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July 24
Lowell Folk Festival is this Weekend!


Don't miss the Lowell Folk Festival happening this weekend - July 25-27, 2014!​  Visit the website for a schedule of events, locations of the ethnic food vendors, and a map of the festival.  And check out their mobile site for getting your folk festival information easily while on-the-go.

Finally check out these other great events happening around Lowell during Folk Festival weekend.  Enjoy yourselves and have a great weekend!

July 22
Branch Street Fire Victims Relief Fund

Our entire city mourns the tragedy of the Branch Street fire, we hope you will support those impacted by this horrible event. 

You can make a donation to the Branch Street Fire Victims Relief Fund by visiting the their website​, visiting any of the Jeanne D'Arc Credit Union locations (listed on their website), or by sending a check to the Branch Street Fire Victims Relief Fund, care of Jeanne D'Arc Credit Union P.O. Box 1238 Lowell, MA 01853  

Every cent counts, we thank you for your support!

July 22
Street Closings/Changes for Lowell Folk Festival this Weekend

Please note the following street closings/changes for the Lowell Folk Festival happening this Friday-Sunday: (download a printable version of this list here)

John Street
Merrimack Street to Paige Streets               Fri. 4:00 PM to Sun. 9:00 PM
Lee Street
Reverse Direction                                       Fri. 4:00 PM to Sun. 9:00 PM
Shattuck Street
Merrimack Street to Market Street                Sat. 9:00 AM to 12:00 AM
                                                                     Sun. 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM
French Street
John Street to Kirk Street                             Fri. 6:00 AM to Sun. 9:00 PM
Kirk St. to Arcand Drive (East bound Lane)   Fri. 12:00 PM to Sun. 9:00 PM
Merrimack Street
Bridge Street to Dutton Streets                     Fri. 6:15 PM to Sun. 9:00 PM
Central Street
Market Street to Middle Street                      Friday 6:00 PM to 12:00 AM
                                                                     Sat. 9:00 AM to 12:00 AM
                                                                     Sun 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Paige Street
John Street to Kirk Street                            Sat. 9:00 AM to Sun. 9:00 PM
Market Street
Dutton Street to Palmer Street                    Sat. 9:00 Am to Sun. 12:00 AM
                                                                    Sun 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Market Street
Palmer St. to Central St. (Two Way Traffic)    Sat. 9:00 AM to Sun. 12:00 AM
                                                                      Sun. 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Arcand Drive
Merrimack St. to Father Morissette Blvd.         Sat. 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM
                                                                       Sun 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Middle Street
Central Street to Shattuck Street                   Fri. 6:00 PM to Sat 6:00 AM
                                                                      Sat. 9:00 AM to Sun. 6:00 AM
                                                                      Sun 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM

Palmer Street
Market Street to Merrimack Street                 Fri. 6:00 PM to Sat 6:00 AM
                                                                      Sat. 12:00 PM to Sun. 6:00 AM 
                                                                      Sun. 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Palmer Street (Two Way Traffic)
Market Street to Middle Street                      Sat. 7:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Worthen Street
Arcand Drive to Merrimack Street                  Friday 3:00 PM to Sunday 9:00 PM   
O’Connell Street
Market Street to Merrimack Street                 Friday 12:00PM to Sunday 9:00 PM
July 15
Two-Way Traffic is Coming to Downtown Lowell!
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For immediate questions or concerns please contact the City Transportation Engineer, Eric Eby at 978-674-1417 or

Click here to see a more detailed map of the two-way conversion.

July 08
Volunteers needed for Lowell Folk Festival July 25-27, 2014



Without volunteers like you, the festival would not happen.  Please volunteer, thank you!

June 23
Lowell Celebrates Independence Day!


The City of Lowell fireworks have been rescheduled
to Saturday, July 5th. 

Doors open 7 pm at LeLacheur
Fireworks start 9 pm
Join the city of Lowell in celebrating July 4th at LeLacheur Park! Gates open at 7PM and fireworks are at 9PM.
FREE parking will be available at the Ayotte Garage near the Tsongas Center.  Parking will also be available at the UMass Lowell stadium lot for $6.
For more information, visit our July 4th information page, or click on the fireworks image above.
April 23
The Great Race Comes to Lowell!


The Great Race
Vintage and Classic Car Showcase
Saturday, June 21, 2014

Classic Cars, Children's Area, Vendors Area, Cruisin' Merrimack Street, and more.  For details on this and other Summer Solstice Weekend Celebrations visit or click on the Great Race logo on the right of this page.

April 17
Celebrate Earth Day-- Eat Local!
Earth Day
February 28
Tickets Now On Sale for Lowell's St. Patrick's Day Breakfast!
The City of Lowell's Annual St. Patrick's Day Breakfast takes place Monday, March 17 at 7AM at the UMass Lowell Inn & Conference Center (50 Warren Street). Tickets are $350 per table or $35 per person.

Each year, all proceeds from the breakfast are donated to a local non-profit or charitable organization. Lasts year's generous support of sponsors and attendees helped generate over $9,000 in donations for the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Lowell.


In honor of Carol Duncan's 22 years as executive director, the Committee has chosen Girls Inc. of Greater Lowell as the recipient of this year's proceeds. Girls Inc. provides a safe home away from home where girls ages 5-18 can grow and flourish in a caring environment.  They offer a variety of activities and programs which give the girls exposure to experiences they would not otherwise have.  


The St. Patrick's Day Breakfast Committee hopes to ensure both the continuation of a great local tradition, and the advancement of one of Lowell’s finest youth enrichment programs. 


For questions on the event, please contact Chris Samaras at 978-674-1481 or email

>> CLICK HERE to view/print the St. Patrick's Day Breakfast ticket and sponsor form!
February 21
It Was a Great Weekend!
Thank you to everyone for coming out for WinterFest 2014!  And congratulations to all of our WinterFest Winners!
Microbrew Competition Winner:
1st Place:
Navigation Brewing Company IPA
2nd Place:
Navigation Brewing Company Brown
3rd Place:
Slumbrew Sol
St. Annes' Chocolate Competition:
Judges Choice:
Andi's Delectibles


People's Choice: 

Sweet Lydia's


Human Dog Sled Races:

1st,  Still Hungry

2nd, Upper Cut Landscaping


Human Dog Sled Races Costume Competition:

1st, All You Need is a Shove

2nd, Chariots of Pawtucketville

3rd, Pawtucketville School News Team


Banker's Cup:

Enterprise Bank


Educator's Cup:

Pawtucketville School News Team


North Bowl Soup Competition: 

People's Choice:

1st, Circle Health

2nd, UMass Lowell Dining, South Campus

3rd, Eggroll Cafe


Culinary Award:

Circle Health


Susan Leggatt Volunteer Award:

Chris Dick

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