Category: New Hampshire

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

The Fun Ramps up at Canobie Lake Park Weekends in September and October With A Country Music Festival and SCREEEMFEST.

The Fun Ramps up at Canobie Lake Park Weekends in September and October With A Country Music Festival and SCREEEMFEST.

The Fun Ramps up at Canobie Lake Park Weekends in September and October With A Country Music Festival and SCREEEMFEST.
SALEM, NH – It may be back to school and off to work during the week, but Canobie Lake Park has your weekends covered with plenty of thrills and chills over the next two months. The Park is open Labor Day Weekend, Friday through Monday, when you can enjoy rides, games and the final performances of Canobie’s summer shows.
Then get ready for Canobie Lake Park’s new Country Music Festival to be held over two weekends, September 9-10 and September 16-17.  In addition to Canobie rides, games and attractions, there will be live shows featuring tributes to the music of Taylor Swift, Tim McGraw, Garth Brooks and Shania Twain. Live bluegrass bands are also scheduled throughout each day. Bring your appetite and dig in at the Festival’s “Smokin’ BBQ,” featuring a variety of apple-wood smoked items including ribs, pulled pork and brisket, plus a selection of beer and wine.
Beginning September 9th, Canobie’s Petting Zoo is also open every Saturday and Sunday from 1PM to 5PM through October 22nd. Youngsters and their families can interact with a menagerie of gentle animals.
The fun continues each weekend through October with your favorite Canobie rides, games and more. On September 23rd, SCREEEMFEST adds its special brand of fear to all the fun after dark, haunting Canobie Lake Park each Friday, Saturday and Sunday evening through October 29th. And there’s plenty to “screeem” about, too.
There are five terrifying haunted houses open during SCREEEMFEST, including their newest haunt, The Culling.” You’ll also find roaming “monsters” and a monster parade throughout the park, Halloween-themed games and much more.
Canobie Lake Park is known for delivering quality live entertainment at no additional charge, and fall is no exception. Rock on with Canobie’s ROCKtoberfest event that features a different rock tribute band each weekend during Screeemfest on Canobie’s Midway Stage. As if that wasn’t enough, the “SwingShift SideShow” presents strange feats of physical daring that are truly not for the faint of heart. And the live show, “Tribute to Michael: Ghosts,” will thrill audiences the last three weekends in October.
One low admission price for Canobie’s fall events includes all haunted houses, operating rides, ROCKtoberfest, the petting zoo, all live entertainment and much more. For park hours, show schedules, directions, and more information, visit canobie.com.
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JOIN US FOR RISE & SHINE SUP YOGA IN RYE HARBOR!

JOIN US FOR RISE & SHINE SUP YOGA IN RYE HARBOR!

Sunday, August 6. This class will begin at 9:45 AM.

Challenge yourself by taking your practice to the water.

Yoga and stand up paddleboarding (sup) just happen to go together very well. Doing yoga on a paddleboard enhances the yoga workout. The paddleboard makes a fine yoga mat and the extra balance required by being on the water intensifies the yoga routine. The peacefulness and tranquility of floating on the water combines nicely with the meditative nature of yoga.

Increase focus & concentration. Increase balance & core strength. Connect with nature. Challenge your practice with SUP YO!

Free parking is available just before the Rye Harbor State Park. Pull off the road and park in the dirt lot/boat launch.

  • Space is limited to 10 students.
  • Please arrive 15 minutes prior to class. Class is 75 minutes in length.
  • Register as BYOB when supplying your own SUP, Paddle & Anchor.
  • Visit KNOW BEFORE YOU GO for more info on what to where/bring/etc.
Peace,
Jana Olenio, Owner + Founder
SUP YO! Stand Up Paddleboard Yoga
A Division of Free Spirit, LLC
Sunrise & Sunset SUP Yoga Lake Gardner & Rye Beach

Sunrise & Sunset SUP Yoga Lake Gardner & Rye Beach

Join us for Sunset SUP Yoga on Lake Gardner!  

Class begins at 6:45 PM.

Challenge yourself by taking your practice to the water.

Yoga and stand up paddleboarding (sup) just happen to go together very well. Doing yoga on a paddleboard enhances the yoga workout. The paddleboard makes a fine yoga mat and the extra balance required by being on the water intensifies the yoga routine. The peacefulness and tranquility of floating on the water combines nicely with the meditative nature of yoga.

Increase focus & concentration. Increase balance & core strength. Connect with nature. Challenge your practice with SUP YO!

We will launch from Lake Gardner beach. There is a free parking lot located at 81 High Street.

  • Space is limited to 10 students.
  • Please arrive 15 minutes prior to class. Class is 75 minutes in length.
  • Register as BYOB when supplying your own SUP, Paddle & Anchor.
  • Visit KNOW BEFORE YOU GO for more info on what to where/bring/etc.

JOIN US FOR RISE & SHINE SUP YOGA IN RYE HARBOR!

This class will begin at 10:30 AM.

Challenge yourself by taking your practice to the water.

Yoga and stand up paddleboarding (sup) just happen to go together very well. Doing yoga on a paddleboard enhances the yoga workout. The paddleboard makes a fine yoga mat and the extra balance required by being on the water intensifies the yoga routine. The peacefulness and tranquility of floating on the water combines nicely with the meditative nature of yoga.

Increase focus & concentration. Increase balance & core strength. Connect with nature. Challenge your practice with SUP YO!

Free parking is available just before the Rye Harbor State Park. Pull off the road and park in the dirt lot/boat launch.

  • Space is limited to 10 students.
  • Please arrive 15 minutes prior to class. Class is 75 minutes in length.
  • Register as BYOB when supplying your own SUP, Paddle & Anchor.
  • Visit KNOW BEFORE YOU GO for more info on what to where/bring/etc.
Watch the Beach Plum on Phantom Gourmet this Saturday

Watch the Beach Plum on Phantom Gourmet this Saturday

Our own local Beach Plum will be featured on the Phantom Gourmet this coming Saturday, June 24th, 2017 at 11AM. Recently, the Phantom’s Dave Andelman visited the Beach Plum at the Epping location and did an impressive segment. So be sure to tune in to MY38 at 11AM on Saturday to watch the segment!

 

Also, note the new summer hours for the Beach Plum:

North Hampton hours 11AM – 10PM

Epping & Portsmouth hours Sunday – Thursday 11AM – 9PM; Friday and Saturday 11AM – 10PM.

See you at the Plum!

 

SUP Yoga in Rye Harbor & Gardner Park, Amesbury

SUP Yoga in Rye Harbor & Gardner Park, Amesbury

JOIN US FOR RISE & SHINE SUP YOGA IN RYE HARBOR!

This class will begin at 10:00 AM.

Challenge yourself by taking your practice to the water.

Yoga and stand up paddleboarding (sup) just happen to go together very well. Doing yoga on a paddleboard enhances the yoga workout. The paddleboard makes a fine yoga mat and the extra balance required by being on the water intensifies the yoga routine. The peacefulness and tranquility of floating on the water combines nicely with the meditative nature of yoga.

Increase focus & concentration. Increase balance & core strength. Connect with nature. Challenge your practice with SUP YO!

Free parking is available just before the Rye Harbor State Park. Pull off the road and park in the dirt lot/boat launch.

  • Space is limited to 10 students.
  • Please arrive 15 minutes prior to class. Class is 75 minutes in length.
  • Register as BYOB when supplying your own SUP, Paddle & Anchor.
  • Visit KNOW BEFORE YOU GO for more info on what to where/bring/etc.

Join us for Rise & Shine SUP Yoga on Lake Gardner!  

Class begins at 9:30 AM.

Challenge yourself by taking your practice to the water.

Yoga and stand up paddleboarding (sup) just happen to go together very well. Doing yoga on a paddleboard enhances the yoga workout. The paddleboard makes a fine yoga mat and the extra balance required by being on the water intensifies the yoga routine. The peacefulness and tranquility of floating on the water combines nicely with the meditative nature of yoga.

Increase focus & concentration. Increase balance & core strength. Connect with nature. Challenge your practice with SUP YO!

We will launch from Lake Gardner beach. There is a free parking lot located at 81 High Street.

  • Space is limited to 8 students.
  • Please arrive 15 minutes prior to class. Class is 75 minutes in length.
  • Register as BYOB when supplying your own SUP, Paddle & Anchor.
  • Visit KNOW BEFORE YOU GO for more info on what to where/bring/etc.
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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!