See What’s Happening in Marlborough!
For a small city, Marlborough’s events calendar really packs a big punch! From the region’s largest Labor Day Parade, to food festivals, music concerts, and a variety of family-friendly community gatherings, Marlborough’s events offer a little something for everyone.
The annual Marlborough Labor Day Parade is the largest in New England. Since its first run in 1952, participation has grown from just 12 marching units to an impressive variety of more than 150 bands, floats and entertainers.
The 2nd annual Marlborough Food Truck Festival returns this year and is including the ARTS! We will be celebrating the city’s rich culture with interactive art installments, live bands and performances, an artist marketplace & more! Most of Main Street & the surrounding parking lots will host the event, which will also include touch-a-truck, games and raffles from our local community groups, and beer and cocktail offerings from local breweries and restaurants. This year’s event is on Sunday, September 18th, 11am – 5pm. More information available soon.
The annual Marlborough Car Show is one of the city’s premiere summer events. Organized by the United Brethren Masonic Lodge in Marlborough and the Push Rods Car Club of Waltham, this free, fun exhibit takes place on Main Street and features more than 250 classics, muscle cars, hot rods, exotics and antiques. It is also a fundraising event that has quietly raised more than $75,000 for various local and regional charities. This year’s event will be on Sunday, June 5th (rain date: June 19th).
The Saints Anargyroi Greek Festival takes place in Marlborough every Labor Day weekend. It is a glorious celebration of Greek food, pastries, souvenirs, Greek dancing and performers, face painting and kids’ games. The festival takes place at the Saints Anargyroi Greek Orthodox Church on Cashman and Central Streets.
The annual Evening of Giving has been a Marlborough social calendar highlight for over 20 years. The event is held in support of Roland’s House—the Marlboro-Hudson Homeless Shelter—and offers an evening of fundraising and socializing, fine food and drinks, and music and dancing. The Evening of Giving is typically held in late November or early December and draws more than 1,200 attendees.
Residents and local employees volunteer to help beautify the city through this annual opportunity to come together and show their community pride. T-shirts are given out and refreshments are provided for those who participate in this event. This year’s event is on Saturday, April 30th (Rain date: Sunday, May 1st).
The annual Brazil Fest will take place on Saturday August 20th at Bethel Presbyterian Church located at 373 Lincoln Street. This all day festival includes musical and dance performances, activities for children and a variety of Brazilian food & drink offerings. Come celebrate the vibrant Brazilian culture in our city!