June 25, 2022 Gardner MA Events

Gardner MA June 25, 2022

Gardner Square Two says June 25, 2022 in Gardner MA will be so much fun for the whole family

Gardner Square Two encourages residents and visitors to Shop! Eat! And Play! and advises ”Downtown merchants and restaurants will be offering specials.  Local organizations and vendors will be displaying their merchandise and conducting demonstrations.   Meet Superheroes and Princesses.  Participate in the games, sidewalk art, and other fun activities.   Join the Mayor at the big ribbon cutting and celebrate Gardner’s 237th birthday celebration at Pleasant Plaza.  So much fun for the whole family!” Printable flyer

Gardner MA Readies for Biggest Day in Decades on Saturday June 25, 2022

Jumpto: Kids Safety Day at Elks —- Downtown Gardner Events —- Gardner Museum Craft FairMonument Park Concert —- Lithuanian Club Concert —– Fireworks Display

An Exciting Day Is Coming!

With exciting outdoor dining opportunities in Downtown Gardner MA, fantastic Sidewalk Sales by Downtown Retail Stores, offerings by service providers, and superb food from Downtown Gardner restaurants, it is sure to be a hugely popular event. 

It’s all capped off by Fireworks at Kendall Pond that evening and a choice of two great music shows:

Gardner is a great place to Live, Work, Play,and Visit.   Make it a date, June 25, 2022 Downtown Gardner MA. Happy 237th Birthday, Gardner Massachusetts!

Kids Safety Day – Gardner Elks Lodge #1426

31 Park Street, Gardner MA 11am to 12:30pm. FREE Hot dogs, ice cream, chips, and water. Door prizes will be given away. Fire Safety and Bicycle Safety — Free Bicycle Helmets while supplies last —Police Officers and live K9 demonstration – Firefighters —- Elks Drug Awareness Trailer featuring Elroy the Elk and Daren the Lion. Printable flyer pdf

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Downtown Gardner 10am to 4pm

Join your friends and family for a day of fun-filled activities, shopping, and eating great food! Shop downtown businesses and visiting vendors. Eat at local restaurants and visiting food trucks! Play kids games including hula hoop, giant Jenga, and cornhole. Hold reptiles. Watch the witches’ dance and Cheer team tumble. Get Free birthday cupcakes. Use the Selfie Stations including the giant Love sign. Enjoy Raffles, Music, Scavenger Hunts, and so much more! Complete Schedule from Gardner Square Two, CLICK HERE

Gardner Square Two Happy 237th Birthday, Gardner

Main, Central, and Parker Streets

Enjoy Downtown Shops, Stores, Businesses, and Restaurants. Shop at various Street Vendors.

The Gardner Recreation Department and the Chair City Church are sponsoring various activities at Orpheum Park on Parker Street to include: Games, Super Heroes, Princesses, the Selfie Station, And Sidewalk Art.

Gardner Square Two is sponsoring a Where’s the Chair Scavenger Hunt

The Gardner Police Department is sponsoring a Dunk Tank, Impaired Driving Demonstration, and Selfie Station on Parker Street from 10 to 3

The Gardner Fire Department will have the ladder truck on Parker Street.

Reptile Shows of New England will be located at Orpheum Park on Parker Street from 10 to 2 (sponsored by Boucher Funeral Home, Witches Wardrobe, and Competitive Edge Marketing & Design.)

Don’t miss from 10-11am: Meet K-9 Rocky and his handler from the Gardner Police Department!

Don’t miss at 11am: The Wolfshager Hexenbrut Witch Dance Group of Central Massachusetts Performance —- Worldwide viral sensation! Feel free to join us in dancing to German Reggae music! —-at intersection of Central, Main, and W. Lynde Streets, sponsored by Witches Wardrobe

Don’t miss at Noon: Pleasant Plaza Ribbon Cutting and Happy Birthday Gardner Celebration featuring Super Natural All Stars Cheerleaders Performance — Free Cupcakes, sponsored by Parker House of Pizza —-Go Gardner Tea, sponsored by Knight’s Nutrition —-Yoga with Denise Cerrati – Join In! No Mats Please sponsored by VIBE Studio

Don’t miss from 1-2pm: Hoola Hoop Party at the Witches Wardrobe on Central Street

Don’t miss at 3pm: Super Natural All Stars Cheerleaders Performance

11–4 Frosty Flyer Ice Cream Truck, at Pleasant Plaza, sponsored by Fidelity Bank (while supplies last)

11–3 Pottery Throwing Demonstration, Studio 4 Potters, W. Lynde Street

Event organizers advise that the schedule is subject to change.

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Gardner Museum Craft Fair

The Gardner Museum at 28 Pearl Street, Gardner will be holding a Craft Fair from 10am to 4pm on Saturday June 25, 2022 with a rain date of Sunday 6-26-22.   There will be crafters/vendors, raffles, and a food truck in the Museum parking lot.

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Boothill Express, playing at Monument Park on Saturday June 25, 2022

Monument Park Concert

A performance by the Country band “Boothill Express” takes place at Monument Park at 6pm with FREE ADMISSION “Whiskey Johnson Concert” sponsored by the Lithuanian Outing Association (NO COVER CHARGE). Whiskey Johnson plays a variety of music from the 1970’s to present. Boothill Express website, CLICK HERE —— Whiskey Johnson on Facebook

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Fireworks Gardner MA
Fireworks to be held June 25, 2022 in Gardner MA at PACC

Fireworks at Dusk – at P.A.C.C.

The City of Gardner, along with the Kendall Pond Betterment Assoc., the Lithuanian Outing Assoc., & the Polish American Citizens Club are pleased to announce a fireworks display planned for June 25, 2022 at dusk. This display is in observance of Independence Day and Gardner’s 237th Birthday (June 27, 1785) and will take place at the Polish American Citizens Club. ADMISSION IS FREE. Food Trucks will be on hand.

It all starts at 1pm at the PACC with live music, food trucks, basket raffles (drawing around 7:30pm), and various vendors. A family-friendly event.

Donations can be made by mailing a check payable to KPBA at Kendall Pond Betterment Association, 61 Kendall Pond East, Gardner, MA 01440.

Fireworks Kendall Pond Gardner Ma
Fireworks Kendall Pond Gardner MA to be held on June 25, 2022

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Whiskey Johnson doubleshot June 25, 2022

An Evening of Music

The Lithuanian Outing Association, 23 Airport Road, Gardner MA Presents the Whiskey Johnson Concert from 7pm to 11pm.

Lithuanian Outing Association

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Retail Shopping in Downtown Gardner and the entire Chair City

Popular John’s Sport Shop with nearly 60 years in business. Anne Leblanc says John’s will have “racks of licensed goods, running shoes, and various shirts including the Grateful Dead.”  There will be various racks and tables.  Save up to 25 to 50% off. Website

With nearly 200 5 star reviews on Google, Last Minute Gifts and Flowers has a popular variety of gifts, and of course, beautiful plants and flowers. Website

The Gardner Thrift Store has favorable reviews including this one from Rachael, “This is a very good thrift store. With many options for collectors. They have anywhere from clothes, household items, furniture and collectibles. Highly recommend”

O’Neil’s Bicycle Shop is a long-time Downtown Gardner business with plenty of wheels for those desiring a great bike to pedal around town or around the neighborhood. Jordan says this about them, “Very kind, polite, and knowledgeable! Good service for any bike related work you need.”

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Shopping Elsewhere in the Chair City on Saturday June 25, 2022

Other stores in Gardner having a draw for shoppers this Saturday include:

Ocean State Job Lot will be open from 8am to 8pm and feature plenty of air conditioners, beach chairs and towels, patio furniture, and shock for pools.  Shoppers are also welcome to sign up for insider exclusive deals.

Staples is open Saturday from 10am to 7pm and will be having a FREE PC Tuneup event featuring a free scan.  Total $30 value FREE.  Just need a computer with windows 7 or later.

Big Lots will be open Saturday from 9am to 9pm and is featuring a 4th of July flyer.  Get copy online.   A paper copy is available in store.

Walmart  is open Saturday 6am to 11pm and will still be doing grocery deliveries on Saturday.

Dollar Tree  will be open Saturday from 8am to 10pm and has a flyer you can see online.

Tractor Supply will be open Saturday from 8am to 9pm.   Dog wash open until about 8pm.  It’s $9.99 shampoo, conditioner,  and towels are provided.

Family Dollar  is open Saturday from 8am to 10pm.

So shop Downtown Gardner MA, eat at one of over 30 Restaurants (see below), and then do some more shopping. Scroll down for more activities.

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Kerri the Wonder Dog at Anthony’s Liquor Mart, Gardner MA

Chance to see Keri The Wonder Dog in Gardner MA

Keri the Wonder Dog will be at Anthony’s Liquor Mart on Saturday June 25, 2022 from 1pm to 6pm. Anthony’s also will be featuring displays of some of the world’s most noted and appreciated wines and spirits. If you would like to see an $1,800 bottle of Pappy Van Winkle Rye, Anthony’s will have one on display. The store states, “We have the largest selection of Microbrews, Seltzers, Hard Teas, and Hard Cider of any store from Leominster to Springfield. And, Anthony’s is a lucky lottery location, having a $1.5 million dollar ticket last year.

Restaurants in Downtown Gardner and The Chair City

The Chair City of Gardner has an abundance of almost 3 dozen restaurants to welcome you on any day including Saturday , June 25, 2022. We have a previous article on Gardner MA Restaurants, including reviews. CLICK HERE.

Blue Moon Diner Gardner MA
The Famous Blue Moon Diner in Gardner MA

Recreation in the Chair City of Gardner MA

Monument Park

Gardner Massachusetts offers some great places to enjoy the Great Outdoors featuring hiking trails, scenic picnic areas and more. Here’s a link to the Parks, Open Space, and Trails map with complete information. — – Gardner offers playgrounds and recreation sites and even a map to all of them. CLICK HERE.

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Park on Parker Street, Gardner
Park on Parker Street, Gardner MA

Recap of Gardner MA June 25, 2022 Public Events

Small Business Saturday in Downtown Gardner MA from 10am to 4pm with terrific sales, demonstrations, performances, giveaways, games and activities. FREE Birthday cupcakes! Complete schedule from Gardner Square Two, CLICK HERE.

Gardner is celebrating its 237th birthday on June 25, 2022. A centennial celebration is planned for 2023 when Gardner will celebrate 100 years as a City.

Formal Grand Opening of Pleasant Plaza – It’s open now for outdoor dining with an official ribbon cutting on Saturday June 25th. Enjoy food from local restaurants or visiting food trucks!

Pleasant Plaza Gardner MA with Lights On.
Pleasant Plaza with the Lights On
WGAW Live Remote Broadcast
AM 1340 – 98.1 FM – Live Online

Man on the Street with Steve Wendell

The popular host of Gardner’s hit radio show, Hotline Radio, Steve Wendell, will be in Downtown Gardner starting sometime mid-morning and continuing through mid-afternoon. Steve will be stopping by various booths, talking to people, and letting listeners know about the fun going on. WGAW is heard 24/7 on AM 1340, 98.1FM, and live online at this link to Listen Live.

WGAW
WGAW Hotline Radio Host Steve Wendell
Kids Safety Day Gardner Elks

Kids Safety Day at the Gardner Elks Lodge from 11am to 12:30pm featuring FREE Hot dogs, ice cream, chips and water. With door prizes, FREE bicycle helmets and various demonstrations including a live K9 demonstration. Printable flyer pdf click here.

The Downtown Dunk Tank will be set up by the Gardner PD on Parker Street from noon to 3pm. Proceeds benefit the Gardner CAC Food Pantry. Here’s the line-up of dunkees: 12:00 – Von Smith, 12:30 – Mayor Michael Nicholson, 1:00 – Officer Willis, 1:30- Lt. Maroni, 2:00 – John Lawrence, 2:30pm – Lt. Maroni. Come and support the Gardner CAC and DUNK your favorite!

Gardner Museum

Gardner Museum Craft Fair from 10am to 4pm. Craft vendors, raffles, refreshments,and a food truck in the museum parking lot. FREE ADMISSION. The Gift Shop will also be open. Website

Boothill Express

Monument Park Concert at 6pm – A FREE performance by the Country band “Boothill Express” will grace the stage at Monument Park. Boothill Express Website.Complete Monument Park 2022 Schedule, CLICK HERE

Whiskey Johnson Concert at Lithuanian Club from 7pm to 11pm. NO COVER CHARGE.

Whiskey Johnson on Facebook

Fireworks Kendall Pond

Fireworks at Kendall Pond -The Fireworks at dusk is in observance of Independence Day and Gardner’s 237th birthday and will take place at the Polish American Citizens Club. FREE ADMISSION.

With exciting outdoor dining opportunities in Downtown Gardner MA, fantastic Sidewalk Sales by Downtown Retail Stores, offerings by service providers, and superb food from Downtown Gardner restaurants, it is sure to be a hugely popular event. Gardner is a great place to Live, Work, Play,and Visit.   Make it a date, June 25, 2022 Downtown Gardner MA. Happy 237th Birthday, Gardner Massachusetts!

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