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10 things to do in N.H. this weekend: Children's Film Fest, Summer Block Party and more

The run rising over Squam Lake with yellow, orange, pink and purple hues.
The Squam Lakes Association is hosting a sunrise hike at West Rattlesnake Mountain on Friday.

Get outside this weekend with a sunrise hike at West Rattlesnake Mountain and the 43rd Annual Loon Census in Moultonborough.

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For even more events, visit NHPR's community calendar. And don't forget to check the New Hampshire forecast before you head out.

Michael Riese standing in a boat looking through a pair of binoculars, scanning Goose Pond in Canaan for loons.
Daniela Allee
The Loon Preservation Committee is hosting their annual Loon Festival and Loon Census on Saturday.
A still from an animated short film of a little girl standing on a table next to a man wearing a dragon mask.
Short films from the NY International Children's Film Fest will be screened at the Hopkins Center for the Arts this Saturday (7/16) and next Saturday (7/23).

  • Extreme Air on Thursday, July 14 from 6 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., at the Prescott Park Arts Festival in Portsmouth (followed by Footloose). More info.
    See also: PMAC’s Teen Jazz Workshop Show
  • The Crossword Show on Thursday, July 14 from 7:30 p.m. to 9:15 p.m., at 3S Artspace in Portsmouth. More info.
  • Annie through Sunday, July 17, at the Lebanon Opera House. More info.
  • Sunrise Over Squam: Journaling at West Rattlesnake on Friday, July 15 from 4:15 a.m. to 6:15 a.m., at West Rattlesnake Mountain in Sandwich. More info
  • ART NABE from Friday, July 15 through Sunday, July 17, at the YWCA New Hampshire in Manchester. More info.

  • The 43rd Annual Loon Festival on Saturday, July 16 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at The Loon Center in Moultonborough. More info.
    See also: 2022 Loon Census
  • 13th Annual Fairy House Day on Saturday, July 16 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Monadnock Center for History and Culture in Peterborough. More info.
  • NY International Children's Film Fest: Kid Flicks on Saturday, July 16 and Saturday, July 23 at 11 a.m., at the Hopkins Center for the Arts on the Dartmouth College Campus in Hanover. More info.
  • Little Indonesia Night Market on Saturday, July 16 from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m., at the Little Indonesia Cultural Center in Somersworth. More info.
  • Summer Block Party on Saturday, July 16 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., at the Currier Museum of Art in Manchester. More info.


  • Summer Escapes 2022: Beach Day on Saturday, July 16, buses depart from Veterans Park in Manchester at 8 a.m. and 10 a.m., and return to Veterans Park at 2 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. More info.
Zoey Knox is NHPR's newsroom engagement producer. She has spent most of her radio years at college radio stations in Madison, WI (WSUM) and Seattle, WA (KXSU).

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