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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

24jul9:30 pmFireworks9:30 pm between B and C StreetsEvent Organized By: Hampton Beach Village District

26julAll DayHampton Beach Soccer Tournament(All Day: friday) 169 Ocean BoulevardAcross from the Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom, on the beachEvent Organized By: Hampton Beach Soccer

27julAll DayHampton Beach Soccer Tournament(All Day: saturday) 169 Ocean BoulevardAcross from the Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom, on the beachEvent Organized By: Hampton Beach Soccer

27jul2:00 pmLittle/Jr. Miss Hampton Beach2:00 pm Ocean Blvd, Hampton, NH, USASeashell Stage

28jul2:00 pm72nd Miss Hampton Beach Pageant2:00 pm Ocean Blvd, Hampton, NH, USASeashell StageEvent Organized By: Stephanie Rose Lussier

29jul8:00 pmMonday Night Movies on the Beach8:00 pm Route 1A, Hampton, NH, USAOn the beach across from the PlaygroundEvent Organized By: Hampton Beach Village DistrictFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/HamptonNHBeach

31jul9:30 pmFireworks9:30 pm between B and C StreetsEvent Organized By: Hampton Beach Village District

august

5aug8:00 pmMonday Night Movies on the Beach8:00 pm Route 1A, Hampton, NH, USAOn the beach across from the PlaygroundEvent Organized By: Hampton Beach Village DistrictFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/HamptonNHBeach

7aug9:30 pmFireworks9:30 pm between B and C StreetsEvent Organized By: Hampton Beach Village District

12augAll DayChildren's Week(All Day: monday) EST Ocean Blvd, Hampton, NH, USASeashell StageEvent Organized By: Hampton Beach Village District

12aug8:00 pmMonday Night Movies on the Beach8:00 pm Route 1A, Hampton, NH, USAOn the beach across from the PlaygroundEvent Organized By: Hampton Beach Village DistrictFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/HamptonNHBeach

13augAll DayChildren's Week(All Day: tuesday) EST Ocean Blvd, Hampton, NH, USASeashell StageEvent Organized By: Hampton Beach Village District

14augAll DayChildren's Week(All Day: wednesday) EST Ocean Blvd, Hampton, NH, USASeashell StageEvent Organized By: Hampton Beach Village District

14aug9:30 pmFireworks9:30 pm between B and C StreetsEvent Organized By: Hampton Beach Village District

15augAll DayChildren's Week(All Day: thursday) EST Ocean Blvd, Hampton, NH, USASeashell StageEvent Organized By: Hampton Beach Village District

16aug11:00 amChildren's Week11:00 am EST Ocean Blvd, Hampton, NH, USASeashell StageEvent Organized By: Hampton Beach Village District

17augAll DayHampton Beach Soccer Tournament(All Day: saturday) 169 Ocean BoulevardAcross from the Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom, on the beachEvent Organized By: Hampton Beach Soccer

18augAll DayHampton Beach Soccer Tournament(All Day: sunday) 169 Ocean BoulevardAcross from the Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom, on the beachEvent Organized By: Hampton Beach Soccer

19aug8:00 pmMonday Night Movies on the Beach8:00 pm Route 1A, Hampton, NH, USAOn the beach across from the PlaygroundEvent Organized By: Hampton Beach Village DistrictFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/HamptonNHBeach

21aug9:30 pmFireworks9:30 pm between B and C StreetsEvent Organized By: Hampton Beach Village District

23aug7:00 pm2019 Hampton Beach Talent Competition7:00 pm Ocean Blvd, Hampton, NH, USASeashell StageEvent Organized By: Hampton Beach Village District

24aug7:00 pm2019 Hampton Beach Talent Competition7:00 pm Ocean Blvd, Hampton, NH, USASeashell StageEvent Organized By: Hampton Beach Village District

25aug7:00 pm2019 Hampton Beach Talent Competition7:00 pm Ocean Blvd, Hampton, NH, USASeashell StageEvent Organized By: Hampton Beach Village District

26aug8:00 pmMonday Night Movies on the Beach8:00 pm Route 1A, Hampton, NH, USAOn the beach across from the PlaygroundEvent Organized By: Hampton Beach Village DistrictFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/HamptonNHBeach

28aug9:30 pmFireworks9:30 pm between B and C StreetsEvent Organized By: Hampton Beach Village District

31aug7:00 pmCircus Night at Hampton Beach7:00 pm Ocean Blvd, Hampton, NH, USASeashell StageEvent Organized By: Hampton Beach Village District

september

1sep9:30 pmFireworks **Special Shoot**9:30 pm between B and C StreetsEvent Organized By: Hampton Beach Village District

7sep8:00 pmFireworks **Special Shoot**8:00 pm between B and C StreetsEvent Organized By: Hampton Beach Village District

13sepAll DayReach the Beach Relay(All Day: friday) Route 1A, Hampton, NH, USAHampton Beach State ParkEvent Organized By: Reach the Beach Relay

14sepAll DayReach the Beach Relay(All Day: saturday) Route 1A, Hampton, NH, USAHampton Beach State ParkEvent Organized By: Reach the Beach Relay

14sep8:00 pm3rd Annual Fire Show on the Beach8:00 pm Ocean Boulevard, Hampton, NH on the beachEvent Organized By: Hampton Beach Village District

20sepAll Day46th Annual Granite State Wheelmen Seacoast Century(All Day: friday) Route 1A, Hampton, NH, USAHampton Beach State ParkEvent Organized By: Granite State Wheelmen

21sepAll Day46th Annual Granite State Wheelmen Seacoast Century(All Day: saturday) Route 1A, Hampton, NH, USAHampton Beach State ParkEvent Organized By: Granite State Wheelmen

22sepAll Day46th Annual Granite State Wheelmen Seacoast Century(All Day: sunday) Route 1A, Hampton, NH, USAHampton Beach State ParkEvent Organized By: Granite State Wheelmen

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