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First Friday - Dogs Days of Summer

First Friday - Dogs Days of Summer

Friday, August 2, 2024 (4:00 PM - 8:00 PM) (EDT)


August's theme is Dog Days of Summer!

Intown Concord and the City of Concord present First Friday, a monthly community event that brings together the people of downtown Concord for a fun-filled evening. On the first Friday of every month, businesses are encouraged to stay open late and add some excitement to the night by offering sales, giveaways, workshops, and other activities that are sure to draw in customers. 

This event is a great opportunity for the community to come together and support local businesses while enjoying a night out on the town. Whether you're looking for a great deal on some new clothes, a fun activity to do with friends, or just a chance to explore the downtown area, First Friday has something for everyone. 

So mark your calendars and join us for First Friday, a monthly celebration of community and commerce in downtown Concord. See you there!

Businesses can register their promos/activities here.

City Plaza/State House

The Gravy Train Food Truck (Main St) - Smash burgers, loaded fries and more!

Teenie Wienies (Capitol St) - Handmade sausages with unique flavors!

Dog Days of Summer Photo Contest - Take a pic of your pup wearing a green Merrimack bandana to enter to win $500 for yourself & $500 for your favorite animal rescue! Presented by Merrimack County Savings Bank.

Community Activities (City Plaza) - Volleyball, corn hole, hula hoops!

Dog Agility Fun with No Monkey Business (City Plaza) - 5 pm on City Plaza! Bring your dog for some fun agility tips. Dog friendly and people friendly dogs welcome to participate! 

Bicentennial Square

Live Music - 5:30 -7:30 pm. NH Music Collective presents Wes Aldrich live! With his haunting melodies and upbeat pop rhythms, Wes Aldrich writes from the heart. He is the lead guitarist, singer, and songwriter for the bands Hug the Dog and Ballroom Sofa. He has also released two albums as a solo artist, garnering a strong local following for his live shows and a great following around the world on Spotify. Hailing from New Hampshire, Wes writes and records at the foot of Mt. Monadnock, using the mountains and lakes as inspiration, and his music spans multiple genres while still maintaining a cohesive sound. 

Eagle Square

Outdoor Movie: Jaws (Eagle Square) - Come watch Jaws outdoors in Eagle Square! Presented by Red River Theatres.

Concord Businesses

Wine on Main (9 N Main St)  - Ambra from Stonefence (formerly Crush Distributors) returns for First Friday! This month's theme is Dog Days of Summer, so feel free to bring your four-legged friends downtown. We are dog-friendly. She will be here from 4-7pm with new wines for you to taste.

Penumbra (10 N State St) - Make your own Kokedama class - drop in anytime between 5 and 8 pm!

Siam Orchid (12 N Main St) - Bring your dog and dine on at their outside patio!

Lilise Designer Resale (7 N Main St) - Consignor Sale is back! Every First Friday, consignors on file get 20% off!  

Indigo Blues & Co (70 N Main St) - Open until 7 pm for the Dog Days of Summer.

Gibson's Bookstore (45 S Main St) - Open until 8 pm for First Friday.

Capital Vintage (19 Pleasant St Ste 1) - Open until 7 pm. Shop their $10 bin of vintage finds!

Social Club Creamery (138 N Main St) - Open until 9 pm with their July Ice Cream Specials - the Berry Series!

Pillar Gallery Projects (205 N State St) - View their new collection from 3 - 7 pm. Constructs is an upcoming group exhibition exploring distinct visual languages through geometric abstraction and sculptural works. Each of the artists has their own unique vocabulary centered around defined shape and form, from precise essentialism to exploratory expression. Artists include Eric Katzman, Trevor Toney, Jenny McGee Dougherty, Damion Silver, and Don Williams.

Concord Makerspace (197 N. Main Street, Boscawen) - Open House from 5-8 pm. Concord Makerspace is a membership-based community workshop featuring a well-appointed wood shop, a large CNC Machine, and an assortment of 3-D Printers and Laser Cutters. 

McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center (2 Institute Dr.) - Super Stellar Friday - 6:30-9:30 pm. Why is Mt. Washington called the "Home of the World's Worst Weather?" Come learn about the unique life and work of the weather observers stationed on Mt. Washington and why, for a mountain its size, Mt Washington host some of the worst weather on Earth. 

Downtown Concord
Main St
Concord, NH 03301 United States
Event Contact
Jessica Martin
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Friday, August 2, 2024 (4:00 PM - 8:00 PM) (EDT)
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