Summer Events Downtown
2nd Saturdays All Summer Long
Join us downtown for 2nd Saturdays all summer long! Each month businesses will host activities, pop-up markets and sales! Follow us on Facebook or Instagram for updates. Each month a map will be published online!
WORK_SPACE Open House
Gallery Exhibit, Live Art & Gallery Shop
2nd Saturdays 10am to 2pm
Live Music at WORK_SPACE
Local musicians organized by Imagine Main Street
2nd Saturdays 10am to 2pm
Additional events are hosted each month! See you downtown!
The Off Main Experience: Thursdays in JulyThe Off-Main Experience launched last year, is returning again to Purnell Place on Thursdays throughout July from 5:00PM-8:00PM (July 7, July 14, July 21, July 28). Off-Main Experience is a collaboration between two of Connecticut’s placemaking experts, RiseUP for Arts and Blue Haus Group along with the Downtown Manchester Special Service District.
Through the generous support of local Realtor, Greg Conway of Coldwell Banker, Town of Manchester, and Key Bank, Off-Main will again activate Purnell Place as a pedestrian friendly, open market with live music, permanent and temporary art installations, local small business vendors, and fun activities. This year’s vendors will include newcomers Barnard Home Crafters and Carnista Art as well as favorites from last year including Brown Butter Creations and Crafted to a T.
If you are a vendor, musician, or artist and would like to participate in the Experience, please email [email protected].
Beller's Concert Series in the Park
Each year the Beller's Concert Series brings musical entertainment to Downtown Manchester. Join us on Thursday evenings, beginning July 14th, at 6:00 PM each week.
Bring your whole family to this concert for inspiration, and enjoy an evening of fine orchestral music. Bring your lawn chairs and picnic dinner or take out from one of our fabulous Downtown restaurants. Sponsored by Beller’s Music and Downtown Arts and Culture. There is no rain date. For info: 860 649-2036
July 14, Manchester Symphony Orchestra & Chorale
Jul 21, Beatle Al's Magical History Tour
July 28, New City Road
August 4, Silk City Strays
August 11 The Night Shakers
Special One-Day Events
Theatre in the Park, Friday, July 22nd
CAST children's theatre performs "Seussical, Jr."
Mini-Workshop for ages 5-18 to follow the performance!
Manchester Comic & Toy Convention, July 24th
in the Army & Navy Club, 10am to 3pm
Cruisin' on Main, Sunday, August 7th
Cruisin' on Main is one of the longest running and largest classic car shows in New England! Join us downtown to view classic cars - and so much more! It is fun for the whole family!