Southwest New Hampshire is the ideal destination for travelers of all kinds. Whether you have a passion for music or theater, a thirst for adventure, or the desire to just relax and recharge, the Monadnock Region has exactly what you need. Check out our calendar of events for inspiration before planning your trip!

Please note that during the pandemic, we will not be maintaining the detailed calendar of events. When conditions feel safer and more public events are resumed, we’ll bring back the calendar of events. Also note that some events listed below may not be held during the pandemic.


Skiing and Snowboarding at Crotched Mountain Ski & Ride
Skiing, Snowboarding and Tubing at Pats Peak Ski Area


Keene Ice & Snow Festival – Keene 


NH Maple Weekend & Month – Regional
Spring Fling Celebration – Keene 


Monadnock International Film Fest – Keene
Keene Beer Festival – Swanzey 


Children and the Arts Festival – Peterborough 


Gilsum Rock Swap – Gilsum
A Taste of Milford – Milford
Strolling of the Heifers – Brattleboro
Fitzwilliam Strawberry Festival – Fitzwilliam
The Thing in the Spring – Peterborough 


Local Food BBQ – Keene
Hillsborough Summer Festival – Hillsborough
RiverFest – Jaffrey
Cruzzin‘ – Keene
Hillsborough County Fair – New Boston  


Barnyard BBQ and Concert – Keene
Annual Festival of Fireworks – Jaffrey
Mud Bog – Swanzey
Living History Event – Hillsborough
Medal Day-MacDowell Colony – Peterborough
Henniker Rotary Chili Fest – Henniker
Cheshire Fair – Swanzey  


River Valley Artisans Wine & Art Tour – Westmoreland
Antrim Home & Harvest Fest- Antrim
Hillsborough Schnitzelfest – Hillsborough
Keene Music Festival – Keene
Monadnock Wellness Festival – Peterborough
Winchester Pickle Festival – Winchester
Art in the Park – Keene  


Community Harvest Festival – Keene
Monadnock Area Fall Festival – Keene
Monadnock Pumpkin Festival – Swanzey
Chesire Crarftsmen Fair – Keene
Milford Pumpkin Festival – Milford
Peak into Peterborough – Peterborough
Scarecrows on the Common – Jaffrey
Keene Arts Tour – Keene & Area
Fall Foliage Studio Art Tour – Regional
Wool Arts Tour – Hillsborough & Area
Monadnock Arts Tour – Dublin & Area 


Walpole Artisan Tour – Walpole 


Tree Lighting Festivals – throughout the region