Labor Day Weekend 2014 in the Lakes Region

Music in the Mill Falls Marketplace

Music in the Mill Falls Marketplace

Relaxing in the Lakes Region of NH next weekend for the holiday? Besides the abundance of summertime activities that are still going strong, there are some fun special events happening to celebrate and cap off the season as we shift into fall…

Music in the Mill Falls Marketplace – Stroll through the shops of the Mill Falls Marketplace or just relax outdoors while enjoying a summer’s night serenade. There will be live music from 5:30 to 8:30 pm in the courtyard of this beautiful and historic market that was once an old linen mill. The Marketplace played a major part in revitalizing the village of Meredith, which is now a destination on the shores of Lake Winnipesaukee. Visit www.millfalls.com for more information.

Little Shop of Horrors at The Barnstormers Theatre – Friday and Saturday, August 29th and 30th – What do you get when you cross a schlocky 60s horror flick about a large man-eating plant with a do-wop chorus and a tender love story? You propagate a hybrid brimming over with the life-force energy of musical theatre at its quirkiest and best. Motown-style songs, vegetative puppetry, and an out-of-this-world story make Little Shop of Horrors a show not to be missed! For more information, show times, or to reserve tickets, please visit www.barnstormerstheatre.org or call 603-323-8500.

The Wailin’ Jennys at The Flying Monkey Performance Center – Friday, August 29th at 7:30pm – The Wailin Jennys are Nicky Mehta, Ruth Moody, and Heather Masse—three distinct voices that together make an achingly perfect vocal sound. This trio is one of today’s most beloved international folk acts, and they continue to create some of the most exciting music on the folk-roots scene. For tickets or more info, please visit www.flyingmonkeynh.com or call 603-536-2551.

Concerts at the Meadowbrook US Cellular Pavilion – The Meadowbrook has a great lineup for Labor Day Weekend! Steely Dan will be performing on Saturday, August 30th, and Lady Antebellum will play on Sunday, August 31st. For more information or tickets, please visit www.meadowbrook.net.

Labor Day Lobsterfest aboard the M/S Mount Washington – Some would say a New England summer is not complete without a lobster dinner! If you haven’t had yours yet, consider going all out on Saturday, August 30th at 7:00pm for the experience of dining on Lake Winnipesaukee at night aboard the M/S Mount Washington. Tickets for this romantic cruise include dancing to live music along with your lobster (or BBQ chicken) dinner. For tickets or more info, please visit www.cruiseNH.com or call 603-366-5531.

Labor Day Family Party aboard the M/S Mount Washington – The whole family will enjoy the romance of Lake Winnipesaukee at night with buffet dinner and dancing to live music aboard the M/S Mount Washington on Sunday, August 31st at 6:00pm. Cruise departs from Weirs Beach. For tickets or more info, please visit www.cruiseNH.com or call 603-366-5531.

Garden Series – Versatile Hydrangeas and their Care – Looking for something a little quieter for the weekend? Tarbin Gardens in Franklin, NH is offering educational guided tours with an emphasis on versatile hydrangeas and their care. Tours start at 11am, Friday – Monday, and last approximately one hour. You are welcome to stay for the rest of the day to enjoy the gardens—bring a picnic lunch or treat yourself to an authentic English Cream Tea served in the Rose Garden Patio, which is open 1pm – 5pm. The gardens are open from 10am – 6pm daily. Soak up the beauty! www.tarbingardens.com or 603-934-3518.

Labor Day Weekend Fireworks at Weirs Beach – Sunday, August 31st at 10:00pm – Watch the Last Blast of Summer, a spectacular show of fireworks over Lake Winnipesaukee at Weirs Beach. Watch from the north end of the beach, from the public docks, or from the boardwalk. As the fireworks reflect onto the lake below, a flotilla of boats will light up the lake with colorful navigation lights. http://weirsbeach.com/reasons-to-visit/activities/fireworks/ or 603-366-4770.

For additional information on Meredith and some of the great events happening around the Lakes Region, visit www.meredithareachamber.com and www.lakesregion.org. And don’t forget to stop by the Mill Falls at the Lake website, too, at www.millfalls.com.

Wishing you a happy and safe Labor Day Weekend!

Carrie Reed
The Mill Falls Blogging Team

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