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Events Calendar - 2020

Find a multitude of fun events and great things to do, including weekend events, throughout the year, like music; festivals; comedy; outdoor fun; boat cruises; excursions for families and kids; food, wine and beer tastings. Weather is no problem; lots of things to do happen indoors.
Be sure to check out the listings of year-round Fairs & Festivals throughout New England. See also, Great Things to Do.

COVID-19 and social distancing have required the temporary shut-down of many of our favorite entertainment venues and live events and festivals in New England. We are watching all calendars closely, and as soon a live, public events return, we will post the information on this page.

Find the dates you plan to travel or simply search the full events list below.

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Cruises

Revels Harbor Cruise – Boston MA

Aug 11, 2020 - Aug 11, 2020 World Trade Center, 200 Seaport Blvd #50, Boston, MA

Escape the heat on a two-hour sunset cruise around Boston Harbor with Revels Artist-in-Residence David Coffin and guests from Save the Harbor/Save the Bay. Enjoy Coffin’s historical (and punny) narration of Boston Harbor as the boat motors past the USS Constitution, The Zakim Bridge, Old North Church, and Boston Harbor Islands. Learn about the harbor’s marine life and ecosystem from experts from Save the Harbor/Save the Bay. Guests must wear masks onboard and exercise social distancing. Tickets.

Food trucks

Food Trucks, Music and Arts at Rocky Point – Warwick RI

Jun 20, 2020 - Aug 15, 2020 Rocky Point Park, Priscilla Avenue off of Palmer Avenue, Warwick, RI

Come to the former Rocky Point Park, now an open public park overlooking Narragansett Bay, for food trucks, more than 50 artisan vendors with Field of Artisans, and live music. The lineup of food truck and artisans will be different on each date. Field of Artisans is a pop-up community for creativity. Dates: Saturdays, June 20, July 18, and August 15.

Historic

Interpretive Tour of the Historic Neighborhood of Strawbery Banke -- Portsmouth NH

Jul 1, 2020 - Oct 31, 2020 Strawbery Banke Museum, 14 Hancock Street, Portsmouth, NH

This tour presents four outdoor sites that demonstrate the resiliency of the historic waterfront neighborhood. Tour groups of 10 or fewer people meet costumed role players across the museum grounds and learn about the history of the site from the 1600s through historic preservation efforts in 1958 that created the museum. Buildings will be close and the tour will focus on exteriors and the landscapes and gardens.
Tours examine The Sherburne House Garden (1695); the Rider-Wood House (1830); the Shapiro House (1919); Abbott Store & Victory Garden (1943).

Home & Studio Tours

Cape Ann Artisans Studio Mini-Tours -- Gloucester and Rockport, MA

Jul 18, 2020 - Aug 15, 2020 studios (see map on website) Gloucester and Rockport, MA

Members of Cape Ann Artisans will open their studios for two Saturdays, on July 18 and August 15. Participating artists include ceramicists David Archibald, Cynthia Curtis, and Erin O’Sullivan & Scott Place of Twin Lights Studios; painter Jillian Demeri; sea glass jeweler Jacqueline Ganim-DeFalco; glass artist Beth Williams; and Pamela Stratton a maker of mosaics.
Visitors can easily group the tour into geographic proximity by visiting the Gloucester artists and Rockport artists in sequence by neighborhood from East Gloucester, to downtown, to Riverdale, Lanesville, and Rockport (or reverse) according to the digital postcard which will be circulated online or can be downloaded from CapeAnnArtisans.com

Music

Hyannis Harbor Friday Concerts -- Hyannis MA

Jul 3, 2020 - Aug 21, 2020 Aselton Park, corner of South and Ocean streets, Hyannis, MA

Come enjoy free concerts every Friday in the summer. See Calendar of events.

Live Music at Stowe Cider -- Stowe VT

Jul 9, 2020 - Jul 31, 2020 Stowe Cider, 17 Town Farm Lane, Stowe, VT

Stowe Cider Taproom hosts live music outdoors every Thursday through Saturday with different local artists, food, and cider. All events are reservation only and can be made by at the taproom website. Reservations are priced per table and all money goes directly to the artist. Food will be sold; no outside food or drinks will be allowed. Maximum of six guests per table.
Masks are required for guests as they enter the backyard, go to the restroom and order at the window. No masks will be required when sitting at your table. Kids will not be permitted to run around the backyard and especially no climbing on sculptures or rocks. There will be a porta-potty with a hand wash station on-site. Out of state travelers are still required to follow Vermont guidelines. Email: info@stowecider.com

Music At Sunset Concerts at Blithewold -- Bristol RI

Jul 16, 2020 - Aug 12, 2020 Blithewold Mansion and Gardens, 101 Ferry Road, Bristol, RI

Guests are encouraged to bring picnic dinners and chairs or blankets. We have 33 acres of gardens and grounds, including a 10-acre lawn, to spread out on and enjoy the music and gorgeous views over the bay, perfect for social distancing! Masks are required. Please print your ticket and place it in the windshield of your car. Preregistration is required. Tickets will be sold by car only. No exceptions. E-mail: info@blithewold.org
July 15: The DMB Project– Dave Matthews Tribute Band Preregister here.
July 22: The Ravers – Reggae. Preregister here.
July 29: The Roger Ceresi Band – Classic rock and rhythm and blues. Preregister here.
August 5: Honky Tonk Knights – Country, blues, rock & roll. Preregister here.
August 12: Colby James & the Ramblers. Preregister here.

Opera Under The Stars With Barn Opera – Williston and Brandon, VT

Sep 10, 2020 - Sep 12, 2020 Two locations on separate dates; see below Williston and Brandon, VT

Brandon’s opera company, Barn Opera, will offer an evening of arias, duets, and scenes from opera and musical theatre, as a love letter from Barn Opera artists to the Vermonter audience. The repertoire will span centuries from Mozart to Gounod, Rossini to Puccini, with recognizable tunes, and virtuosic vocalism.
Facial coverings will be required. Seating is set up to maintain social distancing. There will be no concessions or distribution of wine. Tickets to attend the performance will be delivered electronically by visiting Barn Opera’s ticket site. There will be assigned seating. Tickets.
Locations:
September 10 at Isham Family Farm, 3515 Oak Hill Road, Williston
September 12 at Estabrook Park, 760 Grove Street, Brandon

Music Outdoors

Live Music Outdoors - Kennebunkport & Kennebunk, ME

Jul 9, 2020 - Jul 19, 2020 See description below Kennebunkport & Kennebunk, ME

Alisson’s Restaurant, 11 Dock Square, Kennebunkport
July 9: Tiki Thom 5 p.m.
July 12: Wind & Wire 3 p.m.
July 16: Jake McCurdy 5 p.m.

Bentley’s Saloon
July 10: Grand Cru Duo 3 p.m.
July 11: Cali Crush Duo 3 p.m.
July 12: Brazen Cane 2 p.m.
July 17: Two Tones 3 p.m.
July 18: Kids at Play 3 p.m.
July 19: Memphis Lightning 2 p.m.

The Colony Hotel, 140 Ocean Avenue, Kennebunkport
July 11: Dually Noted 5 p.m.
July 17: Beau Dalleo 5 p.m.

The Nonantum Resort, 95 Ocean Avenue, Kennebunkport

Old Vines Wine Bar, 173 Port Road, Kennebunk
July 8: Andy MacLeod 6 p.m.
July 15: Wayne Morphew 7 p.m.

Pedro’s Mexican Restaurant, 181 Port Road, Kennebunk
July 12: Trifecta Band 4 p.m.

The Pilot House, 4 Western Avenue, Lower Village Kennebunk
July 11: Radio Revival 4 p.m.
July 15: Andy MacLeod 6 p.m.
July 18: Great Aunt Alice Band 4 p.m.

The Dance Hall Outdoors -- Kittery ME

Aug 6, 2020 - Aug 27, 2020 Kittery Community Center, 120 Rogers Road Kittery, ME

Outdoor concerts will be held at the Kittery Community Center, Tickets need to be purchased in advance and seating is limited. Bring a folding chair or blanket to sit on.
August 6. Effen Peif-tet. Organ quartet. Avant-soul-jazz, 6-8 p.m.
August 13. Soggy Po Boys. Music of New Orleans, 6-8 p.m.
August 20. Django By The Sea Gypsy Jazz. 6-8 p.m.
August 27. Celia Woodsmith & Jason Anick, Singer Celia Woodsmith and violin virtuoso Jason Anick perform originals, country classics, Western swing, and bluegrass music