Summer Fun in the Lakes Region This Weekend!

At the Alton Bay Boat Show

At the Alton Bay Boat Show

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 jam-packed with special events happening all around Lake Winnipesaukee. Here are a few we’ve uncovered…

Mill Falls Marketplace Live!
Friday, August 8th, 5:30 – 8:30 pm
Bubbles & Balloon Wonder – No one is ever too old for balloons and magic! The show will take place in the Marketplace Courtyard at Mill Falls in Meredith tonight, weather permitting. For more events at Mill Falls:

The Flying Monkey’s 4th Birthday Bash with Adam Ezra Group & Kali Stoddard-Imari
Friday, August 8th, 7:30 pm
4th Anniversary Bash for only $4! After 4 years of presenting hundreds upon hundreds of world-class live events, The Flying Monkey Performance Center wants to thank their loyal fans and guests. Come celebrate with two crowd favorites! And what would a celebration be without some great prizes? There will be contests, special events, and prizes galore. Don’t miss a night of awesome music, free stuff, and more as the theater give thanks to YOU! For more information: or 603-536-2551.

On The Green 2 Arts & Crafts Festival
August 8th – 10th, 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 designs, metal art, florals, 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.

38th Annual Alton Bay Boat Show
Saturday, August 9th, 9:00 am
The NH Boat Museum will present an informal, non-judged vintage boat show at the Alton Bay Town Docks as part of Alton Old Home Day. All “woodies” welcome – 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.

12th Annual Woods, Water, & Wildlife Festival
Saturday, August 9th, 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 and look for wildlife living in its clear waters. Observe rescued wild NH animals, try fishing with your kids or let them explore a corn maze or a petting zoo, go on a guided walk with nature experts, watch demonstrations of traditional rural skills, take your child on a discovery walk in the woods, and much more! No pets please. $5/person, $10/family, free to kids 12 and under. or 603-978-7125.

Garden Series: Attracting Hummingbirds
August 8th – 10th, 11:00 am
An educational guided tour of Tarbin Gardens in Franklin, NH, with emphasis on attracting hummingbirds. Tours last approximately one hour, but you can stay for the rest of the day. Bring a picnic lunch or treat yourself to an authentic English Cream Tea served in the Rose Garden Patio 1pm – 5pm (tea price $7.50). The gardens are open from 10am – 6pm. For information and directions: 603-934-3518 or

Free Summer Concert Series – Mill City Revival Band
Sunday, August 10th, 6:00 pm
Alan & Savina Hartwell Memorial Bandstand – Summer Free Concert Series presents Mill City Revival Band playing the super sounds of the 70s & 80s on beautiful Tilton Island in Tilton. Bring a blanket or some lawn chairs and kick back in the park! Food and refreshments will be available. Weather permitting. For more information: or 603-286-3000

What a weekend—truly with 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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