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The Insiders: Market Days mayhem

Concord’s annual downtown extravaganza, Market Days, is upon us! We probably don’t need to tell you to go down to Main Street and check this out; you’ll likely get swept up in the mobs descending upon the fun, free festivities. If you’re looking for a little guidance, check out this week’s Insider – we’ve got maps, schedules and previews of all the festivities. Since we’re all about steering you to the hottest activities in town, we’ll still provide you with a few highlights for today to point you in the right direction.

∎ Bring your own white clothing item to the State House lawn between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. and get into some tie-dying! Scarlet begonias to tuck into your curls not included.

∎ Get your Joey Chestnut on in Eagle Square in the hot dog eating contest. Junior competition is at 2 p.m., adult at 2:30 p.m.

∎ The Shardz rage the Bicentennial Square stage at 5 p.m.

∎ The Concord Arts Market runs all day at the north end of Main Street.

For more information, visit Whether you’re attending or not, keep in mind that Main Street will be closed from Loudon Road to Pleasant Street, so plan your travel accordingly.

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As far as non-Market Days activities go, there’s a pretty good one at Kimball-Jenkins tonight. The latest installment of “Colors and Cabernet” goes down tonight at 6:30. BYOB and kick back while learning how to paint in the style of Georgia O’Keefe. Space is limited, so register online ($40) at to guarantee your spot.

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