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Memorial Day Happenings in the White Mountains

Memorial Day Weekend is the unofficial kick off to summer here in the White Mountains. We have some great activities and events that will be taking place throughout the White Mountains, so come and enjoy the long weekend with us!

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The Return of Evening Guided Lantern Tours and Live Animal Presentations with a Naturalist at Lost River Gorge & Boulder Caves

Explore the caves at Lost River Gorge, lighted only by headlamp. Tours run on Saturday and Sunday of Memorial Day Weekend. On Saturday, watch a Live Animal Presentation by a Naturalist from the Squam Lakes Science Center

Akua Beach at Whale’s Tale Waterpark

Whale’s Tale’s newest feature is the wildly popular AKUA surf simulator. Jump on a boogie board or surf board and ride the wave!

Veterans Ride Free at the Hobo Railroad

Veterans (active duty, retired and prior service) will receive complimentary rides all weekend. Enjoy a relaxing 1.5 hour ride along the Pemigewasset River.

It’s Alton Weagle Day at the Mount Washington Auto Road

Come watch as participants climb the Auto Road in zany costumes, experimenting with unique ways to make it to the summit.

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Events at Waterville Valley

On May 26, kids can bring their poles and tackle boxes to Corcoran Pond and fish for prizes. There will be face painting, balloon twisting and Curious George and Bruce the Moose will make an appearance. In the afternoon, head to the gazebo to listen to music by the Jonny Friday Duo. Stick around for the 29th annual Chowderfest and Brews on May 27. There will be chowder and beer samplings, as well as live music.

Wildquack Duck Race in Jackson

Buy a duck, watch it float down the river, and maybe win a prize! There will be food vendors, kid’s games, face painting, a parade, and live music. Fun for the whole family.

Cruise on Lake Winnipesaukee on the M/S Mount Washington

Kids under 13 cruise free all weekend. Veterans, active military, and their families can cruise for only $10. The special Salute to Service Dinner Cruise is on Saturday, May 26 which includes a buffet dinner, dancing, and live music.

Comedy and Music at Jean’s Playhouse

On Saturday, May 26, get your laugh on as three great comedians take the stage. Mike Donovan, Carolyn Plummer, and Greg Boggis will tickle your funny bone during this fun evening event. On Sunday, May 27, kick back to the bluesy sound of James Montgomery with the Blues Project featuring Jon Butcher.

Adam Ezra Group at Theater in the Woods

Believe in Books Literary Foundation’s Theater in the Woods will be jamming out to the ever-popular Adam Ezra Group on Friday, May 25.

Bretton Wood Adventure Center opens Memorial Day Weekend

Spend a day at Bretton Woods enjoying the great outdoors. Try archery, slopeside climbing wall, Disc Golf, Foot Golf, Pickleball, and Cross County Biking. The canopy tour is open daily as well.

Great Glen Trails Opens Daily Memorial Day Weekend

The trails will be open for biking, running, and walking, and they will be offering ½ day Afternoon Wildlife Kayak Tours on Saturday and Sunday.

Memories of WWII Exhibit at the Wright Museum

Explore over 50 black and white photos from the Associated Press Archive in this beautiful exhibit honoring those that fought in World War II.

Paddleboard Yoga on Mirror Lake with Balanced Rock Bodyworks

On Saturday, May 26, test your balance on a paddleboard during a beautiful, morning yoga class on Mirror Lake. Class begins at 8:30, and is weather permitting. Call ahead to reserve your spot. 603-398-5549

Fireworks over Shadow Lake at Indian Head Resort

Enjoy fireworks at dusk over beautiful Shadow Lake on Friday May 25. Bring a blanket and watch from the grounds, or grab a cocktail and watch from the deck

Boat and Bike rentals at Echo Lake Beach starting Memorial Day Weekend

Rent a paddleboat and enjoy a leisurely paddle in the beautiful, Echo Lake with views through Franconia Notch, or take a fun bike ride along the Franconia Notch Bike Path.

Gorham Moose Tours Open for the Season

Check out their 3-4 hour hour moose tours that have a 99% sighting rating!

Seven Birches Winery Celebrates Summer with Fruit Wines

On May 25, summer fruit varietals will be released to the public. Stop in for a wine tasting and take a home a bottle of blueberry or strawberry wine

Live Music at the Naswa Resort

Located in Weirs Beach, they will have DJ Terry on Saturday, May 26 and the Bob Pratte Band on Sunday, May 27.

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Settler’s Green Memorial Day Sidewalk Sale

Shop and save at Settler’s Green Outlets in North Conway. Tax-free shopping of some of your favorite brands. Sidewalk sales happening throughout the shopping center.

Ski Fanatics offering Memorial Day Discounts for Veterans

Veterans will save 10% Memorial Day Weekend on any rental or canoe or kayak tour.

Fired on the Mountain Celebrating their 1 Year Anniversary

Head to Fired on the Mountain during Memorial Day Weekend to paint your own pottery and receive a $1 off discounts throughout the process. Door prizes too! On Saturday, May 26, bring your dog in get their paw print glazed in tile.