Special Events

Multicultural Festival

The Multicultural Festival is always a fun day and a great community event! The event, held in September, is a much anticipated and special day. Unfortunately, this year’s Festival has been cancelled, but we are looking forward to the 2021 Multicultural Festival which is scheduled to be held September 11, 2021. For more information check the Festival’s website at www.laconiamulticulturalfestival.org. This is a signature event celebrating the rich cultural diversity of Laconia and the Lakes Region - you won’t want to miss it. . 

Be sure to mark your calendar and plan to enjoy the Festival! 

Laconia Pumpkin Festival!

We hope you have the opportunity to experience the Lakes Region in Autumn...NH Pumpkin Festival is a community-hosted, family friendly celebration of fall and what is unique about New Hampshire. Typically held in October, rain or shine, it is always a fun-filled event. Unfortunately this year, due to Coronavirus concerns, the 2020 NH Pumpkin Festival has been cancelled.  Please visit the NH Pumpkin Festival website at www.nhpumpkinfestival.com for more information. We hope to see you at the next Pumpkin Festival in 2021!

Putnam Fund Shows

Please check local media and the City's newsletter, Laconia Links, where upcoming Putnam Fund shows will be advertised. All Putnam Fund shows are free admission, no tickets required - first come, first seated! The Putnam Fund brings premier entertainment programs to Laconia for all ages to enjoy, and is always FREE! Please check their Facebook page for details of upcoming shows and information.

Annual Spring Clean-Up Day - Free Dump Day and Spring/Fall Leaf Pickup

Annual Spring Clean-Up Day is normally held in early May each year at the Transfer Station on Meredith Center Road from 8 a.m. until noon. At our annual Spring Clean-Up Day/Free Dump Day people can dispose of old tires, appliances, furniture or other items of trash free of charge. Electronic waste is also accepted for a fee. Please contact Public Works at 603-528-6379 for additional information. The 2020 Spring Clean-Up Day/Free Dump Day was held on Saturday, June 20, 2020.

Leaf Pickup:
The 2020 Annual Spring Leaf Pickup will be held during the weeks of May 4 and May 18, 2020. Fall Leaf Pickup is scheduled during the weeks of November 2 and November 16. Residents can leave 10 bags of leaves during these two weeks on their normal trash pickup day and they will be picked up free of charge. Please note that leaves and yard waste must be placed in paper compost bags; they will be collected by a separate truck, not by the normal trash collection truck. Please contact Public Works at 603-528-6379 for additional information.

Fourth of July

Due to the COVID-19 situation, the City's normal 4th of July parade and related festivities have been cancelled. However, we will still be having a fireworks display on Saturday, July 4th beginning at 10:00 pm. The show will consist of all Class B fireworks, which are the extremely high and large shells that will be visible from all around the City. Please contact Parks and Recreation at 603-524-5046 for additional information.

Hazardous Waste Collection Day

Hazardous Waste Collection Day is typically held on the first Saturday in August at the Public Works garage on Bisson Avenue. This year's event is scheduled for Saturday, August 1st from 8:30 AM to noon.  Please contact Public Works at 603-528-6379 for additional information.

Other Local Events

Motorcycle Week

Due to the COVID-19 situation, this year's Laconia Motorcycle Week was postponed from its usual dates; the new dates for the event are August 22 through August 30th. However, due to the current health situation and the City's concerns about welcoming potentially thousands of guests to Laconia Motorcycle Week, the City will not license any vendors, with the exception of Laconia Motorcycle Week Association and Laconia-based nonprofit organizations. Please check this page for any updates. For general information about the event, please contact the Laconia Motorcycle Week Association at 603-366-2000 or visit their website. Information concerning traffic patterns in the Weirs Beach area during Laconia Motorcycle Week will be available closer to the event.

For accommodations and other area events please check with the Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce at 603-524-5531 or their visit website.