2021 Halloween Parade & Costume Contest on Saturday, October 30th, Swasey Parkway at 10:00 am. Following the parade, there will be trick-or-treating downtown from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm. The parade route starts at the Water Street end of the Parkway and finishes at the center pavilion, where there will be refreshments and best costume awards at 11:30 am. More info contact Exeter Parks and Rec at 603-418-6495.
Exeter’s traditional trick or treat to take place on October 31st from 4:00 pm- 7:00 pm.
2021 Halloween Parade
& Costume Contest
Saturday, October 30
Kicks off at Swasey Parkway
at 10:00 am
Following the parade, there will be
trick-or-treating downtown from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm.
The parade route starts at 10:30 am at the Water Street end of the Parkway and finishes at the center pavilion, where there will be refreshments and best costume awards at 11:30 am. More info contact Exeter Parks and Rec at 603-418-6495.
Exploring Exeter, A Family Hike!
Little River Conservation Area
Dates: November 3, 2021
Times: 3:30 – 4:30 pm
Transportation: Meet at the Exeter Parks and Recreation building and bus out to the Little River Conservation Area access point off of Garrison Lane.
Register for the 16th Annual Seacoast Half Marathon to Benefit Cornerstone VNA
On October 31st, the 16th Annual Seacoast Half Marathon, one of coastal New Hampshire’s longest running half marathons, will kick off from Portsmouth High School. Traditionally an in-person race, the Seacoast Half Marathon is offering a hybrid model in 2021, giving runners the opportunity to participate either in-person or virtually. Virtual participants can select from three distance options (5k, quarter marathon or half marathon), which can be completed on the route of their choice between October 23rd and October 31st.
Each year, 100% of the net proceeds from the event are donated to a mindfully selected seacoast nonprofit organization. This year’s beneficiary, Cornerstone VNA, is an independent nonprofit organization providing home care, hospice, palliative care, private duty services, and community health and wellness programs. As a local health care provider, Cornerstone VNA has been on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic, caring for patients of all ages, from birth through end-of-life.
According to Erika Lee, Cornerstone VNA’s Advancement Director, “We are thrilled to be a part of this popular seacoast race, and we are grateful to the Seacoast Half Marathon volunteer race committee for all of their efforts to support local nonprofits like Cornerstone VNA.” Lee adds, “We also appreciate all of our race sponsors, especially Ocean Properties and First Seacoast Bank, who are our lead sponsors this year, and Runner’s Alley for their continued partnership in this event!”
According to Bruce Hurley, longtime Seacoast Half Marathon committee member, “Since our race first began in 2006, we have raised over $1.3 million for local nonprofit organizations. It’s a special tradition of caring for the coast and we are proud of the work we’ve done to raise awareness and funds for our nonprofit friends.” Jay Diener, Race Director adds, “This event brings so many people together and I am grateful to everyone involved in making the Seacoast Half Marathon a successful race year after year.”
Visit seacoasthalfmarathon.com today to learn more and to register.
Cornerstone VNA is a nonprofit organization currently serving Rockingham, Strafford, Belknap and Carroll Counties in New Hampshire and York County in Maine. The team at Cornerstone VNA provides award-winning care and support through five distinct programs: Home Care, Hospice Care, Palliative Care, Life Care-Private Duty and Community Care. For 108 years, Cornerstone VNA has been committed to bringing services to people of all ages so that families can stay together at home, even when facing the challenges of aging, surgical recovery, chronic or life-threatening illnesses or end-of-life care. To learn more about Cornerstone VNA, visit www.cornerstonevna.org or call 800-691-1133.
Thanks for Giving (T4G) 5k road race presented by the Exeter Run Club on Thanksgiving morning, November 25th. Starting – 8:00 AM at the Talbot Gymnasium Lot, 40 Linden Street, Exeter. Online registration at www.exeterrunclub.com closes November 21! Race proceeds will benefit Annie’s Angels Memorial Fund, Red’s Good Vibes and ERC community initiatives for all ages.
Cat Fanciers Federation and United Maine Coon Cat Association “Splashing into Halloween” Cat Show on October 30th and 31st from 9am to 4pm at the American Legion Post #47 in Rollinsford.
Seacoast Artisans 22nd Annual Holiday Fine Arts & Craft Show on November 20th from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM at 35 Lafayette Road, North Hampton. Event Entrance Fee $5.00 Children 14 & Under Free. An amazing show with over 70 artists. Something for everyone on your Holiday Shopping list this season. Bring the whole family.
2021 Exeter Parks and Rec Scarecrow Decorating Contest running during October. Photos will be posted on our Parks and Recreation Facebook page so be on the lookout around town.
Exeter Halloween Trick-or-Treating on Sunday, October 31st from 4:00 – 7:00 pm.