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


The weekend has arrived, so go ahead and make the most of it. Here are 5 things to do in New Hampshire, plus a little extra because, well, you deserve some fun.

Check out the NHPR community calendar for more ideas - and submit your own events.

  1. The Hampton Beach Seafood Festival is back. Chowder, clams, haddock, lobster -- you name it, it's on tap Friday, Saturday, and Sunday along Ocean Boulevard there at the beach. More than 60 Seacoast restaurants participate in this festival, which is now in its 29th year. Hours: Friday, 4 p.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  2. Robert Cray Band: The Robert Cray Band performs Sunday night at the Music Hall in Portsmouth. 
  3. More than just Ducky: The Auburn Day and 26th Annual Duck Race is Saturday. It's from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event celebrates all things Auburn, and helps support the Auburn Historical Society.
  4. Dublin Engines Meet: the 47th annual Dublin Gas Engine Meet is Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Check out their website. This showcases antique vehicles and tractors, and gas and steam engines, of course. 
  5. UNH Faculty Concert Series: Jenni Cook, soprano, with Hsiang Tu, piano - the Friday night music is 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the Bratton Recital Hall, Paul Creative Arts Center, at the University of New Hampshire. And it's free. The venue's information is here.

Plus, here are some additional events to consider:

Here's a music video from the Robert Cray Band - they play at the Music Hall in Portsmouth on Sept. 9.

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