Keene is located in the heart of Southwest New Hampshire’s Monadnock Region.
Check out events and things to do in the area:

Live music: Duo Carioca
September 22 | 8:45 am at Church at the head of the square

Duo Carioca, Ambassadors of Latin Styles for the Monadnock Region are dedicated to bringing the vibrant sounds of Latin music to the region.  Their infectious blend of Brazilian Sambas, Choros, and Boss Nova; Cuban boleros and rumbas; and Argentine Tangos bring smiles to faces in Southern New Hampshire.

Head on down to Church at the head of the square and listen to some great live music by Duo Carioca!


Walldogs Magical History Tour – Walldogs in Keene
September 22nd |  12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Meeting point – Railroad square
Join special tour guide, Sylvie, for Walldogs Mural Walking Tour.  Click to Register

The Walldogs are a group of highly skilled sign painters and mural artists from all over the globe. The Walldog Movement is quickly gaining popularity, and is a great way for small towns to boost their tourism. In June 2019, the Walldogs visited Keene and left behind 16 incredible murals marking Keene’s diverse history. Take the Magical History Tour and view all 16 murals surrounding Keene’s Main Street.

Live music: Ms. Vee
September 22nd | 12:20 pm – 2:10 pm at the Central square bandstand

Ms. Vee is a singer, musician, writer, and comedienne and the 2019 Granite State Blues Challenge Winner & International Blues Challenge Semifinalist. Being in a jazz band at just 10 years old, she continued her professional career in music, serving as Minister of Music for several East Arkansas Churches. As a member of the Granite State Blues Society, she is known for her soulful blues and edgy & witty comedic timing, Vee is sure to keep you laughing and entertained!



Live music: Mike Puleo
September 22nd, 4:05 pm – 5:05 pm at Brewbakers Café

Are you looking for a relaxing evening?
Enjoy the stunning classical piano performance by Mike Puleo while you dine at Brewbakers Cafe.
Solo pianist Mike Puleo’s music is pure and expressive musical exploration.


Live music: Dis-N-Dat Reggae Band
September 23rd | 3:30 pm – 6:30 pm at Yahso Jamaican Grille

Dis-N-Dat, a reggae group from Boston. New England’s hottest Reggae Band brings the party to life! four time Grammy nominated Black Uhuru drummer ‘Rangotan and 6 time steel pan champion Sista D, Dis-N-Dat  has a unique sound, setting us apart from all the rest. Dis-N-Dat incorporates Roots Reggae, Dance Hall and R&B in to a sound all our combining the sounds of Jamaica and Trinidad with foundation reggae and the steel pan, moving audiences all over the U.S. for 20 years.
Stop by Yasho to get delicious Jamaican food and enjoy great performance as Dis-N-Dat continues to blaze a trail of vibes worldwide from our shows to our albums  Maintaining the true sound of the Caribbean music and culture

Live music: Randy Miller and Matt Harris Irish band
September 23rd | 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm at Brewbakers Café

Randy Miller is a legendary musician, leading Irish sessions and contra dances around the country for the past 40 years. Matt Harris has been playing Irish fiddle for several decades and has hosted Irish sessions in Peterborough, Brattleboro, and Manchester.


Activities in the Area

Outdoor Hinsdale – Hinsdale, NH | 8 hikes, 2 kayak/canoe rides | Learn More!

The Town of Hinsdale and the National Park service collaborated to organize Outdoor Hinsdale – an event celebrating outdoor recreational opportunities in the town. The event includes eight scheduled hikes (including 2 night hikes) and two canoe/kayak trips. Activities are set to fit a variety of levels of difficulty and all are welcome on the excursions. Outdoor Hinsdale is supported by a grant from the National Park Service Rivers, Trails and Conservation Assistance Program.


Hike Mount Monadnock – Jaffrey, NH

Hiking is one of the most popular recreational pursuits in New Hampshire, and it’s no secret as to why.

The 40 miles of trails on Mount Monadnock offer opportunities for cross country skiing, picnicking, and bird watching, as well as hiking to the spectacular 3,165 foot summit, with 100-mile views of the surrounding area. Monadnock is said to be one of the most climbed mountains in the world, second only to Mt. Fuji in Japan! Trail Maps and Information 

Hike Gap Mountain – Troy, NH

Gap Mountain Trail to Metacommet – Monadnock Trail is a 0.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Troy, New Hampshire that features beautiful wildflowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, running, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.


For more information please visit:

Things to do in Keene NH – Explore Keene

Keene Culture | ChooseKeene

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