Top 10 events happening in February

One of our favorite events this month is the 16th Annual Ice Harvest and Winter Carnival at the Remick Country Doctor Museum & Farm in Tamworth.

 

February may be a short month on the calendar but it doesn’t fall short when it comes to fun things to do with your family.

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

FEBRUARY 1-2: FARM AND FOREST EXPO IN MANCHESTER

2019 marks the 36th year for this great winter fair. The Expo features education workshops (everything from composting to farmers markets and maple production to solar power are covered), unique NH made products, a special Kidzone for the kids and some fuzzy and furry animals to meet. Adult tickets are $7 and children under 16 are free.
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FEBRUARY 2: ICE AND SNOW FESTIVAL IN KEENE

This year marks the 17th anniversary of the Keene Ice and Snow Festival, held at Central Square and Railroad Square in downtown Keene. This is a family-friendly winter carnival and festivities include snowball fights, ice sculpture competitions, crafts for kids, train rides and pictures with polar bears and ice princesses. This event is free to attend.
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FEBRUARY 7-10: 103rd NEWPORT WINTER CARNIVAL

For four days, the small town of Newport, New Hampshire will be transformed into a winter wonderland landscape of outdoor fun, games and family-friendly activities. This year’s highlights include: winter carnival parade, Axe Man Challenge, horse-drawn wagon rides, broom hockey and a sliding party.
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FEBRUARY 9: T-REX TEA PARTY IN DOVER

Grab someone you love and head to the Children’s Museum of NH in Dover for a special TEA-Rex Valentine’s Day event. Kids will love decorating Valentine’s Day cookies, participating in some festive crafts, enjoying some tea or apple juice, and listen to dinosaur story books. Fancy, whimsical, or prehistoric attire is encouraged. Pre-registration is required for this popular event.
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FEBRUARY 15: HILLTOP CIRCUS IN WILTON

Pine Hill at High Mowing School middle-schoolers will showcase their circus skills (such as juggling, acrobatics, and unicycling) in the effort to solve the case of the missing candy in this year’s production of the Hilltop Circus. This annual event is family-friendly and open to everyone to attend. Families who bring a donation to Wilton’s Open Cupboard Food Pantry will receive a free bag of popcorn.
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FEBRUARY 15-16: LET’S GO ICE FISHING IN MANCHESTER

Head to Amoskeag Fishways and learn how to ice fish with staff and volunteers from New Hampshire Fish and Game. This two-part program is free but advanced registration is required. (Friday is all about ice safety, equipment and ecology and on Saturday there will be an organized fishing trip.)
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FEBRUARY 16: 16TH ANNUAL ICE HARVEST AND WINTER CARNIVAL IN TAMWORTH

This family-friendly event takes place on the grounds of the historic Remick Country Doctor Museum & Farm in Tamworth. Visitors are invited to try their hands at the many steps of harvesting ice blocks from the property’s pond, then watch as they are carted ​by oxen sled ​to the ice house for storage. Guests can enjoy wintertime festivities, outdoor activities and games, live music, a bob house display and farm animals in their winter setting.
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FEBRUARY 20: “THE SOUND OF MUSIC” IN CONCORD

The Hills Are Alive! A brand new production of “The Sound of Music”, the beloved musical story of Maria and the VonTrapp family, will once again thrill audiences with its Tony, Grammy and Academy Award-winning Best Score, including “My Favorite Things,” “Edelweiss” and the title song. Treat yourself or your valentine to this outstanding performance, being held at the Capitol Center for the Arts.
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FEBRUARY 23: 27TH ANNUAL WINTER CARNIVAL IN MERRIMACK

Families are invited to this free, fun-filled day put on by the Merrimack Parks and Recreation Department. Kids can enjoy outdoor activities, crafts, games, a youth fishing derby, cardboard sledding contest, ice carving demonstrations and campfire.
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FEBRUARY 28: ICE FISHING FOR FAMILIES IN HOLDERNESS

Squam Lakes Natural Science Center invites adults and families with children ages 9 and up to get out on the ice and learn all about ice fishing. The Science Center will supply the instruction and all the equipment; participants supply the curiosity and enthusiasm. Kids will love learning what fish are doing under the ice and how and where to catch different species of fish. Don’t forget to dress in layers and bring a thermos of hot chocolate.
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