In recent years held in June, Market Days has been pushed to late August

Usually landing on the first weekend following the local high school graduation, Market Days has marked the kickoff of the summer season in Concord. This year, though, the COVID-19 pandemic has upended lives and schedules. 

Market Days organizers decided this spring to make the switch from summer-starter to season-ender, moving the annual three-day event to the end of August. At press time, Intown Concord was still planning to hold the city’s premier celebration. But we recommend you check their website at to make sure schedules haven’t changed.

The schedule was still coming together in May, but based on past Market Days, visitors can expect local musicians and performers, a vibrant arts market, booths from areas vendors and institutions, and lots of food. And to wash it all down is the beer tent, where you can taste away, or just escape the scorching sun.

And just when you think you’ve had your fill of all Main Street has to offer, you can duck into either Eagle Square or Bicentennial Square to catch some more shade and listen to some local bands.