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Labor Day Weekend events in New Hampshire

Friday, August 30, 2013

Labor Day weekend, the unofficial end of another fabulous summer season. This long weekend will carry us into September. After one short leap, we will fall, with the leaves, into autumn.

There are many large fairs and festivals scheduled for Labor Day weekend. Read Fairs, Festivals, & Big NH Events Labor Day Weekend 2013, for more details, and peruse this weekend's other highlighted events below. Enjoy this last hurrah to summer with your kids, before school is back in full-swing!

Merrimack Region

Simon Kidgits Club to Host Back to School Event at Pheasant Lane Mall
Nashua, NH
Saturday, August 31

Families are invited to score an "A+" in preparedness and entertainment with Simon Kidgits Club's annual Back-to-School event on Saturday, August 31st. Simon Kidgits Club's Back-to-School event will feature a variety of interactive activities for children and valuable offers for adults, all designed to make transitioning into academic routines a little easier. Kids will be more than prepared to hit the books after attending this Back-To-School event.

Seacoast Region

Guided Historic Walking Tours of Dover
Dover, NH
Saturdays Through September 28

On the Greater Dover Chamber of Commerce's Guided Tours of Historic Dover you will stroll down the Central Avenue Business District while learning about the rise and fall of the textile industry, "Dover's Black Day," and notable visitors and residents of Dover's past. You will also visit the Cochecho, Bellamy and Piscataqua Rivers that gave Dover its economic advantage, from ship building, to farming, to leading the way in cotton manufactured goods from the 1820s to 1880s. Along the way you will notice the ten different types of architecture used through the City dating back to the late 1700s.

Service Credit Union Movie Series
Portsmouth, NH
Monday, September 2

Remember the fun of the drive-in? Well, it's back and better than ever (minus your car, of course). Now you can enjoy some of your favorite movies under the stars in Prescott Park. You'll find a giant screen on our stage, incredible sound, HD projector, and concessions to snack on while you enjoy a movie on a blanket, chair (bring your own, or use one of ours), or at one of our tables. The park will open at 7:00 pm and the movie will start at dusk.

Monadnock Region
Keene Music Festival
Keene, NH
Fri-Sat, August 30-31

The Keene Music Festival is a gem of the New England area. Founded twelve years ago, the Keene Music Festival creates opportunities for local, regional, and national musicians to perform in our area. We also work to connect musicians with musicians and with local venues; with the goal of generating more venues for homegrown music. The Keene Music Festival's goal is to create community through music.

Art in the Park
Keene, NH
Sat-Sun, Aug 31-Sept 1

Over 80 fine artists will be exhibiting and selling their work, as well as running a raffle to fund art scholarships. Purchase raffle tickets to win your chosen piece of artwork! Come enjoy music and artwork in this beautiful setting in New Hampshire's Monadnock region.

Antique Appraisal Day with John Bruno from Market Warriors
Jaffrey, NH
Saturday, August 31

John Bruno from the PBS television show Market Warriors will be the guest appraiser on site for the day. John is recognized as an authority on Post-War Modern and is a founding member of the Association of On-Line Appraisers. Along with Market Warriors, John has been featured on ABC News as a Super Collector and Antiques Authority, amongst many other shows in his fifty year career in the antiques business. There is a $5.00 per item fee for this service - donated to local charities - with a two item limit per person. Please note - appraisals will not be performed on coins, paper money, stamps, and precious stones & jewelry. Cameos, watches, costume jewelry, etc are fine. This will be a fun afternoon for the whole family; food vendors will be on site as well.

Milford Antiques Shows
Milford, NH
Sunday, September 1

Over 80 dealers from various states present a large variety of quality antiques and collectibles at reasonable prices. Admission only $5 from 8:30 am to 9:30 am. Free Admission from 9:30 am to 11 am. Free parking, no sales tax, ATM machine in lobby, cafe with fresh baked goods and delicious coffee.

Great North Woods Region
Lancaster Fair
Lancaster, NH
Wed-Mon, Aug 28-Sept 2

The Lancaster Fair is known at the largest, fun-filled family event in the Great North Woods Region. The Lancaster Fair has been entertaining audiences for over 135 years and is one of New Hampshire's best Labor Day extravaganzas. Fair festivities include agriculture demonstrations, exhibits and activities, a large midway, 4-H exhibits, music entertainment and motorized competitions, a demolition derby, and plenty of the best fair food.

Lakes Region

The Unicycle of Life by Bryan Halperin

Sat & Mon
Noises Off

White Mountains Region
All Weekend

My Way: A Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra

Adventure Improv!

Just Ducky End of Summer Bash
Waterville Valley, NH
Fri-Mon, Aug 30-Sept 2

Help us send summer out with a bang, and ring in our colorful fall season in Waterville Valley! Free outdoor concerts, kids games, plus our annual charity Duck Race on Snow's Brook with cash prizes for the fastest three ducks! Live music, Outdoor BBQ, kids' activities, including bounce house, and games, plus fireworks, and more!

Big Moose Bach Fest V
Gorham, NH
Fri-Sun, Aug 30-Sept 1

With multiple events over several days in a variety of locations, this concert series provides a great opportunity to enjoy the beauty of the Great North Woods and hear Bach performed by many different artists, on varied instruments of the period. All concerts are performed on original instruments.


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