"Voted One of the Top 100 Events

in North America "

-American Bus Association










WHEN:  Weekend after Labor Day: September 7, 8, 9, 2018

  • Friday - 4 PM to 9 PM
  • Saturday - 10 AM to 9 PM
  • Sunday - 10 AM to 6 PM


WHATA 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 of Ocean Boulevard merchants offering end-of-the-season Sidewalk Sales.
  • Continuous Entertainment on two stages featuring 15 of the top local Bands playing a variety of music — Blues, Jazz, the Oldies but Goodies, and even a little Rock & Roll!
  • Spectacular fireworks display — Saturday at 8:15 PM.
  • A "Don't Miss" thrilling Skydiving demonstration, Sunday at 5 PM.
  • Wicked Bites Culinary Chef Demonstrations Saturday and Sunday 11 AM to 4 PM.
  • A 200 foot beverage tent serving beer and wine!
  • A beach cabana bar featuring great bands in the sand!
  • Annual Lobster Roll Eating Contest Saturday, 2:00 pm


WHERE:  Ocean Boulevard (Center Beach) is closed to traffic and becomes a pedestrian mall.

FREE SHUTTLE & PARKINGFree parking and shuttle service is available at over 13 in-town satellite parking lots. The shuttle service has proved to be the fastest, safest, and most cost effective way to get to the Festival.  With no cost, and less aggravation; it has become the most popular way to attend and enjoy the Festival.  For a complete list of available lots check out our website at www.hamptonbeachseafoodfestival.com  –OR– Park at the NH State Park (near Seabrook Bridge, Rte. 1A).  Parking is $15 per car with FREE TROLLEY SERVICE.


  • $5 per Adult on Friday and $10 per Adult on Saturday and $8 Sunday
  • Children under 12 free of charge


Wear comfortable shoes!  Do not eat before you come!  Make an early reservation at one of our fine lodging establishments.  Bring your friends and family.  Please note:  Pets are NOT allowed per town ordinance.

INFORMATION: Call the Hampton Area Chamber of Commerce at (603)-926-8718 or visit www.hamptonbeachseafoodfestival.com

Bon Appetit!


“One of the Top 100 Events in

North America"

 - American Bus Association

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