Labor Day Weekend 2015 in the Lakes Region

cruiseAre you planning some rest, relaxation, and recreation in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire next weekend for the holiday? In addition to the abundance of summertime activities that are still going strong, there are several special events happening to celebrate Labor Day and cap off the season as we shift into fall…

Music in the Mill Falls Marketplace – Friday, September 4th, 5:30 to 8:30 pm – 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 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.

Los Lobos at The Flying Monkey Performance Center – Friday, September 4th at 7:30pm – Los Lobos has notched a number one single, won three Grammys, and sold millions of records. They’ve shared the stage with acts as varied as Dylan, The Clash, and U2. Due in no small part to the fact that the original five members have stuck together making music for over 30 years, they’ve received tremendous critical acclaim and an extremely loyal fan base. Last year’s show had an ecstatic SOLD OUT crowd on their feet – don’t wait too long and miss them this year! For tickets or more info, please visit www.flyingmonkeynh.com or call 603-536-2551.

26th Annual Labor Day Weekend Craft Fair at the Bay – Saturday, September 5th Sunday, September 6th, and Monday, September 7th, 10am – The 26th Annual Labor Day Weekend “Craft Fair at the Bay” will be held at the Alton Bay Community House and along the waterfront, Route 11, in Alton NH all next weekend. Over 75 juried craftspeople from all over New England will display and sell their American-made works, including pottery, fine jewelry, sculpture, primitive and folk art, photography, wood carvings, fleece, knits, metal art, blown glass, handmade soap, gourmet specialty foods, and so much more! Free admission and free parking. This event is held rain or shine. Alton Bay is accessible by boat on Lake Winnipesaukee! For more information call 603-332-2616 or visit www.castleberryfairs.com.

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, September 5th at 6:00pm 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, September 6th at 5:00pm. Cruise departs from Weirs Beach. For tickets or more info, please visit www.cruiseNH.com or call 603-366-5531.

Garden Series – Discovering Habitats for Songbirds – Looking for something a little quieter for the weekend? Tarbin Gardens in Franklin, NH is offering self-guided tours with an emphasis on environments that attract songbirds. The staff provides a map, and featured areas are flagged throughout the gardens and all plants are labeled. The staff will be available to answer any questions. 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, September 6th 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.

Wishing you a happy and safe Labor Day Weekend!

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.

Carrie Reed
The Mill Falls Blogging Team

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