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5 Things (Plus) To Do This Weekend in New Hampshire


The Independence Day holiday week stretches into this weekend, with a number of local fireworks displays on the schedule. The heat wave should finally break, or lessen, according to the National Weather Service. But anyway, let's get this weekend started: Here are 5 things to do in New Hampshire (plus some bonus time):

Visit the NHPR community calendar for more events.

  1. Loading Dock Concert Series: Liz Frame. The music series is at 3S Artspace in Portsmouth on Friday, July 6, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. This is every Friday in July and August.  It's free, with a suggested donation, and attendees are encouraged to bring a lawn chair or blanket.
  2. Take a Hike: The Society for the Protection of NH Forests is offering five hikes in five weeks. This guided hike Saturday, July 7, is at Creek Farm at 400 Little Harbor Road in Portsmouth. This SPNHF series, in conjunction with WMUR, explores the Forest Society's reservations.
  3. Independence Day Family Carnival: The celebration continues Saturday, noon to 4 p.m., at Waterville Valley's Town Square. The carnival has games, live music, BBQ, and more.
  4. Go for a Paddle: Several organizations and businesses offer services and rentals. The Newfound Audubon Center in Hebron has guided paddles. 
  5. Live Music: The Jordan TW Trio performs at the Capitol Center for the Arts in Concord on Saturday night at 8. The Trio recently performed in-studio with NHPR's Folk Show.

Plus, these are on the calendar:

  • Little Women: The New London Barn Playhouse has the production of Louisa May Alcott's masterpiece. See their link for ticket information and times.
  • Bring on the Goods, and Blintzes and Kniches: he 21st annual Jewish Food Festival is Sunday, July 8, at Temple B'nai Israel at 210 Court St., Laconia. 
  • Cruise Away: The M/V Mount Washington has several different cruise events on its schedule, including a Sunday brunch event.

Don't forget to visit the NHPR Folk Music and Dance Calendar.

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