Labor Day Weekend 2016 in the Lakes Region

Are you planning on some relaxation and recreation in New Hampshire next weekend for the holiday? In addition to the abundance of summertime activities that are still going strong, there are several special events happening in the Lakes Region to celebrate Labor Day and cap off the season as we shift into fall…

Music in the Mill Falls Marketplace – Friday, September 2nd, 5:30 to 8:30 pm – Stroll through the shops of the Mill Falls Marketplace or just relax outdoors while enjoying a summer’s night serenade in the courtyard of this beautiful and historic market that was once an old linen mill. Craig Jaster will be performing irrepressible, inventive, and funky jazz piano, organ, and vocals, with PJ Donahue on drums, weather permitting. Visit for more information.

27th Annual Labor Day Weekend Craft Fair at the Bay – Saturday, September 3rd, Sunday, September 4th, and Monday, September 5th, 10am – The 27th Annual Labor Day Weekend “Craft Fair at the Bay” will be held at the Alton Bay Community House and along the waterfront, Route 11, in Alton NH all next weekend. Over 75 juried artisans and craftspeople from all over New England will display and sell their American-made works, including pottery, fine jewelry, sculpture, primitive and folk art, photography, wood carvings, fleece, knits, metal art, blown glass, handmade soap, gourmet specialty foods, and so much more! Free admission and free parking. This event is held rain or shine. Alton Bay is accessible by boat on Lake Winnipesaukee! For more information call 603-332-2616 or visit

Gunstock Labor Day Weekend Craft Fair – Saturday, September 3rd and Sunday, September 4th, 10am – Another fabulous arts & crafts fair with over 70 exhibits inside & outside under canopies! The fair will feature live music and delicious food, and the arts & crafts include handcrafted fine jewelry, fabric art, Americana folk art, wooden crafts, pottery, stained glass art, children’s crafts, NH maple syrups, gourmet food items, ceramics, metal decor, fine art, furniture, and much more. Admission is free! Come and enjoy the beautiful scenery of Gunstock Mountain Resort and Adventure Park! For more information visit or call 603-528-4014.

Labor Day Lobsterfest aboard the M/S Mount Washington – Some would say a New England summer is not complete without a lobster dinner! If you haven’t had yours yet, consider going all out on Saturday, September 3rd at 6:00pm for the experience of dining on Lake Winnipesaukee at night aboard the M/S Mount Washington. Tickets for this romantic cruise include dancing to live music along with your lobster (or BBQ chicken) dinner. For tickets or more info, please visit or call 603-366-5531.

Discovering Habitats for Songbirds – Looking for something a little quieter for the weekend? Tarbin Gardens in Franklin, NH is offering self-guided tours with an emphasis on environments that attract songbirds. The staff provides a map, and featured areas are flagged throughout the gardens and all plants are labeled. The staff will be available to answer any questions. Bring a picnic lunch or treat yourself to an authentic English Cream Tea served in the Rose Garden Patio, which is open 1pm – 5pm. The gardens are open from 10am – 6pm daily. Soak up the beauty! or 603-934-3518.

Labor Day Weekend Fireworks at Weirs Beach – Sunday, September 4th at 10:00pm – Watch the Last Blast of Summer, a spectacular show of fireworks over Lake Winnipesaukee at Weirs Beach. Watch from the north end of the beach, from the public docks, or from the boardwalk. As the fireworks reflect onto the lake below, a flotilla of boats will light up the lake with colorful navigation lights. or 603-366-4770.

The team at Mill Falls at the Lake wishes you a happy and safe Labor Day Weekend!

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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