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, 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 7: SOUTHERN NEW HAMPSHIRE KIDSFEST IN NASHUA

Head to the Westwood Park YMCA in Nashua for a free and fun-filled day for the whole family. The whole community is invited to stop by and learn about activities and classes available year-round and summer camps for kids of all ages. Enjoy food, live music and entertainment, games and activities for kids, bounce houses, food trucks and touch-a-truck areas, interactive booths and more.
ParentingNH is a proud sponsor of this event.
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MARCH 7, 14, 21 and 28: TAP INTO MAPLE IN LACONIA

Experience this old-fashioned New England tradition each Saturday in March at Prescott Farm and Environmental Center. 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. The cost is $10 person and free for Prescott Farm members.
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MARCH 10: “DOG LOVES BOOKS” IN PORTSMOUTH

Louise Yates’s New York Times bestseller comes to life in ArtsPower’s newest musical about the irresistible dog who loves everything about books. In fact, he loves books so much that he decides to open his own bookstore. Dog decides that the best way to sell books is to act out all kinds of fun stories for his customers—everything from dancing dinosaurs to funny fairy tales. ArtsPower’s musical celebrates the power of the imagination and the satisfaction that comes when you share books with others. The show is recommended for grades K-2 and tickets are a reasonable $6. Show times at 9:30 and 11:30 a.m.
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MARCH 13: CHaD BATTLE OF THE BADGES HOCKEY CHAMPIONSHIP IN MANCHESTER

Local police officers and firefighters will face off in this annual fire vs. police hockey game held at the SNHU Arena on Elm Street. 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. Tickets are $10 and kids 5 and under are free.
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MARCH 13-22: “MARY POPPINS, JR.” IN NASHUA

Your favorite practically perfect nanny takes center stage in this supercalifragilisticexpialidocious adventure based on the award-winning Broadway musical and classic Walt Disney film. Even grown-ups can learn a lesson or two from the nanny who advises “Anything can happen, if you let it.” Tickets are $12-$19 and this Peacock Players show takes place at the Court Street Theatre.
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MARCH 14 AND 21: PARENTINGNH’S SUMMER CAMP AND PROGRAM EXPOS

Believe it or not, now is the perfect time to start planning for summer camps and programs. ParentingNH invites all to join us for our free camp fairs: March 14 in Manchester and March 21 in Nashua. Reps from dozens of area programs and camps 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 21: HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS IN MANCHESTER

Trick shots, high flying dunks and precise timing, with side-splitting comedy….the Harlem Globetrotters are a one-of-a-kind fun family show guaranteed to entertain all ages. The action takes place at the SNHU Arena on Elm Street with two shows: one at 2 p.m. and the other at 7 p.m.
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MARCH 21-22: MAPLE WEEKEND IN NEW HAMPSHIRE

Known as the sweetest weekend of the year, the annual 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 21-22: NH MAPLE WEEKEND OPEN HOUSE IN TAMWORTH

You may not know it, but the Remick Country Doctor Museum & Farm is actually a longtime member of the NH Maple Producers Association. During Maple Weekend, head to the farm and watch Early Abenaki Indian sap boiling demonstrations outdoors and then step into the sugar house where a modern evaporator turns sap into syrup. This event is free to attend, just be sure to bring your wallet so you can purchase the Remick’s delicious maple treats for the ride home.
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MARCH 29: 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 2-mile fun run and walk. Immediately following the race is the traditional St. Patrick’s Day parade.
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Categories: Spring Fun, Winter Guide
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