Lowell Folk Festival

July 26th-28th, 2024

Downtown Lowell, MA



Experience the Vibrant Tapestry of the 37 th Lowell Folk Festival!

Join us for the largest event in the City of Lowell, where cultures converge, and traditions thrive! Over three spirited days, immerse yourself in a celebration of global heritage, as four dynamic stage venues come alive with the mesmerizing sounds of diverse musical traditions.

From the rhythmic beats of distant lands to the soul-stirring melodies of homegrown talents, our lineup of artists promises an unforgettable journey across continents and centuries. Feel the energy pulsate through the grass lawn of Boarding House Park, sway to the rhythms in our expansive dance tent on Arcand Dr., savor intimate acoustic performances in cozy St. Anne’s Parish, and revel in the vibrant atmosphere of our mobile stage in the heart of downtown beside Market St. Park.

But the Lowell Folk Festival is more than just music—it's a culinary odyssey through Lowell's multicultural legacy! Indulge in a feast for the senses as community food vendors tantalize your taste buds with traditional dishes from over a dozen cultures. From Polish pirogies to Filipino lumpia, Laotian papaya salad to Armenian lamb burgers, experience the flavors that reflect the rich tapestry of our city.

In partnership with the Lowell National Historical Park, the City of Lowell, the Greater Lowell Chamber of Commerce, the Greater Lowell Community Foundation, the Greater Merrimack Valley Convention and Visitor’s Bureau, and the National Council for the Traditional Arts, the Lowell Festival Foundation proudly present an eclectic roster of performing artists and ensembles, each a guardian of their cultural heritage and a beacon of artistic excellence.

Join us as we unite cultures, celebrate traditions, and create lasting memories at the Lowell Folk Festival—a vibrant tapestry of music, food, and heritage that resonates with the spirit of community and the joy of discovery.