Worcester’s Festival-full Fall gets into full swing

 

  The Worcester Cultural Coalition and the City of Worcester are proud to present a Fall full of festivals… starting with the Latin American Festival this weekend and running straight through the entire month of September. Dubbed ‘Fall Fest 2007’, the promotion includes a month-long collaboration of free, family-oriented events celebrating Worcester’s rich cultural and ethnic diversity.

 “There are so many exciting events,” Worcester’s Cultural Development Officer Erin Williams said. “Worcester is abuzz with creative activity this fall. We invite the entire community to join with us in celebrating our City’s cultural traditions past, present and future. There’s no better time to discover all that Worcester has to offer. With diverse ethnic celebrations, scrumptious food, terrific music, arts, entertainment - at Worcester Fall Fest there truly is something for everyone. ” 

Come, celebrate a festival-full fall with the Worcester Cultural Coalition!

 Fall Fest highlights:

 Latin American Festival

Saturday, August 18 & Sunday, August 19, 12 Noon to 9 PM, Worcester Common
Centros Las Americas celebrates its 30th anniversary with its annual two day festival jam packed with great food, music, arts & crafts, and dance. Free admission.

Canalfest

Saturday, September 8, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Harding and Winter Streets
Celebrate the legacy of the Blackstone Canal with a classic street festival in the historic canal district! Enjoy food, music, dance, arts vendors, street performers, children’s activities, horse-drawn tours of the neighborhood, and kayak rides on a water-filled replica of the canal. Free admission.

3rd Annual African Cultural Festival

September 15, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., 33 Canterbury Street

Cool beats and great eats will be the order of the day at the 3rd Annual African Cultural Festival. Canterbury Street will come alive with the sites and sounds of Africa – including dance performances, drumming demonstrations, food arts and crafts, children’s activities and much more. Free admission.

stART on the Street

Sunday, September 16, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Park Avenue from Pleasant to Elm Street
Central Massachusetts’ largest one day street festival celebrating arts and culture returns to Park Avenue with expanded hours! Hundreds of artisans from throughout New England will display and sell their handmade goods, live bands will perform on two stages, while street performers entertain the masses. Enjoy a new food court area, enhanced children’s art activities, face painting and more. Free admission.

Beyond the larger festivals highlighted above, you also won’t want to miss: the Worcester Windows Community Gallery Program will celebrate its fall exhibit with an opening reception on September 6th; Higgins Armory Museum’s Annual Festival of Ale on September 15th; historic Mechanics Hall will celebrate its 150th anniversary with a gala community celebration on Sunday, September 23rd; Music Alive welcomes internationally acclaimed jazz vocalist Tessa Souter on September 28th; the Worcester Historical Museum will honor Worcester-native Lt. Governor Timothy Murray at its 2nd Annual Harvey Ball on October 12th; and Music Worcester opens its 148th season on October 17th with a performance by the dynamic Boston Philharmonic Orchestra.

A detailed listing of these events and many other activities is available at www.worcestermass.org/culture.

 

 

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