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Peterborough First Friday

Every month, Downtown Peterborough will celebrate First Friday.  This month: First Friday in Downtown Peterborough is on November 4, from 5PM - 7PM and later.


Downtown Peterborough,

And Support the Local Businesses, 

Peterborough NH ——  “Hard to believe but the HOLIDAYS ARE JUST AROUND THE CORNER……...”  the merchants of  Downtown Peterborough are opening up their doors late to welcome you!  Stroll around and discover the unique shops, restaurants and galleries all within easy walking distance.  Each location has something special …  From books to cigars to jewelry, and delicious pastries, chocolates, to original art, WE HAVE IT ALL.  Even a gift for that “four legged” member of the family!  Partake of all that the area has to offer and then finish off the evening with dinner at one of the many restaurants in Downtown Peterborough.  Book an outdoor table and dine alfresco.  Do not worry, heaters will keep you warm!  There are even Igloos.  Thinking take out?  Lots of options available for you to take home.

  Come out and support Local Artists, Local Businesses and Local Restaurants.  

  Ample free parking, handicap access.

Here are some of the merchants that invite you to join them:

NEW LOCATION  The Apothecary, Depot Square, Owner Gloria invites you to visit her beautiful new store with so much to experience. Special First Friday offer of a complimentary gift with a $20 purchase or more

Ava Marie's Chocolates and Ice Cream, Grove Street, Chocolate & Caramel apples, Pumpkin ice cream and Caramel Acorns are BACK! —— perfect on any day to enjoy!  


Inside the Toadstool Bookshop, 6pm to 7pm


Featuring Chaz Beaulieu on flute, Eric Blackmer on guitar, and Dave Duhon on cello. Gap Mountain's repertoire is an eclectic mix of music from a wide range of traditions and genres- Celtic, Classical, American Folk, Jazz standards as well as original music. Come browse to the tunes at this free event.

NEW LOCATION  Greater Keene & Peterborough Chamber, 45 Main St. (Suites 105/6)  Meander through the new offices where you will find a selection of flyers, new conference room and reception area. 

Check out the Art Show Opening with works by Joe Caracappa.  The show is featuring Joe's large oil paintings and he will be on hand to answer questions about his work. Light refreshments will be served.

Dogs on Depot, Depot Square, 

Check out the large selection of items for people to spoil their pets!

Gary Shepard Art, Grove Street

Gary has located his art studio and exhibit gallery to downtown (located next to Grove & Main)! Check out all the talent that makes Gary one of our local “treasures”.

Stop in, watch Gary paint and enjoy conversation.

Granite Block Art and Antiques, Main Street, Featuring Antiques, Contemporary Art Jewelry and much more! 

 Easy to find a gift for yourself or the special someone in your life!

Joseph’s Coat, Grove Street, Come and see the new layout of the store!  

Anything orange is 20% off.  Refreshments will be served. 

Shopper’s paradise with quality handcrafted items and their stories!  The mission is think small and local in a global way……..while supporting craftspeople directly.  Everyone in your family will enjoy exploring the shop.  .

Knitty Gritty Yarn ShopDepot Square — Join Laura for “Sip & Stitch"

Beautiful locally made yarn with so many colors, you will have a hard time just choosing one!

NEW LOCATION —— Voss Farm Road, The Gallery at MAXT, featuring Member Artists, and tours of MAXT.  The show is highlighting the work of 12 individuals in the region that are just starting their art careers.

The Artists included in the show are students, individuals pursuing art for the first time, or those finding a new beginning in their artistic journey.



Peterborough Art Academy & Supplies, Depot Square, 

Find all you will need to create you next master piece

 Art supplies, —— One stop shopping for Art!

Peterborough Town Library, Concord Street,  The Peterborough Town Library will be holding a Drop-In Lantern Making workshop from 5-7pm. The lanterns will be simple painting with watercolor on vellum, but adults will still need to help small children. Lanterns are being made for the Lantern Parade on December 3rd!

Steele’s Stationers, Main Street —— Gifts, Stationary, Office Supplies, Seasonal Decor and Fine Cigars. You will enjoy exploring the Best Selection of Cigars in the Region!  Steele’s always has what you need and more . . 

Toadstool Bookshop, Depot Square, Celebrating 50th Anniversary!  Meander and enjoy the Live Music of Gap Mountain Trio from 6pm to 7pm.  Free and open to the public.

 Independent book store with tons of awesome books! 


Tria Yoga, Grove Street, Try out Tria Yoga's *new* Friday 5:30pm class: an all levels Flow with Julianna!

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Tribal Rugs by Hand, Depot Square

Introducing a new series of handmade reversible wool Kilims in beautiful colors.

Also offering professional cleaning and repair services, specializing in orientals.

Food & Drink In and Around The Square

After visiting the merchants, Enjoy a Bite!

Cooper's Hill Public House, School Street 

Open for Lunch, Dinner, Dine In or Take Out from noon to 10pm

Harlow’s Pub, Grove Street

Post & Beam Brewing, Grove Street

Thai Cafe, Grove Street

Twelve Pine, School Street, Depot Square

Vital Provisions, Main Street,

Waterhouse Restaurant and Bar, Depot Square

Ample free parking. For more information

Have questions about the event or how to get involved in future programs?

Please contact Pelagia Vincent,

Ample free parking. For more information contact Pelagia Vincent at

Come and support these area artists, local businesses and local restaurants.  Enjoy ample free parking and easy walking distance to most everything.  Everyone is welcome to enjoy the First Friday festivities.

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