Happy birthday, Seabrook!
Last Saturday’s spectacular parade was just the beginning of the celebration commemorating Seabrook’s 250th Anniversary.
Locals enjoyed a colonial worship service at Old South Meeting House and the 250th Anniversary Basketball Tournament at the Community Center, as well as open houses at the town’s first and historic Brown Library.
Next week there is even more.
The second week of the 250th Anniversary celebration starts Saturday, with the Baby Seabrook Pageant, beginning at 9:30 a.m. at Seabrook Community Center, located at 311 Lafayette Road (Route 1).
Garage beauties arrive in town on Sunday, Aug. 12, when the 250th Anniversary Car Show rolls in from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Taking place at Hobby Lobby’s parking lot at Seabrook Crossing located at 570 Lafayette Road (Route 1), car registration is $10 and runs from 8 to 10 a.m.
One of the town’s most popular annual events, the Seabrook Historical Society’s slideshow, takes place at the Seabrook Community Center, beginning at 7 p.m. A donation to the society at the door is requested to see Seabrook and its residents during days of yesteryear.
For future history, the town will bury the 250th Anniversary time capsule at 6 p.m. on Aug. 15 at the American Legion’s Walton Road facility.
The town’s annual pageants begin on Thursday, Aug. 16 with the Little Miss and Miss Seabrook Pageants taking place at the Community Center. The Little Miss Seabrook Pageant begins at 6 p.m., with the older girls taking to the runway at the conclusion of the first pageant. Entrance fee is $5 at the door.
The next day, Friday, Aug. 17, the Junior Miss Seabrook Pageant takes the stage at the Community Center. Again, the entrance fee is $5 at the door.
Celebrating Seabrook’s long relationship with the sea and its bounty, also on Aug. 16, the town hosts the 250th Anniversary Lobster Clambake. Taking place at the town’s Harborside Park, there will be two seatings, at 5 and then at 7 p.m. The cost is $35 per person.
The 250th Anniversary Grand Ball & Banquet takes place on Friday, Aug. 17 at the American Legion Hall on Walton Road. Dinner begins at 6 p.m. with dancing until 11 p.m. The cost is $45 per person.
Two weeks of celebrating Seabrook’s 1768 incorporation as a town comes to an end on Saturday, Aug. 18, with a very special Old Home Day main event. Old Home Day began as a part of the town’s 200th Anniversary Celebration and has continued to be one of the highlights of summer.
This year, the event has been expanded. It begins at 10 a.m. at the Seabrook Middle School campus. Admittance is free to enjoy old-time fun, like corn husking and pie eating contests and other games, Bingo, exhibitions, food and craft booths, and the traditional comradery offered by small New England communities.
Old Home Day concludes with an extended fireworks display at 9 p.m. It brings to an end two weeks of events commemorating the town’s formation as an independent Granite State community.
For more information, visit seabrooknh.info.