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


Radically Rural Sound Fair

September 21 & 22 | 12 – 1 PM


Join us at Railroad Square in downtown Keene for the first ever Radically Rural Sound Fair. Day one will feature Dave Seidel and Decor. Day two will feature Nat Baldwin of Dirty Projectors and Abdul H. Sherzai.



Radically Rural Afterparty – Lost Film / Ex-Temper / Old Moon

September 22 | 7PM

Join us at NOVA ARTS for a killer night of indie rock featuring Lost Film, Ex-Temper, and Old Moon. Doors open at 7pm, music starts at 7:30pm. Check out these New England artists, meet new people, and enjoy the food and drink available at Brewbakers Cafe.


Richard Thompson at the Colonial

Keene, NH is home to the Colonial Performing Arts Center. The recently renovated venue hosts artists from all over. On September 23rd, guitarist, Richard Thompson will be playing at the Colonial. You can view their entire events schedule here.



Outdoor Activities

Badass Women of Keene Walking Tour 

September 22 | 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM

One hundred years ago, many women around the country won the right to vote with the passage of the 19th amendment. The Badass Women of Keene walking tour delves into the history of that occasion from a local perspective. This history-on-the-streets experience highlights empowered women from the community and shares one city’s involvement with a national movement.


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.




Monadnock International Film Festival

Stick around after Radically Rural to enjoy the 10th Monadnock International Film Festival from September 23-25. There will be tens of films presented, including three rural focused documentaries sponsored by Radically Rural.




For more information please visit:

Things to do in Keene NH – Explore Keene

Keene Culture | ChooseKeene

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