Downtown Manchester Events in August!

What’s happening in Downtown this Month!

Some fantastic events are happening in Downtown this month, from road races to festivals and even an Antique show! Check out what is happening in Manchester this month, right here!

Thursday, August 2:

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Manchester Community Farmers’ Market| Local Produce and Goods | 3-6:30p | Stanton Plaza

Fitness in the Plaza | Kickboxing with the Training Station| 3-3:45p | Stanton Plaza

 SummerfestRockspring | Veterans Park | 7-9:30p

Friday, August 3:


Oysters on Elm|814 Elm Street | 3:30-7:30p

A&E Music Series| 1000 Elm Street| 4-6p

Saturday, August 4:

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One Day of Community |10a-3p| Emmett-Sheridan Park

The Manchester Mini Masters12-6p | Downtown Manchester

Sunday, August 5:

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Blooming at the Bookery| 2pm | 844 Elm Street

Thursday, August 9:

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Manchester Community Farmers’ Market | 3-6:30p| Stanton Plaza

Fitness in the Plaza |3-3:45p | Stanton Plaza | Yoga with Barre Life

Cigna/Elliot 5K| 6:20p | Elm Street

NH Antiques Show|10a-7p |Manchester Downtown Hotel

Friday, August 10:

boos and brews

Boos! and Brews Tour|6p-8p | 10 Arms Park

Oysters on Elm|814 Elm Street | 3:30-7:30p

A&E Music Series |1000 Elm Street| 4-6p

NH Antiques Show|10a-7p |Manchester Downtown Hotel

Saturday, August 11:

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NH Antiques Show|10a-4p |Manchester Downtown Hotel

Cruisin’ For Critters Motorcycle Ride| 10a-3p| Manchester Animal Shelter

Wednesday, August 15:

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Van Otis Chocolate for Dinner Class | 341 Elm Street | 2pm

Thursday, August 16:

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Manchester Community Farmers’ Market |3-6:30p | Stanton Plaza

Fitness in the Plaza |Boot Camp with the Training Station |3-3:45p | Stanton Plaza

Jimmy Lehoux | Concert in Veterans Park | 7-9:30p

Friday, August 17:

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Oysters on Elm|814 Elm Street | 3:30-7:30p

Fisher Cats Food Truck Festival|Northeast Delta Dental Stadium|5-10p

A&E Music Series|1,000 Elm Street | 4-6p

Saturday, August 18:

we are one festival

Bruins Fans Tour|10 Arms Street | 12-6p

We are One Festival|Veterans Park | 11a-6p

Fisher Cats Food Truck Festival|Northeast Delta Dental Stadium|5-10p

Thursday, August 23:

the greatest showman

Manchester Community Farmers’ Market|Stanton Plaza | 3-6:30p

Fitness in the Plaza| Stanton Plaza | 3-3:45p | Yoga with Yoga Balance

 Movie Night in the Park| The Greatest Showman | 7-9:30p | Veterans Park

Friday, August 24:

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Magic Bus-The Who Tribute Band Live|The Jewel | 7:00pm

Oysters on Elm|814 Elm Street | 3:30-7:30p

Sunday, August 26:

day of the dog

Day of the Dog Run\Walk 5K\10K | Register On-line to Participate | 10:00am

Thursday, August 30:

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Manchester Community Farmers’ Market|Stanton Plaza | 3-6:30p

Fitness in the Plaza|Yoga with Yoga Balance | 3-3:45p | Stanton Plaza

Movie Night in the Park | The Avengers | Veterans Park | 7-9:30p

Friday, August 31:

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Oysters on Elm|814 Elm Street | 3:30-7:30p

We hope this helps create an eventful end of the summer in downtown Manchester! Click here to learn more about upcoming events!

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#FoodieFriday July 27, 2018

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Boards and Brews Downtown Manchester

914 Elm Street | 603-785-9721 |

Boards and Brews, Manchester’s new hot spot and New Hampshire’s first board game cafe has everything you’re looking for in this week’s #FoodieFriday!

This unique cafe has every kind of board and card game you could image from the classics like Battleship and Jenga to the newer games like “Are You Smarter than a Fifth Grader”. Not only does Boards and Brews have hundreds of games to choose from, they also have wonderful cocktails and food to enjoy while you’re there!



Try their appetizer called “Battlechips”, crispy tortilla chips served with guacamole and salsa! Can’t chose just one snack to munch on while you play board games? Try their Connect Four appetizer, which allows you to chose from four of the following snacks: Cheeze-Its, Veggie Straws, Skittles, Swedish Fish, Gummy Bears, Peanut butter-filled pretzels, Goldfish, Animal Crackers, Starburts, Mixed Nuts, Sour Gummy Worms, Spicy Snack Mix! Perfect for a long game of Monopoly or an intense game of cards!



This trendy cafe also serves up fantastic sandwiches like their Classic Turkey made with sliced turkey, American cheese, red onion, mixed greens, mayo and sliced tomatoes! They also have their mouth watering Caliente Chicken sandwich made with sliced chicken, salsa, lettuce, spicy mayo, guacamole and cheddar cheese!


Boards and Brews  has some dinner time favorites like their Turkey Dinner made with turkey breast, stuffing, mashed potatoes and a vegetable medley! It will make you feel like your sitting at the Thanksgiving Dinner table! Try their Short Rib Mac and Cheese sure to please your late night cravings!



Board Game inspired cocktails can be found in this cafe located on Elm, like their Apples to Apples cocktail made with chamomile-infused rye, pineapple, lime, cinnamon syrup and muddled fuji apple! They also have classic drinks like an Old Fashioned and a Manhattan!

Stop by Boards and Brews this weekend and have a blast with your friends and family!



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#ThrowBackThursday July 26th, 2018

The Mighty Merrimack River!

The Merrimack river runs right through Manchester and is a staple of the city as it flows and bends 117 miles from New Hampshire into Massachusetts.  From the 1850’s to the 1930’s the river was used to produce power for not only the citizens, but for the textile mills that had influenced Manchester’s economy to thrive! Even several U.S. Navy ships have been named the USS Merrimack in honor of the river!

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Although the river produced a great amount of energy, it has a history of  being very destructive during the flooding seasons. In 1936 the Merrimack River rose rapidly above average water levels and caused “$270 million in damage and took at least 107 lives“.

1936 floods

 According to the LA Times, “Two separate periods of torrential rain teamed up with the melt from deep snow cover to send Northeastern rivers bursting over their banks to record flood levels”

This flood even affected animals too, “about 200 animals housed at the zoo in Manchester, N.H., drowned when they were swept down the Merrimack, which swelled to a record 16 feet above normal. A bear and two leopards clung to ice floes as they floated downriver”.

1936 flood

As unfortunate as this flooding was, “the disaster prompted the first general flood-control act in U.S. history, [which] made flood prevention a federal responsibility, and led to scores of projects over the next five decades”.

The mighty Merrimack River has brought food, drinking water, electricity and transportation conveniently to Manchester for hundreds of years, however lets not underestimate the power behind this beautiful river!


Thank you for tuning into this week’s #ThrowBackThursday! We hope to bring new and interesting historical facts about Manchester, NH to you!

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#FoodieFriday July 20th, 2018

 Fruity Smoothies Downtown!

Smoothies are the perfect “guilt free” summertime treat that is perfect in the heat! Thankfully, Downtown Manchester has so many fantastic cafes that serve up the freshest smoothies around! Here are a few places to check out the next time you’re craving something fruity!

A&E Coffee and Tea

1000 Elm Street | (603) 578-3338

Serving up all your coffee, tea and SMOOTHIE needs this fantastic coffee shop has just what you’re looking for in a smoothie!


Cafe la Rein

915 Elm Street | (603) 232-0332

Stop by Cafe la Rein and try their delicious smoothies! Add peanut butter for an extra protein kick! Also featured in this image from Cafe la Rein, their delicious Açaí Bowls!

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Edible Arrangements

1,000 Elm Street | (603) 625-1010

Not only do they serve fruity bouquets, they also make individualized smoothies to go! Get something fruity, or try something with a chocolatey twist!

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Green Bike Smoothie Bar

775 Canal Street | (603) 748-0655

Known for their organic smoothies, this place has everything you need to recharge and go! Green Bike also serves up a mean Açaí Bowl worth checking out!

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The Bridge Street Cafe

1117 Elm Street | (603) 647-9991

The Bridge Street Cafe has a plethora of fresh squeezed juices and smoothies to pick from! Add a protein powder shot or a scoop of peanut butter to your smoothie for a post work out treat!

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Restoration Cafe

235 Hanover Street | (603) 518-7260

Restoration Cafe serves up fresh juices and smoothies in their unique beaker glasses! Stop by for lunch, you won’t be disappointed!

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Baked on Elm

1015 Elm Street | (603) 606-1969

Stop by Baked on Elm for a yummy baked good and a smoothie! A perfect way to beat the summer heat!

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Midtown Cafe

814 Elm Street | (603) 935-5401

Conveniently located in the Beacon Building this cafe serves up fresh smoothies right in downtown! Grab lunch with a friend and take a smoothie to go at Midtown Cafe!


Bayona Cafe 

670 North Commercial Street | (603) 782-3450

Grab a refreshing and sweet treat at Bayona Cafe! Made with a fresh fruit assortment of your choice these smoothies won’t let you down! Check out Bayona Cafe located on North Commercial Street!


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The Bright Blue Piggy Bank Downtown

This week we are revisiting what once was an eye-catching gem of downtown, the blue piggy bank! 


Do you remember this interestingly shaped bank that was located downtown in the 1970’s? Well, according to a tiny news blurb in The Southeast Missourian‘s November 20, 1972 issue, the pig was “28 feet in height and 100 feet in circumference. It [was] painted bright blue with pink flowers on the sides, and…built around a trailer.”


It was also discovered that “the piggy [was] a temporary facility for the now closed Manchester Bank while they were remodeling. It had four bank teller stations inside, and two drive up stations outside.”  According to the Manchester Historic Association, this pig shaped bank was built around Labor Day in 1972.

It is too bad that this bank no longer exists, but we can relish in the history of what it once was and the uniqueness of this temporary building located in Downtown Manchester!

All images courtesy of The Manchester Historic Association.

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Summer Fun Kids Activities in Downtown Manchester!

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Looking for a way to keep the kiddos busy during the summer? Downtown Manchester has educational and fun activities for children of all ages to help them beat the heat and stay busy in the summer months! Check them out here!

Currier Art Museum

Explore all kinds of art and exhibits at the Currier! Stop by their cafe for a sweet treat while you’re there! A hot day outside could lead to a great day at the art museum! Check out more about the Currier Art Museum here!

Manchester Millyard Museum

Take the kids to learn about the rich history of Manchester and the mills at the Manchester Millyard Museum! Great for kids all ages to come and learn something new! Click here to learn more information!

Muse Paint Bar

Take a step-by-step class at Muse Paint Bar and create a painting of your own to take home! A great way to also learn some new painting skills! For more information click here!

SEE Science Center

Explore the world of science at the SEE Science Center located in the mill yard downtown! Learn something new with your kids and check out this fantastic spot!  For more information about the SEE Science Center, click here!

Summerfest in Veterans Park

Every Thursday evening in Veterans Park, join us for a free concert and movie! Bring some lawn chairs and blankets and get ready to enjoy a night under the stars! For more information about Summerfest 2018, click here!

Picnic on the Merrimack River

Pack a lunch or grab take-out from one of the many restaurants and cafes downtown and head to Arms Park for a picnic by the Merrimack River!

Trolley Nights

Hop on a trolley and explore arts and cultural exhibits around Manchester! The trolley will even stop at the Manchester Community Farmers’ Market! Check out more information about the Trolley Tours here!

Farmers’ Market in Stanton Plaza

The Manchester Community Farmers’ Market is open every Thursday afternoon from 3-6:30p with the freshest vegetables in the greater Manchester area! Our Farmers’ Markets also have games, hot food, live music and even fitness classes on the grass for all ages! For more information about the Manchester Community Farmers’ Market click here! 

Fisher Cats Games

Grab the whole family and head to one of the many Fisher Cats games happening this summer! Get tickets to one of their games that has a fireworks show after! Check out the Fisher Cat’s schedule here and buy your tickets now!

AR Workshop

New to downtown Manchester, make your own Do-IT-Yourself (DIY) project to take home! AR Workshop offers a variety of charming decorations and projects to work on! They even have youth projects that include making your own canvas pillow with a design or even your own canvas bag to bring to the beach! Check out their website here!

Indoor Climbing at Vertical Dreams

A safe way to rock climb for the kids, Vertical Dreams has what you are looking for during the dog days of summer! Open to all abilities, this rock climbing gym has parties and group events worth checking out! Learn more here!

For more information about events and promotions happening downtown, visit our Intown Manchester website!

Thank you for tuning into Intown Manchesters’ weekly blog posts about all things happening downtown! Stay tuned for our #ThrowBackThursday blog to learn about the history of downtown Manchester, as well as our #FoodieFriday blog to see what restaurants and cafes are worth checking out!

Live Music Downtown!

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Fantastic Live Music Right in Downtown Manchester!

Looking for live music this summer during your night out in town? Manchester has a range of live music events happening all summer long for all ages! You can dance in Veterans park under the stars, rock out in the bar or take a step back and enjoy some coffee house jams! Manchester has music for everyone, check it out here!

Restaurants and Bars:


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Penuche’s Music Hall

Enjoy delicious foods and talented bands at Penuche’s!

Check out their schedule Here!




Strange Brew Tavern

Grab some drinks and apps and listen to live music at the Strange Brew Tavern!

See who will be playing at the Strange Brew Tavern here!



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Murphy’s Taproom

Saddle up to the bar and enjoy free live music at Murphy’s Taproom!

Check out their calendar for live music here!



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The Shaskeen Pub

Live music, great food and drinks on Tuesday’s, Thursday’s, Friday’s and Saturday’s every week!

Get more information about their live music here!


In the Park:


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Veterans Park: Summerfest 2018

Every Thursday evening in Veterans Park, enjoy a live, family-friendly concert under the stars! There will be raffles, a food truck and games at each concert!

For more information about Summerfest click here!

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Stark Park: Live Concerts

Enjoy live concerts in Stark Park with talented bands bringing classical music from the 1930’s and 40’s era as well as a country/folk/ blues band!

Get more information about these live converts here!


Coffee Shop:

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Music Series at A&E Coffee + Tea

A&E Coffee and Tea is kicking off their live music series on Friday, July 27th in the Brady Sullivan Plaza (in front of their Manchester location)! Grab some coffee or tea and enjoy local musicians playing live music outside!

For more information and dates, click here!



We hope you bring your family and friends to enjoy the live music downtown Manchester has to offer!

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