Top 10 events happening in August

The annual Festival of Fireworks is happening on August 19 at the Jaffrey Airport.

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Before you know it, the kids will be heading back to school and the leaves will be turning red and orange. While the weather is still hot and the days are long, make sure you make the most out of August by hitting the road and checking out great events like music and balloon festivals or a local performance in the park.

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

August 1, 2017: National Night Out across NH

Several NH communities are hosting a FREE community night out to strengthen and reinforce the relationship between police and local communities. Look for bbqs, music, entertainment and K9 demonstrations.
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August 4-6, 2017: Suncook Valley Rotary Hot Air Balloon Rally in Pittsfield

If you can make it to this event, then definitely go on Saturday and stick around in the evening to check out the Super Night Glow (the balloons will be lit up against the night sky and it's truly something to see). Admission to this festival is free but there is a cost for amusement rides and food.
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August 5-13, 2017: 84th Annual League of NH Craftsmen’s Fair in Newbury

The fair features contemporary and traditional craft in all media: pottery, hand-blown glass, framed prints, woven baskets, detailed furniture, bowls, hand-dyed silk scarves, and handcrafted jewelry. Master craftsmen demonstrate printmaking, jewelry making, glassblowing, blacksmithing, clay building, weaving and more. Craft workshops for adults, teens, and children offer personalized instruction from a master craftsperson. Children can also explore Mount Sunapee’s Adventure Park and a new, full-day Kids Mountain Adventure Camp.
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August 13, 2017: Hay Day Festival at the Fells in Newbury

Take a step back in time at the Hay Day Family Festival, an annual celebration of old-fashioned summertime fun held at The Fells estate in Newbury. Planned events include games, music, children’s art projects, scavenger hunt, petting zoo, face painting and food. You can also explore the estate’s nature trails and Fairy Village, and take guided tours of the Main House and gardens.
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August 14-18, 2017: Hampton Beach Children’s Festival

Whether you're heading to the beach for one day or vacationing for the whole week, there is something happening each day on Ocean Boulevard for your family including magicians, face painting, a parade and plenty of free ice cream.
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August 19, 2017: We Are One Festival at Veteran’s Park in Manchester

This free event is the largest ethnic cultural festival in New Hampshire, connecting neighbors through food, music, dance and culture weaves the fabric of community and makes us "better together."
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August 20, 2017: Festival of Fireworks in Jaffrey

If your kids love fireworks then you won't want to miss this fireworks spectacular put on by Atlas Pyrovision and the Jaffrey Chamber of Commerce.. In addition to fireworks there will be food, carnival rides and games and other live entertainment.
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August 20, 2017: Fire on the Mountain Chili Fest at Pats Peak Ski Area in Henniker

Head to Pats Peak with an empty stomach because you'll be filling it with delicious chili from more than 35 local and regional businesses. When you need a break from the food there is a special kids zone, car show and local vendors. 2017 marks the event's 15th anniversary.
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August 26, 2017: Dover Mini Maker Faire in Dover

Join the Children’s Museum of New Hampshire at the 5th annual Dover Mini Maker Faire, an all-ages celebration of creativity and innovation. Families can play with robots, experiment with science, learn new skills, enjoy local food truck goodies, take a selfie with a Stormtrooper, and more. The Maker Faire is a gathering of fascinating, curious people who enjoy learning and who love sharing what they can do. From engineers to artists to scientists to crafters, Maker Faire is a venue for these "makers" to show hobbies, experiments, projects.
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August 26-28, 2017: North Country Moose Festival

While you're not guaranteed to see a moose while attending this 26th annual event, you are guaranteed to have a great time exploring NH's northern towns while you enjoy a car show, local vendors and crafters, chili competition, live music and activities specially for kids. Admission is free.
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