Events and Cultural Activities


May 12 - June 4

3:00 PM or 8:00 PM

The Color Purple
A joyous testament to the healing power of love, based on the novel by Alice Walker
By Marsha Norman, with music and lyrics by Brenda Russell, Allee Willis, and Stephen Bray

This glorious musical adaptation of Alice Walker’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel spotlights Celie, a young woman whose personal awakening over the course of 40 years forms the arc of an epic story. With a joyous Tony Award-winning score featuring jazz, ragtime, gospel, African music and blues, The Color Purple is a story of hope, an intensely moving American classic, and a triumphant theatrical treasure.

The Color Purple | The Umbrella Arts Center 
The Umbrella Theater

Color Purple
June 11, 20231 PM - 3PMRace Amity Day
In 2015, Massachusetts legislature signed into law an act proclaiming the second Sunday in June as “Race Amity Day” and encouraged communities throughout the commonwealth to host events that seek to bring people of different races and cultures together in a spirit of friendship and collaboration.
For more information on Race Amity Day.
Alcott School
93 Laurel St. Concord, MA
June 13, 20237:00 PM

The Concord Natural Resources Division, together with the Concord Land Conservation Trust and Sudbury Valley Trustees, will hosting a public workshop on design of the future All Persons Trail to be constructed at the Assabet River Bluff conservation land on Tuesday June 13th at the Harvey Wheeler Community Center ( 1276 Main Street ).  

The Assabet River Bluff conservation land overlooks the Assabet River and abuts the Bruce Freeman Rail Trail at the corner of Upland and Old Marlboro Road.  The seven-acre property at 2B Upland Road and 406 Old Marlboro Road was acquired by the Town of Concord in 2022 and divided into a one-acre parcel dedicated to affordable housing and a six-acre parcel of conservation land. 

The All Persons Trail will be located on the six-acre conservation parcel with the purpose of providing people of all abilities with an opportunity to experience and enjoy nature.  We welcome everyone with an interest or would like to share their thoughts, suggestions, and hopes for this trail to attend the workshop and help us make this the best trail possible!

1276 Main Street, Concord, MA

Assabet River Bluff Workshop
June 17, 20234 PM - 6 PMCelebrate Pride Month with family and friends with a Karaoke Pool Party at the Beede Recreation Center.

Pre-registration is required at
Beede Recreation CenterRainbow Pool float with microphone in a blue pool
June 19, 2023Noon - 4 p.m.Juneteenth
Join the Town of Concord for its first-ever town-wide celebration of Juneteenth in collaboration with Concord Recreation and The Robbins House!
Robbins House, 320 Monument St.Concord Juneteenth Poster