Special Events

Multicultural Festival

The Multicultural Festival has always been a fun day and a great community event celebrating the rich cultural diversity of Laconia and the Lakes Region. Please visit the Festival’s website at www.laconiamulticulturalfestival.org to see photos of past years' events and to check for details on this year's event which will be held on Saturday, September 7, 2024. Please join us for this unique event! 

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. Please make plans to join us for this year's event scheduled for October 27 and 28, 2023. in downtown Laconia!  Please visit the NH Pumpkin Festival website at www.nhpumpkinfestival.com for more information. Mark your calendar, and we will see you in October!

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 - 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 (Free Dump Day) is  held in early May each year at the Transfer Station on Meredith Center Road. 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.  Please note that residents who do not have a dump sticker must have some form of documentation that shows they are a Laconia resident..


 Leaf Pickup: 
The Annual Spring Leaf Pickup is typically scheduled for two weeks in May, and Fall Leaf Pickup is scheduled for two weeks during October/November. Residents can leave 10 bags of leaves during each of the two weeks of these special collections 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. The dates for the 2023 Spring and Fall Leaf Pickup are as follows:

Spring Leaf Pickup:   May 1-5 , 2023 and May 15-19, 2023

Fall Leaf Pickup:         Oct 30- Nov 3, 2023 and Nov 13 - 17, 2023


Fourth of July

Laconia's 2022 4th of July celebration was a great day! The celebration kicked off with a parade beginning at 4:30 pm at Laconia High School, heading to Court Street and ending at Opechee Park. Following the parade, there was music, food and festivities for the entire family at Opechee Park, brought to you by Laconia Parks and Recreation. And to top off the day, fireworks began at 10 pm. Questions on this year's event? Please call the Parks and Recreation Office at 524-5046 with any questions you may have. Please join us again in 2022 for a fun-filled day! Details will be posted here closer to the event.


Hazardous Waste Collection Day

Lakes Region Household Hazardous Waste Collections are scheduled in several Lakes Region communities each year.  Please contact the Public Works Department for details on this year's event for Laconia.  During the collections residents and taxpayers may bring up to 10 gallons or 50 pounds of household hazardous waste to one of the collection sites for no additional cost. Details on what items are accepted and more information can be found by clicking on the "Additional info" link below. Help keep our Lakes Region clean and beautiful! Details of the 2023 Lakes Region Household Hazardous Waste Collection will be posted here as they become available.


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Other Local Events

Motorcycle Week

Laconia Motorcycle Week 2023 begins June 10, 2023 at 8:00 am and ends June 18, 2023 at 12 midnight.  Please check this page for any updates as we get closer to the event.  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 is available in a Temporary Traffic Order which will be posted here prior to the event. Visit this page for information and details about the 2023 event as they become available.


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