Things To Do Near You – February 2024

The new year is in full swing in Central Massachusetts as we enter the second month of the year! While the snow and ice come and go this winter, we’re warming up with some amazing community events unfolding this February. From mellow afternoon activities to live performances, outdoor adventures, and more – there’s something for everyone this month. Keep reading to learn all about local fun happenings near you!

Award Winning Blues

Vanessa Collier sits on a chair holding a saxophone.

Get ready to be immersed in the genre-melding music of Vanessa Collier on February 3rd at The Bull Run Restaurant in Shirley. The 7-time Blues Music Award nominee is bringing a fiery and passionate performance you won’t forget! Prepare to lose yourself in the soulful sounds of saxophone and vocals woven into a masterful setlist that’s sure to leave you feeling inspired. Check out The Bull Run’s website for more information on this and other upcoming events.

Watercolor Workshop

Two small figurines are posed on a watercolor palette

Calling all creative spirits! Get ready to bring your imagination to life at the Beginner Watercolor Painting class on February 5th in Groton. Channel your inner artist and discover a new hobby in this immersive community art class. Mark your calendars for an amazing opportunity to engage your creativity and learn a new skill! You can find more information here.

Rock for a Cause

Dust off your leather jackets and get ready to rock out on February 10th at “Rock The Night Away,” featuring The Barn Burners at The Billiard’s Cafe in Ayer. Get ready to immerse yourself in an evening of amazing music, community building, and a cozy atmosphere. Don’t miss your chance to support local students – all proceeds will be donated to the Harvard Schools Trust. Gather your friends and secure your tickets now for an evening jam-packed with amazing live performances for a cause! 

Mindful Movement

Reach your wellness goals and discover the power of mindfulness on February 13th at the Mindfulness Pilates class in Groton. Stretch, bend, and move your way through gentle movements and meditative exercises with expert guidance at this amazing community event. Don’t miss out on the fun – join in for an afternoon of relaxation and exercise. Check out the Prescott Community Center calendar for more information!

Outdoor Adventures

Shake off your winter blues and get ready to hike, snowshoe, and cross-country ski at Saima Park on February 17th in Fitchburg. Join The Finnish Center from 10am-3pm and discover the magic of nature in Central Massachusetts. Bring your family and make memories that’ll last a lifetime. Fluff up your scarves and mark your calendars for a day of fun in the winter sun! You can find more information here.

Puzzles Galore!

Cozy up for an afternoon of mind-bending fun with puzzles on February 21st at the Ayer Public Library. Challenge yourself in a warm and relaxing atmosphere while you put the pieces together on an amazing afternoon! If you’re looking to get out of the cold, come on down to the public library for this installment of their Cozy Activities series this winter. Be sure to check out the library’s events calendar for more cozy fun for all ages, including movie nights, book clubs, and craft workshops!  You can find more information about library events here.

Stave off the winter chill and celebrate this month with an array of exciting activities in our local community. Whether you’re looking for a creative outlet, working on your fitness goals, or spending quality time with friends and family, you’re sure to find an amazing local event to get you moving this season. Join in on the fun and support our vibrant local community by coming out for these awesome events. And be sure to check back here next month for more things to do in Central Massachusetts!