Worcester Tercentennial

Join Worcester, MA and partners across the community for yearlong observances and signature celebrations to commemorate the Tercentennial Anniversary.

Worcester Tercentennial Weekend 

June 10 - June 12, 2022


The Tercentennial Weekend lineup includes:




Public attendance at all Worcester Tercentennial Weekend events is free, events which require tickets are noted below. Read the March 1, 2022 press release for more information.

Friday, June 10

6pm - 10pm: Tercentennial Weekend Kickoff: Canal District Stroll and Polar Park Fireworks featuring Ricky Duran

  • NOTE: Polar Park has reached capacity for this event. Anyone without tickets can watch the fireworks display and Ricky Duran performing the National Anthem live at worcesterma.gov/video-on-demand.

Saturday, June 11

View the full map of events in downtown Worcester | View the traffic and parking advisory for Saturday 


9am - 10:30am: Tercentennial 5K Road Race, downtown Worcester

11am - 12pm: Tercentennial Parade & Celebration, downtown Worcester

12pm - 5pm: Tercentennial Festival on the Worcester Common

  • Artists + crafters, food trucks + vendors, community organizations, live music, and more!
  • View the festival map 

Sunday, June 12

10:30am: Picket Memorial Dedication, Rockland Trust Plaza, Green Street


4pm: Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra with Special Guest Brian McKnight, DCU Center.

  • Tickets are required, reserve yours for free through Ticketmaster.
  • For group tickets, call the DCU Center box office at 508.929.0164 and ask for the manager. After confirming information, blocks of tickets can be available for pickup before June 6.
  • VOLUNTEERS NEEDED - click here to register

4pm: Tercentennial Family Outing at the Worcester Bravehearts [sold out]


Discover all Worcester Tercentennial events on the Discover Central MA events calendar! Sign up for our newsletter for monthly updates about new events and details added.

Organizations and businesses hosting Tercentennial events are encouraged to download the toolkit below and submit their independant events to the Events Calendar.

Get Involved in the Worcester Tercentennial

Individuals, groups, and businesses can participate in Tercentennial festivities a variety of ways, including assisting with planning, organizing their own events and celebrations, volunteering, partnering, and sponsoring. 

The Worcester Tercentennial Celebration is supported by the generosity of our corporate sponsors. Click here to learn more.

Exclusive Newsletter Updates

Subscribe below to stay in the know! Our monthly Worcester Tercentennial newsletters will share upcoming events and announcements from the Worcester Tercentennial Committee.  


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Tercentennial Talks Podcast

Talk of the Commonwealth host Hank Stolz kick's off the first Tercentennial Talk podcast episode with Worcester's City Manager Edward M. Augustus, Jr., City of Worcester Director of Marketing Amy Peterson, Discover Central MA Executive Director Monique Messier, and the event's visual brand designer Breanna DiBella of Studio DiBella. Listen to all Tercentennial Talks podcast episodes here.


March 31, 2022: WCCA Executive Director Mauro DePasquale interviews Kate McEvoy, Worcester Tercentennial Committee Co-Chair, and Vanessa Joga, Worcester Tercentennial Parade Committee, on Soapbox.

Connect on Social

Follow and share your Worcester stories and photos with the community on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter by tagging the Worcester Tercentennial social accounts. 

Tercentennial Toolkit

Writing an article about the Worcester Tercentennial or planning your own event for the community? Download the toolkit below for logos and brand use instructions.

Tercentennial Celebration Committee Members

Click here to view a full list of the Tercentennial Celebration Committee Members.