Guy’s day out: Bikes, ribs and brews

In June, the weather is heating up and so is the summer calendar. It is also a month of celebrations including graduations, and of course, Father’s Day. Dad, put the mower away for the weekend and shut down your work email. Check out our event picks for where you can eat, drink and be merry with your friends — or mom — this month.


The Rock ‘n Ribfest held for many years at Anheuser Busch Brewery in Merrimack may be no more, but don’t put away the napkins just yet. The revamped Great American Ribfest & Food Truck Festival is taking its place — same place, same time. No matter what day of the weekend you go on, there’s a full slate of musical entertainment — from pop to rock to country, and plenty of barbecued everything to chow on. Leave your good shirt at home and bring your appetite.

Friday, June 14 to Sunday, June 16
Anheuser Busch Brewery in Merrimack


Grab your tasting glass and enjoy sampling a variety of beers at the New England Brewfest, one of the longest-running beer festivals in New England. In addition to the many brews there is plenty of food, music, games and contests to fill your afternoon. Rumor has it that this year’s brewfest is lumberjack-themed so make sure to wear some plaid. If four hours isn’t a long enough time for you to sample, buy a VIP ticket and get two extra hours. All tickets go fast so purchase in advance. This is a 21-plus event (so you really do have to leave the kids at home).

Saturday, June 22
Loon Mountain Resort in Lincoln

Be Merry     

Laconia Motorcycle Week, dubbed ‘The World’s Oldest Motorcycle Rally’ is one of the largest events in New Hampshire each year. Celebrating 96 years in 2019, this year’s rally is Saturday, June 8 to Sunday, June 16, with several events being held each day. Weirs Beach is the heart of the rally — it’s where you will find the majority of vendors and entertainment. But there’s also plenty of music and fun going on in the surrounding area. Motorcycle optional. For a complete list of what’s going on throughout the week, check out the rally website.

Saturday, June 8 to Sunday, June 16

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