The Lowell Southeast Asian Water Festival, Inc. is dedicated to the preservation, protection and sharing of cultural heritages of the Southeast Asian Americans in the Greater Lowell area of Massachusetts. Every third Saturday in August, hundreds to thousands of people from around the country and the world come to Lowell to celebrate water as it is celebrated in Southeast Asia. They come for the blessings, food, crafts, performances and (of course) the races. Please note: due to COVID, boat racing is suspended for 2022.
Join Lowell National Historical Park for Lowell Walks, a series of guided, 90-minute tours taking place throughout historic Lowell! Reservations are not required, and all tours are FREE. Tours begin at the NPS Visitor Center at 246 Market St. Please arrive 10 minutes before the tour starts. Dress for the weather and remember to bring water! Free parking is available at 350 Dutton St. in the Hamilton Canal Innovation District garage. This week: Mill Girl History with Lowell NHP Ranger Tess Shatzer. Explore downtown sites and learn about issues that were important in the daily lives of Lowell's 19th century "mill girls."