White Mountain Storytelling Festival
Sep
29
to Oct 1

White Mountain Storytelling Festival

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Back for its sixth year, this festival provides stories for people of every age.  Storytellers bring an exciting festival program to the Valley which includes Friday night ghost stories, programs for kids, families, and adults all day on Saturday, and sacred tales on Sunday morning.

Costs are:
Saturday, daytime single event: $5 adult / $2 under 12
Saturday, daytime only: $15 adult
Saturday, evening concert: $10 all ages
Full festival: $25 non-NHSA member / $20 NHSA member
Full Festival Adult tickets can be accompanied by up to 4 children under 12 free!

Featured Teller - Simon Brooks
Simon Brooks, storyteller Born in Gloucestershire, England, and raised in Worcester, England, Simon moved to the United States in 1994. He has lived in Portland, Oregon; Boston, Massachusetts; and in New Hampshire.
Simon’s work as a storyteller and voice actor has won honors from Storytelling World and Parent's Choice, including the latter's prestigious Gold Award for his CDs. Simon is also an accomplished photographer as well as a published writer and poet. Simon tells folk tales, myths and legends for both adult audiences and for young people. He tells fairy tales and, on the odd occasion, personal stories too.
Simon can be found performing at festivals and concerts. He works in all communities, telling tales and teaching every demographic from 'at-risk' communities, to ivy league institutes, and all points between.

For more info on the Festival please visit: http://nhstorytelling.org/festival

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Live Music in Town Square
Sep
30
12:00pm12:00pm

Live Music in Town Square

Pack your coolers, claim your picnic table, and put on your dancing shoes! Popular local musicians are flocking to the Waterville Valley Town Square this summer for a live outdoor concert series from May through October. The gazebo stage will be rocking most weekends and select weekdays as talented artists jam out all summer long overlooking the quaint square, shops, restaurants, and beautiful Corcoran Pond.

12pm-3pm  The Uncle Steve Band

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19th Annual Chili Challenge & Brews
Sep
30
12:00pm12:00pm

19th Annual Chili Challenge & Brews

Area restaurants compete in Town Square for the title of the best chili around!  Admission fee covers generous samples of every chili and a ballot for voting from Noon-2:00pm.  Plus enjoy tastings of local brews and a free outdoor concert from The Uncle Steve Band 12pm-3pm!

Admission:
$7.50 for Adults
$5.00 for children 12 and under

 

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Fall Foliage Celebration
Oct
7
to Oct 9

Fall Foliage Celebration

To complement the brilliant fall foliage, join us for a weekend of family fun, including free outdoor concerts, merchant tent sales, ski swap, 5K road race, 1.6 K fun run, 10-mile trail race and more activities such as kid’s games, pumpkin painting and more!

Plus learn more about Phase II and all of our new winter developments from our Operations Crew, pick up your pass, and join in the festivities as we celebrate a successful summer and gear up for winter!

Saturday 10/7,  12:00-3:00pm  Live Music w/ SUM X 4

Sunday 10/8,  1:00-4:00pm  Live Music w/ The Conniption Fits

 

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Documentary Screening: Monkey Business, The Adventures of Curious George's Creators
Oct
7
4:00pm 4:00pm

Documentary Screening: Monkey Business, The Adventures of Curious George's Creators

Margaret and H.A. Rey, creators of Curious George, were former residents of Waterville Valley and founders of the Curious George Cottage. Their memory is honored through the Rey Center, inspiring curiosity for all ages in science, nature, art, literature, and most importantly, community. As the summer home of Curious George, Waterville Valley is proud to host a special screening of the documentary that explores the incredible lives of George and his creators.

Documentary filmmaker Ema Ryan Yamazaki will join us for a special showing of, "Monkey Business: The Adventures of Curious George's Creators".

WV Recreation Department.

October 7th, 2017 at 4:00 pm.
 

More information and a sneak peek: http://thereycenter.org/curious-george-documentary.html

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Animal Encounter Series: Animals in Winter
Oct
9
10:00am10:00am

Animal Encounter Series: Animals in Winter

Join the Squam Lakes Natural Science Center in Town Square for live animal presentations led by expert naturalists.  On Sundays (and select Mondays) this summer, beginning at 10am native wildlife ambassadors will inform and inspire children, adults, and families alike.

This Week’s Program: Animals in Winter

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Animal Encounter Series: Animals with Bad Reputations
Sep
4
10:00am10:00am

Animal Encounter Series: Animals with Bad Reputations

Join the Squam Lakes Natural Science Center in Town Square for live animal presentations led by expert naturalists.  On Sundays (and select Mondays) this summer, beginning at 10am native wildlife ambassadors will inform and inspire children, adults, and families alike.

This Week’s Program: Animals with Bad Reputations

Can you think of any conflicts wildlife have with people? The public image of some animals is often inaccurate and can result in negative attitudes. A Squam Lakes Natural Science Center naturalist will introduce you to three live animals that have a bad “rep” and help you consider the good side of these wild neighbors.

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Live Music w/ Gone By Sunrise
Sep
2
5:30pm 5:30pm

Live Music w/ Gone By Sunrise

Pack your coolers, claim your picnic table, and put on your dancing shoes! Popular local musicians are flocking to the Waterville Valley Town Square this summer for a live outdoor concert series from May through October. The gazebo stage will be rocking most weekends and select weekdays as talented artists jam out all summer long overlooking the quaint square, shops, restaurants, and beautiful Corcoran Pond.

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Live Music w/ the Flashback Duo
Sep
2
11:00am11:00am

Live Music w/ the Flashback Duo

Pack your coolers, claim your picnic table, and put on your dancing shoes! Popular local musicians are flocking to the Waterville Valley Town Square this summer for a live outdoor concert series from May through October. The gazebo stage will be rocking most weekends and select weekdays as talented artists jam out all summer long overlooking the quaint square, shops, restaurants, and beautiful Corcoran Pond.

 

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End of Summer Bash! MOVED TO SAT 9/2
Sep
2
9:30am 9:30am

End of Summer Bash! MOVED TO SAT 9/2

Help us send summer out with a bang (literally), and ring in our colorful fall season in Waterville Valley! The day will include free outdoor concerts, beach games, and fireworks over Corcoran Pond!

9:30-11:30pm- Complimentary Face Painting

11:00-2:00pm  Live Music w/ Flashback Duo

5:30-8:30pm  Live Music w/ Gone by Sunrise

8:30pm- Fireworks over Corcoran Pond!

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Live Music w/ Brooks Hubbard
Sep
1
6:00pm 6:00pm

Live Music w/ Brooks Hubbard

Pack your coolers, claim your picnic table, and put on your dancing shoes! Popular local musicians are flocking to the Waterville Valley Town Square this summer for a live outdoor concert series from May through October. The gazebo stage will be rocking most weekends and select weekdays as talented artists jam out all summer long overlooking the quaint square, shops, restaurants, and beautiful Corcoran Pond.

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Animal Encounter Series: NH Wildlife
Aug
27
10:00am10:00am

Animal Encounter Series: NH Wildlife

Join the Squam Lakes Natural Science Center in Town Square for live animal presentations led by expert naturalists.  On Sundays (and select Mondays) this summer, beginning at 10am native wildlife ambassadors will inform and inspire children, adults, and families alike.

This Week’s Program: New Hampshire Wildlife

Are you curious about the critters that inhabit the Granite State? Join a Squam Lakes Natural Science Center naturalist to meet three wild animals that you could encounter in our forests, fields, or wetlands.  Discover what makes them well-suited for life in New Hampshire.

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Live Music w/ Zen Again
Aug
26
6:00pm 6:00pm

Live Music w/ Zen Again

Pack your coolers, claim your picnic table, and put on your dancing shoes! Popular local musicians are flocking to the Waterville Valley Town Square this summer for a live outdoor concert series from May through October. The gazebo stage will be rocking most weekends and select weekdays as talented artists jam out all summer long overlooking the quaint square, shops, restaurants, and beautiful Corcoran Pond.

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Live Music w/ Chris Way
Aug
25
6:00pm 6:00pm

Live Music w/ Chris Way

Pack your coolers, claim your picnic table, and put on your dancing shoes! Popular local musicians are flocking to the Waterville Valley Town Square this summer for a live outdoor concert series from May through October. The gazebo stage will be rocking most weekends and select weekdays as talented artists jam out all summer long overlooking the quaint square, shops, restaurants, and beautiful Corcoran Pond.

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Animal Encounter Series: Why Do Animals Do That?
Aug
20
10:00am10:00am

Animal Encounter Series: Why Do Animals Do That?

Join the Squam Lakes Natural Science Center in Town Square for live animal presentations led by expert naturalists.  On Sundays (and select Mondays) this summer, beginning at 10am native wildlife ambassadors will inform and inspire children, adults, and families alike.

This Week’s Program: Why Do Animals Do That?

Why do animals throw up when they're not sick? Why do they gnaw on wood if they don't eat it? With a Squam Lakes Natural Science Center naturalist and three live animal ambassadors we'll explore some of wildlife’s unusual behaviors and reveal the benefits of these peculiar habits.

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Live Music w/ Jimmy & Marcelle
Aug
19
6:00pm 6:00pm

Live Music w/ Jimmy & Marcelle

Pack your coolers, claim your picnic table, and put on your dancing shoes! Popular local musicians are flocking to the Waterville Valley Town Square this summer for a live outdoor concert series from May through October. The gazebo stage will be rocking most weekends and select weekdays as talented artists jam out all summer long overlooking the quaint square, shops, restaurants, and beautiful Corcoran Pond.

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Beach Games Extravaganza!
Aug
19
12:00pm12:00pm

Beach Games Extravaganza!

Join us for a Beach Games Extravaganza complete with live music and craft beer sampling! Get ready to get wet if you aren't sure-footed on our brand new aqua lily pads, or grab two more friends for the three-man slingshot! Enjoy the last few weekends of summer on Corcoran Pond!

Games:

Cornhole, Water Balloon Toss, 3-man Slingshot Target Practice, Horse shoes, Bocce Ball, Ladder Ball, Floating Aqua Lily Pad Relay Race  

Craft Beer Sampling:

Sample local brews from Amoskeag Beverages including:
Dog Fish Sea Quench Ale
Ballast Bonito Blonde Ale
Nauti Seltzer
Baxter Stow Away

Live Music:

Join The Brad Myrick Duo on the Gazebo Stage for live music from 12-3pm.

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Live Music w/ Corey Brackett
Aug
18
6:00pm 6:00pm

Live Music w/ Corey Brackett

Pack your coolers, claim your picnic table, and put on your dancing shoes! Popular local musicians are flocking to the Waterville Valley Town Square this summer for a live outdoor concert series from May through October. The gazebo stage will be rocking most weekends and select weekdays as talented artists jam out all summer long overlooking the quaint square, shops, restaurants, and beautiful Corcoran Pond.

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Animal Encounter Series: Owls of NH
Aug
13
10:00am10:00am

Animal Encounter Series: Owls of NH

Join the Squam Lakes Natural Science Center in Town Square for live animal presentations led by expert naturalists.  On Sundays (and select Mondays) this summer, beginning at 10am native wildlife ambassadors will inform and inspire children, adults, and families alike.

This Week’s Program: Owls of New Hampshire

Who calls in the night? Who glides on shadowy wings in silent flight? What makes owls such extraordinary night hunters? A Squam Lakes Natural Science Center naturalist will introduce you to three of our state's owls to help you find out what is myth or fact about these amazing nocturnal birds.

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Live Music w/ Lil Penney
Aug
12
6:00pm 6:00pm

Live Music w/ Lil Penney

Pack your coolers, claim your picnic table, and put on your dancing shoes! Popular local musicians are flocking to the Waterville Valley Town Square this summer for a live outdoor concert series from May through October. The gazebo stage will be rocking most weekends and select weekdays as talented artists jam out all summer long overlooking the quaint square, shops, restaurants, and beautiful Corcoran Pond.

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50th Anniversary Poolside Family BBQ
Aug
12
5:30pm 5:30pm

50th Anniversary Poolside Family BBQ

Waterville Valley’s year-long celebration of its 50th anniversary continues with a Town of Waterville Valley-sponsored Poolside Family Barbecue on Saturday, August 12, from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at the White Mountain Athletic Club. 

There will be a cash bar, live entertainment provided by the band Sum X4 and stories and tales told by some of Waterville Valley’s colorful characters.

Other activities scheduled that day include games for children and adults of all ages on Packard Field from 2:30-4 p.m., and fireworks over Corcoran Pond at 9 p.m.

Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for children and can be purchased at the Recreation Department.  Call Brooke or Nelson at 603-236-4695. 

The first 100 people to purchase tickets will receive a commemorative 50th anniversary T-shirt!  The deadline for purchasing tickets is July 25.

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Live Music w/ Doug Thompson
Aug
11
6:00pm 6:00pm

Live Music w/ Doug Thompson

Pack your coolers, claim your picnic table, and put on your dancing shoes! Popular local musicians are flocking to the Waterville Valley Town Square this summer for a live outdoor concert series from May through October. The gazebo stage will be rocking most weekends and select weekdays as talented artists jam out all summer long overlooking the quaint square, shops, restaurants, and beautiful Corcoran Pond.

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Denali Challenge
Aug
11
to Aug 13

Denali Challenge

Within the mountains that surround Waterville Valley exist a number of New England's highest peaks. The Denali Challenge is to hike five of these peaks in one weekend. The ultimate challenge is to hike the five peaks equaling 20,000 feet (Denali is at 20,328') claiming the title "Alive after five". This year, hikers will be able to choose from a number of different peaks for the five mountains they will climb. Participation in the weekend is free and everyone is welcome. Whether you're an experienced hiker looking to master all five peaks, or just looking to join the fun, there is something to fit all abilities and ages. Pre-registration is recommended but not required. Please e-mail jcobbett@waterville.com to pre-register. 

Hike any five of the following peaks to achieve 20,000’ (or a sixth peak if elevation is needed).
Peaks (Elevation)
Tecumseh (4003)
Welch (2605)
Dickey (2734)
Snow’s (2800)
North Peak Tripyramid (4180)
Middle Peak Tripyramid (4140)
South Peak Tripyramid (4100)
Mt. Osceola (4340)
Mt. Osceola East (4156)
The Scaur (2200)
Goodrich Rock (2200)
Noon Peak (2976)
Jennings Peak (3460)

Weekend Schedule

Friday
Hikes can be done on Saturday and Sunday, but hikers can choose to get one of the mountains out of the way on Friday. We do encourage a warm up hike on Friday to one of the many scenic outlooks in Waterville Valley.

Friday Night
Registration is from 6-8PM in the Town Square next to the info booth. Hikers will receive a welcome goody bag and hiker card.

Saturday
10am Family Hike to Cascades-meet at the Info Booth in Town Square. Transportation is provided. Hikers bag 2 or 3 peaks.

Sunday
10am Family Hike to Goodrich Rock-meet at the Info Booth in Town Square. Transportation is provided.

Hikers finish 5 peaks and turn in finished cards at the Info Booth in Town Square.

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Animal Encounter Series: Animal Architects
Aug
6
10:00am10:00am

Animal Encounter Series: Animal Architects

Join the Squam Lakes Natural Science Center in Town Square for live animal presentations led by expert naturalists.  On Sundays (and select Mondays) this summer, beginning at 10am native wildlife ambassadors will inform and inspire children, adults, and families alike.

This Week’s Program: Animal Architects

We don’t typically think of animals when we think of architects and building, but many of our wild animal neighbors are habitat architects. A habitat is an animal’s home, the place it finds everything it needs to survive. Through shelter construction and other activities, many animals build habitat for themselves and other species too. A woodpecker is an expert habitat architect. By drilling holes in trees for feeding and nesting, woodpeckers provide many cavity nesting birds, like a saw-whet owl, a safe nest it couldn’t build on its own. A Squam Lakes Natural Science Center naturalist will show you three live wild animal architects and the habitats they build. (2017 Library Summer Reading Program)

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Farm to Table Garden Dinner
Aug
5
6:00pm 6:00pm

Farm to Table Garden Dinner

The Margaret and H.A. Rey Center Present:

An Elegant 5 Course Dinner of locally sourced cheese, shelfish, meats, vegetables, and berries sourced from NH, MA, VT, and ME.  Located at the Mary Bierbrier Community Gardens, next to the Curious George Cottage on Noon Peak Road in Waterville Valley.

This celebration of the seasons' bounty will be prepared by Chef Sean Stout of the Coyote Grill.

This is a BYOB event. Music provided by Peter James Templeton. Dark Sky Stargazing will follow dinner.

Seating is limited, has sold out in previous years, and prior reservation is required. Tickets are $100 per person and available online or by calling: (603) 236-3308.

 

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Live Music in Town Square
Aug
5
12:00pm12:00pm

Live Music in Town Square

Pack your coolers, claim your picnic table, and put on your dancing shoes! Popular local musicians are flocking to the Waterville Valley Town Square this summer for a live outdoor concert series from May through October. The gazebo stage will be rocking most weekends and select weekdays as talented artists jam out all summer long overlooking the quaint square, shops, restaurants, and beautiful Corcoran Pond.

12-3pm  Brad & Joey

6-9pm   Brian Walker

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Ugotta Regatta
Aug
5
9:30am 9:30am

Ugotta Regatta

The free canoe, kayak and paddle boat races will be held at a five-acre lake, next to Town Square.

9:30-11:00a.m. Boat Building class with free supplies provided for the onsite boat-building workshop at the Corcoran Pond beach.  All boats must be made of tape and cardboard.

9:30am-11:30a.m. Join the Curious George Cottage on the beach for some story time and paper boat building as well.

11:00 a.m. Boat “Oughtta Float” contest

11:30 a.m. Kayak and canoe boat races will happen immediately following the boat contest.  

12:00-4:00 p.m. Craft Brew Sampling hosted by Amoskeag Beverages- CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER


1:00-3:00 p.m. Join us on the beach for some classic water games and water fun with our new Aqua Lily Pads! -CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER. Join us on August 19th, 12-4pm for the Ultimate Beach Games Extravaganza!



There will also be live music from the gazebo stage 6-9pm with Brian Walker. (Music from 12-3pm has been cancelled due to incliment weather.)

 

 

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Live Music w/ Bryan Conway
Aug
4
6:00pm 6:00pm

Live Music w/ Bryan Conway

Pack your coolers, claim your picnic table, and put on your dancing shoes! Popular local musicians are flocking to the Waterville Valley Town Square this summer for a live outdoor concert series from May through October. The gazebo stage will be rocking most weekends and select weekdays as talented artists jam out all summer long overlooking the quaint square, shops, restaurants, and beautiful Corcoran Pond.

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Animal Encounter Series: Wildlife in Motion
Jul
30
10:00am10:00am

Animal Encounter Series: Wildlife in Motion

Join the Squam Lakes Natural Science Center in Town Square for live animal presentations led by expert naturalists.  On Sundays (and select Mondays) this summer, beginning at 10am native wildlife ambassadors will inform and inspire children, adults, and families alike.

This Week’s Program: Wildlife in Motion

Animal movements are specialized for where creatures live – fish swim, birds fly. How they move and precisely why are more of a mystery. Join a naturalist and three live animals from Squam Lakes Natural Science Center to learn about New Hampshire wildlife and how movement helps wild animals survive in their natural habitats.

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18th Annual Chocolate Fest & Live Music
Jul
29
6:00pm 6:00pm

18th Annual Chocolate Fest & Live Music

It is everything you have ever wanted.  Enjoy an evening of chocolate temptations in Town Square accompanied by a free outdoor concert as the sun sets!  Pack a picnic or just bring a bottle of your favorite red or white libation and enjoy an indulgent evening in the square, on a blanket, or with your toes in the sand!

Event Schedule:

5:30 - 8:30pm           Live Entertainment from Songs with Molly
6:00 - 7:00pm           ‘Name that Candy Bar’ Contest in Town Square
6:00 - 7:00pm           How to make Truffles with Kevin from KRM Chocolates      
6:00 - 8:30pm           Chocolate Treats sold by the piece (cash only) (rain location under tent)
6:00-  8:30pm           Craft Beer Sampling- Hosted by Amoskeag Beverages
                                   Ithaca Raspberry Soiree
                                   Rogue Mocha Porter
                                   Clown Shoes Chocolate Sombrero
                                   Great North Robust Vanilla Porter                                     

 

 

 

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Live Music w/ Songs with Molly
Jul
29
5:30pm 5:30pm

Live Music w/ Songs with Molly

Pack your coolers, claim your picnic table, and put on your dancing shoes! Popular local musicians are flocking to the Waterville Valley Town Square this summer for a live outdoor concert series from May through October. The gazebo stage will be rocking most weekends and select weekdays as talented artists jam out all summer long overlooking the quaint square, shops, restaurants, and beautiful Corcoran Pond.

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Live Music w/ Doug Thompson
Jul
28
6:00pm 6:00pm

Live Music w/ Doug Thompson

Pack your coolers, claim your picnic table, and put on your dancing shoes! Popular local musicians are flocking to the Waterville Valley Town Square this summer for a live outdoor concert series from May through October. The gazebo stage will be rocking most weekends and select weekdays as talented artists jam out all summer long overlooking the quaint square, shops, restaurants, and beautiful Corcoran Pond.

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Animal Encounter Series: Have to Have a Habitat
Jul
23
2:00pm 2:00pm

Animal Encounter Series: Have to Have a Habitat

Join the Squam Lakes Natural Science Center in Town Square for live animal presentations led by expert naturalists.  On Sundays (and select Mondays) this summer, beginning at 10am native wildlife ambassadors will inform and inspire children, adults, and families alike.

This Week’s Program: Have to Have a Habitat

 

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Live Music w/ Tilden & Katz
Jul
22
6:00pm 6:00pm

Live Music w/ Tilden & Katz

Pack your coolers, claim your picnic table, and put on your dancing shoes! Popular local musicians are flocking to the Waterville Valley Town Square this summer for a live outdoor concert series from May through October. The gazebo stage will be rocking most weekends and select weekdays as talented artists jam out all summer long overlooking the quaint square, shops, restaurants, and beautiful Corcoran Pond.

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Live Music w/ Chris Way
Jul
21
6:00pm 6:00pm

Live Music w/ Chris Way

Pack your coolers, claim your picnic table, and put on your dancing shoes! Popular local musicians are flocking to the Waterville Valley Town Square this summer for a live outdoor concert series from May through October. The gazebo stage will be rocking most weekends and select weekdays as talented artists jam out all summer long overlooking the quaint square, shops, restaurants, and beautiful Corcoran Pond.

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