Things To Do Near You – May 2024

As the weather warms up, it’s time to get out and enjoy all the exciting events happening in our community. From toe-tappin’ line dancing at Wachusett Brewing Company to a mesmerizing Full Moon Tour of DeCordova sculpture park, there’s something for everyone this month. Lace up your walking shoes, mark your calendars, and get ready for a month filled with laughter, music, wellness, and adventure! 

Line Dancing

Get ready to kick up your heels and dance the night away at Wachusett Brewing Company’s line dancing extravaganza on May 1st in Westminster! Dust off your boots and join in for a boot-scootin’ good time filled with country tunes, cold brews, and plenty of laughs.  Don’t miss out on the chance to two-step and do-si-do your way into a memorable evening at Wachusett Brewing Company! If you can’t make this date, don’t worry! There’s another line dancing shindig on May 15th! Learn more.

Historic Walking Tour

Lace up your walking shoes and step back in time on May 4th with a journey to Gibbet Hill and Bancroft’s Castle! Explore the rich history of Groton as you trek from Prescott Community Center to the iconic Gibbet Hill, a symbol of the town’s heritage since its founding in 1655. Delve into the captivating tale of William Amos Bancroft, the visionary behind the majestic castle perched atop the hill.  Join local historian Joshua Vollmar for an unforgettable adventure through time and landscape! Registration required! Learn more.

Electrifying Live Music

Get ready to be blown away by the electrifying blues-rock sounds of Eliza Neals at The Bull Run Restaurant in Shirley on May 10th! Hailing from Detroit, this powerhouse vocalist and musician is taking the blues world by storm with her soulful vocals and dynamic stage presence. With a background in Motown and opera, Neals brings a unique blend of traditional blues with a modern twist, captivating audiences worldwide. Don’t miss your chance to witness her award-winning performance and experience the evolution of blues music firsthand! Learn more.

Women's Wellness Workshop

Join Clear Path for Veterans for a revitalizing Women’s Wellness event on May 11th and every second Saturday of the month thereafter! Dive into engaging discussions, find support within our community, and discover the array of wellness opportunities available through Clear Path. Mark your calendars and join in for a morning of empowerment, connection, and rejuvenation—no registration required! Learn more.

Can't Miss Comedy!

Get ready to laugh until your sides ache at The Boulder Cafe’s Comedy Night in Fitchburg on May 15th! Come out for an uproarious evening filled with hilarious stand-up acts, side-splitting jokes, and plenty of good vibes. From seasoned comedians to rising stars of the comedy scene, this lineup promises non-stop entertainment that’ll leave you in stitches. Whether you’re looking for a fun night out with friends or just need a good laugh to lift your spirits, this event is not to be missed! Learn more.

GrotonFest Spring Into Summer

Gear up for the ultimate kick-off to summer at GrotonFest Spring Into Summer festival on May 19th! Dive into a day of exploration as you discover the latest and greatest offerings from a wide array of local businesses and organizations. From outdoor adventures to delicious food trucks and everything in between, there’s something for everyone to enjoy! Don’t miss out on the fun—join the community at Prescott Community Center from 11am to 4pm for a day packed with excitement! Learn more.

Full Moon Art Tour

Experience art under the enchanting glow of the full moon at the DeCordova sculpture park on May 23rd in Lincoln! Gather your loved ones for a magical after-hours tour where sculptures come to life in the moonlight, creating a truly mesmerizing atmosphere. Led by knowledgeable museum guides, these small group tours promise an immersive experience lasting 60-75 minutes.  Whether you’re an art enthusiast, nature lover, or simply seeking a unique evening adventure, this Full Moon Tour is an event you won’t want to miss! Learn more. 

With so many incredible events happening this May, there’s no shortage of opportunities to make unforgettable memories and connect with our community. Whether you’re exploring historic landmarks, indulging in live music performances, or immersing yourself in the beauty of nature under the glow of the full moon, each experience promises to be unique and enriching. As we kick off this month, let’s carry the spirit of adventure and camaraderie into the summer ahead. Stay tuned for more exciting events and adventures near you!