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 family-friendly activities.

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

APRIL 6: THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR IN ROCHESTER

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show features a menagerie of 75 lovable puppets, faithfully adapting four of Eric Carle’s stories, Brown Bear, Brown Bear, 10 Little Rubber Ducks, The Very Lonely Firefly and of course, the star of the show – The Very Hungry Caterpillar. The show is at 1 p.m. at the Rochester Opera House.
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APRIL 13: NH INDOOR SCOTTISH FESTIVAL IN SALEM

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 being held at Salem High School.
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APRIL 13 AND 20: EASTER EGG HUNTS AND EVENTS

The Easter Bunny is hoping into the Granite State and he’s bringing colorful eggs filled with candy, prizes and smiles. Here’s a list of local egg hunts happening around the state.
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APRIL 13: 12TH 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 “Be Water Wise” with special activities dedicated to the theme. Admission is $10 for individuals or $25 for a family.
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APRIL 20: 7TH 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 20-28: 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 20: DISCOVER WILD DAY IN CONCORD

Everyone is invited to celebrate New Hampshire Fish and Game’s 154th 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 20: 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, farm animal crafts, meeting the farm’s newest animals and even churning milk into butter.
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APRIL 28: 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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