Isles of Shoals Steamship Company, Steamship Cruises through Portsmouth, NH

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Warm summer nights are right around the corner. What better way to spend the evening than enjoying the ocean during its peak season? The Isles of Shoals Steamship Company is packing its calendar full of events and tickets are selling fast. Bring the kids along on a Star Island Walking tour for the morning or leave them behind to enjoy an adult night out on the Party Ship.

One of the most noteworthy tours is the Lobster Clambake River cruise, a perfect way to get the family together while enjoying New England’s infamous cuisine. With only one event per month be sure to schedule your vacation accordingly. To prepare for the cruise dress in layers and arrive hungry enough to enjoy the four-course lobster dinner.  You can anticipate views of the Piscataqua River and Portsmouth Harbor though out the clambake. The ship departs at 5:55pm and arrives back in Portsmouth at 8pm, leaving plenty of time to explore local shops during the day or the downtown nightlife upon your return.

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29th Annual WOKQ Chowder Fest June 1st, 2013 Portsmouth, NH (Hampton Beach, NH)

UnknownCome enjoy the best of the best at the 29th annual WOKQ Chowder Festival this weekend. With over a dozen participating restaurants, you will not leave hungry. The event is located in Prescott Park on June 1st from 11:30am-until the chowder is gone! You will even have the opportunity to vote for your favorite chowder variation. The cost of admission is $14 for adults and $7 for children 12 and under. Don’t forget to bring your appetite!

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Visit www.hamptonbeach.com for all your vacation needs!

For all additional New England and beach info visit www.seacoastbeachinfo.com.

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Hampton Beach, NH Sand Sculpting Competition June 20th-22nd, 2013

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One of the most beloved weeks of the entire summer at Hampton Beach is the Sand Sculpting Competition. Talented sand sculptors come from across the nation (and internationally) to compete for the $15,000 prize. The competition was conceptualized in 2000, when the New Hampshire state quarter was released and Greg Grady was asked to make a sand sculpture replica. Since then, each year the competition is held and artists create masterpieces that “wow” spectators. The sculptures are sprayed with ‘windscreen’ to help preserve them for weeks to come, but be sure to stop by between June 20th-22nd to see the artists in action. On June 22nd the winner is announced and until July 7th the area will be illuminated at night for onlookers to enjoy.

If you would like to learn more about the Hampton Beach Sand Sculptors, please visit the website.

Visit www.hamptonbeach.com for all your vacation needs!

For all additional New England and beach info visit www.seacoastbeachinfo.com.

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Hampton Beach Olde Tyme Fair June 6th-9th, 2013 (Hampton Beach, NH)

Olde-Tyme-Fair-Logo-resized2Hampton Beach State Park Olde Tyme Fair is right around the corner. Be sure to come visit and enjoy some food, games, carnival rides and arts and crafts. There will be plenty of entertainment from concerts and local acts to a petting zoo. The Fair will be from June 6th-9th with an admission fee of only $5. Fair times vary throughout the weekend.

Thursday: 4pm-10pm

Friday: 4pm-10:30pm

Saturday: 10am- 10:30pm

Sunday: 10am- 9pm

This will be the 1st annual Olde Tyme Fair, so come by and see what it is all about. Please visit the website for a full itinerary and unlimited wristband prices and times. Kick off your summer, and ‘fair season’ right and see what the Olde Tyme Fair has to offer.

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Visit www.hamptonbeach.com for all your vacation needs!

For all additional New England and beach info visit www.seacoastbeachinfo.com.

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Honoring Memorial Day Portsmouth NH 2013

Portsmouth will host several Memorial Day Services in honor of our Veterans. On Firday May 24th at 10AM will be the Burial At Sea conducted at Prescott Park. On Monday, May 27th, 2013 Memorial Day Services will begin at 10AM with the Albacore Service at Albacore Park in Portsmouth, NH. Following, at 1PM, A Memorial Day Parade will begin on Prescott Avenue and commence through town finishing up at South Cemetary with services by the Central Veterans Council.

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New Hampshire Restaurant Week May 17th-24th, 2013 Seacoast (Hampton Beach)

index_r3_c1-1Come support some of our favored local businesses and enjoy restaurant week! Running through Friday May 24th, twelve restaurants are participating in the event throughout the Seacoast. The purpose of restaurant week is for each business to showcase a selection of their finest, most unique, or best selling dishes at a reasonable price. It is their way of thanking their faithful customers and hopefully gaining a few new regulars. For the most part, the menus are fixed and contain three courses. This is a great way to try something you may not normally order for a price that will not dent your wallet.

Vacationing for the week? Perfect, enjoy a day by the lakes or a morning hiking before you eat. With over 100 restaurants and five regions participating it will be easy to fill each day with tasty meals throughout New Hampshire. So go ahead and dine lavishly, guilt free and within your budget.

Visit their website for course details and prices. If you have any questions or concerns, please call the restaurant directly. Enjoy, foodies!

http://www.restaurantweeknh.com/restaurants.asp

Visit www.hamptonbeach.com for all your vacation needs!

For all additional New England and beach info visit www.seacoastbeachinfo.com.

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28th Annual Seacoast Bike Tour

Join in the excitement and ride with us for one day or two! Folks of all cycling levels can join in the fun and raise funds to support healthy air quality and help those who are living with chronic lung conditions. Whether you are a casual rider or an experienced cyclist, there’s a scenic route for you spanning from Portsmouth, NH to Ogunquit, ME!

Date: May 18, 2013 – May 19, 2013

To register as an individual or as part of a team, visit www.breathenh.org/bike or call (800) 835-8647.

Beach Clean Up Earth Day Clean Up Pierce Island, Apr. 27th

beach clean up Salisbury MASat., April 20, EARTH DAY CLEANUPS at Pierce Island, Portsmouth, NH @11:00 a.m.
Open to the Public and Great for Families, Individuals and Groups!

Sign up for cleanups by emailing info@blueoceansociety.org or calling (603) 431-0260. We hope to see you there!
Volunteers are encouraged to bring their own work gloves and a reusable beverage container. Volunteers meet just beyond the public pool.

For All Additional information and schedules visit www.BlueOceanSociety.org.

Restaurant Week Portsmouth, NH

RESTAURANT WEEK PORTSMOUTH & THE SEACOAST

April 4-13, 2013

Attention deal-seekers!  Featuring special 3-course prix fixe menus: lunch $16.95 per person, dinner $29.95 per person (does not include beverages, taxes or gratuity) at participating restaurants throughout Portsmouth and the Seacoast. Restaurant Week Portsmouth & the Seacoast is a bi-annual culinary event which spotlights Greater Portsmouth as a culinary and cultural destination. Wine & dine, shop & gallery hop, visit the theater, and make it a getaway.  Click here for local hotel deals.   Check out the special menus for your favorite restaurants below.

After dinner be sure to fill out the RWPS Survey and be entered to win dinner & a show!

Visit PortsmouthChamber.org for more information on participating restaurants.