The Lilac Festival In New Hampshire That’s Unlike Any Other

Spring in New Hampshire sure takes its time getting here – but when it arrives, the rewards are oh-so-wonderful. One of the highlights of spring in the Granite State is always the lilac bloom, but it never lasts long enough. That means it’s all the more important to drink in every beautiful day – and we have just the way to do so.

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This year’s Lilac Festival will take place Saturday, May 26, from 10 a.m.–2 p.m. For more details, visit the festival’s Facebook event page or the historic site’s website. The Wentworth-Coolidge Mansion Historic Site is located at 375 Little Harbor Rd, Portsmouth, NH.

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