MANCHESTER, N.H. — Hillary Rodham Clinton announced Thursday that she will make her first major address as a presidential candidate in mid-June, two months after jumping into the 2016 race.

The move signals that the Democratic front-runner’s campaign so far, which has mostly featured small events and fundraisers, will now kick into a higher gear as the summer begins.

“Get excited: Hillary will be making her official campaign announcement speech at the first big event of her campaign on June 13th,” Clinton’s team wrote in a Twitter message.

Clinton will spend the weeks ahead of her first rally with stops across the country, including South Carolina, Texas, New Mexico and the Northeast. She will appear in New Hampshire Friday, making her second visit there since announcing in April.

As with her swing earlier this week to Iowa, Clinton will meet Friday with small-business leaders and activists. An organizing event and a roundtable talk at Smuttynose Brewery are scheduled. Clinton was in Chicago on Wednesday, raising funds and meeting with educators at a union-sponsored discussion.