The Concord Lions Summer Solstice Wine & Beer Festival will return in 2018. The location for this year’s event is still to be determined, but we are planning to hold it on Thursday, June 21, 2018, 6:00 to 9:00 pm at the Thoreau Center, 275 Forest Ridge Road in Concord, MA. More information is coming soon!
Our first Summer Solstice Wine & Beer Festival was held on the beautiful new patio at Care One at Concord on a perfect summer evening, Thursday, June 22, 2017.
Guests enjoyed a wide variety of light appetizers and snacks while sampling tastes of a fine selection of wines and spirits. There was even a table of delicious samples from local chocolatier Goodnow Farms Chocolates. And those that wanted heartier fare could purchase hot-off-the-grill burgers, fries and more from the Boston Burger food truck parked just outside the patio area.
The event featured six tables of wines, two tables of craft beers, and summery mixed drinks at the built-in bar area. Attendees could place orders, with a 15% discount on orders of six bottles or more; and an additional 5% of the purchase value was donated to the Concord Lions Club charities fund.
A silent auction was also available, with prize packages including gift certificates to many local restaurants and shops, Thoreau Club membership packages, fine artworks, Red Sox tickets, and, of course, collections of wines! All proceeds from the auction again will benefit Concord Lions Club charities. Thank you to all who donated prizes and to all who bid. Congratulations to the winners!
Thank you to everyone who attended. It was a wonderful evening that will benefit the worthy causes of the Concord Lions Clubs. We hope you had as much fun as we did and hope to see you again next year!
Lions Sandra Weakland and Joe Saia, president of West Concord Wine & Spirits and their teams did an amazing job planning and running the event. Thank you, Sandra and Joe!
Thank You to Our Partners
And Thank You to Our Key Sponsors
Cheryl Ann Stakutis, Realtor
Vintages Adventures in Wine
Achieve Physical Therapy
The Kenneth D. Anderson Company, Inc.
Concord Foot & Ankle Center