Meredith1-1Next weekend, Meredith Village will come to life with live music, delicious food, and beautiful works of creativity as Main Street and the Mill Falls Marketplace are transformed into an outdoor art gallery. This special event is the highlight of the summer season, featuring the works of over 80 local painters, sculptors, jewelers, potters, photographers, and quilters.

Lake-Winnipesaukee-Antique-and-Classic-Boat-Show-2012-1721-215x215Visitors to the Lakes Region of New Hampshire will have so many options for fun things to do this weekend, choosing the best activities may be a challenge! In addition to the top-notch water activities, cruises, hiking, theater, concerts, shopping, and dining in the area, the weekend is filled with special events happening all around Lake Winnipesaukee. We had a hard time choosing what to highlight, but here are a few happenings we’ve uncovered…

[caption id="attachment_2599" align="alignleft" width="300"]Mikey LoBalsalmo and Ashley Landroche Whalley rehearse the tango for The Addams Family, opening July 14 at Interlakes Summer Theatre. Mikey LoBalsalmo and Ashley Landroche Whalley rehearse the tango for The Addams Family, opening July 14 at Interlakes Summer Theatre.[/caption] Professional theater is a summer tradition throughout New England as actors and directors come to the area from the big cities for the changing seasons. Musicals are a big part of the summer theater lineup in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire, and one local venue specializes in the genre. This summer, Interlakes Summer Theatre has a fabulous season underway, with rave reviews from locals and visitors alike!

Classic CarWhat better way to see stunning examples of antique and classic automobiles than at a classic country estate with stunning views of its own? This weekend, you can do just that in the Lakes Region, as Castle in the Clouds hosts a gathering of automobiles from the past in a setting that will truly take you back in time.

LoonWithChickThere is nothing like the haunting call of a loon on a quiet night—it is an unmistakable, soothing sound of summer in the Lakes Region. Here in New Hampshire, loons are treasured as an integral part of lake life, and folks all around the state are working together to monitor, protect, and celebrate this beautiful and endangered animal.

[caption id="attachment_2576" align="alignright" width="199"]Rickie Lee Jones Rickie Lee Jones[/caption] Summer is finally upon us, and with several famous artists lined up to play at two of the premier stages in New Hampshire, concert season is shaping up to be a great one in the Lakes Region! The Flying Monkey and Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion (formerly Meadowbrook) have booked some big names this year, and their summer concert schedules are solid!

Winni_Night_RenderingsmThe Winnipesaukee Playhouse is gearing up for an amazing third season at its visionary campus in Meredith, NH, where the well-respected non-profit organization plans to offer its professional summer lineup, as well as educational programs, youth camps, and community productions for Lakes Region locals and visitors alike!

Wine Festival 2015Meredith is gearing up for the event of the year—two fun nights of fabulous food, wine, and music on the shore of Lake Winnipesaukee that will showcase wines from around the world, along with fabulous food from local restaurants—all while raising funds for the Veterans Count Program in New Hampshire.