Discover – What You Can Experience at the Lowell Folk Festival

Destination Lowell

Don’t miss Destination Lowell, your introduction to the arts and culture of this creative city. This year’s Destination Lowell will offer visitors a more engaging, interactive experience by transforming Merrimack Street into hubs of activity featuring Culture, entertainment, outdoor sports and local vendors. We hope that festival visitors will soon discover why There’s a Lot to Like about Lowell!

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Vendor Information

Commercial vending is restricted during the Lowell Folk Festival. If you are a commercial vendor who would like information about vending permits during the Festival, please contact us at

The restricted area is outlined in the map below.  Only Lowell Folk Festival authorized vendors are allowed to vend in the areas inside of the red line. Download a pdf of the Folk Festival Vendor Restriction Map.

For Event Sponsorship Opportunities, please contact us at

If you’re interested in sharing your traditional foods with festival-goers as one of the ethnic food vendors at the 2018 Lowell Folk Festival, please contact the ethnic food committee chair, Janis Malisewski janski44@aol.comRestricted Vendor Map



Art in the Courtyard


The Lowell Folk Festival presents Art in the Courtyard Arts and Fine Crafts, a venue of the Lowell Folk Festival in Lowell, Massachusetts, Saturday, July 28th from 12 Noon until 7:30PM and Sunday, July 29th from 12 Noon until 6:00PM. Art in the Courtyard is coordinated by the Brush Art Gallery. This exciting collaboration provides an opportunity for visitors to view and purchase some of the finest art and craft work.

Art in the Courtyard is held in the shaded, brick-lined courtyard between the National Historical Park Visitor Center and the Brush Art Gallery. Tents will be set up to provide a welcoming place, rain or shine. Conveniently situated between Market Street and the Dutton Stage, one of the main music and dance stages of the Folk Festival, Art in the Courtyard is a high-traffic spot during the festival. Local artists will also be displaying and selling their artwork at the neighboring Brush Art Gallery and Studios, creating a strong center for art and fine crafts for the Lowell Folk Festival.

2018 Vendors

Maureen Abdullah Jewelry from stones, wood, shell, glass, pearls, metals
Linda Bamboo Bamboo, Walking Stick Flutes, Bamboo Flutes, Bamboo Canes
Eling Chang hand sewn felt + fabric // watercolor + illustration
Jose Farinango — Jewelry Contemporary Native American Jewelry
Rafaela Gonzalez Handmade Beauty products
Dan Jacavanco Handcrafted, custom belts, wristwear, and more!
Karen Kearsley Small leather women’s accessories with high quality hardware
Tracy Levesque Original acrylic paintings, prints, greeting cards, coasters
Genevieve “Nev” Levin Henna Body Art
Renee Mallett Handmade bath, body, and beauty
Kristin McDonough I handcraft leather bags and other small leather accessories
Chikako Mukai Handcrafted handbags, accessories and clothing
Melissa Rocklen Hanging, Kinetic Sculptures
Wendy Steckler — Photography New England Landscapes
Carrie Wagner Watercolor and ink
Deb Wolf oil on canvas and re-purposed materials.
Peter Zimmerman Handmade borosilicate glass figures, marbles, pendants