All the Things You Need to Do this Weekend in Worcester

by | Mar 6, 2020 | Entertainment, Events, Headlines

Get ready for daylight savings time this weekend!

This Sunday — March 8 — we set the clocks ahead. We may lose an hour in the day, but you can still fit in the same amount of excitement! 

With more sunlight scheduled for the day, spend more time out of your house and in the city. 


This Saturday will surely be lucky at Worcester’s Irish Festival!

Worcester’s 37th Annual Irish Festival is sponsored by the Ancient Order of Hibernian & Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians, Division 36, and will be hosted at the Saint Spyridon Greek Orthodox Church from 12 PM to 9 PM. 

You’ll do an Irish jig for a full day of Irish music, dancing, food, and drinks! The festivities begin with an opening ceremony and ends with a U2 tribute band. Stay all day for vendors, raffles, and beer and wine stands. 


Join in for arts and crafts at the Building Blocks Play Center!

Get the children up early this Sunday to decorate a t-shirt with their favorite cartoon character. 

From 10 AM to 11 AM, children will have the opportunity to decorate t-shirts with Mickey Mouse. This event is free with general admission, but a spot must be reserved to have the supplies available. 


Learn about Worcester’s local Civil War history! 

This Saturday commemorates the 135th Anniversary of the death of Sergeant Thomas Plunkett at Hope Cemetery. Sergeant Plunkett was a civil war soldier who lived in both West Boylston and Worcester. He put himself in jeopardy to keep the nation’s flag waving.

 Learn his heroic story and honor his life this Saturday! 


You don’t need a golden ticket this weekend to see Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory! 

This weekend is going to satisfy your sweet tooth as the Hanover Theatreer presents Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

The show is full of pure imagination with beloved oompa loompas, delicious candy, and the famous candy maker himself, Willy Wonka! 

Various shows are being offered all weekend long. 


Support girl power this Saturday! 

The Canal District Farmers Market at 138 Green Street is holding the PopUp event Makes Like Girl every Saturday this month.

From 9 AM to 12 PM, celebrate Women’s History Month and the strong women in your life by supporting local female makers, crafters and vendors.


Win meat and support Rachel’s Table on Sunday

Head over to Union Tavern at 65 Green Street on Sunday for an International Meat Raffle with Rachel’s Table.

Join in and buy some tickets from 1 PM to 4 PM to help agencies feeding hungry families in the Worcester area.


Lead photo: Courtesy of The Hanover Theatre and Conservatory for the Performing Arts

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Heather Cameron is a graduate of Worcester State University with a Bachelor's degree in English and Education and a Master's degree in English. She is an adaptable writer and has worked with multiple genres including literary analyses, book critiques, ethnographies, how-to-guides, and an extensive Master's thesis that focused on the field of journalism. She is excited to contribute to a news source that concentrates on a city that holds many wonderful memories for her.