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.

January-February 

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

February 

Keene Ice & Snow Festival – Keene 

 March 

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

 April 

Monadnock International Film Fest – Keene
Keene Beer Festival – Swanzey 

 May 

Children and the Arts Festival – Peterborough 

June 

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

 July 

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

 August 

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  

September 

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  

October 

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 Art Tour – Regional
Wool Arts Tour – Hillsborough & Area
Monadnock Arts Tour – Dublin & Area 

 November 

Walpole Artisan Tour – Walpole 

 December 

Tree Lighting Festivals – throughout the region