Annual Hampton Beach Children’s Festival 8/13-8/17! Fun happens daily!

The Annual Hampton Beach Children’s Festival is the family fun event of the summer, kicking off on Monday, August 13 with a magic show by BJ Hickman on the famous Hampton Beach Seashell Stage at 10am, and building up to a Giant Costume Parade that marches almost the length of Hampton Beach on Friday, August 17. Every child gets a prize just for being a part of it!

Download the 2018 Schedule!

Each day will be a blockbuster, filled with non-stop activity and entertainment, including mini-golf, a Ronald McDonald show, free ice cream, dancing, story tellers, balloons, and more. There’s even a kids’ bumper sticker contest.

All Children’s Festival activities are free and open to the public.

Daily Schedule of Events

Monday, August 13
10:00 – 11:00 am ……………B. J. Hickman Magic Shows
10:30 – 12:30 pm ……………ARTastic – Create with ARTastic!
11:00am – 12:00 pm ………Dan Grady’s Marvelous Marionettes
12:30 – 1:30 pm ……………..Lil’Iguana – Live!
2:00 – 4:00 pm ……………….Buc’s Lagoon Mini Golf – Weather Permitting
At Dusk …………………………Movie Night on the Beach – Weather Permitting

Tuesday, August 14
10:00 – 11:00 am ……………All Hands Drumming – Tony Fonseca
10:00 – 1:30 pm …………….Face Painting by Linda
11:15 – 12:15 pm ……………..Wayne from Maine
12:30 – 1:30 pm ……………..All Hands Drumming – Second Show!
1:45 – 2:00 pm ……………….FREE Ice Cream with “Crab Cakes”  the Hampton Beach Crab!
2:00 – 4:00 pm ……………….Talent Show

Wednesday, August 15
10:00 – 10:45am …………….Classics Alive! (Loris Burbine)- Two Folk Tales “Ojo” and “The Peach Girl”
10:00 – 1:30 pm …………….Face Painting by Linda
11:00 am – 12:00 pm ………Explore the Ocean (Ellen Goethel) –  Fish Prints
11:00 – 11:45 pm ……………….Fran Flynn Magician Extraordinaire
12:00 – 1:00 pm ……………….Twist with Fran – Balloon Twisting!
2:15 – 3:00 pm………….. Fran Flynn Magician Extraordinaire –  Second Show!
3:00 – 3:30 pm ………….“Ten Hungry Seagulls” –  Heather Steffens of Kid Lit Publishing
3:30 – 4:30 pm…………..Extreme Air Jump Rope Team
9:30 pm ………………………..Hampton Beach Fireworks

Thursday, August 16
10:00 – 11:00 am ………..Party with Pam! Turn the Music on and Let the FUN Begin!
10:00 – 3:00 pm ………..Gator Hide ‘n Slide Bounce House
10:30 – 1:30 pm………… Face Painting by Linda-
11:00 – 12:00 pm………. Blue Ocean Society  Marine Life Touch Tank
11:00 – 2:00 pm………..Manchester Monarchs with Max the Lion
11:15 – 12:15 pm ……… Malik – Get Ready to LAUGH!
12:00 pm ………………….Hampton Beach Casino Raffle
1:00 – 2:00 pm………….. Earthjams- Giggles with Musical Wizard – Matt Loosijian
2:15 – 2:30 pm ………….“Ten Hungry Seagulls” –  Heather Steffens of Kid Lit Publishing
2:30 – 3:15 pm………….. Party with Pam!  Second Show!
4:15 pm ……………………Bumper Sticker Slogan Contest Entries

Friday, August 17

10:15 am………………….Children’s Costume Parade- Meet at State Park, South 10:15 a.m.
11:00 am ………………….Children’s Costume Parade  from the State Park to the Seashell Stage!
12:00 Noon ……………….Grand Finale at the Seashell Stage – Every Child Receives a Prize!
12:30 PM  …………………“Santa’s Coming to the Beach”  after award and prize presentation.  Mr. & Mrs. Claus appearing at Sand and

Santa at 63 Ocean Blvd.

Annual Hampton Beach Children’s Festival
Monday 8/13 to Friday 8/17, 2018
Hampton Beach, Route 1A Hampton, NH

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