Events & Activities

April 14, 2023: Someone Special Dance

  • Join us for the 4th annual Someone Special Dance. Kids in grades 2-5 (in Grafton schools) can bring a parent, grandparent, guardian, aunt, uncle or any adult that is special to them! Dress attire is encouraged but not required. Dance under the lights, take photos in the photo booth and snack on light refreshments ($). Fee: $10 per family. Pre-register by April 10 HERE.

SSD flyer 2023


May 6, 2023: Community Yard Sale

  • Set up in your own yard or reserve a space on Grafton Common. A map will be provided with a list of locations and items. Signs will be provided for households to indicate participation. Sign up to be a vendor by April 24 HERE. Fee: $10. Sale runs 9am-2pm.

yard sale flyer


May 13, 2023: Grafton Gazebo Road Race presented by Homefield Credit Union

  • The 32nd annual Grafton Gazebo Road Race returns for a second year as a 5K. Register by April 1 to be guaranteed an event t-shirt and by April 25 for the early bird price. There will be no on-site registration. Prizes for the top 3 overall male and female and awards for the top 3 in 10 female and male age groups. Get details and register HERE.


Road Race Flyer 2023


June 17, 2023: Silver Lake Beach Opening Day

  • Silver Lake Beach will be open for the season from June 17 - August 13, Tuesday-Sundays (weather-permitting) from 11am-6pm. Season passes are available for Grafton residents and non-residents. Purchase your pass in advance online HEREFor more information on Silver Lake including amenities, birthday party packages and pavilion rentals, click HERE.

Silver Lake Flye


June 22, 2023: Movie in the Park presented by Quite Fetching 

  • Bring your four-legged friend for a night out on Grafton Common. Visit with a variety of pet businesses and have some doggie fun from 6:30-8pm then set up your chairs and blankets to watch DC League of Super Pets starting at dusk. FREE.

Flyer 2023 - Movies in the Park


June 24, 2023: Big Truck Day

  • Head to the Millbury Street School to see and hop on to a variety of big rigs from 10am-12pm. The first 300 kiddos will receive a free hat. From 10-10:30am is sensory friendly! FREE.

Big Truck Day Flyer 2023


June 29, 2023: Family Fishing Clinic

  • Learn how to fish with Mass Wildlife at Silver Lake Beach from 6-8pm. For ages 6 & up. Children under 12 need to be accompanied by an adult. Pre-register HERE. FREE. 

Fishing clinic 2023


July 11, July 25, August 8: Paddling Nights

  • Enjoy an evening paddling around Silver Lake. Led by Fin & Feather Sports of Upton. Individuals and families welcome. Fee includes boat rental, paddles and life vest. Kayaks, tandem kayaks and canoes available. Get details on age requirements and other pertinent information with registration link.        
    • July 11 - Register HERE  |  July 25 - Register HERE  |  August 8 - Register HERE

paddle nights


July 12 - August 16: Summer Concert Series presented by Ross Mortgage

  • Enjoy an evening of music on Grafton Common. Wednesday nights from 6:30-8pm. FREE. 
    • July 12 |  Hit the Bus - New England’s Party, Rock & Dance Band
    • July 19  |  Northern Fried Revival - Jam, Rock, Roots, R&B Classics
    • July 26  |  Shades of Grey - Oldies
    • August 2  |  Big Chief - Rhythm & Blues, Boogie Woogie, Jump Swing
    • August 9  |  Dock 10 - 80's Favorites
    • August 16  |  Claflin Hill Orchestra

summer concerts


July 27, 2023: Beach Party

  • Join us for a night of Hawaiian-themed fun at Silver Lake Beach. Music, fun, and games from 4-8pm. Event is FREE but season pass or day pass required.

Beach Party Flyer


August 13, 2023: Doggie Dip Day

  • Take your four-legged friend for a swim at Silver Lake Beach. From 4-6pm. FREE

Doggie Dip Day Flyer 2023


September 9, 2023: Collectibles Fair

  • Take part in our first Collectibles Fair. Whether you are a seeker of coins, comics, records, or sports memorabilia, we'll have a variety of booths for you to visit from 10am-3pm in the Grafton Municipal Center. We are now seeking vendors. Applications are due by March 1. Register HERE.
Collectibles Fair Vendors 2023