Things to Do This Halloween
Posted: Oct 2, 2021

Things to Do This Halloween

It’s spooky season in Central Mass., which can only mean one thing: autumn adventures await every resident and visitor, whether you’re searching for a scare or simply something sweet. Our region has something for everyone worth screaming about: 

Honoring Indigenous Peoples' Day in Central MA
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Honoring Indigenous Peoples' Day in Central MA

The recognition and celebration of Indigenous Peoples’ Day is part of a movement to properly honor Indigenous American history in the United States. It’s an effort to rethink the way we’ve learned American history and reveal further historical truths to create a broader cultural awareness of the original inhabitants of these lands. To give clarity to the full context of Christopher Columbus’ legacy, we must also learn from the struggles of Indigenous Americans for their justice and freedom.  

Holiday Season Travel Options in Central MA
Posted: Oct 6, 2021

Holiday Season Travel Options in Central MA

Travel during the holidays can be a whirlwind no matter where you’re headed, but with Worcester's growing menu of transportation options, Central Mass. can be a “home away from home” for any visitor, or a convenient departure hub for locals venturing out. To help avoid long security lines and teeth-grinding traffic, here’s our breakdown of the region’s best people-moving options for the 2021 travel season.  

Juneteenth Jubilee & Black Heritage Juneteenth Festival
Posted: Jun 19, 2021

Juneteenth Jubilee & Black Heritage Juneteenth Festival

If you're looking for opportunities to observe and honor Juneteenth on June 19th and beyond, here's a shortlist of ideas on how to connect with the Black community and African Diaspora in Central MA.

Movie Scavenger Hunt: Central MA on the Big Screen
Posted: Feb 8, 2021

Movie Scavenger Hunt: Central MA on the Big Screen

Central MA is made memorable by its eclectic culture and unique buildings, attracting Hollywood location scouts and visitors from across the country. Check out this shortlist of movies filmed in Worcester, MA — New England's second-largest city — to see the area through a cinematic filter. Whether you've discovered the region through films or want to walk in your favorite celebrity's footsteps, we've recommended our favorite movie set destinations and noteworthy stops nearby.

Worcester Women-Owned Shopping Trail
Posted: Oct 7, 2021

Worcester Women-Owned Shopping Trail

At the Heart of the Commonwealth, Worcester stands tall with its alluring combination of culture, cuisine and community. And behind the growing city’s shopping scene are the bustling businesses that call Central Mass home. More than 33% of businesses in Massachusetts are owned by women. So to celebrate these boss-women, we’ve created a Shopping Trail that will have you visit a choice selection of businesses run by some of the fiercest females in Worcester. Be sure to bring your wallet on this adventure! 

91 Things To Do in Worcester Before You Graduate
Posted: Aug 12, 2021

91 Things To Do in Worcester Before You Graduate

Balance your busy class load with some fun in the city of Worcester. The following 91 Things to do in Worcester Before you Graduate will add some much-needed extracurricular exploration to your college experience!

Foliage & Flavors in Central MA
Posted: Sep 23, 2021

Foliage & Flavors in Central MA

Fall in Central Mass. is unlike anywhere else, with New England charm permeating every corner of this special season. Reds and oranges light up the trees, and it feels like Halloween’s magic was made just for us. The best things in life rarely last, and autumn often feels like it’s over just as quickly as it began—so when crisp air meets warm fall flavors, you’ll want to take advantage of every last drop.  

Where to Pick Your Own Apples
Posted: Sep 16, 2021

Where to Pick Your Own Apples

It's time to get started on some great apple picking this season. Central Mass. is the center for some of the state's most abundant farms. If you're in the area, check out these apple spots—not only for great picking, but for total farm entertainment and charm. 

Everything You Need to Know About Visiting Sturbridge This Fall
Posted: Sep 9, 2021

Everything You Need to Know About Visiting Sturbridge This Fall

Escape to the country this fall and chase those fading colors with a weekend getaway in Sturbridge, Mass. In this quaint village, you’ll learn about colonial history, shop local artist wares, and be introduced to your favorite new brew.

Upcoming Festivals in Central MA
Posted: Aug 19, 2021

Upcoming Festivals in Central MA

From food trucks and wine fests to fireworks and fairytales, these upcoming festivals in Central Mass. will leave your mind in awe and your hunger satiated.