Forever Young: Laconia Motorcycle Weeks Turns 100

Deputy Director Jennifer Anderson and Executive Director Charlie St. Clair on their bikes near Weirs Beach. Motorcycle Week in Laconia has evolved over the past century, growing a bit mellower as the average age of participants has increased along with demands for creature comforts and family-friendly entertainment. This year a lot of the guests at […]

Portsmouth’s Chowder Festival Summer Kick-Off Returns on June 3

New Hampshire’s Seacoast has garnered a reputation as a world-renowned seafood destination, with Portsmouth’s rich restaurant scene serving up a mélange of sea-salty snacks. Its annual Chowder Fest was a seafood lover’s paradise — until the pandemic halted it, and the subsequent food industry staffing shortages prolonged that hiatus. But the dry spell has come […]

What To Do Memorial Day Weekend: Events, Parades and More

Memorial Day weekend is here, which means so is the unofficial start to summer. The three-day weekend is typically filled with days spent outdoors at the lake or beach, grills fired up to cook a variety of burgers and Memorial Day recipes, and red, white and blue desserts that Gordon Ramsey would approve of (maybe). […]

The Best Events Happening in June

An aerial view of the Bela Fleck concert at Prescott Park Arts Festival in Portsmouth. Photo by Clear Eye Photo Prescott Park Arts Festival, Portsmouth, June through October The state’s most sprawling summer arts festival returns in 2023 for yet another season of world-class entertainment for the whole family. A chili cook-off, jazz festival, movie […]