Spectator Information

What can I expect as a Spectator on the Day of the Event?

We invite organizations, individuals and families to the streets of downtown Lowell to celebrate the greening of our city with a mile-long parade featuring marching bands, puppets, costumes, and eco-conscious groups. 

The General Idea: Immediately following the parade, we’ll be holding a fun sustainability festival for all participants and the general public. Attending the festival gives you a chance to connect with over 50 local organizations and companies in fun ways.

Other April Events: We have a number of events during the month of April which can be viewed on our calendar. Note: Please move the calendar forward to April and hover (or click) on the days with event listings to view the event details.

Main Event Details

2018 Lowell Earth Day Parade and Festival

Sunday, April 22nd, 2018


Parade start: Lowell National Historical Park Visitor Center (LNHP VC) (246 Market Street)
Parade finish/Festival location: UTEC Lowell 35 Warren St, Lowell, MA 01852

11:30 AM:            Pre-Parade Activities
12:00 PM:            Line up for parade begins
12:30 PM:            Parade Leaves the LNHP VC & the Earth Day Festival Opens, UTEC
4:00 PM:              Festival closes

We invite organizations, individuals and families to the streets of downtown Lowell to celebrate the greening of our city with a mile-long parade featuring marching bands, puppets, costumes, and eco-conscious groups. Immediately following the parade, we’ll be holding a fun sustainability festival for all participants and the general public. 

Insider Secret: The best viewing area is on Hurd Street for the Parade around 12:40 pm and then you can come back to the festival once the initial crowds following the parade die down inside. More information to come for our 2019 celebrations.

Want to volunteer you or your organization participate the day of the event?  Click Here!