Destination Downtown Haverhill is planning events for dining, shopping and entertainment through October 1.

A series of public events this summer and fall promise to make downtown Haverhill the place to be in 2022.

Destination Downtown Haverhill promotes events and programs from June through October that organizers say “bring people together and showcase historic downtown Haverhill.” Activities include Haverhill ArtWalk, Farmers Market, CiderFEAST New England, Longest Table, Restaurant Week, Tasty Awards and River Ruckus.

The group is a community-led partnership of residents and non-profit organizations dedicated to the commerce and culture of historic downtown Haverhill. Its leader said the community expects a big series of events.

“I am thrilled to be part of this amazing community and to attend all of these wonderful Destination Downtown events this summer,” said Alex Eberhardt, President of the Greater Haverhill Chamber of Commerce. “I can’t wait to laugh, explore, create, eat and drink with you all!”

Here is a list of upcoming events.

Haverhill Art Walk is an outdoor and indoor event showcasing local businesses, forgotten alleyways and underutilized spaces with outdoor painting, exhibits, demonstrations and musical performances.

The walks take place on the second Saturday of the month between June and October, from 3pm to 6pm, throughout the cultural district of Haverhill Riverfront.

Haverhill Farmers Market returns for its 44th season, selling an expanded selection of farm-fresh fruits, herbs, eggs, vegetables, baked goods, hummus, local wine, honey, fresh breads, soaps handmade, dog treats, ice cream and more. This family market also includes cooking demonstrations, local music and activities for children.

It takes place on Saturdays, June 25 through October 29, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Herbert H. Goecke Jr. Memorial Parking Deck, Merrimack Street.

CiderFEAST New England, the second annual event, returns Thursday, June 23, from 5:30-8 p.m., to the riverfront of historic downtown Haverhill at Harbor Place. Attendees can sample hard cider from 12 of New England’s top cider makers. All inclusive, walk around food and drink tasting event. Tickets are available here.

The longest table in L’Arche Boston North, third edition, encourages guests to break bread with friends and neighbors under the stars. The evening includes live music, dancing and dinner served by some of Haverhill’s finest restaurants. It takes place on Thursday, August 18, from 6 to 9 p.m., at its new location, the Rep. Brian S. Dempsey Boardwalk, along the Merrimack River in downtown Haverhill.

Haverhill Restaurant Week celebrates the “Seven Tasty Days of Summer”, with its fifth annual Restaurant Week. It showcases the best of Haverhill restaurants with a week’s worth of deals and offers diners the opportunity to enjoy a full menu of selections ranging from the best slice of pizza to delicious prix fixe meals. Organizers say Haverhill has a little bit of everything – from cafes to bistros, trattorias to pubs – offering some of South Texas’ best barbecue, authentic Irish cuisine, wood-fired pizza and more. It runs from Friday August 19 to Thursday August 25.

Tasty rewards celebrates Haverhill restaurants and spotlights some of the city’s most revered restaurant professionals. It will take place on Thursday, August 25, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., in a location to be named.

Haverhill’s River Ruckus is an annual city-wide festival celebrating the natural resources and beauty of the Merrimack River. It attracts over 5,000 visitors and residents for a day of family-friendly activities including a classic car show, live music produced by 92.5 The River, children’s activities in the Kids Zone, restaurant food premises, an art exhibit, a craft show and fireworks on the Merrimack River! River Ruckus takes place Saturday, September 24, from noon to 8:30 p.m. at the Haverhill Riverfront Cultural District on Washington Street and Rep. Brian S. Dempsey Boardwalk.

David H. Henry