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!

Have any suggestions for live music downtown? E-mail Sarah at:



Fourth of July Fireworks in Downtown Manchester!


Celebrate Independence¬†Day in Manchester’s Downtown!¬†

City of Manchester Fireworks Show!

Arms Park | 6:00 – 10:30p

Enjoy an evening at the park with live music by the 39th Army Rock Band, food and beverage vendors and a fantastic fireworks show! The 39th Army Rock Band performs at 7:30p and is followed by the fireworks show around 9:30p.

*No alcohol, glass containers or pets allowed at this event*

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The 39th Army Rock Band

Click here for directions to Arms Park!

Intown Manchester wishes you a fun and safe Independence Day Celebration with your friends, family and loved ones! We hope to see you downtown!

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St. Patrick’s Day in Downtown 2018

There’s no doubt about it, St. Patrick’s Day in Downtown is one of the best days of the year (by best, I mean most fun!). As we do annually, see the list below for different specials, performances, and St. Patty’s Day fun throughout Downtown! Did we miss your event? Shoot us an email at and we’ll include it on our list!

We try our best to ensure the accuracy of the events below. Please call ahead to confirm times, locations, and any specials.

Stark Brewing Co.

Join Stark Brewing for St. Patrick’s Day Bingo! They’ll be hosting a bingo game to support Airman’s Attic, a non-profit organization that helps military members in need. Doors open at 6:30pm and bingo starts at 7pm. You can pay to play, or visit their Facebook event page to find a donation list for free cards!

The Wild Rover

The Rover will be hosting an ALL-Day party! Things kick off with an¬†Irish breakfast starting at 6am-11am and then they’ll be featuring tastings and giveaways from Guinness. Entertainment starts at 11a with the Collecctive Rebel Band, continues with the Hits 94.1 live radio broadcast, and finally Cam Macmaster Trio will close the night from 9:30p-12:30a. Visit their Facebook page¬†here¬†for more info!

The Shaskeen

They’ll kick off breakfast at 5:30a and the first pints at 6am. 96.5 The Mill will be broadcasting live¬†and giving away limited edition engraved Guinness Glasses and a pair of tickets to see U2 live in Boston! Breakfast is served until 11a, after you can snag a meal from their lunch or dinner menu which will be featuring traditional favorites like the Corned Beef Dinner and Guinness Beef Stew.¬†See their Facebook event here for more details!

Club ManchVegas/Rock 101

Rock 101 and Club ManchVegas present their annual St. Patrick’s Day broadcast! Tons of great prizes, Irish breakfast plus live music from Cody James Gang ! Come get your early drink on with the Buzz to keep you going all morning. The fun starts at 5:30am. More details here.


Murphy’s Taproom

Murphy’s will be open for business at 6am! They also will feature live music throughout the whole day. We mean ALL day, from 9am until 1am! They typically serve a traditional Irish breakfast too–don’t miss out! Closing out the night will be The Conniption Fits, starting at 9:30pm. Keep your eye on their Facebook page here for more updates!

Central Ale House

Central Ale House will be serving up an Irish Breakfast starting at 9am and going until 1pm. You can also get $5 Paddy Shots and Irish bombs ALL DAY! They’ll also have bag pipers, more drink specials and giveaways. Stay updated by visiting their Facebook page.


Bonfire Country Music bar will be celebrating St. Patrick’s Day right with luve music all day from 9am to 1am PLUS all day drink specials including $5 Guinness and Bonfire’s Signature Whiskey. Stay updated by visiting their Facebook eventpage.

Valentine’s Day 2018 Gift Ideas

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner! Have you picked up a gift for the apple of your eye? We’ve rounded up a quick list of all the places you can grab the perfect present in Downtown!

Did we miss your business? Shoot us an email at and we’ll include it on our list!


for the fashionista

 Benton Shoes | 814 Elm Street | 603-644-2550

Is your beau an avid shoe or clothing lover? Find them the perfect gift at Benton. They’re always stocked the latest styles and matchless pieces! Visit them 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 them out here!

Statement | 52 Hanover Street | 603-315-7627

Well-suited for fashionistas of all ages! Their amazing staff will help you pull together an entire outfit from head to toe! Find your better half their next favorite trendy piece.Check out their website here!

Heel the Sole | 1053 Elm Street | 603-668-2395

Heel the Sole not only makes your favorite pair of shoes look brand new, but they also sell great leather goods from shoes, cowboy boots, leather jackets, and belts!

for the collector

E.W. Poore Framing | 775 Canal Street | 603-622-3802

E.W. Poore Framing teaches great classes in their art studio! They also have a gallery with art and painting for sale! More information here.

Harris Trophy | 18 Hanover Street | 603-669-3984

Harris Trophy is more than a trophy store! They offer tons of gifts–all of which can be personalized for your honey! Among these gifts are: wine openers, iphone cases, champagne flutes (pictured right from their Facebook page) and poker sets! Stop in to meet their friendly staff and to get some unique gift ideas! Visit their website here!

 Framers Market | 1301 Elm Street | 603-668-6989

Does your Valentine have a special piece of art or memento they’ve been meaning to get framed? Look no further than Framers Market! Their team of professionals has framed everything from a piece of the Berlin Wall to a bagel! Visit them here!

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

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! Stop by their website here!

Studio 550 | 550 Elm Street | 603-759-0466

Not only does Studio 550 offer gift certificates for their vast class schedule, they are always featuring various mediums of art available for purchase in the studio! More info 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 them here!

Creative Framing Solutions | 83R Hanover St (entrance on Londonderry Lane) | 603-320-5988

New to Downtown Creative Framing Solutions can create a custom frame for a beloved piece of art as well as an exhibit featuring local artists, unique home decor, antiques and hand-crafted items! More info here!

Castro’s Back Room | 972 Elm Street | 603-606-7854

If your Valentine enjoys a nice cigar now and then, head to Castro’s Back Room to pick up their favorite! Their awesome staff will be more than happy to assist you pick out the right one!

Art 3 Gallery | 44 West Brook Street | 603-668-6650

Art 3 Gallery always has a vast collection of inspired pieces just right for your Valentine. See their Facebook here!

Hatfield Gallery | 55 S. Commercial St | 603-627-7560

Hatfield Gallery not only has vast framing knowledge, but they also have an ever-changing variety of artwork available for purchase including phenomenal Manchester-centric art! More info here.

Studio Verne | 81 Hanover St | 603-490-4321

Studio Verne is a fused glass studio right on Hanover Street. Her beautiful art is a unique gift that will be enjoyed for years to come. Gift certificates are also available! More info here.


for the interior decorator

With Heart and Hand | 823 Elm Street | 603-625-8100

With their ever-changing selection of charming home goods, you’ll undoubtedly find the perfect future family heirloom! Visit them here!

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

Check out Antiques on Elm! This antique shop has so many unique items to choose from, including furniture, books, collectible items, pottery, and artwork. Check out their website here!

Loft Fifty 5 | 55 S. Commercial St | (603) 232-4555

Loft Fifty 5, in Manchester’s Millyard, is full of chic goods for your home–including vintage finds! See their Facebook here!

Pop of Color | 840 Elm Street | (603) 624-5999

Pop of Color has every hue of gifts for anyone on your list, including the interior decorator! They have man in a can for your hubby, or a cozy love mug for your hunny! See their Facebook here!

for the romantic

Granite State Candy Shoppe | 832 Elm Street | (888) 225-2531

Granite State Candy Shoppe offers tons of treats at their Elm Street location. Everything from fudge to candies and ice cream (it’s never too cold) your honey will be delighted to receive a treat from GSCS! Check them out here!

Edible Arrangements | 1000 Elm Street | 603-625-1010

Want something as beautiful as a bouquet, but tastier? Look no further than Edible Arrangements conveniently located at 1000 Elm Street. Stop by their website here!

Chalifour’s | 46 Elm Street | 603-623-8844

Chalifour’s specializes in beautiful arrangements and gifts perfect for Valentine’s Day! From a bouquet of red roses, to a personalized arrangement, your Valentine will not be disappointed with anything from Chalifour’s! Visit them here!

Van Otis Chocolate | 341 Elm Street | 603-627-1611

A Manchester staple, Van Otis has been around for almost 100 years! Their handcrafted chocolates and swiss fudge are to die for and surely will not disappoint your Valentine this year! Check them out here!

Dancing Lion Chocolate | 917 Elm Street | 603-625-4043

Looking for a rare and unusual gift? Dancing Lion Chocolate specializes in just that! With no shortage of creative flavors of bonbons, bars, and truffles, be sure to stop in the shop to pick out something deliciously unique! Stop by their website here!


Runner’s Alley | 669 Elm Street | 603-606-6949

Runner’s Alley is a one stop shop for all of your boo’s running needs! There is apparel, shoes, accessories, and an awesome staff that will be super helpful in your quest for the perfect fit-gift! Visit them here!

Indian Head Athletics and Screen Printed Special Tees | 18 Lake Ave | 603-627-1292

Indian Head Athletics offers a variety of sports equipment for all of the sports fanatics in your life! Screen Printed Specials Tees offers in-house custom screen printing on all textiles, as well as Why not get your valentine an awesome customized jersey or hat or a new baseball mitt? Check them out here!

Manchester Monarchs | Verizon Wireless Arena | 603-626-7825

Buying for a hockey enthusiast? Look no further than tickets to a Monarchs game! With plenty of games through the winter–you can’t go wrong. Stop by their website here!

New Hampshire Fishercats | Northeast Delta Dental Stadium | 603-641-2005

The New Hampshire Fishercats have an awesome Valentine’s Day promotion–a visit from Fungo! Visit them here!

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

If your significant other is an adventure-seeker, take them 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. Stop by their website here!

Barre Life, LLC | 944 Elm Street

Is your valentine looking for fun ways to stay in shape? Get them a class package at Barre Life. They will learn to tone, strengthen, and stretch in a new and exciting way! Check them out here!

for the car enthusiast

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

Paul’s offers detailing packages that include interior and exterior cleaning services. Your boo’s car will look brand new! Visit them here!

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! Stop by their website here!

for the one who loves bling

Bellman’s Jewelers | 1650 Elm Street | 603-625-4653

Get your number one a gift they can truly treasure. Stop in to Bellman’s, where they’re sure to help you find the perfect piece to awe your dearest. Check them out here!

Pearson’s Jewelers | 926 Elm Street | 603-625-8442

Want to blow your loved one away? Stop in to Pearson’s! From beautiful jewelry to amazing watches, you’ll find the perfect gift to impress your sweetheart. Visit them here!

Beacon Jewelers | 926 Elm Street | 603-625-8442

Beacon Jewelers is Downtown’s newest jewelry store! Their staff is super knowledgeable and will help you find the best piece for your significant other! See their website here.


Your Valentine would LOVE an appointment or gift card to one of the many salons, massage studios, or spas in Downtown!


Salons and Spas

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Rockin’ Around Manchester’s Downtown!

Christmas Events Downtown

Get into the spirit this year, by heading downtown to see all the fantastic festivities, from plays to Holiday Markets to even a 5k run! There is not a doubt that downtown Manchester has just what you need for this Holiday Season!

*All dates and times are subject to change. Please confirm with the venue first!*

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Java Jams with Allie Beaudry

Cafe la Reine Р915 Elm Street 

Wednesday, December 13th 6:00 – 8:30pm

For more information click here!


5th Annual Tower of Toys and Mingle & Jingle Celebration!

Beacon Building Р814 Elm Street

Thursday, December 14th at 5:00pm 

For more information click here!

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2017 Downtown Holiday Market

The Brady Sullivan Plaza – 1,000 Elm Street

Thursday, December 14th from 10a-5p

Saturday, December 16th from 9a-3p

For more information click here!

Jim Brickman: A Joyful Christmas

The Palace Theatre Р80 Hanover Street

Tuesday December 12, 2017 7:30 PM

Tickets: VIP: Includes post show meet and greet $75.50. Reserved seating $55.50 and $44.50.

Click here for more details!

A Christmas Carol

The Palace Theatre – 80 Hanover Street

Thursday December 14, 2017 7:30 PM
Friday December 15, 2017 7:30 PM
Saturday December 16, 2017 2:00 PM
Saturday December 16, 2017 7:30 PM
Sunday December 17, 2017 5:00 PM
Sunday December 17, 2017 12:00 PM
Wednesday December 20, 2017 7:30 PM
Thursday December 21, 2017 7:30 PM
Friday December 22, 2017 7:30 PM
Saturday December 23, 2017 7:30 PM
Saturday December 23, 2017 2:00 PM

Tickets: Children (6-12): $25 Adults: $39 Р$46 ** Dec. 20- 23 Children (6-12): $30 Adults: $44 Р$51

Click here for more details!

Boston Pops Orchestra Tickets

Boston Pops Holiday Concert

SNHU Arena 

Saturday December 16th at 7:30pm

Purchase your tickets online here!

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603 Salsa and Bachata Social Holiday Edition

Bella Vita Dance Studio – 250 Commercial Street – Suite 4019

Friday, December 15th at 7:00 PM 

Bring a toy and entry to the lesson and social is ONLY $5! Entry with no toy is $10!

More information here!

Drip Ornament Making Workshop

Drip Paint Ornament Making Workshop

Studio 550 – 550 Elm Street

Saturday, December 16th at 3:00pm

$15 per person, up to 5 ornaments

More information click here!

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Ugly Sweater 5k presented by Tito’s Handmade Vodka

The Foundry – 50 Commercial Street

Saturday, December 16th at 9:00am

Registration Fees:
Adults (21+) – $25
Youth and Adults (13 to 20) – $25
Youth (12 and under) – FREE

More information here!

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Holiday Extravaganza Shopping Event

Sunday, December 17th from 10am – 7pm

Radisson Hotel Manchester Downtown- 700 Elm Street

For more information click here!

NH School of Ballet Nutcracker

Thursday December 28, 2017 7:00 PM

The Palace Theatre – 80 Hanover Street

Tickets: All seats $18.00 each

For more information, click here!

Stay tuned for our New Year’s Eve Events Blog Post coming soon!

Spooky Halloween Happenings!

download.jpgDowntown Manchester has a lot of  

spook-tacular events this Halloween!

Did we miss your event? Shoot us an email at  and we’ll include it on our list!

*We try our best to ensure the accuracy of the event below. Please call ahead to confirm times and locations.


THURSDAY: October 26th

Fratello’s Monster Mash

7:00pm-10:00pm | $30 per ticket | 155 Dow Street – Fratello’s Resturant

Come to Fratello’s Restaurant for their annual Monster Mash which includes¬† a fully stocked bar, a live DJ and¬†hors d’oeurves that are to die for! Come dressed up in your¬†costume for their Halloween costume contest and more! Make reservations by October 24th!

Click here to register now!


SATURDAY: October 28th

Spooky Queen City Quest and Trivia Night 

4:00pm-10:00pm | $120 per car | 650 Hanover Street

Are you feeling confident about your trivia skills? This is the night out for you! Grab some friends and begin this quest through Manchester  dressed up in your spookiest Halloween Costumes! Quest is a scavenger hunt on wheels, where teams compete against each other to figure out clues and puzzles to find their next destination. Prizes awarded to teams who finish in the quickest time with the most correct answers!

Click here to register now!


FRIDAY & SATURDAY: Oct 27th / 28th

 Ladies Night Costume Party &

SCREAM: 20th Anniversary Halloween Party 

8:00pm Р2:00am | General Admissions Fee| 20 Old Granite Street

Show up Friday, October 27th for a Halloween Ladies Night and $1,000 dollar costume contest prize!¬†Attend Whiskey’s 20th Anniversary Halloween Party on October 28th, in your spooky costume, ready to help them celebrate twenty years of business with one of their largest Halloween parties yet! Stop by for drinks, music and fun!

  Click here to make reservations!


THURSDAY: October 26th 

Walking Ghost Tour of Manchester

7:00pm Р8:30pm | $13 registration | 79 Hanover St. Across from Palace Theater

Are you interested in the super natural, or simply are just curious about the ghost sightings in Manchester? This is the tour for you! “You’ll visit sites of documented hauntings taken from police records, city archives, and our own professional paranormal investigations”! Don’t miss out on this fantastic tour!

Click here to order tickets now!


SATURDAY: October 28th

CHAD Trick-or-Trot 3K

12:00pm Р2:30pm | $10-$25 Registration | Arms Park, Manchester 

Come down to the CHaD Trick-or-Trot 3K early and bring the entire family to enjoy the annual Halloween Festival. The day kicks off at 12:00pm with a ton of fun events for all members of the family, including: magician, petting zoo, mechanical animal rides, Halloween treats, games, bounce houses, and much more!

Click here to register for this event!


SUNDAY: October 29th 

2017 Hallo-weiner Hustle Р1 Mile Relay 

Registration: 8:00am | Race: 10:00am | McGarvey’s Restaurant¬†| 1097 Elm Street

The Hallo-Wiener Hustle is a yearly relay race with a twist! Each team consists of 4 participants. Each participant must run 1 mile and proceed to drink a beer and eat a hot dog as fast as they can so the next team member can run, drink, eat and repeat. Come fully dressed in your best costume and conquer this race with your friends!

Click here to register for this race!

Participants must be 21+


TUESDAY: October 31st

Manchester Trick-or-Treating

6:00pm Р8:00pm | Manchester, New Hampshire 

Trick-or-treating in Manchester begins at 6:00pm on Tuesday, October 31st and goes until 8:00pm. We hope you all have a safe and spooky Halloween!

From all of us at Intown Manchester, we wish you a spook-tacular and safe Halloween! “Like” Intown Manchester on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to find out more about the great events downtown!¬†