Eight Great Things To Do This Weekend – 8/5/21
ONE: The next concert of the Lowell Summer Music Series is one you won’t want to miss: the Colin Hay Band. Colin Hay, described as an “influential and celebrated frontman” with “both ’80s fame and Indie credibility,” is known both for his solo work — which spans four decades — and his music as the Men at Work frontman. Responsible for classics such as “Land Down Under” and “Who Can It Be Now?” and newer projects such as his latest album, “Fierce Mercy” this show is a guaranteed great time. The concert starts at 7 p.m. this Saturday. Visit here to get your tickets.
TWO: Join Lawrence CommunityWorks for the annual Party del Barrio on Friday, Aug. 6. This event will feature entertainment for all ages with ice cream, family fun, resources, and performances by Lawrence’s own Movement City members extraordinaire. Party del Barrio will run from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Lawrence CommunityWorks building located at 168 Newbury Street in Lawrence.
THREE: Fresh Beets, a food and music organization in Lowell, is hosting Fresh Beets Fest at Kerouac Park this Sunday from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. In addition to local food and community partners, the concert, designed to reflect the Lowell Folk Festival, will feature artists such as indie / punk band Castling; H Con Sabor, an authentic salsa band; The Party Band; Silimbo D’Adeane West African Drum and Dance, and more. Click here for more details.
FOUR: Join the Chelmsford Center for the Arts virtually for their last concert of the summer. On Saturday night, Weather Control Blues Band will take the main stage to perform music from the blues, funk and soul tradition as well as original compositions. This quartet, formed in Nashua, N.H., is guaranteed to “leave your foot tapping and your ears smiling.” Click here for access to the free livestream.
FIVE: This weekend, The Yoga Tree in Haverhill is celebrating their 11th anniversary with a variety of free classes. Whether you’re interested in a soothing “aroma flow,” a tone and roll class, a chakra flow, or even a restorative class with live bongos, these classes are available for students of all levels. Classes are available this Friday through Sunday. Click here to reserve a spot.
SIX: Looking forward to this year’s Newburyport Chamber Music Festival? Get a sneak peek at this year’s series during the 2021 panel discussion with the festival artists. During this panel hosted by NCMF Artistic Director David Yang, attendees will listen to the musicians perform selections from the summer festival, discuss a wide range of topics, and take questions from the audience. The panel takes place at 4 p.m. this Sunday, and masks are required. Visit here for more information.
SEVEN: It’s the ‘20s old sport! Visit the Crane Estate in Ipswitch this weekend for the special two-day Roaring Twenties Lawn Party: Reimagining the Jazz Age. The event will feature 1920s jazz, antique autos, a vintage fair, flappers, a costume parade, dance lessons and more. Attendees can also explore the formal gardens and enjoy a beverage (sourced locally) at the Bootlegger’s Garden. Vintage attire is encouraged, and a string of beads, a hat, or other simple accessories can turn a regular outfit into a 1920s one. The party takes place from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Click here for details.
EIGHT: TONIGHT! Wine enthusiasts will take interest in the Antinori Wine Tasting and Salumi hosted by Tuscan Market. Antinori is a highly sought-after, centuries-old winery located in Tuscany, Italy. Trade your typical Thursday night meal for taste of Anitori’s unique flavors while enjoying salumi e formaggi. The event starts at 6 p.m. tonight, so click here to secure your tickets.
BONUS: This weekend is your last opportunity to experience the Yankee Homecoming festival in Newburyport! This weekend holds plenty of family-friendly events such as a corn hole tournament this Saturday, downtown entertainment, a family scavenger hunt this Saturday, movie nights and much more. Plus, stop by the Merrimack River Watershed Council’s table to learn more about their mission. Visit here for the full schedule.
This fall, The Town And The City Festival in downtown Lowell will feature over 40 performances spanning multiple genres. The diverse lineup of locally based and national touring acts includes over 40 performers, plus Lowell Storytelling who will present a special story sharing program. The festival will also feature a special musical tribute to Jack Kerouac from Berklee alum and musician Fences, and showcases curated by Lowell Spin and other organizations. The festival takes place in event spaces, bars, cafes, and galleries throughout downtown Lowell including Zorba Music Hall, Christ Church United, The Luna Theater at Mill No. 5, Academic Arts Center, Warp & Weft, Gallery Z, Smokehouse Tavern, The Old Court and more.
The Town and the City Festival will take place Friday, Oct. 22, and Saturday, Oct. 23. Click here to learn more.
Happening in Haverhill
As local governments rescind COVID-19 restrictions and businesses finally reopen, there’s many exiting things happening around the Merrimack Valley. In this special section, we bring to you the latest happenings from in and around the Haverhill area. Stay posted to learn about fun events happening in the coming weeks.
Haverhill Farmers Market
The Haverhill Farmers Market is back for its 43rd season and running now through Saturday, Oct. 30, at 51 Merrimack St. The market operates every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., selling farm-fresh fruits, herbs, eggs, vegetables, delicious baked goods, hummus, local wines, meads, honey, fresh breads, handmade soaps, doggie treats, and much more. There is also live music weekly during the farmers market season. Click here for more details.
Farmers Market Spotlight
Farmers markets provide perfect ways to support local, independent producers while getting out into the community. Here are some we know you’ll enjoy. If you’ve been reading our weekly Wellness Wednesdays newsletter, you’re aware of the benefits derived from eating fresh produce.
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Andover Farmers Market
The Andover Farmers Market, open Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., is a vibrant event that connects local farmers and artisans with the surrounding community through the joy of local food. Featured vendors include Andover Bees & Honey, Daisy Jane’s Flowers, Pleasant Valley Gardens, Willow Spring Vineyards, Craic Sauce, and more. Click here to learn more.
The Farm Market
The Farm Market outside Mill No. 5 in Lowell is now open on Sundays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Vendors include North of Boston (veggies, fruit, beef, pork), Neighbor’s Acre (microgreens & mushrooms), Bread Obsession, Samira’s Homemade (Lebanese hummus & spreads), Grateful Tastes (jams, jellies & spreads), KRM Chocolates and more. Visit here for details and directions.
Haverhill Farmers Market
The Haverhill Farmers Market opens on Saturday, June 26! Located at 51 Merrimack Street in Haverhill, the market is celebrating their 43rd season in providing the Merrimack Valley with fresh and local fruits, vegetables, baked goods, local wine, handmade soaps and lotions, maple syrup, and much more. The market will be open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday until October. Visit here for more information.
Downtown Manchester Farmers Market
In addition to fruits and veggies, flowers, maple products, baked goods, meat, fudge and certified organic products, the Downtown Manchester Farmers Market also features weekly demonstrations, music, children’s events and cooking. The market is open through October on Thursdays from 3 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Visit here for details.
Methuen Groundwork Farmers Market
Visit the Methuen Groundwork Farmers Market at Nevins Memorial Library to find fresh and local produce, baked goods, honey, eggs, and crafts. The festive market celebrates the community with concerts, cultural and educational activities, and more. The market is open on Fridays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. through October. Click here for directions.
Mill City Grows
Based in Lowell, Mass., visit Mill City Grows throughout the summer at any of their outdoor markets, which take place at the Lowell Community Health Center, the Lowell Boys & Girls Club, the Lowell Senior Center and more. Visit here for details on market dates and locations.
North Andover Farmers Market
This year, the North Andover Farmers Market has over 20 vendors, including Farmer Dave’s, Botanical Alchemy, Everything Alpaca, Happy Cat Gourmet Granola, Purple Carrot Bread Co. Red Antler Apothecary, and much more. The market is open every Sunday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Click here for details and directions.
Nashua N.H. Farmers Market
Visit the local farmers and vendors at the Nashua N.H Farmers Market, located at Nashua City Hall. Spend time outdoors and peruse fresh produce, meats, seafood, honey, and much more. The market is open Sundays from 10 a.m.to 2 p.m. through Oct. 17. Visit here to learn more.
Salem N.H. Farmers Market
The Salem, N.H., farmers market opens up Sunday, May 16, in the new Tuscan Village on South Village Drive. They will be open every Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Click here for contact information and to learn more about the vendors involved.
Tewksbury Community Market
The Tewksbury Community Market is open every Thursday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. through Sept. 30. The market features 30 vendors including Gaouette Farm, Green Hollow Orchard, Mill City Cheesemongers, Tewksbury Honey, and more, plus dessert food trucks, artisans, crafters and more. Visit here for more information.
Wilmington Farmers Market
The Wilmington Farmers Market features fun for the whole family, with a children’s craft table, dance and musical performances, hula hoops, ring toss, cornhole and more. The market includes local New England farmers, bakers, meats and seafood, prepared foods and artisans including Lowell’s own Red Antler Apothecary. The market is open every Sunday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Visit here for more information.