Monday, June 6, 2016

Cultural Fairs & Festival this summer in New Hampshire

Wow, New Hampshire. We know how to celebrate! 

Burundi Drummers at Concord Multicultural Festival
 From fairs, to festivals, to food celebrations and tons of music, there is no shortage of things to do.  Below are some of the state's cultural festivals, many of which are free. Be sure to also check out area Old Home Days (the tradition originated in NH), Music & Food Festivals, and our famous Agricultural Fairs
Cultural Festivals

June 16- 19
Biddeford, ME
June 25
Concord, NH
June 29- July 4; July 7-10
Washington, DC
Smithsonian Folklife Festival, Basque & Peruvian
July 9-10
Warner, NH
July 10
Laconia, NH
July 16
Exeter, NH
July 29-31
Lowell, MA
August 6-14
Sunapee, NH
League of NH Craftsmen Sunapee Fair, traditional and contemporary craft
August 13
Manchester, NH
We Are One, African, Caribbean, Latino Festival
August 19-21

August 20
Manchester, NH

Winchester, NH
September 10
Laconia, NH
September 16-18
Lincoln, NH
New Hampshire Highland Games, Scottish Heritage
2016 TBA
Somersworth, NH
Jakkarta Fair, Indonesian festival
2016 TBA
Dover, NH
2016 TBA
Manchester, NH

The NH State Council on the Arts has put together a reflection and observation guide for festival organizers and volunteers. If you are interested in helping with a future festival in your community, consider visiting festivals with this guide to help you remember all the good ideas you want to use at your event.