A mere half hour drive away from Boston, and also accessible by the Commuter Rail train, Lowell, Massachusetts is one of the most historical and beloved cities in New England. This year the town will continue their beloved tradition of presenting the Lowell Folk Festival. One of the most well known, family friendly and eclectic music festivals in the country, this weekend promises to be a blast for all who attend.
While the title of the festival includes the classic American genre of Folk, the performers sounds range far beyond this one category. This year attendees will be able to enjoy a circus and fine arts act known as A Different Spin. Some other well known acts are the highly respected blues musician Marquise Knox and bluegrass band Joe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers. Other sounds that will be present throughout the weekend include: Irish fiddle and piano, Japanese taiko drumming, Polka, East African rumba, Moroccan Gnawa and more.
With so much to enjoy from the various performers at the Lowell Folk Festival, there will also be a folk craft area. This interactive attraction will host opportunities to learn about and make origami, architectural drawing and model making, piñata making and more.
The ethnic variety of Lowell’s community will be adequately represented with a wide array of ethnic food being sold. A family Activity area will be equipped with beanbag tosses, box-hockey and more interactive games. Visitors are also encouraged to check out the Boston and Main Railroad Historical Society who will be present at the festival. The society will showcase an operating telegraph to exhibit older forms of railroad communication. The variety of these events is what makes the Lowell Folk Festival unlike any other experience.
This weekend will be a great getaway for families and music lovers. The old mill city will provide an ideal atmosphere with classic aesthetics and the mystique of the Merrimack River. People visiting Boston over the weekend of July 25th- 27th are encouraged to make the short trip to Lowell for this fun filled event.