A&E Weekend Top 10

Weekend 'Top 10' Planner: June 22-24, 2018

The Summer Solstice is finally here! Sound the trumpets because there is plenty of music to be found in the Granite State this weekend. No matter your music taste, you are bound to find it here this weekend. But there are also strawberry festivals, a Revolutionary War re-enactment, Market Days in Concord, one big brewfest and much more. We've got your laundry list of fun with our look at the Top 10 Things to Do in NH this weekend.


Sunday, 1 p.m. and 4 p.m.
Raffi, North America's preeminent family entertainer, turns 70 this year, and he is marking the occasion with a new album and a series of #belugagrads concerts, including a family show at the Capitol Center for the Arts this weekend. Proceeds benefit The Centre for Child Honouring. Raffi will sing his hits like "Baby Beluga" and "Down by the Bay," and introduce new songs from his upcoming album. VIP tickets will include an opportunity to meet Raffi in person after the show. Raffi is a singer, songwriter, producer, author, lecturer, and tireless advocate for children. He is best known for his work as a children's entertainer and advocate whose string of gold and platinum-selling recordings includes his iconic song, "Baby Beluga." Once called "the most popular children's singer in the English-speaking world" (Washington Post) and "Canada's all-time children's champion" (Toronto Star), Raffi is also a recipient of the Order of Canada and the United Nations' Earth Achievement Award. He has published three books for adults and holds four honorary degrees. Tickets are $39.50 - $78.

FARM-A-Q 2018

Sunday, 12 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Visit the Coppal House Farm in Lee this weekend for a family-friendly FARM-A-Q. A joint effort of Slow Food Seacoast and the Heirloom Harvest Project, Farm-a-Q is a picnic-style event with a bounty of heirloom and heritage foods grown on local farms and prepared by some of the area's best chefs. This year we are hosted by John & Carol Hutton of Coppal House Farm in Lee NH. The day will feature tastings, demonstrations, live music, children's nature-based activities, tabling by numerous local community organizations, and best of all, the amazing locally grown, picnic-style meal prepared by our even more amazing local chefs. This year's participating restaurants include another incredible line up: 1652, Anju/The Wilder, Black Birch, Black Trumpet, Carriage House, Earth's Harvest Kitchen Juicery, Embers Bakery, Festina Lente, Franklin Oyster House, Joinery, Martingale Wharf, Moxy, Nibblesworth, Otis.Restaurant, Vida Cantina/Ornells BBQ/Vida Tortilla. It's summer. Are you ready for your first FARM-A-Q? Tickets are $30.

Revolutionary War: Stark's Mustering of the Militia

Saturday, 10 a.m.
Visit the Fort at No. 4 in Charlestown for a re-enactment from the Revolutionary War - Stark's Mustering of the Militia! The year is 1777, and General John Stark is mustering the militia at the Fort at No. 4 to join the army in
the battle for independence. Heed Gen. Stark's call and join the militia as they prepare to head towards Bennington to route “Gentleman Johnny” Burgoyne on his march to Saratoga. A recruiter will be onsite and ready to accept your enlistment at 10:30 a.m. Enlistment is open to all visitors, so drill with the re-enactors in their preparations, then attend a presentation at 1 p.m. on the life of John Stark. The weekend will be punctuated by a dance on Saturday night, open to the public for a separate fee. Admission is $10.

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