In 2022 we launched the Mill City Festival Fund, a new approach to fundraising for City events. MCFF helped us elevate Lowell’s corner stone events and drew thousands of people to Lowell over the course of the year.

We hope to build on the success of 2022 and continue to increase the scope of our events. 2023 planning is well underway! Here is some exciting news:


We are excited to partner with the Lowell Memorial Auditorium for Winterfest again and are building on the successes of last year. This year we are expanding the very successful Art Market to both Friday and Saturday night! We are also focusing entirely on local performers and elevating Lowell’s fantastic artists.

Lowell 4th of July

Plans have already begun for July 4th, 2023, with the goal of an event on July 4th at Lelacheur Park. Last year we saw thousands of people attend even on the rain day, and we expect that to grow this year.

Kerouac Park Summer Series

Last year Kerouac Park was the host to new and emerging Lowell artists and provided free entertainment throughout the Summer. We hope to grow on that success this year, with the goal of bringing on a summer programmer coordinator to further utilize one of Lowell’s best outdoor performance venues.

City of Lights

2022 saw us grow City of Lights, adding performers throughout the afternoon to draw people downtown, elevating the production quality of the parade and welcoming new groups that truly represent all of Lowell to join us in the celebration. We plan to build on that in 2023, drawing even more people to the event.

Sponsorship Packages

Sponsorship packages include name recognition in signage at all events and in print and digital advertising and partner sites like the Greater Merrimack Valley and Convention and Visitors Bureau and Greater Lowell Chamber of Commerce. Sponsorship payments can be made as a one time payment or invoiced quarterly. This year’s sponsor levels reflect Winterfest, July 4th, Kerouac Park Summer Series and City of Lights.