Category: New Hampshire

Fun Family Activities in Hampton Beach, NH Area. Annual Events, Festivals, Fairs, Parades and more.

20178 High School Penguin Plunge Hampton Beach, NH

20178 High School Penguin Plunge Hampton Beach, NH

 High School Plunge

Saturday, February 4th, 2017

You’ve registered, you’ve raised money, you’ve checked-in…
now it’s time to PLUNGE!

Plungers can arrive at Hampton Beach any time after 9am. We recommend that Plungers arrive by 10am if you have not already checked-in or by 11am if you have already checked-in at one of our remote check-in sites.

There are several metered parking lots available along the beach (meters aren’t active during the winter). There are also several parking lots along the side streets, as well as behind the Casino. If you need to check in, head to the Ashworth by the Sea Hotel. If you’ve already checked-in, go directly to the Casino Ballroom.
Plungers and their guests (all must have wristbands) relax at the Casino Ballroom before the Plunge.  At 11:30 the Costume Parade will take place on the street directly in front of the Casino Ballroom.
After the Costume Parade, Plungers head to the changing tents located on the boardwalk. There are three separate changing areas (male, female and faculty/staff). Plungers are assigned to a wave (which limits the number of people taking the Plunge at one time) during check-in. We recommend that Plungers do not leave valuables in the changing tents.
Each wave will be called separately. When a wave is called, those Plungers move from the Casino Ballroom to a staging area on the beach where the countdown begins. You should bring only items that you will take with you into the water into the staging area. When the timer hits zero, the wave runs down the beach and Plunges into the Atlantic Ocean!
As you exit the water, you will be handed a towel and directed back to the changing tents. After putting on dry clothes, you can walk across the street to the Casino Ballroom where soup and hot comfort foods will be waiting.
After all waves have Plunged, there will be an award ceremony in the Casino Ballroom.
Visit http://www.sonh.org/support-and-fundraising-events/Plunges/HS/day.aspx for more information, to register, or for Frequently Asked Questions.

Hampton, NH
“Celebrate Hampton” Annual Christmas Parade – December 3, 2016

The annual Hampton Christmas Parade has become the 2nd largest parade in New Hampshire.

Creating a family style Christmas, the parade is made up of marching bands, floats, entertainers, civic and military groups, youth groups and local businesses. Previous years we have had the Stanley Cup and the Clydesdales. Begins at 1PM and travels down Route 1 beginning in North Hampton. Parade finishes at the Galley Hatch Restaurant. Facebook page; https://www.facebook.com/experiencehampton/

Rye, NH

Annual Rye Christmas Parade, December 4th, 2016 beginning at 1PM.

The Rye Fire Department and Rye Lions Club invite you to celebrate the Holiday Season. The parade will form behind Webster at Rye, 795 Washington Road and will march along Washington Road to the Rye Junior High School Trophies will be awarded to the winning entries. This year’s theme is A Frosty New England Holiday.

Portsmouth, NH

Bring the kids to share the excitement of Christmas at the annual countdown of the lighting of the Christmas tree in Market Square! After the tree is lit, stay to watch the beautifully illuminated Christmas parade march down Islington Street and through Market Square. This year’s parade will include a food drive to support three local food pantries. Everyone is encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item to place in one of the shopping carts pushed by volunteers along the parade route.

Festivities will begin at 5 p.m. with the countdown for lighting the Christmas tree. The Portsmouth Middle School Band will play holiday tunes and Christmas Carols at the parade platform and the tree will be lit at 5:30 p.m. The parade will then begin at Plaza 800 on Islington Street at 6 p.m., marching towards Market Square and ending at the South Mill Pond parking lot.

Vernis Jackson and the City’s African Burying Ground Committee and volunteers are this year’s Grand Marshal for the Portsmouth Illuminated Holiday Parade and Food Drive. In the case of inclement weather, a rain date is reserved for Sunday, December 6th.

Website; www.portsmouthnh.com/event/portsmouth-christmas-parade/

Seabrook, NH

The 3rd Annual Seacoast Christmas parade is on Sunday, December 4, 2016 in Seabrook, NH. More information: www.facebook.com

Winter Parking Ban Hampton, North Hampton, NH

Winter Parking Ban Hampton, North Hampton, NH

Yes. It’s that time of the year and the Hampton Police Department wants to remind residents and visitors that our winter parking ban goes into effect on Nov. 15, 2012 through
March 15, 2013 between the hours of 1 and 7 a.m.

The winter parking ban prohibits on-street parking during the above dates
and times. Any vehicle found in violation of the ban is subject to a parking
ticket with a standard fine of $30.

You do not have to pay for parking at metered parking until April 1, 2017, however, the parking ban does apply to those spots.

North Hampton, NH Parking Ban – Winter parking ban goes into effect November 15th to April 15th. Any vehicle parked on the Towns right of way between the hours of 12:00 midnight and 7:00am will be towed at the owner’s expense.

SUP YOGA Rye, Seabrook, Hampton NH

SUP YOGA Rye, Seabrook, Hampton NH

Challenge yourself by taking your yoga to the water. Enjoy the new experience, or revisit the wonderful experience of health and nature combined into one fantastic exercise experience. You do not need to be experienced or have your own SUP board.

Seabrook Harbor – Tuesday, August 9th, 6:30 PM – 7:45 PM. Visit http://sup-yo.com/events/sunset-sup-yoga-seabrook-harbor-10/ for all the details and to register.

Rye Harbor – Sunday, August 14th, 9:30 AM – 10:45AM. Visit http://sup-yo.com/events/rise-shine-sup-yoga-rye-harbor-12/ for all the details and location.

unnamed (4)Includes: Use of board, paddle, life jacket, yoga mat/accessories and instruction by a Certified SUP Instructor.

For August dates and Boston dates and locations click here: www.sup-yo.com

To contact us by email supyoboston@gmail.com, by phone 978-361-5394 (especially if you get lost finding the location).

It’s not this hot where the whales swim – join them!

It’s not this hot where the whales swim – join them!

If you are looking to cool down, jump on the boat with Atlantic Whale Watching or Granite State Whale Watching and set sail for a cool, thrilling journey 20-25 miles out where it’s cool, adventurous and a memorable journey.

Pete, from Granite State, reports the whale viewings have been plentiful. Check out their blog posts at http://granitestatewhalewatch.blogspot.com/.

Atlantic Whale Watch reports the same. The Whale viewings have been bountiful reporting sightings beginning just a couple miles out. Check out their blog posts at http://www.atlanticwhalewatch.com/?page_id=367

So get cool, get educated, and get going to check out their schedules:

Atlantic Whale Watch, http://www.atlanticwhalewatch.com/

Granite State Whale Watch, http://granitestatewhalewatch.com/

Both are located at Rye Harbor, Rye, NH.

Tell them Hamptonbeach.com sent you!

Granite State Whale Watch – Rye Harbor, Rye, NH; http://www.granitestatewhalewatch.com

Photo courtesy of Granite State Whale Watch
Photo courtesy of Granite State Whale Watch

Owner, Peter reports, “We’ve had a great start to the season, with lots of humpback and sei whales, a few minke whales and Atlantic white-sided dolphins, and several basking sharks!” Visit facebook, https://www.facebook.com/pages/Granite-State-Whale-Watch/125116210835755?fref=ts,  page for photographs and website for next dates and times. 800-964-5545

Photo courtesy of Atlantic Queen II
Photo courtesy of Atlantic Queen II

Set sail on the Atlantic Queen II – Rye Harbor, Rye, NH; and venture out for your whale watching adventure. We guarantee you’ll see whales! Visit us on http://www.atlanticwhalewatch.com or visit our facebook page for photographs, https://www.facebook.com/pages/Atlantic-Whale-Watch/104029979650049
We also offer Fishing Trips! 1-800-WHALE-NH (603) 964-5220

Enjoy this coming weekend with an exciting whale watch.

Both companies offer school outings, educational tours, charters, and groups.

BANK OWNED PUBLIC AUCTION, HOTEL, HAMPTON BEACH, MAY 13TH

BANK OWNED PUBLIC AUCTION, HOTEL, HAMPTON BEACH, MAY 13TH

BANK OWNED PUBLIC AUCTION
BIDDING STARTS AT $700,000!

Hampton Beach Motel
18 Rooms/Suites plus Manager’s Residence

Sale is subject to confirmation by the lender

YEAR-ROUND OPERATION WITH PARKING!
Steps to Hampton Beach & Boardwalk!

Brownie’s Motel – 180 Ashworth Avenue

Friday – May 13, 2016 at 11:00 AM

*** ON-LINE BIDDING WILL BE AVAILABLE ***
*** CALL FOR MORE DETAILS ***
** AUCTION INFORMATION PACKAGE WILL BE AVAILABLE – CALL TO ADD YOUR NAME TO OUR LIST! **

– Financial information available
– Auction subject to prior offers
– Inspection by Appointment ONLY
TERMS OF SALE
$20,000 Deposit by bank check; balance due within 45 days of auction. Auction is subject to prior offers.  Sale is subject to confirmation by the lender.

VISIT Sullivan & Sullivan Auctioners WEBSITE FOR ANY ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

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Canobie Lake Park’s 2016 Grand Opening and One-Day Ticket Sale April 30th

Canobie Lake Park’s 2016 Grand Opening and One-Day Ticket Sale April 30th

Canobie Lake Park’s 2016 Grand Opening and One-Day Ticket Sale April 30th
Preview of the Park’s 114th Season

SALEM, NH – Here’s a sure sign of spring: Canobie Lake Park opens for its 2016 season on Saturday, April 30th, weather permitting.

Grand Opening and One-Day Sale
Canobie will be offering 2016 admission tickets at a special reduced price during their Grand Opening on Saturday, April 30, at the Park from 11AM to 6PM, weather permitting. During the sale, admission tickets will be sold for the reduced price of just $29 each which is $9 off the regular season general admission price. Discounted 2016 tickets will also be available online atcanobie.com through midnight Saturday. There is no limit on how many passes can be purchased at the sale price, and each pass is valid on any one day during Canobie’s 2016 operating calendar.

One of New England’s Best Values for Family Entertainment
Canobie Lake Park is a short, gas-friendly trip from most points in New England, and parking is always free. A single, low admission price includes over 85 rides – including thrill rides like their wild roller coaster, Untamed – family and kid-friendly rides, attractions and all scheduled live shows. Castaway Island, Canobie’s water play area that opens Memorial Day Weekend, is also included with admission. Visit the Park’s website for hours and full information about attractions and scheduled events.

The Canobie Institute: Over 15 Educational Programs for School Groups
The Canobie Institute is designed to provide a genuine educational experience for school groups visiting the Park. Schools can book an outing where their students can participate in over 15 educational programs. Programs include real-world projects, physics and science experiments, live educational presentations and course work designed to complement what students learn inside the classroom. The Canobie Institute provides teachers with some rather unique tools to reinforce a variety of math, science, creative, history, biology and many more principles. Complete information about the programs offered can be found at canobie.com.

Corporate and Other Group Discounts
From large corporate picnics to smaller company and summer outings, to outings for camps and other groups, Canobie Lake Park offers a variety of discounted programs designed to provide employees or group members with a memorable summer experience. There are catered and non-catered offerings, a Consignment Tickets program, as well as an “e-Ticketing” store option which provides a turn-key way to offer Canobie Lake Park discounts to employees. Complete details are available on the Corporate/Group Outings section at canobie.com.

Specials Throughout the Season
Canobie Lake Park also features special discount event days, including Mother’s Day and Father’s Day specials when Moms or Dads receive free admission and a free lunch on their respective days. Armed Services Appreciation Days will take place over Memorial Day Weekend when armed services members and veterans can purchase Park admission for just $10. Canobie also has special days for Scouts, sports and other teams, and seniors. Details about these specials, as well as upcoming availability of discount coupons at partner locations, will be available on the Park’s specials page at canobie.com.

Wide Variety of Live Entertainment for 2016
Canobie’s “SummahPalooza” live entertainment series features over 18 varied acts appearing at the Park throughout this summer and fall. Shows include the return of the popular tribute to Lady Gaga and tributes to today’s top hits with The Boys of Summer and Pop Divas. The Incredible Acrobats of China featuring the New Shanghai Circus also returns while a new “Vegas style” magic show, Magic Mayhem, makes its debut. The crowd-favorite Great American Game Show comes back to Canobie where guests can be contestants to win cash and prizes.

And this year Canobie is taking entertainment to new heights with extreme BMX and Motocross stunts, RocketMan human cannonball, a chainsaw juggler and extreme motorcycle stunts inside The Globe. There’s much more, and SummahPalooza clearly has something for everyone. The complete 2016 live entertainment line-up and schedule is available on the Park’s website atcanobie.com.

Fireworks and More Fun
Canobie will launch its seasonal fireworks displays into the sky above Canobie Lake with three evenings of fireworks to celebrate Independence Day on July 2, 3 and 4, weather permitting. The Park also has fireworks every Saturday night thereafter through September 3rd, weather permitting. There’s more fun to be had with the roving Fun Squad, Dance Parties and many other surprises. For more information on attractions, live shows, special events, hours, prices and available discounts, visit canobie.com.
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With over 85 rides, games, shows and attractions, Canobie Lake Park is New England’s premier family entertainment destination. Canobie Lake Park is located at exit 2 or 3 off Route 93 in Salem, New Hampshire. For more information, visit www.canobie.com.

It’s that time of year – Beach Clean Up by Blue Ocean Society

It’s that time of year – Beach Clean Up by Blue Ocean Society

Beach Cleanup Schedule

Upcoming Cleanups – Open to the Public and Great for Families, Individuals and Groups!

Sign up for cleanups by emailing info or calling (603) 431-0260. We hope to see you there!

  • Saturday, April 9, 10:30 AM at Jenness Beach, Rye, NH. Sponsored by GXT Green
  • Earth Day Beach Cleanups:
    • April 16: 9:30 AM, North Hampton State Beach
    • April 16: 11:00 AM, Peirce Island, Portsmouth
    • April 23: 11:00 AM, Seacoast Science Center/Odiorne Point, after Rescue Run 5K
    • April 24: 1:00 PM, Salisbury Beach
  • Saturday, May 14, 10:30 AM at Jenness Beach, Rye, NH. Sponsored by GXT Green
  • Saturday, June 11, 10:30 AM at Jenness Beach, Rye, NH. Sponsored by GXT Green

Occasionally, weather causes us to postpone a cleanup. Please RSVP for cleanups by emailing info or calling 603-431-0260.

Want to schedule a cleanup for your group? Contact us at 603-431-0260 or info.

North Hampton Beach Cleanups meet at the beach across from the Beach Plum on Route 1A in North Hampton, NH. Jenness Beach cleanups meet at the sea wall at the entrance to the beach on Route 1A in Rye, NH. Cape Neddick Beach cleanups meet at the beach entrance (on Route 1A).

Above dates don’t work? Contact us if you’d like to schedule a cleanup for your group of 10 or more.

Sponsors
Thank you to the New Hampshire Coastal Program, NOAA, Fishing for Energy Partnership and NextEra Energy Seabrook Station for their support! Contact Brenna at brenna(at)blueoceansociety.org if you’d like to discuss sponsorship opportunities!

Sign Up
Please sign up if you are planning on attending by e-mailing info or calling 603-431-0260.

Details
All supplies will be provided!

We plan to conduct cleanups rain or shine. If the weather looks “iffy”, check this page or call our office at 603-431-0260, we’ll leave a message there if we decide to reschedule.

Groups: Work With Us to Schedule Your Own Private Cleanup

We also arrange cleanups for groups and schools! If you have a group of 10 or more and are looking for a fun community service project, call or e-mail us!

Farr’s Famous Chicken Opens For Season April 1st, 2016

Farr’s Famous Chicken Opens For Season April 1st, 2016

Farr’s Famous Chicken, at Hampton Beach, is tickled to be opening for the 2016 Season with pre-season hours.

Opening on April 1st, 2016

​at 11:00am

Preseason hours:

Monday – Friday 11am – 8pm

Saturday and Sunday 8am – 8pm

serving breakfast weekends until 11am

Located at

43 Ashworth Avenue, Hampton, NH

On the corner of C Street & Ashworth Ave.
603.926.2030

Open Daily 7:30 AM – 9:00PM

So stop by and enjoy some delectable meals in a comfortable environment.