Summer Ends with a Bash at Waterville Valley Town Square This Labor Day Weekend

By AlpineZone News |
Aug 24 2006 - 01:47 PM

WATERVILLE VALLEY, New Hampshire ??” Waterville Valley’s Town Square will be saying farewell to summer with a weekend full of events for the whole family. Throughout the weekend, visitors can enjoy complimentary concerts, the annual end-of-season bash featuring family fun and games with a barbecue, plus a rubber ducky race for charity and a spectacular fireworks display over Corcoran’s Pond.

The festivities begin on Saturday, September 2, with a free concert in Town Square. From 6 to 9 p.m., the Pat Foley Duo will take to the Gazebo stage and perform classic rock, easy listening and original compositions. On Sunday, September 3, Town Square’s annual End-of-Season Bash gets underway at 11:30 a.m. with an outdoor barbecue featuring traditional favorites, provided by Town Square’s own Legends 1291 Sports Bar and Grill. Kid’s games will commence at 1 to 4 p.m. featuring favorites like balloon toss and sack races. Prizes will be awarded at the conclusion of each event. A face painter will also be on-hand in Town Square from 1 to 4 p.m. and Jim Hollis will perform in the Town Square Gazebo. This one-man act is renowned locally for his classic rock covers and original music. From 6 to 9 p.m., music by the band Hey Buddy will feature classic rock hits and original tunes. The concerts and family events are complimentary and open to the public.

It will be like a bath time bonanza starting at 4 p.m., when hundreds of little yellow duckies take to the waters of Snow’s Brook for Waterville Valley’s annual Charity Duck Race. Numbered ducks will be dropped into the river at the Corcoran’s Pond dam and the “owners” of the first three ducks to make it to the finish line down river will win cash prizes – $100 for first, $50 for second and $25 for third. This year’s proceeds will benefit The Bridge House in Plymouth, NH. All ages are welcome to participate and spectators will be able to cheer on the ducks from the pedestrian bridge, or along the riverbank. Duck “owners” need not be present to win! Ducks are on sale as of Friday the 25th, for $3 each, and may be purchased at the Town Square Condo office or at select Town Square businesses. At 9 p.m., Town Square says so long to summer with a bang. A spectacular fireworks display over Corcoran’s Pond will officially welcome the fall season and offer a salute of thanks to all who made the summer of 2006 one to remember.

In addition to all of the scheduled events and activities at Town Square, visitors can enjoy the amenities of Waterville Valley throughout the weekend, or anytime. Outdoor enthusiasts may visit the Adventure Center to rent mountain bikes, take a chair lift ride up Snow’s Mountain, rent a canoe or kayak on Corcoran’s pond. Waterville’s Recreation Department offers activities for adults and kids too. There’s also hiking, fishing, golf, a skateboard park, an athletic club, and shopping and dining at the shops and fine eateries of Town Square.

For more information about Waterville Valley’s Town Square, or to learn about special lodging packages, please call 603-236-8175 or visit