Company Flag Celebrate Lake Winnipesaukee with an outdoor festival, dance party, and laser show
Company Flag Celebrate Lake Winnipesaukee with an outdoor festival, dance party, and laser show
NEW IN 2023

Lake Winnipesaukee Day

August 11, 2023

4:30 PM – 11:00 PM

Inspired by the official celebration of the Mount Washington's 150th Anniversary in 2022, "Lake Winnipesaukee Day" is a new festival in celebration of the benefits Winnipesaukee offers to all.

Hosted on the second Friday of August, the event features food trucks, outdoor vendors, a dance party at the town docks, and the area’s only outdoor laser show.

The M/S Mount Washington will be dockside at the event, offering three decks of live entertainment, cocktail and food service, and elevated viewing of the festivities and laser show. The ship will also transport passengers from Weirs Beach to the event, for a fun and traffic-free way to experience this annual festival.

Participating Organizations:

  • Mount Washington Cruises
  • Wolfeboro Waters
  • Wentworth Watershed Association
  • Lake Winnipesaukee Association
  • Lakes Region Conservation Trust
  • Society for the Protection of NH Forests
  • NH Lakes
  • Mount Washington Observatory
  • Girl Scouts
  • American Legion
  • Marine Patrol
  • Wolfeboro Fire and Rescue
  • Wolfeboro Parks and Rec. with Cornhole
  • Wolfeboro Historical Society
  • Wolfeboro Police Department
  • Wolfeboro Public Library

Food and Beverage:

  • M/S Mount Washington
  • Dockside Grille and Dairy Bar
  • Wicked Loon
  • Local Topia
  • Downtown Grille Cafe
  • Bayberry Juice Bar
  • Peaks Food Truck
  • El Centenario
  • Hot Dog Bob
  • The Lions Club Burgers
  • Harmony Coffee
  • Morrissey’s Front Porch
  • Huck’s Hoagies
  • Seacoast Pretzel Company

Entertainment:

  • M/S Mount Washington
  • Pinnacle Laser Lights
  • Club Soda
  • Rob Irie

Sponsors:

  • Maxfield Real Estate
  • Winni Paw Station
  • Eastern Propane
  • Wolfeboro Corinthian Yacht Club
  • Wicked Loon/LocalTopia
  • The Wolfeboro Companies
  • Avery Insurance
  • Clean Cut Construction
  • Lewis Property Management
  • Leonne McDonnell & Roberts PA
  • Walker & Varney PC
  • New Hampshire Distributors
  • Taylor Community
  • The Wolfeboro Economic Development Committee

Please note that this cruise is rain or shine. Mount Washington Cruises is not responsible for event components that may be canceled or postponed due to weather or technical difficulties.

Schedule of Events
4:30 PMDeparture from Weirs Beach
  • Live Entertainment
  • Food and Bar Service
5:45 PMArrival at Wolfeboro
6:00 PMWinnipesaukee Day Festival
  • 3 Decks of Entertainment
  • Hop on and off the Ship
  • Food and Bar Service
  • On Shore Food Trucks
  • On Shore Shopping
  • Family Activities
9:00 PMDance Party & Laser Show
10:00 PMDeparture from Wolfeboro
  • Live Entertainment
  • Food and Bar Service
11:00 PMArrival at Weirs Beach
NEW IN 2023

Lake Winnipesaukee Day

August 11, 2023

4:30 PM – 11:00 PM

Inspired by the official celebration of the Mount Washington's 150th Anniversary in 2022, "Lake Winnipesaukee Day" is a new festival in celebration of the benefits Winnipesaukee offers to all.

Hosted on the second Friday of August, the event features food trucks, outdoor vendors, a dance party at the town docks, and the area’s only outdoor laser show.

The M/S Mount Washington will be dockside at the event, offering three decks of live entertainment, cocktail and food service, and elevated viewing of the festivities and laser show. The ship will also transport passengers from Weirs Beach to the event, for a fun and traffic-free way to experience this annual festival.

Participating Organizations:

  • Wolfeboro Waters
  • Wentworth Watershed Association
  • Lake Winnipesaukee Association
  • Lakes Region Conservation Trust
  • Society for the Protection of NH Forests
  • NH Lakes
  • Mount Washington Observatory
  • Girl Scouts
  • American Legion
  • Marine Patrol
  • Wolfeboro Fire and Rescue
  • Wolfeboro Parks and Rec. with Cornhole
  • Wolfeboro Historical Society
  • Wolfeboro Police Department
  • Wolfeboro Public Library

Food and Beverage:

  • M/S Mount Washington
  • Dockside Grille and Dairy Bar
  • Wicked Loon
  • Local Topia
  • Downtown Grille Cafe
  • Bayberry Juice Bar
  • Peaks Food Truck
  • El Centenario
  • Hot Dog Bob
  • The Lions Club Burgers
  • Harmony Coffee
  • Morrissey’s Front Porch
  • Huck’s Hoagies
  • Seacoast Pretzel Company

Sponsors:

  • Maxfield Real Estate
  • Winni Paw Station
  • Eastern Propane
  • Wolfeboro Corinthian Yacht Club
  • Wicked Loon/LocalTopia
  • The Wolfeboro Companies
  • Avery Insurance
  • Clean Cut Construction
  • Lewis Property Management
  • Leonne McDonnell & Roberts PA
  • Walker & Varney PC
  • New Hampshire Distributors
  • Taylor Community
  • The Wolfeboro Economic Development Committee

Please note that this cruise is rain or shine. Mount Washington Cruises is not responsible for event components that may be canceled or postponed due to weather or technical difficulties.

Tickets

All passengers are required to have a ticket, regardless of age.

Priority Boarding Tickets – $50 per adult, $30 per child
For a better chance at your preferred seat, including outdoor tables overlooking the laser show, upgrade to Priority Boarding to be part of the first group to board the ship. A limited number of Priority Boarding tickets are available. This ticket includes the cruise from Weirs Beach to Wolfeboro at the beginning of the event, and the return cruise after the laser show.

General Admission Tickets – $45 per adult, $25 per child
General Admission passengers will board the ship after Priority Boarding passengers from Weirs Beach. This ticket includes the cruise to Wolfeboro at the beginning of the event, and the return cruise after the laser show. While there are enough tables for everyone throughout the ship, the exact location of tables for General Admission passengers cannot be guaranteed, and outside viewing of the laser show may be standing room only.

Dockside Entry Tickets – FREE
For guests in Wolfeboro who want to come on board the Mount Washington while dockside, the ship will offer food, bars and dancing until 10:00 PM when the ship returns to Weirs Beach. The ship gives you a unique perspective of the event, including viewing of the laser show.

Pre-Paid Parking at Weirs Beach – $10
Meters at Weirs Beach can be filled up to 5 hours, and parking may be at a premium for any of our ports. Purchasing parking in advance may save you time upon arrival. Parking is available on a very limited basis, so book early to reserve your spot.

Seating

Do all seats offer the same experience?

Any seat on the M/S Mount Washington offers spectacular views of Lake Winnipesaukee, but some areas offer slightly different experiences. All seating is "first come, first served" on narrated scenic tours, and we encourage passengers to move around and explore the ship at their leisure.

Lake Map

Main Deck

The largest area on the M/S Mount Washington, the Main Deck offers the most amenities of any section of the ship, including restrooms, grille, bar, and gift shop.

The Main Deck is also the handicapped-accessible area of the ship. Passengers with mobility concerns or difficulty with stairs should be seated here.

Lake Map

Promenade

The Promenade is the outside walkway on the second deck of the ship, including a seating area located on the bow. This area of the ship offers beautiful views of the lake in a completely outdoor setting.

Please note that the Promenade is an outdoor deck and passengers in this area will be exposed to the elements and should plan accordingly. In the event of severe winds or inclement weather, passengers will be directed to an indoor area of the ship.

Lake Map

Captains Lounge

Located directly under the wheelhouse on the second deck, the Captains Lounge is a relaxing, quiet area of the ship with decor and memoribilia that celebrates the individuals who have served as Captain of the M/S Mount Washington. Popular for small private events, this indoor lounge offers beautiful views of the lake with doors leading to the Promenade.

Lake Map

Flagship Lounge

Located on the second deck of the ship toward the stern, the Flagship Lounge is a larger lounge featuring photography and artifacts that celebrate the flagship of the Winnipesaukee Fleet. Popular for larger private events, this indoor lounge has a stage for live entertainment, dance floor, and full bar.

Lake Map

3rd Deck Forward

Located directly behind the wheelhouse, this open air section of the ship is located under a large awning to provide a shelter from the elements.

Please note that the Third Deck is an outdoor deck and passengers in this area will be exposed to the elements and should plan accordingly. In the event of severe winds or inclement weather, passengers will be directed to an indoor area of the ship.

Lake Map

3rd Deck Aft

Located on the third deck on the stern of the ship, this open air section is completely open to the elements, with casual seating that makes it easy for passengers to mingle and make new friends.

Please note that the Third Deck is an outdoor deck and passengers in this area will be exposed to the elements and should plan accordingly. In the event of severe winds or inclement weather, passengers will be directed to an indoor area of the ship.

Amenities
Lake Map

Food Service

For your convenience, food stations will be located around the ship with a wide variety of items for sale, including snacks, ice cream, burgers, sandwiches, and more.

Lake Map

Bar Service

The M/S Mount Washigton offers bar service on every deck of the ship, and our friendly and knowledgable bartenders are ready to assist you with soft drinks, beer, wine, and cocktails.

Be sure to take a look at our wide selection of beer, wine and beverages made locally in New Hampshire!

Please note that some bars may be closed due to inclement weather or on evenings with fewer passengers.

Lake Map

Entertainment

Every dinner cruise includes entertainment from the area's top live acts.

Entertainment will always be located on the Main Deck, with additional performance areas for weekends and special events located on the upper decks.

Lake Map

Gift Shop

Located on the Main Deck of the ship, the Gift Shop offers a wide variety of Lake Winnipesaukee items and M/S Mount Washington memoribilia.

Menu
The food menu for this special event is coming soon.
Beverage Menu
Entertainment
Club Soda Photo
Club Soda
Rob Irie Photo
Rob Irie
Refunds & Exchanges

Refunds
All tickets are non-refundable, with the rare exception of a cruise that is canceled by us due to extreme weather or mechanical failure.

Exchanges
Passengers are able to exchange their tickets for an alternate cruise with 48 hours advance notice of the cruise. Ticket exchanges are subject to additional service fees.

Unused Tickets
Any ticket unused once the cruise departs will be eligible for 50% of the ticket value, minus service fees, toward tickets for another cruise.

FAQ

Are dogs permitted on the ship?
Only specially-trained service dogs are permitted. Service animals must be trained to perform a specific task for an individual with a disability. Emotional support animals are not permitted nor protected under ADA.

Can I bring my own food on board?
The M/S Mount Washington has a restaurant on board, and therefore does not allow outside food and beverage to be brought on board, with the exception of celebration cakes which we do not offer. If there is a dietary restriction or reason you may need to bring your own food, please contact our Ticket Office before you arrive for your cruise.

Can I bring a stroller on board?
Absolutely. However, we do ask that strollers remain on the Main Deck and are not carried to the upper decks. If the child does not require the use of the stoller while on board, please speak with a member of our deck crew and they can store it for you.

Are group discounts available?
Yes, we offer group discounts for parties of 20 or more with an advance reservation. Please contact our Ticket Office to speak with a group sales representative.

Is it possible to host a private function on a Sunday Brunch Cruise?
Yes, private rooms are available for parties or between 40 and 125 guests. For parties of more than 125, a ship charter will be required. For more information, please contact our function sales department.

ADDITIONAL HELPFUL INFORMATION

  • Times listed are departure times. Plan to arrive at the port 30 minutes prior to boarding to find parking, secure your tickets and and walk to the dock.
  • Metered parking and paid parking lots are available at Weirs Beach. If parking at a meter, please note that Weirs Beach has 2 hour, 3 hour, and 5 hour meters. Mount Washington Cruises is not responsible for fined vehicles due to expired meters.
  • If you or a member of your party becomes ill prior to the cruise, your entire party should remain home. Please contact our Ticket Office ASAP to discuss alternative arrangements.
  • For the safety and comfort of all passengers, all vessels in the Winnipesaukee Fleet are non-smoking.
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