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Dates:Friday, July 29, 2022 - Saturday, July 30, 2022
Ages:Kids, Teens, Adults
Category:Fairs & Festivals
lowell folk festival 2022 photoHeld in the streets of Lowell, MA for 35 years, the Lowell Folk Festival brings together tens of thousands of people in celebration of the richness of American culture and the unique spirit of the Lowell community.

There’s so much to see, eat, hear, do and discover at the Annual Lowell Folk Festival from Friday night, July 29 through Sunday afternoon July 30th!

The 35th Lowell Folk Festival features four stages of traditional ethnic music, authentic crafts demonstrations, ethnic foods, art and children's activities. It’s the biggest weekend of the year in Lowell with music, food, crafts, fun and ethnic celebrations for all.

The Lowell Folk Festival’s goal is to present the finest traditional performers from around the world. Among this year’s acts are:

Cherish The Ladies – Irish
Dale Ann Bradley – Bluegrass
Diunna Greenleef & Blue Mercy – Blues
Los Plenaros de la 21 – Bomba & Plena
Nava Persian Trio – Persian Santour
Pedro Giraudo Tango Ensemble – Argentine Tango

Additional acts in many other genres to be announced. Watch for street parades, street performers, as well as authentic Crafts Demonstrations and Foodways cooking demonstrations at Lucy Larcom Park. The Kids Area loaded with games and kids crafts on Shattuck Street, Destination Lowell lines Merrimack Street.

Art In The Courtyard at the Market Mills Courtyard. Vintage streetcar rides and National Park tours. Among the biggest attractions are the many ethnic organizations who present authentic traditional ethnic foods for sale at various locations. Admission is free but donations are always welcome

The Lowell Folk Festival continues to provide the finest in traditional music, craft, foodways and more in downtown Lowell. This annual celebration showcases the best in traditional folk music, artisan crafts, and ethnic foods.

Downtown Lowell becomes Festival grounds for the three days of the Festival. With five performance stages, some folks settle in for an afternoon or evening at one stage.

Others move around according to the schedule to experience the various venues, performances, and audiences.

There are sunny and shaded stages, and there will be smiling faces all around. With a Family Activities Area, Crafts Demonstrations, savory ethnic foods, and so much more, everyone enjoys it “their way”.

Food: The ethnic variety of cuisine offerings at the festival is routinely one of the biggest attractions for visitors.

There will be no one to blame but yourself if you go hungry during the weekend!



67 Kirk Street, lowell, MA, 01854 map
Phone: 978-275-1764

Downtown Lowell
67 Kirk Street
Lowell, MA 01852


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