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Spring is coming, and the town is feeling it, with these incredible activities to enjoy in Concord, NH this May. We’ve compiled the best plans for you and your loved ones.

Let’s dive into what makes Concord a special place to visit.

2023 Outstanding Women in Business Awards – May 3rd

The Outstanding Women in Business Awards celebrate the success and achievements of women across the state’s diverse business community.

The Outstanding Women in Business Awards celebrate women who have truly excelled, not only in their professional lives but also as leaders and role models in their communities. While many of these women come from different industries and walks of life, they share several traits — a strong sense of self, a success-driven work ethic, and extraordinary accomplishments to show for it. Their commitment, vision, and talents make them true leaders in their chosen fields.

2023 NH Energy Week: Powering NH’s Energy Future – May 5th

New Hampshire prides itself on being a state that goes its own way. The ‘Powering of NH’s Energy Future’ is a celebration of that spirit. Gathering the top minds in the energy field to discuss new ideas, emerging trends, and exciting technologies, our speakers will shed light on how the next generation of clean energy policies can capitalize on the unprecedented cost declines of renewable energy technologies to ensure that a zero-emission future is affordable to all.

Featuring an afternoon of speakers giving short “TED-style” presentations about new technologies, business models, or policy frameworks. It will include networking breaks in which attendees will be afforded the chance to interact with representatives of the companies presenting their vision.

2023 Concord Mom Prom! –  May 5th

Bring your friends to this fiesta-themed dance event to raise money for your community! Tickets include light appetizers, music, raffles and surprises, dancing, a photo booth, and a late-night goodie bag.

Each person must purchase a $50 ticket for entry. Coming with a group? Add a table reservation for ten people in addition to your ticket purchase to ensure you can sit together! Seating is limited to reserved tables so that we have more room to dance.

High Street Coffee House featuring Rupert Wates – May 5th

Rupert Wates will be returning to our stage as the feature on Friday, May 5. There will also be 8-10 open mic slots (2 songs or 10 minutes) for musicians, poets, and comedians. Performers sign up ahead of time by emailing Liz at Priority is given to those who did not perform the previous month. 

Admission is always FREE, though a donation basket is passed. Hot beverages, bottled water, desserts, and snacks are available for donations.

NOT A WORD, a new comedy presented by Community Players of Concord – May 6th

A brand new stage comedy from NH writer-director Wallace Pineault, “NOT A WORD” takes place in a Hollywood rooming house in the days before the movies learned to talk. Blushing innocent Miriam unpacks her dreams of becoming the next Mary Pickford and gets swept up in a fly-by-night movie put together by a team of rag-tag eccentrics and Hollywood hopefuls – a project fueled by ego as much as talent. 

Community Players of Concord NH present “NOT A WORD” – Friday, May 5, and Saturday, May 6 at 7:30 PM and Sunday, May 7 at 2:00 PM. Concord City Auditorium, 2 Prince St., Concord, NH.

Tickets – (603) 344-4747. Box Office hours: 4/30 – 1 to 4 PM. 5/5 & 6 – 6 to 7:30 PM. 5/7 – 12:30 to 2 PM.

OPENING DAY! Downtown Concord Farmers’ Market – May 6th

The Concord Farmers’ Market hosts 40+ vendors during peak season. It provides a wide variety of goods including, in-season fresh fruits and vegetables, locally grown meats, honey, maple products, potted plants, cut flowers, wood products, cheeses, dog treats, body care products, and delicious fresh baked goods. Many of the vendors are certified organic.

Dinner & Dance Fundraiser to benefit CAPBM Senior Centers – May 11th

Gather your family, friends, and coworkers to enjoy a fun night featuring the Club Soda Band and a silent auction while you support the eight (8) Community Action Program Senior Centers throughout Belknap-Merrimack Counties.

Smells Like Nirvana Tribute & Dead Original Live In Concert – May 18th

Celebrate the legendary sounds of Nirvana & Kurt Cobain with Smells Like Nirvana as they will perform songs from “Nevermind”, “In Utero”, “Bleach” and more.

Dead Original’s first album “Bought and Sold” is available now on all streaming platforms or via Dead Original is supporting the show with a 30-minute set of songs from their first album.

Audiences are invited to make this show special by submitting a song request via in advance.

Riverbend Reads community book club – Friends, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Thing: A Memoir – May 23rd

Riverbend Community Mental Health joins with Gibson’s Bookstore to present a community book club reading and discussing Friends, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Thing: A Memoir, by FRIENDS star Matthew Perry. (This is a community discussion, Matthew Perry will not be present, sorry.) Friends, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Thing is an unforgettable memoir that is both intimate and eye-opening—as well as a hand extended to anyone struggling with sobriety. Unflinchingly honest, moving, and uproariously funny, this is the book fans have been waiting for.

Riverbend Community Mental Health is a private, nonprofit organization offering comprehensive behavioral health and addiction treatment services for children, adolescents, adults, and families in central New Hampshire.

Are we ready for this month? A lot of options to enjoy one of the most beautiful seasons of the year in Concord, NH.

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