Heritage Farm Free Concert Series
Lowell Heritage State Park: Through September 3
Bring a chair or blanket and see a different band every Monday night at 7 p.m. along the Merrimack River at Lowell Heritage State Park’s Sampas Pavilion. The Classic Car Show starts an hour before each show at 6 p.m. See website for band schedule.
Lowell Summer Music Series
Boarding House Park: Through September 8
Outdoor concerts featuring nationally-known artists, including Lyle Lovett and Livingston Taylor, take place at Lowell National Historical Park’s Boarding House Park throughout the summer. Visit website for schedule and tickets.
Surfside Live Concert and Fireworks Series
Salisbury Beach: Through September 1
Hear great regional and national musicians as they fill the salt air with the sounds of summer, Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. Afterward enjoy a dazzling fireworks display over the ocean.
89th Annual Feast of the Three Saints
Lawrence: August 31 – September 2
Sponsored by the St. Alfio Society in honor of three brothers, St. Alfio, St. Fildelfo and St. Cirino. Traditionally celebrated in Sicily, the Feast of the Three Saints includes a torchlight parade and food stalls selling Italian specialties. The Feast draws more than 75,000 people from across New England. Free.
Annual Bread and Roses Heritage Festival
Lawrence: September 3
Held each Labor Day in remembrance of the 1912 Bread and Roses Strike, this year marks the 100th anniversary of the strike. The Festival honors Lawrence’s diversity with ethnic food, live music, theater, dance, poetry readings and walking tours. Free.