Annual Sand Sculpting Competition June 16, 17, 18

Only at Hampton Beach, NH

Event Details

Come watch 15 Masters of the Sand Sculpture Universe compete for over $15,000.00 in prize money. The event will take place June 16-18, 2016. Awards will be handed out on Saturday, June 18, 2016 on the Seashell Stage. Followed by fireworks at 9:30 p.m. All for FREE! The fun starts on Hampton Beach when the “Grady Bunch” starts pounding up the demo site. The entire area is illuminated for night viewing. Watch Greg Grady and “The Grady Bunch” build a mammoth Sand Demo Site. The competition is by invitation only. Interested Master Sand Sculptors may contact event co-organizer: or visit the Hampton Beach Master Sand Sculpting Competition Facebook Page. The event is funded by the Hampton Beach Village District and Sponsors, in cooperation with The Hampton Area Chamber of Commerce and The NH Division of Parks.

Sculptures are on display next to the Seashell and will be on display through July 2nd, 2016.

Weekly Wednesday Night Fireworks begin tonight June 15th

Enjoy spectacular firework shoots every Wednesday night during the summer at Hampton Beach. Fireworks begin at 9:30 PM and can be seen from most of the beach. They are shot off at Hampton Beach across from C Street. If that’s not enough, come to enjoy the free live Seashell Summer Concert Series that plays nightly beginning at 7:00 PM. Come, dine, play, enjoy!!

Dads Get Free Admission to Canobie Lake Park On Father’s Day

Dads Get Free Admission to Canobie Lake Park On Father’s Day

SALEM, NH – Here’s a fun way to celebrate Father’s Day: Bring Dad to Canobie Lake Park where your whole family can celebrate together. And to make Father’s Day a little more special, Dads will receive free admission to the Park as well as a free lunch that will be served from noon to 3pm.

All fathers accompanied by a paying child of any age with admission purchased at the Park on Sunday, June 19th, will receive the free admission and free lunch special. Visit the specials section on Canobie’s website at for complete details.

Canobie Lake Park is now open daily with over 85 rides, games and attractions, including the Park’s wild roller coaster, Untamed, and Canobie’s Castaway Island water play area, included with admission. The park’s “SummahPalooza” line-up of over 18 live shows scheduled for this summer and fall also begins to ramp up on Saturday, June 18th, with Hagerman’s Vaudeville Magic Show appearing on the park’s Village Stage.

The return of the popular Tribute to GAGA opens on June 25th as does the Boys of Summer, a live show featuring tributes to today’s pop hits. Over the coming weeks, several more shows will be added to the mix. The Incredible Acrobats of China featuring the New Shanghai Circus returns with their amazing stunts and feats of contortion, Magic Mayhem makes its debut and the crowd-favorite Great American Game Show, where guests can be contestants to win cash and prizes, comes back to Canobie .

Canobie is also taking entertainment to new heights this year with extreme BMX and Motocross stunts, RocketMan, the human cannonball, a chainsaw juggler and extreme motorcycle stunts inside The Globe. For more information about Canobie’s complete line-up of live entertainment, park hours, directions and offers on corporate or group outings, visit

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With over 85 rides, games, shows and attractions – including their wild roller coaster, UNTAMED and SummahPalooza live show event – Canobie Lake Park is New England’s premier destination for affordable family fun. Canobie Lake Park is located at exit 2 or 3 off Route 93 in Salem, New Hampshire. For more information, visit

Hampton Beach Seashell Entertainment Line Up June 4th – June 13th

Saturday, June 4: Hilton Park Band – Roots Music –
Sunday, June 5: Jazz on the Rocks – Jazz
Tuesday, June 7: Winnacunnet High School Band and Chorus
Friday, June 10: Ron Drolet – A variety of music from the Beatles to Jimmy Buffet
Saturday, June 11: Common Ground
Sunday, June 12: Nicole Knox Murphy – Country –
Monday, June 13: The Max Sullivan Group

Every night during the summer there is entertainment on the Sea Shell Stage. With over 80 shows featuring music from the 50’s – 90’s and beyond, you’ll be pleased with the variety of bands who perform on stage, inviting everyone to dance in front of the stage. There are two shows each night. The first show is from 7-8 p.m. and the second show is from 8:30-9:30 p.m. Come down and get nostalgic with the music of your generation, or enjoy Country Night on Thursdays. Best of all, it’s fun for all ages and everyone will enjoy the music. Don’t forget your dancing shoes!

Run for the Ocean 5K walk/run June 4th Hampton Beach-World Ocean Day

Event Notes

Saturday, June 4th, 2016
Hampton Beach, NH

Join Blue Ocean Society for a run on the beach and boardwalk as part of our World Oceans Day Celebration!

The first 150 registrants receive a free exclusive race t-shirt! Walkers are welcome at this event. Prizes will be awarded for fastest participant in each age category, top fundraiser, and the participant who picks up the most litter during the race! The race kicks off at 9 AM, and will be followed by a beach cleanup at 10:30 and live music from the band Hilton Park on the Sea Shell stage at noon. Family-friendly activities will be available throughout the day.

All proceeds from the race will go towards the Blue Ocean Society for Marine Conservation’s goal of protecting marine life in the Gulf of Maine by inspiring action through research and education.

Fundraising Page: If you’d like to help us further, we invite you to raise funds to help protect marine life through your own personal or team fundraising page. All registrants automatically receive an email with a link to their own fundraising page. This additional fundraising is optional, but will allow us to do more to protect marine life in 2016! Donations are tax-deductible. We greatly appreciate your support!

NH Free Fishing Day June 4th, 2016 FUN FOR EVERYONE!

NH Free Fishing Day

NH Free Fishing Day is Saturday, June 4, so make plans to get out and cast a line with family and friends. Free Fishing Day is an opportunity to fish for free and spend time relaxing with family or friends. For others, it’s a chance to learn a new pastime that can last a lifetime.

Free Fishing Day Rules:

  • State residents and nonresidents alike can fish any inland water – or saltwater – in New Hampshire that day without a fishing license.
  • Note that season dates, bag limits and all other fishing regulations must be followed on Free Fishing Day.

Select the image to download print-quality postcard

For details on fishing rules, consult the New Hampshire Freshwater Fishing Digest.

Read more fishing information – stocking reports, tackle tips, access sites, lake depths and fishing reports from across the state. And check out our regional fishing brochures, with suggestions on where to fish from the shoreline, currently available for Manchester/Nashua, the North Country, southwestern New Hampshire, the Lakes Region, and the seacoast.

If you get hooked on Free Fishing Day, enjoy the fun year round. Licenses are available online or from any of 250 friendly local license agents statewide. Youth under age 16 do not need a license to fish in New Hampshire.

Fish New Hampshire and relax. We have what you’re looking for.

Set up your business at Hampton Beach this summer

Looking for space at the beach to make money this summer?

We have – 9’x9’x8′ Booths for rent on the corner of G Street and Ocean Blvd right before the Sea Ketch.

Season is 5/15 – 9/15/16 – REDUCED RENT $5k for season. Have corner available (#9&10 plus free space connecting both booths for $9,500). Willing to split this booth into two units – so could rent one regular size for $5k or one with extra space (size of 2 booths) for $7k.

Please email Leeanne for further details at beachsidelucky

Sippin For Seals NIght Fundraiser Seacoast Science Center June 16

Sippin’ for Seals

Enjoy delectable bites prepared by local chefs, sip on cool cocktails by the sea, and dance the night away to live music under our festive seaside tent in support of the Center’s Marine Mammal Rescue program.

Date: Thursday, June 16, 2016

Time: 6pm – 9pm

An evening of dancing and dining under our festive seaside tent!

Join us for a great night out for a great cause! Enjoy fabulous bites prepared by chefs from your favorite local restaurants, sip on a cool cocktail by the sea, and dance the night away to live music. Held under the Center’s festive seaside tent located on the rocky shore of Odiorne Point State Park, you cannot beat the ocean view and relaxed atmosphere.

Along with a tasty array of tapas, the Atlantic Grill’s master bartender will concoct a special cocktail just for the event. While food and beverages are included in the ticket price, you’ll want to bring some cash to try your luck at winning your favorite bottle of wine or specialty beer in the raffle. Wine and specialty beer raffle tickets are $20 and every ticket is a winner; bottles range from $10 to $100 in value.

New this year, you can purchase a signature seal light-up pin for $20 and join in on the fun and games of our heads-or-tails raffle for your chance to win the grand raffle prize (details to come).

Also, when you help fund a need to support our Marine Mammal Rescue program when you purchase your ticket or during the event, your gift will be doubled, thanks to a challenge match presented by Seacoast residents Cyrus and Bobbie Sweet in 2014. For your convenience, you can find the Marine Mammal Rescue needs list and make a donation when you purchase your tickets.

All proceeds from Sippin’ for Seals benefits our Marine Mammal Rescue program. The seals can’t pay to be rescued, so we rely on our community to help keep our Rescue Team ready to respond to every marine mammal that hauls out or strands on the New Hampshire coast. Your support also allows our Team collect important data for a national database that is used to assess health trends of marine mammals and the ocean environment.

Tickets are $50 per person. You must be 21 or over to attend.

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Can’t attend? You can still support our Marine Mammal Rescue effort.

Special thanks to event sponsors:

Harp Seal (Three Star) Sponsors
Chill Catering, Comcast, Liberty Lane Catering, Prime Buchholz

Grey Seal (Two Star) Sponsors
Atlantic Grill, Crab Shack Band, Event Lighting Concepts, Everyday Details, Grace Limousine, Physical Science Inc.

Harbor Seal (One Star) Sponsors
Blue Mermaid Island Grill, Boston Beer Company, DeeLuxe Bartending and Events Specialist, Divine Inspirations, Exeter Events and Tents, Foster’s Clambakes and Catering, Horizon Beverage, Las Olas Taqueria, Lindt Chocolatier, Mombo Restaurant, NH Distributors, PCG IT, Ricci Lumber, Rich Demarco UBS, River House Restaurant, Samdperil & Welch PLLC, Seaport Fish, Sheraton Harborside Portsmouth, Take Away Cafe, Tapsnap, The White Apron, Wicked Sweet Sugar Boutique

Watch this short video to learn about Sippin’ for Seals 2016.

The Great Bear Sea Film Screening and Panel Discussion June 7th, 6:30PM

Join us for a special film screening about managing ocean resources in the Great Bear Sea and find out how local, regional, and national planning efforts are combining to sustain our coastal communities. June 7th, 2016 6:30 PMT37-Orcas-6-credit-Florian-Graner-1-e1461854378753.jpg

Date: Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Time: 6:30 pm

Along British Columbia’s north Pacific coast, the Great Bear Sea is a wild expanse of ocean where whales, wolves, bears and humans thrive in rich coastal ecosystems. The Great Bear Sea is also a place where worlds collide – a place full of historic conflicts, emerging struggles over ocean resources, and globally leading solutions. Now, 18 First Nations and the Province of British Columbia have crafted marine plans for the Great Bear Sea to protect marine ecosystems and build sustainable coastal economies.

The Great Bear Sea is the latest film in Green Fire Productions’ award-winning series, Ocean Frontiers. Ocean Frontiers films are screening across the country and around the world to rave reviews. The films leave audiences with sense of hope that change is possible through collaboration and science-based decision making that benefit our ocean and ocean economies.

After the screening, an interactive panel discussion takes place, with:

  • Aimee Bushman, Ocean Planning Outreach Manager, Conservation Law Foundation
  • Peter Britz, Conservation Commission Environmental Planner, Portsmouth, NH
  • Cliff Sinnott, Executive Director at Rockingham Planning Commission, NH
  • David Watters, Senator, NH District 4

Moderator: Wendy Lull, President, Seacoast Science Center

You’ll learn about the draft Northeast Regional Ocean Plan, recently released for public review, and the New Hampshire Coastal Risks and Hazards Commission Report, released on April 1st. A public meeting on the Commission Report will be held at the Seacoast Science Center on June 1st at 7pm; click here for meeting details.

Join us for a coffee and dessert reception, a screening of the film, and a lively discussion on how we can help sustain our local marine environment, livelihoods and cultures.

Co-hosted by the Blue Ocean Society for Marine Conservation, Conservation Law Foundation, Green Fire Productions, Gulf of Maine Marine Education Association, The Gundalow Company, New Hampshire Community Seafood, Shoals Marine Laboratory, and Star Island.

The event is free of charge; please register in advance.

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Seacoast Science Center

Odiorne Point State Park
570 Ocean Boulevard
Rye, NH 03870-2104

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Phone: 603.436.8043
Fax: 603.433.2235
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World Oceans Day Celebration June 12th, 2016

Join us on the internationally recognized day to appreciate our ocean resources, learn how the ocean impacts our daily lives, and find out how you can help save the ocean.

June 12th, 2016, 10:30AM – 3:30PM

Healthy Ocean, Healthy Planet

The ocean is the heart of our planet. Like your heart pumping blood to every part of your body, the ocean connects people across the Earth, no matter where we live. The ocean regulates the climate, feeds millions of people every year, produces most of the oxygen we breathe, is the home to an incredible array of wildlife, provides us with important medicines, and so much more! In order to ensure the health and safety of our communities and future generations, it’s imperative that we take the responsibility to care for the ocean as it cares for us.

Join us to celebrate our one world ocean and learn about the important role ocean health plays in our everyday life, through fun, hands-on, family-friendly activities.

10:30: Whale, Dolphin, and Seal Activity Stations Open

  • Mock Seal Rescue with the NH Marine Mammal Rescue Team
  • Baleen vs. Toothed Whales
  • The Blubber Report
  • Dolphins!

11-12:30: Inside Ladder the Life-size Inflatable Whale
Walk through the Blue Ocean Society’s Ladder, a 65 ft. inflatable whale! Participants learn all about how baleen whales eat and digest their food.

11-12:30: Face Painting

12-1: Tide Pooling
Explore the shore with an SSC naturalist. Indoors if inclement weather.

1:30-2:30: Beach Cleanup
Do your part to help make our ocean a healthier and cleaner place! You’ll learn about the dangers marine debris pose wildlife and humans.

3-3:30: Travel Like a Raindrop
Learn about the water cycle through a fun activity using glow sticks!

All activities are free with admission.

Members receive free admission everyday. Learn more and join today.

Seacoast Science Center

Odiorne Point State Park
570 Ocean Boulevard
Rye, NH 03870-2104

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Phone: 603.436.8043
Fax: 603.433.2235
Email: info

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SSC Admission*
Ages 13-Adult: $10
Seniors & Military: $8
Ages 3-12: $5
Under age 3: FREE
Members: FREE

*Does not include admission to the Park, charged seasonally.