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Annual Beach Events

Activites annuelles pour la plage

No one can deny that Hampton Beach is a great beach and a whole lot more!

From fantastic fireworks every week, 16 in all, to 80 free summer concerts, Hampton Beach has something for everyone. Come marvel at the Masters of Sand Sculpting in June, find out who will be Miss Hampton Beach 2014 in July, show off your talent at the annual Hampton Beach Talent competition, or feel like a kid again in August and join us to see off the end of the season with our famous Seafood Festival in September. But please, don't sit around waiting for these and other special events!

Because everyone knows that any day of the week Hampton Beach is a great beach and a whole lot more!

18 Special Fireworks Displays

Sun., May 24, 2015 - Sat., Sept 12th
Every Wednesday night, starting June 17th and Holidays at 9:30 p.m.

Rain day for Wednesday shoots will be the following Friday
Memorial Day Weekend May 24
June 17
June 20 Saturday Sand Castle Fireworks
June 24
July 1
July 4, a spectacular shoot
July 8, 15, 22, 29
August 5, 12, 19, 26
Labor Day Weekend, Sept. 6th

Sat., September 12th, 2015 - 26th Annual Seafood Festival Special Shoots (at 8:15 pm)

"End of Year Special Fireworks Display On the Beach!"
New Year's Eve December 31 at 8 PM

Monday Night Movies on the Beach!

Starting at dusk July 6- August 31.
Fun Family Entertainment. All for Free! An evening under the stars on our 5 star beach. Weather permitting.
Movies to be on the beach near the Playground.

Dates TBD

Sea Shell Stage Line Up 2015 Events

Sunday, May 24, 2015 - Monday, September 6, 2015
Visit our calendar of events page.

Hampton Beach Tow Rodeo

Sat., May 16, 2015 - Sun., May 17, 2015
Enjoy the family fun and events at the 2015 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, download the program, call (603) 863-4206, or visit

Hampton Beach Catamaran Regatta

June 20 - 21, 2015
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. The weekend is well organized, with races throughout the day, and held close to the shores so that visitors and non-sailors can admire the spectacle. If you want to sail you need to get in contact with the organizers through the details provided here. If you're just watching, simply get yourself a good bit of sand a camera and relax and enjoy the proceedings.
Scott Malcolm 603-502-7451

15th Annual Sand Sculpting Competition

June 18 - 19 - 20, 2015
Come watch 15 Masters of the Sand Sculpture Universe compete for over $15,000.00 in prize money. Competition June 18-19-20 2015. Awards Saturday night, June 20, 8 p.m. at the Seashell Stage.

Followed by a Fireworks shoot at 9:30

All for FREE!

The fun starts June 18th on Hampton Beach and the "Grady Bunch" starts pounding up the demo site. The entire area is illuminated for night viewing. Watch Greg Grady and "The Grady Bunch" build a mammoth Sand Demo Site. View all entries on line at this website. The competition is by invitation only. Interested Master Sand Sculptors may contact event co-organizer: 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 us at and/or

Miss Hampton Beach Pageant

Sun., July 26, 2015
Join us this year for the 69th Miss Hampton Beach Pageant at the Seashell Stage July 26th at 2 p.m. Free Event! Interested Contestants should contact Stephanie Lussier at 603-512-5257 (cell phone). Click here for an Application, Guidelines and more Information. Check out the Miss Hampton Beach website at

Little Miss Hampton Beach Pageant

Saturday, July 25th, 2015
Little/JR Miss Hampton Beach, at 2PM a sister pageant to Miss Hampton Beach we will be crowning a Little Miss and JR Miss Hampton Beach to help in promoting our seacoast area. Click here for an Application, Guidelines and more information or contact Director Stephanie Rose Lussier 603-512-5257 or

Children's Festival

August 17, 2015 - Fri., August 21, 2015.
Annual Children's Festival
Starting at 10 am.
Five days (August 17-21) of free activities for children and their families.
Friday August 21
11 a.m. A Giant Costume Parade when every child wins a prize.

Hampton Beach Talent Competition

Fri August 28,29,and 30th, 2015

Download the Hampton Beach Talent Competition Application

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.

26th Annual Seafood Festival

Fri., September 11 - Sun., September 13, 2015
Seafood Festival & Sidewalk Sale Days

Visit for details on times, entertainment schedule and participating exhibitors, free parking and shuttle schedules. Ocean Boulevard (Center Beach) is closed to traffic and becomes a pedestrian mall from the Marine Memorial (The Lady) to H Street to accommodate the anticipated 150,000+ visitors each day!

Sample the flavors of the seacoast at New England's largest seaside festival. Over 50 restaurants join together, offering an extensive menu of seafood delicacies, Gala festivities include:
Over 60 Art & Craft dealers, 3 stages of entertainment, children's activities and our new Children's Center, street performers, a 200 foot beer tent, sidewalk bargain sales, and an amazing display of fireworks on Friday and Saturday night. (Ocean Boulevard closed to traffic). Choose from favorites like lobster, shrimp, clams (steamed, broiled, barbecued or fried) to non-seafood items like "Bloomin' Onion" and fried ice cream.

  • Continuous entertainment on 3 stages featuring some of the best local bands in the area - from Blues to Country, Rock & Roll and even a little Jazz.
  • Hospitality and more entertainment in our Beverage Tent serving Budweiser & Red Hook beer!
  • Spectacular fireworks display - Saturday the 6th at 8:15 PM
  • Sidewalk Sales (end of season clearance-SAVE $$$$)
  • Live Radio Remote Broadcast including Pat Whitley's syndicated "Dining Out Show", Sunday September 13th.
  • Craft Fair - Over 60 Crafts Persons displaying their wares!
  • Children's Center - Ongoing Entertainment - Face Painting, Games and Street Performers
Friday: $5.00; Saturday, $8.00; Sunday, $5.00. *A portion of Admission Proceeds go to support the Hampton Rotary Club. Children under 12 are free of charge.

*Wear comfortable shoes!
*Do not eat before you come!
*Make early reservations at one of our fine lodging establishments
*Bring your friends and family!
*For your safety and the safety of others, NO bicycles or rollerblades!
*Bon Appetit!

2014 Winner Alexandra Barrows

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