Top 10 events happening in April




It's officially springtime and we're ready for blooming flowers, green grass and playing outside. The month of April is jam-packed with Earth Day events, Easter egg hunts and other great outdoor activities.

Here are the top 10 events happening in New Hampshire this month:

APRIL 1: NH INDOOR SCOTTISH FESTIVAL IN NASHUA

If your family is a big fan of Disney's "Brave" and traditional Highland Games then this is one event you won't want to miss.This fun, high-energy festival is a celebration of all things Scottish including: Scottish Highland dance, piping, drumming and fiddle competitions. The event is held at the Nashua High School South. Kids under 12 are free, students and seniors are $5 and adults are $10.
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APRIL 6-9: "ANYTHING GOES" IN DOVER

Dover Middle School presents “Anything Goes,” the trans-Atlantic story of two men, two leading ladies and only one starring role. Tickets are $3 for students and $5 for adults.
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APRIL 8: BOOKS ALIVE: "ELEPHANT AND PIGGIE" IN DOVER

The Children's Museum of NH hosts several Books Alive programs throughout the year featuring beloved children's book characters. At each Books Alive event, there are stories read aloud, literacy activities, fun crafts and of course, periodic appearances by the characters. Kids are welcome to share a hug, handshake or high-five with each character and pose for photos. General museum admission rates apply: $10 for ages 1 and over and $9 for seniors.
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APRIL 8 AND 15: EASTER EGG HUNTS THROUGHOUT NH

The Easter Bunny will be hopping into the Granite State this month and there are dozens of different Easter events where you can find him. Here are a couple of our favorite events:

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APRIL 8: 10TH ANNUAL EARTH DAY FESTIVAL IN AUBURN

"Protect and Connect" with the Massabesic Audubon in Auburn as they celebrate this 10th annual Earth Day event. Attendees can connect with nature on the Audubon trails or with live animals as well as participate in games, mural painting, crafts, live music, and marshmallow roasting aside the campfire. Cost is $7 for individuals and $20 for families.
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APRIL 8-9: "THE SNOW QUEEN" IN DURHAM

Northeastern Ballet Theatre's Artistic Director and former prima ballerina for Boston Ballet Company, Edra Toth, has created an original brand new ballet, "The Snow Queen," which is based on the legendary fairy tale by the same name from which Disney's "Frozen" was also based. Performances are on April 8 at 7 p.m. and April 9 at 2 p.m. at Oyster River High School in Durham. Tickets are $20 for adults, $17.50 for students and seniors or $60 for a family of four.
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APRIL 21-23: RINGLING BROS. AND BARNUM & BAILEY PRESENTS CIRCUS XTREME IN MANCHESTER

Enjoy a piece of nostalgia with your family one last time as this will be Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey's last performance in New Hampshire before the circus permanently closes later this spring. You can expect high-flying acrobats, trampoline daredevils, a high-flying human cannonball, a bungee aerial skydiving display and an international assembly of more than 300 cast and crew provide two hours of thrilling entertainment. 
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APRIL 22-30: HERITAGE BREEDS AT THE BANKE IN PORTSMOUTH

Strawbery Banke invites visitors to meet and greet with the Museum's newest family members: baby animals (and their moms)! Attendees will visit with traditional livestock found in coastal northern New England farms including Jacob sheep, Nigerian goats and Glaucester Old Spot Pigs. There will also be fun activities like crafts, storytelling and arts demonstrations throughout the event. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children 5-17.
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APRIL 22: FAMILY FUNERGY FESTIVAL IN NORTH CONWAY

Visit the North Conway Community Center for a hands-on investigation of energy and resource conservation. There will be a full slate of environmentally friendly vendors, activities and live demonstrations including: solar s'mores, can crusher recycling, worm buffet composting and a water conservation shower bike. Make sure you keep an eye out for a visit from The Lorax. Admission is free.
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APRIL 29: DISCOVER WILD DAY IN CONCORD

Everyone is invited to celebrate New Hampshire Fish and Game’s 152nd birthday with a free day filled with crafts, games, and other hands-on activities. Kids can try their hand at archery, casting and fly-tying as well as learn about what the state is doing to help conserve and preserve NH's beautiful outdoors. Don't miss live animal exhibits, big fish, trained falcons, and more.
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