Special Events

CANNOLI FESTIVAL

  • DATE: Thursday, October 3, 2019
  • RAIN DATE: Thursday, October 10, 2019
  • TIME: 5:00 p.m.—9:00 p.m.
  • SITE: Downtown Leominster


SCARECROWS IN THE ORCHARD FESTIVAL AT SHOLAN FARMS

  • DATEs: October 12 - 14, 2019
  • SITE: Sholan Farms


HALLOWEEN PARADE

Dress in your favorite costume as we parade through downtown then trick or treat to local businesses. There is NO theme this year, use your own creativity. It is a traditionally safe way to celebrate the day.

  • DATE: Saturday, October 19, 2019
  • RAIN DATE: Saturday, October 26, 2019
  • TIME:Meet at 12:30 p.m. (LCU Parking Lot) Parade begins at 1:00 p.m. After the parade there will be Trick-orTreating at downtown businesses and Monument Park
  • SITE: Downtown Leominster and Monument Park


CHRISTMAS TREE SHOP AT SHOLAN FARMS

  • Opens Friday, November 22, 2019


FESTIVAL OF TREES

Please join us at city hall for the festival of trees. This event starts right after Thanksgiving and runs through December 16th. You will see a variety of different lights and decorations.

  • DATES: November 25 - December 16, 2019
  • SITE: City Hall Auditorium


WINTER STROLL & TREE LIGHTING

Please join us for some fun, holiday cheer and lots of great activities as we kick off the holiday spirit at the downtown stroll.

  • DATE: Saturday, December 7, 2019
  • TIME: Parade of Lights = 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
              Tree Lighting = 5:00 p.m.
  • SITE: Downtown Leominster


LEOMINSTER LIGHTS

  • DATE: Saturday, December 14, 2019
  • TIME: 5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
  • SITE: Locations throughout the city


GARDENMANIA

  • DATE: Thursday, January 30, 2020
  • TIME: 6:00 p.m.—8:00 p.m.
  • SITE: City Hall, Tata Auditorium


GOUNDHOG DAY with FEATHERSTONE

  • DATE: Friday, January 31, 2020
  • TIME: 8:00 a.m.
  • SITE: Monument square


LEOMINSTER RESTAURANT WEEK

  • DATES: Sunday, February 16 - Saturday, February 22, 2020
  • SITES: Restaurants throughout the town


INDOOR DRIVE-IN MOVIE NIGHT

  • DATE: Wednesday, February 19, 2020
  • TIME: 5:15 p.m. doors open, 6:30 p.m. show time
  • SITE: City Hall, Tata Auditorium


ONCE UPON A TIME

  • DATE: Saturday, February 22, 2020
  • TIME: 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
  • SITE: City Hall, Tata Auditorium


FREE WINTER EVENT AT BARRETT PARK IN LEOMINSTER

Come enjoy nature, get some fresh air and exercise at Barrett Park! The Leominster Recreation Department, Project Apples, Leominster Trail Stewards, Leominster Fire Department, Emergency Management and Boy Scouts are joining together to offer a free winter event on Saturday, February 22, 2020 from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

  • Leominster Fire Department and Emergency Management will speak about ice safety and ice rescue – Come see the hovercraft used for ice rescue and meet the rescue team.
  • Leominster Trail Stewards will offer guided hikes through the trails – if snow, bring your snowshoes.
  • Project Apples will offer a guided “Story Walk” around the park.
  • Troop 11 Boy Scouts will demonstrate how to make ice rescue claws and build snow shelters or igloos – if there is snow

Come enjoy the bonfire and hot cocoa provided by Emergency Management, go skating, build a snowman (bring your own accessories) and much more! Don’t miss out on this fun filled day



ANNUAL FISHING DERBY

Join us for our annual fishing derby for youths ages 14 and younger; children under 12 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. Please bring a bucket for fish caught and a bait container. There is a three trout limit. The derby is sponsored by the Leominster Recreation Department, local businesses and contractors, and The Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife. A great weekend activity!

Prizes awarded at 11:15 a.m.

  • DATE: Saturday, April 11, 2020 AGES: 14 and younger
  • SITE: Barrett Park Pond TIME: 7:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
  • COST: Free entrance just pre-register in the program building that morning. Refreshments and bait available for purchase.


EASTER FUNDAY

The Easter Bunny invites all children to celebrate springtime and join the fun at City Hall. We will have activities for children and opportunity for pictures with the Easter Bunny. Don’t miss out!

  • DATE: Friday, April 10, 2020
  • TIME: 10:00 a.m.—3:00 p.m.
  • SITE: City Hall, Tata Auditorium


Make sure to check out Facebook Events Page for a full listing of Recreation Department events and programs! For city-wide events, keep your eye on the City of Leominster's official calendar too!