Scenic New Hampshire – Statewide ideas on how to spend your next New Hampshire vacation. Travel Ideas, Lodging, and year-round activities for your enjoyment in New Hampshire.


Are you itching to get out and try something new, but aren’t sure where to look and what to do? Have no fear, “Spontaneity” is here! Every week, we provide a region-by-region breakdown of events and activities from across the Granite State that you won’t want to miss. From arts and crafts, to hole-in-the-wall music venues, our short list will have something for everyone, no matter what you’re looking to do. If you see something you like, make sure you act fast- we’re only looking at what’s going on this weekend.


Portsmouth Restaurant Week
April 18-27
Nearly 30 restaurants offer special three course prix fixe menus, as Portsmouth celebrates their restaurants in this week-long event! Pore over the menus ahead of time or choose to be surprised! This special culinary affair will not disappoint. Just be sure to make a reservation when you can, as space fills up quickly during the Seacoast’s 10-day culinary event of the season. Find local special offers from area hotels, shops, and attractions nearby, and browse through some of our participating restaurants below.

Baby Animals: Heritage Breeds at the Banke
April 27- May 5, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.
Strawbery Banke
14 Hancock St., Portsmouth
Learn about domestic livestock typical on coastal northern New England farms from the 17th century to the present day at this family-friendly and educational event. Peter Cook, Guest Curator, and expert breeders from New Hampshire, Maine, Mass., and New York farms share stories and answer visitors’ questions about the rare heritage breeds, their unique characteristics, special care, and importance in today’s world. Petting is not allowed for the animals’ and visitors’ health and safety. Enjoy demonstrations, such as weaving, and on Sundays, Dan Smith, Restoration Assistant and Museum Beekeeper, performs a honey extraction demonstration in the Lawrence J. Yerdon Visitor Center Lecture. Demonstrations are included with event tickets. Pickwick’s at the Banke, the Museum store is open during the event.

Merrimack Valley:

2024 NAWCC New England Regional Convention
April 26- 27
Douglas N. Everett Arena
15 Loudon Rd., Concord
It’s time for the National Association of Watch and Clock Collector’s New England Regional! This weekend features a jam-packed schedule that you’ll be tok-ing about for the rest of the year!

Barnyard Babies and Beyond
April 27 and 28
Charmingfare Farm
774 High St., Candia
Come and Experience the Magic of Farm Life! Welcome to the first-ever “Barnyard Babies & Beyond” event at Charmingfare Farm! A family-friendly adventure that brings the wonders of farm life right to your fingertips. Join us for a day filled with joy, learning, and unforgettable memories as you meet our newest and cutest additions. Don’t miss out on this wonderful opportunity to bond with nature and create lasting memories. Whether you’re an animal lover, an aspiring farmer, or just looking for a unique family outing, Barnyard Babies & Beyond has something for everyone.


Hundreds of Beavers
Until April 25, 7 p.m.
The Park Theatre
19 Main St., Jaffery
In this silent supernatural epic, a drunken applejack salesman is thrust into the frigid wilderness. Can he go from zero to hero, become North America’s greatest fur trapper and defeat hundreds of beavers??

Bicycle Repair Clinic
April 27, 11 a.m.- noon
Norm’s Bike and Ski Shop
62 Martell Court, Keene
Learn to repair common issues you might encounter while riding your bicycle. This clinic is intended to give cyclists of all abilities the confidence to repair many of the most common issues that might interrupt a bike ride. Topics will include flat tires, broken spokes, drive train issues, and more!


Once an Outlaw
April 26, 7:30 p.m.
The Colonial Theatre
609 Main St., Laconia
Once an Outlaw featuring Chris Anderson (formally of the Outlaws) is a powerhouse guitar driven blues/southern rock experience. Fronted by renown guitarist/vocalist Chris Anderson and supported by an all-star lineup of musicians, Once an Outlaw is a must for any guitar, blues or southern rock fan.

Saturday Family Craft: Paint a Puzzle
April 27, 10 a.m.
Laconia Public Library
695 N. Main St., Laconia
Join us in the Selig Storytime Room for this fun family craft! We will provide a blank 28-piece jigsaw puzzle and carrying bag for each child to decorate using markers, glitter, and more.


Reading of “Instagirl” by Jessica Moss
April 27, 7:30 p.m.
Filene Auditorium
3 Maynard St., Hanover
Enjoy readings from the emotional feminist comedy “Instagirl”, which focuses on a house of Instagram influencers and their perpetual struggles in pursuit of fame and success.

Claremont Motorsports Park Spring Fling
April 27-28
Claremont Motorsports Park
282 Thrasher Rd., Claremont
Celebrate the Claremont Motorsports Park’s 77th season with an epic day of racing.

White Mountains and Great North Woods:

M&D Playhouse Auditions for “Harvey”
April 28-29, 6:30 p.m.
M&D Playhouse
2760 White Mountain Hwy., North Conway
Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. Elwood P. Dowd insists on including his friend Harvey in all of his sister Veta’s social gatherings. Trouble is, Harvey is an imaginary six-and-a-half-foot-tall rabbit. To avoid future embarrassment for her family—and especially for her daughter, Myrtle Mae—Veta decides to have Elwood committed to a sanitarium. At the sanitarium, a frantic Veta explains to the staff that her years of living with Elwood’s hallucination have caused her to see Harvey also, and so the doctors mistakenly commit her instead of her mild-mannered brother. “Harvey” will run June 20 through July 7 with showtimes on Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 3:30 p.m. Director Stacy Sand is casting 6F and 5M.

‘50s- Early ‘60s Dance Party
April 27, 8 p.m.
Great North Woods Center for the Arts
1993 U.S. Rte. 3, Columbia
Break out your poodle skirts and skinny ties for this weekend’s ‘50s and Early ‘60s dance party! Dress to impress and get ready to shake, rattle and roll the night away!

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