Laconia Bike Week is a popular draw for motorcyclists, bringing hundreds of thousands of visitors annually. Bike Week started in 1923 and it still roars through Weirs Beach in New Hampshire every year in June. As one of the largest motorcycle rallies in the country, Laconia Bike Week is a hot spot of motorcycle enthusiasts who ride their souped-up Harleys through the streets of this lakeside community. Stay overnight at a nearby Sanbornton inn to be close to the action. There are many other events close to Sanbornton, a small town in Belknap County, so get out there and start exploring.
Laconia Motorcycle Week
Laconia, NH 03246
You'd better be cool if you head to Bike Week. Every year in June, this beach is swarming with hard core motorcyclists who take pride in their Harleys and other cycles. It's a chance to show off what you've got, have fun and celebrate the beginning of summer. For nine days, the schedule is jam packed with live music concerts, biker build-off contests, rallies, parties and promos. Because it's set right in downtown Weirs Beach, there's plenty of access to food, drink, games and, of course, the beach. Exhibits, tournaments, fireworks, pig roasts and freedom rides...Laconia Bike Week has it all.
Great Waters Music Festival
58 North Main Street
Wolfeboro, NH 03894
On the shore of Lake Winnipesaukee, the Great Waters Music Festival hosts summer concert series and festivals such as the Folk Festival in August, featuring programs like guided jams, a family barn dance and main stage folk music events. The concerts are held in the acoustic pavilion on the campus of Brewster Academy. Founded in 1995, the festival attracts thousands of visitors each year to see such celebrity stars as Sandy Duncan, Arlo Guthrie, Chuck Mangione, Betty Buckley and the Glenn Miller Orchestra. Festival goers can enjoy state-of-the-art sound and lighting systems, with enough unobstructed seating for 800 people.
New Hampshire Music Festival
52 Symphony Lane
Ctr Harbor, New Hampshire 03249
Take a break from your cozy Sanbornton bed and breakfast and head to the New Hampshire Music Festival for the day. If you love classical music, you will enjoy the orchestra here in Center Harbor, New Hampshire. Choose from the Pops Series, Classical Series or Chamber Music Series at the Silver Center for the Arts or Gilford Community Auditorium. With all series and single tickets priced at half off for students and children, you can even bring the whole family to enjoy some traditional, classical music for a break in the routine.
Laconia Multicultural Market Day
Downtown Laconia, NH 03246
Celebrate diverse cultures at Laconia Multicultural Market Day, held every September. Enjoy arts and crafts, music and dance groups, artist workshops, demonstrations and a wide range of ethnic foods. Devoted to honoring the cultural diversity in the Lakes Region, this one-day festival features authentic artist performances in Rotary Park and the downtown area. Cultures from Rwanda, Peru, Laos, Cuba, Albania, Malaysia, Thailand and many more are all represented in this cultural celebration.