Top 10 events happening in March




Mud season (as March is affectionately known in New Hampshire) is FUN season here in the Granite State, so enjoy maple sugar events, camp fairs and St. Patrick's Day.

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

MARCH 4: BACKYARD WINTER BIRDS IN MANCHESTER

Head to Amoskeag Fishways and learn about the types of birds that you might discover in your own backyard. From the cardinal to the chickadee, many species of birds stay in New Hampshire during the cold winter months. Cost is $3 per person or $6 per family and pre-registration is encouraged. (If you can't make it on March 4 then stop by on March 18 or 25 for the Fishway's Saturday Nature Seekers program and learn about NH's aerial predators. The mini-program changes each month.)
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MARCH 4, 11, 18 AND 25: MAPLE SUGAR MADNESS IN LACONIA

Experience this old-fashioned New England tradition each Saturday in March at Prescott Farm where families are invited to watch and help as the sap flows from the trees and then is boiled to delicious, sweet maple syrup goodness. Programs run throughout the day and last about an hour and a half. Cost is $10 for non-members ($12 at the door) and $8 for members.
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MARCH 4-26 (SATURDAYS AND SUNDAYS): MAPLE EXPRESS IN CANDIA

Plan to spend a couple hours or half a day enjoying the late winter season at Charmingfare Farm in Candia. Families can take a horse-drawn ride to the sugar shack where they'll learn about tapping trees, boiling sap and the equipment that's used in the maple sugaring process. There will opportunities to sample the sweet stuff on pancakes as well as syrup for purchase to take home. Lastly, don't forget to visit with the animals that call Charmingfare home. Cost is $19 per person (23 months and younger are free).
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MARCH 8, 9, 15, 16: "WIZARD OF OZ" IN MANCHESTER

Grab your kids and head over the rainbow to the Emerald City with Dorothy, Toto, the Tinman, the Scarecrow and the Cowardly Lion. This magical performance by the Palace Youth Theatre does not disappoint and this beloved tale is appropriate for all ages. Tickets are $14 for adults and $11 for youth.
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MARCH 11 AND 18: PARENTING'S SUMMER CAMP AND PROGRAM EXPOS

Believe it or not, now is the perfect time to start planning for summer camps and programs. We invite you to join us for our FREE camp fairs: March 11 in Manchester and March 18 in Nashua. Reps from more than 50 different programs will be joining us and looking forward to some one-on-one time with parents and potential campers. These events are perfect for families who don't know where to start or who are looking for general information on a variety of different, local opportunities.
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MARCH 11: MAKE WAY FOR DUCKLINGS IN ROLLINSFORD

Nothing says springtime quite like baby animals and the Center for Wildlife of Cape Neddick hopes that you'll join them at Wentworth Greenhouses in Rollinsford for this cuddly springtime tradition. There are hands-on activities, nature crafts, as well as a focus on the challenges that wild parents and their young may face, and how everyone can help by being kind and conscientious neighbors. The cost is $5 for ages 10 and older.
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MARCH 17: ST. PATRICK'S DAY

You have two food options for St. Patrick's Day: stay in or dine out! If you're dining out then we have picked eight great dishes at eight (mostly) authentic Irish restaurants. If you're craving Bangers and Mashed or an Irish Breakfast then we've got you covered. If you'd rather stay in with a warm bowl of Potato and Cheddar Soup with a side of Traditional Irish Soda Bread then we've got suggestions, too.
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MARCH 19: CHaD BATTLE OF THE BADGES HOCKEY CHAMPIONSHIP IN MANCHESTER

Local police officers and firefighters will face off in this 10th annual good vs. good hockey game held at the SNHU Arena. The friendly rivalry pits community heroes against each other in a fun, highly competitive affair to raise money for the Children's Hospital at Dartmouth.
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MARCH 26: FAIRY TEA PARTY IN CONCORD

The popular Fairy Tea Party sessions are back for the third year at the Kimball Jenkins Estate in Concord. Dates are Sundays March 26, April 23 and May 7. Families are invited for an afternoon of tea and refreshments, story time, crafts and other fairy-infused fun. Cost is $10 per person and pre-registration is required. (Psst wings are definitely encouraged!)
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MARCH 26: ST. PATRICK'S DAY PARADE AND SHAMROCK SHUFFLE IN MANCHESTER

Each year, nearly 50,000 people descend to downtown Manchester to watch thousands of racers dressed in green, orange and white (and some dressed as leprechauns) make their way down Elm Street for this annual fun run. Immediately following the race is the traditional St. Patrick's Day parade and this year's Grand Marshal is Al Heidenreich.
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