Summer Guide: 2017 Edition

Posted: June 22, 2017

Everything you need to know to plan an epic summer.


Summer Camping

You don't have to travel far for a for a tranquil and scenic camping getaway! Cold fresh-squeezed lemonade coupled with the views of majestic waters are only but a few benefits of camping in Central Massachusetts. +More

Outdoor Dining

Patio season is upon us, and Central Mass has plenty of spots for you to soak up the sun. Checkout our favorite local options for outdoor dining. +More

Free Outdoor Concerts

Worcester's Out To Lunch conert series starts June 22 and runs every Thursday from 11 AM - 2 PM for 10 weeks. The Canal District Music Series start July 12 and runs every Wednesday night at 6:30 PM with food trucks on-site. Rapscallion Brewery has live music and disc golf throught the summer.

Ice Cream Spots

We scream for these local ice cream spots! +More

Kayak and SUP Rentals

Lakeview Marine wants to get people active and out on the water by offering Kayak and Stand-Up Paddleboard (SUP) Rentals throughout the summer months. Rentals launch from their facility and after a brief safety observation paddlers are free to explore Webster Lake. Take a rental for one hour up to a full day. +More

Outdoor Adventure

Central Massachusetts is home to farms, orchards, trails, chasms, wildlife sanctuaries, and more.  If you love to be outdoors, there is plenty to explore.  Wachusett Mountain is open year-round.  The popular mountain is perfect for hiking in the fall and skiing in the winter.  Or head to Purgatory Chasm State Reservation for an adventurous playground. The Mass Audubon's Broad Meadow Brook is the largest urban wildlife sanctuary in New England and offers visitors trails and diverse habitat. +More

Baseball Games

The Worcester Bravehearts offer Minor League-style baseball excitement. The home schedule from June 1st - August 15th is packed with fireworks shows, on-field contests, celebrity appearances and great baseball! +More

Summer Festivals

Summer is about laying out on the fresh cut grass and enjoying the sounds of the bustling streets and the sights of the diverse festivals. In Worcester, cultural and artistic festivals are what we look forward and while we host them throughout the year, nothing beats a summer day at a vibrant festival. We have a line-up of the city’s must-attend summer events, so there’s no excuse not to attend. +More

Summer Sandwiches

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We hereby declare this the summer of sandwiches! There’s nothing like a hearty treat tucked between two slices of fresh bread. Everything is better in sandwich form. +More