Things To Do This Weekend in Central Mass: February 17-18, 22-25


Posted: January 19, 2018

Enjoy the season of love by exploring Central Massachusetts this winter. There is plenty of fun to be had before we close out February. Check out these musical performances and exhibits or head out to try something new, like snow shoeing or even glassblowing! 

Free February Admission

Saturday February 17 - 18 / Worcester Historical Museum, 30 Elm Street

Explore more about Worcester and its firsts at this kid-friendly, indoor museum. Exhibits include interactive, hands-on play areas for the kids, including a replica of a diner and a general store. And on Saturday, the museum will host a Family Scavenger Hunt.  On Sunday, museum-goers can enjoy a panel discussion celebrating African American History Month.  +discover


Winter in Bloom

Saturday February 17 -18 / Tower Hill Botanic Garden

Experience imaginative floral arrangements and explore Tower Hill’s Steampunk-inspired conservatory displays. Steampunk is a literary and artistic genre that mixes technology, fictor and Victorian-era history and fashion. Participate in a botanical Steampunk costume contest or take in a talk on gardening.  +discover


A Season of Love

Saturday February 17 / Salem Covenant Church, Worcester

Let The Master Singers of Worcester warm your hearts and spirits this winter with music from more than four centuries, celebrating the many facets of this “Season of Love." +discover


Glassblowing Floppy Bowls 

Saturday February 17 / Worcester Center for Crafts

No experience necessary! Get out of the cold and enjoy the heat of the furnace and the excitement of learning to manipulate hot glass into a floppy bowl. After learning safety and ettiquete, students will see a demonstration before gathering their own glass from a 2100 degree furnance! All materials are included with fee. +discover


Kids Sing and Play with Big Jon Short

Friday February 23 / Birch Tree Bread Co., Worcester

An all-ages dance party and sing-along with Big John Short is the perfect opportunity to get out of the cold and get those little smiling faces to sing and dance. Enjoy their gourmet grilled cheese and a hot bowl of tomato bisque+discover


Merry Ploughboys Irish Pub

Saturday February 24 / Mechanics Hall, Worcester

Back by popular demand, watch Mechanics Hall be transformed into an Irish Pub and enjoy an incredible night of Irish ballads, humorous stories and plenty of audience participation. +discover


Snowshoeing the Trails

Saturday February 24 / Broad Meadow Brook, Massoit Road, Worcester

Go outside this winter and explore the Mass Audubon's Broad Meadow Brook on snow shoes. It'seasier than you think and they will  teach you how to use snowshoes before heading out to explore the sanctuary's trails. +discover


Saturday Night Ice Jam

Saturday Feb. 24 / Fidelity Bank Worcester Ice Center

Dance to your favorite beats while you ice skate with friends. The ice center holds a jamming good time with DJ Franchise. $5 admission and $5 rentals. +discover


50 Years of Camera Work

February - March (specific hours) / Worcester Center for Crafts

A comprehensive and stunning retrospective of a life behind the lens of Ron Rosenstock, with images from around the globe and throughout his career from his earliest days behind a large format camera to his recent work with his digital Cannon. +discover