Cultural Affairs & Special Events

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Office of Cultural Affairs and Special Events Overview

The Office of Cultural Affairs & Special Events (CASE) is the official arts and events agency for the City of Lowell, MA. Established by City ordinance in May 2008, CASE's mission is to help create a high quality cultural environment that offers appealing experiences to the city’s diverse population, stimulates economic development, enhances quality of life and encourages people to experience and participate in the culture of the community. As both a service and presenting organization, CASE accomplishes this mission by planning yearly community events including:

  • 4th of July Celebration 
  • Monster Bash
  • City of Lights Parade & Celebration
  • Winterfest

Logistical Support


CASE provides logistical support for large and small events, including the Lowell Folk Festival, the Lowell Kinetic Sculpture Race, Bay State Marathon, Blues 'n Brews, Puerto Rican Festival, the Southeast Asian Water Festival and others. CASE can provide assistance with your event permitting process. 


CASE assists production companies of any size who choose Lowell as their production location and promotes Lowell as a valuable and exciting film-making destination. CASE aids with site selection and coordination of City services. Click here to find out more

Promotion and Marketing


CASE also works to promote Lowell as a tourist and visitor destination by marketing Lowell and all the great things to do and see in the city through a variety of channels.

At the heart of this effort is the #Lowell: There's A Lot To Like campaign and, the City's web page highlighting all there is to like about Lowell — museums, restaurants, galleries, events and historical tours.


CASE can help residents and event producers promote their event on the City's self-serve Community Events Calendar. You can access that calendar at

Holiday Hours 

The Office of Cultural Affairs and Special Events will be closed Monday, December 25th 2023 and re-open on Tuesday, January 2nd 2024.