Country fairs, music and food festivals in New England are fun for families

New England Fairs and Festivals

New England fairs and festivals offer affordable, family-friendly fun year round. Discover the newest art, crafts, music, and film. Enjoy live blues, folk, bluegrass, and jazz music. Shop for handmade art and crafts and find vendors selling celebrated New England food like maple syrup, blueberries, cheeses, ice cream, seafood, barbecue, craft beer and wine. Take a fun peek into world cultures at Scottish, Celtic, Italian, Portuguese, Asian, and French Canadian celebrations. Classic cars, books, and glowing hot air balloons are some of New England’s favorite festival treasures.

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North Haven Fairgrounds - 300 Washington Avenue North Haven, CT, 06473 Phone: 860-478-5954

Rain or Shine! Open Saturdays, Sundays & Memorial Day from May 21 - June 5, 2016; 11am-7pm!

Experience the "something different” your entire family has been looking for at the Robin Hood Springtime Festival! Enjoy energetic live bands, armored combat, interactive children's shows and a variety of entertainment you won't get at other outdoor events. Explore a medieval marketplace filled with unique treasures, feast on a turkey leg and wash it down with a ice cold beer or fresh squeezed lemonade. Come as you are or as you wish to be – costumes are not required at this family fun spring faire. Fun for the whole family!

61 Market Street, Unit 1C Lowell, MA, 01852 Phone: 978-459-6150

Festivals celebrate Merrimack’s legendary history and characters

Greater Merrimack Valley is a deeply historic part of New England with a delightful variety of ethnicities, all with unique stories. Probably its best-known celebration is Patriots’ Day in mid-April, when Minute Man National Historical Park in Concord hosts re-enactments of the opening battle of the Revolutionary War. The city of Lowell turns out some marvelous annual events, like the annual Lowell Folk Fest, serving up outdoor music all around the city, and the Lowell Celebrates Kerouac Festival, honoring the city’s famous writer. The Southeast Asian Water Festival is among several fests that celebrate the city’s ethnic heritage. The Yankee Doodle Homecoming Festival honors patriot Thomas Ditson of Billerica, the inspiration of the song “Yankee Doodle Dandy.” Harvest, Christmas, October fests take their places in the seasonal lineup.

Mount Sunapee Resort - 1398 Route 103 Newbury, NH, 03255 Phone: 603-224-3375

August 6-14, 2016 - 10am - 5pm daily, rain or shine!

Anyone who has browsed the retail stores of the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen recognizes the distinction between this group’s work and simple hobby production. Each piece of glassware, pottery, textiles, jewelry and other forms of high craftsmanship is exquisite, showing the hand of a master. The League was founded during the Great Depression to support and promote craft makers’ art; this deep history assures shoppers that these products are of the first quality. Besides enjoying and buying crafts, visitors to the annual fair can see craft demonstrations; join a workshop or class, including classes for kids; try on fashions and accessories at the CraftWear Exhibition; walk through the Sculpture Garden; and enjoy entertainment by strolling musicians, giant puppets, magicians, mind readers, and much more!

60 Loon Mountain Road Lincoln, NH, 03251 Phone: 603-229-1975 Toll-Free: 800-358-7268

Beefy Athletes and Brilliant Tartans add drama to this fest

New Hampshire and the White Mountains are rich with interesting festivals all year long, but few can surpass the New Hampshire Highland Games for their dramatic immersion into a colorful, hearty culture. Come to the Highland Games this September to watch beefy Scotsmen compete in games like the caber toss, hammer throw, weight over bar, stone carry. Explore the Clan Village to see the attire and customs of 65 clans and learn their history. Learn some Scottish words and hear some historic stories. Live music cover an enormous range, from traditional piping and drumming to bagpipe-infused rock ‘n’ roll. Children will love the sheep dog trials and foot races. Adults can savor tastings of authentic Scotch whiskies. The backdrop of the White Mountains adds an extra, brisk shiver to the fun.
Event Dates & Times: September 16-18, 2016 - 8am - 5pm Daily. A full schedule including off-site events will be available in August.

85 North Policy Street Salem, NH, 03079 Phone: 603-893-3560

Canobie Is a Wraparound Festival Every Day of the Season

You could argue that every day is a festival day at Canobie Lake Park, since the place brims with rides, games, summer indulgence food, and fun. Even so, the festive atmosphere ramps up with a calendar of events stretching from April to October. At the Dancehall Theater's two stages and The Gazebo, guests can enjoy dances parties, musical tribute acts and the weekly Battle of the Bands, along with magic shows, juggling and circus acts, and game shows. At other locations, extreme BMX bicycle stunt riders will astonish the kids and Chinese acrobats will have some of the young ones planning to run away and join the circus. Every Saturday throughout July and August there's a stunning fireworks display. And throughout the season we'll have special recognition days to honor members of the armed forces, moms, dads, and other heroes. Festivity is Canobie’s specialty!

Various Locations Nantucket, MA Phone: 508-228-1700

April 29-May 1, 2016

The Daffodil Festival's grand event, held on Saturday, is the Annual Antique Car Parade of more than 100 daffodil-bedecked antique cars, followed by the Daffodil Tailgate Picnic. Held on the lush lawns leading into the village, the picnic boasts fare ranging from elaborate gourmet cuisine served on fine china to box lunches and burgers. Other highlights include the Nantucket Garden Club's Annual Daffodil Show, Children's Daffodil Parade, Daffy Hat Pageant and Daffodil Dog Parade. 

Abbot School, 25 Depot Street, and other locations in town Westford, MA Phone:

May 11-15, 2016

A parade and the crowing of this year's Apple Blossom Queen will be held on Saturday at 10 a.m. The parade begins at Main Street and Graniteville Road and travels through the center of town to Depot Road. The parade will end at Abbott School. Fireworks display on Saturday evening. Carnival rides by Fiesta Shows. Time: Wednesday-Friday, 5-10 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sunday, noon-5 p.m.

Pawtuxet Park, Narragansett Parkway Warwick, RI Phone: 401-781-1772

May 28-30, 2016

The annual festival hosts 150-200 craft exhibitors, and attracts 50,000 guests! It also features a professional food court, free family music and entertainment! Free admission. All proceeds benefit the Gaspee Days Parade. Hours: 10 a.m.–5 p.m. (Monday, 4:30 p.m.) 

Jackson Village Park Jackson, NH Phone: 603-383-9356

May 29, 2016

Come see this wild and zany event that has been a favorite for more than a quarter century. The plunge into the Wildcat River of 3,500 yellow rubber ducks is just part of a day-long festival that includes vendors, a silent auction, train rides, kids games, a parade (2:30 p.m.), release of ducks (2:45 p.m.) and the Jackson Cake Boss competition. See event website for detailed schedule. Time: 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

Various locations in Nantucket; see event website Nantucket, MA Phone:

May 18-22, 2016

Wineries and their special vintages are showcased in a series of events, including Grand Tastings, a Harbor Gala, educational seminars and more. A featured guest and presenter this year is winemaker Paul Draper of Ridge Vineyards. See event website for specific events.

18 Main Street Lenox, MA Phone:

May 28, 2016

The Festival features a rhubarb chili contest among Lenox restaurant chefs; visitors taste, judge and vote for their favorite. Sweet and savory rhubarb creations from local bakers will be for sale, including: strawberry rhubarb pies, cupcakes, turnovers, whoopee pies, pinwheels and rhubarb mini pies. Pick up a recipe booklet and some fresh local rhubarb or learn how to grow your own. Time: 10 a.m.- 3 p.m. Held rain or shine under tents. Free admission and parking.

The Streets of Harvard Square Cambridge, MA Phone:

May 1, 2016

This annual spring tradition features four stages of music, over 30 dance troupes, food, crafts, street art, a chalk art gallery and entertainment for all ages. Other highlights include Roaming Railroad train rides for children, four beer gardens, a children’s activity area, aerobic boot camps, 120 artisans and merchants selling arts and crafts, jewelry, and vintage clothing and boasts over 40 food vendors serving up international fare and local favorites! Don’t forget to check out the annual Chalk on the Walk located on Church Street! Time: Noon until 6 p.m. Schedule of events. Rain date is May 15.

Smith's Castle, 55 Richard Smith Drive North Kingstown, RI Phone: 401-294-3521

June 18, 2016

Strawberry shortcake, pony rides, garden, home and craft vendors, free tours of historic house museum along Narragansett Bay. Time: Noon-4 p.m. (rain date is June 21.)

Washington County Fairgrounds, Route 112 Richmond, RI Phone: 401-596-5849

June 11, 2016

Authentic Scottish Fair with competitions for solo piping, bands, solo drummers, highland dance and heavy athletics; clan village, Scottish entertainers, food, animals and merchandise. No dogs allowed on fairgrounds. Time: 11:30 a.m. - 5 p.m., rain or shine. Adults, $18; children ages 6-12, $5.

High Plains Community Center Orange Center Road (Route 152) Orange, CT Phone:

June 11, 2016

The Festival offers crafters and fine arts, great raffle prizes, live entertainment, children's games, face painting and hayrides, and tons of food. Pulled pork, hamburgers, hot dogs, and of course, strawberry sundaes, chocolate covered strawberries, and strawberry shortcake. Rain date is June 9. Time: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 

Hubbard Park, 88 State Street Meriden, CT, 06451 Phone: 203-630-4259

April 30-May 1, 2016

Sixty thousand daffodils create a sea of fragrant yellow blossoms throughout the 1,800-acre Hubbard Park in Meriden. See 61 different varieties of daffodils, and enjoy a parade, craft fair, live music, fireworks, food vendors, carnival rides, and shuttle bus service. Plenty of free parking.

3-County Fairgrounds, 54 Old Ferry Road, off Route 9 Northampton, MA Phone: 800-511-9725

May 28-30, 2016

Two hundred sixth artists and makers from all part of the United State come to Northampton for three days of visual arts, unique design, food, live music and great fun. Browse the 2016 collection of this show’s remarkable exhibitors, organized by medium. Admission: Adults, $13; seniors over age 64, $12; students, $8; three-day pass, $16; children 12 and younger, free Hours: Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Monday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Information:

Boyden Valley Winery & Farm, 64 Vermont Route 104 at route 15 Cambridge, VT Phone: 802-644-8151

April 2-3, 2016

Festival includes sugar on snow tastings; tours of sugar house on a working family farm; syrup sample tastings all day; tastings of Vermont Maple Reserve, Gold Leaf, and Vermont Ice Maple Crème Liqueur; winery tours at 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. (tours are suitable for all ages); Sausage Shack food truck on site; free parking and admission. Email info@boydenvalley.com

Downtown Kennebunk Kennebunk, ME Phone:

May 7, 2016

The day’s events start with a pancake breakfast at Duffy’s Tavern & Grill. Next, on Main Street is a library book sale, Faerie Festival, paper flower making at the UU Church, basket making at the Brick Store Museum, a craft market at Waterhouse Center, rock climbing, a photo booth, chalk art at Rotary Park, May Pole dancing at Lafayette Park by the Portland School of Ballet, live music and pottery wheel demonstrations, pop-up dance by Mission Motion.
This year’s May Day Parade will begin at 1:30 p.m. on Main Street. After the parade, Lafayette Park hosts live music by The Ketchfish Band and a pig roast by Lobster Bake & BBQ. Or you could attend the free Bean Supper at Holy Cross Lutheran Church starting at 4:30 p.m.

Topsfield Common Topsfield, MA Phone: 978-500-0711

June 11, 2016

The  Strawberry Festival attractions include: a juried craft show, art, glass, pottery, clothing and jewelry made by fine artisans, food, music, children's games and strawberry shortcake. Also, enjoy the Youth Artisan Fair and tours of the 17th-century Parson Capen House. Plenty of free parking Time: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Island Heritage Trust, 420 Sunset Road Deer Isle, ME Phone: 207-348-2455

May 20-22, 2016

Events include art workshops, warbler walks, birding for beginners, guided puffin boat trips, birding on Marshall Island, outdoor sketching workshop, eagle spotting, live owl demo, shore bird walk, art show reception, owls & peepers evening and backyard birding . Fees vary by activity. 

52 Gore Street Waltham, MA Phone: 781-894-2798

April 30, 2016

Gore Place, the historic Governor Gore estate in Waltham, will present the Sheepshearing Festival. In the shearing tent, shearers demonstrate both modern and traditional shearing techniques. Talented herding dogs give demonstrations of how a shepherd and his dog control and move a flock of sheep. The crafts fair offers hand-crafted goods for sale by some of the regions finest crafters. Also included are: live music by local bands, country dancing, an historic military encampment, traditional crafts, spinners, weavers and more. Time: 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. Admission: $20. Children aged 12 years and under, free. 

Deerfield Fairgrounds Deerfield, NH Phone: 603-744-3851

May 14-15, 2016

A family weekend of fun, speakers, demonstrators, workshops, sheep dog trial, youth sheep shows. More than 150 vendors. Great food. A safe and fun environment to bring the family to learn about agriculture in New Hampshire. Time: Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Cost: Adults, $7; seniors, $7; youth, $5; under age 12, free.

Town Green Longmeadow, MA Phone:

May 21-22, 2016

Come to enjoy food, music, continuous entertainment, activities for children, historical tours, a 5K road race or walk, a parade and some of the best artists, crafters and photographers in New England. The 5K Race is Saturday morning. Starting time is 7:30 a.m. for walkers and 8 a.m. for runners. The parade is Saturday morning at 9:30 a.m. on Longmeadow Street to the Town Green. There are many activities for children at Long Meddowe Days. The popular miniature train, a climbing wall, a bounce house and fun temporary tattoos are returning favorites.
Visit the Storrs House Museum on Longmeadow Street to understand regional history from the early 17th to the mid-19th centuries. Attend tours of the Olde Burying Yard with local experts. Some gravestones are 250 to 300 years old. Their design and composition are intriguing! Join an Architectural Walking Tour along the Town Green. Civil War re-enactors from the 9th Massachusetts Light Artillery will be on our Town Green in full battle dress at an authentic Civil War encampment. A Parrott cannon is fired every hour during the festival while re-enactors play the roles of several members of the Civil War Artillery that fought at Gettysburg. The Society of the 17th Century will be demonstrating craft skills of the period.

10 Commissary Point Road Trescott, ME Phone: 207-733-2233

May 27-30, 2016

Maine's Cobscook Bay area is one of the important bird areas in the United States. This events presents four days of self-guided explorations, guided hikes, boat tours and presentations led by area experts. See warblers in their breeding plumage, boreal species, and Atlantic Puffins up close and (almost) touchable. Hikes, boat trips, presentations for advanced, intermediate, and beginning birders. Register on the festival's website.

May 6-8, 2016

Brewster in Bloom weekend kicks off with the Brewster Band in concert at the Brewster Baptist Church. Throughout the weekend you can enjoy an arts fair, chowder festival, road race, dinner dance, antiques and collectibles fair, and tours of Brewster’s historic homes. Don’t miss Sunday’s grand parade down Brewster's Main Street. See event website for detailed schedule. 

Tolland Agricultural Center, 24 Hyde Avenue (Route 30) Vernon, CT Phone: 860-966-9264

April 30, 2016

This agricultural learning experience features fiber art demonstrations and workshops, sheep dog trials, sheep shearing and a wool fashion show. Premier fiber vendors offer a wide variety of handicrafts. Live music, animals, great food and a kids wool craft corner also. Time: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 

Arnold Arboretum 125 Arborway Boston, MA Phone: 617-524-1718

May 8, 2016

The lilac collection at the Arnold Arboretum is among the premier collections of these plants in North America. This day includes tours of the lilacs and other special collections, family activities, and food vendors. Time: 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

downtown Bennington Bennington, VT Phone:

May 28, 2015

Downtown Bennington transforms into a festival of arts, crafts, activities, food, & entertainment. In 2014 there will be over 125 crafters and artisans from throughout New England featuring handmade crafts of wood, pottery, glass, metal, fabric, jewelry, and more. As always, School Street will be lined with ethnic treats including Indian, German, Italian, and American. 

Veteran's Memorial Park Old Orchard Beach, ME Phone: 207-590-4201

June 4, 2016

Pipers, highland dancing, traditional Scottish foods, Scottish entertainment, Scottish bazaar, artisans, artists, heavy athletics, and more! Time: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Lyman Orchards, Routes 147 & 157 Middlefield, CT Phone: 860-349-1793

June 11, 2016

Fun activities include breakfast on the deck, strawberry picking in the orchard, live music by Ian Biggs, free food tastings and demos, pie eating contests, pony rides, and activities for children throughout the day, like necklace-making with the Macaroni Kid. Time: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Strawberry Park, 42 Pierce Road Preston, CT Phone: 860-886-1944

June 2-5, 2016

This annual festival promises a handful of first-rate bluegrass artists as well as musicians’ workshops, onsite camping, children’s activities and more. Camping in the rough is available. Performers on tap for 2016 include SteelDrivers, Kruger Brothers, The Gibson Brothers, Della Mae ,The Dry Branch Fire Squad, The Boxcar Lilies, Bob Amos & Catamount Crossing, Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper Bryan Sutton Band, The Zolla Boys, Hot Flashes, Twisted Pines, Steep Canyon Rangers, and The Stockwell Brothers Band. Schedule of performances

197 Main Street South Berwick, ME Phone: 207-351-7793

June 27, 2015

The Strawberry Festival is a yearly event filled with entertainment, food, artisans and strawberry shortcakes. The festival grows every year and manages to keep its small-town country flavor, with 20,000 visitors each year. Time: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

May 19-22, 2016

The Bar Harbor region is full of culinary traditions and new ones are always starting to form. Participating restaurants will be offering special menus, promotions, and tastings for the price of $20.16 throughout the weekend. Special events include Dessert Night on May 19, a Pub tour on May 20; a Chef’s Table on May 21, exploration at Eden Farmer's Market on May 22; and much more. Schedule of events.

Heritage Museums & Gardens, 67 Grove Street Sandwich, MA Phone: 508-888-3300

May 21, 2016

Thousands of rhododendrons cover 100 acres with spectacular color. Walk among the walls of flowers, learn from horticulture experts, and purchase your own rhododendron. Festival is free with museum admission and do not require advance registration. Time: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 

Coggeshall Farm Museum, 1 Colt Drive Bristol, RI Phone: 401-253-9062

May 21, 2016

Join fiber and textile enthusiasts from across the Northeast at Rhode Island's only Wool and Fiber Festival. See crafts people demonstrate traditional and contemporary fiber arts; purchase your own textile supplies, equipment, and gifts to take home; watch the hand shearing of sheep, learn a new (old) skill in one of our workshops, and help with 18th century textile and farm work. Time: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission: Adults, $7; seniors and children age 3-12, $5;

Revere Beach, across from Kelly’s Roast Beef Revere, MA Phone:

May 15, 2016

Come and watch or fly a kite at this favorite annual event on the beach. The first 300 kids (under the age of 12) will receive a free kite. Kids will be able to decorate their own kite and then watch it fly. Time: 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Mystic Seaport, Greenmanville Avenue Mystic, CT Phone: 860-572-0711

June 12-15, 2014

Hear sea chanteys from many cultures and learn how they helped coordinate work on ships during this one-of-a-kind sea song event that has been a Mystic Seaport tradition since 1979. The Sea Music Festival features performances at various locations throughout the grounds of this living history maritime museum. At the Sea Music Storytelling Stage offers performances from storytellers from throughout New England. The Sea Music Contra Dance happens on Saturday, JUne 14,3-6 p.m. at Frohsinn Hall (the Mystic German Club), 54 Greenmanville Avenue. Admission to the Contra Dance is $8. Time: Daily, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thursday-Saturday concerts begin at 7 p.m.

Downtown St. Johnsbury St. Johnsbury, VT Phone: 802-274-0201

April 30,2016

The St. Johnsbury World Maple Festival celebrates the maple syrup industry in Vermont. On Friday a parade will begin at 6 p.m. and end at the Welcome Center. It is followed by an ice cream social, Saturday brings a morning 5k run and pancake breakfast at the Welcome Center. A street festival follows, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Live entertainment, and 100 craft and food vendors will fill the streets. 

Simard-Payne Memorial Park, 46 Beech Street Lewiston, ME Phone: 207-333-6769

June 25, 2016

Great Falls Brewfest is a celebration of craft beer, community, arts, food, and entertainment. The fest presents 30 breweries and 100 beers from Maine, near, and far. Also, prepare to enjoy food trucks; live art installations & a mini craft fair of epic proportions; games like a cornhole tournament; live music by Girls, Guns, and Glory.   Time: Open noon - 1 p.m. for VIP session; 1-5 p.m. for general admission. Admission: VIP session, $55-$60; general admission, $35-$45; designated driver, $15.

R.I. Convention Center and Alex and Ani Center in Kennedy Plaza Providence, RI Phone:

April 28-May 1, 2016

The 2016 Eat Drink RI Festival opens Thursday, April 28 with Dinner by Dames, a multi-course meal presents by some of Rhode Island’s most talented female chefs & bartenders. 6-10 p.m. $140.
or On Friday, April 29, the Truck Stop to benefit the Rhode Island Community Food Bank showcases the excellence and variety of Rhode Island’s mobile restaurants. The Truck Stop features local musicians, and also benefits an organization dedicated to ending hunger. At the Alex and Ani City Center in Kennedy Plaza, downtown Providence. 5:30-8:30 p.m. $75, which includes food from all the trucks and one beverage of your choosing.
The Grand Tasting on Saturday, April 30, features samplings of locally produced beer, wine & spirits, as well as an abundance of local food artisans. During the tasting there will be three culinary demonstrations featuring Rhode Island’s top chefs paired with a local producer. At the Rhode Island Convention Center. Noon-4 p.m. $75
On Sunday, May 1, the festival closes with the Grand Brunch prepared by some of the state’s best chefs and pastry chefs. The brunch features entertainment by jazz student musicians, performances by The Chifferobe TropiGals, New England’s premiere vintage dance company, a coffee bar by New Harvest Coffee Roasters, and a cocktail bar by Little Bitte Artisanal Cocktails. At the Rhode Island Convention Center. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. $75

Waterville Valley Chowderfest 2016

Village Center Waterville Valley, NH Phone: 603-236-8175

May 29, 2016

Restaurants bring their chowders to Town Square to vie for the Golden Clam Award. Tastings booths will be open from noon to 2 p.m. with tickets available throughout the morning. Guests receive ample-sized taste of each chowder and a ballot. Guests age 21 and older are invited to the beer tent to taste local brews out of New England by Smuttynose. Noon to 4 p.m. Live entertainment on the Gazebo Stage from noon to 3 p.m. by Do's Monkey's
Admission: $7.50 for age 13 and older; $5 for children age 12 and younger.

9 Thorne Road Kingston, NH Phone:

May 7, 8, 14, and 15, 2016

Gallant knights; fantastical fairies; lots of Renaissance-era entertainment; a Children’s Glen with games, crafts, and jousting; archery range; craft demos, knight encampments, Charity Wench & Lad Auction; Maypole. Time: Gates open at 10 a.m. and close at 5 p.m. 

Cheshire Congregational Church, 111 Church Drive Cheshire, CT Phone: 203-272-5323

June 18, 2016

Strawberry shortcake, live music, kids amusements and juried arts and crafts festival. More than 30 juried artisans providing wonderfully hand- crafted items of all shapes and sizes. There are games for toddlers, face painting, and three types of inflatables that all children love. Time: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

60 Loon Mountain Road Lincoln, NH Phone: 603-745-6621

June 24-26, 2016

The New England Brewfest is a blend of beer-infused social events, workshops, and tastings. Events on June 24 are the Cafe Lafayette Craft Beer Train, a two-hour train ride along the Pemigewassett River with foods and beer, and the One Love Brewery Beer Pairing Dinner. Events on June 25 are The Hop Talks and Saturday Night: ON TAP at Loon Mountain Resort, the weekend’s main tasting. Events on June 26 are Brewers Brunch and a non-denominational service at the top of Loon Mountain. Minister Marcus Corey will discuss the connection between beer, history, culture, and religion. All Access Weekend Pass is $182; individual events are priced separately.

Various locations in town Norway, ME Phone:

July 9, 2016

The festival opens Thursday evening and continues with the street dance on Friday night, and through Saturday with the Norway Sidewalk Art Show, along with lots of performances on Norway's historic Main Street. Several related events include the Norway Library Used Book Sale, Poets on the Porch X, and the Norway Triathlon at Lake Pennesseewassee.

Greenfield Hill Congregational Church, 1045 Old Academy Road Fairfield, CT Phone: 203-259-5596

May 6-8, 2014

Blooming dogwood trees, live music, and arts festival, and garden plant show and sale. Activities for all ages. The festival is always held Mothers Day weekend. Time: Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, noon- 5 p.m.

June 2-5, 2016

Explore Mount Desert Island and its birds through numerous events and venues. Greet our warblers on early morning birding walks, visit with puffins and pelagic birds at sea, and observe Peregrine Falcons at an active breeding site in Acadia National Park. Lectures, walks, and adventures.

towns of Cape Cod throughout Cape Cod, MA Phone:

May 1-31, 2016

The month-long event will include a variety of Cape-wide maritime-themed activities, including guided kayak excursions, lighthouse & walking tours, nautical art exhibits, and more. See website for full schedule of events. Here is a sample from the list:
Guided Kayak Excursions (May 1-June 6), Paws at the Beach Pet Party (May 9), Tours at Nauset Lighthouse (May 10- October 25), HyArts Shanties on Hyannis Harbor (May 15-September 27), Toast of Harwich (May 15) Maritime Yard Sale and Flea Market (May 15- 16), Tours of Highland Lighthouse (May 16-October 12), Osterville’s Nautical Hunt Shopping Weekend (May 29-30) Wellfleet Harborfest 2015 (May 30), Cape Cod Maritime History Symposium (June 6).

Stamford Marriott Hotel & Spa, 243 Tresser Blvd. Stamford, CT Phone: 203-357-9555

May 27-29, 2016

Enjoy 2 days of hot Latin salsa dance and music. Watch professional performances or take to the floor yourself for an instructional class or social session. this is a fundraiser for St. Jude's Children's Hospital.