Fun Summer Events in the Lakes Region This Weekend!

Visitors 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, hiking, theater, 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…

On The Green 2 Arts & Crafts Festival
August 12th – 14th, 10:00 am
This is a fabulous arts & crafts festival with over 100 exhibitors! The fair is open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, and admission is free. There will be demonstrations, live music, and great food! Some of the exhibits will include quilts and quilted items, handcrafted furniture, jewelry, metal art, signs, birdhouses, gourmet foods, and photography. The festival takes place at Brewster Academy in Wolfeboro, rain or shine, under a canopy. For more information: or 603-528-4014.

Mill Falls Marketplace Live!
Friday, August 12th, 5:30 – 8:30 pm
Music in the Marketplace every Friday, this week featuring Cindy Duchin and Higher Ground, an acoustic trio playing a fun mix of folk, oldies, Americana, Cindy’s originals, and bluegrass. Weather permitting. or 603-279-7006.

40th Annual Alton Bay Boat Show
Saturday, August 13th, 9:00 am
The NH Boat Museum presents an informal, non-judged vintage boat show at the Alton Bay Town Docks as part of Alton Old Home Day. All “woodies” welcome on a first-come-first-served basis – no advance registration necessary. The public is welcome to view the participating boats and vote in the prestigious People’s Choice Award. For more information: or 603-569-4554.

14th Annual Woods, Water, & Wildlife Festival
Saturday, August 13th, 10:00 am
This family-friendly celebration of the natural world features fun and educational outdoor activities at Branch Hill Farm in Milton Mills. Take a hayride to the river, observe and learn about NH wildlife, take a discovery walk or explore the corn maze with your kids, watch demonstrations of traditional skills, do crafts with your kids or help your kids try fishing, and much more! Rain or shine; no pets please, rest rooms and most events are wheelchair accessible. $5/person, $10/family, free to kids 12 and under. or 603-978-7125.

Waterfall Walk
Saturday, August 13th, 10am – 1pm
Discover the story of the Mill Falls 40’ Waterfall! Enjoy a guided, family-friendly walk beginning at Hesky Park and ending at Turtle Rock on Lake Waukewan, the source of the Waterfall. Picnic lunch under the hemlocks is available when pre-ordered. Meeting Location: Heskey Park “Bird in Hand” sculpture. Please see the front desk for further information and information on pre-ordering your lunch. A fun time for all! or 603-279-7006.

Film: Most Likely to Succeed
Saturday, August 13th, 7pm – 9pm
Hagerman Auditorium, Holderness School, Route 175, Holderness. Join Squam Lakes Natural Science Center, Holderness School, and Dr. Tony Wagner for a special showing of the film, Most Likely to Succeed. This 90-minute film focuses on inspiring and empowering communities to take action against the flaws in the American school system. It has been featured at many festivals including Sundance and the Tribeca Film Festival. Most Likely to Succeed: Preparing Our Kids for the Innovation Era, a co-authored book written by Dr. Tony Wagner and Ted Dintersmith, served as the basis for this film and will be available for purchase during the screening. Dr. Wagner will introduce the film, which will be followed by a panel discussion including Dr. Wagner and New Hampshire Commissioner of Education Dr. Virginia Barry. Admission: $10 per person. Proceeds will directly benefit the Blue Heron School scholarship fund. For more information, please visit or call 603-968-7194.

What a weekend—there is truly something for everyone! Hope to see you in the Lakes Region…

For additional information on Meredith and some of the great events happening around the Lakes Region, visit and And don’t forget to stop by the Mill Falls at the Lake website, too, at

Carrie Reed
The Mill Falls Blogging Team

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