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Worcester-Area Attractions


Festivals and Fairs

  • Taste of Shrewsbury Street is an annual event that features Shrewsbury Street’s famous “Restaurant Row,” which boasts more than 40 fabulous eateries serving up a globe-spanning array of delectable edibles.

  • Worcester Restaurant Week is a week when people can sample the food of some of the city’s best restaurants without breaking the bank. Twice a year the finest restaurants in the Worcester area lower their prices and offer a special Chef’s Menu. Diners can enjoy a three-course dinner at participating restaurants for only $23.12.

  • Art in the Park was founded to present public art to a broad community, to promote the works of artists, enhance outdoor spaces, enrich lives, and create visibility for the greater Worcester area. Art in the Park continues to be exhibited in Worcester’s historic Elm Park, where it attracts an ethnically and socio-economically diverse audience of 10,000 people.

  • stART on the Street is Central Massachusetts’ largest art, music, and performance festival. More than 200 artists and crafters sell their works at this festival and you’ll also find artists demonstrating their work. Many free art activities for children and families are planned, and a food court with varied food vendors, including vegan options, are also at the festival. The diverse array of performances happen right on the street, so festival-goers can become a part of the acts. The festival is free.

  • The Elm Park Concert Series happens every summer and features a variety of local musical talent such as The Red Riders, Worcester Jazz Orchestra, Ric Porter, The Sons of the Soil, and many more performers. The music is a mix of is a mix of Celtic, bluegrass, jazz, folk, and soul music. Fun for the whole family!

  • Bolton Fair. This year is the 130th Bolton Fair, known as “An Old Fashioned Agricultural Fair.” Many exhibits scatter the fairgrounds,including their famous cattle show. Food vendors and other performances also take place within the three days of the fair festivities. The fair is held in August. Great fun for the whole family!

  • Brimfield Show. Brimfield, Mass., boasts of being the antiques and collectibles capitol of the United States. The Brimfield Show represents the largest outdoor gathering antiques and collectibles dealers in the country, with tents showcasing the merchandise of thousands of dealers. Shows are featured three times a year in May, July and September.
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