Summer is in full swing and there’s no better way to experience it than to get outside! Yes, temperatures might be a little toasty but this is your chance to soak up some sun before another long New England Winter.

Want to make it even more fun? Check out one or two of our recommended weekend events below and be sure to share your favorite NH made memories with us in the comments or on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Happy Weekending!

1. Swim With a Mission Race & Festival

Swim With A Mission is an open-water swim race and festival founded to honor and support our Veterans. Mark your calendar for this exciting all-day event! Swim distances include 1K, 5K, and 10K Individual and a 10 Team Relay. Last year’s event drew over 4,000 attendees! In addition to the swim races, there will be live military demonstrations by Navy SEALs and NH National Guard, K9 Demonstrations, kid’s activities, raffles, food, and so much more.

Date: Saturday, July 13

Time: 5:30AM-4PM

Location: Wellington State Park - 614 West Shore Rd., Bristol, NH


Admission: Free

2. Brew With a View

The 5th Annual Brew with a View is coming to Steele Hill Resorts!

Enjoy a taste of New England hosted under our large event tent overlooking magnificent views of Lake Winnisquam, Lake Winnipesaukee and the Belknap Mountain Range.

Join us for this fun-filled brewfest and sample a variety of local craft breweries and select meads, wines, and liquor. There will also be great music, door prizes, and delicious food!

Date: Saturday, July 13

Time: 4PM-7PM

Location: Steele Hill Resort - 516 Steele Hill Rd., Sanbornton, NH


Admission: $15-$55 per person

3. Fisher Cats Food Truck Festival

So much food in one great place - food trucks are coming to the field!

Get your grub on, play tailgate games in the outfield, and bring a blanket to have your own picnic! Event will be held rain or shine. Please see website for a full list of vendors.

Date: Saturday, July 13

Time: 11AM-5PM

Location: Northeast Delta Dental Stadium - 1 Line Dr., Manchester, NH


Admission: Free

4. Family Day at the Wright Museum

Family Day is one of the most popular events at the Wright Museum! Activities will include military vehicle rides, a chance to get up close to Sherman and Pershing tanks, WWII and Civil War reenactors, live music, animal shows, face-painting, balloon art, caricaturists and so much more!

In addition to the day’s festivities, visitors will also have the chance to tour the museum, which features more than 14,000 permanent items from the homefront and battlefields of WWII.

Date: Sunday, July 14

Time: 11AM-3PM

Location: Wright Museum of World War II - 77 Center St., Wolfeboro, NH


Admission: Adults $12, Children ages 5-17 $10, Members $9, Children ages 4 and under Free

5. Hillsboro Balloon Fest & Fair

From live music and a parade to a fairway full of carnival rides, this legendary festival is packed with activities. These majestic hot air vehicles take off daily at 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. There will also be live music, vendors, fireworks, a beer tent, kids games, a car show and so much more!

Date: Thursday, July 11 - Sunday, July 14

Time: Hours vary, see website for full schedule

Location: Grimes Field - 28 Preston St., Hillsboro, NH


Admission: $10 Parking


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