Taste of Downtown 2017 FAQ!

We can’t believe it’s already September, but with it comes one of our favorite events. The Taste of Downtown brings together Restaurants and Retailers to show what Downtown Manchester as a community has to offer!

This year’s Taste of Downtown will be held on Wednesday, September 13th from 5p-8p. Don’t miss out on early-bird priced tickets!

Where can I buy my wristband?

  1. Online here!
  2. In our office at 1000 Elm Street (next to the post office)

Credit cards are accepted in both methods! If you purchase your ticket in our office you will get your wristband immediately. If you purchase your ticket online, please bring your ticket print-out as you will need to pick up your wristband the night of the event at 1000 Elm Street out on the Plaza. Please have your ID ready to collect your wristbands! Please note to avoid a credit card processing fee, please use cash or check!

What does my wristband ticket cover?

Your wristband is your pass for the entire night! With it, you will receive a delicious tasting at each participating location and access to local retailers and music along the route!

What time is the event?

The event starts at 5:00pm and will run until 8:00pm.

Do I have to pay for parking?

No! You’re welcome to park anywhere in downtown for free for this event.

Where can I see a map of participating locations?

See the 2017 map for the Taste of Downtown here!

Where can I pick up a map the night of?

Maps will be available at 1000 Elm Street on the Plaza, at 900 Elm Street in City Hall Plaza, and in each participating location.


Will there be a water station?

Yes, water will be available at the WZID table at the Plaza at 1000 Elm Street.

Where should I start the Taste?

Up to you! We suggest starting at the Plaza at 1000 Elm Street!

Are kids free?

Kids under the age of 12 are free.

Any tips to getting the most out of the Taste?

Come hungry and stroll along at a leisurely place! You don’t want to get too full to quickly! Enjoy!


Have a not-so-frequent question? Give us a call at 603-645-6285!


#foodiefriday June-30-2017

Happy 4th of July Weekend, quite arguably my favorite weekend of the year! It’s always so fun to hear about people’s July 4th traditions whether it be staying in Manchester and planning a BBQ around the fireworks, or heading to the Cape or the Lake! Since it is #foodiefriday afterall, I would be remiss if I didn’t share an amazing AND adorable drink recipe I made last 4th! I mean…how CUTE are these cocktails! See the recipe here. For a kid-friendly version click here!



Father’s Day in Downtown Manchester

Father’s Day is Sunday, June 18th! Luckily for you, Downtown Manchester has plenty of ways for you to celebrate Dad! 

Have an idea to add? Email it to Trixie at tvazquez@intownmanchester.com!


Indian Head Athletics | 18 Lake Ave | (603) 627-1292

Indian Head Athletics offers in-house custom screen printing on all textiles, as well as a variety of sports equipment. Why not get your dad an awesome customized jersey or hat?
Visit their website here!

George’s Apparel | 675 Elm Street | (603) 622-5441

From casual wear to formal suits, George’s has a great selection of clothing at great prices! Alterations are always free!
Check out their selection here!

Paul’s Executive Car Care | 84 Elm Street | (603) 627-4300

Paul’s offers detailing packages that include interior and exterior cleaning services. Your dad’s car will look brand new!!
Go here for more information!

Manchester Auto Wash | 47 Elm Street | (603) 623-8326

Manchester Auto Wash offers Discount Wash Books for all car wash packages: buy four car washes and receive one FREE! These make great gifts! All washes include a free vacuuming as well as courtesy drying towels!
More info here!

Vertical Dreams | 250 Commercial Street | (603) 625-6919

If your dad is an adventure-seeker, take him climbing at Vertical Dreams! Home of New Hampshire’s tallest climbing wall, Vertical Dreams offers lessons and routes for all abilities, as well as top roping, lead climbing, and bouldering.
Find out more here!

Manchester Music Mill | 329 Elm Street | (603) 623-8022

For the musicians out there, Manchester Music Mill has a wide variety of instruments and accessories, along with great deals on both new and used gear!
Visit their website here!

Antiques on Elm | 321 Elm Street | (603) 606-1736

Still not exactly sure what to get your dad for Father’s Day? Check out Antiques on Elm! This antique shop has so many unique items to choose from, including furniture, books, collectible items, pottery, and artwork. Plus, they even carry barn board, old windows, and tools for special home projects!
Visit their website here!

Manchester Sports 

Although the Fisher Cats won’t be in town during Father’s Day weekend, tickets to one of their upcoming games are always a great gift idea! Go here to see the game schedule and to purchase tickets online! You can also purchase tickets by calling the  Ticket Office at 603-641-2005.

If your dad is a hockey enthusiast, the Manchester Monarchs Pro Shop at the Verizon Wireless Arena is open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12pm to 6pm!


#foodiefriday Jun-2-2017

Happy Friday, Manchester!

Yesterday Sara and I got to tour Penuche’s Music Hall at 1087 Elm Street,

and we were impressed! Their outdoor seating is brand new and custom- a beautiful and bright orange that really pops on the sidewalk!   They added balcony seating and spruced up the chandeliers. The bathrooms were completely redone to look modern and luxurious.

But the best part of all: They now serve mudslides! The perfect cold treat on a warm summer day. Penuche’s is planning to have live music as often as possible, so keep an eye out for fun shows this summer!


#foodiefriday May-26-2017

Happy #foodiefriday!

This past week I had a birthday and I got to celebrate by grabbing a free scoop of ice cream at Ben & Jerry’s! I’m not much into sweets, but ice cream is my one true weakness, especially if it’s chocolate! Of course, I had to get Chocolate Therapy so I could fully indulge myself in birthday bliss.

Wanna get a free scoop of ice cream for your birthday too? Sign up for Ben & Jerry’s newsletter here!

What’s your favorite ice cream flavor?

#foodiefriday May-19-2017

Tables Out, Umbrellas UpHappy Friday! Not only did we have a full work week of gorgeous weather, but it looks like we’re about to have a beautiful weekend too! Now that it is beginning to warm up, we’ve seen outdoor seating make its way across Downtown! With all the rain we’ve been hit with, I’ve been BEGGING for it to finally get sunny out! Last Spring we updated our Downtown dining directory to reflect what restaurants have outdoor seating. See the directory here! Also, be sure to check out Milk and Honey’s beautiful outside seating; the newest addition to outdoor dining in Downtown! They offer half off juices from 4p-5p. It’s the perfect opportunity to sip a cold drink and enjoy the sun! I don’t know about you, but I’ll sit outside to eat at any chance I can get!

What Downtown restaurant has your favorite outdoor seating?

#foodiefriday May-12-2017

I don’t know about you, but I’m obsessed with Tasty videos. Let me clarify; have you seen those short recipe videos that your friends share on Facebook that always result in something mouth-watering (and probably covered in cheese)? I love them! I could spend hours watching all of those delicious creations being made. The best part is knowing that you too can make delectable delights at home!

This past week I stumbled upon the perfect Tasty video: Strawberry Shortcake Pancakes and more for Mothers’ Day!

What a yummy-looking spread! You can find the recipes here.

Of course, if you don’t have the ability to cook breakfast in bed for the moms in your life, you can check out our Mothers’ Day blog post for other awesome gift ideas!