July New Hampshire Events

Experience the Best of New Hampshire’s July Events:

Experience the Best of New Hampshire’s July Events:


Explore a Variety of New Hampshire Summer Events for Your Enjoyment, Including Theatre, Concerts, and Local Hot Sauce Festivals!


Exciting Live Music Series at Vernon Family Farm, Newfields, NH

Experience the Best Local Music, Food, and Community Connection at Vernon Family Farm’s Live Music Series

Join us at Vernon Family Farm, a beloved destination for local products, where you can also indulge in an unforgettable outdoor music experience. Every Friday and second Saturday of the month from May to October, our farm hosts live performances featuring talented bands like High Range and Superfrog. Satisfy your taste buds with delectable farm-to-table cuisine from our renowned restaurant, Vernon Kitchen. In 2023, we’re introducing a delightful Sunday brunch on the fourth Sunday of each month. Gather your loved ones and immerse yourself in a night (or morning) of community, savory rotisserie chicken, and soulful music in a space dedicated to fostering connections and spreading love. Prices vary. Event timings: 5 to 8 p.m. Located at Vernon Family Farm, 301 Piscassic Rd., Newfields. For more information, call (603) 340-4321 or visit vernonfamilyfarm.com.


July 1-2 – Hampton Falls Liberty Weekend Craft Festival: Celebrating American Craftsmanship

Discover the Exquisite Artistry of Over 75 Juried Artisans at Hampton Falls

4th Annual Liberty Weekend Craft Festival
Location: Town Common, Route 1
Hours: Saturday 10-5 / Sunday 10-4
Directions: From 95 Take Exit 1 onto Route 1 North
Free Admission, Rain or Shine

Mark your calendars for July 1-2 as Hampton Falls hosts the highly anticipated Liberty Weekend Craft Festival. Showcasing the talents of more than 75 juried artisans from across New England, this event is a celebration of American-made creations. Prepare to be amazed by a diverse array of crafts, including pottery, fine art, aprons, ladies’ apparel, cutting boards, soaps, dolls, scarves, fine jewelry, country wood crafts, floral arrangements, vintage chic décor, mixed media, metal sculpture, and glass garden art, among others.

Since 1989, we have been organizing juried Summer Festivals in New Hampshire and Arts and Crafts Fairs throughout New England, bringing together exceptional artisans, craftsmen, food vendors, musicians, and authors. Our goal is to connect these talented individuals with the enthusiastic shoppers who support their craft. We are deeply passionate about the work we do, and we extend an invitation for you to join us in this vibrant celebration.

Experience the Castleberry Fair, featuring artisans from Cape Cod, Cape Ann, the New Hampshire Seacoast, Lakes Region, and Vermont. Let’s come together to honor the cherished tradition of American-made, handcrafted artistry.

Admission to the festival is free, and it will take place on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visit the Town Common located at 4 Lincoln Ave., Hampton Falls, for a memorable weekend of creativity and community.


July 3 Tedeschi Trucks Band and Ziggy Marley to Perform at Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion in Gilford

7:00 PM Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion

Location: Gilford, NH

The Tedeschi Trucks Band, led by the incredibly talented husband-and-wife duo Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi, is known for their soulful blend of blues, rock, and Americana. With their mesmerizing guitar solos and powerful vocals, they create a captivating musical experience that is sure to delight audiences of all ages.

Joining them is the legendary Ziggy Marley, son of reggae icon Bob Marley. Ziggy Marley’s infectious reggae rhythms and uplifting lyrics have made him a beloved figure in the music industry. Prepare to be swept away by his energetic performance and feel the positive vibes that his music brings.

The Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion, located in the scenic town of Gilford, provides the perfect setting for this exceptional evening of music. With its state-of-the-art facilities and breathtaking views, it promises to enhance your concert experience.

Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity to witness the Tedeschi Trucks Band and Ziggy Marley live in concert. Get your tickets now for a night filled with soul-stirring melodies and unforgettable performances.

Thurs July 6th – 27 Enjoy an Unforgettable Evening at the Thursday Evening Summer Concert Series

6:00 PM Odiorne Point State Park

Location: Rye, NH

Experience the Best of New England’s Favorite Bands, Delicious Food, and More!

Join us for our highly anticipated Thursday evening summer concert series, where we bring some of New England’s most beloved bands to the stage. But that’s not all—we offer an incredible experience beyond just music! Our newly enhanced seaside tent provides ample space for you to groove to the tunes. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets, and either pack a picnic or indulge in freshly grilled fare from our vendors. We’ve got you covered with snacks, and don’t miss our famous adult beverage garden serving a selection of beer and wine. Plus, you can explore and enjoy the exhibits at the Center throughout the evening.

Please note that alcohol and dogs are not permitted in the Park or concert grounds, so let’s keep the environment enjoyable for everyone.

All concerts take place from 6 to 8:30pm, with gates opening at 5pm. Get ready to dance and sing along to the incredible lineup:

  • YellowHouse Band: A 9-person blues band featuring a funky horn section. They’re renowned for their unique interpretation of popular songs.
  • Truffle: Prepare to be captivated by their combination of original songs and creatively reimagined cover tunes. Their performances are filled with joy and excitement.
  • Jumbo Circus Peanuts: This local 12-piece band is legendary for their high-energy party antics and irresistible dance-floor hits. Get ready to move your feet!
  • Joshua Tree: As the premiere U2 cover band, Joshua Tree prides themselves on delivering the full spectrum of U2’s music catalog with unwavering intensity, emotion, and excellence.

Don’t miss out on this extraordinary summer concert series. Mark your calendars, gather your friends and family, and join us for an unforgettable evening of music, food, and fun!


July 8 Experience the Best of New Hampshire Craft Beer at the Keep NH Brewing Festival

12:00 PM Everett Arena Waterfront Park

Location: Concord, NH

Join us for the highly anticipated return of the 8th Annual Keep NH Brewing Festival on Saturday, July 8, 2023, at Everett Arena Waterfront Park in Concord, NH.

Celebrate the vibrant craft beer scene in New Hampshire at our signature beer festival, featuring one of the largest gatherings of craft breweries and craft beers on tap in the Granite State. With over 50 participating breweries and an impressive selection of 140+ craft beers, this is a beer festival you simply cannot miss this summer!

By attending this festival, you’ll not only enjoy an incredible variety of beers, but you’ll also be supporting the important mission of the NH Brewers Association. The proceeds from the event will go towards protecting, educating, and promoting NH craft beer and NH craft breweries, ensuring that we can continue to #KeepNHBrewing.

Get Ready to Savor the Brews from Top New Hampshire Craft Breweries

Our festival brings together an exceptional lineup of breweries, showcasing the finest craft beers from across the state. Here are just a few of the participating breweries:

  • 603 Brewery
  • Backyard Brewery & Kitchen
  • Blast Bough Brewing Co
  • Branch & Blade Brewing Co
  • Canterbury Aleworks
  • Concord Craft Brewing Co
  • Great North Aleworks
  • Henniker Brewing Co
  • Kettlehead Brewing Co
  • Portsmouth Brewery
  • Rockingham Brewing Co
  • Smuttynose Brewing Co
  • Tuckerman Brewing Co
  • And many more!

Indulge in Delicious Food from Local Food Trucks

To complement your beer tasting experience, we’ve gathered a selection of fantastic local food trucks offering delectable treats. Some of the food trucks joining us include Deadproof Pizza, Let’s Get Cupcaked, The Gravy Train, The Gyro Spot, The Sleazy Vegan, The Traveling Foodie, and Tin Can Co Crepe Station. Enjoy the perfect pairing of beer and mouthwatering cuisine.

Live Music and Local Vendors to Enhance the Festivities

We’ve partnered with the NH Music Collective and local NH artists to provide live music throughout the festival. Immerse yourself in the sounds of talented musicians, including Matty and the Penders (90s Cover Band) and Mikey G.

Additionally, you’ll have the opportunity to explore a variety of local vendors and organizations, such as BrewView NH, Granite Outdoor Alliance, NH Dept of Environmental Services, and more. Discover unique products, services, and initiatives that make our community thrive.

Ticket Information

Make sure to secure your tickets in advance for the ultimate festival experience:

  • VIP Admission: Early access at 12:00pm. Cost: $65.
  • General Admission: Festival hours from 1:00pm to 4:00pm. Cost: $50. Day-of tickets available for $55.
  • Designated Driver: Cost: $20 (must be 21+), includes free parking.

Don’t miss out on this incredible celebration of craft beer, local flavors, live music, and community spirit. Grab your tickets now and get ready for an unforgettable day at the Keep NH Brewing Festival!


July 9th Conquer the Ultimate Challenge at the Loon Mountain Race in Lincoln

7:30 AM Loon Mountain Resort

Location: Lincoln, NH

Gear up for the most thrilling race in the Granite State, the Loon Mountain Race, taking place on July 9. This legendary race is renowned for pushing participants to their limits. Covering a distance of 6.03 miles (10.62 kilometers) with a staggering elevation gain of 3,125 feet and an average slope of 14 percent, this race is not for the faint of heart.

Prepare to tackle the infamous Upper Walking Boss, also known as “The Boss,” a kilometer-long grassy slope with gradients exceeding a daunting 40 percent. This challenging ascent of North Peak is what sets the Loon Mountain Race apart and has earned its reputation as one of the toughest mountain races in the country. In fact, it has been recognized as one of the five classic vertical trail races in the U.S.

If you’re seeking a daring adventure this summer, don’t miss the opportunity to participate in this extraordinary race. Lace up your running shoes, embrace the thrill, and push yourself to new heights. The entry fee for the race is $50, and the event kicks off at 7:30 a.m. at Loon Mountain Resort, located at 60 Loon Mountain Rd., Lincoln.

For more information and to register, visit the official website at loonmountainrace.com. Get ready to test your limits and experience the thrill of conquering the Loon Mountain Race!


July 13th – 16th Experience the Ultimate 4-Day Summer Festival at Hillsboro Summerfest

For over 25 years, Hillsboro Summerfest has been a beloved tradition for families throughout New England. Join us for four days of non-stop excitement, featuring thrilling rides from Miller Amusements, an array of delectable food trucks, and a spectacular fireworks display that will leave you in awe. We take pride in offering a diverse range of attractions, ensuring there’s something for everyone to enjoy while fostering a vibrant and joyful atmosphere that benefits both attendees and vendors alike.

Prepare for an unforgettable experience filled with live music, a lively parade, and a fairway bustling with exhilarating carnival rides. This year, we’re adding even more excitement to the mix, including a lively beer tent, a thrilling 5K road race, and an impressive car and truck show. Plus, don’t miss the grand finale on Saturday night, as the sky ignites with a breathtaking fireworks extravaganza. Best of all, admission to the festival is free, allowing everyone to join in the fun!

The festival schedule offers a variety of events throughout the day, ensuring there’s something for everyone. Explore the vibrant atmosphere and immerse yourself in the festivities. Join us at Grimes Field, located at 29 Preston St., Hillsboro, for an unforgettable summer celebration.

For more information and updates, contact us at (603) 464-0377 or visit our official website at hillsborosummerfest.com. Don’t miss out on this remarkable 4-day summer festival that has captivated audiences for decades!


July 14-15th Participate in The Prouty: Uniting for a Cancer-Free Future

Discover northern New England’s premier fundraising event, The Prouty, where individuals of all ages can make a difference in the fight against cancer. Combining various activities such as cycling, walking, rowing, golf, and more, this family-friendly event aims to raise funds and awareness for life-saving research as well as vital patient and family support services at Dartmouth Cancer Center. Immerse yourself in the inspiring world of The Prouty and witness its profound impact on the fight against cancer.

In 1982, the event took root when four dedicated Cancer Center nurses were deeply moved by the remarkable bravery of their patient, Audrey Prouty. Inspired by her strength, they pledged to cycle 100 miles through the picturesque White Mountains of New Hampshire. Since then, The Prouty has evolved into a cherished annual tradition, spanning over 42 years. Thousands of passionate individuals have united in the spirit of Audrey Prouty, participating in cycling, walking, rowing, golf, and other activities to emulate her unwavering commitment to eradicating cancer.

Now, it’s your chance to be a part of this incredible legacy. Join us for the 42nd Annual Prouty and let us come together to make a lasting impact in the fight against cancer. Together, we can strive towards a future where cancer is conquered.


July 21-23 Indulge in Mouthwatering Delights at the Great American Ribfest & Food Truck Festival

4:00 PM Budweiser Brewery

Location: Merrimack , NH

Mark your calendars for the highly anticipated Great American Ribfest & Food Truck Festival, taking place in Merrimack from July 21st to July 23rd. This incredible event is a haven for barbecue enthusiasts and food lovers alike, offering a tantalizing array of delicious ribs and barbecue delights. Prepare your taste buds for a memorable culinary experience!

Beyond the delectable food offerings, the festival boasts three days of non-stop music, providing the perfect backdrop as you savor your favorite dishes. Families will be thrilled to discover an expanded kids’ activities area, ensuring there’s plenty of entertainment for the little ones. Food trucks will be serving up a diverse selection of delectable treats, while refreshing drinks and delightful desserts will keep you satisfied throughout the day.

What makes this Summer Festival  in New Hampshire even more special is that proceeds from the event will go towards supporting the Merrimack Rotary Club, an organization dedicated to making a positive impact in the community. By attending the Great American Ribfest & Food Truck Festival, you not only treat yourself to a fantastic culinary experience but also contribute to a worthy cause.

Be sure not to miss the highlight of the festival, the People’s Choice Rib Sampler, where you can taste and vote for your favorite ribs. With tickets ranging from $10 to $59, there’s an option for everyone to join in the festivities. The event timings vary, so make sure to plan your visit accordingly.

Join us at the Budweiser Brewery, located at 221 Daniel Webster Highway in Merrimack, for a weekend filled with irresistible flavors, live music, and family fun. Don’t miss out on this extraordinary celebration of all things ribs and barbecue!


July 26-30 Experience the Majestic Tall Ships at Sail Portsmouth 2023

6:15 – Parade of Sail and Flotilla

Location: Portsmouth Commercial Fish Pier

Get ready to embark on a remarkable maritime adventure at Sail Portsmouth 2023, taking place from July 27th to July 31st. This extraordinary event showcases the grandeur of five magnificent tall ships, accompanied by the iconic Gundalow, as they sail up the picturesque Piscataqua River.

The excitement kicks off with the highly anticipated Parade of Sail and Flotilla on Thursday, starting at 6:15 p.m. The tall ships will lead a captivating procession, joined by a diverse array of vessels including civilian and commercial fishing boats, military craft, and municipal boats. The journey begins at the river’s mouth and culminates at the Memorial Bridge, where the tall ships gracefully turn around and head towards their designated mooring sites. Witness this breathtaking display of maritime splendor as the ships navigate the river with elegance and precision.

From July 28th to 31st, between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. each day, you’ll have the unique opportunity to explore two of the magnificent tall ships up close. Step aboard the replica of Magellan’s flag ship, the three-masted NAO Trinidad, and immerse yourself in the rich history and grandeur of this remarkable vessel. Additionally, you can venture onto the beautifully restored, two-masted schooner, Ernestina-Morrissey, and marvel at its stunning craftsmanship and timeless beauty. These ships serve as captivating windows into seafaring history, offering an unforgettable experience for visitors of all ages.

Ticket prices and tour times may vary, ensuring flexibility to accommodate your schedule. The Sail Portsmouth site is located at the Portsmouth Commercial Fish Pier, situated at 1 Pierce Island Rd. in Portsmouth. Explore the wonders of these majestic tall ships and create lasting memories amidst the maritime heritage of the region.


July 29 Indulge in Fiery Delights at the New England Hot Sauce Fest in Hampton

Prepare your taste buds for a sizzling experience at the New England Hot Sauce Fest, presented by Spicy Shark. Returning for its second year, this exciting event promises to be a haven for hot sauce enthusiasts. Join us in Hampton on July 29th for a destination celebration dedicated to all things spicy.

Immerse yourself in the world of hot sauce as you sample delectable offerings from over 20 craft companies. Discover a diverse range of flavors and heat levels that will ignite your palate. From mild to wild, there’s something for everyone at this fiery extravaganza. But the New England Hot Sauce Fest is not just about heat—it’s a celebration of flavor and the vibrant hot sauce community.

As you explore the festival grounds, you’ll be treated to live music, tantalizing food trucks offering a variety of culinary delights, and engaging food challenges that will put your taste buds to the test. Join in the excitement of the hot pepper eating contest or witness the bravest competitors battle it out in the hot wing contest. This Summer Festivals in New Hampshire also features craft vendors, bouncy houses for the kids, and the refreshing brews of Smuttynose Brewing Co.

By attending the New England Hot Sauce Fest, you’re not only indulging in spicy-sweaty fun but also supporting worthy causes. Proceeds from the event go toward benefiting the Blue Ocean Society and Seacoast Science Center, organizations dedicated to preserving and protecting our ocean ecosystems.

Tickets for this sizzling event range from $11 to $20, offering different access levels to suit your preferences. The festival runs from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., providing ample time to enjoy the festivities. Join us at Smuttynose Brewing Co., located at 105 Towle Farm Rd. in Hampton, and let the heat and flavors ignite your senses at the New England Hot Sauce Fest.


Saturday, July 29 Indulge in Sweet Delights at the 24th Annual Chocolate Fest hosted by Waterville Valley Resort

Join us for a delectable evening of chocolate delights at the 24th Annual Chocolate Fest hosted by Waterville Valley Resort. Set against the picturesque backdrop of Corcoran Pond, this event offers a perfect opportunity to watch the sunset while treating yourself to a wide array of chocolate temptations in Town Square.

Prepare your taste buds for a chocolate lover’s paradise as you explore the tantalizing assortment of chocolate desserts on offer. From rich and velvety truffles to decadent chocolate cakes, there’s something to satisfy every sweet tooth. Immerse yourself in the aroma and flavors of this beloved treat as you indulge in the chocolatey creations.

Bring along a picnic or your favorite bottle of libation to enhance the experience. Find a cozy spot in Town Square and make yourself comfortable on one of the Adirondack chairs or lay back on a blanket. For a unique twist, you can even enjoy your chocolate treats with your toes in the sand, creating a truly indulgent evening.

As you savor the chocolate delights, immerse yourself in the ambiance of the event. The evening will be accompanied by a free outdoor concert, providing a delightful soundtrack to complement your chocolate-filled experience. Let the melodies fill the air as you revel in the enchanting atmosphere of the Summer Festivals in New Hampshire.

Whether you’re a chocolate connoisseur or simply have a sweet tooth, the 24th Annual Chocolate Fest promises to be a memorable evening of indulgence and relaxation. Join us in Town Square at Waterville Valley Resort and treat yourself to an unforgettable night of chocolate temptations.



Experience the Empowering Sunrise Ascent on Mount Washington with Adaptive Sports Partners

On July 30th, 2023, join us for an exhilarating event that promises to be the highlight of the year: The Sunrise Ascent on Mount Washington, hosted by Adaptive Sports Partners. This empowering fundraising event aims to support Adaptive Sports Partners, a nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering individuals with disabilities through sport, recreation, and adventure, fostering community, confidence, and skills.

As the sun prepares to rise, athletes and their teams will embark on a remarkable journey up the 7.6-mile stretch of Mount Washington Auto Road. With unwavering determination, they will ascend to the summit of Mount Washington, standing proudly at 6,288 feet above sea level.

Each team consists of an athlete with a disability and a dedicated crew that provides invaluable support throughout the climb. Together, they tackle the challenging terrain, overcoming obstacles and pushing boundaries. After reaching the summit, roadrunners assist in safely transporting the athletes and their crew back to the base area. Throughout the event, volunteers lend a helping hand, ensuring its success by assisting with setup, registration, and the celebratory after-party at the base of the Mt. Washington Auto Road.

The Sunrise Ascent on Mount Washington not only showcases the awe-inspiring beauty of the sunrise and the majestic Presidential Range but also fosters a shared sense of determination among all participants. It is a testament to the resilience and strength of the human spirit.

By participating in this event, our collective goal is to raise over $200,000, which will significantly contribute to the operating budget of Adaptive Sports Partners. These funds enable the organization to continue their vital work, making a positive impact on the lives of individuals with disabilities.

Set your alarm for an early start as the adventure begins at 3:45 a.m. at the Auto Road in Gorham. For more information and to get involved, please contact (603) 823-5232.