Events at the Beach

Events at the Beach

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.

Fireworks at the Beach

The 2017 dates follow:

  • May 27, 2018 – **Special shoot in honor of Memorial Day**
  • June 16, 2018 – **Special shoot for Sand Sculpting Competition**
  • June 13, 20, 27, 2018
  • July 4, 2018 – **Special shoot to celebrate the 4th of July**
  • July 11, 18, 25, 2018
  • August 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 2018
  • September 2, 2018 – **Special Labor Day shoot**
  • September 8, 2018 – Special shoot for the Seafood Festival (at 8 p.m.)
  • December 31, 2018 – Special shoot to celebrate New Year’s Eve (at 8 p.m.)



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 14 – 16 Annual Sand Sculpting Competition

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Come watch Masters of the Sand Sculpture Universe compete for over $15,000.00 in prize money. The event will take place June 14-16, 2018. Awards will be handed out on Saturday, June 16, 2018 on the Seashell Stage. Followed by fireworks at 9:30 p.m. All for FREE!  The entire area is illuminated for night viewing.

July Events

July 28 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 29 Miss Hampton Beach Pageant

Join us this year for the 71st Miss Hampton Beach Pageant at the Seashell Stage July 29st at 2 p.m. Free Event! Interested Contestants should contact Stephanie Lussier at 603-512-5257 (cell phone).

August Events

Children’s Festival August 13 – 17

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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 13th with Magic shows, puppets, storytellers, contests and much more are just a prelude to the main event, a huge costume parade down Ocean Boulevard, to the Seashell Stage where everyone gets a prize!  All Children’s Festival activities are free and open to the public.

Hampton Beach Talent Competition August 24 – 26

For both Junior’s And Senior’s Sunday August 26th 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.   The evening of the performance a panel of judges will select winners based on:

  • Vocal ability
  • Stage presence
  • Entertainment value

September Events

29th Annual Seafood Festival September 7 – 9

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 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, $10.00; Sunday, $8.00. *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