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10 Great Things to Do In Worcester This Weekend - June 26th

Friday, June 26, 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. 

This weekend, you can listen to smooth Jazz at a music festival, dress up as your favorite superhero at Comic Con, or see Miss Massachusetts' coronation. 

SEE SLIDES BELOW: 10 Great Things to Do This Weekend

This weekend, you can get a great feel for all of the different things that the ever-diverse city of Worcester provides. Whether you end up at Hanover Theatre, the DCU Center, or the Historic Canal District, you will be sure to have a good time. 


Related Slideshow: 10 Great Things to Do In Worcester This Weekend - June 26th

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Friday: Miss MA Preliminary Pageant

7:00 PM

Hanover Theatre

Watch contestants compete in talent, evening wear, onstage questions, and swimsuit as they vie for an opportunity to be the next Miss Massachusetts. Tickets cost $30. For more information, check the event’s website here

Photo Credit: Hanover Theatre Website

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All Weekend: Jazz and Blues Festival

Friday: 7:00 PM - 12:00 AM, Saturday: 12:00 PM - 12:00 AM, Sunday: 12:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Historic Canal District

Enjoy the summer weather while listening to great music at Paulie’s New Orleans Jazz N’ Blues Festival. Artists performing include Anders Osborne, Eric Lindel, and The Stooges Brass Band. 

Cost: Friday: $20, Saturday or Sunday: $30, Friday and Saturday or Friday and Sunday: $50, Saturday and Sunday: $60, 3 Day Pass: $80

Eric Lindell Photo Credit: Doug Anderson Flickr

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Saturday: Poetry Open Mic

7:00 PM

Barnes & Noble

Come out and listen to local poets and the night's featured poet, Layah Ruth Lehmann at Barnes & Noble. Bring a poem or two to share with the crowd. This event is free and open to anyone who wishes to attend. 

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Saturday: Celtic Woman 10th Anniversary

7:30 PM

Hanover Theatre

Celtic Woman's 10th Anniversary show hits Worcester on Saturday night. Joining the extremely talented vocalist trio and violinist will be a full band, choir, bagpipers, and Irish dancers. Tickets cost $45 or $74, with premium seats for $105. 

Photo Credit: Celtic Woman Website

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Saturday: Worcester Bravehearts

7:05 PM

College of the Holy Cross: Hanover Insurance Park at Fitton Field

Watch some of the top college baseball talent in the country do battle as the Worcester Bravehearts take on the Bristol Blues at Holy Cross. Tickets cost between $5 and $9.

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Saturday: Outrageous Greg's Karaoke

7:30 PM

Marty's Pub

Have a drink with friends at Marty's Pub and sing along to some of your favorite jams during Outrageous Greg's Crazy Karaoke. 

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Saturday and Sunday: MASSive Comic Con

Saturday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM, Sunday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

DCU Center

Come see several pop-culture, comic, and television guests at the MASSive Comic Con in Worcester. Some of the guests feature actors from Power Rangers, Hook, and Battlestar Gallactica. There will also be many vendors, contests, gaming tournaments and more. 

Photo Credit: MASSive Facebook Page

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Sunday: Rose Show

12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Tower Hill Botanic Garden

Flower lovers rejoice at the Tower Hill Botanic Garden Rose Show. A large variety of roses will be on display and for sale, including Hybrid Teas, Floribundas, Climbers, Grandifloras, and Miniatures. At 1:00 PM, there will be a Rose Care Lecture. 

Price: Regular admission to the garden

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Sunday: 12th Annual Asian Festival

12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Italian-American Cultural Center


Dive into the many sights, sounds, and tastes that come with the culture of asian countries at the 12th Annual Asian Festival right here in Worcester. There will be dance performances, food, music, and vibrant costumes on display. Admission to the festival is free. 

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Sunday: Miss Massachusetts Pageant

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Hanover Theatre

Witness the coronation of this year's Miss Massachusetts at Hanover Theatre. The 10 finalists from Friday's preliminary contests will compete once again for a chance to represent the state at the Miss America pageant. Tickets for the pageant will cost $40.


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