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 Colorful Lights 

A walking tour of 63 multi-century homes along historic North & South Union Street.

Colorful Lights Historic Concord Walking Tour | Downtown Concord
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Colorful Lights Historic Concord Walking Tour | Downtown Concord

What it is

To celebrate Downtown Concord’s cultural history and origins, the CLWT illuminates fifty-nine homes, twenty along North Union and thirty-six along South Union, each with their own colorful light display.

Each participating home will display a yard sign with a QR Code for folks to access the digital tour guide. Within the guide are new and historic photos, architectual details and even some history on each home on the tour. Printed guides are also available within local business like Press & Porter (closes at 7), Cabo Winery, MacTabby Cat Cafe, Union Street Market and Budget Blinds.

Colorful Lights Historic Concord Walking Tour

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  1. Concord’s most colorful of all its community events

The Meaning

Downtown Concord has a rich history as the birthplace of the original gold rush and a booming hub for the textile industry of the south. The area is littered with historic mills that once buzzed with fabric production. Downtown itself preserves buildings that were built in the late 19th century and early 20th century and is the center of Concord’s origins.

Downtown Concord is home to three centuries of homes located in the historic district of North and South Union Streets. These homes have dazzling histories and are being preserved by dedicated homeowners that share a passion for historic homes.

By celebrating this history, we pay homage to the folks that built our town and learn from its trials and tribulations. We bring to light the importance of historical preservation and share the stories of the past of the structures that still stand today. We also connect with our community in an organic way to water the roots that sprouted our growing city.

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Colorful Lights Historic Concord Walking Tour | Downtown Concord
Colorful Lights Historic Concord Walking Tour | Downtown Concord

Digital Tour Guide

Google Map Tour Guide

Please Visit these Downtown Sponsors

Mac Tabby Cat Cafe

Cafe lounge serving beer. Separate cat lounge area.

Open Friday & Saturday until 9p

Press & Porter

Coffee, beer and snacks available within a cozy lunge space.

Open until 9pm every Friday & Saturday evenings during September!

The Basement Arcade

Classic arcade and bar.

Open Friday & Saturday until 11p

Press & Porter

Craft beer and lounge.

Open Friday & Saturday until 12a

Southern Strain Brewery

Local brewery and taproom.

Open Friday & Saturday until 11p

Red Hill Brewery

Local brewery and taproom.

Open Friday & Saturday until 10p

Colorful Lights Historic Concord Walking Tour | Downtown Concord
Colorful Lights Historic Concord Walking Tour | Downtown Concord
Colorful Lights Historic Concord Walking Tour | Downtown Concord

North Union Street

Colorful Lights Historic Concord Walking Tour | Downtown Concord
Colorful Lights Historic Concord Walking Tour | Downtown Concord
Colorful Lights Historic Concord Walking Tour | Downtown Concord
Colorful Lights Historic Concord Walking Tour | Downtown Concord
Colorful Lights Historic Concord Walking Tour | Downtown Concord
Colorful Lights Historic Concord Walking Tour | Downtown Concord
Colorful Lights Historic Concord Walking Tour | Downtown Concord
Colorful Lights Historic Concord Walking Tour | Downtown Concord
Colorful Lights Historic Concord Walking Tour | Downtown Concord

South Union Street

Colorful Lights Historic Concord Walking Tour | Downtown Concord
Colorful Lights Historic Concord Walking Tour | Downtown Concord
Colorful Lights Historic Concord Walking Tour | Downtown Concord
Colorful Lights Historic Concord Walking Tour | Downtown Concord
Colorful Lights Historic Concord Walking Tour | Downtown Concord
Colorful Lights Historic Concord Walking Tour | Downtown Concord