Merrimack Valley Memorial Day Celebrations

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Celebrate the un-official start of summer with local happenings this weekend in the Merrimack Valley.

Lawrence Busker Festival • All Weekend Long • Lawrence

Showcasing the world of street performers, this free festival runs Friday, May 25th through Sunday, May 27th. Simply walk down Massachusetts Street and have some fun people watching as the performers put on an unforgettable show. 

Coco Ray’s Grand Opening • Friday, May 25th • 197 Parker Street • Lawrence

Sample savory fare from this taqueria borinquen. The menu features tacos, burritos and quesadillas, new Caribbean dishes, vegetarian and vegan fare. Plus, they will be serving real fruit smoothies, with no sugar added. Open on Friday, noon through 9PM, starting regular hours on Saturday. 

The Sam Jeans Mystery Tour • Friday, May 25th • Lawrence

Calling history and mystery fans of all ages! Drop by the Watkins Museum of History at 5PM to test out mystery-solving techniques pioneered by Lawrence’s brilliant Marshal Sam Jeans over a century ago.

Final Fridays • Friday, May 25th • Lawrence

On the last Friday of every month, local galleries, restaurants, bars and coffee shops open in pursuit of art and music. Click here to get details, all events and even a downloadable venue map. 

A Little Bazaar Marketplace at Mill No. 5 • Saturday, May 26th • Lowell

Shop the area’s best vendors offering their handmade goods, peculiar finds and vintage commodities—it’s all on the 4th floor from noon-4pm. Click here for details.

2018 National Park Canal Boat Tours • Starting Saturday • Lowell

Cruise the 19th century canals by boat and ride a trolley through the historic downtown. Canal boat tours begin for the 2018 season this weekend at the Lowell National Historical Park Visitor Center. For a complete guide, click here. 

The Farm Market • Sunday • Lowell

Fresh, local food in a friendly and vibrant social environment at the center of the Lowell community.  Every Sunday between 11am and 3pm, you will find the hallways of Mill No. 5 filled with local vendors selling farm-fresh fruits and vegetables, artisanal breads and pastries, locally grown meat and eggs, handmade craft goods, and much more.