Waterville Valley plans Labor Day festivities

WATERVILLE VALLEY - Head into Waterville Valley Labor Day for a weekend of live music, family activities, charity duck race, and fireworks. Most activities are free to the public.

Fun starts with Open Mic Night, Friday 30 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in Town Square, with host and musician Doug Thompson. Guests are encouraged to step up to the mic and perform their favorite song or story or bring their instrument and show off their skills.

Saturday, August 31 Back on the Train brings their mix of roots rock, reggae, and soul, classic covers and originals to the gazebo stage from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. Guests are welcome to bring their own blankets, chairs, and beverages, or to use those provided and available in Town Square.

Sunday, September 1 send out the summer with a bang during the "Just Ducky" End of Summer Bash in Town Square. The day includes fun family games, bounce house, The North Face Fashion show, Valley Snow Dogz Meet & Greet, outdoor BBQ, live music and evening fireworks.

During the day make sure to pick up your rubber ducky "chance", available at various Town Square shops. Duck chances for this annual fundraiser are $3 each, with proceeds benefiting the Plymouth Pemi Bridge House. Cash prizes go to the first three ducks across the finish line and something quacky will be given to the owner of the last ducky to float across the finish line. Duck race is at 5 p.m. on Sunday, September 1. 

The Squam Lakes Natural Science Center will give a Live Animal presentation, which gives kids of all ages a chance to get up close and personal with native New Hampshire wildlife. This will take place on the Lower Level of Town Square on Monday, September 2 from 10-11 a.m.

Other activities for families of all ages – including Curious George Story Time, Laser Tag night, Open Gym, Open Art Gallery, and more will be hosted throughout the weekend for families of all ages, by the Margret & H.A. Rey Center and by the Waterville Valley Recreation Department.

For more information, call 1-800-GO-VALLEY or visit www.visitwatervillevalley.com.