Attractions and Entertainment
Canobie Lake Park
85 North Policy Street
Salem, NH 03079
Canobie Lake NH Hotel Family Fun Package
With over 85 rides, games, shows and attractions, Canobie Lake Park is New England's premier entertainment facility. Founded in 1902, Canobie Lake Park in Salem, NH has always been famous for its flower gardens, promenades and genteel attractions. Today, this state-of-the-art amusement park features rides including roller coasters, the Log Flume water ride, the Timber Splash water coaster, a hand-painted antique carousel, authentic steam train, giant skywheel, the Starblaster, DaVinci's Dream Flying Swing ride, and the newest addition the Castaway Island water play complex, the largest complex of its kind in New England.
Tsongas Center at UMass Lowell
300 Martin Luther King Jr. Way
Lowell, MA 01852
Lowell's state-of-the-art venue for quality entertainment. A convenient drive from Boston, Worcester, and Manchester, NH, the center brings excitement to the more than one million residents of the scenic Merrimack Valley. The Tsongas Center's 'open concourse' makes this Lowell facility a great place to see a concert, sporting event or family show. The Tsongas Center's mid-size seating capacity lends itself to great sight lines from just about every seat in the house!
Lowell Memorial Auditorium
50 E Merrimack St
Lowell, MA 01852
The Lowell Memorial Auditorium plays a starring role in the region's cultural and entertainment scene. Bill Cosby, The Irish Tenors, Tom Jones, Melissa Etheridge, Bruce Springsteen and internationally acclaimed musicals, such as Cats and Fosse, have played to sold-out audiences here. It is also the site where boxing greats Rocky Marciano and Marvelous Marvin Hagler won their first Golden Gloves championships.
Grand architecture and a magnificent setting along the Concord River create a striking first impression. Elaborate renovations have also made the Lowell Memorial Auditorium convenient, flexible and completely modern.
With seating for up to 3,000, perfect acoustics and excellent sight lines, the auditorium provides an inviting setting for events of all types and sizes. Audiences from discerning theatre-goers to die-hard wrestling fans return again and again to concerts, conventions, expositions, Broadway shows and sporting events. The Lowell Memorial Auditorium is the venue of choice in the Merrimack Valley
Rockingham Park Mall
99 Rockingham Park Blvd
Salem, NH 03079
Salem NH Hotel – Tax Free Shopping Spree
People come from all over to shop within New Hampshire's borders, because in New Hampshire there is no sales tax – no special tax-free days, no caps on spending and no refunds required, just a 365 days a year, 7 days a week, 24 hours a day sales-tax-free zone. In Salem NH Rockingham Park Mall you can shop tax-free in William-Sonoma, The Gap, Victoria Secret, Yankee Candle, J. Crew, Olympia Sports, and in the rest of the 140 specialty shops.
Methuen Loop Mall
90 Pleasant Valley St # 104
Methuen, MA 01844
More nearby shopping featuring Loews Theater, as well as restaurants Not your Average Joes, Friday's, Buggaboo Creek and Quiznos Subs.
Festival of Trees (Fall)
13 Branch St
Methuen, MA 01844
The Festival of Trees, an annual event, was begun to fund the restoration of the Tenney Gatehouse. It is a magical event held annually by the Methuen Festival of Trees, Inc., to celebrate the spirit of the holiday season. The Festival is dedicated to the richness and history of our community by developing partnerships with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, the City of Methuen, the Methuen Historic District Commission, the Methuen Historical Society, and the people and organizations of Methuen. The proceeds from the Festival of Trees provide funding to preserve our heritage and the monuments that make Methuen so unique.
Visitors are invited to attend the Festival and view the 200+ trees donated by individuals, businesses, organizations, and school groups from Methuen and several Merrimack Valley communities.
Bread & Roses Festival (Labor Day Weekend)
Labor Day, September 1, 2008 marked the 24th annual Bread and Roses Festival! Which celebrates Lawrence's labor history and ethnic diversity, and particularly the historic, heroic events of 1912, the Bread and Roses Strike. There is a variety of music and dance, poetry and drama, ethnic food, historical demonstrations, and walking and trolley tours, all on or starting from Lawrence's Common.
Feaster Five Road Race (in November)
* 4-time Boston Marathon winner Bill Rodgers will be running again.
* All participants will be receiving a colorful, long-sleeve TECHNICAL t-shirt!
* Our race beneficiary once again is the Merrimack Valley Hospice
Semana Hispana (Summer)
A three day celebration of Lawrence's Latino heritage. Enjoy daily events including musical performances and activities on the common. 2nd weekend in June, held at Lawrence's Campagnone Park
Academies / Universities
Phillips Academy Andover
180 Main Street
Andover, Massachusetts 01810
978 749 4000
315 Turnpike St
North Andover, MA 01845
J. Everett Collins Center for the Performing Arts
100 Shawsheen Rd.
Andover, MA 01810