Top 10 events happening in March




How will your family make the most of these last few weeks of winter and first few days of spring? With plenty of activities to choose from (and some holidays too!), here’s how to fill your March to-do list with season-changing and kid-friendly fun.

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

MARCH 3 AND 17: PARENTING'S SUMMER CAMP AND PROGRAM EXPOS

Believe it or not, now is the perfect time to start planning for summer camps and programs. Parenting NH invites all to join us for our free camp fairs: March 3 in Manchester and March 17 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 3, 10, 17 AND 24: 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 10: EASTER EGGSTAVAGANZA IN NASHUA

Hop on down to St. Joseph Hospital in Nashua to celebrate spring and the Easter holiday. Children of all ages will enjoy fun activities including face painting, games, cookie frosting as well as various arts and crafts. Make sure you take a photo with the Easter Bunny. This is a free event.
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More chances to see the Easter Bunny: You can find dozens more Easter egg hunts at parentingnh.com/easter.


MARCH 10: LIVE BIRDS OF PREY IN MANCHESTER

Kids will love learning about predators of the sky, including a turkey vulture and golden eagle, at Amoskeag Fishways on March 10. There will be two programs (11 a.m. and 1 p.m.), presented by Tom Ricardi of the Massachusetts Bird of Prey Rehabilitation Facility, which cares for injured birds and operates a successful captive breeding program.
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MARCH 11, 18 AND 25: THEMED TEA PARTIES IN CONCORD

The Kimball Jenkins Estate in Concord has a fun-filled line up of themed tea parties happening on Sundays this spring. Families are invited for an afternoon of tea and refreshments, story time, crafts and other theme-infused fun. Upcoming events include: Fairy Tea Party on March 11,  Frozen Tea Party on March 18 and Snow White Tea Party on March 25. Cost is $10 per person and pre-registration is required. (Psst wings and costumes are definitely encouraged!)


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 some delicious dishes from (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 and a side of Traditional Irish Soda Bread, then you should try these easy at-home recipes.
Eat in >
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MARCH 23-24: "EMMA! A POP MUSICAL" IN DERRY

The Keynotes and the Gilbert H. Hood Middle School Drama Club presents "Emma! A Pop Musical". Based on Jane Austen's classic novel, this sparkling new musical features the hit songs of legendary girl groups and iconic female singers from The Supremes to Katy Perry. Girl power has never sounded so good. Tickets are $10 and will be sold at the door. The event takes place at the Hood Middle School in Derry.
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MARCH 24-25: MAPLE WEEKEND IN NEW HAMPSHIRE

Known as the sweetest weekend of the year, Maple Weekend invites families to get outside and explore the local maple sugaring scene. Sugar shacks across the state will open their doors and invite guests in for sampling and to watch the maple sugar process.
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MARCH  25: CHaD BATTLE OF THE BADGES HOCKEY CHAMPIONSHIP IN MANCHESTER

Local police officers and firefighters will face off in this 11th 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 25: 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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BONUS EGG: MARCH 31: 10TH ANNUAL EASTER EGG HUNT IN BEDFORD

The annual Our Promise to Nicholas (OPTN) Easter Egg Hunt Festival is a popular charitable event named after Nicholas Dainiak of Bedford, who passed away in 2014 from Batten Disease. More than 10,000 plastic colored eggs filled with candy and prizes will be ready on the fields of the NH Sportsplex for the children to gather in a controlled environment. Egg hunts begin every 10 minutes, so there's plenty of time and fun for all kids.
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