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Hampton Beach has a rich history that spans the centuries. For detailed information about the area click on Holman’s History and you will be able to access a wide range of stories about Hampton Beach throughout the ages.

Hampton Beach Village District Centennial

 

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It is hard to say when Hampton Beach became such a famous place to spend splendid summers on the Seacoast. Was it in 1900 when the trolleys arrived at the Hampton Beach Casino? In the 1840’s when the first hotels were opened for summer vacationers? Or a now forgotten era, when Native Americans camped out on the shores of Hampton Harbor?

Those were merely the seeds of a great destination being planted.

The truth is that the town of Hampton itself was once a major farming community, with few concerns about the needs of a vacationer’s paradise along its Atlantic shores. This neglect led to the formation of the Hampton Beach Village District.

Established on June 26, 1907, the Hampton Beach Village District began a pattern of progress as it led the town to the future. Electricity and waterworks were installed at Hampton Beach first to ensure the comfort of visitors. More importantly was the creation of the town’s first Fire Department to ensure the protection and safety of property at Hampton Beach. The 1923 fire station at Hampton Beach is still in service and stands on Ashworth Avenue, near Hampton’s new police station.

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Most importantly for the billions of visitors to Hampton Beach over the last century, has been the Hampton Beach Village District’s constant drive to come up with new attractions to make their stay at Hampton Beach a memorable one. Many of those attractions have come and gone over the years. Gone are the trolleys, which sparked off the sudden growth at Hampton Beach. Gone are the barnstormers who would take off from the sands of Hampton Beach. But then, gone too is the “bathing censor” who would keep an eye on the scandalous swimsuits of the 1920’s era.

Many more things have risen and remained.

The Hampton Beach Playground, established in 1920’s still draws children off the beach and sparked off the Children’s Festival that continues to this day. Free nightly concerts at the Seashell Stage and fantastic fireworks are a long-standing tradition sponsored by the Hampton Beach Village District. A Miss Hampton Beach has been crowned every year since 1946. The Carnival Week, which once ended the summer season during the early 20th century has been replaced by the famed Hampton Beach Seafood Festival.

In more recent years, the Hampton Beach Master Sand Sculpting Competition, Hampton Beach Talent Competition, volleyball competitions, talent shows and the many other events that mark the busy summer season are all the handiwork of the Hampton Beach Village District.

True, there is no “perfect” place to spend your vacation. But every year, thanks to the hard work of the Hampton Beach Village District, it gets that much closer. Thanks to them, Hampton Beach is a great beach and a whole lot more!

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Upcoming Events

july

4jul9:30 pmFireworks9:30 pm 169 Ocean BoulevardOn the beach, between B and C Streets

6jul10:00 am- 2:00 pmHampton Beach Summer Games 201610:00 am - 2:00 pm 170 Ocean Boulevard, Hampton, NH On the beachEvent Organized By: Hampton Beach Village District

6jul9:30 pmFireworks9:30 pm EST 169 Ocean BoulevardOn the beach, between B and C Streets

9jul8:00 am- 6:00 pmThe New England Classic Beach Volleyball tournament8:00 am - 6:00 pm 170 Ocean Boulevard, Hampton Beach, NHOn the beachEvent Organized By: Spike University VolleyballFacebook: http://www.spikeu.org/ Phone Number: 603-801-3923

11julAll DayMonday Night Movies on the Beach!(All Day: monday) EST Route 1A, Hampton, NH, USAOn the beach across from the PlaygroundEvent Organized By: Hampton Beach Village District

13jul9:30 pmFireworks9:30 pm EST 169 Ocean BoulevardOn the beach, between B and C Streets

16jul8:00 am- 8:00 pmThe New England Summer Slam Beach Volleyball tournament8:00 am - 8:00 pm 170 Ocean Boulevard, Hampton Beach, NHOn the beachEvent Organized By: Spike University VolleyballFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/SpikeUBeachVolleyball Phone Number: 603-801-3923

18julAll DayMonday Night Movies on the Beach!(All Day: monday) EST Route 1A, Hampton, NH, USAOn the beach across from the PlaygroundEvent Organized By: Hampton Beach Village District

20jul9:30 pmFireworks9:30 pm EST 169 Ocean BoulevardOn the beach, between B and C Streets

25julAll DayMonday Night Movies on the Beach!(All Day: monday) EST Route 1A, Hampton, NH, USAOn the beach across from the PlaygroundEvent Organized By: Hampton Beach Village District

27jul9:30 pmFireworks9:30 pm EST 169 Ocean BoulevardOn the beach, between B and C Streets

28jul11:00 am- 4:00 pmWater Safety Day11:00 am - 4:00 pm 169 Ocean BoulevardIn front of the Seashell Stage on the SandPhone Number: 603-926-8717

30jul2:00 pm- 5:00 pmLittle Miss Hampton Beach Pageant2:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST Ocean Blvd, Hampton, NH, USASeashell StageEvent Organized By: Stephanie Rose LussierPhone Number: 603-512-5257

31jul10:30 amHampton Beach Wrestling Tournament10:30 am EST 170 Ocean Boulevard, Hampton, NH On the beach

31jul2:00 pm- 5:00 pmMiss Hampton Beach Pageant2:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST Ocean Blvd, Hampton, NH, USASeashell StagePhone Number: 603-512-5257

august

1augAll DayMonday Night Movies on the Beach!(All Day: monday) EST Route 1A, Hampton, NH, USAOn the beach across from the PlaygroundEvent Organized By: Hampton Beach Village District

3aug9:30 pmFireworks9:30 pm EST 169 Ocean BoulevardOn the beach, between B and C Streets

6aug8:00 am- 6:00 pmThe New England Invitational/Championship Beach Volleyball tournament8:00 am - 6:00 pm 170 Ocean Boulevard, Hampton Beach, NHOn the beachEvent Organized By: Spike University VolleyballFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/SpikeUBeachVolleyball Phone Number: 603-801-3923

8augAll DayMonday Night Movies on the Beach!(All Day: monday) EST Route 1A, Hampton, NH, USAOn the beach across from the PlaygroundEvent Organized By: Hampton Beach Village District

10aug9:30 pmFireworks9:30 pm EST 169 Ocean BoulevardOn the beach, between B and C Streets

15augAll DayMonday Night Movies on the Beach!(All Day: monday) EST Route 1A, Hampton, NH, USAOn the beach across from the PlaygroundEvent Organized By: Hampton Beach Village District

15aug - 19aug 1510:00 amaug 19Children's Festival10:00 am - 3:00 pm (19) EST Ocean Blvd, Hampton, NH, USASeashell StageEvent Organized By: Hampton Area Chamber of CommercePhone Number: (603) 926-8717

17aug9:30 pmFireworks9:30 pm EST 169 Ocean BoulevardOn the beach, between B and C Streets

20aug8:00 am- 6:00 pmHigh School and College Superbowl Beach Volleyball Tournaments8:00 am - 6:00 pm 170 Ocean Boulevard, Hampton Beach, NHOn the beachEvent Organized By: Spike University VolleyballFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/SpikeUBeachVolleyball Phone Number: 603-801-3923

22augAll DayMonday Night Movies on the Beach!(All Day: monday) EST Route 1A, Hampton, NH, USAOn the beach across from the PlaygroundEvent Organized By: Hampton Beach Village District

24aug9:30 pmFireworks9:30 pm EST 169 Ocean BoulevardOn the beach, between B and C Streets

26aug - 28aug 267:00 pmaug 28Hampton Beach Talent Competition7:00 pm - 9:30 pm (28) EST Ocean Blvd, Hampton, NH, USASeashell Stage

29augAll DayMonday Night Movies on the Beach!(All Day: monday) EST Route 1A, Hampton, NH, USAOn the beach across from the PlaygroundEvent Organized By: Hampton Beach Village District

31aug9:30 pmFireworks9:30 pm EST 169 Ocean BoulevardOn the beach, between B and C Streets

september

4sep9:30 pmFireworks9:30 pm 169 Ocean BoulevardOn the beach, between B and C Streets

9sep - 11sep 910:00 amsep 1127th Annual Seafood Festival10:00 am - 6:00 pm (11) EST Ocean Blvd, Hampton, NH, USA

10sep9:30 pmFireworks *Special Shoot*9:30 pm 169 Ocean BoulevardOn the beach, between B and C Streets

16sep - 17sep 166:00 amsep 17Reach the Beach Relay6:00 am - 8:00 pm (17) Route 1A, Hampton, NH, USAHampton Beach State ParkEvent Organized By: Reach the Beach RelayPhone Number: (801) 499-5024

24sep - 25All Day2016 Seacoast Century Weekend(All Day) Route 1A, Hampton, NH, USAHampton Beach State ParkEvent Organized By: Granite State Wheelmen

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