Events and Entertainment at The NASWA Resort

Every summer, the NASWA Resort has a great lineup of events and entertainment to make your time at Lake Winnipesaukee that much more fun! See below for a list of our 2014 events. We will be updating throughout the winter, so check back here for more information or like us on Facebook. We can't wait to see you in 2014!


32nd Annual Winni Derby

Thursday 5/15 - Sunday 5/18

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May 23th – 26th: Memorial Day Weekend

Both the NazBar & Grill and the Blue Bistro will be waiting for you – to transport you to the Caribbean, and feed your body and your soul. We can’t wait to see everyone after such a long winter!


June 13th – 22th: 91st Laconia Motorcycle Week

The tradition continues: 2014 means it’s the 91st Laconia Motorcycle Week, and many have made it their tradition to spend it at The NASWA throughout the years. Our Resort is the perfect home base for catching all the events and action throughout the week since you can ride (or walk) down to the Weirs right from our Resort, but don’t miss the daily events at The NASWA, either! There is no cover charge for the live music on the beach at the NazBar & Grill and Late Night at the Blue Bar! Staying with us is the best way to get the most out of your Bike Week experience.


8th Annual Peter Makris Memorial Ride

It’s our 8th year honoring the memory of The NASWA’s patriarch, Peter Makris, WWII veteran and avid motorcyclist. This is the official kick-off event for Laconia Bike Week! Over the last 7 ears, the Peter Makris Memorial Run has raised over $200,000 for the Laconia Fire Department Life Saving Fund and Water Rescue Teams as well as the Easter Seals NH “Veterans Count” program. We hope you will join us for the best and most memorable day of Motorcycle Week! Register on the Peter Makris Memorial page of our website.


Donzi Poker Run

Donzi Poker Run - Saturday, June 28th

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5th Annual NASWA Day

In 2010, former Governor John Lynch named June 29th “NASWA Day” in New Hampshire for our 75th anniversary. Not only is it an honor, but it’s also a wonderful excuse to celebrate, so join us for NASWA Day! This year, we are celebrating 79 years, and you won’t want to miss the party or the live music on the beach!


Freedom Celebration with Sam Adams!

Friday 7/4 - Sunday 7/6

Happy Birthday to America! What better way to celebrate our nation’s history than to catch some rays on a gorgeous sandy beach at our annual event sponsored by Sam Adams Brewery? Join us for an afternoon of plentiful giveaways from Boston Brewing Company as well as fun, games and contests! We have a perfect view of the Weirs Beach fireworks from our docks and plenty of live music, too. We can’t help thinking the Founding Fathers would approve!


July 10th - 13th: NASCAR Weekend

Whether you’re actually attending the New Hampshire 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway or just want to see the action from the best spot in the state, our big screens are the perfect place to watch during the race. Pre- and post-race activities are planned throughout the weekend, including live music Thursday through Sunday! 


14th Annual HK Powersports Land & Lake Poker Run

Travel by land or lake to have fun and win prizes while raising money for Easter Seals NH! Competitors navigate checkpoints throughout the Lakes Region and receive a poker card at each one. Whoever has the best poker hands at the end wins! Over $700,000 has been raised for Easter Seals New Hampshire since the event started in 2000. We’ll be hosting the party for all the participants after the end of the run with live music and fun – so come join us! Go to for more information about this wonderful family event and to register.


11th Annual Reggae Day

If you didn’t think you could find a tropical paradise in New Hampshire, think again! Reggae Day is a favorite event of our guests, and if you come you’ll see why: order your favorite tropical drink and dance along while the band plays your favorite reggae music at the NazBar & Grill. Relax in the sun, grow out your dreadlocks and get your reggae on in style! So no woman, no cry – come stir it up with us on the beach, mon.


11th Annual Parrot Head Weekend

You can be in Margaritaville, but you don’t have to waste away! Instead, you can order the perfect Cheeseburger in Paradise (better known as the NazBar & Grill) and lounge on the beach while live Jimmy Buffett-style music fills the air both days. Changes in Attitude are sure to occur as the warm, relaxing environment and gracious hospitality take your cares away. 


4th Annual I Love the 80’s Weekend

Come have a totally tubular time at The NASWA! For the fourth year in a row, we’ll be blasting the most radical 80’s tunes all weekend. Come just to veg out or party hearty on the beach! We’re stoked to the max to see you looking bodacious in your 80’s gear for our gnarly 80’s costume contest. Come visit us to celebrate and pay tribute to the best decade, like, ever!

Here are a few ideas for you. Your 80’s weekend checklist:

leg warmers

neon clothes

acid washed jeans

banana clips

hair spray for sky high bangs

fingerless gloves

swatch watches


LakeFest 2014 Raft-a-Palooza

Raft up on the waters of Lake Winnipesaukee on Sunday, August 3, 2014 when LakeFest 2014: Raft-a-Palooza returns with a Guiness World Record attempt at Endicott Rock Park located at Weirs Beach.  This event is walking distance from the NASWA Resort.


11th Annual NASWA Reggae Fest Weekend

Ya mon, we be jammin’ at The NASWA this weekend! The best drinks, the best music – the best weekend! 2014 will be our 11th celebration of everything reggae, so we’ve had lots of practice of making you feel like New Hampshire is actually a tropical island paradise. Let the live music and cool island drinks relax you into the perfect vacation! You’ll be transported to Jamaica, mon, where every little thing is gonna be alright! Don’t forget to wear your yellow, green and black to show your Jamaican pride, or just your favorite tie-dye will do!


2nd Annual Buccaneer Bash Weekend

Arrgh, maties! Come to The NASWA for our 2nd Annual Buccaneer Bash Weekend to shiver your timbers and plunder the beach with some o’ the best grog on the waters o’ the great Winnipesaukee! 


Weekend Kickoff Party Mix 94.1

Weekend Kickoff Party with Mix 94.1!


6th Annual Mardi Gras Labor Day Weekend

We like to take advantage of long weekends and the last bits of summer weather here at The NASWA, and this will be our sixth year in a row of doing just that with our tribute to the Big Easy: our Mardi Gras Labor Day Weekend! Bring your favorite beads, dance to the Cajun music and compete in our Mardi Gras Mask-Making Contest, all while celebrating the laid-back and fun-loving atmosphere that makes New Orleans great. We can’t wait to take you all the way to New Orleans…even while you’re staying in New Hampshire! 



Go to the Sylvania 300 itself at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway or just watch it with us on the big screens at the NazBar & Grill! We’ve got live entertainment planned Thursday through Sunday to make the best of this NazCar Weekend. If you want to have the best NASCAR experience possible, you’d better come to The NASWA!

Live Entertainment!



Columbus Day Weekend at The NASWA!

Celebrate Columbus Day at The NASWA! 

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