This Summer’s Top 4 Date Night Ideas

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Sometimes we’re coupled up and everything is going amazing. Your boyfriend or girlfriend is perfect for you, but there are only so many times you can eat pizza rolls on the couch every Saturday night. It’s cozy once in a while, but let’s not get predictable. 

While the summer heat is here and before it wanes away, why not spend some time exploring the Merrimack Valley with your significant other? Below are the top date night ideas for the summer.

Attend a Concert

Madeleine Peyroux

August 20 at 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm


Boarding House Park

40 French St.

Lowell, MA

This date night, cuddle up, and listen to the beguiling Madeleine Peyroux. Tickets start at $39.00, but the experience of hearing Madeleine’s enchanting rendition of La Envie Rose in person is priceless. 

Thirty years after her formative busking days, Peyroux is the proud curator of nine beguiling albums and is an accomplished performer with sell out worldwide tours under her belt. Madeleine’s thirst for creative exploration is unfading and her willingness to face creative challenges remains as solid now as it was three decades ago.

Is jazz not your thing, but you still want to take your boyfriend or girlfriend to a concert? Check out the Lowell Summer Series for other musical performances taking place throughout the summer. 

Sunday Brunch

Who doesn’t love a cozy Sunday, especially when it includes a delicious brunch? In the greater Merrimack Valley, there are a number of great places to visit, but here are two suggestions below for a lovey dovey Sunday brunch.

Fuse Bistro

Located: 45 Palmer Street

Lowell, MA 01852

On a beautiful (and cooler) summer morning, visit Fuse Bistro in Lowell. Spend some time outdoors and beneath a patio umbrella while trying some of the delicious brunch. The brunch menu changes each week so it’ll be a surprise whenever you arrive so bring your sense of adventure along. But don’t worry they are committed to offering you unique dishes and cocktails.


Located: 85 Chelmsford Street

Chelmsford, MA 01824

Moonstones in Chelmsford provides an upscale setting and the perfect brunch. With their Sparkling Sundays featuring a special prix fixe (a meal consisting of several courses served at a total fixed price) full of delicious brunch food and sparkling beverages, you and your love will be sure to have a wonderful, relaxing time. 

Watch a Movie (with a side of mini-golf)

Merrimack Valley Pavillion

Located: 2087 Main Street

Tewksbury, MA 01876

Head to Merrimack Valley Pavilion for a choose your own adventure type of date. With mini-golf, arcade games, laser tag, and even a drive-in movie theater – you both will have a ton of fun! 

Sure, you could watch a movie at home, but instead bask in a retro experience of the drive-in? The drive-in movies start at dusk and are free on Fridays and Saturdays. Make it a full day of fun and then catch a drive-in movie which starts at dusk. Also, they’re free on Fridays and Saturdays! For a full list of upcoming movies, check out the MVP eventbrite page

Cook Together

Mill No. 5

Location: 250 Jackson St. No. 401

Lowell, Mass. 01852

Another romantic idea is cooking together for a low key evening in. Pick a recipe or create a menu based on your favorite foods and then head over to the Farm Market to get all of your supplies – fresh and farm provided. 

Located in Mill No. 5 in Lowell, the Farm Market is open 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Sunday. Since they set the market up on the 5th floor of Mill No. 5, you never have to worry about bad weather getting in the way of your farm’s fresh veggies. 


Dating can be tough sometimes, but having a fun date night doesn’t have to be when you visit the Greater Merrimack Valley. 

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