There’s so much to eat, play and discover at this year’s 29th
Annual Lowell Folk Festival
! This year’s festival features five stages of traditional music, authentic crafts demonstrations, ethnic foods, art and children’s activities.
The Festival is always the last full weekend in July. Come see the largest free folk festival in the country!
Lowell celebrates the 4th this year on Saturday, July 4th! Join us at LeLacheur Park, 450 Aiken Street - gates will open at 7PM, and the fireworks will be at approximately 9PM. There will be food and drink available to purchase at the park (no outside food or drink is allowed, sorry!) and there will be plenty to entertain you before the fireworks.
Visit our web page for more information, or to volunteer!
Join us as we kick off summer in style in downtown Lowell on Friday from 2-7PM and Saturday from 12-6PM. There will be art for sale, en plein air artists working, music, kids activities, non-profit informational tables, and more. Visit our web page for details, and we look forward to seeing you there!
Please join the City of Lowell during the month of May as we recognize and celebrate our hardworking small business community with four neighborhood-based business resource fairs. These one-stop business resource fairs will include many exhibitors that provide technical, financial, procurement, networking and other business-support services to help your small business grow!
To see when the business resource fairs are coming to your neighborhood please visit the City of Lowell Small Business Month website.
unprecedented snow fall and historic winter conditions this year greatly
impacted small businesses throughout the state.
Lowell’s business community was no exception. The City is planning a series of events this spring,
including “Lowell Week” to encourage residents to get outside,
enjoy the spring weather, and support local businesses.
To learn more information about Lowell Week and the fun activities planned please visit the website.
This Thursday, April 2nd, is the kickoff date for Downtown Lowell First Thursdays 2015! An amazing array of events has been put together for April, including paper flower making at the ALL Gallery; opening/artist receptions at the Ayer Lofts Gallery, Arts Research Collaborative, University Gallery and LTC; music at Zeitgeist and The Luna Theater; The Night Market at Mill No. 5; book signings at the Gates Block Studios and the Whistler House; the new park film at the Lowell National Historical Park Visitors Center; and more! There are also specials available from downtown businesses and restaurants. So grab a friend, see some art, have a bite at a local restaurant, and enjoy all that downtown Lowell has to offer you!
Check out the Winterfest 2015 group photo! Thanks to everyone who came out for this year's event.
Photo by Meghan Moore
"For twenty years, Lowell Women's Week has celebrated women in our community of Lowell, Massachusetts - from the women who have come before us to the women of today.
In conjunction with International Women’s Day, this year’s theme is Equality for Women is Progress for All. We encourage you to celebrate our 20th anniversary and join us for the week’s many free public events on this theme. Events take place at locations throughout the city and recognize women’s achievements, struggles, and extraordinary contributions to our community. Enjoy performing arts, historical explorations, community gatherings, skills workshops, lectures, and more."
Check out their event list for more information. And here is COOL's own
Suzzanne Cromwell at the 2013 Lowell Women's Week breakfast!
The papers have confirmed what our DPW already knew! Lowell is currently the second snowiest city in the country!
Much as we believe in Lowla's motto "don't hibernate, celebrate," we think you would have a hard time celebrating in the frigid temperatures predicted for this weekend. Coupled with the City's need to focus on safety by clearing roads and sidewalks of snow, we have made the decision to postpone WinterFest.
Please join us during the new dates, March 13-14, when we can celebrate WinterFest by saying bye-bye to winter!
For activities that will still be held, click here.