Special Events

The Laconia Community Center will not be open for programs on the following dates:
October 14th (Columbus Day), October 17th to October 19th (Baby Boutique); November 11th (Veterans Day);
November 15th through December 15th (Christmas Village); December 25th (Christmas Day); January 1st (New Years day); January 20th (MLK , Jr. Day) and February 17th (Presidents Day)

 

 
 

Ballroom Dancing
Swing* Walyz* Foxtrot* Rumba* Cha Cha Cha* Bolaro* Quick Step* Salsa* Tango 
Details
      Dates : September 14, 2019, October 12, 2019, January 11, 2020, April 18, 2020, May 9, 2020, June 13, 2020
        Time:  7:00pm to 10:00pm
       Cost:   $10.00 per person       
           
      
Explore A Truck Day
Come check out the vehicles that the City depends on!  Plow trucks, Fire Trucks, Dump Trucks and maybe the occasional car and tractor!
Details
    Date:  Saturday, September 28, 2019  
    Time:  10:00 am~12:00 pm
    FREE Admission
 
 
Baby Boutique (Lakes Region Nursery Guild)
Drop off your used children's clothing, toys or furniture on:
Details
     Date: Wednesday, October 16th from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm and Thursday, October 17th from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm drop off
               Sale date:  Saturday, October 19th from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm 

Halloween Coloring Contest
Open to Laconia residents 10 and under!
Find the rules and your age appropriate picture at www.laconianh.gov
Send final product to Laconia Parks and Recreation, 306 Union Ave. by 3:30 pm on October 31st!
Halloween Coloring for 5 years old and younger
Halloween Coloring for 6 to 10 years old.

Seed Library
Take some seeds or leaves at the Community Center's Seed Library!
The seed Library will have and/or accept Flowers or Vegetables!
Send photos of what you grow to Parks and Rec to end up in next years's brochure!


New Hampshire Pumpkin Festival
(Sponsored by the Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce)
Celebrate Fall in New Hampshire's Lakes Region!
Friday, October 18th and Saturday, October 19th

Santa's Calling
Every year we are lucky to have Santa come to the Laconia Parks and Rec. Dept. to call the kids of the Lakes Region!  Please call at 603-524-5046 to pre-register your child before December 9th.
Details
Date:  Tuesday, December 10th
Time:  6:00 pm
Cost:  FREE

Christmas Caroling
We will meet at the Laconia Community Center (306 Union Ave.) and drive to Taylor Community.  Dress warmly as we will be outside.  Songbooks and hot cocoa will be provided.  Call at 524-5046 to register by December 9th.
Details
Date: Wednesday, December 11th
Time:  5:30 pm
Cost:  FREE

Hurray for the Holidays!
Bring the family and make ornaments!  Must register and pay by December 7th.
Details
Date:  Tuesday, December 17th
Time:  6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Cost:  $2.00 per person

Family Cookie Decorating
Bring your family to come decorate sugar cookies!  Must register and pay by December 14th.
Details
Date:  Wednesday, December 18th
Time:  6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Cost:  $10.00 per family and $2.00 each additional person families of 5 and more

Christmas Village
Details
Date and time:  Thursday, December 5th   6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
  Friday, December 6th       6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
  Saturday, December 7th   2:00 pm to 5:00 pm
  Sunday, December 8th     2:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Cost:  FREE with donations accepted and appreciated
   Pictures available for $3.00

6th Annual Cardboard Sled Race
Make your own cardboard sled and race against others in your age group.  
Details
Date:  Saturday, February 1st
Location:  Laconia Sledding Hill (at the end of South Street on Academy St.)
Cost:  FREE Event, but registration is needed by Friday, January 24th.

Laconia Snowman Building Contest!
December 1st through March 1st !
Make a Snowman and send a photo to parks@laconianh.gov
Check facebook and Instagram for submissions!
We will announce the winner on Wednesday March 4th.

Laconia Sledding Hill
Please follow posted Rules!
Follow us on facebook/Instagram for updates on our Annual Sledding Party!
Details
Location:  Located at the end of South Street
Time:  8:00 am to 10:00 pm, lights from 4:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Ice Skating
Follow us on facebook/Instagram for updates on our Annual Ice Skating Party! 
Details
Location:  Memorial Park
Time:  12:00 pm to 10:00 pm, lights from 4:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Snowshoeing on the WOW Trail
There is one section that is a city sidewalk and therefore it is plowed, but the rest of the trail is untouched and make excellent winter recreation areas under the right conditions!

Cross Country Skiing Lessons
Details
Date:  Saturday, January 4th through January 25th
Location:  Bolducs' Park
Cost:  $40.00 for lessons, $40.00 for rentals