WORCESTER – The work week is over, the school week has ended, and you have two glorious days of no responsibilities.
Maybe you want to binge-watch Netflix on the couch. Maybe you want to take advantage of the sunny weather. Maybe you are searching for a local concert. What you most certainly do not want to do is spend your two days searching for activities and events.
ThisWeekinWorcester.com is here to make the search easier for you.
Below you can find a list of events you should check out in Worcester this weekend. From festivals to workouts to food to free events, there is something for everybody this week:
Metafit MetaTHON Fitness and Wellness Festival
Are you looking to get moving this weekend? On Saturday, June 8, make your way to the Dolan Sport Center at Clark University for a day of high-intensity workouts, health and wellness vendor exhibits, demonstrations, conversations with coaches, and food. The day begins with a 30-minute high-intensity interval training (HIIT) workout and finishes off with the science behind HIIT workouts, health and wellness shopping, junior volleyball, music, and available trainers ready to answer your questions. Choose the 30-minute HIIT session that best fits your morning schedule and burn calories for 24 hours afterwards!
Whether you are just getting into fitness, wanting to get fit for the summer, training as an athlete, or hoping to take advantage of your day off, the Metafit MetaTHON promises a great workout and a fun Saturday. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 on the day of the event. You can find more information and purchase tickets here.
Worcester Wellness Fair
This weekend is all about health and wellness!
Head over to the Worcester Wellness Fair on Saturday, June 8 at 10 AM to check out over 20 local vendors promoting peer support and mental wellness. What is better than learning how to incorporate wellness strategies into your daily life? Learning the strategies for free! Anytime between 10 AM to 1 PM, check out the first ever Worcester Wellness Fair at the KIVA Center, 209 Shrewsbury Street – no ticket necessary.
Middle Eastern Festival
Join the Saint George Orthodox Cathedral this weekend for a celebration and taste of the Middle East! At the Middle Eastern Festival, June 7 to June 9, Friday through Sunday, you can enjoy vendors, food, dancing, music, live entertainment, and activities for kids and adults. The festival will take place on Friday from 4-10pm, Saturday from 12 PM to 10 PM and Sunday from 12 PM to 10 PM. No tickets are necessary and families are welcome.
Salisbury Singers Present D-Day Meets Broadway
Join the Salisbury Singers and the Burncoat High School Select Chorus QUADRIVIUM on Saturday, July 8 at 7:30 PM for a musical commemoration of the 75th anniversary of D-Day. The night will feature songs from popular Broadway musicals of the 1940’s as well as traditional patriotic and service songs that honor veterans.
Tickets are $25 for adults, $20 for seniors, $10 for students with ID, and free for veterans, active military members, and children under the age of 12. If you order the tickets here you can use the code “45th” to receive a 10% discount. Head over to the Tsotsis Family Academic Center Curtis Performance Hall at Assumption College for this patriotic performance – it is certainly not one to miss!
Pawsitively 4 Pink’s Summer Kick Off
Are you looking to eat food while making a difference? Head to this Pig Roast and beer event on Saturday, June 8 from 1 PM to 5 PM at Greater Good Imperial Co. on Millbrook St. Hosted by the nonprofit organization Pawsitively 4 Pink, all money made from the event will be used to support low-income, under-served local women in Worcester who have been diagnosed with breast cancer. There will be a raffle, food, and drink. Tickets are $30 and can be purchased here.
The EcoTarium offers amazing weekend opportunities for children and parents. This weekend, there is Animal Story Time, Otter Discovery, Secret of the Cardboard Rocket, Eco-Discoveries, Mysteries of the Unseen World, Flying Monsters, Passport to the Universe, and more. You can find more information here along with specific times for each event. These activities are offered year-round, so make sure to check-in often!
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