Summer Nights tonight! (Sat 8/27)

by beth on August 27, 2016

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Above: The popular free pony rides are just one of the things that keep families coming back to Southborough’s annual end of summer festival (Photo by Susan Fitzgerald)

In case you missed it, or forgot, Southborough’s end of summer celebration is tonight, Saturday, August 27. (Yes, I know that I said I’d post the parking details on Friday. . . but I got wrapped up with family affairs and forgot!)

summer-nights-map

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Click on the image right for the event map with parking info. For detailed parking and drop off information, click here.

Now here’s a reminder of the fun in store:

The festival begins at 5:00 pm and ends with the pyrotechnics after dark.

For music, they are bringing back a popular past act, the Infractions. I’m told they’re even bigger and better this year.

Free fun for kids includes “games galore” Balloon twisters, and these returning favorites:

  • Pony rides
  • Face Painters
  • Rock Climbing Wall
  • Inflatable Moon Bounces
  • 65’ Inflatable Obstacle Course
  • Video Arcade on Wheels
  • ARHS Robotics Team Demonstrations
  • Photo Booth
  • Basketball Shootout

Free fun doesn’t mean leave your wallet at home. After all, what’s a festival without food?

This year, Julianne’s Catering joins the fray, slinging wood-fired oven pizza. There will also be a Mexican Food truck, Trombetta’s Creamery, Dean’s Concessions Food Truck, Domino’s Pizza and Yummy Mummy Brownies.

If you enjoy checking out the vendor booths (often with free giveaways to draw you in), you’ll see The Children’s Workshop, New England Music Academy, Meininger Family Chiropractor, Middlesex Savings Bank, Fay School, Tick-Ease, Cub Scout Pack 1 Southborough, Renewal by Andersen, and Pennant CrossFit.

Southborough Recreation asked me to thank the event sponsors, especially the big ones: Capital Group, S and L Therapy, Brenden Properties, Ken’s Foods, St. Mary’s Credit Union and Friends of Southborough Recreation.

1 resident August 30, 2016 at 12:50 PM

The band was horrible this year. I know this is all free but we should be able to get somebody who is better than these guys were. Also, we had a huge influx of people from out of town and this year was much busier than others. Perhaps we charge out of towners by the car load. The fireworks were incredible! Thank you to Southborough Rec and the Friends of Rec for putting this all together, which I am sure is no easy feat.

2 Resident2 September 1, 2016 at 2:19 PM

I was at Summer Nights and I thought the band was nice. This was a community event and the band entertained us with upbeat sounds appropriate for all ages. My family walked down to the field at around 7 and we didn’t notice a crowding problem. It was a great celebration and I’m proud that people from surrounding areas know that Southborough is a great town that knows how to organize a fun, safe and welcoming event. Thank you, Southborough Rec Department. I’m looking forward to your next community event.

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