8 Great Ways to Spend the Rest of Your Summer in Worcester

by | Aug 16, 2019 | Entertainment, Events, Headlines

This is it, people – we’re in the home stretch of summer, the last two weeks, before everyone returns to work and school and ugh, life.

The end of the season looms large, and it can be tough to parse the good events from the bad ones as you map out the last days of your vacation.

But have no fear! ThisWeekinWorcester.com is here for you, no matter the end-of-summer occasion you’re planning for.


Old Sturbridge Village

You’re in luck with this one, folks. Have a weekday off work? Take advantage of it! Any full-paying adult ($28) can bring three children on this spectacular trip back in time for no cost at all. This “living museum” provides an out-of-this-world learning experience for your children and their friends by recreating rural New England life from the 1790s through 1830s. 

Neighborhood Nature at Elm Park

Aug. 21 (1-4 PM), Aug 23 (10 AM – 1 PM)This program – facilitated by the Mass Audubon Society, among other donors – is free to the public and provides twice-weekly fun and games with a focus on ecology. It’s available to families with children of all ages that want to know more about the plants and animals surrounding them!

City Field Day

Aug. 23 (4 PM – 8 PM), Worcester Common OvalThis free-of-charge, city-sponsored event has everything from a zipline to a balloon artist, PLUS food trucks. Who could really ask for more? The event is free to the public, and food trucks will be at the ready with their trademark menu items available for purchase.


Worcester Water Lantern Festival

Aug. 17 (5 – 9 PM), Elm ParkTake advantage of the 10% off date-night special and get yourself over to Elm Park, ASAP, because this event is un-missable. You and your S.O. will see the beauty of hundreds of lanterns reflected in the pond, and this – with the lanterns, swag, and undeniable romanticism – will prove a night to remember for you both.

Brian Glowacki at WooHaHa! Comedy Club

Aug. 23 – 24, WooHaHa! Comedy ClubSee Brian Glowacki [photo above],Nantucket native, at the WooHaha! Comedy Club this August. He’s sure to have you both on your knees laughing as you begin (or continue!) to explore Worcester’s burgeoning comedy scene together.

Ty Herndon

Aug, 30 (8 – 11 PM), Beer Garden PavillionCheck out the Grammy-nominated Ty Herndon on August 30 at the Beer Garden Pavillion! This wide-selling artist is sure to satisfy you and your guest as you enjoy food and drink from one of Worcester’s latest and greatest culinary endeavors. Tickets range from $25 – $30.



Aug. 21, Ralph’s DinerGrab some friends and get behind the mic yourselves with Karaoke! at Ralph’s Diner! What better way to spend an evening than with food and beer, up on stage with some really fun music? Belt out your favorites all night long!

In Good Nature – Album Release Show

Aug. 30, The PalladiumFeel all of the feelings with the emo/hardcore sound of In Good Nature at one of Worcester’s most iconic venues, The Palladium. Be one of the first to hear All Alone in the Dark, as well as the music of Cavalier, Bicycle Inn, Northern Life, and Ghost Fame.


Lead photo: Brian Glowacki/Twitter

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