What’s Happening

What’s Happening

There’s something for everyone at Hampton Beach, check out the events calendar and see what’s happening while you are staying with us!

Everyone Wednesday Night starting at 9:30pm beginning June 15 - September 10. Special display on December 31.

Everyone Wednesday Night starting at 9:30pm from June 15 – September 10.  Bring a blanket and sit on the beach to enjoy the display.  Special display on December 31.



FREE Concerts at the Seashell Stage every evening.  Lots of great entertainment with a variety of music styles.  



Monday Night Movies on the Beach!  Movies are held after sunset beside the playground area on the beach, bring your beach chairs, blankets, popcorn and treats and enjoy this free movie series!




June 16 – 18 Annual Sand Sculpting Competition

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Come watch 15 Masters of the Sand Sculpture Universe compete for over $15,000.00 in prize money. The event will take place June 16-18, 2016. Awards will be handed out on Saturday, June 18, 2016 on the Seashell Stage. Followed by fireworks at 9:30 p.m. All for FREE!  The entire area is illuminated for night viewing.

June 18-19 Hampton Beach Catamaran Regatta


Hampton Beach Catamaran Regatta has become a highlight of the summer as champions and 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.

July Events

July 30 Little Miss Hampton Beach Pageant

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.

July 31 Miss Hampton Beach Pageant

Join us this year for the 70th Miss Hampton Beach Pageant at the Seashell Stage July 31st at 2 p.m. Free Event! Interested Contestants should contact Stephanie Lussier at 603-512-5257 (cell phone).

August Events

Children’s Festival August 15 – 19

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Five Days of Free Fun for Children of All Ages! The Annual Hampton Beach Children’s Festival is the family fun event of the summer, kicking off August 15th with a magic show by BJ Hickman on the famous Hampton Beach Seashell Stage at 10 a.m., and building up to a Giant Costume Parade that marches almost the length of Hampton Beach on Friday, August 19th. Every child gets a prize just for being in it! Each day will be a blockbuster, filled with non-stop activity and entertainment, including mini-golf, a Ronald McDonald show, free ice cream, dancing, story tellers, balloons, and more. There’s even a kids’ bumper sticker contest. All Children’s Festival activities are free and open to the public.

Hampton Beach Talent Competition August 26 – 28

For both Junior’s And Senior’s Sunday August 28th Contestants will mail an audition tape, photograph and a brief biography and shirt size to: Glen French Seashell Entertainment PO Box 442 Hampton NH 03843.   All entries must be post marked no later than August 4th, 2016 The evening of the performance a panel of judges will select winners based on:

  • Vocal ability
  • Stage presence
  • Entertainment value

September Events

27th Annual Seafood Festival September 9 – 11

Visit www.hamptonbeachseafoodfestival.com 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 12th at 8 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

SEAFOOD FESTIVAL ADMISSION COST: 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. **PETS ARE NOT ALLOWED – PER TOWN ORDINANCE