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Press Releases

Our media announcements highlight our efforts to enhance Downtown Worcester.

Third Annual Downtown Worcester Winter Festival Takes Over Downtown on Saturday, February 3, 2024


The Downtown Worcester Business Improvement District is excited to announce the third annual Downtown Worcester Winter Festival will take place on Saturday, February 3, from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. This free event is presented by the BID, Bay State Savings Bank, the City of Worcester, and Streetplus.

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Two Experienced Leaders Join Downtown Worcester BID Board


The Downtown Worcester Business Improvement District proudly welcomes two distinguished professionals, Evelyn Cabrera and Seth Pitts, to its Board of Directors. Their inclusion is a meaningful step for the BID, tapping into their experience and expertise to further the organization’s mission of fostering economic growth, improving quality of life, and contributing to the vitality of Downtown Worcester.

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New Downtown Worcester Awards


The Downtown Worcester Business Improvement District is thrilled to announce the recipients of two awards that recognize outstanding contributions to the transformation and enrichment of our city center. The inaugural Downtown Visionary Award and Heart of Downtown Award celebrate individuals and groups who have shown passion for and commitment to the ongoing revitalization and inclusivity of Downtown Worcester.

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Downtown Worcester BID Renewed for Five-Year Term


The Downtown Worcester Business Improvement District announces the successful renewal of its mandate for another five years, commencing on July 1, 2024. This milestone marks a significant moment in the ongoing efforts to transform Downtown Worcester into a vibrant destination district.

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New Saturday Mercados Hit Main Street Starting July 22 7/13/23

Downtown Worcester Business Improvement District Launches Multi-Language Website 6/28/23

“Out to Lunch” Festival & Farmers’ Market Returns to Worcester Common for August 2023 6/21/23

“Movies on the Common” Return to Downtown Worcester for Summer 2023 6/1/23

Free Community Workshop for New Public Art Installation at Worcester Public Library 5/17/23

Two Influential Local Leaders Join the Downtown Worcester Business Improvement District Board of Directors 4/4/23

Downtown Worcester BID Welcomes Local Entrepreneur Victoria Mariano as its New Program Director 3/21/23

Creative Hub & Artist Sharinna Travieso Selected for Public Art & Lighting Project at the Worcester Public Library 3/13/23

Downtown Worcester BID & Perrone Landscaping Present the Downtown Worcester Winter Festival on Saturday, February 18 2/15/23

Downtown Worcester BID and Worcester Public Library Team Up for Public Art & Lighting Installation on Salem Street 11/29/22

$40k in Economic Development Bill Earmarked for BID to Address Quality of Life Issues Downtown 11/16/22

Worcester Awarded $25,000 Grant to Focus on Quality of Life Downtown 11/3/22

Downtown Worcester Business Improvement District Enlivens Storefronts with Local Art 5/17/22

Business Improvement District Awarded $75,000 Grant 4/20/22

Downtown Worcester Business Improvement District Unveils New Website 3/21/22

BID Brings Olympic Spirit to Downtown 1/21/22

BID Releases Downtown Worcester Pandemic Recovery Plan 12/10/21

Lighting & Window Displays Add to Winter Festivities 12/3/21

Community Input Sought for Recovery Plans 9/21/21

BID Provides New Outdoor Dining Options Downtown 7/27/21

New Waste Disposal Units Mean Cleaner Downtown Sidewalks 7/23/21

Artists’ Window Displays Enliven Vacant Storefronts 6/30/21

Tourism Recovery Grant to Support Marketing August Celebration 4/26/21

Downtown Worcester to Receive Recovery Planning Assistance 3/10/21

Ambassador Program Highlighted in New Video 11/25/20

Artists Showcase Public Desires for Downtown Worcester 10/16/20

Artists Transform Storefronts as Part of Planning Initiative 9/1/20

BID Releases First Call for Art 8/4/20