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2015 Sea Festival of Trees Blue Ocean Music Hall Nov. 20th – Dec 6th

2015 Sea Festival of Trees

It’s almost time for the Third Annual Sea Festival of Trees, which will be open to the public from Friday, November 20th through Sunday, December 6. Get ready for a giant maze of sparkling holiday trees, stage and ice skating performances, visits with Santa, our Giant Gingerbread House display, Gift and Sweet shop, and Festival Café. It’s a 15-day holiday wonderland by the sea, located at the Blue Ocean Event Center on Salisbury Beach. Presented by The Newburyport Five Cents Savings Bank. All the trees are generously donated by local individuals, businesses, and organizations and are beautifully decorated for your enjoyment. All the trees will be raffled off to lucky winners, and the festival proceeds support Anna Jaques Hospital and the Salisbury Beach Partnership.

Vist for all details, schedules and information.
Held at Blue Ocean Music Hall, 4 Oceanfront North, Salisbury, MA

Fall Harvest Fest & Scarecrow Competition this weekend

Date: October 11, 2015 – October 12, 2015

Event Description:

Fall Harvest Festival
October 11 & 12, 2015

Come to downtown Newburyport on Columbus Day weekend for our annual Fall Harvest Festival! Enjoy great food, live music, and family fun while celebrating autumn’s arrival. Explore downtown shops as well as craft vendor booths from artisans all over New England!

Bring the kids in the morning for children’s entertainment in Market Square. There will be music by Jeannie Mack Kids’ Music on Sunday, and a puppet show by Lindsay & Her Puppet Pals on Monday.

The 97 NORTH band plays on Sunday afternoon, a great sampling of classic rock & roll music from the ’60s & ’70s. On Monday afternoon, the Back in Time band plays favorite tunes from the 50s & 60s.

14th Annual Scarecrow Contest
One of the most fun parts of the Newburyport Fall Harvest Festival is the fun, interesting scarecrows decorating all the lamp posts downtown. This year will be the 14th annual scarecrow contest! This contest is free, fun, & open to the public! Entries by individuals, families, teams, schools, churches, clubs, organizations, and businesses are all welcome. The goal of this contest is to create a gallery of fun, inventive scarecrows throughout Market Square. Get creative!

Fore more information visit scarecrow Application (open to the public)

Free event on Sunday, Sept 27th from 2 – 3pm to tour The Sanctuary

Learn about all of the Miracles that Occur at the Sanctuary & the Lenair Self(s) Healing Center

The Lenair Self(s) Healing Center of Newbury, MA cordially invites you to a very special free event on Sunday, Sept 27th from 2 – 3pm to tour The Sanctuary and to learn more about The Self(s) Healing Experience (SHE).

Rhonda Lenair, the founder – prophet, luminary, renowned medical intuitive, compared to the sleeping profit, Edgar Cayce and known as the ‘healer of addictions’ by tens of thousands of people worldwide who have effortlessly overcome their addictions and many other issues in seemingly an instant for three decades! SHE has become legendary for producing many ‘predictable miracles.’ Read, watch and listen to scores of miraculous Self(s) healing encounters from people who have experienced them by visiting
On this special day, you can meander through the Sanctuary’s healing gardens that are infused and imbued with living healing energy and love… Many people have experienced miracles just by being in this sacred place. Miracles are always prime to occur – it’s predestined …

Also enjoy yummy delicious refreshments generously provided by the renowned Heath’s Tea Room in Rockport. Space is limited so RSVP ASAP by emailing barry or calling The Sanctuary at 978-358-8499.

All attendees will receive a gift of love.

2nd Annual Oceanfront Plein Air Wet Paint Auction, Salisbury Beach MA

2nd Annual Oceanfront Plein Air Wet Paint Auction

September 26, 2015

Experience the beauty of freshly painted ocean-inspired landscapes created by 30 selected local artists. You’ll have the opportunity to bid on any of the spectacular original art in the fabulous Grandview Hall at the Blue Ocean Event Center with panoramic water views as the backdrop. This one-day event starts when the artists begin painting in the morning and work all day to have a finished piece ready for hanging before the event begins!

We are excited to have Billy Costa, Emmy Award Winning Kiss 108 Radio Host & NECN Host of Dining Playbook, return as our Auctioneer and Seaglass Restaurant as the caterer for the affair. Reception and Preview from 6:30 – 7:30. Auction begins at 7:30. View the artwork of many talented, local artists and select a work of art to take home for yourself or as a gift for a special occasion.

To meet our artists please visit our artist page.

Special thank you to our title sponsor: Gienapp Design Architecture!

For tickets please go to our event page or visit By The Sea Gifts located inside the Blue Ocean Event Center near Seaglass restaurant on Salisbury Beach.

Weekends This Fall at Canobie Lake Park – through October 31

Weekends This Fall at Canobie Lake Park, It’s
Family Fun by Day and Where Fear Meets Fun by Night.

SALEM, NH – The fun doesn’t stop after Labor Day at Canobie Lake Park. Canobie is open each weekend during September and October with a range of fall events that is unrivaled in New England.

You can enjoy your favorite Canobie thrill rides – including the park’s wild roller coaster, Untamed – as well as a variety of family and kids’ rides, games and attractions each day and evening during the park’s weekend operating hours. Beginning September 12, Canobie’s Petting Zoo is also open every Saturday and Sunday from 1PM to 5PM through October 25. Youngsters and their families can interact with a variety of gentle animals, and new for 2015, children can also enjoy pony rides available in the zoo.

Then on September 26th, SCREEEMFEST adds its special brand of fear to all the fun after dark, haunting Canobie Lake Park each Friday, Saturday and Sunday evening through October 31. Canobie gives you plenty to “screeem” about, too.

There are five terrifying haunted houses open during SCREEEMFEST, with two NEW HAUNTS for 2015: The Canobie Lake Hotel where the original “guests” still wander the halls, and Black Hollow Cove, a lair of a few long-dead pirates. You’ll also find roaming “monsters” and a monster parade throughout the park, Halloween-themed games and much more.

Canobie Lake Park is also known for delivering quality live entertainment at no additional charge, and fall is no exception. Get ready to rock with Canobie’s ROCKtoberfest event that features a different rock tribute band each weekend from September 26 through October 31 on Canobie’s Midway Stage. On tap are professional touring bands performing tributes to the music of Van Halen, Led Zeppelin, The Police, AC/DC, Bon Jovi and Foreigner.

As if that wasn’t enough, the “SwingShift SideShow,” also appearing on the park’s Midway Stage, presents strange feats of physical daring that are truly not for the faint of heart. A new live show, “Tribute to Michael: Ghosts,” will thrill audiences over two October weekends and “The Globe” returns to Canobie, featuring extreme motorcycle stunts from October 16 through 18 at the park entrance area.

One low admission price for Canobie’s fall events includes all haunted houses, operating rides, ROCKtoberfest, the petting zoo, all live entertainment and more. For park hours, show schedules, directions, and more information, visit

Savor Newburyport Sept. 17th to Sept. 26th

Savor Newburyport, brought to you by The Greater Newburyport Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Refinery 43, and Taste of The Seacoast, a 10-day celebration highlighting Newburyport’s exceptional food, drink, shopping, and cultural experiences. From September 17th through the 26th Newburyport will host various events throughout the city; including innovative dining experiences with unique restaurant and shop pairings.

The 10-day celebration will kick off with an Opening Savory Gala on Newburyport’s picturesque waterfront from 6-9pm on Thursday, September 17th. Guests will have the opportunity to sample award-winning food and drinks from over 30 local restaurants and chefs throughout Greater Newburyport.

Throughout the 10-day festival patrons will have the opportunity to purchase tickets to attend special events hosted by local restaurants, shops and small businesses. From Friday, September 18th to Sunday, September 20th there will be Savory Sales.

Savor Newburyport allows local shops, restaurants and chefs to share their passion for food, drink and culture. The city, who is known for its award-winning food, drinks and shops, couldn’t be more thrilled to showcase their city through Savor Newburyport.

Enter our Instagram contest to win two tickets to our kick-off gala on September 17th!

Visit for impressive special by area restaurants, sure to entice you to venture out and sample their fine fare.

26th Annual Hampton Beach Seafood Festival this Weekend!

WHEN: Weekend after Labor Day: September 11th, 12th
& 13th, 2015

  • Friday – 4 PM to 9 PM
  • Saturday – 10 AM to 9 PM
  • Sunday – 10 AM to 6 PM

WHAT: A spectacular Seaside Festival (Ocean Boulevard closed to traffic) featuring:

  • 60 of the Seacoast’s top
    restaurants serving an abundance of mouthwatering seafood. Choose from favorites like fried clams,
    shrimp, and lobster (steamed, fried, or in a roll) to non-seafood items like
    BBQ Ribs, “Blooming Onions” and sumptuous desserts.
  • 80 Arts & Crafts vendors
    promoting locally made products and hundreds of Ocean Boulevard merchants
    offering end-of-the-season Sidewalk Sales.
  • Continuous
    Entertainment on two stages featuring 15 of the top
    local Bands playing a variety of music — Blues, Jazz, the Oldies but Goodies,
    and even a little Rock & Roll!
  • Kiddie Land – Presented by Radio
    Disney with ongoing entertainment and games, face painting, train rides and a
  • Spectacular fireworks display —
    Saturday at 8:15 PM.
  • A “Don’t Miss” thrilling
    Skydiving demonstration, Sunday at 5 PM.
  • Pat Whitley Culinary Chef
    Demonstrations Saturday and Sunday 11 AM to 4 PM.
  • A 200 foot beverage tent serving
    beer and wine!
  • A beach cabana bar featuring
    great bands in the sand!
  • 4th
    Annual Lobster Roll Eating Contest Saturday, 2:00 pm

WHERE: Ocean Boulevard (Center Beach) is closed to
traffic and becomes a pedestrian mall.

Free parking and shuttle
service is available at over 13 in-town satellite parking lots. The shuttle
service has proved to be the fastest, safest, and most cost effective way to
get to the Festival. With no cost, and
less aggravation; it has become the most popular way to attend and enjoy the
Festival. For a complete list of
available lots check out our website at –OR– Park at the NH State Park (near Seabrook
Bridge, Rte. 1A). Parking is $15 per car


  • $5 per Adult on Friday and Sunday;
  • $8 per Adult on Saturday

Children under 12 free of charge


Wear comfortable shoes! Do not eat before you
come! Make an early reservation at one
of our fine lodging establishments.
Bring your friends and family. Please note: Pets are NOT allowed per town ordinance.

INFORMATION: Call the Hampton Area Chamber of Commerce at (603)-926-8718 or visit

Scoot Around – the best way to see the seacoast! Fun Fun Fun

Scoot around Hampton Beach in these Fun Scoots.

What a unique, and fun way to spend a day at Hampton Beach, NH. You can rent scooters or these scoots. They’re affordable, and you can share your experience with someone. Rent for an hour or for a day and travel around the seacoast.

We are conveniently located just over the Hampton bridge in Seabrook, NH. Open 7 days a week, 9AM to 8PM. Give us a call, at 603.380.3966, visit us on our website at or stop on in and say hello.

Make your Hampton Beach Vacation something to truly remember – Scoot – N – Around.

11th Annual Hampton Beach Talent Competition Friday, Aug. 28th through Sunday, Aug. 30th

11th Annual Hampton Beach Talent Competition

Fri August 28,29,and 30th, 2015

Come watch talented entertainers compete for cash prizes. 1st $1000, 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.

Semi Finals
24 Junior Competitors on Friday August 28th

Semi Finals
24 Senior Competitors on Saturday August 29th

For both Junior’s And Senior’s Sunday August 30th

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
Email Us

All entries must be post marked no later than August 7th, 2015
The evening of the performance a panel of judges will select winners based on:

  • Vocal ability
  • Stage presence
  • Entertainment value

Selected participants will be required to:
A. Submit their performance selection prior to their performance on August 28th (Semi Finals)
B. Day of performance Artist will bring performance track (CD or Tape)
C. Hampton Beach Talent Competition will supply all necessary equipment, (sound & microphones)
D. If selected from the Semi Finals (August 28 or 29, 2014) to perform in the Finals (August 29, 2014)

Performer must have a second selection to perform. Please note this competition is open to VOCALISTS ONLY This competition is not affiliated with any other competition, local, national or otherwise and is solely offered for entertainment of visitors of Hampton Beach. Contact Glen French for additional information at glen to get an application via e-mail.