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City of Laconia Department of Parks & Recreation

Special Events


LACONIA WALKING & ACTIVITY GUIDE
Walking Guide

The City of Laconia now has a walking and activity guide for our residents to be fit in Laconia. The guide shows walking routes from each of our park houses and activities offered in each park and the Laconia Community Center. The guide may be picked up at Laconia Parks & Recreation office during normal office hours (8:30am-12:00 / 1:00-4:30pm).
Laconia Walking Map (Google)

 

BEACHES
Weirs Beach

Beaches are open from June 28~September 1, 2014 from 9:00am to 5:00pm daily, bathhouses closed and no lifeguards on rain days.  Bond Beach is a Resident & Taxpayer Only beach and passes must be acquired from the City Clerks office in order to enter.  The cost is $15.00 for one pass and $25.00 for two.  Two is the limit per household.  This pass also allows you to park at Weirs Beach parking lot for FREE, provided there is space available. 
Swim lessons are given at Bond Beach and Opechee Point from 9:00am~12:00pm.
During swim lessons both Bond Beach and Opechee Point are closed for public swimming.

   
   

BABY BOUTIQUE

Lakes Region Nursery Guild
Drop off dates
: October 1, 2014 6:00pm~9:00pm
October 2, 2014 9:00am~6:00pm
Sale : October 4, 2014 9:00am~2:00pm
Come consign some used children's clothing, toys or furniture and buy whatever else you need.

   
   

BALLROOM DANCING


Swing* Waltz* Foxtrot* Rumba * Cha Cha* Bolaro* Quick Step * Salsa * Tango
Couples and Singles Welcome
$10.00 per person, 7:00pm ~ 10:00pm
Dates : September 13, 2014
October 11, 2014
November 8, 2014
January 10, 2015
May 9, 2015
June 13, 2015
No Alcohol ~ light refreshments.
For more information call 276-5112
This is not instructional, but an actual dance.  Come show off your dancing skills.

 

 
   

EXPLORE A TRUCK DAY

September 20, 2014 from 10:00~12:00pm
FREE
Laconia Public Works@ Bisson Avenue
Kids of all ages welcome!
Check out different types of vehicles.  You can get inside and a close up view of it all.  A hotdog lunchwill be availbale for a fee.

   
   

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL AGE DANCE
Halloween Theme
October 17th from 6:00~8:00pm
Come dressed in costume, if you wish, and there will be prizes for the best!

St. Patrick's Day Theme
March 13th from 6:00~8:00pm

$5.00per child
Refreshment included.
Come have a night of fun with kids your age and enjoy some music, dancing and games.

   
   

 

FAMILY PUMPKIN CARVING NIGHT

Thursday, October 23, 2014 from 6:00~8:00pm
$8.00 per pumpkin
Pumpkins will be provided.
Just bring your scary imagination!!
Must register & pay by October 18 and tell us how many pumpkins your family will need.
We will bag your seeds for baking if you wish!!

   
   

Ice Fishing
TBA
FREE


Beginning at the Laconia Community Center then moving to the outdoor classroom for the real world setting.
Anyone welcome above the age of 8.
Min. 8 and Max. 20 people
Registration deadline January 23, 2015
Register early so you are not left out!!


Santa's Calling

Tuesday, December 2nd from 6:00~8:00pm
FREE
For the children who have the holiday spirit!!
Every year Santa comes to Laconia Parks & Recreation to call the kids of Laconia.  Please call our office to pre-register your children by November 28, 2014. 

   
   

Christmas Caroling

Wednesday, December 3rd, 6:00pm
FREE for any age
We will meet at the Community Center and drive to the Taylor Community to fill them with holiday cheer.
Don't worry forgetting the words, we provide them to you along with hot cocoa.  This is an outdoor event.  Bring a friend and a travel mug.  Call to register by December 1st.
   
   

Christmas Village

December 4, 5, 6 & 7
Thursday & Friday from 6:00~8:00pm
Saturday & Sunday from 2:00~5:00pm
FREE with donations accepted & appreciated.  Come see Santa, Mrs. Claus and all their friends from the North Pole.
Pictures available for $3.00
   
   
Hurray for the Holidays

Tuesday, December 9th from 6:00~8:00pm
$2.00 per person
Lets have some holiday fun at the Community Center.
Bring the family and make ornaments, etc.
Must register & pay by December 5th.
   
   
Family Cookie Decorating

Thursday, December 11th from 6:00~8:00pm
$10.00 per family of 4, $2.00 each additional person
Moms and kids make a date and come decorate some sugar cookies.  Must register & pay br December 5th.
   
   

Snowman Contest

December 1st through March 1st.
Make a snowman with your family and take a picture of it.  Send the picture in to us by March 1st and possibly win a prize.
   
   

Sledding Party
Friday, January 23, 2015 from 6~8pm
Come sledding with the family under the lights on South Street.  We will have a bonfire, hot cocoa and cookies.  This is a FREE program, just come and play.  Weather & conditions permitting.
Call to check the party status.
   
   

Ice Skating Party

Friday, February 6, 2015 from 6~8pm
FREE for any age at Memorial Park
Come skate under the lights and enjoy a bonfire to warm up by.
We will provide hot cocoa and cookies. 
Weather & conditions permitting. 
   
   

2ND ANNUAL CARDBOARD SLED RACING
Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 2pm at the Laconia Sledding Hill located at the end of South Street off Academy Street.
Make your own cardboard sled and race against others of roughly your own age.  There will be points for creativity and speed.  Come try your hand and see how fast you can be.
Prizes will be awarded for creativity and speed.
This is a FREE event, but registration is necessary by February 24th.
Age group will be 10 and under, 11~15 years old
Call to register at 524-5046 weather permitting.

 

 


Block out dates are October 1~4, 13, November 11, 14 through
 December  14, 25, January 1, 19, February 16, April 8~11, 2015.

 

 

  

 

 
 
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