LOTS of stuff to do with the kids!

stART on the Street, originally uploaded by Claudia Snell.

Last weekend I was trying to figure out what to do for fun. I have to say, it was a bit of a task. Despite all the great online tools for getting the word out, it still seems hard to find something to do with the kids on the weekends.

This week there’s been a change in that. I’ve been getting information about great stuff going on from all directions. I guess if you complain enough, people start sending you email to shut you up or something.

I decided to share some of what I’ve got so far. I’m just posting things I’ve got through the July 4 fireworks. I’ve actually been sent information about things out into September. Wow. I guess I won’t be able to complain about having “nothing fun to do” for a while now.

So, here it is, the big list so far:

stART in the Park
June 1st, 11 am to 4 pm
Beaver Brook Park, Mann Street, Worcester, MA
100+ artists and crafters, performers, food vendors, kids activities, local farms and organizations and more!

A day-long celebration of arts, crafts, culture, cuisine and fun in the sun! And it’s FREE! stART events are always fun. stART web site has more information.

Worcester Firefighters Memorial 6k Run/Walk
June 8, 2008 -1:00 p.m.
Institute Park, Worcester, MA
This annual event raises money for local charities in the names of Paul Brotherton, Timothy Jackson, Jeremiah Lucey, James “Jay” Lyons, Joseph McGuirk and Thomas Spencer.

This year they are raising money for:
The Molly Bish Foundation
Alzheimer’s Association – Massachusetts Chapter
Connecticut Burns Care Foundation
The Firefighters Memorial Fund

They have planned “a day of fun for the entire family with free food, live entertainment, raffles, a Kiddie Corner and more.” It sounds like a great time!
Check their web site for more

Grecian Festival
June 6, 7 & 8, See site for times
St. Spyridon Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 102 Russell Street, Worcester, MA
Great food, live music, dancing, kids fest, church tours, art exhibits.
For information about the event:
Grecian Festival web site

Irish Music Festival
June 14th & 15th, Saturday 12 noon to 11 pm & Sunday 11 am to 6 pm
Worcester Hibernian Cultural Centre, 19 Temple Street, Worcester, MA

Live Irish music, Irish step dancers, a traditional Irish Seisiun and the first ever Boiled Cabbage O’Lympics. You’ll need to go to the web site for information about the O’Lympics. It sounds like it will be hilarious.

Tickets are on sale on their web site, $10 for a one day ticket, $15 for two days. At the door they are $12/1 day and $18/ 2 days. Kids under 12 are FREE.
Tickts and information on their site

5th Annual Asian Festival
June 29th, 12 noon to 6 pm
Italian-American Cultural Center, 28 Mulberry Street, Worcester, MA

The Southeast Asian Coalition of Central Massachusetts hosts a celebration featuring music, food and traditional dances from Vietnam, China, Cambodia, Laos, Korea, Japan, Philippines and India.

Independence Day Celebration
July 3rd, 6 to 10 pm
Cristoforo Columbo Park, Shrewsbury Street, Worcester, MA

Enjoy a concert by the Massachusetts Symphony Orchestra, children’s activities and a spectacular fireworks display.


Ok, if you’re having an event or know of something fun to do with the kids, please drop me an email. I’ll be happy to post it.

If you are a grown up looking for cool stuff to do, check out Worcesterite.com and Worcester Magazine. They’ve got it all covered over there.

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