July is here and summer is officially in full swing! Canoes are being launched into the Saco River, hikers are making their way up to their favorite peaks, outdoor seating at restaurants is open and sidewalks are becoming home to craft fairs and festivals. Sometimes it can feel like we blink and summer is over, (case in point, where did June go?!) but the Mt. Washington Valley has some amazing and entertaining events to punctuate the season.

So while it may go by quickly, we can help you squeeze every last drop out of summer! Check out our line-up of events below and get to planning ! We look forward to seeing you on the river, in the mountains and sitting next to us at our favorite restaurant!
Michelle Gittleson
Your Valley Concierge
Mt. Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce
Arts & Culture Adventure

Nothing says summer like the Arts Jubilee Concert Series! every Thursday from July 19 to August 16 at Cranmore Mountain. July 19 it's Roomful of Blues. An early concert and opening act starts at 6:00pm with the main act to start at 7:00pm!

Art in Bloom: A Walking Tour of Art Interpretation in Flowers , hosted b y the Mountain Garden Club. Exhibitions feature flowers that interpret a piece of art and are set up throughout Jackson Village. Refreshments 11-3 pm at the Whitney Community Center.

Sign the kids up for Jackson Art Studio's Art Camp for Kids! This camp is for the kid who loves art and wants to create for five full days! Students will work on numerous projects each day and be exposed to a variety of materials and techniques. Projects include mosaic fish plaques, abstract animal paintings, recycled record art, funky masks, and more!
Shopping Adventure

Embark on a scavenger hunt to Find Waldo all over North Conway at the White Mountain Independent shops. Beginning on Sunday, July 1, search for the elusive, red-and-white-stripe wearing picture book character and become eligible for prizes throughout the month. Grab a bingo card, make your way from shop to shop, and enjoy a wrap-up party at White Birch Books!

Movies on the Green at Settlers' Green Outlet Village begins on July 10th! This weekly event features a different theme and a family friendly movie on the big screen, so bring the whole family for some movie magic and park your favorite chair on the green at Settlers' Green!
Fourth of July
Mt. Washington Valley celebrates in style on the 4th of July.

The Town of Gorham has a 4-day celebration, June 29-July 4, with wagon rides, street vendors, live music, classic car show, parades and a fireworks show!

Jackson Village lights up the sky on Sunday, July 2 with their fireworks. Stores will be open and serving baked goodies, popcorn, sparklers, glow sticks, t-shirts and more!

The Star Spangled Spectacular at Bretton Woods on July 4 is a packed day where families can enjoy fun and games, including a bouncy house, lawn games, face painting, and balloon twisting. Eat dinner together at the annual country-style BBQ where The Crunchy Western Boys, acoustic duo, will perform toe-tapping tunes. Finish the evening with a fireworks extravaganza.

Gather the family for the annual Fireworks show in Schouler Park in North Conway! Come early, secure your spot in the park, and enjoy live entertainment from three local bands as they usher in a spectacular fireworks display in the night sky, starting at 9:30pm.

Cranmore Mountain serves up Fourth with backyard games, live music, backyard BBQ, brews on tap, lawn games, fresh from the grill burgers & hot dogs, and various family-style competitions throughout the day with fun prizes for the winners.


This family event that offers aspiring engineers and their families the unique opportunity to take a ride with the classic storybook engine, Thomas the Tank Engine™.
Meet Sir Topham Hatt the Controller of the Railway on the Island of Sodor, and enjoy a day of Thomas & Friends fun with crafts, storytelling, photo ops and more. Be sure to get your tickets for the July 13th - 15th or July 20th - 22nd weekends!

Mount Washington Observatory's Seek the Peak on July 21 brings hikers of all levels together to depart for the summit of Mount Washington via the trail of their choice, and enjoy a tour of the Observatory’s famous weather station when they reach the top. Then, it's time for the huge after party, featuring an outdoor expo, an all-you-can-eat feast, and a prize ceremony unlike any other.
Extreme Sports in the Valley

The valley is brimming with running races, biking series, hike-a-thons, and more! Many of them are family friendly, while others speak to the athlete within! All you have to do is throw on your sneakers and find the challenge for you!

Join the Mt. Washington Valley Skating Club for its Midnight Owl 15K running race on July 28.  The winner is the first runner to cross the finish line AFTER MIDNIGHT. The course opens at 9:30pm and runners decide when to start running based on their estimate of how long it will take them to cover the 15K (or 9.3 mile) course. 

Tin Mountain is hosting its annual Mt. Washington Century Ride . On July 28. Enjoy mountain passes and scenic views as you ride this 109 mile course. Abbreviated 44 and 88 mile courses are also available.

M&M Assurance is hosting a weekly Mountain Bike Race Series at Great Glen Trails. Every Tuesday riders compete against the clock in this fun, easy going series. With a mix of carriage roads, three courses to choose from, and the most beautiful scenery, all ages and abilities will find these rides enjoyable and you can become eligible for a prize lottery.