5 Things to do in Lowell before the end of September

As we say around here: There's a Lot To Like in Lowell every day. There's a lot to do as well. Here are 5 great things to do that you don't want to miss before September ends.

1. Lowell Kinetics Race.

For the first time ever, Lowell is home to a race of a different kind. Kinetic Sculptures are all-terrain, human-powered art sculptures, engineered to race over road, water, mud and sand. Kinetic sculptures are amazing works of art; many are animated with moving parts like blinking eyes, opening mouths and heads that move side to side and up and down. These machines of art are usually made from what some people consider “junk” or better put, recycled materials. You don't want to miss these amazing machines on Saturday, September 24, 2016.

 Image from owellkinetic.com

Image from owellkinetic.com

2. Whistler House Museum

Still Lifes Exhibit. Ranging from George Loftus Noyes and his post-impressionistic floral arrangement to Arshile Gorky, who painted modernist pink roses. Still Lifes are speaking loudly. This new exhibit starts at eh Whistler House Museum on September 28, 2016.

 Image from whistlerhouse.org

Image from whistlerhouse.org

3. Lowell Reads Block Party

Food, folks and fun for the whole family right along Decatur Street and the new Decatur Art Way. Join us for a good old fashioned block party featuring—dancing and eating, games and activities for kids, plus an outdoor family friendly movie at sundown. Lowell Reads Block Party is happening September 28, 2016.

 Image from facebook.com/events/1636046123352092/

Image from facebook.com/events/1636046123352092/

4. The Lowell Challenge

Take The Lowell Challenge, it's a fun way to explore the city and to find out first hand that There's a lot to like! This guide was created by a friend of Lowell and we challenge you to be challenged! Better yet, share your experiences on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram and let us know about it by using one (or all) of these hashtags: #Lowell, #LikeLowell, #ILikeLowell, #ThingsToDo

5. Culinary Adventure

One of the greatest ways to Explore Lowell like a Local is to visit and discover any of Downtown Lowell's great eateries. From sushi to farm-to-table, there is a place for everyone. Just head down to Merrimack Street, park in the John Street Garage and find 14 restaurants within walking distance that will make your taste-buds happy.

Written by Tobias Marx, Office of Cultural Affairs and Special Events.