Events happening around Central Massachusetts this month!

Worcester Restaurant Week
Worcester’s favorite culinary event is now in full swing! Join more than 40 of Worcester’s most popular restaurants as they release new menu items for a limited time. Enjoy a three-course meal for just $24.16 and sample food from a wide variety of restaurants without emptying your wallet. Check out a list of participating restaurants on the event’s official website. Aug.1-13; participating restaurants;

The 134th Bolton Fair: An Old-Fashioned Agricultural Fair
Join the fun at the Bolton Fair. With many activities, performances and even a demolition derby, it is a fun event for the whole family. Other exciting attractions include monster trucks, Old MacDonald’s Petting Farm and pony rides, zip lining and many musical performers. Multi- and single-day tickets are available, and all activities are included in the admission price. Tickets can be purchased online or at the event. 5-10 p.m. Aug.11; 9 a.m.- 9 p.m.: Aug. 12-14; 318 7 Bridge Road, Lancaster; $10 adults, $6 seniors, $5 children 5-12, free for children 4 and younger;

11th Annual Worcester World Cup
If you are a fan of soccer, international food and music, and family fun, you will not want to miss Worcester’s World Cup. Boasting 20 international teams, 350 players and hundreds of fans, WWC is an event that many look forward to all year. Organized by a volunteer tournament organizing committee, WWC supports Cultural Exchange Through Soccer, a neighborhood-based soccer program in Elm Park Community School. Enjoy authentic food and music from many different countries, as well as games, a moon bounce, art, face-painting, and, of course, an exciting soccer tournament. 5-9 p.m. Aug. 12, 10 a.m.- 9 p.m. Aug. 13-14; 305 Chandler St., Worcester; $6 weekend pass, free for younger than 18;

Worcester Caribbean American Carnival
Experience the joy and excitement that is Carnival. Join as Institute Park is filled by this celebration featuring Caribbean music, food, dancing, and, the main event, the parade. Featuring colorful costumes and customs of the Caribbean culture, it is a spectacle not to miss. Noon – 7 p.m. Aug. 28; Institute Park, Worcester; parade starts at 305 Chandler St.; free;

Worcester Chili & Chowder Festival
Help crown Worcester’s best Chili and Chowder at the second annual Chili & Chowder Festival. While Worcester’s finest duke it out for the coveted titles of Best Chili and Best Chowder, enjoy some live music, activities and, most importantly, free samples. Noon – 5 p.m. Aug. 29; 90 Harding St., Worcester; $15 for adults, $10 for children 10 and younger;