathy Merra at cmerra@comcast.net for questions.

Oh, say, can you see yourself running in the Star Spangled 5K Run/Walk on Tuesday, July 4? The race starts at 9:30 a.m. at Keyes Park in Milford. Registration is $20 to $20, $10 for kids 12 and under. Strollers and dogs on leashes are welcome. Visit milford.nh.gov for more info.

If you like country music, y’all would enjoy the Enterprise Bank Boot Scootin’ Boogie 5K on Saturday, July 15, at the Londonderry Athletic Field complex, 98 Sargent Road, Londonderry. The race begins at 6:30 p.m. and is followed by Boot Scootin’ Brewfest and Taste of Nashville Festival from 6:45 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Drinking-age adults pay $35 to $40, and ages 20 and under pay $25 to $30. Free water and beverages will be available, as well as yogurt from Stonyfield. Visit millenniumrunning.com/boots for more info. 

Celebrate the state motto with a run. The annual Live Free or Die 5000, a 5K established to preserve the memory of Jeremy Graczyk and inspire others to live a life of meaning, will take place on Saturday, July 15, starting at 9 a.m. at 199 Woodlock Park Lane, Atkinson. A kids’ fun run starts at 8:30 a.m. All proceeds go to the JJG Live Free or Die Memorial Fund. Online registration costs from $20 to $30, and day-of registration costs $35. Visit livefreeordie5000.squarespace.com for more info.

Get ready for the Willow’s Run 5K Trail Run/Walk on Saturday, July 15 at Coe-Brown Northwood Academy, 907 1st New Hampshire Turnpike, Northwood. The race starts at 7 a.m. and registration is $25 for adults, $20 for kids under 18. The proceeds will go to suicide prevention initiatives. Visit willowsrun.wordpress.com for more info.

Join the Canterbury Woodchuck Classic 5K road race, which  take place on Saturday, July 29, at 9 a.m. at Canterbury Elementary School, 15 Baptist Road, Canterbury. Registration costs $20 for the 5K and $1 for the 2K kids’ race. Visit runcarsnh.com for more info.

Participate in the fourth annual Run United 5K on Thursday, Aug. 3, at Northeast Delta Dental, 1 Delta Drive, Concord. The race starts at 6 p.m. and registration is $25 to $30 for adults, $10 for ages 14 to 20 and free for kids age 13 and under. Proceeds benefit Granite United Way. Visit rununited5k.com or email Gary Christie at gary.christie@lfg.com. 

Join thousands of elite and recreational runners and walkers at the 25th annual Cigna/Elliot Corporate 5K Road Race on Thursday, Aug. 10. It takes participants through downtown Manchester starting at 6:20 p.m. at Veterans Park on Elm Street. More than 5,000 runners participate in this largest and fastest road race in the state. The race is followed by refreshments and awards. Runners must register through corporate teams, and each person costs $25. Visit elliothospital.org/website/cigna for more info or call 488-1186.

Get ready for the Family Promise of Greater Nashua at Anne-Marie House Home Stretch 5K on Saturday, Aug. 12, at 211 Derry Road, Hudson. The race starts at 10 a.m. and registration is $25 for adults, $15 for kids age 14 and under and the Kids Fun Run is free. Visit runreg.com for more info or call 883-7338 for questions.

Support a local health center by running in the Lamprey Health Care 5K Road Race on Saturday, Aug. 12. The race begins at 8:30 a.m. at the Newmarket Recreation Center at 1 Terrace Drive in Newmarket and loops around the elementary school and residential neighborhoods. Same-day registration starts at 7 a.m. and a kids’ fun run will be featured at 9:30 a.m. Registration cost $20 to $30 and the fun run is free. Visit lampreyhealth.org and call Michelle Gaudet at 659-2494 for more info.

Check out the Granite Ledges of Concord 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, Aug. 26, at 151 Langley Parkway, Concord. The race starts at 9 a.m. and covers trail and road. Registration is $20 to $25. Proceeds benefit senior programs at Concord Hospital. Visit genesishcc.com/gl5k or contact Deb Burns at 224-0777 or deborah.burns@genesishcc.com. 

During the Color Vibe Run on Sunday, Aug. 27, you will be blasted at every color station. The race is held at Pheasant Lane Mall, 310 Daniel Webster Highway, Nashua. The race starts at 8 a.m. Registration is $65 for adults and up to two kids age 1 through 12 run free with a registered adult if they register online. Day-of price for kids is $10. For more information visit thecolorvibe.com/nashua.php.

Join the 40th annual Atkinson 5K Road Race on Thursday, Aug. 31, at Woodlock Park Lane, Atkinson. The race starts at 6 p.m. and registration is $12 to $15. The first 180 to register get a free T-shirt. Visit running4free.com or contact Sandy Cannon at 362-8329 or sandy-cannon@comcast.net for more info.

Fight back against Lyme disease by running in Lois’ Race Against Lyme 5K on Saturday, Sept. 2, at Mine Falls Park, Nashua. The race starts at 10 a.m. and registration is $25 for ages 11 and up, $15 for children age 10 and under. Visit lightboxreg.com for more info.

 
Longer hauls

The Market Square Day 10K Road Race on Saturday, June 10, kicks off the Market Square Day festival in Portsmouth at 9 a.m. It is limited to 2,000 runners and competitive walkers from the starting line at Market Square and ending at Strawbery Banke. Registration is $35 until May 27, when the price goes up to $40, and there is no same-day registration. T-shirts will be available for the first 1,100 registered runners/walkers. Visit proportsmouth.org for more info.

For the love of ribs and running, take part in the Immediate Care RibFest 5-Miler on Sunday, June 18. The race, which precedes the annual Rock’n RibFest, begins at 9 a.m. at the Anheuser-Busch Brewery, 221 Daniel Webster Highway, Merrimack. Registration costs $35 for drinking-age adults (prices goes up to $40 after June 11), $25 for youth aged 12 to 20 ($35 after June 11) and free for kids under 12. Same-day registration cost $45 for adults, $40 for youth, $10 for kids under 12. Visit millenniumrunning.com for more info.

Run in the second annual Runner’s Alley Capital City Classic 10K on Saturday, June 24. The race starts at 8 a.m. at City Plaza, North Main Street, Concord, continues through downtown and ends in front of the Statehouse. Proceeds go to area nonprofits working to make Concord a better place to live. Registration costs $30 to $40 for adults, $25 for ages 19 and under. The first 500 registrants will get a free T-shirt. Visit runnersalley.com/ccc10k for more info.

The Goffstown Parks and Recreation Department will sponsor the 38th annual David French Goffstown Gallop on Saturday, June 24, at 8:30 a.m. The 5.2-mile race will begin at Goffstown Recreation Center on Mast Road. Registration costs $15 online. Visit gsrs.com for more info.

Tear up the trail at the Bear Brook Trail Marathon and Half Marathon on Saturday, July 8, at Bear Brook State Park, 157 Deerfield Road, Allenstown. The marathon starts at 6 a.m., the half marathon starts at 7 a.m. and the 10K (new this year) starts at 7:30 a.m. The marathon is anywhere from 27 to 30 miles long, taking runners throughout the 10,000-acre park and combining fast single-track sections with challenging climbs and descents. The half marathon is 13 miles. Registration costs $75 for the marathon, $65 for the half marathon and $50 for the 10K. Visit ultrasignup.com or email kfolcik2@gmail.com with questions.

The 50th Bill Luti 5-Mile Road Race on Saturday, July 15, starts at 9 a.m. at Clinton Street and ends at Memorial Field, 70 S. Fruit St., Concord. Visit gsrs.com/luti. Registration costs $15 online plus a $2.19 processing fee, or $25 in person. Visit gsrs.com and contact Bob Teschek 863-2537 for more info.

Hit the pavement during the 44th annual Stratham Fair Road Race on Saturday, July 22, at 8:30 a.m. at Stratham Hill Park on Route 33. The 5.7-mile course has remained unchanged for 44 years. Registration costs $23 and the first 200 runners to register get a free tech shirt. Visit runreg.com for more info. 

Pound the ground at the Pease 7K Road Race/Walk on Sunday, July 23. Head out for an 8 a.m. start at Langdon Public Library, 328 Nimble Hill Road, Newington. It also features a half-mile kids’ fun run and a 100-yard dash at 7:45 a.m. The race costs from $20 to $30, and kids run or walk for free. Register before July 15 for a discount. Visit pease7k.org or email pease7k@gmail.com for more info. 

Test your endurance at the 49th Belmont 10-Mile Road Race as part of Belmont’s Old Home Day celebration on Saturday, Aug. 12. Arrive at Belmont Middle School, 87 Hackett Road, Belmont, at 8 a.m and be ready to start at 8:30 a.m. Visit belmontnh.org. Contact Jeff Roberts at 491-0979 or Gretta Olson-Wilder at 998-3525.

Push yourself at the Epsom Old Home Day 4-Miler on Sunday, Aug. 13, starting at 8:30 a.m. at Webster Park, 430 Suncook Valley Highway in Epsom. The run follows a course of rolling hills. Registration costs $15 to $25. For more information, visit running4free.com and contact race director Donald Yeaton at 518-232-9083 or dryrun262@msn.com. 

The New Hampshire 10-Miler on Saturday, Aug. 26, gets racers traveling around beautiful Lake Massabesic. It kicks off at 8 a.m. from the Lake Massabesic parking lot in Auburn. Pizza will be provided by Rustic Crust and yogurt by Stonyfield Yogurt. Registration costs $50 to $60 for individuals and $90 to $120 for relay teams. For more information, visit millenniumrunning.com/newhampshire10. 

 

Choose your distance

Run across some iconic covered bridges in the fourth annual Ididarun 10K and 1.5-Mile cross-country run/walk Race for the Huskies starting at the Monadnock Regional Middle School, 580 Old Homestead Highway in Swanzey on Monday, May 29. The 1.5-mile starts at 9 a.m. and the 10K race starts at 9:30 a.m. Registration for the 10K is $30 and for the 1.5 mile it’s $20. Visit ididarun10k.com or contact Clint Joslyn at 313-8526 or clintjoslyn@yahoo.com for questions.

Work up a sweat at the ninth annual Bow Lake Dam 15K/5K Race to Cure Cystic Fibrosis on Saturday, June 3. Same-day registration starts at 8 a.m. The 15K run starts at 9:30 a.m. at the Water Street and Province Road intersection in Strafford, and the 5K run starts at 10 a.m. a little farther down Water Street and headed in the opposite direction. Online registration costs $15 for kids age 12 and under, $25 for adults until June 1; same-day registration is $25 for kids, $30 for adults, and racers get to enjoy live music and a cookout when they finish. Proceeds go to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Visit runsignup.com for more info.

Run in the Spring Forward Rotary Trail Run 5K/10K on Sunday, June 4, at Alvirne Tree Farm Hill House, 211 Derry Road, Hudson. The race starts at 9 a.m. and registration is $15 to $25 for the 5K, $20 to $30 for the 10K. Visit racewire.com for more info or call Christine Lewis at 860-6275.

Take part in the Run for the Dogs 5K and two-mile walk on Sunday, June 11, at the Deerfield Fairgrounds, 34 Stage Road, Deerfield. Both the 5K and the two-mile walk start at 8:30 a.m. and registration is $10 to $30 for the 5K, $10 to $25 for the two-mile walk. Visit running4free.com for more info or call Melinda Shofner at 463-8988 for questions.

On Saturday, June 24, join the Exeter Trail Race, touted as the most technical race in New England, at 6 Commerce Way, Exeter. It features a 10-mile and a 4.6-mile race through the Oaklands and Henderson-Swasey Town Forests on trails better known as Fort Rock. Start time is 10 a.m. at 6 Commerce Way, Exeter. Races cost from $25 to $30, or $35 to $40 for same-day registration, and cash rewards will be given to the top finishers. Visit acidoticracing.com. Email sarah.silverberg@gmail.com with questions.

Take part in the Run for Freedom 5K/10K on Tuesday, July 4, at Pinkerton Academy, 5 Pinkerton St., Derry. The race starts at 7:30 a.m. and registration is $20 for the 5K, $25 for the 10K until after June 20, when the prices go up to $25 and $30. All proceeds benefit Liberty House, a sober home in Manchester. Visit gdtc.org for more info.

Go Hawaiian at The Hula Hustle 5K & 10K on Sunday, July 23, at 9 a.m., at the Executive Health and Sports Center, 1 Highlander Way, Manchester. The race is in memory of Bill Kelley, a prominent community member who succumbed to cancer in 2003, and all proceeds go to New Horizons for New Hampshire, which Kelley helped found. All finishers get a lei when they cross the finish line. Races cost from $30 to $35. Visit hulahustle.org for more info.

Run in the SIX03 Summerfest 10K and 5K Race on Sunday, July 30, at the Dover Ice Arena, 110 Portland Ave., Dover. The races start at 9 a.m. and registration is $30 for the 10K, $25 for the 5K. There will be fun, music and drinks to follow. Visit six03endurance.com for more info.

Check out the GAPP Gallop GLOW 5K & 1.5 Walk on Saturday, Aug. 12, at Memorial Field, 70 S. Fruit St., Concord. The race starts at 8 p.m. and headlamps are allowed. Registration is $35 for the 5K, $20 for the 1.5-mile walk. GAPP is the German American Partnership Program. Visit gappgallop5k.com for more info.

 
Not just running

Raise tuition for a 13-year-old Kenyan girl to go to school by participating in the Race to Educate Triathlon on Sunday, May 28, at Portsmouth High School, 50 Andrew Jarvis Drive, Portsmouth. Participants should be in the pool ready to swim by 12:30 p.m. Registration is $40 for individuals, $75 for a team of three and $120 for a family of up to four. Go to runningintheusa.com for more info. For questions call Lilia at Education For All Children at 431-7295 or email efactri@gmail.com.

Support the Annie’s Angels charity by running in the Rye by the Sea 5K and Duathlon on Saturday, June 3, at the Rye Learning Skills Academy, 1247 Washington Road, Rye. The race starts at 8 a.m. and registration is $20 for the 5K, $40 for the duathlon, which involves a 5K, a 17-mile bike race followed by another 5K. Visit anniesangels.org for more info.

Add some variety to your race at the Greater Nashua Sprint Triathlon on Sunday, June 11. The race starts at 9 a.m. at YMCA Camp Sargent, 141 Camp Sargent Road, Merrimack. It features a 0.3-mile swim, a 9.6-mile bike and a 3.1-mile run. Registration is $100 for individuals, $90 for Nashua YMCA members and $50 for high school students, active military and veterans. There are also price options for team relay. Check nashuatri.com for more information.

 
Sports

On Tuesday, May 30, the Division I Boys Team’s Final Round of the NHIAA Tennis Tournament will be played at 4 p.m. at Pinkerton Academy (5 Pinkerton St., Derry). The Girls Team’s Final Round will take place on Wednesday, May 31, at 4 p.m. at the same place. The Boys Singles and Girls Singles tournaments will be on Tuesday, June 6, at The Derryfield School (2108 River Road, Manchester) at 3 p.m. The Boys Doubles and Girls Doubles will be at the same place on Thursday, June 8, at 3 p.m.Visit nhiaa.org for more info.

The Nashua Silver Knights, part of the Futures Collegiate Baseball League, will hold its opening night on Friday, June 2, at Holman Stadium (67 Amherst St., Nashua) against the Pittsfield Suns. Their last game is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 5 against the Brockton Rox.

Division I NHIAA Softball Tournament final match will take place on Saturday, June 10, at 4:30 p.m. at Southern New Hampshire University (2500 N. River Road, Hooksett). Visit nhiaa.org for more info.

You can catch the NHIAA Unified Volleyball Championships on Saturday, June 10, at 4 p.m. at Nashua High School North (8 Titan Way, Nashua). The Boys’ Volleyball Finals will happen at 6 p.m. at the same place. Visit nhiaa.org for more info.

Division I will compete in the final NHIAA Baseball Tournament on Monday, June 12, at 4 p.m. at the Northeast Delta Dental Stadium (1 Line Drive, Manchester). Visit nhiaa.org for more info.

New Hampshire football fans who enjoy high school sports and donating to a great cause will have their fill of it all at the sixth annual CHaD NH East-West High School All-Star Football Game on Friday, June 30, starting at 7 p.m. at Saint Anselm College (100 Saint Anselm Drive, Manchester). Game tickets are $10. Tickets for the Kick-Off BBQ presented by The Tuckaway Tavern before the game cost $25. All proceeds go to the Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock. Visit chadallstarfootball.org for more info.

The New Hampshire Fisher Cats will finish its third home game of the season against one of their biggest rivals, the Portland Sea Dogs on Thursday, May 25 the at Northeast Delta Dental Stadium (1 Line Drive, Manchester). The Sea Dogs are a feeder team for the Boston Red Sox. Then, from Friday, May 26 through Monday, May 29, they play against the Reading Fightin Phils. Their last home game is Sunday, Aug. 27 against the Hartford Yard Goats and their regular season ends on Monday, Sept. 4 in Portland. They will play against rival team the Trenton Thunder — a farm team for the New York Yankees — from Friday, June 30, through Monday, July 3 and they will face off against Portland at home again from Thursday, July 13, through Sunday, July 16, and again from Monday, July 24, through Wednesday, July 26. Individual tickets start at $12. Visit milb.com for more info.

The New Hampshire Fisher Cats are the hosts of this year’s Eastern League All-Star Classic on Wednesday, July 12, at the Northeast Delta Dental Stadium (1 Line Drive, Manchester), where dozens of AA baseball’s top talents in the Eastern League will be on display. The best players from the Eastern Division and Western Division will face off. Many of the Eastern League all-stars from past seasons have gone on to play for the majors.

The New Hampshire Open hosted by the New Hampshire Golf Association is scheduled for Wednesday, July 26, through Friday, July 28, at the Manchester Country Club (180 S. River Road, Bedford). The tournament is 54 holes stroke play and the field is limited to 144 players.

The New Hampshire Golf Association is hosting its 56th Parent-Child Championship on Tuesday, Aug. 1, at Candia Woods Golf Links (313 South Road, Candia) with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. Lunch and cart are included in the entry fee of $130 per team. Parents and children on each two-person team take turns making alternate shots. Visit nhgolfassociation.org for more info.

The 18th Stroke Play Championship, a 72-hole stroke play tournament hosted by the New Hampshire Golf Association, will happen from Tuesday, Aug. 8, through Thursday, Aug. 10, at the Rochester Country Club (94 Church St., Rochester). It’s open to male members of a New Hampshire golf club, and the entry cost is $125 per player. Visit nhgolfassociation.org for more info.

Another event organized by CHaD is the Battle of the Badges Baseball Classic on Friday, Aug. 11, at the Northeast Delta Dental Stadium (1 Line Drive, Manchester). Police officers and firefighters from across the state have volunteered to play in the game. Last year, it raised $70,000 for the children’s hospital. Visit chadbaseball.org for more info.

 
Art
Exhibits

Twiggs Gallery, 254 King St., Boscawen, hosts “Elements,” on view May 20 through July 1, with an opening reception Thursday, May 25, from 5 to 7 p.m. The show references the four elements — earth, fire, air and water — and features work by Russet Jennings, Ann Saunderson, Melissa Hinebauch and Sheryl Kamman. Visit twiggsgallery.wordpress.com or call 975-0015.

The Wild Salamander Arts Center, 30 Ash St., Hollis, hosts an exhibition, “Nature’s Delights,” featuring work by four artists — Joëlle Feldman, Maryann Mullett, Lisa Regopoulos and Pam Short — with the show on view June 2 through June 24, and an opening reception Friday, June 2, from 6 to 8 p.m. Visit wildsalamander.com or call 465-WILD.

McGowan Fine Art, 10 Hills Ave., Concord, closes for good this summer, the last show featuring art by Bruce McColl in “The Color of Seasons,” on view June 6 through July 7, with a reception on Friday, June 9, from 5 to 7 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Visit mcgowanfineart.com or call 225-2515.

The Andres Institute of Art hosts contemporary impressionist artists John Farrar, who mounts an exhibition of his artwork at the Andres Institute of Art Visitor Center, 106 Route 13, Brookline, with an opening reception Friday, June 9, from 7 to 9 p.m. The show’s on view through Saturday, June 10, from 1 to 5 p.m. For more information, visit andresinstitute.org/events. 

The Currier Museum of Art, 150 Ash St., Manchester, hosts “The Curious Magic of Varujan Boghosian” June 10 through Sept. 4, featuring art by the New Hampshire resident, a master draftsman, watercolorist and sculptor of found objects. The show draws from his collection, presenting about six works of art that range from early abstract prints to present-day pieces. Admission is $15 for adults, $13 for seniors, $10 for students, $5 for youth. Visit currier.org or call 669-6144.

The Currier Museum of Art, 150 Ash St., Manchester, hosts “Monet: Pathways to Impressionism” July 1 through Nov. 13, which includes a show featuring four Monet masterpieces, each representing a milestone in the artist’s career. Admission is $15 for adults, $13 for seniors, $10 for students, $5 for youth. Visit currier.org or call 669-6144.

Twiggs presents “Eternal Summer,” a summer photography exhibition inspired by Celia Thaxter’s quote, “There shall be eternal summer in the grateful heart,” July 8 through Aug. 27, with an artist’s reception Thursday, July 13, from 5 to 7 p.m., at the gallery, 254 King St., Boscawen, 975-0015, twiggsgallery.wordpress.com. 

Studio 550 hosts “UNITED: States of America” at the gallery, 550 Elm St., Manchester, July 20 through Aug. 15, with an opening reception Thursday, July 20, from 5 to 8 p.m. The exhibit will contain art following themes of diversity, unity and commentary about the current political climate, that are meaningful and thought-provoking; artists are welcome to submit until June 29. Visit 550arts.com or call 232-5597.

Studio 550 hosts “Ch-ch-ch-Changes: Bowie Tribute” at the gallery, 550 Elm St., Manchester, featuring work about climate change Aug. 17 through Sept. 12, with an opening reception Thursday, Aug. 17, from 6 to 7 p.m. at the gallery. Artists are welcome to submit by July 27. Visit 550arts.com or call 232-5597.

 
Fairs

Deadwick’s Ethereal Emporium presents The Dark Arts and Crafts Faire Saturday, May 26, and Sunday, May 27, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Pickwick’s Parklor of the Paranormal, 177 State St., Portsmouth. Call 319-6947. 

The 2017 Meredith Memorial Day Weekend Craft Festival is Saturday, May 27, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday, May 28, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Monday, May 29, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Mill Falls Marketplace, Route 3, Meredith. There will be artists, craftspeople, music, authors and specialty food vendors. Visit meredithareachamber.com.

The Fourth of July Weekend Craft Fair at Gunstock Mountain Resort, 719 Cherry Valley Road, Gilford, is Saturday, July 1, and Sunday, July 2, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., with more than 100 exhibitors. Admission is free. Visit joycescraftshows.com.

The On the Green 1 Arts & Crafts Festival is Friday, July 7, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, July 8, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sunday, July 9, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Brewster Academy, 80 Academy Drive, Wolfeboro, with more than 100 artists and craft exhibitors. The On the Green 2 Arts & Craft Festival is at the same location Friday, Aug. 11, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, Aug. 12, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sunday, Aug. 13, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visit joycescraftshows.com. 

The Craft Fair at the Bay is Saturday, July 15, and Sunday, July 16, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Community House and Waterfront, 24 Mount Major Highway, Alton Bay. The event features artists, craftspeople, musicians, authors and specialty food vendors. Admission is free. Visit castleberryfairs.com.

The Summer Fun Craft Fair at Tanger Outlets, 120 Laconia Road, Tilton, is Saturday, Aug. 5, and Sunday, Aug. 6, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. There are more than 60 exhibitors. Visit joycescraftshows.com.

The League of New Hampshire Craftsmen Fair is Saturday, Aug. 5, through Sunday, Aug. 13, at Mount Sunapee Resort, 1398 Route 103, Newbury. This is the biggest event of the year for the League, with juried members selling fine art, ceramics, fiber arts, jewelry, furniture, etc. Visit nhcrafts.org. Admission is $10. 

The Bosom Bazaar is Saturday, Aug. 12, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 10 Sharon Road, Peterborough. Vendors will sell locally made items, with proceeds going to the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer event in Peterborough, Oct. 22. Email peterboroughnhstrides@cancer.org or visit the Facebook page. 

The Lakes Region Fine Arts and Crafts Festival is Saturday, Aug. 26, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, Aug. 27, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The juried arts and crafts exhibition includes local work by more than 80 artists. Visit meredithareachamber.com.

The Labor Day Weekend Craft Fair is at Gunstock Mountain Resort, 719 Cherry Valley Road, Gilford, is Saturday, Sept. 2, and Sunday, Sept. 3, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visit joycescraftshows.com.

The 28th Annual Labor Day Weekend Craft Fair at the Bay is Saturday, Sept. 2, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday, Sept. 3, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Monday, Sept. 4, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Alton Bay Community House and Grounds, 24 Mount Major Highway, Alton. Visit castleberryfairs.com.

 
Art outdoors

The Mill Brook Gallery & Sculpture Garden, 236 Hopkinton Road, Concord, hosts its “Annual Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit” beginning May 26, with an opening reception Sunday, May 28. See the story on p. 40. 

The Concord Arts Market starts Saturday, June 3, and occurs almost every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. until Saturday, Sept. 30, at 1 Bicentennial Square, Concord. The market includes locally made art and crafts — paintings, ceramics, jewelry, arts, etc. Visit concordartsmarket.net.

The 6th Annual Arts on the Green is Saturday, June 24, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the town green on Main Street, New London. The event will feature 37 juried artists who will be selling their work. Visit centerfortheartsnh.org.

The next Manchester Trolley Night is Thursday, July 20, from 5 to 8 p.m., in downtown Manchester. On the night of this free event, Manchester cultural institutions open their doors, and two trolleys will circle the route, bringing visitors to each venue to check out the latest and greatest from galleries and artists. Visit manchestertrolley.com.

Studio 550 releases its now-annual “Monsters on the Loose” Saturday, Aug. 5; to participate, scour downtown Manchester for tiny hidden clay monsters between the hours of 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. that day. Stop at Studio 550 and Dancing Lion Chocolates to claim prizes. Visit 550arts.com or call 232-5597.

The Greeley Park Art Show is Saturday, Aug. 19, and Sunday, Aug. 20, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Greeley Park, 100 Concord St., Nashua. Artists from the New England area come to this landmark downtown Nashua park and set up their artist stand or booth to display work to thousands of visitors. Visit nashuaareaartistsassoc.org.

 
 
Theater
Outdoor productions

The Prescott Park Arts Festival presents Mary Poppins this summer at Prescott Park, 105 Marcy St., Portsmouth, most Thursdays through Sundays June 23 through Aug. 20, with a suggested donation at the gate. Visit prescottpark.org.

Nashua Theatre Guild performs A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Greeley Park for Shakespeare in the Park, directed by Amy Mackay, with performances Saturday, July 22; Saturday, July 23; Saturday, July 29, and Sunday, July 30, at 2 p.m. at Greeley Park, 100 Concord St., Nashua. Admission is free. 

 
Plays 

The Riverbend Youth Company presents Cafe Murder at the Amato Center for the Performing Arts, 56 Mont Vernon St., Milford, Thursday, May 25, and Friday, May 26, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15. Visit svbgc.org.

The Schoolhouse Players presents In the Company of Gertrude Stein and Thornton Wilder at the Hatbox Theatre, 270 Loudon Road, Concord, Friday, May 26, through Sunday, June 4, with showtimes Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets are $16.50. Visit hatboxnh.com.

Back Alley Productions presents Compleat Female Stage Beauty June 2 through June 18, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., Sundays at 3 p.m., at The Players’ Ring, 105 Marcy St., Portsmouth. Tickets are $15. Visit playersring.org.

ACT ONE presents the premiere of The Immigrant Garden, Friday, June 9, at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, June 10, at 2 p.m.; and Sunday, June 11, at 2 p.m., at the West End Studio Theatre, 959 Islington St., Portsmouth. Tickets are $15. Visit actonenh.org. Call 300-2986. 

Bedford Off Broadway presents The Last Night of Ballyhoo at the Bedford Old Town Hall, 3 Meetinghouse Road, Bedford, Friday, June 9, at 8 p.m.; Saturday, June 10, at 8 p.m.; Sunday, June 11, at 2 p.m.; Friday, June 16, at 8 p.m.; and Saturday, June 17, at 8 p.m. Tickets are $12. Visit bedfordoffbroadway.com.

The New Hampshire Theatre Project presents The Adventures of Oliver Z. Wanderkook June 16 through June 25, at the West End Studio Theatre, 959 Islington St., Portsmouth, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m. All seats are $25. Visit nhtheatreproject.org. 

New World Theater presents One Act Wonders, an evening of three one-act plays at the Hatbox Theatre, 270 Loudon Road, Concord, Friday, June 16, through Sunday, June 25, with showtimes Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m. The plays include Two Lessons at the Bus Stop by George Kelly, Whatever You Want by Tom Z. Spencer, and Jason, Jason, and Florence by Matthew Bickerstaff. Tickets are $16.50. Visit hatboxnh.com.

The Peterborough Players presents The Whipping Man Wednesday, June 21, through Sunday, July 2, at the theater, 55 Hadley Road, Peterborough. Tickets are $39. Visit peterboroughplayers.org. Call 924-7585.

Towing Jehovah presents Tape as part of The Players’ Ring’s Late Night series at the theater, 105 Marcy St., Portsmouth, June 23 through July 2, with shows Fridays and Saturdays at 10 p.m., Sundays at 9 p.m. Tickets are $12. Visit playersring.org.

The Majestic Theatre presents Dearly Departed Friday, June 23, at 7 p.m.; Saturday, June 24, at 7 p.m.; and Sunday, June 25, at 2 p.m., at the Derry Opera House, 29 W. Broadway, Derry. Tickets are $10 to $15. Visit majestictheatre.net, call 669-7469.

Neighborhood Shows presents Talking to Starlight at the Hatbox Theatre, 270 Loudon Road, Concord, June 30 through July 16, with showtimes Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets are $16.50. Visit hatboxnh.com.

The Peterborough Players presents Constellations Wednesday, July 5, through Sunday, July 16, at the theater, 55 Hadley Road, Peterborough. Tickets are $39. Visit peterboroughplayers.org. Call 924-7585.

New World Theatre presents Lab Rats at The Players’ Ring, 105 Marcy St., Portsmouth, part of the theater’s Late Night series, with shows July 7 through July 16, Fridays and Saturdays at 10 p.m., Sundays at 9 p.m. Visit palyersring.org. Tickets are $12.

New England College presents The Taming of the Shrew at the school’s mainstage theater, 58 Depot Hill Road, Henniker, on Thursday, July 13, at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, July 14, at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, July 15, at 7:30 p.m.; and Sunday, July 16, at 3 p.m. Tickets are $15. Visit nec.edu.

The Peterborough Players presents Arsenic and Old Lace Wednesday, July 19, through Sunday, July 30, at the theater, 55 Hadley Road, Peterborough. Tickets are $39. Visit peterboroughplayers.org. Call 924-7585.

Hatbox Theatre presents Barnum at the theater, 270 Loudon Road, Concord, Friday, July 21, through Sunday, July 30, with showtimes Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets are $16.50. Visit hatboxnh.com.

Smirking Heron Productions presents Junior’s Sporting a Mohawk at The Players’ Ring, 105 Marcy St., Portsmouth, part of its Late Night series, July 21 through July 30, with showtimes Fridays and Saturdays at 10 p.m., Sundays at 9 p.m. Tickets are $12. Visit playersring.org.

Outcast Productions presents Heist at The Players’ Ring, 105 Marcy St., Portsmouth, part of its Late Night series, Aug. 4 through Aug. 13, with showtimes Fridays and Saturdays at 10 p.m., Sundays at 9 p.m. Tickets are $12. Visit playersring.org.

Lend Me a Theater presents Bob’s Date/The Whole Shebang at the Hatbox Theatre, 270 Loudon Road, Concord, Friday, Aug. 4, through Sunday, Aug. 13, with showtimes Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets are $16.50. Visit hatboxnh.com.

The Peterborough Players presents The Doctor’s Dilemma Wednesday, Aug. 16, through Sunday, Aug. 27, at the theater, 55 Hadley Road, Peterborough. Tickets are $39. Visit peterboroughplayers.org. Call 924-7585.

The Granite State Playwright Workshop presents Three Short Plays at the Hatbox Theatre, 270 Loudon Road, Concord, Aug. 18 through Aug. 27, with showtimes Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets are $16.50. Visit hatboxnh.com.

Theaterography presents Living Through at The Players’ Ring, 105 Marcy St., Portsmouth, part of its Late Night series, Aug. 18 through Aug. 27, with showtimes Fridays and Saturdays at 10 p.m., Sundays at 9 p.m. Tickets are $12. Visit playersring.org.

The Majestic Theatre presents Lend Me a Tenor at the Derry Opera House, 29 W. Broadway, Derry, Friday, Aug. 18, at 7 p.m.; Saturday, Aug. 19, at 7 p.m.; and Sunday, Aug. 20, at 2 p.m. Tickets are $10 to $15. Visit majestictheatre.net, call 669-7469.

The Peterborough Players presents Wittenberg Wednesday, Aug. 30, through Sunday, Sept. 10, at the theater, 55 Hadley Road, Peterborough. Tickets are $39. Visit peterboroughplayers.org. Call 924-7585.

 

Musicals

The Palace’s last mainstage production of the 2016-2017 season, Million Dollar Quartet, runs Friday, June 2, through Sunday, June 25, at the Palace Theatre, 80 Hanover St., Manchester. Tickets are $25 to $45. Visit palacetheatre.org or call 668-5588. 

The Manchester Community Theatre Players presents Fame: The Musical Friday, June 2, at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, June 3, at 7:30 p.m.; and Sunday, June 4, at 2 p.m., at the MCTP Theatre at the North End Montessori School, 698 Beech St., Manchester. Tickets are $20. Visit manchestercommunitytheatre.com.

The Palace Theatre’s 18th Annual Gala Event is Thursday, June 8, at 6 p.m. at the Manchester Country Club, 180 S. River Road, Bedford. There will be a performance by the cast of Million Dollar Quartet plus hors d’oeuvres from local restaurants. Tickets are $75. Visit palacetheatre.org or call 668-5588.

The Seacoast Repertory Theatre presents Monty Python’s Spamalot Friday, June 23, through Sunday, July 30. Tickets are $20 to $50. Visit seacoastrep.org. 

The Palace Teen Company presents Chicago Tuesday, June 27, and Wednesday, June 28, at 7:30 p.m. at the Palace Theatre, 80 Hanover St., Manchester. Visit palacetheatre.org or call 668-5588. Tickets are $15.

The Majestic Theatre presents High Fidelity, a New England community theater premiere, Friday, July 28, at 7 p.m.; Saturday, July 29, at 7 p.m.; and Sunday, July 30, at 2 p.m., at the Derry Opera House, 29 W. Broadway, Derry. Tickets are $15 to $20. Visit majestictheatre.net, call 669-7469.

The Peterborough Players presents The Producers Wednesday, Aug. 2, through Sunday, Aug. 13, at the theater, 55 Hadley Road, Peterborough. Tickets are $39. Visit peterboroughplayers.org. Call 924-7585.

The Riverbend Youth Company Alumni present The Wedding Singer at the Amato Center for the Performing Arts, 56 Mont Vernon St., Milford, Friday, Aug. 4, through Sunday, Aug. 6. Tickets are $12. Visit amatocenter.org.

The Peacock Players presents Heathers Friday, Aug. 11 through Sunday, Aug. 20 at the Janice B. Streeter Theater, 14 Court St., Nashua. Visit peacockplayers.org or call 889-2330 for tickets.

The Nashua Actorsingers presents Wild Party Friday, Aug. 25, through Sunday, Aug. 27, at the Janice B. Streeter Theatre, 14 Court St., Nashua. Tickets and times will be available as the event draws near; visit actorsingers.org.

The Palace Silver Stars presents Silver Stars: The Senior Prom Friday, Sept. 1, at 7 p.m., and Saturday, Sept. 2, at 2 p.m. at the Palace Theatre, 80 Hanover St., Manchester. Visit palacetheatre.org or call 668-5588. Tickets are $10.

 
Kid-friendly shows
(Note: Call for specific information about the ideal age of theater-goers.)

The Kids Coop Theatre presents Disney’s Beauty and the Beast at the Derry Opera House, 29 W. Broadway, Derry, Friday, May 26, at 7 p.m., and Saturday, May 27, at 1 and 7 p.m. Tickets are $15. Visit derryoperahouse.com or visit kids-coop-theatre.org. 

Dimensions in Dance produces a ballet version of Aladdin Saturday, May 27, at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. at the Palace Theatre, 80 Hanover St., Manchester. Tickets are $18. Visit palacetheatre.org or call 668-5588. 

The Palace Teen Apprentice Company present Curtains Young@Part Tuesday, June 6, and Wednesday, June 7, at 7:30 p.m. at the Palace Theatre, 80 Hanover St., Manchester. Visit palacetheatre.org or call 668-5588. Tickets are $15.

The Palace Youth Theatre presents All Shook Up Young@Part Wednesday, June 14; Thursday, June 15; Tuesday, June 20, and Wednesday, June 21, at 7 p.m. at the Palace Theatre, 80 Hanover St., Manchester. Visit palacetheatre.org or call 668-5588. Tickets are $14.

The New Hampshire Theatre Project’s Youth Repertory Company presents Around the World in 80 Minutes by Genevieve Aichele Friday, June 2, and Saturday, June 3, at 7 p.m., at the West End Studio Theatre, 959 Islington St., Portsmouth. Tickets are $10. Visit nhtheatreproject.org or call 431-6644, ext. 1.

Impact Children’s Theatre presents Anansi: Keeper of the Stories Tuesday, June 27, at 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. at the Capitol Center for the Arts, 44 S. Main St., Concord. Tickets are $7.50. Visit ccanh.com or call 225-1111.

The Leddy Center for the Performing Arts presents Annie Friday, July 7, through Sunday, July 23, at the theater, 38c Ladd’s Lane, Epping. Call 679-2781 or visit leddycenter.org. Tickets are $20.

Impact Children’s Theatre presents Bremen Musicians Tuesday, July 11, at 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. at the Capitol Center for the Arts, 44 S. Main St., Concord. Tickets are $7.50. Visit ccanh.com or call 225-1111.

The Palace’s Children’s Summer Series presents Peter Pan Tuesday, July 11; Wednesday, July 12, and Thursday, July 13, at 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m., at the Palace Theatre, 80 Hanover St., Manchester. Visit palacetheatre.org or call 668-5588. Tickets are $9.

The Teen Actorsingers present Jesus Christ Superstar Friday, July 14, through Sunday, July 16, with shows at the Janice B. Streeter Theatre, 14 Court St., Nashua. Tickets and times will be available as the event draws near; visit actorsingers.org.

Andy’s Summer Playhouse produces George/Melissa, So Far Wednesday, July 19, through Saturday, July 29, at the theater, 582 Isaac Frye Highway, Wilton. Visit andyssummerplayhouse.org or call 654-2613. Tickets are $16.

The Palace’s Children’s Summer Series presents The Wizard of Oz Tuesday, July 18; Wednesday, July 19, and Thursday, July 20, at 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. at the Palace Theatre, 80 Hanover St., Manchester. Visit palacetheatre.org or call 668-5588. Tickets are $9.

Impact Children’s Theatre presents The Nightingale Tuesday, July 18, at 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. at the Capitol Center for the Arts, 44 S. Main St., Concord. Tickets are $7.50. Visit ccanh.com or call 225-1111.

Kids Coop Theatre presents Sister Act Friday, July 21, at 7 p.m., and Saturday, July 22, at 1 and 7 p.m., at the Derry Opera House, 29 W. Broadway, Derry. Tickets are $16. Visit kids-coop-theatre.org.

The Palace’s Children’s Summer Series presents Cinderella Tuesday, July 25; Wednesday, July 26, and Thursday, July 27, at 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. at the Palace Theatre, 80 Hanover St., Manchester. Visit palacetheatre.org or call 668-5588. Tickets are $9.

Impact Children’s Theatre presents Snow White Tuesday, July 25, at 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., at the Capitol Center for the Arts, 44 S. Main St., Concord. Tickets are $7.50. Visit ccanh.com or call 225-1111.

Andy’s Summer Playhouse produces The Amazing Adventures of Arianna Astronaut, which goes on tour this summer, with showtimes Tuesday, July 25, at 7:30 p.m. at Andy’s Summer Playhouse (582 Isaac Frye Highway, Wilton); Thursday, July 27, at 2 p.m. at the Nashua Public Library (2 Court St., Nashua); Tuesday, Aug. 1, at 1:30 p.m. at Cedarcrest (91 Maple Ave., Keene); Wednesday, Aug. 2, at 1:30 p.m. at Crotched Mountain (1 School House Road, Francestown); Friday, Aug. 4, at the Peterborough Unitarian Church, time TBD (25 Main St., Peterborough); Wednesday, Aug. 9, at 11:30 a.m. at the Milford Town Hall (1 Union Square, Milford); Saturday, Aug. 12, at Temple Town Hall (time TBA); Sunday, Aug. 13, at 5 p.m. at Cathedral of the Pines (10 Hale Hill Road, Rindge), and Monday, Aug. 14, at 5 p.m. at the playhouse. Visit andyssummerplayhouse.org or call 654-2613. Admission is by donation.

The Windham Actors’ Guild’s youth summer production of The Emperor’s New Clothes is at the Windham High School theater, 64 London Bridge Road, Windham, on Friday, July 28, at 7 p.m.; Saturday, July 29, at 2 and 7 p.m., and Sunday, July 30, at 7 p.m. Visit windhamactorsguild.com for ticket information.

The Palace’s Children’s Summer Series presents The Little Mermaid Tuesday, Aug. 1; Wednesday, Aug. 2, and Thursday, Aug. 3, at 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. at the Palace Theatre, 80 Hanover St., Manchester. Visit palacetheatre.org or call 668-5588. Tickets are $9.

Impact Children’s Theatre presents Momotaro on Tuesday, Aug. 1, at 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. at the Capitol Center for the Arts, 44 S. Main St., Concord. Tickets are $7.50. Visit ccanh.com or call 225-1111.

The Palace’s Children’s Summer Series presents Aladdin Tuesday, Aug. 8; Wednesday, Aug. 9, and Thursday, Aug. 10, at 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m., at the Palace Theatre, 80 Hanover St., Manchester. Visit palacetheatre.org or call 668-5588. Tickets are $9.

Impact Children’s Theatre presents How the Rainbow Was Made Tuesday, Aug. 8, at 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. at the Capitol Center for the Arts, 44 S. Main St., Concord. Tickets are $7.50. Visit ccanh.com or call 225-1111.

Andy’s Summer Playhouse produces Musical: Posted! Thursday, Aug. 10, through Saturday, Aug. 19, at the theater, 582 Isaac Frye Highway, Wilton. Visit andyssummerplayhouse.org or call 654-2613. Tickets are $16.

Impact Children’s Theatre presents Humpty Dumpty Tuesday, Aug. 15, at 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. at the Capitol Center for the Arts, 44 S. Main St., Concord. Tickets are $7.50. Visit ccanh.com or call 225-1111.

The Palace’s Children’s Summer Series presents Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs Tuesday, Aug. 15; Wednesday, Aug. 16, and Thursday, Aug. 17, at 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. at the Palace Theatre, 80 Hanover St., Manchester. Visit palacetheatre.org or call 668-5588. Tickets are $9.

The Riverbend Youth Company presents High School Musical Friday, Aug. 18, through Sunday, Aug. 20, at the Amato Center for the Performing Arts, 56 Mont Vernon St., Milford. Tickets are $12. Visit amatocenter.org.

The Palace’s Children’s Summer Series presents Pinocchio Tuesday, Aug. 22; Wednesday, Aug. 23, and Thursday, Aug. 24, at 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. at the Palace Theatre, 80 Hanover St., Manchester. Visit palacetheatre.org or call 668-5588. Tickets are $9.

The Palace’s Children’s Summer Series presents Alice in Wonderland Tuesday, Aug. 29; Wednesday, Aug. 30, and Thursday, Aug. 31, at 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. at the Palace Theatre, 80 Hanover St., Manchester. Visit palacetheatre.org or call 668-5588. Tickets are $9.

 
Classical Music
Concerts

The Nashua Chamber Orchestra presents “Songs and Dances,” a concert directed by David Feltner, on Saturday, June 3, at 7:30 p.m. at Judd Gregg Hall, Nashua Community College, 505 Amherst St., Nashua, and Sunday, June 4, at 7:30 p.m. at the Milford Town Hall, 1 Union Square, Milford. Tickets are $18. Visit nco-music.org. Call 582-5211.

The Souhegan Valley Chorus presents a concert, “Give My Regards to Broadway,” Saturday, June 3, at 6 p.m. at the Milford High School cafeteria, 100 West St., Milford. Tickets are $20. Visit souheganvalleychorus.org. 

The Purple Finches Youth Chorus Spring Recital is Monday, June 5, at 7 p.m. at the South Congregational Church, 27 Pleasant St., Concord. The chorus features singers in kindergarten through eighth grade. Tickets are $5 at the door. Visit ccmusicschool.org.

There’s a free Bach’s Lunch Concert at the Concord Community Music School, 23 Wall St., Concord, Thursday, June 8, from 12:10 to 12:50 p.m. in the school’s recital hall featuring faculty members Peggo Horstmann Hodes singing and Kent Allyn on piano, bass and guitar. The duo will take listeners “to the moon and back” with moon-themed tunes. Visit ccmusicschool.org.

Women Singing Out! performs in a concert, “Funky Divas of Gospel,” Friday, June 9, at 7 p.m. at Christ  Episcopal Church (1035 Lafayette Road, Portsmouth); Saturday, June 10, at 3 p.m. at First Parish United Church of Christ (176 W. High St., Somersworth); and Sunday, June 11, at 3 p.m. at Christ Episcopal Church (1035 Lafayette Road, Portsmouth). Tickets are $12 to $15. Visit womensingingout.org.

The Portsmouth Symphony Orchestra presents a concert Sunday, June 11, at 3 p.m. at The Music Hall, 28 Chestnut St., Portsmouth. Tickets are $25. Visit themusichall.org or call 436-9900.

There’s a concert, “Colors Unseen,” at the Grace Episcopal Church, 106 Lowell St., Manchester, Wednesday, June 21, at 7 p.m., featuring original works by James Tebbetts. Free. Visit mcmusicschool.org.

The Manchester Community Music School hosts a “Colors Unseen” recital, featuring original works composed by adult student Jim Tebbetts at Grace Episcopal Church, 106 Lowell St., Manchester, Wednesday, June 21, at 7 p.m. Visit mcmusicschool.org or call 644-4548.

On Tuesday, July 4, concerts happen in honor of Independence Day at Holman Stadium (67 Amherst St., Nashua). Symphony NH performs at 7:15 p.m., and the Spartans Drum & Bugle Corps perform at 8:30 p.m., followed by fireworks at dusk.

The Lowell Philharmonic performs an outdoor concert Sunday, July 16, at 2 p.m. at the Shedd Park Pavilion, 453 Rogers St., Lowell, Mass. Admission is free, with a suggested $10 donation for adults, $5 for seniors, children and students (with an ID). 

The New Hampshire Drum Festival is Saturday, July 22, from noon to 8 p.m. at Budweister Brewery, 221 DW Highway, Merrimack. Admission is free. Visit facebook.com/nhdrumfestival.

The Manchester Community Music School’s Mid-Summer Starz Concert and Fundraiser is Wednesday, July 26, at 6:30 p.m., at the Manchester Community Music School, 2291 Elm St., Manchester. The variety show features the summer band, chamber groups and a special guest performing artist. The event is free and includes raffles, with food and drinks available.Visit mcmusicschool.org or call 644-4548.

 
Summer series

The Kimball Library, 5 Academy Ave., Atkinson, hosts its 2017 Summer Concert Series in the library courtyard starting Thursday, May 25, at 6 p.m., featuring BAZA. Other concerts feature the Acoustic Truffle Thursday, June 8, at 6:30 p.m.; Stoneys Wicket Din Thursday, June 29, at 6:30 p.m.; Miss Maybell and Slimpickins Thursday, July 20, at 6:30 p.m.; Timberlane Community Band Thursday, Aug. 10, at 6 p.m.; and Volare Jazz Band Thursday, Aug. 17, at 6 p.m. Visit kimballlibrary.com or call 362-5234.

Nashua’s Summer Fun Series includes a variety of concerts at the Greeley Park bandshell, 100 Concord St., Nashua. June concerts include the Spartans Drum & Bugle performance Saturday, June 3, at 10 a.m.; the Alumni Band on Monday, June 5, at 7 p.m.; the Amherst Town Band on Tuesday, June 6, at 7 p.m.; Shannachie performing Irish music Wednesday, June 7, at 7 p.m.; the Hollis Town Band on Wednesday, June 14, at 7 p.m.; a Beatles tribute band Monday, June 19, at 7 p.m.; The Cranks on Tuesday, June 27, at 7 p.m.; and the Belairs Do-Wop concert Friday, June 30, at 6 p.m. July events include The Slakas on Saturday, July 8, at 7 p.m.; the Windham Concert Band on Wednesday, July 12, at 7 p.m.; the American Legion Band on Monday, July 17, at 7 p.m.; the Gopherbroke concert on Tuesday, July 18, at 7 p.m.; a ’60s Invasion concert Friday, July 21, at 7 p.m.; Shannachie Irish music Tuesday, July 25, at 7 p.m.; and children’s performer Marcus Gale on Monday, July 31, at 6 p.m. August events at the park include the American Legion Band on Monday, Aug. 7, at 7 p.m.; Shannachie on Tuesday, Aug. 15, at 7 p.m.; The Raymond Street Klezmer Band on Aug. 16, at 7 p.m.; and the New Legacy Band on Thursday, Aug. 17, at 7 p.m. 

The Manchester Community Music School Summer Band Concert Series comprises events Thursday, June 29, at 6:30 p.m., in the Bedford Market Basket Gazebo; Tuesday, Aug. 1, at 7 p.m., at the Sea Shell Stage at Hampton Beach; Wednesday, Aug. 16, at noon, at Veteran’s Park, Manchester; and Thursday, Aug. 17, at 6 p.m., at Stark Park in Manchester. All are free to attend. Visit mcmusicschool.org or call 644-4548.

The Nashua Public Library, 2 Court St., Nashua, hosts Bach’s Lunch Concerts Wednesdays at noon during the summer in the newly renovated Chandler Memorial Wing. Pianist Gregg Pauley performs Wednesday, July 12, at noon; Fin de Siecle, a period-instrument string quartet, performs Wednesday, July 19, at noon; the Symphony NH Chamber Players perform Wednesday, July 26, at noon; soprano Rebecca Haines performs Wednesday, Aug. 2, at noon (not appropriate for children 5 or younger); the Boston Ballet Saxophone Quartet performs Wednesday, Aug. 9, at noon; pianist Rasa Vitkauskaite performs Wednesday, Aug. 16, at noon; and the Fred Moyer Jazz Trio performs Wednesday, Aug. 23, at noon. All are open to the public; call 589-4600 or visit nashualibrary.org.

The Nashua library also hosts a Summer Concerts on the Plaza series, at which attendees are invited to bring a blanket, pack a picnic and chill out to free music on the library lawn (or inside if it rains) at 7 p.m. The Marc Berger Band performs Thursday, July 13; the Branches Steel Orchestra (a steel drum band) performs Thursday, July 20; the Veronica Robles Mariachi Band performs Thursday, July 27; the Heather Pierson Acoustic Trio performs Thursday, Aug. 3; the Jason Anick Gypsy Trio performs Thursday, Aug. 10, and Low Lily performs Thursday, Aug. 17. Call 589-4600 or visit nashualibrary.org.

 
Music
See Hippo’s Music This Week listing every week in the Nite section for more listings of bands playing are area venues big and small.
 
Shows

Catch hard rockers Chevelle with Aeges and Silver Snake at the Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom on Thursday, May 25, at 8 p.m. Tickets are $36.

Six-piece folk rock band Delta Rae performs at the Tupelo Music Hall on Friday, May 26, at 8 p.m. Tickets range from $35 to $40.

Veteran rockers Rusted Root, best known for their 1994 hit “Send Me On My Way,” perform at The Flying Monkey on Friday, May 26, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $34.

L.A.-based singer-songwriter Ana Popovic performs at the Tupelo Music Hall on Saturday, May 27, at 8 p.m. Tickets are $35.

Catch the blues-rocking Robert Cray Band at The Flying Monkey on Sunday, May 28, at 6:30 p.m. Tickets start at $49.

Singer-songwriter Bob Schneider performs at the Tupelo Music Hall on Friday, June 2, at 8 p.m. Tickets are $30.

Don’t miss The Fabulous Thunderbirds at The Flying Monkey on Friday, June 2, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $29.

Country music star Miranda Lambert performs at the Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion at Meadowbrook on Friday, June 2, and Saturday, June 3, at 7 p.m. Tickets start at $39.75.

Catch veteran L.A. rockers Ambrosia at the Tupelo Music Hall on Sunday, June 4, at 7 p.m. Tickets range from $35 to $45.

Blues rockers George Thorogood and The Destroyers perform at the Capitol Center for the Arts on Sunday, June 4, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets range from $44.50 to $64.50.

Louisiana-based blues guitarist and singer Tab Benoit performs at The Flying Monkey on Thursday, June 8, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $34.

Catch Goffstown-based band Recycled Percussion at the Historic Music Hall on Thursday, June 8, at 7 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Park (889 Elm St., Manchester) on Friday, June 9, at 7 p.m., and at The Flying Monkey on Saturday, June 10, at 2:30 p.m. & 6:30 p.m, and on Sunday, June 11, at 2:30 p.m. Tickets range from $32.50 to $39.

Don’t miss ‘90s alternative rockers Everclear with Vertical Horizon and Fastball at the Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom on Friday, June 9, at 7 p.m. Tickets are $31 in advance, $36 at the door.

See Gaelic Storm at The Flying Monkey on Friday, June 9, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $29.

See blues singer-songwriter Albert Cummings at the Tupelo Music Hall on Saturday, June 10, at 8 p.m. Tickets range from $20 to $25.

Don’t miss the Not Fade Away Band, a Brentwood-based Grateful Dead and classic rock cover group, at The Shaskeen Pub & Restaurant on Saturday, June 10, at 9:30 p.m.

Classic rock legends America perform at the Capitol Center for the Arts on Sunday, June 11, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets range from $49.50 to $64.50.

Multi-platinum album-selling singer-songwriter Joan Osborne, best known for her ‘90s pop hit “One of Us,” performs at the Tupelo Music Hall on Thursday, June 15, at 8 p.m. Tickets range from $45 to $55.

Catch ‘80s rockers Ratt with Cringe and Red Sky Mary at the Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom on Friday, June 16, at 8 p.m. Tickets are $30 in advance, $35 at the door.

Don’t miss Josh Ritter at the Tupelo Music Hall on Friday, June 16, at 8 p.m. Tickets range from $35 to $55.

Blues guitarist Mike Zito performs at the Tupelo Music Hall on Saturday, June 17, at 8 p.m. Tickets range from $25 to $30.

Canadian singer-songwriter Bryan Adams, known for his ‘80s hits “Run to You” and “Summer of ‘69,” performs at the Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion at Meadowbrook on Saturday, June 17, at 8 p.m. Tickets start at $29.75.

See Blood, Sweat and Tears and Bo Bice at the Tupelo Music Hall on Sunday, June 18, at 7 p.m. Tickets range from $60 to $70.

Don’t miss the New Breed Brass Band at the Music Hall Loft on Sunday, June 18, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $22.

Catch Third Eye Blind, the Silversun Pickups and Ocean Park Standoff at the Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion at Meadowbrook on Tuesday, June 20, at 7 p.m. Tickets start at $29.75.

Hard rockers Killswitch Engage perform with All That Remains, Volumes and Within the Ruins at the Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom on Thursday, June 22, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $29 in advance, $34 at the door.

Country star Sam Hunt performs at the Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion at Meadowbrook on Friday, June 23, at 7 p.m. Tickets start at $40.75.

Boston-based punk rock band Rebuilder will appear at The Shaskeen Pub & Restaurant on Friday, June 23, at 9:30 p.m.

See guitarist and songwriter Johnny A. at the Tupelo Music Hall on Saturday, June 24, at 8 p.m. Tickets range from $30 to $35.

Eagles tribute band Eaglemania performs at The Flying Monkey on Saturday, June 24, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $25.

Relive the ‘60s and ‘70s during the 2017 Happy Together Tour, as it makes a stop at the Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom on Sunday, June 25, at 8 p.m. Bands to appear include The Association, The Turtles, The Cowsills, The Box Tops and more. Tickets range from $30 to $60.

See the Steve Miller Band and Peter Frampton at the Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion at Meadowbrook on Sunday, June 25, at 7 p.m. Tickets start at $39.75.

Best known for their smash hit “Africa,” ‘80s rock titans Toto perform at the Tupelo Music Hall on Sunday, June 25, at 7 p.m. Tickets range from $100 to $275.

See blues rock band Barry Goudreau’s Engine Room at the Tupelo Music hall on Friday, June 30, at 8 p.m. Tickets range from $28 to $40.

Roots rock singer-songwriter John Mellencamp will perform with Emmylou Harris and Carlene Carter at the Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion at Meadowbrook on Friday, June 30, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $39.25.

Sublime tribute band Badfish! perform with Roots of Creation at the Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom on Saturday, July 1, at 8 p.m. Tickets are $19 in advance, $23 at the door.

Catch the Tedeschi Trucks Band with The Wood Brothers and Hot Tuna at the Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion at Meadowbrook on Saturday, July 1, at 7 p.m. Tickets start at $24.75.

See Boz Scaggs and Michael McDonald at the Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion at Meadowbrook on Sunday, July 2, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $29.75.

Don’t miss a performance by The Kidz Bop Kids at the Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion at Meadowbrook on Monday, July 3, at 6 p.m. Tickets start at $29.75.

Pop rock band Daughtry performs at the Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom on Thursday, July 6, at 8 p.m. Tickets are $43 in advance, $48 at the door.

Catch alternative rockers 311 with New Politics and The Skints at the Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom on Friday, July 7, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $51 in advance, $56 at the door.

See John Cafferty and The Beaver Brown Band at the Tupelo Music Hall on Saturday, July 8, at 8 p.m. Tickets range from $35 to $55.

See Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder at the Tupelo Music Hall on Wednesday, July 12, at 8 p.m. Tickets range from $45 to $60.

Two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Graham Nash will appear at The Flying Monkey on Wednesday, July 12, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $79.50.

Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Dionne Warwick performs at the Tupelo Music Hall on Thursday, July 13, at 8 p.m. Tickets range from $75 to $90.

See the Los Lonely Boys at The Flying Monkey on Thursday, July 13, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $47.

Catch Eddie Money at the Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom on Friday, July 14, at 8 p.m. Tickets range from $20 to $60.

See country star Brantley Gilbert with Tyler Farr and Luke Combs at the Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion at Meadowbrook on Friday, July 14, at 7 p.m. Tickets start at $39.75.

See Walter Trout at the Tupelo Music Hall on Saturday, July 15, at 8 p.m. Tickets range from $35 to $40.

Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Lisa Loeb, best known for her early ‘90s hit “Stay (I Missed You),” performs at The Flying Monkey on Saturday, July 15, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $25.

Don’t miss The Mavericks at the Historic Music Hall on Saturday, July 15, at 8 p.m. Tickets range from $42 to $54.

Alternative metal band Avenged Sevenfold perform with Volbeat at the Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion at Meadowbrook on Tuesday, July 18, at 6:30 p.m. Tickets start at $29.75.

See ‘80s star and four-time Grammy Award winner Pat Benatar performs with Neil Giraldo at the Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom on Wednesday, July 19, at 8 p.m. Tickets range from $26 to $70.

Catch ‘80s rockers The Alarm at the Tupelo Music Hall on Thursday, July 20, at 8 p.m. Tickets range from $40 to $55.

Don’t miss The Fab Four, a California-based tribute band of The Beatles, at the Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom on Friday, July 21, at 8 p.m. Tickets range from $20 to $40.

See singer-songwriter Jim Messina at The Flying Monkey on Friday, July 21, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $39.

See Canadian rock quartet Theory of a Deadman performs with Starset at the Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom on Saturday, July 22, at 8 p.m. Tickets are $23 in advance, $28 at the door.

Catch The Amy Black Band at the Music Hall Loft on Saturday, July 22, at 8 p.m. Tickets are $20.

Blues artists Ronnie Earl and the Broadcasters perform at the Tupelo Music Hall on Saturday, July 22, at 8 p.m. Tickets range from $35 to $40.

Country superstars Lady Antebellum perform with Kelsea Ballerini and Brett Young at the Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion at Meadowbrook on Sunday, July 23, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $34.75.

Don’t miss Booker T. Jones at The Flying Monkey on Sunday, July 23, at 6:30 p.m. Tickets start at $39.

Catch the Preservation Hall Jazz Band at the Historic Music Hall on Wednesday, July 26, at 8 p.m. Tickets range from $38 to $42.

See country artist Clint Black perform at The Flying Monkey on Thursday, July 27, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $69.

Irish singer Mary Black performs at The Flying Monkey on Friday, July 28, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $45.

See post-grunge band Fuel with Red Sky Mary at the Tupelo Music Hall on Friday, July 28, at 8 p.m. Tickets range from $40 to $55.

See rockers Tower of Power at the Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom on Wednesday, Aug. 2, at 8 p.m. Tickets range from $20 to $40.

See Lifehouse, Switchfoot and Brynn Elliott at the Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom on Friday, Aug. 4, at 8 p.m. Tickets are $40 in advance, $45 at the door.

Don’t miss the Glenn Miller Orchestra perform at the Tupelo Music Hall on Friday, Aug. 4, at 7 p.m. Tickets range from $35 to $40.

See Dashboard Confessional, The All-American Rejects and The Maine at the Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion at Meadowbrook on Saturday, Aug. 5, at 7 p.m. Tickets start at $29.75.

Country artist Lee Brice performs at the Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom on Sunday, Aug. 6, at 8 p.m. Tickets are $50 in advance, $55 at the door.

See OneRepublic perform with Fitz & the Tantrums and James Arthur at the Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion at Meadowbrook on Sunday, Aug. 6, at 7 p.m. Tickets start at $35.25.

Country music singer Luke Bryan performs with Brett Eldredge and Craig Campbell at the Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion at Meadowbrook on Tuesday, Aug. 8, at 7 p.m. Tickets start at $49.75.

Don’t miss The Fixx at the Tupelo Music Hall on Wednesday, Aug. 9, at 8 p.m. Tickets range from $40 to $55.

See The Beach Boys at the Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom on Thursday, Aug. 10, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets range from $30 to $70.

Led Zeppelin-tribute band Get the Led Out performs at the Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom on Friday, Aug. 11, at 8 p.m. Tickets are $26 in advance, $31 at the door.

Catch The Roosevelts at the Music Hall Loft on Friday, Aug. 11, at 8 p.m. Tickets are $20.

Folk star Suzanne Vega performs at the Tupelo Music Hall on Saturday, Aug. 12, at 8 p.m. Tickets range from $30 to $40.

See The Chris Robinson Brotherhood perform at the Historic Music Hall on Tuesday, Aug. 15, at 8 p.m. Tickets are $29.

‘80s rockers Styx and REO Speedwagon perform at the Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion at Meadowbrook on Tuesday, Aug. 15, at 7 p.m. Tickets are $39.75.

Multi-platinum selling North Carolina rock band Tesla perform at the Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom on Wednesday, Aug. 16, at 8 p.m. Tickets are $36 in advance, $41 at the door.

Grammy-nominated country singer-songwriter Hunter Hayes performs at the Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom on Thursday, Aug. 17, at 8 p.m. Tickets are $40 in advance, $45 at the door.

See Chris Isaak perform at the Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom on Saturday, Aug. 19, at 8 p.m. Tickets range from $65 to $88.

Singer Patti LaBelle performs at the Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion at Meadowbrook on Thursday, Aug. 24, at 7 p.m. Tickets start at $39.75.

Blues guitarist Gary Clark Jr. performs at the Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom on Friday, Aug. 25, at 8 p.m. Tickets are $40 in advance, $45 at the door.

Rockers The Bacon Brothers perform at The Flying Monkey on Friday, Aug. 25, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $59.

Singer-songwriter Don McLean performs at the Tupelo Music Hall on Saturday, Aug. 26, at 8 p.m. Tickets range from $63 to $78.

Jazz group Spyro Gyra performs at the Tupelo Music Hall on Sunday, Aug. 27, at 7 p.m. Tickets range from $40 to $45.

See Shinyribs perform at the Music Hall Loft on Thursday, Aug. 31, at 8 p.m. Tickets are $34.

Country stars Florida Georgia Line perform with Nelly and Chris Lane at the Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion at Meadowbrook on Friday, Sept. 1, and Saturday, Sept. 2, at 7 p.m. Tickets start at $49.75.

Blues rock legend Popa Chubby performs at the Tupelo Music Hall on Saturday, Sept. 2, at 8 p.m. Tickets range from $25 to $30.

 
 
Festivals

Join Field of Dreams Community Park (Geremonty Drive, Salem) for its Barbecue JamFest on Saturday, June 3, from noon to 4:30 p.m., featuring live music, food, raffles, children’s games and more. Admission is free. Visit fieldofdreamsnh.org or call 233-4455.

The Thing in the Spring, an arts and music festival held across various locations in Peterborough featuring several local musicians, returns Wednesday, June 7, through Monday, June 12. Weekend passes are $50 and tickets to individual shows range from $10 to $15. Visit thethinginthespring.com for the full schedule.

The annual Two to Lou Music Festival returns to Sandlot Sports and Entertainment (56 North Road, Sandown) on Saturday, July 15, from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. This year’s festival features Jon Butcher of the Jon Butcher Axis. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 on the day of the show. Visit twotolou.com.

The annual Lowell Folk Festival returns to the city for a 31st year from Friday, July 28, through Sunday, July 30. The festival features live music in downtown Lowell, Mass., plus food, crafts, children’s activities and more. Admission is free. Visit lowellfolkfestival.org.

Christian rock festival SoulFest returns to Gunstock Mouncochetain Resort (719 Cherry Valley Road, Gilford) from Thursday, Aug. 3, through Saturday, Aug. 5. Headlining acts include Jars of Clay, Ryan Stevenson, Aaron Cole and several others. Ticket prices vary. Visit thesoulfest.com.

Join the Granite State Blues Society for the 15th annual Barnful of Blues Festival on Saturday, Aug. 5, from noon to 7:30 p.m. at at the Hillsborough County Youth Center (15 Hilldale Lane, New Boston). Performers include The Michael Vincent Band, Veronica Lewis, The Chris Fitz Band, Skip Philbrick and several others. Tickets are $20 before June 15 and $25 after June 15. Visit granitestateblues.org.

Don’t miss the 3rd annual New England Country Music Festival at the Redhook Brewery (1 Redhook Way, Portsmouth) on Sunday, Aug. 6, from 1 to 9:30 p.m., featuring performers like Frankie Ballard, Michael Ray, William Michael Morgan and others. Tickets range from $15 to $85. Visit ne-countrymusic.com.

 
 
Comedy

See Mark Scalia at Headliners Comedy Club on Saturday, June 3, at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $20.

Tupelo Music Hall hosts a Tupelo Night of Comedy on Friday, June 9, at 8 p.m., featuring comedians Frank Santorelli and Chris Pennie. Tickets are $18.

Veteran Comedy Central comedian Leighann Lord takes the stage at Headliners Comedy Club on Saturday, June 10, at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $20.

See Bill Simas at Headliners Comedy Club on Saturday, June 17, at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $20.

Don’t miss Mike Koutrobis at Headliners Comedy Club on Saturday, June 24, at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $20.

Tupelo Music Hall hosts a Tupelo Night of Comedy on Saturday, July 1, at 8 p.m., featuring Orlando Baxter and Drew Dunn. Tickets are $18.

See Steve Guilmette at Headliners Comedy Club on Saturday, July 8, at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $20.

Don’t miss comedian Lenny Clark at the Tupelo Music Hall on Friday, July 14, at 8 p.m. Tickets are $35.

Catch Mark Riccadonna at Headliners Comedy Club on Saturday, July 15, at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $20.

Don’t miss Greg Boggis’s Friday Night Comedy event on Saturday, July 15, at 7:30 p.m. at the Hatbox Theatre (270 Loudon Road, Concord), featuring Dave Rattigan and Carolyn Riley. Tickets are $16.50 for adults and $13.50 for students, seniors and Hatbox members. Visit hatboxnh.com.

Mark Scalia takes the stage again at Headliners Comedy Club on Saturday, July 22, at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $20.

The Greg and the Morning Buzz Comedy Series presents Tom Segura at the Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom on Thursday, July 27, at 8 p.m. Tickets range from $26 to $50.

Improv comic stars Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood, co-stars of the Emmy-nominated Whose Line Is It Anyway?, appear at the Historic Music Hall on Thursday, July 27, at 8 p.m. Tickets range from $28 to $52.

See Jackie Flynn at Headliners Comedy Club on Saturday, July 29, at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $20.

Comedian Stephanie Peters takes the stage at Headliners Comedy Club on Saturday, Aug. 5, at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $20.

See Comedy Central comedian Tim Krompier at Headliners Comedy Club on Saturday, Aug. 12, at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $20.

The Greg and the Morning Buzz Comedy Series presents comedian Ron White at the Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom on Saturday, Aug. 12, at 8 p.m. Tickets range from $32 to $79.

The Greg and the Morning Buzz Comedy Series presents Brian Regan at the Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom on Friday, Aug. 18, at 8 p.m. Tickets range from $33 to $65.

See Johnny Joyce at Headliners Comedy Club on Saturday, Aug. 19, at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $20.

Comedian Jody Sloane takes the stage at Headliners Comedy Club on Saturday, Aug. 26, at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $20. 

 
Film

Red River Theatres, 11 S. Main St., Concord, hosts a Summer Fun screening series, including Freedom to Marry Thursday, June 1, at 6 p.m.; Dr. Truscot: The Balboa Health Clinic Monday, June 5, at 5:30 p.m.; Casablanca Thursday, June 8, at 7 p.m.; Princess Mononoke Thursday, June 15, at 7 p.m.; Michelangelo: Big Hall Sunday, June 18, at 1 p.m.; Goldfinger, which is an outdoor movie on Main Street Friday, June 23, at dusk; Monteroy on Saturday, June 24, (time TBD), and The Princess Bride Quote-A-Long Thursday, June 29, at 7 p.m.

O’neil Cinemas, 24 Calef Highway, Epping, hosts the Fifth Annual Granite Youth Film Festival, presented by the United Way of the Greater Seacoast and the Granite Youth Alliance, showcasing work by youth across New Hampshire Sunday, June 4, at 5 p.m., and Monday, June 5, at 5 p.m. Tickets are $5. Visit uwgs.org/ilmsf. Visit oneilcinemas.com.

Regal Cinemas has $1 Summer Movies Express series starting June 27 Tuesdays and Wednesdays, with films starting at 10 a.m. There are theaters across the country participating, including Regal Concord 10, 282 Loudon Road, Concord. Call 844-462-7342 or visit regmovies.com/movies/summer-movie-express.

The Nashua Chamber of Commerce has a Downtown Dinner & A Movie series outside on East Pearl St., with all movies starting at dusk. Films include The Proposal Tuesday, June 27; E.T. Tuesday, July 18; Oceans 11 Tuesday, Aug. 1; and La La Land Tuesday, Aug. 15. Tickets are $10, and reserved tables and VIP packages are available. Food and drink will be provided for an additional charge by local restaurants, including Fratello’s and Stella Blu. Visit nashuachamber.com.

Red River Theatres, 11 S. Main St., Concord, continues its “Bring Your Own Baby” series throughout the summer, in which new parents can enjoy a movie in a baby-friendly theater, complete with brighter lights and lower volume. Upcoming screenings are Saturday, June 10, at 10 a.m.; Saturday, July 8, at 10 a.m.; and Saturday, Aug. 12, at 10 a.m. Tickets are $8. Visit redrivertheatres.org. 

Prescott Park hosts its movie screening series presented by the Wentworth-Douglass Hospital, including Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Monday, July 10; The LEGO Batman Monday, July 17; Ghostbusters Monday, July 24; Finding Dory Monday, July 31; Monty Python and the Holy Grail Monday, Aug. 7; Moana Monday, Aug. 14; Willow Monday, Aug. 21; Dirty Dancing Thursday, Aug. 24; La La Land Friday, Aug. 25; and Spaceballs Thursday, Aug. 31. Visit prescottpark.org.

Nashua Summer Fun, presented by Parks and Recreation, hosts a Pics in the Park series, with films starting at dusk. Flicks include The LEGO Batman Friday, July 14, at Greeley Park, 100 Concord St., Nashua, and Rogue One Friday, Aug. 4, at the Nashua Airport, 93 Perimeter Road, Nashua. Visit nashuanh.gov.

The TD Bank and Intown Manchester Summer Fest hosts Free Movies in the Park, with Trolls on Thursday, Aug. 17, from 7 to 9 p.m., and The Goonies Thursday, Aug. 24, from 7 to 9 p.m., both in Veterans Park. Visit intownmanchester.com. 






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