Light up Lowell
Downtown Lowell is home to not one, but two nightly LED light shows! At sundown every day, walk around downtown to see the dramatic lighting of the John E. Cox (Bridge Street) Bridge and the Merrimack Canal. In addition, several architectural treasures have dramatic lighting highlighting their unique features.
John E. Cox Memorial Bridge
Best Viewed from the “Mile of Mills” Merrimack Riverwalk or Kerouac Park
The John E. Cox Memorial Bridge, historically the Central Bridge and informally called the Bridge Street Bridge, is a one of the oldest bridges in Lowell. It is 474 feet long and has more than 220 LED fixtures. Every night at sundown, it lights up with a seasonal show. It also has special holiday shows:
Learn more at http://www.lowellwaterways.com/
Martin Luther King Jr. Day
St Patrick’s Day
Greek Independence Day
Lowell Folk Festival
Breast Cancer Awareness
November 28-December 6
Best Viewed from Lucy Larcom Park
The mills along the banks of the Merrimack River once hummed relentlessly, turning out more textiles than anyplace else on earth. But that was a long time ago. Starting in the 1920s, the mills that had made Lowell an industrial powerhouse since the time of the American Revolution fell silent, leaving the city’s once bustling canal virtually empty. The waterway remained that way for decades until recent efforts to turn it into a tourist attraction began bringing people to the area. Now Lowell’s canal has taken another colorful step on its comeback trail, thanks to an artfully designed lighting display. (From https://audioeast.com/). Catch it every night starting at sundown.