7 Things to do in Lowell This Spring


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It’s time to come out of hibernation and check out all the local happenings! There are so many ways to spend a spring day in the Merrimack Valley, but we’ve rounded up the top activities in Lowell right here.

And the best part is that all activities, events and restaurants are within walking distance of the Thorndike Exchange’s Experience Center! We are centrally located in downtown, right on Shattuck Street, so why not stop by and get a glimpse inside Lowell’s most anticipated live-work-play development.

Always Happening—Warp & Weft.Looking for live music? Make your way over to Warp & Weft. They have a different band booked every Friday and Saturday night now through the summer—and if you want to step into the spotlight, take the stage during their Thursday Open Mic nights! Plus, they have great food and delicious drinks!

April 14—Hands On History Workshop. Experience history by doing it with the Lowell National Historical Park and the Tsongas Industrial History Center. Bring the whole family down to the Boott Cotton Mills for this FREE event. Drop in any time 1PM—4PM and use the educational workshop spaces to discover the Industrial Revolution and its legacies. And be sure to check out other workshops on the second Saturday of every month for the rest of the school year.

April 28—2nd Annual Points of Light Lantern Festival. Celebrate the food, music and traditions of Lowell’s diverse cultures. Participants personalize water lanterns that will be released onto the Western Canal, creating hundreds of floating points of light. This event is currently looking for volunteers, so why not check it out!

May 3-5—Doors Open Lowell. Get an insiders’ look into many of Lowell's magnificent historic buildings. Now in its 17th year, this FREE event is the community's signature preservation, architecture, and design showcase that’s open for all to enjoy, so grab your camera and head on over.

May 12—Friday Nights (Food Truck Night Market!) Every second Friday of the month starting in May and running through October, Made in Lowell creates a foodie's paradise! Enjoy some of the area’s finest Food Trucks, live music, artisan vendors, community games and a mini Craft Beer Garden. And be sure to check out the non-profit fundraising they are doing too!

June 1-2—Greek Festival. Enjoy a weekend filled with Greek culture, food, music and fun for all ages at the Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church. Tour the oldest Byzantine-style Church in the U.S. and check out the oldest Greek-American school in America while enjoying activities for the kids and even enter to win great prizes!

June 14—Lowell Summer Music Series Starts. Tickets are on sale now for this summer-ling music series with David Crosby & Friends kicking it off on June 14th! These outdoors shows are fun for the whole family, enjoy drinks and snacks with some amazing musical acts. Check out the whole calendar events right here!