Top 10 events happening in February

One of our favorite events this month is the 17th 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: ICE AND SNOW FESTIVAL IN KEENE

The 18th Annual Keene Ice and Snow Festival is held outdoors 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 8: WINTERFEST IN KENSINGTON

Enjoy a day of free winter fun for everyone at the Farm at Eastman’s Corner. Attendees will enjoy family-friendly activities, a live band, food truck, farm animals, fire pits as well as horse-drawn sleigh or wagon rides. The animal barn will be open and Farmer Lis and Farmer Rose will introduce you to the farm’s goats and pigs. If there’s snow, the hill will be open for sledding (bring your own sled!).
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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 12-16: 104th 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 14-15: FARM AND FOREST EXPO IN MANCHESTER

2020 marks the 37th 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 14-15: 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 16: WILD WINTER WALK IN HOLDERNESS

Squam Lakes Natural Science Center invites adults and families with children ages 6 and up to get out and visit the animals. Have you ever wondered what happens to the animals at the Science Center during the winter? Most of them stay in the same place, just as they would in the wild. Join a staff naturalist for a guided walk on the live animal exhibit trail to see our animal ambassadors dressed in their winter coats and discuss how these native animals are well adapted for winter in New Hampshire.
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FEBRUARY 16: NHPBS PUPPY LOVE SKATE PARTY IN PORTSMOUTH

Grab your skates and helmet. Clifford the Big Red Dog is coming to Puddle Dock Pond to skate with you. In addition to PBS KIDS’ most lovable red dog, there will be a craft or two to entertain little ones who need a break, and there’ll be hot cocoa and cookies for purchase. The event is free and skates are $5 a pair (bring your own if you have them).
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FEBRUARY 22: 17TH 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 22: 28TH 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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