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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Singer/Songwriter Kimberly Townsend

May 23 @ 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Folk-soul singer/songwriter Kimberly Townsend will be playing Keene’s Willie Mac's, 401 Winchester St, on May 23, 2019 from 9-10pm. Free to enter. Based out of NYC, Townsend’s lyric-driven, emotive sound is often compared to Brandi Carlile and Sara Bareilles. Through a powerful songwriting lens and strong, expansive vocals, she offers an earthy, visceral, intimate spin on telling a story through song. She writes music to heal and ground herself, and she shares it to help you feel things. Townsend’s show…

Keene Art Walk

May 31 - June 9

Starting Friday, May 31st, art in mediums such as oil, pastel, photography, watercolor, mixed media and more will take over storefront windows to connect artists of all ages with the community of Keene. Live painting, music events, and more are available for the whole family during Art Walk.

MoCo Arts School of Dance presents – “Beauty and the Beast”

June 1 - June 2

Performances are Saturday, June 1 at 2:00 PM and 7:00 PM, and Sunday, June 2 at 2:00 PM. It’s a tale as old as time, the classic story of an arrogant prince who is cursed to live as a terrifying beast until he finds true love. When a clockmaker finds himself captured by the beast, his loyal daughter Belle takes his place in the castle. Belle and the Beast begin to fall for one another, with help from his enchanted…


Music in Bass Hall presents Debra Cowan- Women and the Sea

June 1 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Debra Cowan’s voice is like silk, her songs powerful and emotive. Sirens and supernatural women, the women left behind, and women disguised as men make their appearances in Debra’s repertoire of contemporary and traditional songs of the sea. In her return to Bass Hall, Debra will present Women and the Sea, a program that explores the roles of women in maritime song.  “Debra has carefully selected ballads, sea chanteys, and contemporary songs through which she takes listeners on a delightful journey…

Logo for Music and Crafts Festival "Thing in the Spring"

The Thing in the Spring Music Festival

June 5 - June 9

Come see downtown Peterborough, New Hampshire come alive as this five day festival of music and crafts takes place in venues throughout the town.  Check the Thing in the Spring website for details on what musicians are playing where and when and make sure to check out the *Broke crafts fair where local artists have their fantastic and creative handmade items on display for sale.

Keene Jazz Orchestra Annual Concert

June 8 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Celebrate big band jazz with the Keene Jazz Orchestra and guest baritone sax soloist Gary Smulyan at their annual Spring Concert together offering an exciting program of traditional and contemporary big band jazz. The Jazz Orchestra, founded 16 years ago by Scott Mullett, and now under the direction of local bassist Steve Cady, will continue to celebrate all the jazz that Scott brought to the Monadnock region. Tickets are available at Toadstool in Keene and Prime Roast on Main St.…

Yellow sided 18th century building with people dressed in revolutionary period costumes

Wyman Tavern Festival

June 15 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

It’s the 1770s again! The annual 18th century Wyman Tavern Festival is being held on Saturday, June 15, 2019 from 10am to 3pm, 339 Main Street in Keene. With something for everyone in the family, the public can enjoy Colonial artisans demonstrating traditional crafts, music and dance, performances, as well as child-friendly games and activities. 21st century refreshments will be available for sale throughout the day including the Tavern’s famous Rhubarb Cooler, a refreshing (non-alcoholic drink). Admission to the Wyman…

MAAA Art in the Park

August 31 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

August 31, 2019 & September 1, 2019 - 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM each day. Art in the Park, a two day public outdoor art show in the lovely garden walkways of Ashuelot River Park on West Street in Keene. This is a judged exhibition held on Saturday and Sunday of Labor Day weekend. Artists come from all over New England to exhibit and sell their work. Other highlights include music provided by local musicians, and the promotion of high…

River Valley Artisans Art & Wine Tour

September 7 @ 11:00 am - September 8 @ 5:00 pm

September 7 & 8, 2019 from 11:00-5:00 each day This year we are pleased to announce our 8th annual tour and our 4th Wine & Art Tour in the Connecticut River Valley of NH.  Two of our local wineries in Westmoreland, NH offer wines unique to their establishment. In celebration of all our area has to offer, Poocham Winery and Summit Winery have joined with the River Valley Artisans for a fabulous weekend of art, wine, food and fun.  Artists…

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