Bid adieu to August—and summer—with a Labor Day holiday weekend full of celebration and fun. Throw in some live music, good food, and friends while you're at it. Here are 5 things to do in New Hampshire, plus a little extra for inspiration.
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Visit Kate McNally's NHPR Folk Music and Dance Calendar for live music listings.
- Loading Dock Concert Series: 3S Artspace in Portsmouth holds this music series every Friday in summer, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. (suggested donation). See 3S Artspace for more information on Friday night's show, featuring People Like You, a "free-wheelin' freak fok traveling circus," as Seacoast music reviewer Chris Hislop describes them. What's he talking about? Scroll down to listen to their video and hear for yourself.
- Hopkinton Fair: The Labor Day weekend continues in Hopkinton, with entertainment, a rodeo, animals galore, and a mid-way that will satisfy your culinary cravings.
- Lancaster Fair: It's billed as the largest fun-filled family event in the Great North Woods, and it's 146 years in the running.
- There's Something Up There? The Exeter UFO Festival is Saturday, Sept. 1, and Sunday, Sept. 2. This is held in Exeter because of the famous 1965 incident in which a UFO was reported overhead. Lectures are held at the historic Exeter Town Hall.
- Fisher Cats: The N.H. Fisher Cats have their final regular season homestand this weekend. Hartford is in Manchester for games Friday through Monday. And there are fireworks Saturday night at 7:05.
LISTEN to People Like You's music video, "Why Say Why?"
Plus, here are some extra ideas for this Labor Day weekend:
- Don't Miss Steve Earle: Steve Earle performs at the Prescott Park Arts Festival on Saturday, Sept. 1. And Shovels & Rope gets it started Friday night at the park in Portsmouth.
- Go Sox: The Red Sox are in Chicago all weekend. They play the White Sox Friday night at 8, Saturday at 7:10 p.m.., and Sunday at 2:10 p.m. Grab a radio and listen Sunday at the beach, or in the backyard for the BBQ.
- The 22nd Annual St. Charles 5K is Monday, Labor Day, at 9 a.m. at Pease International Tradeport. Run for a good cause, and with an occasional Nun.