City SealThe City of Lynn has always had a vibrant Downtown area with a rich history. Colonial Lynn was a major part of the regional tannery and shoe-making industries that began in the early 1600s.  Boots worn by soldiers in the Revolutionary War were made in Lynn. The shoe-making industry drove urban growth in Lynn into the early nineteenth century, and the historic theme of shoe-making is reflected in the city seal, which features a colonial boot.

An old industrial center, Downtown Lynn is home to Lynn Heritage State Park Visitor’s Center, LynnArts, Central Square and many newly converted loft-style condominiums. Lynn is about 12 miles north of downtown Boston.  

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DTL Cultural District produces the Community Arts Program – free community events that provide art and cultural experiences to Lynn residents and visitors of all ages. Events include Lynn's participation in the statewide, renowned 'Art Week,' where a full week of art and cultural events is offered to the public art along the commuter rail platform and the Lynn Public Schools’ All City Art Exhibit; the transformation of the Exchange Corridor with coinciding programming and interactive public art; G.A.R.: Meeting in Session, which is a full period reenactment of a Sons of Union Veterans’ meeting; city hALL which is the beginning of a full art infusion in City Hall leading up to the historic building’s 70th Anniversary celebration; a contribution to Lynn Tech’s Festival of Trees and the citywide creative community placemaking workshops with the Metropolitan Area Planning Council.



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Farmers' Market

Farmers MarketDowntown Lynn is home to the City’s Farmers’ Market, sponsored by the Food Project.  The Food Project has been working to improve healthy food access for the Lynn community since 2004.  The Farmers’ Market, located in the lot adjacent to the LynnArts building, is held every Thursday from 11:00 – 3:00 from July – October.  The Farmers’ Market provides healthy, locally grown produce which is affordable and convenient to obtain.


Much of the produce comes from local urban farm sites, specifically the Ingalls School farm stand only blocks away from the market. The rest is harvested by youth on farms in Lincoln, Beverly, and Ipswich. In addition to locally grown produce, the market also offers fresh fruit from local orchards, homegrown veggies from neighborhood gardeners, bread and baked goods from local bakeries, flowers from one of the Food Project farms, and local honey from the Boston Honey Company.

For more information of Downtown Lynn’s Farmers’ Market, contact The Food Project at (781- 346-6726).

Central Square From the Clock to the Rock 5K Road Race

Road RaceThis "Clock to the Rock" 5K road race starts and ends in Downtown Lynn’s Central Square and runs along the coast. The first 150 runners receive a long-sleeve running shirt. Contact John Olson at or 781-715-0921.









Our Annual Fireworks Display

FireworksCelebrating the Fourth of July with a Concert and Fireworks at Red Rock Park has become a favorite among young and old! Visit the City of Lynn's Fireworks webpage for all the details!










Downtown Dining

Looking for a great meal out?  Downtown Lynn offers a variety of great food at affordable prices.

The Blue Ox is a casual neighborhood restaurant that strives to be inviting, relaxing, and value-oriented. The dining room and bar offer an approachable American style menu with a twist, warm and family-friendly décor, and exceptional service filled with personality. Serves dinner nightly at 191 Oxford Street.


Rossetti Restaurant aims to serve well executed, traditional Italian cuisine, alongside the art of mixology and inspired craft cocktails.  The kitchen offers a variety of classic and new age dishes with nothing but the best ingredients. The bar and resident mixologists offer fantastic service and cocktails, highlighted by details: hand-cut ice, house made bitters, barrel aged concoctions, and daily fresh squeezed juices. Parking lot is conveniently located across the street (free on weekends and after 5pm).  Serves dinner nightly at 47 Sutton St.

R.F. O’Sullivan and Son offers the thickest, juiciest, freshest, most mouth-watering burgers around.  At O’Sullivan’s, they fire up the grill for about 400 pounds of hamburger every week.  The burgers are big!  Each belly-busting beast is a half-pound of fresh ground sirloin.  To cook a burger this thick and juicy takes about 20 minutes.  The menu offers over two dozen types of burgers, all for about seven bucks.  Open Tues. – Sunday at 11:00 am. at 151 Central Avenue

April’s Restaurant is a local family-owned restaurant that has been serving the North Shore area since 1999, serving custom homemade food that’s made to order. Everything is fresh. Nothing served comes from canned or low-end sources. Only the freshest ingredients are used in order to provide customers with the best quality meals around. You get more than what your pay for when you come to dine at April’s.  Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner (no dinner on Sunday and Monday) at 41 Buffum Street.

Capital Diner is a historic diner at 431 Union Street.  Built in 1928 by the J. G. Brill Company in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the restaurant was originally named the "Miss Lynn Diner" and after it was sold in 1938, it was renamed the "Capitol Diner" after the Capitol Theatre formerly across the street. The diner was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1999. It is believed to be the last operating Brill Diner in the United States. Serves breakfast and lunch Monday through Saturday until 3:00 PM

Brothers Deli is a cafeteria style deli known for its large portions of home cooked meals.  Located at 41 Market Street in Downtown Lynn, Brothers Deli offers fast and friendly food with a Greek twist, including lamb, locanico sausage and moussaka.  Brothers Deli offers cooked-to-order breakfast as well as a wide selection of prepared food.  Turkey Club, a stacked Reuben or a chicken kabob are among the favorites for lunch.

Brothers Deli is open Monday through Saturday 5:30 AM until 8:00 PM and Sunday 5:30 AM until 1:30 PM..

Tatiana’s Restaurant
, 70 Market Street, is a place where locals feel as if they were at home enjoying "Mom's cooking." Tatiana’s has become a staple of great dining with a family style atmosphere that keeps its patrons returning time and time again. Tatiana's also offers patrons one of the largest television screens on the North Shore, making it an ideal spot to watch all of New England's professional teams on any given game day or night.

Tatiana's has also become a hot spot for local bands, poets, and writers to showcase their talents, solidifying Tatiana's reputation as a local venue for great entertainment.


Los Chamos was created as an idea to bring the authentic Venezuelan atmosphere and tradition to many people around the Boston area. Offering Venezuelan specialities such as: arepas, tequenos, empanadas, pasapalos and cachapas to name a few.  Los Chamos is open daily at 227 Union St. offering breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Trio’s Mexican Grill, 70 Market Street, offers delicious Carribean and Mexican dishes, a variety of cocktails, large bar and live music in the heart of downtown Lynn. Trio’s also offers patrons one of the largest television screens on the North Shore, making it an ideal spot to watch all of New England's professional teams on any given game day or night.  Open daily for lunch and dinner.

Tacos Lupita
Located at 129 Munroe Street, Tacos Lupita is a family owned restaurant in Downtown Lynn which offers authentic Mexican and Salvadorian food.  Known for their burritos and tacos, this Mexican kitchen has become Lynn’s hidden gem of the North Shore.
Open daily from 10:00 AM until 9:00 PM

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