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Events Calendar - 2023

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.
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Mayflower Market Days Vintage Fair & Artisan Market – Plympton MA

Jun 17, 2023 - Jun 18, 2023 41 Crescent Street, Plympton, MA

Celebrate summer at the Semi-Annual Vintage Fair & Artisan Market in the historic town of Plympton, Massachusetts. Hosted by Jen & Mike from HGTV's Houses with History, Mayflower Market Days features antique dealers, local makers, artists, live music, food trucks and much more.

Art Show

Run of the Mill Gallery Exhibit – Central Falls RI

May 4, 2023 - May 4, 2023 1420 Broad Street, Central Falls, RI

Get ready to explore New England's "forgotten" places. Run of the Mill and the Blackstone Valley Tourism Council are putting together a gallery exhibit you don’t want to miss. Discover local history through vibrant metal prints of New England’s abandoned places. Get the inside scoop on these forgotten relics and sleeping giants. There will be refreshments as well. 

Arts & Crafts Shows

International Sea Glass Association Festival – Mystic CT

Jul 29, 2023 - Jul 30, 2023 Mystic Seaport Museum, 75 Greenmanville Avenue, Mystic, CT

The 17th annual International Sea Glass Association Festival is taking place on the grounds of Mystic Seaport Museum, the nation's #1 maritime museum. Enjoy meeting talented artists, craftspeople and glass hunters from all around New England. There will also be a sea glass contest. Admission to the Museum covers admission to the Festival, and a one-day ticket can be validated to enter a second day to enjoy the Festival and the Museum to its fullest.

"Quilting in the Land of Milk & Honey" Quilt Show – Middlebury VT

Oct 7, 2023 - Oct 8, 2023 Middlebury Recreation Center, 154 Creek Road, Middlebury, VT

Celebrate the artistry and craftsmanship involved in making quilts. See hundreds of quilts in modern and historical styles, as well as traveling exhibits. Shop from vendors and enter raffles to win prizes. Lunch will also be available.

Boat Shows

CT Spring Boat Show – Essex CT

Apr 28, 2023 - Apr 30, 2023 Safe Harbor Essex Island Marina, 11 Ferry Street, Essex, CT

Shop for ships, yachts, and boats at the Spring Boat Show. Walk the docks and browse among the vessels, and meet exhibitors selling boat gear, parts, accessories, and more. There will be opportunities for sea trails prior to purchase. Connect with the boating community of Connecticut.


Smalls to the Wall – Rangeley ME

Apr 15, 2023 - Apr 15, 2023 Small Falls rest area, Route 4, Rangeley, ME

Smalls to the Wall is a steep kayak creek race – which means that the kayakers are going over waterfalls, some as tall as twenty feet, in a narrow gorge. There are men’s and women’s divisions; the day will begin with registration and debriefing, then onto the Main Event at 1 p.m., and finally an after party at Sarges at 5 p.m.

Westfield River Wildwater Races – Huntington MA

Apr 22, 2023 - Apr 22, 2023 Downtown Huntington off the green bridge, Huntington, MA

The country's oldest continuously run whitewater kayak and canoe races are taking to the Westfield River once again this April. The Westfield River, running down from the Berkshires through the Hilltowns of Western MA, has been given Wild & Scenic designation by the National Park Service for its scenic, historic character and free flowing waters. This event is important as an annual rite of spring and celebration of the most distinctive and beautiful geological feature of the region. It draws spectators and paddlers from throughout the Northeast.


The Vermont Cannabis Convention – Burlington VT

May 6, 2023 - May 7, 2023 Champlain Valley Expo, 105 Pearl Street, Burlington, VT

This is the fourth annual Cannabis Convention in Vermont. Now that Vermont has officially begun its sales of recreational cannabis, this will be a great opportunity to connect with vendors, take educational workshops, purchase paraphernalia, and learn about the cannabis market in Burlington.

Children & Families

Blithewold Homeschool Days – Bristol RI

Sep 27, 2022 - May 30, 2023 101 Ferry Road, Bristol, RI

Blithewold Mansion, Gardens and Arboretum hosts a fun and educational Homeschool Day on the last Tuesday of each month from September through May. The themes for each month are as follows: September 27, games; October 25, trees; November 29, nature; December 27, A Life in Service; January 31, the Arts & Crafts Movement; February 28, art; March 28, wildlife and ecosystems; April 25, flowers; May 30, pollinators. Guided tours of the Mansion and Grounds will be available at 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.  and are limited to 20 people including children.

April Vacation Week Discovery Adventures – Sturbridge MA

Apr 17, 2023 - Apr 21, 2023 1 Old Sturbridge Village Road, Sturbridge, MA

Discovery Adventures are immersive day programs that give kids a chance to step back in time and experience life in the 1830s at Old Sturbridge Village. Every session offers kids the opportunity to explore an aspect of 19th-century history and daily life. All programs include an afternoon snack, hands-on crafts, and the chance to learn something new while making lasting friends and memories.

Spring Explorers Vacation Camp – Lenox MA

Apr 18, 2023 - Apr 21, 2023 Mass Audubon’s Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, 472 West Mountain Road, Lenox, MA

Mass Audubon’s Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary offers school vacation week programs for children ages 7-12. Explore our forests, ponds, and wetlands for new plant growth, early bird arrivals, and emerging amphibians and reptiles. These vacation week camps are packed with hands-on learning and nature exploration on over 1,000 acres of nature trails. Space is limited. 

Rhode Island Anime Con – Providence RI

Jul 29, 2023 - Jul 30, 2023 1 Sabin Street, Providence, RI

From the producers of Rhode Island Comic Con, the largest pop culture event in New England, comes Rhode Island's only celebration of anime, manga, and the Japanese culture.

Earth Day

Seaweed Week – Various ME

Apr 21, 2023 - Apr 30, 2023 Various locations, Various, ME

Celebrate the kelp harvest in Maine with events and culinary experiences. Restaurants from destinations across Maine will highlight dishes and drinks that feature locally farmed and harvested seaweed. Furthermore, various brewers, bakers, chocolatiers, cheesemakers, distillers, and more will release limited-edition treats featuring seaweed.


Slavic Easter Egg Decorating Workshop – Lenox MA

Apr 1, 2023 - Apr 1, 2023 Ventfort Hall Gatehouse, 55 Kemble Street, Lenox, MA

Celebrate Easter with an artistic Eastern European egg decorating tradition. Tjasa Sprague will demonstrate the Slavic style of egg decoration, and then you’ll have the opportunity to try it out for yourself. Spraque learned the tradition from her Czechoslovakian mother, Maria. The technique involves using wax to etch a design into the egg shells before dipping them in multiple colors. The workshop is offered twice: at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Guests will be required to wear masks and bring proof of vaccination.

Dino Easter Egg Hunt – Montville CT

Apr 1, 2023 - Apr 1, 2023 The Dinosaur Place at Nature’s Art Village, 1650 Hartford-New London Turnpike, Montville, CT

Hunt for Easter eggs, prehistoric style. Search the different areas of The Dino Place, an outdoor adventure park, to find thousands of dino eggs and various prizes. Plus, keep your eyes peeled for the Easter Bunny, who is rumored to be hopping around the park’s trails…

Spring Hoppening – Stockbridge MA

Apr 8, 2023 - Apr 8, 2023 Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road, Stockbridge, MA

Attendees and family will be able to search for over 2,000 environmentally friendly “eggs,” each made with regionally native seeds ready for planting in your spring gardens. Enjoy, also, a spring tree identifying tour, kid’s crafts, a baby chicken meet-and-greet, a mini horse-drawn cart, and photos with the Easter Bunny. A mimosa bar and snacks will be available as well.

Easter Spring EGGstravaganza – Jackson NH

Apr 9, 2023 - Apr 9, 2023 Various locations, Jackson, NH

Multiple properties in Jackson, New Hampshire participate in this Easter egg and treasure hunt every year. Email kathleen@jacksonnh.com for a brochure map of all participating properties.


Open Farm Day – Dartmouth MA

Apr 15, 2023 - Apr 15, 2023 Round the Bend Farm, 92 Allens Neck Road, Dartmouth, MA

This is the first Open Farm Day at Round the Bend Farm of the 2023 season. Take a tour of the farm grounds, cuddle some baby goats (by appointment), and shop for grass-fed burgers, pork sandwiches, vegan black bean burgers, jams, kimchi, and more.

Self-Guided Spring Orchard Walk – Amesbury MA

Apr 22, 2023 - May 28, 2023 Cider Hill Farm, 45 Fern Avenue, Amesbury, MA

Take in the farm air and views as you walk through the blossoming orchards, made up of over 10,000 fruit trees. Closed weekdays and afternoons. No registration required. Best blossom viewing is typically late April to mid-May. Area closures are possible. 

Farm, Forest and Garden Expo – Deerfield NH

May 5, 2023 - May 6, 2023 Deerfield Fairgrounds, 34 Stage Road, Deerfield, NH

Browse exhibitors, demonstrations, and educational workshops. This in-person, family-friendly event is open to anyone with an interest in forestry, gardening, and farming. There will also be children’s events, live animals, and other fun. The expo ends at 7 p.m. on Friday and 4 p.m. on Saturday.

Tulip Fest at Cider Hill Farm – Amesbury MA

May 6, 2023 - May 14, 2023 Cider Hill Farm, 45 Fern Avenue, Amesbury, MA

A gorgeous variety of 100k tulips are scheduled to bloom in early May. Welcome in spring with this multi-weekend festival featuring free live music, self-guided blooming orchard walks, outdoor hard cider bars, food trucks, fitness n' family activities and pick-your-tulips. Festival entrance is free but pre-purchased online tickets for tulip picking is required. Held May 6-7 and 13-14.

Draft Animal Day – Woodstock VT

May 14, 2023 - May 14, 2023 Billings Farm & Museum, 69 Old River Road, Woodstock, VT

Head to Billings Farm and learn about the work and treatment of draft animals, such as oxen and steers. Activities include a harnessing demonstration, DIY plowing, and a parade. Enjoy tacos from a food truck and beer in the beer garden. Mothers get in for free in celebration of Mother’s Day.


SpringFest 2023 – Westerly RI

May 12, 2023 - May 14, 2023 Misquamicut State Beach, Atlantic Avenue, Westerly, RI

SpringFest 2022 Enjoy three days of fun-filled entertainment, including amusement park rides, a food truck rodeo, crafts, shopping, a beer and wine garden, live music, and more. On Sunday, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., there will also be a classic car show. See this entertainment schedule for additional events and details.

Wareham Oyster Festival – Wareham MA

May 28, 2023 - May 28, 2023 Main Street, Wareham, MA

Now in its 7th year, the Oyster Festival celebrates shellfish in this fun street festival in the beautiful waterfront village of Wareham. Enjoy seafood, arts and craft vendors, food and music to kick off the summer.

Lupine Festival – Oquossoc ME

Jun 17, 2023 - Jun 17, 2023 Outdoor Heritage Museum, 8 Rumford Road, Oquossoc, ME

Hang out at the Outdoor Heritage Museum and browse for goodies from over 35 vendors of arts, crafts, and antiques. Sponsored by the Rangeley Lakes Region Historical Society, this event is a fun way to shop and celebrate summer lupines.

Art in the Park Summer Festival – Rutland VT

Aug 12, 2023 - Aug 13, 2023 Junction of Routes 4 & 7, Rutland, VT

Enjoy lots of fine art, photography, crafts, Vermont vineyards/breweries/distilleries, specialty foods, kids' activities, and musical entertainment in a festive outdoor setting.

42nd Annual Gloucester Waterfront Festival – Gloucester MA

Aug 19, 2023 - Aug 20, 2023 24 Hough Avenue, Gloucester, MA 01930

The historic Stage Fort Park along Gloucester Harbor will blossom into color, flavor and music for the 42nd Annual Gloucester Waterfront Festival. Featuring over 175 booths of locally-made arts, crafts, foods and live music. Enjoy a pancake breakfast, performance art, an antique car show and more. 


Earth Day Film Festival – Falmouth ME

Apr 21, 2023 - Apr 21, 2023 Gilsland Farm, 20 Gilsland Farm Road, Falmouth, ME

Celebrate Earth Day with a series of environmentally-themed short films. The films will be screened outdoors, so dress warmly. Appropriate for ages 21 and up; admission includes complimentary beer, wine, and snacks.

Food Trucks

The Greenway Food Truck Festival – Boston MA

Mar 2, 2023 - Apr 2, 2023 High Street and Atlantic Avenue, Boston, MA

The name says it all: this food truck festival will be filled with culinary treats from bubble tea to tacos to dumplings. As you snack, shop at the Greenway Artisan Market and play in the water of the Rings Fountain.

Sip & Stroll with Food Trucks and Dinos – Providence RI

May 17, 2023 - May 17, 2023 1000 Elmwood Avenue, Providence, RI, RI

Indulge in a variety of culinary delights from over 20 food trucks, sip on specialty Zoo-themed cocktails, and enjoy musical entertainment. Take advantage of exclusive animal encounters and capture the moment with photo-ops. Please note that food and drinks will be available for purchase and are not included in the price of admission. This after-hours experience is strictly adults-only, so leave the kids at home and come have some fun.

Food, Wine, Beer

Spring Tea at Blitheworld – Bristol RI

Apr 4, 2023 - May 5, 2023 101 Ferry Road, Bristol, RI

Have tea in the Blithewold’s Dining Room. Gather with friends and exchange stories while delighting in a cup of tea, freshly baked scones with sweet cream, and a 3-tiered tray filled with sweet and savory treats. Come in, sit down, relax, and enjoy the moment. The price for Tea includes admission to the Mansion and Grounds, so be sure to leave time for strolling.

Star of the Bar Competition – Farmington CT

Apr 28, 2023 - Apr 28, 2023 Hill-Stead Museum, 35 Mountain Road, Farmington, CT

This event, inspired by La Belle Epoque, challenges local bartenders to shake, shimmy, and stir their very best cocktails for a chance to be crowned Hill-Stead’s Signature Drink of the Year. Guests can sip on cocktail samples and vote for their favorite, and celebrate the beauty of Paris in the 1880s.


Daffodil Festival – Mystic CT

Apr 1, 2023 - Apr 1, 2023 Denison Homestead Museum, 120 Pequotsepos Road, Mystic, CT

Celebrate spring’s arrival at the Denison Homestead Museum. This house, built in 1717 after the family’s previous home in the same location burned down, will be surrounded by a sea of golden flowers as over 10,000 daffodils bloom on the lawn and surrounding grounds.

Daffodil Days – Newport RI

Apr 1, 2023 - Apr 27, 2023 Various locations, Newport, RI

There are 1.2 million daffodils planted in and around Newport. During the month of April, celebrate these blossoms and the arrival of springtime with a variety of fun activities, including:
  • Daffy Dog Paw-rade– April 1: Dress your dog in “dandy duds” and come compete for “daffiest-dressed” dog(s) and human(s) as you march from Bannister’s Wharf to Queen Anne’s Square to show off your fit. 12:15 p.m.
  • Sip and Shop– April 14: Explore historic Bellevue Avenue and stop by JMcLaughlin to shop for clothes and snack on daffodil cookies, wine, Pellegrino, and more treats. 9:30 a.m - 5:30 p.m.
  • Driving Miss Daffodil– April 23: Enjoy the Audrain Automobile Museum’s decorated car parade. Cruise through the city and compete for best-dressed vehicle. 8 a.m.

Amherst Garden Club Plant Sale – Amherst NH

May 13, 2023 - May 13, 2023 180 Boston Post Road, Amherst, NH

This plant sale is one of the largest in New England, run by a club. The locally dug perennials have been potted in the past month. There are venders selling annuals, vegetable plants, herb seedlings, hanging baskets, garden ornaments, gently used garden books and unusual perennials. There is something for the whole family, like the "kid's potting table," this Mother's Day weekend.

Guided Tours

Narrated City-Wide Historic Tour aboard Molly the Trolley – Presque Isle ME

May 6, 2023 - Sep 9, 2023 11 Church Street, Presque Isle, ME

Presque Isle Historical Society’s famous Molly the Trolley will cheufeur you around Presque Isle. See, among plenty of stops, the launch site of the Double Eagle II, one-room schoolhouses, a “painted lady,” and more. Tours last approximately three hours. Advanced registration is required; seats are limited. Held on May 6, June 10, July 8, August 12, and September 9.

Health & Fitness

Boston Marathon – Boston MA

Apr 17, 2023 - Apr 17, 2023 Copely Square, Boston, MA

The Boston Marathon is the world’s oldest annual marathon, held since 1897, and New England’s most-watched sporting event. Participants will race for 26.2 miles from the town of Hopkinton to Boylston Street in the heart of Boston.


Patriot’s Day – Lincoln & Concord MA

Apr 8, 2023 - Apr 19, 2023 Various locations, Lincoln & Concord, MA

Celebrate Patriot’s Day, which takes place on April 19th, with some community fun on April 8th, 15th, 16th, 17th, 18th, and 19th. Activities include:
  • Paul Revere Capture Ceremony – April 8: Watch a reenactment of Paul Revere’s capture by the Lincoln Minute Men; enjoy fife and drum music, a theatrical performance and a musket fire salute. 3 p.m.
  • Caught in the Storm of War: The Civilian Experience of April 19, 1775 – April 15: Actors portray what it would have been like for Colonial civilians to evacuate the town in April of 1775. 9:30 a.m.
  • North Bridge Fight Commemoration – April 17: This fight demonstration commemorates the “shot heard round the world.” 8:30 a.m.
  • Battle Road Anniversary Hike – April 19: Hike along the same route that the ill-fated British column walked during the Concord expedition. Noon.


Third Annual Pomham Rocks Lighthouse Run – Riverside RI

Apr 22, 2023 - Apr 22, 2023 701 Bullocks Point Avenue, Riverside, RI

The Pomham Rocks Lighthouse Run starts at Rose Larisa Park. The 5K walk and run (8:30-9:45 a.m.) winds through scenic neighborhoods and the 10K run (8-10 a.m.) passes by the lighthouse. All ages are welcome, as are both novice and experienced runners and walkers.


Tap Into Maple – Laconia NH

Mar 4, 2023 - Apr 1, 2023 Prescott Farm Environmental Education Center, 928 White Oaks Road, Laconia, NH

Participate in the entire maple syrup-making process, from tree tapping to syrup sipping. Learn how to identify maple trees in the sugarbush and use tools to extract the sap. Discover the chemical and biological process behind maple season and hear some Native American maple legends. On April 1st, enjoy Sugar on Snow to commemorate the season’s end. Note that the program begins every hour on the hour between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Sugar Camp Guided Hiking Tours – Canterbury NH

Mar 18, 2023 - Apr 1, 2023 Canterbury Shaker Village, 288 Shaker Road, Canterbury, NH

Maple Sugar Guided Hike

Explore what remains of a 19th century Shaker Village maple sugar camp, in which sap was processed into syrup. Participants will go on a three-to-four-mile guided tour through a sugar camp hidden in the forest. Be sure to dress for the weather.

Mother's Day

Duckling Day – Boston MA

May 14, 2023 - May 14, 2023 Parkman Bandstand, Boston Common, Boston, MA

Celebrate Mother’s Day with a duck-themed parade, to honor the classic children’s book Make Way for Ducklings by Robert McCloskey. Activities include, in addition to the parade, interactive circus games, live music, a giant inflatable duck, a reading station, and more.


Creating Cape Cod – Sandwich MA

Apr 23, 2022 - Oct 15, 2023 Heritage Museums & Gardens, 67 Grove Street, Sandwich, MA

Henry David Thoreau once described Cape Cod as a “Yankee backwater,” but how did this once-struggling area transform into a picturesque and popular tourist destination? This exhibit explores how the Cape was lifted out of an economic depression in the later 19th-century by the construction of a train and the invention of automobiles, bringing tourists back to the National Seashore. What has been gained, or lost? And how can it be persevered for future generations?

Exhibit: “We’re Still Here” – Springfield MA

Sep 1, 2022 - Jun 30, 2023 21 Edwards Street, Springfield, MA

This exhibit explores the ancestry, modern identities, and resilience of Native peoples. It was curated by Springfield resident Aprell Munford, Iroquois of the Mohawk Confederation, member of the Inter-Tribal Council of Western Massachusetts.


Spring Pops 2023: Hollywood in Africa – Salem NH

May 21, 2023 - May 21, 2023 44 Geremonty Drive, Salem, NH

Special Guest Performance by Dartmouth College guest musician Mamadou Diabate. Africa has inspired great movies and great movie music: Lion King, Invictus, Hotel Rwanda, and Out of Africa, to name a few. The NH Philharmonic Orchestra's music director, Mark Latham, was born in Africa and will lead an adventure exploring the great music of these memorable films. Grammy nominated African musician Mamadou Diabate will share the exuberance and rhythms of African music on the balafon, a xylophone like instrument whose sounds you will instantly recognize as the essence of African music.

Open House

Spring Open Studio Weekend – Various VT

May 27, 2023 - May 28, 2023 Various locations, Various, VT

VT Open Studio Weekend

Vermont Craft Council’s Open Studio Weekend invites visitors to celebrate the visual arts and go behind the scenes of the creative process. During Memorial Day Weekend, artists from across the state of Vermont will open their studio doors to the public. Visitors will have the opportunity to go on a self-guided tour through Vermont’s picturesque villages and lush, springtime wilderness to view the work of glassblowers, jewelers, printmakers, potters, furniture makers, weavers, metal workers, painters, sculptors, and fiber artists working with silk and felt.

Outdoor Activities

Words In the Wild – West Barnstable MA

Apr 22, 2022 - Apr 22, 2023 Various locations, Various, MA

In honor of Earth Day on April 22, Barnstable Land Trust is launching Words in the Wild, a unique hiking trail initiative that features four original site-specific poems penned by local poets. Each poem has been etched onto individual cedar trail signs that include a QR code connecting to audio recordings and other information. This innovative local collaboration illustrates how poetry, technology, and the environment can come together naturally. Locations include: Eagle Pond Sanctuary and Ropes Field in Cotuit, Fuller Farm in Marston Mills, and Pogorelc Sanctuary in West Barnstable.

Jane’s Walk – Providence RI

May 5, 2023 - May 7, 2023 Various locations, Providence, RI

Inspired by urban activist Jane Jacobs, Jane’s Walks are held in over 200 cities to bring the community together and help people explore pockets of historical or themed fun in their neighborhoods. Jane’s Walk Providence will walk Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, and will cover topics/locales including the RISD campus, Providence’s LGBTQ history, the Jewelry District, navigating the city as a visually impaired person, and more.

Parades & Fireworks

Independence Day Celebration – Brandon VT

Jul 1, 2023 - Jul 1, 2023 Brandon Central Park, Brandon, VT

Brandon has been celebrating Independence Day with a grand parade for decades. This year, besides the procession, there will be bands in the parks, the Heritage train giving rides up Park Street, and two auction sites. Additionally, there will be a beer garden, the world-famous Little Debbie Swiss Cake Roll Eating Contest, an evening street dance and fireworks at dusk that can be seen from up to a mile away. 


Graveyard Shift Ghost Tour – Hartford CT

Mar 31, 2023 - Mar 31, 2023 The Mark Twain House & Museum, 351 Farmington Avenue, Hartford, CT

Experience the Mark Twain House like never before during this limited-time paranormal tour. Enter the Victorian spiritual realm and listen to spooky stories of bizarre encounters in the Clemens family home. Appropriate for ages 10 and up.

Parties & Dances

Derby Day Party at Linden Place – Bristol RI

May 6, 2023 - May 6, 2023 500 Hope Street, Bristol, RI

On May 6, the fifth-annual Derby Day Party at Linden Place Mansion will run neck and neck with the celebrations at Churchill Downs. Patrons may choose to attend the full event, which includes watching the Derby on the big screen, dinner and a live auction, or they may join the festivities at Derby Night, the after party immediately following with a live band under the big tent. 

Performing Arts and Theater

Ogunquit Playhouse's "Million Dollar Quartet" – Portsmouth NH

Mar 22, 2023 - Apr 9, 2023 28 Chestnut Street, Portsmouth, NH

On December 4, 1956, Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins gathered at Sun Records in Memphis for one of the greatest jam sessions of all time. Million Dollar Quartet brings that legendary night to life, featuring a score of rock hits that includes “Blue Suede Shoes,” “Fever,” “That’s All Right,” “Sixteen Tons,” “Great Balls of Fire,” “Walk the Line,” “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On,” “Who Do You Love?,” “Matchbox,” “Folsom Prison Blues,” and “Hound Dog.” The musical captures the singular moment when four major talents came together to become a red-hot rock ‘n’ roll band.

"Bud, Not Buddy" – Boston MA

Apr 14, 2023 - May 14, 2023 200 Riverway, Boston, MA

Based on the Coretta Scott King award-winning novel by Christopher Paul Curtis, Bud, Not Buddy follows the tale of 10-year-old Bud Caldwell. Named after ‘a flower-to-be…a little fist of love waiting to unfold and be seen by the world,’ Bud goes on a quest to find his father and blossoms when he finds family in a jazz band. An epic adventure full of dreams, jazzy tunes and heart. 


Baby Animals: Heritage Breeds at the Banke – Portsmouth NH

Apr 22, 2023 - Apr 30, 2023 Strawbery Banke Museum, 14 Hancock Street, Portsmouth, NH

Meet lots of baby animals, including lambs, kids, calves, piglets, bunnies, chicks, and ducklings. Specifically, however, these are breeds that have been typical on coastal northern New England farms from the 17th century to the present day. Many of these animals are rare, heritage breeds on the verge of extinction.

Woofstock – Kennebunk ME

Jul 29, 2023 - Jul 29, 2023 The Animal Welfare Society, 46 Holland Road, Kennebunk, ME

Bring the family, including your fur babies, to this food and beer festival at the Animal Welfare Society in Kennebunk, Maine. Enjoy live music, local craft brews, games, a dog agility course, giveaways, food trucks, and more.

Science & Nature

Herring Run Celebration – Plymouth MA

Apr 22, 2023 - Apr 22, 2023 Plimoth Grist Mill, 6 Spring Lane, Plymouth, MA

Every spring, alewife herring migrate from the North Atlantic upriver to spawn. Watch this incredible migration event and spend time with the scientists gathering data. Do alewife-themed crafts, play herring games, and more.

Shows & Exhibits

Gem, Mineral & Jewelry Show – Portland ME

Apr 15, 2023 - Apr 16, 2023 Brick South, Thompson’s Point, Portland, ME

Hosted by the Maine Mineral Club, this 38th annual Gem, Mineral & Jewelry Show will feature over 50 dealers and 170 tables full of mineral specimens, fossils, gems, beads, jewelry, crafting supplies, healing crystals, and more. Casual fan, collector, students, crafters – there’s something for every type of rock hound.

Vermont Steampunk Expo – Essex Junction VT

Nov 11, 2023 - Nov 12, 2023 Champlain Valley Expo, 105 Pearl Street, Essex Junction, VT

“Steampunk” describes a science fiction subgenre that makes use of retrofuturistic technology and aesthetics inspired by steam powered machinery of the 19th century. At this expo, come dressed in your best steampunk garb and enjoy activities, talks from special panelists, crafters, performances, and more.

Ski Area Events

Spring Bash – Rangeley ME

Apr 7, 2023 - Apr 9, 2023 Saddleback Mountain, 976 Saddleback Mountain Road, Rangeley, ME

Soon, it will be too warm for ski areas to manufacture snow, so get your last hurrah in during this year’s Spring Bash at Saddleback Mountain. Enjoy, also, a lunchtime BBQ on the deck of Base Lodge, a prize wheel, fruity cocktails, a pond skimming contest, and live music.


Storytelling Festival – Portsmouth NH

Mar 7, 2023 - Apr 7, 2023 New Hampshire Theatre Project, 959 Islington Street, Portsmouth, NH

The 7th Annual Storytelling Festival at the New Hampshire Theater Project will feature performers Genevieve Aichele, Simon Brooks, Matt Gile, Kayla Lewis and Angel Simone telling personal tales, traditional stories, and other spoken word performances.

Storytelling Festival – Portsmouth NH

Apr 15, 2023 - Apr 15, 2023 New Hampshire Theatre Project, 959 Islington Street, Portsmouth, NH

The 7th Annual Storytelling Festival at the New Hampshire Theater Project will feature performers Matt Gile, Kayla Lewis and Angel Simone. Gather tpgether and enjoy fashioned tales, stories from their past, and other spoken word performances.

Street Fairs

Hebron Fair – Hebron NH

Jul 29, 2023 - Jul 29, 2023 16 Church Lane, Hebron, NH

This fair has been held since 1952. Enjoy shopping for locally-made crafts, food, a sale, games, a dunking booth, hame baked goods, a book tent, live music and more. 

Workshops & Classes

Fairy House Workshop – Cos Cob CT

Mar 7, 2023 - Apr 7, 2023 The Greenwich Historical Society, 47 Strickland Road, Cos Cob, CT

During this crafts workshop, children will learn the folklore behind fairy homes, from the Japanese Urashima Taro to the English Goblin Market to the Hudson Valley’s Rip Van Winkle. As they learn, they will make their own fairy houses out of natural and recycled materials. There are four classes offered throughout the day: two in the morning for children age 6-8 at 10 a.m., and two in the afternoon for children age 8-10 at 2 p.m.