Exciting Summer Events and Unforgettable Activities Await in Sunapee!

Summer Events in Sunapee, NH

A Guide to 2024 Summer Events and Activities

We’re thrilled to be your cozy retreat as you dive into the incredible activities and summer events our quaint region has to offer. Whether you’re an art aficionado, a culinary adventurer, or simply eager to immerse yourself in the local culture, there’s a delightful experience waiting for everyone here.

From art fairs and food festivals to cultural celebrations, the summer buzzes with excitement. But remember, amidst all the hustle and bustle, THE LODGE is the perfect place to unwind and relax. With an inviting pool, a cozy cabana, a warm fire pit, and a fun-filled game room, our space is designed to be your sanctuary.

Take a peek at some of the summer events  happening around town this summer, and get ready to create unforgettable memories! 

Arts Weekend in Sunapee Harbor

Dates: July 19 – 21, 2024
Location: Sunapee Harbor
Highlights: Live music, art exhibits, local vendors

Sunapee Harbor comes alive with creativity during the Arts Weekend, a delightful event that we’re thrilled to be partnering with. Wander through a vibrant array of art exhibits, enjoy live music, and explore local vendors offering handmade crafts and delicious food. It’s a fantastic opportunity to immerse yourself in the local arts scene and meet talented artists from the area.

The Open Air Market at The Exchange

Dates: Saturdays 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM, Sundays 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Location: Andover, NH
Highlights: Vintage finds, local crafts, farm-fresh products

Just a short drive from Sunapee, The Exchange in Andover hosts a charming Open Air Market every weekend. Browse through a delightful mix of vintage and farm-inspired goods, including Andover’s renowned maple syrup, handmade soaps, refinished furniture, unique jewelry, and more. It’s a perfect spot to find one-of-a-kind souvenirs and enjoy a leisurely day of shopping and exploration.

Lobster Bake at Mount Sunapee

Date: Thursday, July 11, 2024
Location: Mount Sunapee
Highlights: Classic lobster bake, scenic chairlift ride

Get ready to feast! Mount Sunapee’s culinary team is putting on a classic lobster bake that promises a deliciously memorable experience. You’ll enjoy not only a mouth-watering lobster meal but also a round-trip to the summit on the Sunapee Express Quad chairlift. The event runs from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, offering breathtaking views and a delightful culinary adventure. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to combine gourmet dining with stunning mountain scenery.

Blueberry Picking at Bartlett’s Farm

Dates: Mid- July- August
Location: Newport, NH
Highlights: PYO Blueberries or Pick Up Their Homemade Jam

Nothing says summer like fresh blueberry picking! Nestled in the heart of rural serenity, Bartlett’s Blueberry Farm invites visitors to savor the joy of picking fresh, plump blueberries straight from the bush. Perfect for a family outing or a peaceful solo escape, Bartlett’s offers a delightful way to connect with nature and enjoy the freshest blueberries around.

Library Arts Center Gallery: Juried Regional Exhibition

Dates: June 15 – July 24, 2024
Opening Reception: Friday, June 14, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Location: Newport, NH
Highlights: Regional art, opening reception with hors d’oeuvres

The Library Arts Center in Newport is showcasing its annual Juried Regional Exhibition, featuring 95 pieces from 64 talented artists across New Hampshire and Vermont. The exhibit includes a diverse range of media, from paintings and sculptures to photography and mixed media. The opening reception is a fantastic opportunity to meet the artists and enjoy festive hors d’oeuvres from the Old Courthouse Restaurant.

Friday Night Music at The Livery

Dates: Every Friday night
Location: Sunapee Harbor
Highlights: Live music, local performers

End your week on a high note with Friday Night Music at The Livery. This weekly event in Sunapee Harbor features live performances from talented local musicians. It’s a great way to unwind, enjoy some fantastic tunes, and soak up the vibrant atmosphere of the harbor area. Grab a seat, order a drink, and let the music carry you away.

Annual League of NH Craftsmen’s Fair

Dates: August 3 – 11, 2024
Location: Mount Sunapee Resort
Highlights: Artisan crafts, live demonstrations, workshops

The Annual League of NH Craftsmen’s Fair is a beloved tradition that transforms the Mount Sunapee Resort into a bustling hub of creativity and craftsmanship. Running from August 3rd to 11th, this nine-day event is one of the oldest and most prestigious craft fairs in the country. Explore a vast array of handcrafted works, from pottery and jewelry to woodwork and textiles, created by talented artisans. The fair also offers live demonstrations, interactive workshops, and activities for all ages, providing a perfect family-friendly outing.

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