Photo Credits: NH State Council on the Arts, Love Grows Photography, Adrian Major, Geoff Forester (NHCF), and courtesy photos from the musicians and artisans.

Heritage Festival in Transition in 2015

The award-winning Newmarket Heritage Festival, one of the Seacoast region’s most anticipated annual events, will be in a period of transition in 2015 and is on hold until further notice. Produced by the Newmarket Main Street Corporation, the event celebrates the arts, culture, history, and community spirit, bringing together a host of talented performers and artisans to create an experience recognized by the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts as one of the region’s outstanding cultural events.

New Hampshire’s favorite international block party, which has relocated numerous times over the years–including a first-time ever festival inside the newly renovated mills during last year’s 2014 event–is poised to start a new chapter in its history, according to festival organizers, who are working closely with other local organizations and businesses to determine the shape of the festival’s future. (The planning committee is actively seeking new members who would like to participate in designing the new event.)

The organizing committee wishes to thank all of the performers, artisans, other participants who contributed their many and varied talents to help create a wonderful community event throughout the years. Thanks also to the thousands of attendees who came out to enjoy the festival and to the volunteers who pitched in to make the weekend possible. The festival planners are grateful also to the many faithful sponsors who have supported the festival for so long, making it possible to bring a high-quality event to the region year after year.

“We look forward to being in touch again as the festival idea evolves in the coming months,” says Suki Casanave, who has served as director of the festival for more than a dozen years. “The celebration of the arts, culture history and community spirit that have defined the Newmarket Heritage Festival for so many years will continue to be a vital part of what makes this town special. Stay tuned!”

More info:

Contact: 603-659-5588,

The festival is produced by the Newmarket Main Street Corporation (NMSC), a nonprofit group dedicated to strengthening and revitalizing the historic and cultural characteristics of the community and to preserving the legacy of Newmarket for future generations. The NMSC is a 501 (c) (3) organization and all contributions are tax deductible.



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