Free Historic
Walking Tours

Leaves from the Strikers' Monument on the Common across from City Hall and goes through the mill district, focusing on the Strike of 1912.



Join the Lawrence Arts House as they host the KidzZone with tons of creative activities throughout the day.

Face Painting

Pick your favorite or come up with your own design!

Stephanie Beach Magic Show

Stephanie Beach is a Professional Magician specializing in Comedy Magic. Prepared to be amazed!

Frost Stage, 1:15-1:55pm

Free Historic
Trolley Tours

FREE 50 minute tour of the historic mill town, Lawrence, MA. Departs from City Hall every 30 minutes starting at 12:00pm, with the last trolley at 4:00pm. Get TICKETS in advance at the Friends of Lawrence Heritage State Park tent (these fill up quickly). 

Los paseos en trolley con guía en español salen a las 2:00pm y 4:00pm. Busque su boleta en la mesa de “Friends of Lawrence Heritage State Park.”

Social Justice
Sign Painting

Have a cause that you support? Try your hand at making a sign and then march around the Festival grounds like a striker!


Our friends from Zoo Creatures will be at the Festival so you can try your own at touching a reptile as well as learning more about other cool creatures!

Sign Up for a
Library Card

The Friends of the Lawrence Public Library will be on site, selling books to raise funds for the Library and also helping individuals of all ages sign up for a library card!

Art Car

New to the Festival, Gunther the Chalkboard Car by POW! WOW! Worcester, allows attendees to design one part of the car while the artist continues the design and the result is a cool, collaborative piece of mobile art!

Pony Rides

JJ Ponies is back with pony rides available throughout the day.

Portraits by Ed Bray

Have your portrait hand-drawn by Festival favorite, Ed Bray!

Food Vendors

Hungry? We welcome all of our family visitors to enjoy the wonderful multi-cultural food vendors we have available at the Festival in our Food Court!

PO Box 1137

Lawrence, MA 01842

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