Summer Nights: Save the date for live music, food trucks and fireworks

Above: Not all of the typical fun will be offered at this year’s summer nights. But the public can still look forward to an evening concert, plenty of food vendors, and the return of fireworks.

Southborough has announced that Summer Nights will be held on Saturday, August 28th. However, don’t come expecting the typical end-of-summer festival.

For the second summer, Southborough won’t be able to offer the event’s traditional free kids activities (pony rides, inflatables, face painting, etc.).*

But you can look forward to the return of the big fireworks display for the first time since 2018. (In 2019, the festival wrapped up before sunset due to a EEE threat that summer.)

Railroad House Band from their websiteAlso included in the free fun this summer is the traditional concert on the outdoor stage. This year’s act is Railroad House Band:

a six piece band featuring lush 2, 3, and 4 part vocal harmony and playing a diverse blend of Americana music, from straight ahead Bluegrass to Western Swing, and beyond!

Don’t look for the typical vendor tables with giveaways. But, in keeping with tradition, there will be plenty of food trucks/stands. This year you can look forward to vendors that include:

  • Summer Nights Flyer 2021Rancho Cantina
  • TheDogFather Truck
  • Potato Potato
  • Shabby Gourmet
  • No Coast Kitchen
  • Trolley Dogs
  • Grub Guru
  • Shishkaberrys
  • Trombettas Ice Cream
  • Uhlmann’s Ice Cream
  • Yummy Mummy Bakery

Parking will open at 5:00 pm that evening. According to the band’s website, they’ll be performing from 6:00 – 8:30 pm. Fireworks will be after dusk.

*Recreation explained that the activities were scaled back this summer were “due to COVID delay/concerns and budgeting”. Last year’s event was cancelled due to the pandemic.

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