CALLING ALL CHOCOLATE LOVERS!

Celebrate your love for chocolate in Downtown Nashua at our Chocolate Stroll! Indulge in complimentary chocolate delights, as you taste your way through Downtown Nashua’s distinctive shops and boutiques. The second annual Downtown Nashua Chocolate Stroll will take place on February 12, 2017!

Join the Great American Downtown Board of Directors, Staff, Volunteers, Supporters and Stakeholders at the Nashua City Hall 3rd Floor Auditorium for our Annual Public Meeting.

This multimedia presentation will showcase progress made in 2016 and we will share how we will grow in the year ahead! Join us to learn about all of the exciting things coming to Downtown Nashua in the year ahead!

The presentation will be given in the City Hall 3rd floor auditorium and will last about 45 minutes, with a period for Q&A after. The presentation will be followed by the State of the City address at 7pm, which attendees are encouraged to also attend.

Please RSVP so we can prepare the room accordingly. Doors open at 5pm.

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Great American Downtown is partnering with the Nashua Park & Recreation, Community Health, Nashua PAL, Gate City Community Gardens, and volunteers from the community to spend our Saturday showing our Nashua Pride and making our Downtown parks shine!

The community garden is a fenced in area beside the Nashua Heritage Rail Trail, which previously had been home to trash, pet waste, weeds and ugliness. The community garden features twelve separate, 4 by 8 foot, ADA compliant raised beds, each with a water spigot for easy watering. Around the outside of fence that encloses the garden are many raspberry plants for the public picking and a small children’s garden for local children to tend and harvest. Attached to the fence is a “free vegetable” bin, so gardeners can share their bumper crops with the community. The garden also has a Mutt Mitt station, so dog owners can clean up after their pets and garbage cans that the public can use. These two features have been important to helping keep the area much cleaner.

The 1st Annual Nu Muse Festival will be the first of a three-festival series designed to offer a wide variety of experiences over the course of 2017. This free-to-the-public event will take place in Downtown Nashua on Saturday, May 6, 2017 from Noon-10pm.

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The #NashuaStreetPianos project is the culmination of eight months of preparation, dreaming, enthusiasm, and expression, made possible with the support of the City of Nashua as well as many generous businesses and individuals.

As spring is about to give way to summer, there is a unique event that takes place in Downtown Nashua. This event is a fine pairing of retail establishments and restaurants, creating a one-of-a-kind experience: The Taste of Downtown Nashua. The Taste of Downtown is recognized as the first Taste event in New Hampshire. During this tasty event, visitors are able to get up-close-and-personal with the chefs from downtown’s award-winning restaurants and at the same time explore downtown shops.

Nashua’s Farmers Market has taken many forms over the years. This year the market has grown in numbers and diversity of products available, including the addition of new Farmers, CSA providers, bakers, brewers, wine makers, and local artisanal product makers, as well as local crafters, artists, nonprofits, and downtown businesses showcasing their products.

Join hosts Great American Downtown and Meri Goyette on Independence Day weekend for the third annual “Let Freedom Ring!” community picnic and patriotic sing along! Attendees will enjoy live music, a patriotic sing along with classics like The Battle Hymn of the Republic, You’re a Grand Old Flag, and Yankee Doodle, and a fantastic celebration of community and our nation’s independence. Some chairs, shade canopies, and a limited number of programs/song books are provided. It is recommended that folks bring a chair or blanket and a picnic basket! Stay tuned for information on 2017’s event!

Downtown Nashua’s first Merrimack Valley Battle of the Bands is free to the public, and set to take place in Railroad Square on Saturday, July 22, 2017 from 10am-6pm.

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We are excited about our brand new Downtown event, the Eat Local Fall Food Festival! This event celebrates local agriculture and culinary arts in the last week of September!

Stay tuned for details on the 2017 Eat Local Food Festival!

The New England Roots Festival will take place in Downtown Nashua, and is free and open to the public. Join Downtown Nashua’s third and final music festival of the season on September 30, 2017 from 12pm-10pm.

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This year we are continuing a new tradition for Downtown Nashua, with the 3rd Annual Downtown Scarecrow Competition! On display up and down Main Street in Nashua, NH will be over 30 scarecrows designed by many of our great Downtown businesses and organizations. During the fall season, you will decide which scarecrows will come out on top. When you “like” a photo of our favorite scarecrow, it will count for 1 point. Want to kick it up a notch, and really support vibrancy in Downtown Nashua? Take a selfie with your favorite scarecrow and post it in one of the following three ways to earn that scarecrow 5 POINTS! 1.) Post the scarecrow selfie in the comments section below its respective photo or to the Great American Downtown wall. 2.) Post your scarecrow selfie on Instagram with the hashtag #DowntownScarecrows 3.) Post your Scarecrow selfie on Twitter with the hashtag #DowntownScarecrows Remember, you must have your posts set to public to garner 5 points for your favorite in one of the above ways. The winners will be announced and the creators of the top three scarecrows receiving a trophy and bragging rights!

Stay tuned for the 2017 Downtown Scarecrow Competition information!

The play titled The Last Five Years  is coming to Downtown Nashua for the four nights of September 28-October 1, 2017. Stay tuned for details! Below is a description of the play from Music Theatre International.

Jason Robert Brown’s Drama Desk winner, The Last Five Years, has been translated into a handful of languages and was named one of TIME Magazine‘s ten best shows of 2001. A testament to the show’s longevity, and spurred by the show’s regional popularity, The Last Five Years enjoyed an Off-Broadway revival at Second Stage in 2013. A film adaptation was released in 2014, starring Anna Kendrick and Jeremy Jordan

An emotionally powerful and intimate musical about two New Yorkers in their twenties who fall in and out of love over the course of five years, the show’s unconventional structure consists of Cathy, the woman, telling her story backwards while Jamie, the man, tells his story chronologically; the two characters only meet once, at their wedding in the middle of the show.

Featuring a two-person cast, The Last Five Years is a great opportunity for actors with both range and stamina. This intimate musical is perfect for small theatre companies and black box venues.

This year will mark 23 years for Nashua’s Annual Winter Holiday Stroll. The event, taking place each year on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, started small, and through the years, it has steadily grown. It is recognized as the most significant community event in Southern New Hampshire.