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 and other great family-friendly activities.

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

APRIL 7: 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. Cost is $20 for ages 13 and up.
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APRIL 7: BOOKS ALIVE: THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR IN DOVER

Eric Carle’s "Very Hungry Caterpillar" has an insatiable appetite! But this adorable caterpillar has taught generations of kids the love of reading and the museum is excited to welcome him to our popular Books Alive program. Books Alive seeks to make reading a regular family experience. Museum educators will be reading Carle’s bright and beautiful books, often emphasizing animals and the natural world, throughout the day. A friendly costumed Hungry Caterpillar will pop in and out to greet children, exchange a hug or high-five and pose for photos. There will also be a variety of Caterpillar-inspired literacy, math and creative activities for all guests.
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APRIL 8 AND MAY 6: 4TH ANNUAL FAIRY TEA PARTIES IN CONCORD

Grab your fairy wings and head over to Kimball Jenkins Estate in Concord for these fun and whimsical tea parties. If Disney's princesses are more your style, then don't miss the Frozen Tea Party on Sunday, April 22 and the Snow White Tea Party on Sunday, April 29. The cost is $10 per person and costumes are highly encouraged.
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APRIL 10, 11, 18 AND 19: "ALICE IN WONDERLAND JR." IN MANCHESTER

Travel down the rabbit hole at the Palace Theatre and join Alice, in her madcap adventures. Featuring updated songs from Disney’s animated motion picture, Disney’s Alice in Wonderland Jr. is a fast-paced take on the classic tale. The ever-curious Alice’s journey begins innocently enough as she chases the White Rabbit. Her adventures become increasingly strange as she races the Dodo Bird, gets tied up with Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum, raps with a bubble-blowing Caterpillar and beats the Queen of Hearts at her own game.
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APRIL 14: 6TH ANNUAL NH VEG FEST IN MANCHESTER

It’s a veggie celebration this year's NHVegFest, a free event that focuses on vegan lifestyle and living. Attendees an nibble on free food samples, enjoy live music, attend a drum circle, and get some great ideas for how to include more vegetables in your family’s diet. This event is being held at Manchester Community College.
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APRIL 14: 11TH ANNUAL EARTH DAY FESTIVAL IN AUBURN

From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., the Massabesic Audubon Center in Auburn offers games, mural painting, nature walks, crafts, music, food, and live animal displays including turtles, frogs, and birds of prey. This year’s theme is “Bee Empowered” with special activities dedicated to pollinator awareness. Admission is $7 for individuals or $20 for a family.
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APRIL 17: POOLS OF MUD AND MAGIC IN NEWBURY

Families with preschool-age children are invited to visit The Fells to explore magical spring surprises full of new life! Peeping frogs, squirming salamanders and emerging turtles will be the stars of Out and About at The Fell’s April activities. Join the Lake Sunapee Protective Association’s education staff for this free program.
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APRIL 21-29: 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 21: DISCOVER WILD DAY IN CONCORD

Everyone is invited to celebrate New Hampshire Fish and Game’s 153rd 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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APRIL 28: SPRING ON THE FARM IN TAMWORTH

Celebrate springtime traditions, growing gardens and baby animals at the Remick Country Doctor Museum and Farm in Tamworth. Event highlights include outdoor games and activities, painting flower pots, meeting the farm's newest animals and dancing around the may pole.
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