Hey, we all love Methuen. But sometimes you’ve gotta go beyond the border and experience life outside the city.
Here are some fun things to consider checking out:
*Hampton Beach fireworks: Wednesdays at 9:30pm, set off between B and C streets. Boomers also go off July 4 (Fourth of July), Sept. 3 (Labor Day Weekend special); Sept. 9 (Seafood Festival special) and Dec. 31 (New Year’s Eve special). Follow “Hampton Beach Official” on Facebook for changes due to weather.
*Field of Dreams Summer Concert Series: Thursdays from July 6 to Aug. 17 at the nonprofit park located at 48 Geremonty Drive, Salem, N.H. All concerts begin at 6:30pm and last 2 hours. Free. For the lineup, visit fieldofdreamsnh.org.
  *Bradford Common Outdoor Music Series: Friday nights, July 7-Aug. 11, 6-8:15pm. Bring blankets, lawn chairs and the kids. Sponsored by First Church of Christ.
  *Essex Art Center celebrating 30 years: The annual Fiesta En La Calle is set for July 15, 11am-4pm at 56 Island St., Lawrence. The block will be shut down, so soak up music, food trucks and art activities. There will also be an opening reception to the “Salon Show + Art Sale” which runs from July 15 to Sept. 9. Free and open to all.
  *Field of Dreams Family Fun Day: Aug. 26, 11am-4pm at the nonprofit park located at 48 Geremonty Drive, Salem, N.H. For a per-person entry fee, you can enjoy a Character Meet & Greet, petting farm, touch a truck, face painting, local vendors, obstacle courses, food trucks and more. Kids under 2 admitted free. Info: fieldofdreamsnh.org.
*100th anniversary of the Feast of the Three Saints: Sept. 1, 2 and 3 along Common Street in Lawrence. A century of faith, family and fun! Entertainment lineup (including Tony Pace) at threesaintsinc.org.
*51st annual Lebanese Mahrajan: Sept. 1-3 at St. Anthony Maronite Church, Lawrence. Homemade Lebanese food and pastries, hookah, raffles, arts and crafts, folkloric dance and belly dancing, free cooking and belly-dancing classes and more. Stanthonylawrence.org.
  *39th annual Bread & Roses Heritage Festival: A Lawrence Legacy – Shifting the Past to Shape the Future: Sept. 4, starting at 11:30am at Campagnone Common in Lawrence. A celebration of Lawrence’s history and diverse cultures through music, theater, dance and art, while commemorating the historic 1912 Bread and Roses labor strike.
*Hampton Beach Seafood Festival: Sept. 8-10, noon-9pm. Fifth-plus local food vendors, plus shopping and entertainment. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at seafoodfestivalNH.com.