Thank You to all Sponsors, Vendors, and Attendees for making this year possible!


In its 22nd year, the Heritage Festival will yet again be the meeting grounds for over 4,000 attendees and over one hundred vendors from across Boston’s metrowest region. This weekend-long celebration commemorates the vast array of ethnicities and cultures, as well as the rich history of Marlborough and the surrounding communities.

Come this September, downtown Marlborough will be revitalized with a breath of fresh air that will be the 2017 Heritage Festival. Starting off with a state-of-the-art laser show on Freedom Friday, Marlborough will be the place to be all weekend long throughout the duration of Unity Day and Celebration Sunday!


Marlborough, MA


Friday to Sunday
September 15 to 17, 2017

Event Format

The 2017 Heritage Festival will take place from Friday September 15th to Sunday September 17th. Each day will add its own dynamic and purpose to the overall experience the festival has to offer. Each day will have the capacity to stand on its own in regards to attractions for the whole family to enjoy!

The three-day celebration kicks off with live music, an array of street vendors, and a KidZone all in front of the illuminated Frank D. Walker building. This event is completely FREE and fun for all ages!

Gazebo Stage
5 hours of Live Bluegrass, Country, Folk, Pop and Rock music!

Face painting, train rides, games, life-sized super heroes & princesses!

Sunset Yoga
FREE group yoga class for all levels! Achieve your balance and spiritual well-being as the sun sets! Group classes offered for sunrise, kid, and baby-wearing yoga all weekend!

Funky Friday (21+)
For patrons of age, make sure you get down to Funky Murphy’s with the rest of the city and let the DJ and drink specials do the rest! This is the official after-party of Freedom Friday!

A day for families, community members and all to see, taste and experience the different cultures of Marlborough! Choose one or more of our NEW and exciting Unity Day attractions to enjoy!

Heritage Trail
A culture walk through downtown with representation of Marlboro’s prominent cultures complete with vendors

Cultural Stage
5 hours of culturally diverse performances for all ages equipped with an Oktoberfest beverage tent for (21+)

Wine & Cheese Festival
Taste wine and cheese from around the globe

Williams Tavern
An interactive walk through Marlborough’s rich history presented by the Historical Society! Paying tribute to the historic Williams Tavern on top of the Court St parking garage will be The Heritage Festival Main Stage  enhanced with a full-scale production

Today we celebrate as a community! Main Street will be closed from Rt. 85 to Rt. 20 and lined with 150+ vendors. The chili-chowder competition will be heating up on the parking garage rooftop and we will be giving out numerous Community Awards, as well as crowning a victor to the Chili-Chowder Challenge!

Main Street Mile
Highland City Striders will be back with their annual fun run for everyone starting at 9am!

8th Annual Chili-Chowder Challenge
A rooftop, lots of chili, lots of chowder, and just one ticket necessary. Be your own judge and taste the best that local eateries and regional restaurants have to offer!

Celebration Stage
Live DJ to start the morning off with more live music to follow! Closing ceremonies finished with the annual community awards and winners of the weekend’s competitions!

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Festival Schedule

The Heritage Festival weekend will be jam packed with things to do. Check out our festival schedule below.
  • Freedom Friday

    September 15th, 2017

  • Unity Day

    September 16th, 2017

  • Celebration Sunday

    September 17th, 2017

  • 05:00 PM - 06:30 PM
    Gazebo Stage
    Gazebo Stage

  • 06:45 PM - 07:45 PM
    Gazebo Stage

  • 07:45 PM - 07:55 PM
    Gazebo Stage

  • 07:55 PM - 08:20 PM

  • 08:25 PM - 08:50 PM

  • 09:00 PM - 10:00 PM

  • 10:01 PM - 2:00 AM
    Funky Murphy

  • 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM


Be Sure to Buy your Tickets Soon as the prices will be going up!

William’s Tavern

Early bird: $10 before Sept. 5th
Pre-sale: $15 between Sept. 5th and 16th.
Day of Event: $20

Chili-Chowder Challenge


Weekend Passes

Early Bird: $15 before Sept. 5th
Pre-Sale: $20 before Sept 16th.


Day Sponsors

Partner Sponsors

Chili-Chowder Challenge Sponsor

Media Sponsor

OktoberFest Sponsor

Supporter Sponsors

Friend Sponsors

Entertainment Sponsors

Kidzone Sponsors


Are You Interested in Being a Vendor During the Festival?

The 22nd Heritage Festival will be a fun filled time where thousands will be enjoying themselves. We are looking for vendors for the weekend, if you are interested please click below:


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