|Petting Zoo at Ashburnham Downtown Days 2013|
Below is a list of some wonderful events happening this weekend in our area, including Ashburnham Downtown Days on Saturday, June 28 at Winchester Park.
27-29 Friday–Sunday. Longsjo Classic bicycle race. Visit www.longsjo.com for up-to-date details.
27-29 Friday 7pm-10pm, Saturday & Sunday Noon-7pm. Downtown Gardner becomes home to the 1st Annual Up Town Roots music Festival. This all ages weekend long event will feature award winning musical acts from all over New England. For more information, visit www.uptownrootsfest.com.
27 Friday 11am. Civic Day Luncheon and Young American Scholarship. Senior Center, Wallace Ave. Fitchburg. For more information, visit www.fitchburgcivicdays.net or call 978-829-1801
27 Friday 5pm-8:30pm. Longsjo Twilight Criterium Leominster. Four Races. A time-honored, classic American cycling event, the Longsjo is a community celebration of cycling, fitness, and health. Established in 1960 in memory of 2-time Olympian Art Longsjo, the event commemorates the life and achievements of a remarkable athlete and person who left his mark on the Fitchburg community and generations of cycling fans. More than 700 racers are expected to compete on the roads and streets that are icon of American cycling. Thousands of spectators and race fans are once again expected to line the courses and attend the race expo each day. Racers, families, and spectators will throng to the place where racers have gone on to Olympian, World Championship and Tour de France fame. For more information, visit www.longsjo.com.
27 Friday 7:30pm. Orange Community Band concert on the bandstand on the Bandstand in Butterfield Park, 83 East River St., Orange.
27 Friday 8pm. The Outlaws at the Bull Run Restaurant in Shirley. The Outlaws return with new music, new focus and an uncompromising new mission: It’s about a band of brothers bound together by history, harmony and the road.
28 –Saturday, Downtown Days in Ashburnham. Downtown Days in Ashburnham, this Saturday, all day events at Winchester Park and behind the Town Hall, Library (don't forget the Book Sale)
28-29 Saturday 8am–5pm & Sunday 8am–1pm. Yankee Engine-uity steam engine show at the Orange Airport, 80 Airport St., Orange. See scores of antique engines, tractors, cars and trucks. Don’t miss the tractor parade or the kiddie tractor pull! The 37th annual event also includes a gas engine raffle, petting zoo, a flea market, live musical entertainment Saturday evening, and more! Visit www.cmsgma.com for details.
28-29 Saturday-Sunday 2pm-dusk. Hubbardston Ham Radio Field Day. The Mohawk Amateur Radio Club will be holding Field Day at the Malone Road Conservation Area on Saturday, June 28, and Sunday, June 29. This is the climax of the week long “Amateur Radio Week.” Amateur radio operators or "hams" across the US and Canada will be trying to contact as many other stations as possible in this contest that serves as an emergency communications exercise. The public is welcome to visit during daylight hours from 2 p.m. Saturday through 2 p.m. Sunday
28 Saturday 10am. The North Country Quad Series Presents The Lake Dennison 5K. A refreshing shaded trail run to kick off the summer! This run is a fast, flat course to get you in the mood for trail running and taking in the beauty of the State Forests in our very own backyard. Click here for more information.
28 Saturday 10am-11am. Native Tree Walk at Tower Hill. Included with Admission. Free for members. Learn to identify native trees with Tower Hill Education Director, Ann Marie Pilch. For more information, visit www.towerhillbg.org.
28 Saturday noon-6pm. Strawberry Festival at Clearview Farm 4 Kendall Hill Road, Sterling. Free admission. Fresh strawberries, live music performed by The Friendly Folk Duo, craft beer, wood fired pizza, games for the kids, fun for the whole family! Call (978) 422-0442 or visit www.facebook.com/events/485980318201515 for more information.
28 Saturday 1pm-5pm. Leominster' Summer Stroll. Downtown Leominster. Rain date June 29th. Parade staring at 1:00, classic car show, sand sculpture, pony rides, misting tent, music, remote race car track, food, dancing, face painting and more!
28 Saturday 1pm-7pm. Nashua River Brewers Festival at Riverfront Park, off Route 12, downtown Fitchburg. Dozens of the finest local and regional brewers will be serving great craft beers under a bigtop tent. Live music performed all day. (This is a 21+ event). Visit www.beersforgood.com.
28 Saturday 7pm-10pm. Enjoy a fine meal, cocktails and hot jazz on the outdoor garden patio! Outdoor space limited. Reserve early! Bull Run Restaurant Rt. 2A, Shirley, MA 978-425-4311. Dinner menu & full bar - No Cover - Reservations required. Visit www.bullrunrestaurant.com for more information.
28 Saturday 8pm. Al Kooper at the Bull Run Restaurant in Shirley. Occidental Gypsy will be in the Ballroom.
29 Sunday 9am-5pm. Longsjo Classic Downtown Criterium. Upper Common Main St. Fitchburg. Eight Races. A time-honored, classic American cycling event, the Longsjo is a community celebration of cycling, fitness, and health. Established in 1960 in memory of 2-time Olympian Art Longsjo, the event commemorates the life and achievements of a remarkable athlete and person who left his mark on the Fitchburg community and generations of cycling fans. More than 700 racers are expected to compete on the roads and streets that are icon of American cycling. Thousands of spectators and race fans are once again expected to line the courses and attend the race expo each day. Racers, families, and spectators will throng to the place where racers have gone on to Olympian, World Championship and Tour de France fame. For more information, visit www.longsjo.com.
29 Sunday 10am-4pm. Finnish Summer Festival (“Kesajuhla”) at Saima Park, 67 Scott Road, Fitchburg. Admission $2. Children's games; horseshoes; Sally Cragin speaks about Moomintroll, the most popular children's books in Finland thanks to a grant from the Finlandia Foundation; Finlandia Foundation National Lecturer of the Year Suzanne Jurva; festival artist Patricia Ide; Finnish Folk Dancers; music by Oivan Ilo; Raivaaja Bookstore. Food for sale: chicken barbecue, hot dogs, Arctic berry sundaes; Finnish coffee bread, beverages. Special guest speaker Suzanne Jurva: Finlandia Foundation National proudly presents the documentary "Yoopera!" and its filmmakers, Suzanne Jurva and Erin Smith, as its Lecturer of the Year program for 2014. "Yoopera!" looks at the making of the opera "Rockland", a Finnish and American collaboration about a tragic 1906 mining incident in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, and the companion "Story Line" family history project. Visit www.saima-park.org or call 978 582-7717.
29 Sunday 11am–2pm. Doll Carriage and Bicycle Parade at Riverfront Park, off Route 12, Fitchburg. Kids are invited to decorate their vehicles for this pre-4th of July parade. Activities, games and a jump-house for the kids. For more information, visit www.fitchburgcivicdays.net or call 978-829-1801.
29 Sunday 1pm-3pm. Rollstone Studios presents 5th Annual Summer Salon: An exhibit of regional work with a variety of media. 633 Main Street, Fitchburg MA. Call 978.348.ART1 for more information.
29 Sunday 2pm-4pm. Artist-in-Residence Richard Kattman will give a formal presentation and demonstration at Fruitlands on abstract painting. Free with museum admission. For more information, visit www.fruitlands.org.
29 Sunday 3pm–6pm. Civic Days Chicken BBQ at River Front Park in downtown Fitchburg. Enjoy chicken, hamburgers and hotdogs, and listen to the Fitchburg Military Band playing patriotic tunes. Celebrate an Old Fashioned BBQ and help support Fitchburg Civic Days. For more information, visit www.fitchburgcivicdays.net or call 978-829-1801
29 Sunday 6pm. Annual Amazing Duck Race at Riverfront Park, Route 12 off Boulder Drive, Fitchburg. Cheer your rubber ducky on to victory on the Nashua River! Single duck is $5 and a flock is 5/$20. Prizes: 1st place, $1,000; 2nd, $500’ 3rd, $250; 4th, four Red Sox tickets; and more. Get duck forms at www.fitchburgcivicdays.net or the day of the event.