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10 Great Things to Do In Central MA This Weekend

Friday, September 11, 2015

 

As we close in on the weekend, GoLocalWorcester has compiled a list of the top 10 things to do this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. 

SEE SLIDES BELOW: 10 Great Things to Do in Worcester This Weekend

The ten great things this weekend nearly all happen this Saturday and nclude live music, the Worcester Pride Parade, festivals, a road race, and much more!

See all the great things Worcester has to offer!

Have a fun and safe weekend.

 

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Saturday, September 12

9th Annual College Shuffle

Shrewsbury Street, Worcester

"This event is a tradition for all Worcester-area college students. The previous College Shuffles were each a great success with over 2,000 participants enjoying great food from over 20 restaurants! The schedule for the day includes food tastings from participating restaurants on Shrewsbury Street, commonly known as Restaurant Row. During the shuffle, there will be college performance groups entertaining strollers along the street. In addition, vendors and sponsors will set up booths along the street." - 9th Annual College Shuffle

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Saturday, September 12

WooFest 2015

12 PM to 4 PM

Corner of Shrewsbury Street and Lyons Street (ReMax Parking Lot)

FREE music and arts festival in Worcester, MA. Let's come together and celebrate the Woo! 
FREE busing to Shrewsbury Street thanks to the Shrewsbury Street College Shuffle !
$25 off your first Uber ride with the promo code: WOOPride15 

The goal of WooFest is to bring together the college students of Worcester, and showcase what this great city has to offer its young people!

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Saturday, September 12

Canal Diggers Road Race

11 AM to 1 PM

"Road race to celebrate Worcesters historic Canal District. The race is open to all runners, joggers and walkers with the start and finish line located at the Worcester Hibernian Cultural Centre, 19 Temple St., Worcester. All proceeds from the race will benefit the Worcester Hibernian Cultural Foundation. A post-race Irish BBQ, Harpoon beer courtesy of Harpoon Brewery and live music follows." - worcestermass.org

To register or for more information, visit canaldiggers.org.

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Saturday, September 12

2015 Lake Quinsigamond Classic Boat Show

9 AM to 3 PM

"Enjoy the history of boating on Lake Quinsigamond. We invite all boats, 25
years or older to attend. From Antique boats from the 20s and 30s to the
Late Classics from the 70s and 80s.
Entrance is free. Boat registration is free. Valid boat registration and insurance is required." - worcestermass.org

More Information

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Saturday, September 12

40th Annual Worcester Pride Parade

11 AM to 12 PM

Main Street, Worcester (City Hall)

"Please join us as a marcher in the Parade or on the sidelines as a viewer. Our Parade has grown to well over 500 Participants and includes, floats, marching bands and other groups supporting the message of inclusion in Worcester." - worcestermass.org

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Saturday, September 12

Blackstone Canalfest

11 AM to 5 PM 

Harding Street at Kelley Square, Worcester

"The Blackstone Canalfest is an annual street festival featuring music, dance, vendors of all sorts, food concessions, horse and wagon rides, kids' activities, street performers, craft demonstrations, historical lore, a cash raffle, and kayak tryouts in our 75' replica of the canal. Musical acts this year include: Emanuel Baptist Gospel Choir, Hip Swayers, Blackstone Cuil, Big Jon Short, and the Dinosaurs." - worcestermass.org 

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Saturday, September 12

Fight Night with Mayweather vs Berto

8 PM to 2 AM

Jillian's - Worcester - 315 Grove St, Worcester

Floyd Mayweather fights Andre Berto at the MGM Garden in Las Vegas

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Sunday, September 13

Walk to Cure Arthritis

9 AM to 12:30 PM

Bancroft School - 110 Shore Drive, Worcester

"Arthritis is the number one cause of disability in America affecting one in every five adults, an estimated 300,000 children and countless families. The Arthritis Foundations Walk to Cure Arthritis is an annual event that supports our mission to conquer the disease by spreading awareness and raising money for research aimed at finding a cure. Whether you are close to the disease or simply looking for an inspiring charity event, Walk to Cure Arthritis is a great way to experience the power of standing together and giving back to the community." - worcestermass.org

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Sunday, September 13

Concert at the Canal

3:30 PM to 5 PM

Blackstone River & Canal Heritage State Park - 287 Oak St., Uxbridge

"Concert at the Canal: Jesse Fontaine Trio. Joining Fontaine in this trio setting is renowned guitarist Joe D'Angelo and bassist Scott Sheehan offering and eclectic blend of classic songs. Bring your own lawn chair or blanket for this free outdoor concert on the back lawn of the River Bend Farm Visitor Center located at 287 Oak Street Uxbridge MA." - worcestermass.org

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Sunday, September 13

"It's a Grandview Night for Singing"

2 PM to 4 PM

Worcester County Light Opera Company - 21 Grandview Ave., Worcester

"A variety show for singers (both soloists and groups), dancers and novelty acts
Singers should bring sheet music to auditions. Accompaniest provided." - worcestermass.org

 
 

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