In and Around Fitchburg, Massachusetts

This blog was created to discuss some of the positive aspects of living in Fitchburg, Massachusetts, that are often overlooked by outsiders and residents alike.

Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Brew Fest & Civic Days

This weekend marked the start of Fitchburg’s Civic Days, and the Nashua River Brewers Festival was a great way to kick things off. Despite some unseasonably dreary weather, there was excellent turn-out for the event. The live music and barbeque perfectly complemented the variety of regional beers to sample. Given the success of this year’s brew fest, I expect this is something that will become a welcome addition to Civic Days’ annual events.

Tomorrow brings my favorite Civic Days event, the downtown block party. Last year’s event was unbelievable, with thousands of people strolling up and down Main Street enjoying dozens of different performances, admiring classic cars, and eating lots of great food. The evening ended with fireworks, shot from Crocker Field but clearly visible from the City Hall area of Main Street.

Of course, in addition to the array of events organized by Fitchburg’s Civic Days committee, we’re fortunate to have this week’s celebrations coincide with the Longsjo Classic (here's my blog post from last year). Be sure to head downtown to catch some of the races and to enjoy the kiosks that will be set up, including a rock climbing wall (and, if I’m remembering correctly, the current issue of the Fitchburg Pride includes a flyer with a coupon for a free climb).

I hope everyone has a great Fourth of July!

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