Don’t let the April showers bring you down, as there are a lot of exciting events blossoming in Lowell this May. Festivals, marketplaces, and activities to get moving outdoors sprout in full force in the coming month. Here are some events to see in May 2019:
Friday, May 3rd + Saturday, May 4th
Beyond producing plays and showing off their own talents, Image Theater is known for hosting special events for area playwrights and producers to present their creations. Image Theater is going to the next level with Femme Film Festival. The festival will be held at Whistler House Museum where venue folks can appreciate the short film work of the finest women filmmakers in the area. Come check out this unparalleled affair on May 3rd or May 4th at 8 pm.
Saturday, May 4th
Illuminate your night with the Points of Light Lantern Festival at 6 pm. In its third annual celebration, the Western Canal glimmers with hundreds of water lanterns. The festival brings folks together not only to view the sparkle of the canal, but also to celebrate Lowell’s diverse culture. The festival provides impressive visuals as well as food, music, and performances.
Western Ave. Studios (WAS) is back and blooming alongside the trees with their First Saturdays Open Studios May 4th. Wander through the studios next Saturday to marvel at the works of art unique to the WAS.
Sunday, May 5th
Sustainability should never go out of style, and the Lowell Earth Day Parade celebrates its importance. The event begins at 12:30 pm with a mile-long parade beginning at the Lowell National Historical Park Visitor Center at 246 Market St. The parade concludes at the UML ICC, where representatives from various Lowell organizations will stick around until 4 pm to teach and answer sustainability inquiries.
Wednesday, May 8th
Trade your dress shoes for sneakers before your day of work on May 8th for the Bike to Work Day from 7-9 am. This initiative by VeoRide and various health organizations in Lowell encourages city employees to meet at JFK Plaza to take a spin before the typical work day. Snacks, coffee, and juice will be available to rev up your internal engines and start this morning right.
Friday, May 10th and Saturday, May 11th
Explore the inside of historic structures with the Doors Open Lowell event. On May 10th and 11th, grab “good walking shoes” and a camera while walking from dwelling to dwelling to see the inner marvels of a Lowell site that’s piqued your interest in the past.
Saturday, May 11th
Mother’s Day is fast approaching, but there’s no need to fear not finding the perfect gift for this special lady in your life. At Mill No. 5 on May 11th from 12-4 pm, you can peruse all kinds of gifts for Mom. Present her something unexpected this holiday with a treasure you’ve snagged from the Mother’s Day Marketplace.
Saturday, May 18th
Stop by the dual vendor event from 12-4 pm to purchase items from The Nerd or Pulp & Press. The Nerd will offer attendees the “geek” essentials with books, comics, toys and much more. Pulp & Press vendors will offer paper items of all kinds, some of which include stationary, books, prints, and myriads more.