All the Things You Need to Do This Weekend in Worcester

by | Sep 20, 2019 | Entertainment, Events, Headlines

WORCESTER – Say goodbye to summer this Saturday in the city! 

All weekend long, Worcester is welcoming the first days of fall with festivals, food, and fun!


Make this weekend something you will always remember by getting a tattoo!  

From Friday, September 20 to Sunday, September 21, the DCU Center is hosting the 4th Annual Massachusetts Tattoo Convention. The convention will feature tattoo artists, tattoo contests, vendors, and live performances including a sideshow performer who swallows swords and a burlesque show. 

Attendees can purchase single day tickets or tickets for the entire weekend. For more information, click here. 

Enjoy a mountain of fun at KidsFest 2019 at Wachusett Mountain all weekend long!

On Friday, September 21, and Saturday, September 22. from 10 AM to 5 PM, entertainment, vendors, and activities will be available for the whole family. As the title suggests, KidsFest is jammed packed with fun for kids. Children can try all kinds of activities like jumping in a moon bounce, meeting animals at a petting zoo, taking on an obstacle course, and much more.

Live performances will take place each day and the family can view live music, a magic show, a reptile show, a juggling act, and other attractions.

For more information, click here


Warm up to the new season with samples of chili and chowder at Pulse Magazine’s 5th Annual Chili and Chowder Festival. 

Worcester’s Chili and Chowder Festival 2019 will be held at 90 Harding Street, Worcester, MA from 1 PM to 5 PM on Saturday, and Worcester’s most notable restaurants will be competing for the title of Worcester’s best chili or chowder. With the purchase of an admission sticker, attendees will be able to try food from all participating restaurants and vote for the People’s Choice Award. 

Attendees can also look forward to live music, games, and vendors. 

Tickets are $15 for adults, $5 for 5-12 year olds, and free for children under the age of 5. Tickets are available here

Have a drink to celebrate the beginning of Worcester’s Craft Beer Week! 

Join the Great Mass Collab at the Worcester Common Oval from 1 PM to 5 PM on Saturday, Sept. 21 to taste craft beers from local breweries. Try a newly released brown ale crafted in a collaboration by five breweries called Snoopy Cap. 

Tickets cost $45 for general admission with unlimited beer samples and $10 for designated drivers. The event will also feature food trucks and yard games.

Purchase your tickets here.

The party continues for Worcester’s Craft Beer Week Saturday night from 6 PM to 10 PM at Union Station. 

Worcester Craft Beer Week is hosting a rooftop kickoff party to celebrate the first night of craft beer week.

Partygoers can expect a variety of beers from several Worcester-area breweries and live music from The Worcester Jazz Collective, and Weege and the Wondertwins. 

No cover charge or tickets necessary!


Check out Worcester’s most exciting museums for free fun on Free Museum Day. 

This educational opportunity is hosted by Smithsonian Magazine and museums across the country are offering free admission to people with a Museum Day ticket. Many Massachusetts museums are free this Saturday, including Worcester’s EcoTarium, the Worcester Art Museum, and the Worcester Historical Museum. 

How does it work? Find the museum you would like to visit on the Smithsonian website provided below and enter your email address to order your ticket for admission for two people; only one ticket is available for each family address and it is only valid for free museum day on Saturday, September 21.

For more information, click here. 


Watch the waters this Saturday at the 2019 Worcester Dragon Boat Festival. 

Cheer on the forty teams paddling their way for first place at Lake Quinsigamond at Regatta Point, 10 North Lake Ave., Worcester Ma on Saturday September 21. The event begins at 8 AM and the fun lasts until 4 PM. 

This family friendly event features dragon boat races, cultural performances, music, vendors, food, and more. Get more information about this event here.


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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.