West Concord Cultural District Presents Fall Events and Exhibitions

This fall, the West Concord Junction Cultural District Committee invites you to celebrate West Concord’s industrial history as a vibrant, multicultural, entrepreneurial factory and mill town through a mural, a photo exhibit, a documentary screening, and other events.

Events and Exhibitions:

All are invited to attend an unveiling of a new 24’ x 8’  full-color grand mural designed by Edward Feather and painted by a team of West Concord artists on Saturday, September 24th, 2022 at 11:00AM in front of 30 Beharrell Street.

Between September 24th and November 30th, the Fowler Branch of the Concord Free Public Library will host a photo exhibit of the people and places of industrial West Concord.

  • On Saturday, October 15, Discover West Concord Day, at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m., the Fowler Library will show Rivers, Rails, and Revenues, a documentary about West Concord’s industrial history made by students of Susan Erickson’s 5th grade class in 2000. On the same day, the Concord Visitor Center will offer free walking tours about West Concord’s past and present, including industrial history, beginning at 10:00AM and 1:00PM.
  • The Concord Conservatory of Music will feature in its November monthly ‘Listening Project’ a selection of music related to the West Concord industrial history era.
  • For more information about any of the events click here

The West Concord Junction Cultural District is a charming village center that offers a wide range of arts, dining, shopping, entertainment, and recreational activities available for residents and visitors alike.

The Junction gets its name from the historic crossing of the Fitchburg Railroad and the Framingham/ Lowell Railroad. In the mid- to late-1800’s the Junction was a bustling center of activity with more than 100 trains stopping or passing through daily. Today the MBTA Commuter Rail service still runs on the Fitchburg Railroad, and the Framingham/Lowell line is now the Bruce Freeman Rail Trail.

While here, explore the diversity of shops, businesses, and cultural locations—enjoy a cup of coffee or an ice cream, pick up a fresh loaf of bread or connect with friends over a meal inside or outdoors. Visit our numerous art galleries, local outdoor murals, theater, dance, and musical venues, or consider taking a class!


The Industry Project is presented by the West Concord Junction Cultural District Committee, with funding support from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency. The project is also made possible by the generous West Concord community funding support of presenting sponsors Trashology and the Green Labs Recycling. This is also made possible by supporting sponsor Plug Power. Additional local support was provided from the Concord Cultural Council, a local agency that is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.

Happy Birthday, Concord! Free history tours all week to Concord residents!

Happy 387th Birthday, Concord!

September 12th marks Concord’s 387th Birthday!

The Concord Visitor Center will commemorate the event with 1pm daily history tours during the week of September 12-17th, free to all Concord residents with proof of residency!

Visit Visitor Center for more info!

And Happy 20 years to the Concord Visitor Center! Swing by the Visitor Center, 58 Main Street, 12:30pm on Thursday, September 15th for ribbon cutting and cake!

2022 Kicks for Cancer Weekend

The Lois Wells Memorial Kicks for Cancer event returns to Concord-Carlisle High School (CCHS) on September 24! Year after year, KICKS brings the community together to support local high school soccer teams and raise funds to advance women’s cancer research. Since 2007, Kicks for Cancer has raised over $665,000 for the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in memory of CCHS Coach Steve Wells’ mother Lois. The soccer games start early in the day and stretch into the evening—with players taking to the fields wearing jerseys with the name of a loved one who has battled cancer displayed on their backs. Field Hockey and Volleyball teams will also compete in their pink and teal throughout the morning. Tickets will be available at the gate on the day of the event. Food will be available throughout the day (cash only). The game schedule is available at https://www.kicksforcancer1.org under “Kicks Weekend”.

Click to listen to podcast  – Ray Pavlik and Trish Siefer talk about how Kicks for Cancer Weekend got started, how it evolved and what is happening throughout the Weekend.


The Mighty Moose 5k is part of Kicks for Cancer weekend and all funds raised by Mighty Moose and Kicks for Cancer support the same important cause! The donations support the work of Dr. Kevin Elias of the Brigham & Women’s Hospital and Dana Farber Cancer Institute. Dr. Elias and his research team are on the forefront of ovarian cancer research and have developed a groundbreaking new blood test for early detection and diagnosis of the disease, which can save the lives of thousands of women every year.

The $500,000 we raise this year will enable Dr. Elias’s laboratory to expand their staff and significantly increase the numbers of samples processed in the MiDe study. This level of funding will also enable Dr. Elias to use archival (previously collected) samples to start validating the test in women without known risk factors for ovarian cancer, which is a key step in saving many thousands of lives every year.

Please register and join us on Sunday, September 25!! We are blessed to have such an incredibly generous and supportive Mighty Moose community, and we are grateful for your continued support.

Get your lawn signs!

17th Annual Concord Ag Day!

17TH ANNUAL CONCORD AG DAY: September 10th, 2022

10am – 2pm right on Main Street in downtown Concord

Concord Ag Day is a once a year farmers’ market celebrating local agriculture organized by the Concord Agriculture Committee to showcase Concord farms and local produce. This unique market showcases the bounty of Concord’s many farm businesses at the height of the growing season.

Ag Day 2022 will feature your favorite Concord Farmers selling their bounty, as well as the return of the famous Veggie Race Track this year sponsored by Vanderhoof Hardware! In addition, several Concord nonprofits will be there with information on a variety of environmental and ‘ag’ related topics. Come experience what Concord’s land can produce!

2022 Ag Day farm participants include:

To Celebrate Ag Day the Concord Free Public Library in partnership with Concord Conservatory of Music is holding a free outdoor concert on the library lawn on also on September 10th from 11am-1pm: Tader Shipley & Maxfield Anderson ‘s sound is rooted in classic country and western, welcoming elements of bluegrass, traditional string band music, musical theater, and modern folk.

Additionally the Concord Library will have a table at the Ag Day market to donate books, and to purchase used books to support the Friends of the Library.

Please come enjoy Concord’s wonderful downtown!


The Concord Ag Committee with Minuteman Media Network has been working on a series of videos highlighting Concord farmers’ work throughout the season – please enjoy the three already finished on youtube!

February 2022: Verrill Farm

March 2022: Hutchins Farm

May 2022: Barrett’s Mill Farm

Coming Soon!
April: Saltbox Farm
June: The Farm at Walden Woods
August: Marshall Farm


Check out Guide to Concord Farms

Read more about AG Day

So much happening at Concord Conservatory of Music!

Join us at Concord Conservatory of Music’s Discovery Day Open House!

Saturday, September 10th, from 1 – 3 pm—a free, fun, and interactive event for kids and adults! Experience our Instrument Exploration, which allows you to play instruments in a safe environment. We’ll guide you to determine which instrument is right for you and your kids.

Sign-up for free Music & Movement and Group Keyboard demo classes and sample the Concord Open Bluegrass Jam (3-4 pm) at concordconservatory.org. Enter a raffle at Discovery Day for a chance to win a free 2022 CCM fall group class! Anyone registering for a group class at the Discovery Day will receive a 10% discount. Financial assistance available. 978-369-0010.



Free Trial Group Classes at Concord Conservatory of Music

Sign-up for a free kids or adult group class during the week of September 12 – 17th! CCM Group Classes for kids and adults provide excellence in music education balancing rigor with the joy and fun of creating music. Small classes give each student individual attention, yet learning in a social experience. Discover all our Early Childhood classes, Group Keyboard, Rhythmic Solfège, Beginner Vocals, and the Girls Chorus for kids as well as banjo, guitar, and ukulele classes for adults. Financial assistance available.

Sign-up at ConcordConservatory.org

(978) 369-0010


Be a band or ensemble member at Concord Conservatory of Music

Playing in a group unlocks opportunities for advancement, skill development, and fun! CCM welcomes all musicians to join an ensemble, including students not participating in private lesson instruction at the school. All strings and piano players can join a chamber or jazz group. Want to rock it out instead? We encourage percussion, guitar, electric bass, piano, saxophone, and trumpet players, in addition to singers, to join a Rock Lab. We’ll match you up with players of similar age and level who are interested in playing the same kinds of music. Get weekly coaching from professional musicians plus access to workshops and performance opportunities. ConcordConservatory.org/info@concordconservatory.org/(978) 369-0010. Financial assistance available.