The Hampton Beach Seafood Festival has evolved dramatically, and has been acclaimed as "One of the Top 100 Events in North America", by the American Bus Association in 1996, 2001, 2003, 2006 and 2007. Event attendance is now estimated as exceeding 150,000!
Festivities include: Over 50 of the Seacoast's top restaurants serving an abundance of mouthwatering seafood delicacies; 80 Arts & Crafts vendors promoting locally made products; hundreds of Ocean Boulevard merchants offering end-of-the-season Sidewalk Sales; a Kiddie Land with the region's most notable Celebrities in Children's Entertainment; continuous Culinary Chef Demonstrations produced by Pat Whitley; and two stages of continuous entertainment with 15 Bands and Orchestras. We've also planned two Main Events-- on Saturday, the United States Air Force Band of Liberty will perform an inspiring patriotic medley leading up to our spectacular Fireworks display; and on Sunday spectators will view an amazing Sky Diving extravaganza.
A spectacular Seaside Festival (Ocean Boulevard closed to traffic) featuring:
60 of the Seacoast’s top restaurants serving an abundance of mouthwatering seafood. Choose from favorites like fried clams, shrimp, and lobster (steamed, fried, or in a roll) to non-seafood items like BBQ Ribs, “Blooming Onions” and sumptuous desserts.
80 Arts & Crafts vendors promoting locally made products and hundreds ofOcean Boulevard merchants offering end-of-the-season Sidewalk Sales.
Continuous Entertainment on two stages featuring 15 Bands and Orchestras playing a variety of music — Blues, Jazz, the Oldies but Goodies, and even a little Rock & Roll!
Kiddie Land - Featuring the best in Children’s Celebrities, Magicians, Jugglers, Clowns, Face Painting & Games.
Spectacular fireworks display — Saturday at 8:15 PM.
A "Don't Miss" thrilling Skydiving demonstration, Sunday at 5 PM.
Pat Whitley Culinary Chef Demonstrations Saturday and Sunday 11 AM to 2 PM.
A 200 foot beverage tent serving beer and wine!
A beach cabana bar in the sand!
4th Annual Lobster Roll Eating Contest Saturday, 2:00 pm