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NH Things to Do Memorial Day Weekend

Friday, May 24, 2013

This is our final May weekend for 2013! Summer is just around the corner, and many will celebrate this Memorial Day weekend with family, and barbecues. While Memorial Day weekend usually kicks of BBQ season, make sure you take some time to remember the cost of our freedom. Take some time to honor those who have fallen in the line of service, and thank every veteran you know for putting their lives on the line.

We are still gathering as many Memorial Day parade, ceremony, service, and fireworks events as we can find. Many celebrations are on Monday, so check in to see if your town is listed. If you have information for a town we don't have, please send it to jjordan@nh.com; we want everyone to have the opportunity to honor our heroes!

Some Memorial Day celebrations will be held before Monday, those are included below with this weekend's events! Along with a few early parades, Canobie Lake Park will offer a discount to anyone presenting his or her valid U.S. Government-issued military or veteran identification, and the Auburn Bazaar will have fireworks, fair food vendors, live music, petting zoo, craft vendors, reptile farm, bounce houses, clowns, raffles and much more!

As you make plans for your long weekend, add the following to your check-list: Enjoy your family, honor those who have served, and thank a soldier.

Happy Memorial Day, New Hampshire! From NH.com, to the families of fallen soldiers, we salute you and the sacrifice you and your loved ones have made for our country's freedom.

Merrimack Region
Canobie Lake Armed Services Appreciation Days
Salem, NH
Sat-Mon, May 25-27

Anyone presenting his or her valid U.S. Government-issued military or veteran identification at the Park on those days will be able to purchase a General Admission ticket for just $10. Children ages 12 and under may also receive the $10 admission on those days if accompanied by a parent or legal guardian presenting his or her valid US Military ID.

Auburn Memorial Day Bazaar / Fireworks
Auburn, NH
Sunday, May 26

There will be fair food vendors, live music, petting zoo, craft vendors, reptile farm, bounce houses, clowns, raffles and much more! Be sure and stick around for the fireworks display that will be held at dusk.

The Queen City Ballroom Special Fireworks Dance Party!
Manchester, NH
Sunday, May 26

It's a full evening of Ballroom, Latin, and Swing dancing to fine recorded music. Singles and couples of all ages and dance levels welcome--Friendly crowd, potluck welcome, and a great view of the Rock 101 WGIR and Atlas Fireworks Sky Show 21, the state's largest Atlas Fireworks display!

Color Vibe 5K
Loudon, NH
Saturday, May 25

A Color Vibe Race Series 5k is a 3.1 mile run infused with color. Runners start the race with a clean white shirt only to pass through four color stations along the course to end up with a bright and vibrant tie-dye shirt at the finish. The point is not to race, but to literally become a canvas of color, be active, and share a life experience with friends and family.

Hollis Flea Market
Hollis, NH
Sundays Through November 24

The Hollis Flea Market has a long-standing tradition of being the destination of choice for bargain hunters of all ages. In fact, we've been offering great deals on unusual and traditional merchandise longer than just about anyone. From one-of-a-kind things to new name-brand merchandise at HUGE SAVINGS, we've got something for everyone.

Monadnock Region
Greenfield Memorial Day Parade
Greenfield, NH
Sunday, May 26

All Veterans are welcome to march. Line-up at 11:30am Above the Greenfield Inn Luncheon & Ice Cream Social At the Meeting House Starts after the Parade Sponsored by the GIVer's and Town of Greenfield

Lyndeborough Memorial Day Services & Parade
Lyndeborough, NH
Sunday, May 26

Memorial services, prayers, rifle salutes, followed by the JA Tarbell Library Book and bake sale. Proceeds from the book and bake sale will benefit the library addition fund. Donations of books and baked goods are always appreciated. Please plan to stop by, enjoy the treats, and support the library.

New Hampshire Dance Institute (NHDI) Presents their 27th Event Of The Year over Memorial Day Weekend
Keene, NH
Fri-Sun, May 24-26

The show is accompanied by professional vocalists and a renowned live orchestra directed by Boston conductor and composer, Peter Mansfield. "Dance me a Story" theme brings the magic of classic children's literature to life. Audiences will delight as they watch Sendak's Wild Things or Seuss's Whos take the stage! Our dancers will also unfold the tale of an adventurous grandmother and her granddaughter as they search for stolen stories!

Lakes Region
22nd Annual Memorial Day Weekend Craft Festival
Meredith, NH
Sat-Sun, May 25-26

Over 100 Juried Craftsmen and women from all over New England will display and sell their work including Fine Jewelry, Scarves, Tapestry, Photography, Country Woodcrafts, Pottery, Hand Crafted Soaps, Wall Hangings, Puzzles, Primitive and Folk Art, Carved Wildlife, Slate, Fleece, Calligraphy, Doll Clothes, Cut Eggs, Embroidery, Toys, Baskets, Blown Glass, Lamps, Signs, Aroma-therapy, Soy Candles, Floral Design, Intarsia, Wearable Art, Paper Cutting and more. Come and sample the culinary delights of herbal dips, maple, sauces, jams, jellies & more.

White Mountains Region
Memorial Day Fishing Derby and Chowdefest
Waterville Valley, NH
Saturday, May 25
The fishing derby for children begins with registration at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday. Prizes will be awarded across age groups. The annual Chowderfest & Brews is on Sunday from noon to 2 p.m. in town Square. Sample a variety of New England chowders from local area restaurants.


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