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Exeter Arts & Music Fest

2018 Exeter Arts & Music Festival

Swasey Parkway
Water Street
Exeter, NH 03833
United States

The Exeter Arts & Music Fest kicks off the summer season on the greater Seacoast the third weekend in May of every year, with programming throughout the downtown area. The primary event is an all-day festival along the water in Swasey Park on Saturday.

Save the date for May 19th, 10am – 4pm!

The 2nd Annual Exeter Arts & Music Fest returns to downtown Exeter on Saturday, May 19th from 10am-4pm, with live music, artist vendors, local food, kids activities and cultural exhibits!

The majority of the vendors and events will be taking place just inside of Swasey Parkway, with additional live music and activities on the grounds of the American Independence Museum, just across Water Street. The fest is free and open to the public, with a suggested $10 donation for those who are able.

Independence Stage
(Located on the lawn of the American Independence Museum, located directly across from the entrance of Swasey Parkway)

10:00 David Corson
11:00 The Kenny Brothers Band
12:15 Red Tail Hawk
1:30 Qwill
2:45 Cold Engines

Singer/Songwriter Busker Tent
​(Located in Swasey Parkway in front of the PEA boat launch)

10:00 Lizzie & Peter
11:00 Artty Raynes Francoeur
12:00 Elijah Clark Music
1:00 Kate McDougall
2:00 Dan Searl
3:00 Maurice Wynne

Bandstand Jam Lineup
​ (Located on the gazebo in the center of downtown Exeter)

11:00 Ollie & Them
12:30 Sofia Lee Davis
1:45 Concrete Constellation
3:00 Solarra

Featured Vendors

MaggieBlu / Wunder Budder! / Deb Lawrence Wolf / PartyCrow / Color me Happy / Aimée Margolis / Lee Gee Designs / Erin Marie Creations / Nathan Mann Artist / Squirrelcat Designs / Artist Explores the World / Arryn Vogan Pottery / LFOD Apparel / Sterling Vanderhoof / Artful Harper Studios / Wally’s Basement: Custom Signs and Frames, Rustic and Reclaimed / Seacoast Roller Derby / H.Monique Designs / The Bent Nail / Willow Road Watercolors / Caterina’s Creations / Paul Timmons / Marshall’s Magnetic Jewelry / Jim Faber / The Red Eft Custom Hiking Sticks / Joyous Silks / Jane Eslinger metal work & jewelry / AS3M Art & Apparel / Lynn’s Fused Glass / Asia Wire Art / Hand Krafted Hides / Deanna Fair Markey aka The Sign Chic / #EPOCA / Matthew Pearsall Designs

Food Vendors

Laney & Lu / Mama Kim’s Farm to Table / Enna Chocolate / Cosmic Kettle Corn / Cakes by Elizabeth-NH / El Camino Foods


Don’t forget the Kickoff Concerts on Friday, May 18th in the center of downtown Exeter !

Bandstand Blues Jam ft Max Sullivan at 5pm

Midnight Wrens at Exeter Town Hall at 7:30pm

The fest is free and open to the public, with a suggested $10 donation for those who are able. To help fund this festival and future arts programming in Exeter, please consider making your $10 donation now: