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Experience the Vibrant Spirit of Andover: Summer Highlights

As the vibrant blooms of spring give way to the warm embrace of summer, Andover, Massachusetts, comes alive with a plethora of exciting events and festivals that promise unforgettable experiences for travelers seeking to immerse themselves in the local culture. Nestled in the heart of this charming New England town, the Andover Inn serves as the perfect home base for exploring all that the area has to offer. From charming community celebrations to lively music festivals, here are some highlights of the seasonal events and festivals you can experience while staying at the Andover Inn this summer:

Andover Youth Center Summer Concert Series on the Common: Get ready to groove to the rhythm of summer at the Andover Youth Center’s Summer Concert Series. Held on Sunday evenings from July 7th to August 8th at 6:00 PM, these free outdoor concerts feature talented musicians from diverse genres, ranging from rock and blues to jazz and R&B.  Enjoy the beats by artists like 12 Barz Band, Joe Leary’s Acoustic Night Out, White Street Band, and more.  Bring a blanket, pack a picnic, and enjoy an evening of live music under the stars with family and friends.

Andover Farmers’ Market: Experience the vibrant flavors of Andover’s local produce and artisanal goods at the Andover Farmers’ Market. Held every Saturday morning from June 15th – October 12th, this bustling market offers a wide array of fresh fruits, vegetables, baked goods, and specialty products sourced directly from regional farmers and producers. Visitors can also expect to enjoy live music while shopping.  It’s the perfect opportunity to support local businesses while savoring the seasonal bounty of New England.

3rd Annual New England Classic Summer Car Show: An extraordinary family-friendly day awaits at the 3rd Annual New England Summer Classic Car Show in downtown Andover on Sunday, July 14 from 1 PM- 5 PM. Free for all spectators, be prepared to be amazed by hundreds of classic cars and trucks, including antique models, hot rods, customs, cycles, and the famous Ford F100s and F150s.  Enjoy a Beer & Cider Garden, kid’s activities, a photo booth, and a special presentation on concept cars. Witness the trophy awards for Best of Show and more! Plus, take part in 50/50 and prize raffles supporting the History Center’s initiatives for community events, school programs, and historic preservation.

Fantasticus! Baroque String Music: Experience the captivating “Fantasticus!” Baroque string music performance on Wednesday, July 10th by the incredible Guts Baroque. Enjoy an evening of whimsical and diverse instrumental music from the 17th-century courts of Germany and Austria, performed by Sylvia Schwartz on violin, Rebecca Shaw on viola da gamba, and Andrus Madsen on harpsichord. This concert is part of the SoHIP Summer Concert Series, a cherished tradition that highlights innovative projects by talented New England musicians.

Andover Day: Ring in the end of summer with a full day of live music and celebration.  Each year, the Andover community comes together for a full day of live music, entertainment, and over 200 community booths.  This year’s celebration is set to take place on Saturday, September 21st from 10 AM – 4PM.  From local food vendors and craft booths to live performances and family-friendly activities, Andover Day offers a delightful showcase of the town’s rich culture and heritage.

These are just a few highlights of the vibrant events and festivals that await visitors in Andover during the summer months. Whether you’re a history buff, an art lover, or simply looking to soak up the summer atmosphere, there’s something for everyone to enjoy in this charming New England town. With luxurious accommodations, exceptional dining, and a prime location near all the summer festivities, The Andover Inn is the ideal home base for your Andover adventure. Book your stay today and experience the best of New England hospitality!



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