Southern 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!

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Hearth Cooking: Preparing for an 1830s Wedding

March 23 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Our March Hearth Cooking Saturday will look at weddings in the 1830s. Stop by the Phoenix Mill House between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. to sample foods that would have been served at an early 19th century wedding celebration, learn about wedding traditions, and even sample some 1830s-style wedding cake! Hearth Cooking Saturdays are open house programs- drop in for a few minutes or stay longer enjoying good conversation by the fire. At these programs, guests enjoy sample historic foods…

Rantin’ Pipe and Tremblin’ String: Music of 18th-c. Scotland

March 24 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Our program explores the unique crossroads of 18th-century Scottish folk and classical traditions. In 1707, the nation's Union with England sparked a patriotic surge of interest in Scotland's own music tradition. As the Scottish Enlightenment swept the nation, Edinburgh became a hotbed of concerts, dances, and patronage of the arts. Professional musicians and country fiddlers crossed paths at the new coffeehouses and music salons that sprang up, while Scottish composers produced masterful settings of familiar folk tunes. You’ll hear traditional…

Silent Movie Night fundraiser

March 29 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

WINCHESTER, N.H.—It's an image that's so powerful, people who've never seen the movie still instantly recognize it. The vision of Harold Lloyd hanging from the hands of a clock high above downtown Los Angeles, from the climax of his silent comedy 'Safety Last,' (1923), has emerged as a symbol of the "anything goes" spirit of early Hollywood and the magic of the movies. See how Harold gets into his high-altitude predicament in a screening of 'Safety Last,' one of Lloyd's…


Music in Bass Hall presents Hilton Park

March 30 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Hilton Park is one of the best Roots acts in New England- an old time feel with fresh and original songs. They are the folks next door who happen to be virtuoso musicians with amazing vocal harmonies. Hilton Park may be the beginning of a huge new music trend. Hilton Park is an Americana/Folk trio made up of a father, son and neighbor from a small town in Southern Maine who started playing music together for their own enjoyment, and…

MoCo Arts Elementary School Play: “A Mother Goose Comedy”

March 31 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Two performances: March 31, 2019 at 1:00 PM March 31, 2019 at 4:00 PM The world-famous, fun-loving Mother Goose is now retired and living in Mother Goose Resort Spa, where she has time to keep active and pursue her favorite hobbies. She’s really into sports and fitness! She gets tweets and texts, and even letters, from children all over the world who want to know how she got the ideas for her nursery rhymes. Assisted by the stage manager, her…

MoCo Arts Elementary School Musical: “Compose Yourself”

April 7 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Two Performances April 7, 2019 at 1:00 PM April 7, 2019 at 4:00 PM Join the fun as a group of kids meet some of the great composers of the past in this 40-minute musical for young performers. ‘Compose Yourself’ is performed by MoCo Arts students 2nd – 5th grade. Tickets are $10 for general admission and can be purchased at MoCo Arts, or by calling (603) 357-2100.


Music in Bass Hall presents Apple Hill String Quartet

May 4 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Called “dashing and extraordinary” by The Strad Magazine, the Apple Hill String Quartet has earned praise around the world for its concerts presenting interpretive mastery of traditional repertoire, neglected masterpieces, and music from around the world, as well as world premieres and commissioned pieces. Resident musicians and co-artistic directors at the Apple Hill Center for Chamber Music, Apple Hill String Quartet was the winner of the 2016 CM Acclaim award from Chamber Music America. The Monadnock Center is delighted to once again host Apple Hill…


Music in Bass Hall presents the Ken and Brad Kolodner Trio

May 11 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

One of the most influential hammered dulcimer players and old-time fiddlers in the U.S., Baltimore’s Ken Kolodner has joined forces with his son Brad Kolodner, a rising star in the claw hammer banjo world to perform tight and musical arrangements of original and traditional old-time music with a “creative curiosity that lets all listeners know that a passion for traditional music yet thrives in every generation.” Get your tickets early! Ken and Brad are joined by one of the most acclaimed old-time musicians around, the fabulous…

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Children and the Arts Festival

May 18 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

The Children and the Arts Festival fills downtown Peterborough. Children of all ages revel in shows from local talent to top entertainers. Hands-on art opportunities and face painting are busy all day, except for the one hour when all eyes turn to our Giant Puppet Parade, when they feast on the creations of students, families, classrooms, and community members as they descend into downtown.

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