September’s best summer send-offs
The kids are back in school and the pool is closed, but summer is definitely not over. Be sure to grab a date or group of friends and head to one of these four outdoor events where you can eat great food and listen to talented local bands, all while enjoying September’s warm weather. This is an excellent time of year to take an afternoon or a day for yourself.
Dance the day away
The Bedford Village Inn is launching its first-ever Fall Music Festival and you’re invited. The event that will be held in BVI’s Back Barn Gardens will feature food, drinks, and of course live entertainment. While you dine on barbecue, head to the whiskey or margarita bar, or the beer station. The Dan Morgan Band (bluegrass, country) Fred Ellsworth (country, rock) and Whiskey Tango (dance rock band) will get you on your feet.
Grab your passport
If your trip around the world was postponed this summer, head to Strawbery Banke in Portsmouth for the Passport Craft Beer & Food Pairing Tour. Take in the beautiful surroundings while trying out more than 20 craft beers that have been paired with appetizers prepared by local chefs. Martin England and the Reconstructed, a folk rock band from Southern Maine, will provide the entertainment. And you can feel good about having a good time. Passport is a fundraiser for Strawbery Banke and NHPBS.
14 Hancock St., Portsmouth
Saturday, September 14, 5-7:30 p.m. • 21+
Tickets: $75 (designated driver, $35) via www.strawberybanke.org
Blues on the Beach
Five great blues acts, 12 hours, 1 day. It’s all happening at the Laconia Blues Festival at Weirs Beach. Check out Amanda Fish, Willie J Laws, the Michael Vincent Band, Tyler Morris and Downtown Dave and the Deep Pockets while enjoying the best scenery the Lakes Region has to offer.
Weirs Beach in Laconia
Saturday, September 21, 11 a.m. to 11p.m.
Tickets: $10 via Eventbrite
This event gives “street food” new meaning. Nashua restaurants and the Nashua Farmers Market are teaming up to bring a six-course farm-to-table meal to the middle of Main Street. Dinner on Main Street: A Harvest Celebration will also feature live music. Wine and beer pairings available. Presented by Great American Downtown.