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Worcester : Entertainment

Music and Theater



DCU Center

Along with the historic Mechanics Hall and the Hanover Theatre, Worcester's DCU center is a major center for entertainment hosting events ranging from hockey games to rock concerts. 







Arts Worcester 

Arts Worcester exhibits and promotes local contemporary artists, free of charge to the public.


The Worcester Arts Council 

The Worcester Arts Council supports a variety of cultural happenings through its grant allocations each year. Their calendar provides a snapshot of the activity supported with funding from the Massachusetts Cultural Council. 




Catch a game of baseball in town.  the local Futures Collegiate Baseball League, The Bravehearts, thrills spectators all summer at the Hanover Insurance Park located on the campus of the College of the Holy Cross. 


Worcester Events


First Night Worcester

Always inventive, definitely the most fun you could have on New Year's Eve, First Night Worcester invites audiences of every age and interest to experience the biggest and best First Night ever! 

St. Patricks Day Parade

 Join Worcester for this community-wide celebration, which features floats, bands, color guards, clowns and boosters of Irish heritage. In true parade fashion, you'll get to see a host of local heros including firefighters, teamsters, children, beauty queens, elected officials and revelers. 


July 4th

The City of Worcester's annual Independence Day celebration takes place at East Park on Shrewsbury Street  with a spectacular evening of fun, patriotic music and fireworks. 


Cars of Summer

Green Hill Park, July. Four days of fun featuring antique cars and hot rods. Enjoy a live auto auction, hot air balloon rides, kid zone, live bands, and food. 

Columbus Day Parade 

The Worcester Columbus Day Parade was founded by Worcester's Italian American community but has grown into a multicultural celebration. 

Festival of Lights 

The City of Worcester's Annual Festival of Lights takes  place on the first Friday in  December  from 6 - 8 p.m. Festivities include several youth choral performances, the annual holiday tree lighting and opening of the public ice skating rink on the Worcester Common Oval