Eight Great Things To Do This Weekend – 7/30/20
ONE: If you are looking for a breath of fresh air and a break from home, look no further than downtown Lowell. Downtown Live will bring 30 performances by a dozen local and regional musicians to the heart of downtown from July 31 though Sept. 12.
Performances are scheduled to be held at various street locations and intersections between Merrimack, Palmer and Market Streets. Live acoustic sets will take place Fridays from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. and Saturdays from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.
For details and updates on the entire Downtown Live! schedule, visit here or call (978) 674-1482.
TWO: In the spirit of Yankee Homecoming, downtown Newburyport brings to you the annual sidewalk sale. Save big on summer and fall fashion, shoes, accessories and more. Participating stores include: Lively Kids, Meraki, Vaalbara Designs, Soak Shoreline, Edit Style Lounge, Partridge in a Bear Tree, Ganesh Imports and more.
Take a trip downtown anytime between today and Saturday for great deals. Click here for more info.
You can make a reservation here.
FOUR: The University of Massachusetts Lowell, in partnership with Lowell National Historical Park, is opening an exhibit on the Greek community in Lowell titled “Acropolis of America: The Greek Community in Lowell 1874-2020,” on August 1. The temporary exhibit will be on view at the Boott Cotton Mills Museum through March 2021.
The “Acropolis of America” exhibit documents the role the city of Lowell played in the history of Greek immigration as the home of the third-largest Greek population in America.
For more information, contact Lowell National Historical Park by calling (978) 970-5055 or writing to Laurel_Racine@nps.gov.
FIVE: This summer, Essex County Greenbelt will host a virtual run/walk, the Virtual Race for Open Space, from July 31 to August 9. Join the fun, get outside and support Greenbelt’s land conservation work. Find a Greenbelt trail, or run/walk your own course. Proceeds benefit Greenbelt’s land conservation work. Click here to register.
SIX: This Sunday, take a trip back in time at Custom House Maritime Museum Newburyport. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., see Captain John Wood’s Company, Colonel Gerrish’s 25th Regiment of the Massachusetts Grand Army interpret a unit that was raised in Newbury, Massachusetts in 1775.
This event is free and open to the public. Click here for more info.
SEVEN: Kick back with family and friends this Sunday to watch a polo match with the Boston Polo Club in Georgetown. Pack a picnic basket and cooler, bring the family, and enjoy the show. The match starts at 3 p.m.
Click here to read more and purchase tickets. Children under 12 years old are free.
EIGHT: See the historical and cultural landmarks you would normally visit on a guided tour, without the guide — Concord Museum has put together a series of free self-guided tours. These contactless tours include Concord’s April 19, 1775 Trail, which focuses on the American Revolution, and Concord’s Daniel Chester French Trail, which takes visitors to sites related to the Lincoln Memorial sculptor. Detailed guide materials are available on the museum’s website.
In addition, the Concord Museum’s Guild of Volunteers Annual Garden Tour has gone virtual. Now participants can stroll through five beautiful Concord gardens from the comfort of their own home. This free event takes place June 19 to 21, and you can learn more here.
HAPPENING IN HAVERHILL
In this segment of Eight Great Things To Do This Weekend, we bring to you the latest happenings from in and around the Haverhill area. Stay posted to learn more about fun events, news, restaurants and more.
Haverhill Farmers Market
The Haverhill Farmers Market returns for its 42nd season on Saturday June 27, 2020. Open each Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., the market runs through October 31, selling an expanded selection of farm-fresh fruits, herbs, eggs, vegetables, delicious baked goods, hummus, local wine, honey, fresh breads, handmade soaps, doggie treats, ice cream and much more.
Plum Island Kayak
Plum Island Kayak offers a wide variety of guided kayak and standup paddle board tours, rentals and programs, and they have just opened another location in Haverhill! Opened just on weekends for now, their new Haverhill location offers 2 hour rentals for kayaks, paddle boards and more.
With beautiful weather ahead, take your family or friends out on the Merrimack this weekend with Plum Island Kayak’s diverse collection of boats and more.
6th Annual Jason Farley “All In For A Cure” Golf Tournament
FARMERS MARKETS IN THE VALLEY
Local farmers and vendors are doing everything they can to continue providing fresh produce and products to the people. Whether it’s virtual or in-person, here’s a list of local farmers markets that are going above and beyond to serve the community.
The Haverhill Farmers Market returns for its 42nd season. Open each Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., the market runs through October 31, selling an expanded selection of farm-fresh fruits, herbs, eggs, vegetables, delicious baked goods, hummus, local wine, honey, fresh breads, handmade soaps, doggie treats, ice cream and more.
(978) 872-7535 | TeamHaverhill.org/projects/community/haverhill-farmers-market
This year, the Groundwork Farmers Market will be happening virtually. Order online or by phone, choose from four prepackaged choices, and pick up your delicious goods at their station.
(978) 701-5573 | GroundWorkLawrence.org
The North Andover Farmers Market happens every year, and this year is no different. Also, you can browse through a plentiful selection of fruits, veggies, breads and more at their virtual market.
The Salem Farmers Market boasts a family-friendly atmosphere featuring live music, children’s entertainment and seasonal special events. In the midst of COVID-19, the market is taking precautions to create a safe and enjoyable space for all patrons. For the time being, the market will be open every Sunday from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Although the outdoor summer market is postponed, you can visit here to find vendor products.
Mill City Grows Mobile Market
Pick up fresh produce and more with this mobile market. Visit Lowell’s Mill No. 5 parking lot every Tuesday between 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Lowell Senior Center any Thursday between 10 a.m. to 1 p.m; and Lucy Larcom Park on Fridays between 12 to 3 p.m.
Mill No. 5 The Farm Market
Mill No. 5 is not collecting any table fees and is not profiting from this market. The market facilitates healthy food options from local farmers and food producers. Stop by Mill No. 5 at 225 Middlesex Street for fresh fruit, veggies, meat and more.