Featured image credit: Lowell Winterfest in Lowell, Massachusetts
On Friday-Saturday, February 22-23, the town of Lowell, Massachusetts, comes alive with street performers, food trucks, winter market, ice skating, street curling, old-fashioned carousel rides, and special illuminations spotlighting the town’s canals and City Hall.
Admission is free, except for these separate ticketed events:
- Thirteen local restaurants and organizations prepare special soups and chowders for Richard Rourke Memorial Soup Bowl Competition, noon-2:30 p.m. February 23, at the Masonic Center on Arcand Drive. Vote for your favorite creations. Tickets are $6 per person and available only at the door.
- The All You Can Eat Chocolate Festival is a treat for your palate and eyes. It’s on February 23, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., at St. Anne’s Episcopal Church, 8 Kirk Street. Tickets are $7 per person and available only at the door.
The skating rink returns to the JFK Arena for the second year in a row. It’s an artificial rink, so the ice doesn’t melt. Bring your own skates or rent a pair at the arena. Hours are 5-10 p.m. Friday and noon-10 p.m. Saturday.
For more information, visit the Lowell Winterfest website or call (978) 674-4260.
Lowell is 30 miles northwest of Boston.