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NH Things to Do Memorial Day Weekend

Thursday, May 22, 2014

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.

NH Memorial Day parade, ceremony, service, and fireworks events

We are still gathering as many Memorial Day celebration events as we can find. Many Memorial Day 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!

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
Armed Forces Appreciation Days Memorial Day Weekend
Salem, NH
Sat-Mon, May 24-26

Canobie Lake Park offers a special discount throughout the season and during our Armed Forces Appreciation Days for those with US Armed Services Identification. Please see Guest Services on arrival. Anyone presenting a valid US Military ID on Memorial Day Weekend may purchase their Park admission for $10.00 valid for the date purchased. Each individual must present his or her own ID to qualify for the reduced admission. Children ages 12 and under may receive the $10 admission if accompanied by a parent or legal guardian holding a valid US Military ID.

Auburn Memorial Day Bazaar!
Auburn, NH
Saturday, May 24

Great day of fun for the entire family! Fireworks, face painters, bounce houses, petting zoo, reptile farm, DJ / Karaoke, fair food and craft vendors.

Merrimack VFW #8641 Ladies Aux. Craft & Vendor Fair
Merrimack, NH
Saturday, May 24

Craft & Vendor Fair to Benefit the Buddy Poppy Program. Local crafters & vendors, a kids craft area & raffles. Spaces for both crafters & vendors are available (limit one vendor per product line). Fun for all ages. Help support our Veterans & their families.

Yoga at LaBelle Winery
Amherst, NH
Sundays Through June 29

LaBelle Winery has partnered with Amherst Yoga in Amherst, New Hampshire to offer you a unique opportunity to experience yoga in the serene setting of the LaBelle Winery in beautiful Amherst, New Hampshire! Feel enriched as you move, balance, stretch & relax while being surrounded by the beautiful sights, sounds & scents of LaBelle Winery.

Lil' Iguana Resale Store Grand Opening
Nashua, NH
Sunday, May 25

The Lil' Iguana Resale store will celebrate its Grand Opening this month with a craft fair, farmers market and huge savings on everything in the store. Visitors can browse the many crafters, vendors and booths from local business right outside in the parking lot. Inside the store, customers will receive a staggering 50 percent off of their purchase of $10 or more. This discount applies to everything in stock, which includes tens of thousands of items including baby items, household items, antiques, glassware, electronics, furniture, toys, games, children's clothing, adult clothing, shoes and more.

Seacoast Region
Organic Plant Sale, Willow Pond Community Farm
Brentwood, NH
Saturday, May 24

Beautiful Organic Locally grown plants and seedlings for your yard or pots by the kitchen door!

The Farmers Dinner
Dover, NH
Sunday, May 25

The Farmers Dinner's mission is promote local area farms, educate consumers on the healthy benefits of eating locally and inspiring people to get in the kitchen. The Farmers Dinner starts with meeting the farmer and seeing what's in season. From there we network with local agriculture producers and set up guest speakers to talk at the dinner about their products and how their work impacts the local community. This special dinner is truly an experience in community. We set up the dining room with a home-style seating plan and have guest speakers interact with the diners between courses. This experience promotes interaction among the diners and speakers. The menu for the dinner is crafted from ingredients that are in season and picked fresh. The Farmers Dinner is truly an experience that allows the diner to meet the people who are growing and preparing their food. In addition, diners receive recipes listing local area farms and information on how to prepare the dishes they have that night.

Monadnock Region
Heritage Plant Sale
Keene, NH
Sat-Sun, May 24-25

The Heritage Plant Sale will take place on the grounds of the historic Wyman Tavern on Keene's Main Street from 9 am to 5 pm each day. Heritage and heirloom varieties of plants such as vegetables, apple trees, blueberries, and lilacs will be sold, and the proceeds will benefit the Historical Society of Cheshire County.

Car Wash & Bake Sale to Benefit Day Camp at Touchstone Farm
Milford, NH
Saturday, May 24

A bake sale featuring home-baked goods will go on at the same time. All proceeds from the car wash and bake sale fund scholarships for campers who cannot afford day camp tuition.

Craft Madness
Peterborough, NH
Saturday, May 24

Monadnock Crafters Guild presents Craft Madness, a juried art and craft fair with fine handmade items from New England. Open to the public, free admission and parking.

Lakes Region
23rd Annual Memorial Day Weekend Craft Festival
Meredith, NH
Sat-Mon, May 24-26

The scenic Mill Falls Marketplace in Meredith, New Hampshire will once again come alive with color, flavor and music for the twenty second annual Memorial Weekend Craft Festival. Over 100 Juried Craftsmen and women from all over New England will display and sell their arts, crafts, and specialty foods. Come and sample the culinary delights of herbal dips, maple, sauces, jams, jellies & more. The Fair is held rain or shine, handicap accessible and admission is free.

White Mountains Region
Memorial Day Weekend Chowderfest & Brews
Waterville Valley, NH
Sunday, May 25

Memorial Day Weekend in Waterville Valley boasts New England style chowda for the sampling. Area restaurants bring their chowders out to the heart of Town Square in the hopes of winning the coveted prize of the Golden Clam Award. Booths will be open from 12 to 2pm with tickets available throughout the morning. Accompanied by a free rock, blues, and country concert by the Dusty Gray Band starting at 12 pm. This years chowder contenders are the Waterville Valley Conference Center, The Lantern, The Coyote Grill, Blue Moon Cafe, Snowy Owl, and Jugtown Country Store. Guests receive ample-sized taste of each chowder and a ballot to vote for their favorite concoction with their admission fee. Admission is $7.50 for adults (ages 13+), $5 for children (12 and under). Stick around for more live music starting at 6pm from Jimmy & Marchelle.

Gibson Center Crafts and Artisans Festival
North Conway, NH
Sat-Sun, May 24-25

Come take a stroll through all the arts, crafts and specialties these talented crafters offer for sale.

Motorcycle Swap Meet
Shelburne, NH
Saturday, May 24

Memorial Day Weekend Motorcycle Swap Meet at Birch Bend MotoLodge. Free to browse. All makes and models welcome! Bikes, parts, accessories, clothes. Anything Moto!


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