Welcome to The Mill Yard. Our new and innovative outdoor event space, located in Lowell’s Canalway Cultural District, is now open for you! 


The Mill Yard - Special Event Use Process

The Mill Yard is a new event space in Lowell’s Canalway Cultural District located at 193 Jackson St. The Cultural Affairs and Special Event office equipped The Mill Yard with event production equipment and is making this equipment available to use for event organizers and food trucks.

The equipment available includes:

  • 20 ea. Beergarden tables and bench sets
  • 6 ea. sets of LED string lights
  • 1 ea. generator
  • 10 ea. 6 ft. tables
  • 1 ea. 20 ft storage container
  • 6 ea. Trash Barrels
  • 2 ea. A-Frames

Special Events at The Mill Yard
Use of The Mill Yard is permitted by Special Event Permit and registration.
Any organizer or Food Truck interested in using The Mill Yard must apply for a Special Event Permit with the City of Lowell’s Cultural Affairs and Special Event office.

The following documents are required when submitting a permit:

  • A $25 fee
  • Certificate of Insurance naming the City of Lowell as additionally insured with $1,000,000 liability coverage
  • Description of use
  • Signed acknowledgement of “terms of use”

Food Truck Access to The Mill Yard
Our goal is to make The Mill Yard available to Food Trucks for lunch and dinner service. Registered Food Trucks will gain access to The Mill Yard storage container and can use the event equipment available.  Registered Food Trucks can pick up a key for the container 1.5 hours prior to event to gain access. Key must be returned within 1.5 hours after end of service. Food Trucks must leave the area in clean and proper condition.

The following documents are required to register for seasonal use:
•    A $150 fee. (This is a blanket, prorated fee for the use of tables, benches, etc.)
•    Certificate of Insurance naming City of Lowell as additionally insured with $1,000,000 liability coverage
•    Description of use
•    Signed acknowledgement of “terms of use”
•    Signed agreement to leave The Mill Yard clean and neat

Note: The prorated $150 registration fee to register for lunch and dinner use of The Mill Yard for your Food Truck is seasonal. Our season is from Mid-May to Mid-October.

It is prorated by month as follows:
•    May registration - $150
•    June Registration - $125
•    July Registration - $100
•    August Registration - $75
•    September Registration - $50
•    October Registration - $25

Do you have a food truck and would like a spot at The Mill Yard? Register below. 

Terms and Conditions

  • User must leave space clean and neat at all times

  • Unless a special event permit is issued stating otherwise, use is limited to time between 10 am and 9 pm

  • Alcohol is permitted only if the appropriate license has been issued

  • Live music is allowed. However, an amplified music permit needs to be obtained.

  • A liability insurance policy with a $1,000,000 coverage naming the City of Lowell as an additionally insured must be obtained and carried.

  • All trash must be removed at the end of the event.

  • The use of propane (except if permitted) is prohibited.

  • Open fire is not allowed.


Upcoming Events at The Mill Yard