Hampton Beach Events Guide

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Annual Penguin Plunge
February each year, 12:00pm
Each year, raising money for the Special Olympics. Over $1 million in the past six years, "Plungers" dawn their costumes in the middle of the winter, and "Plunge" into the freezing cold water of the Atlantic Ocean. Each year has a different theme for the costumes. Initially only 150 Plungers participated, now the Penguin Plunge draws over 800 Plungers. Fun to watch, and a great way to get out for the day. VisitHamptonBeach.com each year to find out annual dates and times.

Tow Truck Rodeo Event

Hampton Beach Tow Rodeo IS BACK!
Sat., May 16, 2009 - Sun., May 19, 2009 (Parade of trucks - Sun., May 19).Enjoy the family fun and events at the 2009 NHTA Tow and Trade Show, Returning to Hampton Beach State Park.

This popular event features a huge parade of trucks, vendors, a rodeo competition, food raffles, and family oriented activities. For information on the NHTA family Tow and Trade Show, call (603) 863-4206, nhtowingassociation.org

Concerts on the Half Shell

Two shows nightly 7:00-8:00 & 8:30-9:30 pm. Schedules of performances available at Information Center, 180 Ocean Blvd (next to outdoor stage), or see the Hampon Chamber of Commerce Seashell Schedule

Hobie Regatta

Annual Hampton Beach Catamaran Regatta
Dates TBD (generally 3rd week in June). Hampton Beach Catamaran Regatta has become a highlight of the summer as champions and (relatively) new sailors alike converge on Hampton Beach for a weekend of sailing.

Hosting races throughout the day, and held close to the shores so that visitors and non-sailors can admire the spectacle of colorful sails. Bring your cameras! A truly magnificent site.Sailors contact www.sailnecsa.org Dave White 361-6692


9th Annual Sand Sculpting Competition
Sat., June 13, 2009 - Thur., June 25, 2009

The now famous Sand Sculpting Competition. 12 Masters, that compete around the world, come and sculpt witht he hopes of winning. Over $15,000 in prize money. Awards Saturday night, June 20, 8 p.m. at the Seashell StageFireworks shoot to follow, 9:30 PM

A weeks worth of artistry right in front of your eyes. Interested Master Sand Sculptors may contact event co-organizer: www.GregGrady.com The event is funded by the Hampton Beach Village District and Sponsors, in cooperation with The Hampton Area Chamber of Commerce and The NH Division of Parks. Interested sponsors or volunteers should contact the Hampton Chamber of Commerce at 603-926-8718, or www.hamptonbeach.org

Fireworks at Hampton Beach 14 Special Fireworks Displays. The Finest in Display Fireworks

Wednesdays and Holidays as well as nightly concerts at the Seashell Stage beginning Memorial Day Weekend.
June 20th Sand Castle Fireworks
July 1st, 4th, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th
August 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th
Sept. 2nd, Labor Day Weekend-Sept. 6th Sat. September 12th - Annual Seafood Festival Special Shoot (at 8 pm)

Miss Hampton Beach Pageant

Miss Hampton Beach Pagent - Sun., July 26, 2009. Join us this year for the 63rd Miss Hampton Beach Pageant at the Seashell Stage. 2 p.m. Free Event! Interested Contestants should contact Stephanie Lussier at 603-624-0728 or 603-512-5257 (cell phone) for an application and more information. www.MissHamptonBeach.soc or email: princess50@yahoo.com

Miss Hampton Beach Pageant

Little Miss Hampton Beach Pagent - Sun., Aug. 16, 2009. A new addition to kick off Children's Festival week on Sunday, Aug. 16th, 2PM. A sister pageant to Miss Hampton Beach, we will be crowning a Little Miss and Jr. Miss, to help in promoting our seacoast area. Visit www.Hamptonbeac.org for an application or contact us by email at: princess50@yahoo.com

Childrens Festival

Children's Festival
Mon., August 17, 2009 - Fri., August 21, 2009.

Check back for complete scheduling details. Five days of free activities for children and their families including sandcastle contests, costume parades, Ronald McDonald Magic Show, children's entertainment on the Sea Shell Stage. Free ice cream, Coca-Cola and...every child wins a prize!
For schedule of daily activities Click.

Seacoast 3rd Annual Idol Competition
Fri, August 28, 2009 - Sun, August 30, 2009.
Come watch talented entertainers compete for cash prizes.

1st $500, 2nd $300, 3rd $200
Limited to Vocalist in one of two categories. (Junior & Senior)
Junior category, up to age 18. Senior category, age 18 and over.
Finals For both Junior's And Senior's Sunday August 30th
For registration form Click.

Volleyball Tournament
Stay tuned for 2009 dates.
The 2nd Annual Hampton Beach Volleyball tournament "Presented by Hampton Beach Village District and the Hampton Park & Recreation Dept."

To be held Labor Day weekend Saturday Sept. 2nd Womens Divisions and Sunday Sept. 3rd Mens divisions Start times 10 AM. There will be both a womens and men's AA & A divisions. The tournament will take place on Hampton beach south of the Seashell Complex between G St. and M St. $30 entry fee - every player gets a Tournament T-shirt. Beverage refreshments provided by Coke Cola. AA Divisions 1st Place $300 cash 2nd place $200 cash 3rd place $100 cash. A Divisions 1st place $200 Gift Certificates, 2nd place $150 Gift Certificates 3rd place Gift Certificates. Trophy goes to the best beach business team. Fireworks Sunday Sept. 3rd at 9:30 PM
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Seafood Festival 21th Annual Seafood Festival
Fri, September 10 - Sun, September 12, 2009 Seafood Festival & Sidewalk Sale Days
September 10th, 4PM-9PM, September 11th, 10AM-9PM, September 12th, 10AM-6PM