The 30th Annual Hampton Beach Annual Seafood Festival is Back!

Hampton Beach Seafood Festival | I-95 Exit Guide

If you’ve been before, you’re probably going back, if you’ve never been, this qualifies as a bucket list event. The 30th annual Hampton Beach Seafood Festival begins Friday, September 6 and goes throughout the weekend.

The Hampton Beach Seafood Festival has been acclaimed as one of the Top 100 Events in North America by the American Bus Association for multiple years running! Event attendance is now estimated as exceeding 150,000! Festivities include: Over 50 of the Seacoast’s top restaurants serving an abundance of mouthwatering seafood delicacies; 80 Arts & Crafts vendors promoting locally made products; hundreds of Ocean Boulevard merchants offering end-of-the-season Sidewalk Sales; a Kiddie Land with children’s entertainment; continuous Culinary Chef Demonstrations; and two stages of continuous entertainment with 15 Bands and Orchestras.

WHEN: Weekend after Labor Day: September 8, 7, 8, 2019

  • Friday – 1:00 PM to 9:00 PM
  • Saturday – 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM
  • Sunday – 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM

WHERE: Ocean Boulevard (Center Beach) is closed to traffic and becomes a pedestrian mall.

ADMISSIONS: $5 per Adult on Friday and $10 per Adult on Saturday and $8 Sunday. Children under 12 free of charge. No pets are allowed (per town ordinance)

FREE SHUTTLE & PARKING: First Student offers free parking and shuttle service to the Festival in-town satellite parking lots. The shuttle service has proved to be the fastest, safest, and most cost effective way to get to the Festival. With no cost, and less hassle, it has become the most popular way to attend and enjoy the festival.


  • Friday: 4:00PM – 10:00PM (High Street Municipal Lot Shuttle starts at 3:30pm – Friday only)
  • Saturday: 9:00AM – 10:00PM (All Lots)
  • Sunday: 9:00AM – 7:00PM (All Lots)


  • There will be a fireworks display Saturday at 8:30 p.m.
  • A skydiving demonstration will be on Sunday at 5:00 p.m.
  • Live music and entertainment all weekend.


  • From New Hampshire and points north: I-95 south to exit 2 (NH Route 101) then NH 101 east 4 miles to  Hampton Beach.
  • From Massachusetts and points south: I-95 north to exit 60 (MA Route 286) then MA 286 east 3.5 miles to Route 1A north 2.5 miles to Hampton Beach.

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