ONE: Today, celebrate your holiday at the Independence Day Celebration in Lowell. There will be a bounce house, obstacle course, giant slide, fireworks and much more. The celebration will be taking place at Edward A. LeLacheur Park from 6:30 to 11:59 p.m.
TWO: Comedian Bob Marley will be performing at the Blue Ocean Music Hall in Salisbury. Check out this hilarious show on Friday, starting at 5:30 p.m.
THREE: The fourth annual Americana Rhythm & Roots Festival will be taking place this Saturday from 2 to 7 p.m. at Waterfront Park in Newburyport. Enjoy food, drinks and great music at this must-see event.
FOUR: Citizen Cope will be playing at the Casino Ballroom this Saturday at 8 p.m. Citizen Cope’s work is perfect for any fan of blues, soul, folk and rock.
FIVE: The Newburyport BluesCruise will kick off the summer season with a tribute to (and with) the legendary “Statesman of the Blues” Shor’ty Billups this Saturday. A cash bar is available and will feature products from Newburyport Brewing Company and other local brewers. This three-hour sunset cruise departs at 7 p.m. and returns at 10 p.m.
SIX: Saturday morning, grab your pooch and head over to the Lowell National Historical Park visitor center for a Bark Ranger walk. This free, leisurely stroll allows you and your canine and human friends to model solid park stewardship while also enjoying the benefits of fresh air.
SEVEN: This Sunday, visitors of Hammond Castle Museum will have the unique opportunity to not only visit the castle, but to enjoy an afternoon filled with music. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., three local performance groups will be filling the halls and grounds with melodies for visitors to enjoy during their self-guided castle tours.
EIGHT: Looking for some nice, feel-good music? The Don Campbell Band will be playing at the Maudslay Art Center this Sunday, from 2 to 4 p.m. Enjoy the medley of adult contemporary/country crossover and folk-rock singer-songwriter at this beautiful venue.
Winner of Fisher Cats tickets
Congratulations to Layne Britton for winning the Fisher Cats ticket giveaway. We hope you and your guest enjoy the game!
MERRIMACK FARMERS MARKETS
North Reading Farmers Market
Every Wednesday through August 28 | 3:30 to 7 p.m. | Ipswich River Park, North Reading, Mass. | NorthReadingFarmersMarket.org
Haverhill Farmers Market
Every Saturday from June 22 to October 26 | 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. | 51 Merrimack Street, Haverhill, Mass. | Facebook.com
North Andover Farmers Market
Every Sunday through September 29 | 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. | High Street, North Andover, Mass. | Facebook.com
Groundwork Summer Farmers Markets
Every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday through October 26 | 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. | Wednesdays at Campagnone North Common, Lawrence, Mass. Fridays at Nevins Memorial Library, Methuen, Mass. Saturdays at Lawrence Catholic Academy, Lawrence, Mass. | GroundworkLawrence.org
Salem Farmers Market
Every Sunday through October | 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. | 224 North Broadway, Salem, N.H. | SalemFarmersMarket.org
Newburyport Farmers Market
Every Sunday through October | 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. | 50 Water Street, Newburyport, Mass. | TheNewburyportFarmersMarket.org
Lowell Farmers Market
Every Friday through October | 12 to 5 p.m.| Lucy Larcom Park, Lowell, Mass. | CommTeam.org
Bedford Farmers Market
Evert Tuesday through October 8 | 3 to 6 p.m. | 190 Meetinghouse Road, Bedford, N.H. | Facebook.com
MORE FUN & FOOD AROUND THE VALLEY
Heritage Farm Ice Cream Special Adoption Event
Take your family out to Heritage Farm Ice Cream and help one of RUFF Tales Rescue’s dogs find a home at their special Heritage Farm Adoption Event. Lowell, Mass. | HeritageFarmIceCream.com
Annual Concert and Silent Auction at Tupelo Music Hall
The Center for Life Management Foundation will host it’s 11th Annual Concert and Silent Auction at Tupelo Music Hall to raise critical funding for children, adolescents, adults and seniors with direct access to comprehensive emergency, clinical and medical services, case management, substance use treatment, and community based counseling support. Derry, N.H. | DonationMatch.com
Home Sweet Home Bike Run for 50 Legs
The Home Sweet Home Bike Run for 50 Legs, a charity that provides prosthetics for amputees, will begin at A-Brews Tap & Grill and end at Deerhead Sportsmen’s Club in Hookset, NH. Dracut, Mass. | ABrews.com