Worcester to Celebrate 300 Years Since Founding in June

 by Tom MarinoMarch 1, 2022

WORCESTER - City officials announced plans on Tuesday, March 1, to celebrate 300 years since the founding of Worcester on June 14, 1722.

The Worcester Tercentennial Weekend will take place from Friday, June 10, through Sunday, June 12.

The schedule of events released by the city includes:

Friday, June 10

  • 6 PM: Tercentennial Weekend Kickoff featuring Canal District Stroll and Polar Park Fireworks

Saturday, June 11

  • 9:30: AM Tercentennial Road Race, downtown Worcester
  • 11 AM: Tercentennial Parade & Celebration, downtown Worcester
  • Noon to 5 PM: Tercentennial Festival on the Worcester common featuring artists, crafters, musical performances, food trucks, and more.

Sunday, June 12

  • 4 PM: Tercentennial family outing at the Worcester Bravehearts

Municipal lots and parking garages in the downtown area will offer free parking for those attending Worcester Tercentennial events.

Other events throughout the year are expected to recognize the anniversary of Worcester's founding, including at the Independence Day Fireworks at East Park on June 30.

Organizations and businesses which plan related events are invited to download the toolkit and submit for inclusion in the collective calendar at the Worcester Tercentennial website.

The celebration also has Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts.

Hank Stolz of "Talk of the Commonwealth" hosts “Tercentennial Talks,” a podcast series featuring a wide range of guests and local talent. The podcast is available at the Worcester Tercentennial website.



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