From kids' activities to a Craft Beer lovers dream...Winterfest has you covered!
On February 24-25 catch Lowell's annual Winterfest weekend in downtown Lowell, featuring everything from a carousel and free ice-skating to an all-you-can-eat chocolate festival.
Activities include a microbrew showcase, north bowl soup competition, games, activities, the family fun zone and outdoor amusements.
Lowell Winterfest transforms JFK Plaza and Lucy Larcom Park in downtown Lowell into a magical, winterize park. A cold-weather proof festival, Winterfest includes a skating rink in the heart of downtown, lodge, winter market with local artisans and beer garden, heated tents, holiday trees, fire pits and plenty of cozy seating.
Winterfest is one of Lowell's must-experience winter attractions, offering family-friendly activities by day with amazing light shows, delicious food and drinks by night
NEW FOR 2017
New this year, the two sites will include more seating indoors and out, a viewing deck next to the skating rink, expanded food options from local eateries and artisans (think amazing hot chocolate, holiday treats and more), twinkling lights and pretty cool events.
Plus, the winter market and beer garden will offer the added bonus of outside firepits and seating will make a perfect base camp for an all-day hangout at Winterfest.
2017 special events will include the annual Soup Competition, Microbrew Showcase, a Glow Party, live entertainment and much more.
Check out our photo tour of Lowell’s Winterfest outlining a few of the many reasons you will want to visit — and then return to visit again.
JFK ICE RINK
The centerpiece of this year's Winterfest experience on JFK Plaza is the Ice Rink, a medium-sized ice skating rink. A new Lowell tradition, the Ice Rink is a family-friendly outdoor activity. On-site skate rentals available.
After a few laps on the Ice Rink, warm up inside The Lodge, an onsite restaurant within a heated tent, comfortable seating and refreshments from local restaurants.
Whether you're skating or just looking for a winter retreat, The Lodge is a place for a relaxing break with a menu of tasty bites. Warm up from the cold with a cup of coffee or grab something stronger. The bar at The Lodge features local craft beers, wine and spiked hot beverages.
While you take a break from the frosty weather enjoy a good book, oversized games and entertainment
MAGICAL WINTER BEER-GARDEN
For the weekend of Winterfest parts of Lucy Larcom Park will be transformed into a magical winter beer-garden featuring food, music and craft beers. Find the best Lowell based food trucks, craft brewers and wine merchants and enjoy local bands with the backdrop of illuminated canals.
- General Admission: FREE (includes JFK Ice Rink & skate rentals, all kids activities)
- Soup Competition: $5 p.p. (12+ competitors) Tickets available day of only
- Microbrew CraftBeer Showcase: $30 pre-sale / $35 day-of (no food included)
Convenient, safe parking is available close by.