Newmarket Heritage Festival
It’s an international block party—and you’re invited!

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The Heritage Festival program brings together a rich mix of entertainment under two main performance tents, as well as in several smaller venues. The program also includes an artisan tent filled with demonstrations and try-it-yourself traditional crafts, dozens of vendors, and a host of family-friendly activities. Click here for full schedule.


“When people go to a performance of any kind–music, theater, or whatever–
they want to be changed. . . We want to have something shown to us that we didn’t know about, or revealed to us about ourselves.”
—Judy Collins

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  • 2014 Festival in the Mills!

    THE HERITAGE FESTIVAL is back–in a new location inside the newly renovated Newmarket Mills at 55 Main St. in historic downtown Newmarket. Come join the celebration on Saturday, May 31, 10 am- 8 pm. The event features multicultural music and dance, artisans at work, and festival vendors–plus dozens of participating businesses in the Newmarket Mills and along Main Street in downtown Newmarket!

  • Festival News

    HERITAGE HIATUS–BUT WE’LL BE BACK! After 15 years, the award-winning Newmarket Heritage Festival, which has grown to be one of the Seacoast region’s most anticipated annual events, will be on hiatus in 2013. Read more here:

  • Thanks, Everybody!

    HERITAGE FESTIVAL 2012 was a smashing success–the biggest single-day attendance in the event’s 15-year history! Thanks to our sponsors and community partners, whose support makes the festival possible. Thanks to our fabulous participants, who shared their many talents.  Thanks to the volunteers who pitched in so enthusiastically. And thanks, especially, to everyone who came out to enjoy the day. See you in 2013!

    Newmarket Laotian Dancers
    Photo: Love Grows Photography

Heritage Festival 2010 Pictures!