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Events Calendar - 2022

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 mask and social distancing requirements are still in place at some entertainment venues and live events and festivals in New England. Please check with each venue before purchasing tickets or attending an event.

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The Guilford Craft Expo presented by ArtRider - July 15-17, 2022 at the Guilford Town Green in Guilford, CT. Click Here to reserve your tickets!
The NH Highland Games & Festival, Presented by NHSCOT - September 16-18, 2022 at Loon Mountaiin Resort in Lincoln. Click Here to reserve your tickets!
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All Ages

WaterFire 2022 – Providence RI

Apr 9, 2022 - Dec 3, 2022 Various locations, Providence, RI

Waterfire

Waterfire is a festive urban celebration of light and music. Explore on foot as warm bonfires dot the rivers of downtown Providence, set to atmospheric song.
  • April 9: Basin lighting, 7:20 p.m.
  • April 27: Basin lighting, 6 p.m.
  • May 13: Partial lighting (Memorial Park), 7:26 p.m.
  • June 4: Full lighting, 8:16 p.m.
  • June 10: Partial lighting (Waterplace Park), 8:20 p.m.
  • June 25: Full lighting, 8:25 p.m.
  • June 30: Full lighting, 8:06 p.m.
  • August 13: Full lighting, 7:38 p.m.
  • August 27: Full lighting, 7:27 p.m.
  • September 3: Partial lighting (Waterplace Park), 7:16 p.m.
  • September 24: Full lighting, 6:39 p.m.
  • November 5: Full lighting, 5:35 p.m.
  • December 3: Partial lighting (Waterplace Park), 4:15 p.m.

Nulhegan Abenaki Heritage Gathering – Benson VT

Aug 20, 2022 - Aug 20, 2022 2050 Sunset Lake Road, Benson, VT

Nulhegan Abenaki Heritage Gathering

Enjoy Abenaki vendors, drumming, singing, and dancing in the circle, as well as activities such as storytelling and games. Food will be provided, with monetary donations requested at the event. Held rain or shine. Please note that this is always an alcohol and drug-free event. Note, also, that this year, the Gathering will be held at a new venue: Camp Sunrise Cub Scouting Camp at 2050 Sunset Lake Road. Camping spots available (contact MissLucyN@gmail.com to reserve your space). 
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Antiques

Antiques Roadshow – Shelburne VT

Jul 12, 2022 - Jul 12, 2022 The Shelburne Museum, 6000 Shelburne Road, Shelburne, VT

PBS’s Antiques Roadshow is coming to the Shelburne Museum this summer. You may enter to win tickets through March 21st at 11:59 p.m. All ticketholders must bring an item for appraisal. Tickets may only be obtained via PBS’s sweepstakes – the Shelburne Museum does not dispense tickets for this event.

Arts & Crafts Shows

Guilford Craft Expo – Guilford CT

Jul 15, 2022 - Jul 17, 2022 Guilford Town Green, 33 Whitfield Street, Guilford, CT

Guilford Craft Expo 2022

The Guilford Craft Expo is one of the longest-running craft shows in America. Guests can browse through art by more than 170 vendors from across the country. Kids can enjoy a family art tent while parents participate in a silent auction; there will also be live craft demonstrations and gourmet snacks.

Car Shows

NASCAR Weekend – Loudon NH

Jul 15, 2022 - Jul 17, 2022 1122 Route 106 North, Loudon, NH

New England’s only NASCAR Weekend kicks off Friday with practice and qualifying sessions, plus Friday Night Dirt Duels at The Flat Track. The action continues with NASCAR Cup Series qualifying and the NASCAR Xfinity Series and NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour races on Doubleheader Saturday and culminates with the Cup Series taking on “The Magic Mile” Sunday for the Ambetter 301. Don’t miss all of the exciting off-track action including the all new fan hangout, The Groove, concerts from Dirty Deeds and Shot of Poison, family movie night, a variety of performers, fireworks, carnival games and so much more.

Children & Families

Splash Dance – Burlington VT

May 27, 2022 - Sep 10, 2022 City Hall Park Splash Pad, 149 College Street, Burlington, VT

Suit up and splash around in Burlington’s City Hall Park. On Friday and Saturday afternoons from late May through mid-September, local DJs will provide a soundtrack to boogie to as you play in the fountains on the splash pad.

Corn Mazes

LARP Day at the Great Vermont Corn Maze – Danville VT

Aug 13, 2022 - Aug 13, 2022 Great Vermont Corn Maze, 1404 Wheelock Road, Danville, VT

Go on an epic journey of adventure and cornfusion at the largest, most complex maze in New England. Imagine an elf trying to communicate with a steampunk cowboy who has teamed up with a post apocalyptic survivor who just lost all her supplies to an orc while Bob and Marge Kowlaski run by with their fanny packs and cameras freaking out because they were just on a cruise ship moments ago before being transported into this amazing fold in the fabric of time space. And now they must all survive together or... alone. The large maze takes approximately 2-3 hours to solve; the smaller maze takes about 40 minutes. Each participant will be provided with a gaming pouch including coins, dice, supply cards, etc. in order to interact with other lost souls and roaming Reapers will be claiming lives.

Dinner

Summer River Party – Waldoboro ME

Jul 7, 2022 - Aug 18, 2022 Tops’l Farm, 365 Bremen Road, Waldoboro, ME

Spend your summertime Thursday evenings at Tops’l Farm’s riverside yurt. These seafood-dinner-and-drinks affairs celebrate high summer on Midcoast Maine, as well as the river that borders the farm. Enjoy live music, a roaring bonfire, tons of seafood, and community fun. Held on 7/7, 7/14, 8/4, and 8/18.

Farms

Farm to Ballet – Shelburne VT

Jul 10, 2022 - Jul 10, 2022 Shelburne Farms, 1611 Harbor Road, Shelburne, VT

Enjoy an original, farm-themed ballet performance, complete with dancing vegetables. Bring your own picnic and enjoy locally-made ice cream for dessert.

Breakfast on Gosliga Farm – Addison VT

Jul 16, 2022 - Jul 16, 2022 319 Sunset Lane, Addison, VT

Enjoy a free breakfast on Gosliga Farm in Addison, Vermont. Then, set off on a self-guided tour to meet the cute calves, the herd of milking cows, tour the barns, and milking facility, sit in the big equipment, and meet one of Vermont’s hard-working families. Gosliga Farm is a multi-generational farm located in west-central Vermont along Lake Champlain. The Gosliga family milks about 800 cows and cares for many acres of fertile land in the Dead Creek watershed using climate-friendly cropping practices. The event is free but registration is required. 

Fashion

Exhibit: “Northern Threads: Two Centuries of Dress at Maine Historical Society” – Portland ME

Mar 16, 2022 - Dec 31, 2022 Maine Historical Society Main Gallery, 489 Congress Street, Portland, ME

This two-part installation covers the history of fashion in Maine over the course of two centuries. It delves into the social, economic, and environmental histories of Maine people, and aims to dispel the myth that Mainers “do not care about fashion.” Explore garments, military uniforms, and accessories. The first part of the exhibit runs from March 16 – July 30 and covers 1780-1889; part two runs from August 12 – December 31 and covers 1890-1980.

Festivals

Vermont Brewers Festival – Burlington VT

Jul 21, 2022 - Jul 23, 2022 20 Lake Street, Burlington, VT

The Vermont Brewers Festival is one of the premier beer festivals in the world, held on the waterfront of Lake Champlain overlooking the Adirondack Mountains. You'll taste and over 100 beers, many brewed exclusively for the  festival. Enjoy live music, local food trucks, Vermont products, and games. 

Hebron Fair – Hebron NH

Jul 30, 2022 - Jul 30, 2022 16 Church Lane, Hebron, NH

Celebrate the 70th annual Hebron Fair. Enjoy craftspeople, artisans, food purveyors, children's games, a dunking booth, home baked goods, plants, helicopter rides, live music, and more. 

Gray Wild Blueberry Festival – Gray ME

Aug 13, 2022 - Aug 13, 2022 24 Main Street Gray, ME

Enjoy shopping for Maine-made crafts and products, activities for all ages, Maine Wild Blueberry pie eating contests, music, food trucks, chainsaw tree artist, caricature artist and more.

Caribbean Rum & Food Festival – Boston MA

Sep 17, 2022 - Sep 17, 2022 Roxbury Community College Solar Parking Lot, 1234 Columbus Avenue, Boston, MA

The theme for the 2022 festival is “The Caribbean on Display.” This event will showcase our Caribbean products, renowned rums and Caribbean cocktails, Caribbean Destinations and featured arts and crafts, entertainment and more.

Chester Festival on The Green – Chester VT

Sep 17, 2022 - Sep 18, 2022 The Chester Green Chester, VT

For over 40 years, this annual outdoor event has been held as a hallmark kick off to the beginning of fall foliage season here in Vermont, where hundreds of people from all over New England converge on the historic Chester Green in a celebration of authentic Vermont food, art, culture and craftsmanship. Enjoy live music, artisan demonstrations, field games, farm animals, and lots of family fun activities.

Films

Stowe Jewish Film Festival – Stowe VT

Jul 13, 2022 - Jul 30, 2022 Various locations, Stowe, VT

The Jewish Community of Greater Stowe presents the Stowe Jewish Film Festival, held in-person for the first time in two years. (Virtual screenings will also be available.) The films are Yerusalem on July 13 at the Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center in Stowe; Unraveling on July 21 at Big Picture Theater in Waitsfield; The Missing Tale on July 27 at the Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center in Stowe; and Mamboniks Ahora! at Zenbarn in Waterbury Center.

Food, Wine, Beer

Harpoon Beer Hall in Boston: Summer Events – Boston MA

Jun 9, 2022 - Sep 5, 2022 306 Northern Avenue, Boston, MA

Harpoon Brewery's Boston location offers tons of food, brewery tours, amazing drinks, and, of course, fun events. These two recurring events are a perfect way to spend your summer evening.
  • Trivia in the Taproom: Sip your favorite brew and test your worldly knowledge every week on Wednesday nights. Play in two games, each one hour long, and show off your smarts. Wednesdays, 6-8 p.m.
  • Summer Food Pop-up Series: Each week, Harpoon invites a local food truck to camp out in the garden. Enjoy Harpoon’s delicious drink offerings, paired with a fun, fresh, and vibrant cuisine. See the link for a full schedule. 

Harpoon Brewery Taproom & Beer Garden in Windsor: Summer Events – Windsor VT

Jun 9, 2022 - Sep 5, 2022 336 Ruth Carney Drive, Windsor, VT

Harpoon Brewery's taproom and beer garden in Windsor offers spacious outdoor seating and a welcome atmosphere. Make the most of your relaxing summer evenings with these fun events.
  • Thursday Nights with Jason Cann: Let local singer, songwriter and guitarist Jason Cann serenade you with mellow rock-n-roll covers – The Beatles to the Dave Matthews Band and anything in between – as well as original songs. Thursdays, 5-8 p.m.
  • Trivia in the Taproom: Sip your favorite brew and test your worldly knowledge every week on Friday nights. Play in two games, each one hour long, and show off your smarts. Fridays, 6-7 p.m.
  • Harpoon Summer Sundays: Hear local bands perform live on Sunday afternoons. As you listen, enjoy cold beer, wood fired pizza, and ice cream. Sundays, 4-6 p.m.

Boston Seafood Festival – Boston MA

Aug 7, 2022 - Aug 7, 2022 Boston Fish Pier, Seaport Boulevard, Boston, MA

The Boston Fisheries Foundation welcomes you to join them for the 9th Edition of the Boston Seafood Festival on the historic Boston Fish Pier.  It will be a day of sensational seafood, clambakes and chef demos, educational events, and family fun. Come enjoy the food and festivities and learn about the oldest industry in the United States.

Guided Tours

Sunset Tour – Hartford CT

Aug 11, 2022 - Aug 11, 2022 Cedar Hill Cemetery, 453 Fairfield Avenue, Hartford, CT

Discover the history and beauty of Cedar Hill Cemetery on this tour showcasing some of its most celebrated residents and renowned monuments. Stops include General Griffin Stedman, Gilbert Heublein, John Pierpont Morgan, and Katharine Hepburn. Participants will enjoy watching the sun set over Cedar Mountain during the walk.

Historic

Creating Cape Cod – Sandwich MA

Apr 23, 2022 - Oct 16, 2022 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 the picturesque and popular tourist destination it is today? 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?

Literary

Jane Austen Weekend: Pride and Prejudice – Hyde Park VT

Jul 29, 2022 - Jul 31, 2022 100 Main Street, Hyde Park, VT

Calling all Jane Austen devotees: this is the 14th in a series of Jane Austen-themed weekends at the Governor's House in Hyde Park. This weekend is all about Pride and Prejudice. Enjoy talks on Regency life, dinner parties with English country dancing, afternoon tea, Sunday brunch and a quiz with prizes. Carriage rides are optional. Advanced registration required.

Museums

Exhibit: “Turner’s Modern World” – Boston MA

Mar 27, 2022 - Jul 10, 2022 The Museum of Fine Arts, Avenue of the Arts, 465 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA

Explore more than 100 paintings by J.M.W. Turner (1775–1851), a British artist who captured the changing technologies and customs of the world, especially in the maritime space, during the Industrial Revolution. See works including Snow Storm: Hannibal and his Army Crossing the Alps (1812) from Tate Britain, The Burning of the Houses of Lords and Commons, October 16, 1834 (1835) from the Cleveland Museum of Art, and the MFA’s own Slave Ship (Slavers Throwing Overboard the Dead and Dying, Typhoon Coming On) (1840).

Exhibit: “Warhol Screen Tests” – Manchester NH

Mar 31, 2022 - Jul 24, 2022 The Currier Museum of Art, 150 Ash Street, Manchester, NH

Andy Warhol once correctly predicted that in the future, “everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes.” His screen tests seem to reflect and anticipate this; he made hundreds of these “film portraits” of friends that visited his studio, including Salvador Dali, Edie Sedgwick, and Lou Reed. This exhibit at the Currier Museum of Art showcases twenty of these films.

Exhibit: “Drawing the Curtain: Maurice Sendak’s Designs for Opera and Ballet” – Boston MA

Jun 16, 2022 - Sep 11, 2022 The Isabella Stewart-Gardner Museum, 25 Evans Way, Boston, MA

Maurice Sendak (1928–2012), author and illustrator of beloved children’s books including Where the Wild Things Are, also designed sets and costumes for the ballet and opera. This exhibit puts more than 100 of his theatrical designs on display, including illustrations, costumes and dioramas.

Exhibit: “Jewels of the Nile” – Worcester MA

Jun 18, 2022 - Jan 29, 2023 Worcester Art Museum, 55 Salisbury Street, Worcester, MA

View glorious Ancient Egyptian jewelry. This exhibit was curated almost a century ago and timed to open 100 years after the discovery of King Tutankhamun’s tomb – none of the jewelry has been on display until now. The collection was assembled by Kingsmill Marrs (d. 1912) and Laura Norcross Marrs (1845 – 1926), who gave it to the WAM.

Exhibit: “Scrimshaw: The Whaler’s Art” – Cotuit MA

Jun 29, 2022 - Oct 30, 2022 The Cahoon Museum of American Art, 4676 Falmouth Road, Cotuit, MA

Scrimshaw at the Cahoon

Scrimshaw, the art of carving onto or into whale bones, was a popular folk art during the 19th century as the whaling industry boomed. This exhibit showcases over 200 important examples of scrimshaw from the Mystic Seaport Museum, Nantucket Whaling Museum, New Bedford Whaling Museum, Peabody Essex Museum, private New England collections, and elsewhere.

Music

Spruce Peak Summer Concert Series – Stowe VT

Jun 30, 2022 - Sep 1, 2022 Spruce Peak Village Green, 7412 Mountain Road, Stowe, VT

Enjoy live music on the Spruce Peak Village Green during these warm summer nights.

Deep River Ancient Muster – Deep River CT

Jul 15, 2022 - Jul 16, 2022 Devitt Field, Southworth Street, Deep River, CT

DRAM 2022

The Deep River Ancient Muster, or the DRAM, is the oldest and largest gathering of fife and drum participants and enthusiasts in the world. Held every year around the third Saturday in July, the event will actually begin with a tattoo on Friday, followed by a parade (from Main Street to Devitt Field) and muster on Saturday.

Outdoor Activities

Ride Like an Animal Challenge – Springfield MA

Jul 1, 2022 - Sep 5, 2022 Various locations, Springfield, MA

This huge scavenger hunt will send you to 11 different locations in Western Massachusetts. Use any mode of transportation – motorcycles, cars, or otherwise – to get hints, find secret locations, and win prizes. The proceeds benefit the Thomas J. O'Connor Animal Control & Adoption Center in Springfield.

Summervale – Burlington VT

Jul 7, 2022 - Aug 25, 2022 180 Intervale Road, Burlington, VT

This weekly, free, family-friendly event features live music performances, local food and drink vendors, kids' activities, raffle prizes, and special guest organizations and sponsors.

Fairyborough – Acton MA

Jul 9, 2022 - Jul 14, 2022 177 Main Street, Acton, MA

Design, build, and explore a mysterious forest environment of fairy houses, gnome houses, and sprite skyscrapers, constructed from natural materials and your creativity. This changing and evolving temporary kingdom will be put together by staff and visitors over the course of 6 days. 

Paranormal

Mystery Scavenger Hunt – Hartford CT

Sep 10, 2022 - Sep 10, 2022 Cedar Hill Cemetery, 453 Fairfield Avenue, Hartford, CT

Explore Cedar Hill while deciphering creative clues that direct you around the historic sections of the cemetery. Once you have collected all the clues, it’s time to solve the mystery. Recommended for teams of up to four people each. Advance reservations are required.

Performing Arts, Theater, Dance

"Lysistrata" – Monmouth ME

Jun 25, 2022 - Aug 18, 2022 796 Main Street, Monmouth, ME

On a mission to end the Peloponnesian war, Lysistrata bands together the women of Greece in a pact to withhold sex until the men declare peace. As the women tantalize and tease their way to a cease-fire, a timeless story emerges of sexual politics, political power struggles, and the battle between the sexes. Funny, poignant, and a little dirty, Lysistrata is a comic romp of more than adequate proportions. See the website for a detailed performance schedule. 

Pets

Woofstock – Kennebunk ME

Jul 30, 2022 - Jul 30, 2022 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.

Tours

Mark Twain's Companions & Cohorts – Hartford CT

Jul 9, 2022 - Jul 9, 2022 Cedar Hill Cemetery, 453 Fairfield Avenue, Hartford, CT

While Samuel Clemens, a.k.a. Mark Twain, is laid to rest in Elmira, New York, many of his Hartford companions and cohorts are interred at Cedar Hill Cemetery. Learn about Twain's life and his many Nook Farm friends, neighbors, and colleagues during this walking tour led by Steve Courtney.

Trains

Ice Cream Express – Alna ME

Jul 2, 2022 - Aug 20, 2022 Wiscasset, Waterville & Farmington Railway Museum, 97 Cross Road, Alna, ME

Ride through Maine's pristine Sheepscot Valley to Top of Mountain aboard a steam train. After a short layover, double back to the WW&F’s Alna Center headquarters to enjoy some delicious Deb’s Ice Cream. Held on July 2nd and August 20th.