Head into Waterville Valley this Labor Day weekend for fun family events, including live music, family activities, charity duck race, and fireworks. Most activities are free to the public.
The fun starts with Open Mic Night on Friday, Aug. 30 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in Town Square. Guests are encouraged to step up to the mic and perform their favorite song or story or bring their instrument and show off their skills. On Saturday, Aug. 31, “Back on the Train” brings their mix of roots rock, reggae, soul, classic covers and originals to the Town Square gazebo stage from 5:30 – 8:30pm. Pull up a chair and get to know the boys from Portsmouth. Guests are welcome to bring their own blankets, chairs, and beverages, or to use those provided and available in Town Square.
On Sunday, Sept. 1, send out summer with a bang during the “Just Ducky” End of Summer Bash in Town Square. The day includes fun family games, bounce house, Valley Snow Dogz meet & greet, outdoor barbecue, plus the sweet sounds of Jimmy & Marcelle pouring from the gazebo stage midday.
During the day make sure to pick up your rubber ducky “chance” available at Town Square shops. Duck chances for this annual fundraiser are $3 each, with proceeds benefiting the Bridge House shelter in Plymouth, NH. Cash prizes go to the first three ducks across the finish line and something quacky will be given to the owner of the last ducky to float across the finish line. The duck race is at 5 p.m., followed by a free outdoor concert with returning favorite The Tammy Jackson Band. The day’s festivities will culminate on Sunday with fireworks over Corcoran Pond at 8:30 p.m.
Family fun doesn’t end on Sunday night. Stop by the lower level of Town Square on Monday, Sept. 2 from 10 – 11 a.m. for the Squam Lakes Natural Science Center Live Animal presentation, which gives kids of all ages a chance to get up close and personal with native New Hampshire wildlife.
Other activities for families of all ages – including Curious George Story Time, Laser Tag, Open Gym, Open Art Gallery, and many more – will be hosted throughout the weekend at the Margret & H.A. Rey Center and Waterville Valley Recreation Department.