Summer Nights on Saturday, August 23rd: Start making plans and sign up to help! (Updated)

The summer is quickly slipping away. One sure sign is that Southborough Summer Nights is only 8 days away!

The annual town celebration of summer’s end takes place Saturday, August 23rd. Organizers need lots of volunteers, so consider signing up for a shift.

I’ll post more information next week, but here’s a preview of what’s in store. I’ll start off with the basic schedule and follow with details. (Or you can click on the image below to open a pdf of their brochure.)

5:oo pm – Dusk: Kids’ attractions, Booths, and Food Vendors

6:00 – 8:00 pm: Music by Better Her Than Me

Dusk: Fireworks (sponsored by Brendan Properties and Capital Group Properties)
Good news: If you had an obstructed view last year, don’t worry. The fireworks will be back at the Neary Field as they had been in previous years.

Attractions – No Bubble Romp this year, but there is plenty of other fun on tap:

  • Pony Rides
  • Children Musician
  • Face Painting
  • Inflatable Slide
  • Moonwalks & Obstacle Course for Younger and Older Children
  • Photo Booth
  • Rolling Video Arcade
  • Wrecking Ball
  • Baseball Pitch
  • Basketball Shootout
  • Rock Climbing Wall & Football Toss
  • Test drive “robots”

Food Vendors: 

  • Pizza – Domino’s
  • Hot Dogs, Hamburgers, Fried Dough & Cotton Candy – Dean’sConcessions
  • Sandwiches – Quizno’s
  • Ice cream – The Creamery – Trombetta’s
  • Brownies – Yummy Mummy
  • Italian Ice – Boston Italian Ice

Booths exhibiting local businesses and organizations (many offer great freebies for the kids, so be sure to visit):

  • A Felting Frenzy
  • Middlesex Savings Bank
  • A Felting Frenzy
  • ARHS Robotics Team (tennis court)
  • Bluesky Well-Being
  • Fay School
  • Kassatly Novelties
  • Little V Designs
  • Meininger Family Chiropractic
  • Middlesex Savings Bank
  • New England Music Academy
  • Next Step Living
  • Relay for Life
  • Skyrise Children’s Theater
  • The Children’s Workshop
  • Thirty One Gifts

Music: Picnic on Neary field while enjoying music from returning Better Her Than Me. They describe themselves as:

one of Boston’s coolest, funnest, high-energy bands, playing great dance music from the 60s through the present. Top40, 80s rock, Motown, R&B, 70s funk, you name it!

Sponsors that are helping to make this event possible:

  • Brendon Properties-Fireworks
  • Capital Group Properties-Fireworks
  • St. Mary’s Credit Union-Band
  • Eagle Leasing
  • Fay School
  • Ken’s Foods, Inc.
  • Long Automotive Group
  • Marlboro Savings Bank
  • Middlesex Savings Bank
  • NECC
  • Phanuef Concrete Cutting
  • Senator Jamie Eldridge
  • Southborough House of Pizza
  • State Rep. Carolyn Dykema
  • The Boston Spine Group
  • Thrive
  • Tomasso Trattoria
  • Wee Care for Little People

* The previously popular Bubble Romp will no longer be available. So don’t bother with bathing suits and towels. This is due to the Fire Department and Recreation Department’s concerns about safety combined with equipment and manpower issues.

Updated (8/20/14 12:05 pm): I added test driving of robots to activities, based on announcement from T-Hawks FIRST Team 1100.

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