Downtown Nashua



Fall means it’s time for our local businesses, nonprofits and schools to compete in Great American Downtown’s annual Downtown Scarecrow Competition! We’ll soon have the 2021 photos up for you to vote on! Check out last year’s entries by clicking the 2020 Winners box, to the right!


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Discover why the city of Nashua is a great place to Stay, Work, Play!

Our friends at has created a terrific and comprehensive guide showcasing many of the reasons Nashua is a great city! Their Regional Insider's Guide to Greater Nashua is chock-full of tips, facts and suggestions to entice you to make your life right here in the Gate City! Their guide presents an incredible 400+ wonderful [...]

Nashua Regional Planning Commission seeks input for economic recovery plan

The Nashua Regional Planning Commission is developing an economic recovery plan to address the impacts of COVID-19 on the region’s economy. NRPC has received a grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration (EDA) to undertake a comprehensive economic development recovery plan for the 13-community greater Nashua region. The plan will address the [...]

City Arts Nashua’s 17th annual ArtWeek seeks participants

City Arts Nashua, in collaboration with Access Nashua Community Television, has announced a call for artists, writers and performers to register and participate in the 17th annual ArtWalk ArtWeek, happening Oct. 16–23 this year. Last year during the pandemic, City Arts Nashua transformed its annual ArtWalk into ArtWeek, a virtual celebration, and is continuing to [...]

Welcoming Week activities Sept. 12–18 invite exploration of Nashua’s rich heritage

Nashua is a Welcoming City! Join us in celebrating the diversity of our community during Welcoming Week, Sept. 12–18. There will be a festive kick-off celebration Sunday at Greeley Park, and several events showcasing our neighbors and their heritages at the Nashua Public Library. Welcoming Week Kick-off Celebration 3–6 pm Sunday, Sept. 12 Greeley Park [...]

Holman Stadium rocks with Gate City Music Fest, with headliner Cracker

After the challenges and cancellations of the past year, we are excited to let you know that the annual Gate City Brewfest has “pivoted” its event into a live concert featuring three popular bands. The freshly monikered Gate City Music Fest will be held rain or shine beginning at 3 pm Friday, Aug. 27, at [...]

Trust the Science: Cool treats and STEM feats at Sub Zero Nitrogen Ice Cream

Shown are Mark and Rita McCabe, owners of Sub Zero Nitrogen Ice Cream at 83 Main Street in Downtown Nashua. What do sharks and ice cream have in common? I’ll give you a second to ponder that one. Give up? Ask Rita and Mark McCabe. They’re the owners of Sub Zero Nitrogen Ice Cream, which [...]

Boston Billiards charitable gaming week for Great American Downtown

Have fun, help a nonprofit, with charitable gaming! August 2–8, 2021 at Boston Billiards, 55 Northeastern Blvd., Nashua Want to have some fun and help a local nonprofit? Boston Billiards will hold a weeklong fundraiser, Aug. 2–8, for Nashua nonprofit Great American Downtown. Stop by and enjoy poker, pool, sports betting and more – plus [...]

Downtown Nashua Summer Events!

Great American Downtown is happy to announce several events coming up in the months ahead. Let’s get out and enjoy the beautiful weather and get together again! JUNE 20: NASHUA FARMERS MARKET OPENS Beginning on Father’s Day, join us from 10 am–2 pm every Sunday at City Hall Plaza, 229 Main Street. Free parking at [...]

Getting into the swing of things: Established Nashua business serves change-up pitch with new endeavor Walter Bat Company

For more than 70 years, Nashua has been home to W.H. Bagshaw Company, a family-run manufacturing business that dates back to an 1870 origin in nearby mill town Lowell, Mass. The oldest pin makers in America, W.H. Bagshaw also manufactures high precision, Swiss-style CNC turned parts. It’s unlikely that 150 years ago, founder Walter H. [...]

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Whether you’re seeking fine dining, eclectic shopping, a vibrant arts scene, historic architecture, fun-filled events or just a place to relax and watch the world go by, make your destination Downtown Nashua.