Wellness on the Walkways: Millpower Power Walk @ Lowell National Historical Park
Jun 2 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Join us for a brisk 3 mile round-trip walk throughout downtown Lowell. Meet at the Visitor Center (246 Market Street) and walk, stroll, saunter, or stride at your own pace along the trail.

During the walk we will explore the canals of Lowell. Learn more about Lowell’s engineering prominence and connect with the people who worked in these factories.

We encourage everyone to wear comfortable walking shoes and dress for the weather. Please bring plenty of water and snacks.

During this hike, earn your very own Wellness on the Walkways collectible button! Return for future Wellness on the Walkways programs and collect the complete series.

Free parking is available at 304 Dutton Street.

“In the Acre” Festival & Resource Fair @ North Common Amphitheater
Jun 8 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Live art demonstrations, artistic spoken word and dance performances, public displays of art on the steps of the amphitheater, games, arts & crafts,
a variety of food from diverse local restaurants!

Decoding LGBTQ+ History in Lowell @ Lowell National Historical Park
Jun 16 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

This is a special two part program taking place on Sunday, June 16.

Our 3 PM walk will focus on some figures from the 1800s, and how we can understand LGBTQ+ history of Lowell in this era. This walk will end with some time to explore our Mill Girls and Immigrants Exhibit (40 French St). Walk begins at the Visitor Center, 246 Market St., Lowell, MA.

Our 6 PM program will explore local LGBTQ+ in the twentieth century. We will discuss the nightlife of the 1950s and 1960s and more recent history in Lowell. This talk will also address the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall raid and riot of 1969. Held at the Visitor Center, 246 Market St.

Both are free & open to all. www.nps.gov/lowell

Youth BBQueer @ The Center for Hope and Healing Inc.
Jun 28 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

This year for Youth Pride we’ll be hosting a BBQ and our event name is Youth BBQueer:
A Block Party where we’ll have snow cones, music, tie-dye, and food to celebrate together and in community! Feel free to bring friends and family to celebrate with you and us as we commemorate the 50th anniversary of Stonewall by thriving together!

Community Discussion: Colombian Immigrant Experience in Lowell @ Lowell National Historical Park
Jun 30 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Join Professor Robert Forrant and Ranger Sebastian Cardona for a tour and conversation on Colombian immigration in the Mogan Cultural Center (40 French Street). Though many migrants and immigrants came to Lowell to find work, some were specifically recruited. Cardona will share his insights and research on the settlement and evolution of the Colombian community in Lowell. Free and open to all.

This talk is made possible with funds from Mass Humanities.

Free parking is located at 304 Dutton Street, a 10 minute walk from the museum. On Sundays street parking is also free in metered spaces.

Dance 4 Peace XXIV @ Lowell Memorial Auditorium
Aug 9 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Dance 4 Peace is an annual community event that raises awareness and promotes violence prevention while highlighting youth as assets in the community. The event is a powerful collaborative project in Lowell, MA spearheaded by the Lowell Community Health Center’s Teen BLOCK and the Youth Violence Prevention Coalition that showcases the creative talents of youth in a violence prevention context.

All proceeds benefit Lowell Community Health Center Teen BLOCK programs. Each year we award a deserving young person with the Quoc Bao Le Memorial Scholarship. Your donation and support for this event has helped serve over thousands of young people since 1995.

Southeast Asian Water Festival @ Pawtucket Blvd
Aug 17 @ 8:00 am – 8:00 pm

The Lowell Southeast Asian Water Festival, Inc. is dedicated to the preservation, protection and sharing of cultural heritages of the Southeast Asian Americans in the Greater Lowell area of Massachusetts.

Every third Saturday in August, more than 60,000 people from around the country and the world come to Lowell to celebrate water as it is celebrated in Southeast Asia. They come for the blessings, food, crafts, performances and (of course) the races.

CMAA Community Barbecue @ CMAA
Aug 22 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

This is a community barbecue event where people can come to have fun-filled time time free food, activities, and to learn more about what CMAA has to offer.

5th Annual Family Festival @ Shedd Park
Aug 25 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Every summer The Center for Hope and Healing, Inc. transforms Shedd Park into our own amusement park with games, water activities, live music, food, and raffles.

New this year!!! A wellness fair! Festival vendors will be unified by a common theme of wellness and we will host community fitness classes throughout the day.

Follow the social media buzz for the event with #CHHFamFest19

Ticket Pricing:

General Admission: $5 per person, same price for children and adults*
Family Ticket: $25 for your whole family!**
Group Tickets: Discounts are available for large groups, summer camps, and others. If you have a group of 10 or more, register with a group ticket and we’ll reach out to you!
All pre-sale tickets come with a bottle of cold water, it can be hot in August!

*Children under two years of age enter free

**The family ticket provides savings for families of 6 or more people

Check back for the community fitness schedule!

All event proceeds support survivors of sexual violence and their loved ones in our community.

Buzz 4 Safety @ Shedd Park and Pavillion
Sep 8 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The Buzz For Safety Festival will aim to increase awareness on gender-based violence and how it is connected to toxic masculinity by providing performances from local artists and carrying discussion while folks receive a hair cut with local barbers from Billy’s Barbershop.

Music, performances, and hair cuts!