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Welcome to Downtown Worcester

Downtown is a bustling hub of business and culture in the city of Worcester. The Hanover Theatre & Conservatory for the Performing Arts, DCU Center, Jean McDonough Arts Center (JMAC), Mercantile Center, and the Worcester Common are a few of the attractions that draw people to come experience all that Worcester has to offer.

Explore the diverse culture and creativity of the area. Art galleries, specialty shops, historic landmarks, incredible architecture, and a wide variety of cuisines are waiting for you in Downtown Worcester. Be sure to check out our events page for the latest happenings throughout Downtown Worcester.


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Plan Your Visit

Our Plan Your Visit page will give you the best travel tips for navigating Downtown Worcester. From directions and transportation options to local hotel recommendations, this page will ensure you have all the information you need for your visit. Check out the Itineraries section and discover all the fun, local gems that Downtown has to offer.

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Things to Do

Use our interactive map to plan your next Downtown visit! You also will find a listing of local businesses, services, specialty shops, and eateries. These helpful tools will simplify your planning as you explore the best that Downtown Worcester has to offer.

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Interested in learning more about the Downtown Worcester BID, the organization that works daily to enhance and promote our neighborhood, or want to join our dedicated team? Check out our About page! See how our mission, initiatives, and current projects benefit the people and local businesses of Downtown Worcester.

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Business Resources

Looking for a location for your business? Our Business Resources page provides important information for existing and prospective businesses that want to contribute to the success and prosperity of our vibrant neighborhood. Through this page, businesses can also learn more about our Ambassador Program, request supplemental services, and access important resources.


  • Meet the Artist: Victor “Marka27” Quiñonez

    Victor “Marka27” Quiñonez is an international street artist whose colorful works blend the worlds of street and pop culture with Mexican and indigenous influences. The artist has coined his signature style “Neo Indigenous.” Marka27 honed his skills and developed his trademark style long before “street art” was a term. Marka27 partners with major brands and downtown districts to create paintings, murals, drawings, mixed-media pieces, and more.  Read our latest blog to learn more about how Marka27 has contributed to Downtown Worcester’s art scene.

  • Take a Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Worcester BLM Mural and One of the Artists Behind It

    Within the past year, murals started to appear throughout the country, in a sign of solidarity for the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement. As a community committed to social justice and human rights, a group of over 500 volunteers helped to create a street mural along Worcester’s Major Taylor Boulevard. This all-inclusive street mural, completed by 18 local artists with the support of the City administration and other local organizations, is reflective of the great work that happens when a community comes together for a common cause. Read our latest blog to learn more.

  • Meet the Artist: Caleb Neelon

    Caleb Neelon’s Massachusetts roots have spread to the Worcester street art scene and helped blossom a new enclave of creativity in the community. In 2014, Caleb’s 4-story mural on Worcester’s Denholm building was the city’s first step in embracing public art, paving the way for the artists and works that would come after. Due, in part, to skilled muralists such as Neelon, Worcester’s walls have become a rich canvas, welcoming artists from around the world to experience Worcester. Read our latest blog to learn more.

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