The oldest summer resort in America does the season right. Any day of the week, you can enjoy fishing in Lake Winnipesaukee, shopping downtown, or swimming at Allen Albee Beach.
Try these stops in Wolfeboro, as well as these gift shops, these businesses recommended by the local chamber of commerce, and our own list of local attractions.
Summer Events in Wolfeboro
Whether you’re a year-’round resident or a visitor, you’re sure to enjoy these events:
May 6 Decks and Docks. For the first time, townsfolk and visitors welcome the opening of decks and docks with festivities. Businesses will showcase their products and services. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
May 12 Best of Barbershop, presented by Great Waters Music Festival, features barbershop quartets Boston Accent, Downtown Crossing, and Drive. The Great Hall, Wolfeboro Town Hall
May 18 Paint Night includes the opportunity to paint a canvas, while enjoying a glass of wine. 6 p.m. Wolfeboro Inn
May 20 43rd Annual Great Smith River Canoe and Kayak Race, begins at the Allen Albee Beach on Lake Wentworth, passes through Smith River to Crescent Lake, down the lower Smith River to Back Bay and then to Dockside. The race is approximately 4 miles long and includes a mild white-water stretch and two short portages. 1:15 p.m.
May 20 Fred Moyer, presented by Wolfeboro Friends of Music, delves into the music of jazz greats such as Oscar Peterson, Ahmad Jamal, Monty Alexander, and others. Anderson Hall, Brewster Academy
June 10 Art and Bloom features the works of floral arrangers who use the works of local artists as their inspiration. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. The Great Hall, Wolfeboro Town Hall
June 12 Free concert featuring Two Fiddles, Dudley and Jacqueline Laufman. 7-9 p.m. Community Bandstand, Cate Park
June 30 Neil Berg’s 102 Years of Broadway, presented by Great Waters Music Festival, presents the award-winning composer Neil Berg’s arrangements of Broadway classics and numbers from Broadway’s newest hit shows, supported by an all-star New York cast and band. Kingswood Art Center
July 4 4th of July Parade starts on North Main Street by Forest Road and ends at Brewster Academy on South Main Street. 10 a.m.
July 6 Cabaret Night Fundraiser, presented by Great Waters Music Festival, features Broadway singer and actress Rebecca Robbins, accompanied by Chris Shepard on the keyboard. Desserts, cash bar and a silent auction raise money for Great Waters Music Festival. Pinckney Boathouse
July 14 The Doo Wop Project, presented by Great Waters Music Festival, traces the evolution of Doo Wop from the classic sound of five guys singing tight harmonies on a street corner to the biggest hits on the radio today. Kingswood Arts Center
July 21 Adrienne Danrich: This Little Light of Mine, presented by Great Waters Music Festival, captures the essence of the personalities and artistry of two great artist/pioneers Marian Anderson and Leontyne Price. Free, but tickets required. Anderson Hall
July 22 A Tribute to Bob Hope & the Radio Stars of the 1940s brings you back to the days when radio was using the voices of Lynn Roberts and Chuck Carson. 7 p.m. Anderson Hall
July 28 The Ossipee Mountain Boys, presented by Great Waters Music Festival, present bluegrassy arrangements of fun and popular songs from yesterday and today in a folk, rock, swing grass style. The Great Hall, Wolfeboro Town Hall
August 4 When Swing Was King: A Tribute to Benny Goodman, presented by Great Waters Music Festival, features Paul Cosentino and the Boilermaker Jazz Band bringing the energy and delicate swing of small swing bands, including favorite Goodman Big Band melodies performed small-band style. Kingswood Arts Center
August 10 Annual Boathouse Tour visits historic and new boathouses on Lake Winnipesaukee 3 ways on water in a vintage wooden boat, by land in your own car, or by land in an antique automobile. Two tour launch times for boats and antique cars: 9 a.m. & 1 p.m.
August 11 Yellow Brick Road: A Tribute to Elton John, presented by Great Waters Music Festival, is a full concert tribute, complete with an incredible light show and sound system. Anderson Hall
August 18 Voice Play, presented by Great Waters Music Festival, is reimagined as a full stage show, ping-ponging between eras and styles. Kingswood Arts Center
August 18 Free concert. 7-9 p.m. Community Bandstand, Cate Park
August 25 Barbra & Frank: The Concert That Never Was, presented by Great Waters Music Festival, imagines what it would have been like to have Barbra Streisand and Frank Sinatra team up for a concert tour. Kingswood Arts Center
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