THIS WEEK’S TOP TREAT
Blues & Brews Festival
Saturday, Aug. 11 at 2 p.m.
JFK Plaza | Lowell, Mass. | BluesNBrewsRotary.org | (978) 496-9313
The Westford Rotary Club has moved the annual Blues & Brews Festival from its hometown to the Mill City. Enjoy more than 50 brews while listening to four local, national and international blues bands — all in support of local causes. This time, the artists are Matt Schofield, Dana Fuchs, John Nemeth and Erin Harpe.
WINE & DINE
Gate City Brewfest 2018
Saturday, Aug. 18 from 1 to 5 p.m.
Holman Stadium | Nashua, N.H. | SilverKnightsShop.com | (603) 718-8883
The city of Nashua and Bellavance Beverage present the 6th Annual Gate City Brewfest. Join us on August 18, 2018 at historic Holman Stadium to enjoy a day of fun and entertainment for the whole family. Breweries will be pouring handcrafted beer for you to explore, restaurants will be facing off in a wing competition, and there will be live music, games, and entertainment for all!
Rose Wine Tasting
Saturday, Aug. 11 from 3 to 5 p.m.
Andover Classic Wines | Andover, Mass. | AndoverClassicWines.com | (978) 470-0500
Food, Music and Fast Cars: Concorso Italiano 2018
Sunday, Aug. 12 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Tuscan Kitchen | Salem, N.H. | TuscanBrands.com | (603) 952-4875
The Prisoner Wine Dinner
Wednesday, Aug. 15 from 6 to 9 p.m.
Tuscan Kitchen | Salem, N.H. | Eventbrite.com | (603) 952-4875
Thursday Night Tasting
Thursday, Aug. 16 from 4 to 8 p.m.
Lucia’s Bodega | Windham, N.H. | LuciasBodega.com | (603) 421-9463
Farm-to-Table Dinner: A Tribute to the Late Anthony Bourdain
Sunday, Aug. 26 from 4 to 8 p.m.
Alnoba | Kensington, N.H. | Eventbrite.com | (855) 428-1985
FUN AROUND THE VALLEY
22nd Annual Lowell Southeast Asian Water Festival
Saturday, Aug. 18 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Pawtucket Boulevard | Lowell, Mass. | Facebook.com
The Lowell Southeast Asian Water Festival is dedicated to the preservation, protection and sharing of cultural heritages of the Southeast Asian Americans in the Greater Lowell area of Massachusetts. Every third Saturday in August, more than 60,000 people from around the country and the world come to Lowell to celebrate water as it is celebrated in Southeast Asia. They come for blessings, food, crafts, performances and races.
Interplay: Fiber and Art Quilts 2018
Exhibition from Aug. 11 to Sept. 15 | Reception on Saturday, Aug. 11 from 2 to 4 p.m.
Whistler House Museum of Art | Lowell, Mass. | WhistlerHouse.org | (978) 452-7641
Live Music at the Copper Door: Mark Lapointe
Sunday, Aug. 12 from 5 to 8 p.m.
The Copper Door | Salem, N.H. | CopperDoorRestaurant.com | (603) 458-2033
Family Stories: Carriage Making in Amesbury
Wednesday, Aug. 15 from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
Amesbury Senior Community Center | Amesbury, Mass. | AmesburyCarriageMuseum.com | (978) 834-5058
Harbor Place Summer Series: Dog Days of Summer on the Boardwalk
Saturday, Aug. 18 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Dempsey Boardwalk | Haverhill, Mass. | Chambermaster.com | (978) 373-5663
Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox
Friday, Aug. 17 from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m.
Boarding House Park | Lowell, Mass. | LowellSummerMusic.org | (978) 970-5200
Run for Wine 5K
Sunday, Aug. 19 from 9 a.m. to noon
Willow Spring Vineyards | Haverhill, Mass. | LightBoxReg.com | (978) 374-1473
Concerts at Mill No. 5: Bicycle Inn & Bull Pup
Friday, Aug. 24 from 8 to 10 p.m.
Coffee and Cotton | Lowell, Mass. | Facebook.com | (978) 925-2626
Looking for even more indulgent things to do? Check out Merrimack Valley Magazine’s event calendar!