Updated for 2021
We've put together a list of all the fun local things to do and places to go this summer! As always, keep in mind that this edition of Macaroni Kid focuses on Greater Lowell, including Lowell, Chelmsford, Westford, Tyngsboro, Littleton, Groton, Billerica, Tewksbury and Dracut. There are tons of activities outside our area but this list is about keeping it LOCAL, EASY and FUN!
FIRST THINGS FIRST
- Check the Lowell Macaroni Kid event calendar to see what's happening daily
- Register for summer camps and programs
- Use our Summer Planner PDFs to plan all your activities
- Plan a day trip using our Day Trip Guide to over 130 fun destinations within 2-3 hours of Lowell
- Print out our Summer Bucket List (click on the link or the image below to download a printable PDF)
- Join the Summer Reading program at your local library
- Write a book report and enjoy a free movie on Bookworm Wednesdays in July at Showcase Cinema
- Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge
- Barnes & Noble Summer Reading Program
ONLY IN SUMMER
- Visit a Farmers Market
- See a free Summer Concert
- Enjoy a local spray park, lake or outdoor pool -- see our Water Play Guide for Greater Lowell
- Find your favorite local handmade ice cream in our Ice Cream Shop Guide
FESTIVALS AND ANNUAL EVENTS (details on our event calendar)
June 19: Strawberry & Arts Fest
June 26: 4th of July Parade and Fireworks
July 5: July 4th Parade
August 29: Party by the Bridge
SUMMER MUSIC (details on our event calendar and on our Summer Music Guide)
- Chelmsford Community Band Concerts on the Common
- Billerica Concerts on the Common
- Dunstable Concerts on the Common
- Lowell Summer Music Series
- Lowell Free Fun For Kids Concerts
- Summer Concerts at Swanson Meadows
- Summer Concerts at Good Pickin' Farm
- Kerouac Park Concerts
- Pepperell Summer Concerts
- Tewksbury Library Summer Concerts
Get the wiggles out at...
- Altitude Trampoline Park
- Wamesit Lanes
- Merrimack Valley Pavilion
- One Stop Fun
- Bowlero Lowell (formerly Brunswick Zone)
- Roller Kingdom
- Plaster Fun Time
- Magic Brush Pottery & Fused Glass
- Do these projects at home:
Learn something new at...
- Lowell National Historical Park including the Boott Cotton Mills Museum
- New England Quilt Museum
- National Streetcar Museum
- Westford Museum
- The Butterfly Place
- Public Health Museum
- Middlesex Canal Museum and Visitor Center
See a movie...
BIKES, TRAINS and AUTOMOBILES
- Bruce Freeman Rail Trail
- Nashua River Rail Trail
- National Streetcar Museum
- Classic Car Night at Heritage Farm Ice Cream every Monday evening
Pick your own...
Visit a playground...
- Kids Konnection in Billerica
- Harmony Adventure Park in Chelmsford
- Ronan McElligott Playground in Westford
- Kohlrausch Park in North Billerica
- Funway Park in Tewksbury
- Shedd Park in Lowell
- Castle in the Trees in Littleton
- Manning State Park in Billerica
- See our Playground Guide for Greater Lowell and Beyond
In your community...
- Go geocaching or letterboxing
- Bumper boats, mini golf and more at Kimball Farm
- Mini golf, laser tag and ropes course at Merrimack Valley Pavilion
- Mini golf, batting cages and ice cream at Max's Country Golf
- Lowell Macaroni Kid Guide to Water Play in Greater Lowell MA
- Go for a boat tour in Lowell! Lowell National Historical Park offers three different boat tours of Lowell daily until Labor Day. Kids 5 and under are free, youths age 6-16 are $8, and adults are $12. Learn about the canals and locks and the engineering advancements made right here in Lowell.
In your backyard...
- Outdoor Activities Guide
- Simple Summer Fun
- Giant Bubble Wand and Bubble Solution
- Classic Outdoor Games
- Take a Colorful Nature Walk
- Make Your Own Kite
- 10 Ideas for Outdoor Play
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