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March is Maple Month in New Hampshire, and sugar shacks and farms like Charmingfare Farm in Candia are each finding their own unique way to celebrate.

Tap Into Maple, Laconia, Weekends in March

Join the team at Prescott Farm every Saturday in March to experience an old-fashioned New England tradition — making maple syrup! From tapping a tree to tasting delicious maple syrup, participate hands-on in every step of the syrup making process. Environmental educators help attendees build tree ID skills, learn the parts of a tree and their functions, use measuring tools to find an appropriate tree to tap, use historical and modern tree tapping tools, learn the history of maple sugaring including Native American legends and discover the math/chemical/physical science in the boiling process. The program involves a 20-minute walk to the sugarhouse with an uphill hike back after the program.

Yung Gravy, Manchester, March 4

Southern New Hampshire University’s organization CAPE (Coordinators of Activities and Programming Events) presents their Yung Gravy. A humorously groovy and trending rapper, Yung Gravy made his debut in 2017 with the hit song “Mr. Clean.”

56th Annual New Hampshire State Home Show, Manchester, March 4-5

Produced by the professionals at the New Hampshire Home Builders Association, this is the one show of the year to attend and interact with builders, remodelers, decorators, landscapers and all types of home solutions providers. The latest in home-related products and services will be showcased – everything from air quality to mortgages, hot tubs to custom home builders, and custom closets to fabulous kitchens and baths. During the two-day expo, visitors can attend seminars on topics like remodeling and energy efficiency and browse a show floor full of displays from home pros and more.

Mozart’s Requiem, Nashua, March 5

Symphony New Hampshire’s collaborative spirit is on display in this sure-to-bring-the-house-down performance of one of the foremost and well-known choral works, Mozart’s Requiem. Joining SNH to perform the radiant Rex Tremendae and other stirring choral passages is the Nashua Choral Society in a nod to SNH’s past when the two organizations performed together regularly. SNH and NCS are also joined by Nashoba Valley Chorale. Four rising singers from the area serve as soloists on this memorable afternoon.

On Tap for CASA, Hooksett, March 11

At this fundraiser for CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) of New Hampshire, participants aim to keep their teams’ barstools occupied for 10 hours without abandoning the post while competing in a variety of fun competitions to gain points, including trivia, stein hoisting and more. Come for the cause, stay for the friendly competition. All participant spots will likely be filled by early-March, but interested persons can donate and drop by the event for music, raffles and libations offered throughout the 10-hour event. All proceeds go toward recruitment and training of CASA volunteer advocates, ordinary women and men advocating for abused or neglected children in New Hampshire’s court system.

Maple Express, Candia, March 11, 12, 18, 19, 25 and 26

Bring your family to Charmingfare Farm for a ride on the horse-drawn Maple Express. Check out their sugar shack after your 20-minute trip and see how sap is tapped and boiled.

Murder Mystery Dinner, Dover, March 17, 18, 24, 25, 

Enjoy a 5-course dinner while playing in one of Silver Fountain Inn and Tea Parlor’s live games of “Clue.” Join the other characters for a night of mayhem, extortion and “murder.” Win a prize for figuring out who the killer is among you. March 17-18: “Sin City”; March 24-25: “Till Death Do Us Part.”

Maple Weekend, March 18 and 19

On this mid-March weekend, sugarhouses across the state open their doors to show Granite Staters how that liquid-gold delicacy is really made. Find a sugarhouse near you!

Waypoint SleepOut , Manchester, Rochester, March 24

Spend a night out in the cold in solidarity with youth enduring homelessness in New Hampshire. This yearis the 9th annual SleepOut, and will be a hybrid event, which means participants can sleep out (as a “Sleeper”) in their own backyard or a place of their choosing, or at one of the designated group sites in Manchester and Rochester (locations TBA). Participants can even choose to sleep in (as a “Daydreamer”). However participants choose to get involved, their objective is to raise as much money and awareness as they can. The support from SleepOut 2023 will help Waypoint quell the suffering of youth, advocate for change at the legislative level and support Waypoint’s expanded services, including an emergency overnight shelter, to help transform thousands of young lives.

Citizens Shamrock Half Marathon, Relay and Shuffle, Virtual or In-Person, Manchester, March 25 and 26

Throw on your green sneakers and get moving on your own or on a relay team. The half marathon and relay course is a one-of-a-kind, multi-loop, spectator-friendly, 13.1-mile course in downtown Manchester with cheer zones and relay exchange zones at the Wild Rover Irish Pub and Shaskeen Irish Pub.

Manchester St. Patrick’s Parade, Manchester, March 26

This longstanding Manchester tradition may be the granddaddy of all St. Patrick’s Day events in the Granite State. Organizations from around the state hoist the tricolor, don their green and march down Elm Street for the parade (which is held on a late-March Sunday every year to avoid competition). Park your lawn chair along the route, wave to the annually-nominated Grand Marshal and scout out more guys in kilts than you’ll see all year.

Looking for a few other things to do around the state as winter comes to a close? Check out our New Hampshire Winter Survival Guide.

Categories: Family-friendly things to do, Winter Events