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

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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Greater Merrimack Valley Fairs Lowell MA
Greater Merrimack Valley

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. 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 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 are all in the seasonal lineup.
Flag Boy - NH Highland Games - Lincoln, NH
New Hampshire Highland Games & Festival

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

Come celebrate all things Scottish!

New Hampshire and the White Mountains are rich with interesting festivals all year long, but few can surpass the New Hampshire Highland Games & Festival for a dramatic immersion into a colorful, hearty culture. Be part of this 3-day celebration of Scottish music, food and drink, athletics, dance, heritage and more! Watch world-class athletes compete in games like the caber toss, hammer throw, weight over bar, stone carry. Scottish and Celtic performers will be playing traditional piping and drumming to bagpipe-infused rock ‘n’ roll. Explore the Clan Village to see the attire and customs of 65 clans and learn their history. Children will love the sheep dog trials and the special Festival Youth Program, which features games, crafts, storytelling, and more. Adults can savor tastings of authentic Scotch whiskies and beers.
Event Dates & Times: September 21-23, 2018 - 8am - 5pm Daily. A full schedule including off-site events will be available in August.
Lobster Bake - Charlestown Seafood Festival - Charlestown, RI
Charlestown Seafood Festival 2018

Ninigret Park - 4470 Old Post Road (Route 1A) Charlestown, RI Phone:

August 3-5, 2018

Luscious lobster rolls, midway rides, car shows and tribute bands. The Charlestown Chamber of Commerce Seafood Festival has all that and more, Friday-Sunday, Aug. 3-5. Taste the steamers, chowder, fish and chips, clam cakes or raw bar. Check out the bungee jumping, wall climbing and karaoke. Tribute bands include Welcome To The Jungle (Guns and Roses), Dirty Deeds (AC/DC) and Southern Sky. Raffle prizes include lobsters, TVs and getaways. Fireworks at 9 pm on Saturday.
Hours: Friday: Noon-11pm; Saturday 11 am-11pm; Sunday: 11am-10pm. Admission: $9 for adults; free for children 10 & under. Parking: $2. Senior & Military Discounts available.
Fairgrounds - League of NH Craftsmen 85th Annual Craftsmens Fair - Newbury, NH
League of NH Craftsmen 83rd Annual Craftsmens Fair

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

Rain or shine! August 4-12, 2018 at Mt Sunapee Resort, 10am-5pm daily

Discover New Hampshire’s creative side at the Annual Craftsmen’s Fair. Shop for quality, one-of-a-kind craft that will take your breath away. Serious collectors and casual visitors alike will find distinctive craft in all media areas and price ranges. Connect with the makers and learn their stories. Watch stimulating demonstrations such as glassblowing, basket weaving, and wood turning. The Fair engages kids of all ages with activities to spark their creativity, including our all day pottery workshop, printmaking, beading and fiber workshops. Craft your style with inspiration found in the Living With Craft, CraftWear, and the Sculpture Garden exhibitions. Live, original music provides a wonderful soundtrack to the Annual Craftsmen’s Fair experience.
South County Hot Air Balloon Festival 2018 RI
South County Hot Air Balloon Festival 2018

University of Rhode Island Athletic Fields, 3 Keaney Road Kingston, RI Phone:

July 20-22, 2018

Balloon rides, carnival rides and games, fishing pond, the Canon Lady. Balloons inflate at dawn, weather permitting, Saturday and Sunday. On Friday and Saturday there will be a Balloon Glow at dusk, weather permitting. Saturday's events include a chili cook off from noon to 3 p.m. and fireworks at 9 p.m. Guests can enjoy food, barbecue, arts & craft vendors, carnival rides, free activities for kids, and music on Friday evening and Sunday afternoon. 
Admission: Adults, $10; children age 5-14, $5; kids under age 5, free; families $25. 
Time: Friday, 4-10 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Westport Fine Arts Festival 2018

Main Street Westport, CT Phone:

July 14 - 15, 2018

The Westport Fine Arts Festival presents top-caliber national and international fine artists across 10 categories and includes 170 juried artists. In addition to visual arts, the festival will feature artist demonstrations, and an expanded interactive Create area for all-age art activities. Respite areas offer places to relax and enjoy edibles and drinks. Live entertainment will brighten the day, The Westport Library's Book Sale happens adjacent to the festival.
Blessing of the Fleet and Seafood Festival 2018

Seafood Festival: Memorial Park, Ocean and Kingstown roads (next to the Narragansett Towers) Narragansett, RI Phone:

July 26-28, 2018

The Seafood Festival – July 26 to 28 -- is a major part of the Blessing of the Fleet Festival. Held Next to the Towers in Narragansett, Come dine on seafood prepared in the New England tradition, as well as other food vendors, a carnival, a beer and wine tent, and live music. Seafood Festival hours are Thursday and Friday, 5-10 p.m.; Saturday, 2-11 p.m.
The Blessing of the Fleet is Saturday, July 28, at noon at the Port of Galilee. Decorated commercial and recreational watercraft parade past local clergymen for a blessing and judges rate the decorations in a variety of categories.
Green River Festival 2018

Greenfield Community College (I-91, Exit 26) Greenfield, MA Phone: 413-341-3317

July 13-15, 2018

The Green River Festival combines a spectacular lineup of nearly 40 acts on three stages, the best in local food, beer and wine, handmade crafts, a dance tent, a wide array of kid's activities and entertainment, and hot air balloon rides and a balloon glow, for Western Massachusetts's largest outdoor event of the summer. Performance lineup.
Vermont Brewers Festival 2018

Waterfront Park Burlington, VT Phone: 802-244-6828

July 20-21, 2018

The Vermont Brewers Festival is the one of the premier beer festivals in the world, held on the waterfront of Lake Champlain overlooking the Adirondack Mountains. Plan your tasting agenda. There are over 150 beers to choose from so save time by making your tasting decisions before you arrive. For guests age 21 and older. Time: Four separate tasting sessions are Friday and Saturday, noon to 4 p.m. and 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Admission: $43. Tickets.
Crown of Maine Balloon Festival 2018

Northern Maine Fairgrounds, Mechanic Street Presque Isle, ME Phone: 207-764-6561

August 23-26, 2018

This hot-air balloon festival features 15 hot-air balloons, balloon rides, entertainment, and a street fair; something for everyone. Tethered rides will be offered Friday and Saturday, 5-8 p.m., weather permitting. Time: Balloon rides start at 5:30 a.m. Cost: varies depending on balloon pilot. 
North Conway Strawberry Festival 2018

First Church of Christ Congregational, 2503 White Mountain Hwy. North Conway, NH Phone:

June 30, 2018

This festival serves summertime treats like strawberry smoothies, strawberry shortcake, strawberries dipped in chocolate. This event is and will also showcase music, games, a strolling magician, display of antique cars and wagons, as well as a raffle, local crafters and a White Elephant Table.
Time: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
All Come Home Music Festival 2018

Okemo Mountain Resort, 77 Okemo Ridge Road Ludlow, VT Phone: 802-228-1600

July 12-14, 2018

Okemo’s All Come Home Music Festival presents music that pays tribute to some of the best bnads of our time, along with food, drink, and family fun. The Labatt Blue Stage, outside the Jackson Gore inn and adjacent to Okemo’s Adventure Zone, will present free music on Friday and Saturday afternoon. At 5 p.m., ticketed shows begin nightly on the Main Stage. Music lineup.
Time: Noon-10 p.m.
Admission: Pass to three headliner shows, $75-$85; single headline show, $30-$34; children age 10 and younger, free
Sailfest 2018

Waterfront area New London, CT Phone: 860-443-3786

July 13-15, 2018

Sailfest has a major fireworks display, amusement rides, free entertainment, Tall Ships, and 200 vendors lining the downtown streets. Sailfest produces multiple stages of free entertainment with musical genres ranging in rock, Celtic, hip hop, and blues. Children's show and entertainment at the City Pier stage. On Saturday night, Sailfest showcases a huge fireworks display above the Thames River. Live music schedule.
Time: Friday, noon to 11 p.m. in Waterfront Park; Saturday, 10 a.m.-11 p.m.; Sunday 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Down East Lobster Roll Festival 2018

Thompson's Point Off Fore River Pkwy. Portland, ME Phone:

July 7, 2018

Sample lobster rolls from 10 competing chefs. Vote for your favorite lobster roll to determine the World Champion! Plus, music by Erica Brown & the Bluegrass Connection, special circus performances and check out our Good Things from Maine pop-up shop. Tickets. Time: Noon to 4 p.m. Cost: General Admission, $99; VIP Pass, $150
Windjammer Days Festival 2018

Waterfront Boothbay Harbor, ME Phone: 207-633-2353

JUne 24-30, 2018

Windjammer Days Honors Boothbay’s maritime history. For details, see Schedule. Major events include:
Sunday, June 24 -- Arts & Crafts Show on the Boothbay Common, Blessing of The Fleet (1:30 p.m.), and Reggae Cruise featuring Dani Tribesmen
Monday, June 25 -- Open House at the Boothbay Sea and Science Center; Windjammers Got Talent (7 p.m.)
Tuesday, June 26 -- Pirates of the Dark Rose Puppet Show (10 a.m.); tours of the United States Coast Guard Station; Antique Boat Parade (3 p.m.); Red Cloak Haunted History Tours.
Wednesday, June 27 -- British Invasion Attack on Boothbay Harbor (noon); Gathering of the Fleet (1-3 p.m.); Lobster Eating Contest (2 p.m.); Windjammer Days Street Parade (4 p.m.); Fireworks over the Harbor (9:15 p.m.)
Thursday, June 28 -- Windjammer Fleet Leaves the Harbor (7-11 a.m.)
Saturday, June 30 -- Tug of War Across The Harbor (2:30 p.m.); Lighted Boat Parade (9 p.m.)
Celebration of Lupines 2018

Sugar Hill Sampler, Sunset Hill Road, and other sites Sugar Hill, Franconia, Littleton, NH Phone:

June 1-30, 2018

Paying homage to the annual blossoming of this captivating wildflower, the Celebration of Lupines is a time-honored regional event. See website for schedule. Highlights:
Lupine Inspirational Walk on Sugar Hill Sampler’s Lupine Fields.
Horse Drawn Wagon Rides Through the Lupines.
Open Air Market with Artisan Demonstrations.
Pollyanna Gladfest Weekend June 8-10.
Vintage Baseball Game on June 10.
Plainville Hot Air Balloon Festival 2018

Norton Park, off Route 177 Plainville, CT Phone: 860-747-0283

August 24-16, 2018

The annual Plainville Hot Air Balloon Festival attracts thousands of spectators. The festival opens up Friday night at 5 p.m. and live music is performed from 6 to 9:45 p.m. Fireworks at 9 p.m. Balloon glows from 8:15 to 9 p.m. On Saturday the festival opens at 6 a.m. with a balloon launch (weather permitting), followed by a craft fair from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Classic Car show from noon to 5 p.m.; a balloon launch at 6 p.m.; and live entertainment from noon until 10 p.m. by various bands. Sunday opens at 6 a.m. with the final balloon launch and the festival closes at 9 a.m.
Boston's Harborfest 2018

Christopher Columbus Park, Atlantic Avenue near Long Wharf Boston, MA Phone:

June 28-July 4, 2018

A week of celebration in Boston led up to the Fourth of July. Below are some of the highlights. See full schedule.
June 30-- Live music on Columbus Park preceeds Harbor Fireworks at 9 p.m. The show will take place in the inner Harbor and can be seen from any shoreline from Charlestown to the Seaport and East Boston.
July 1 -- Arts at Harborfest. Local artists will display and sell their work, curated by Artists Crossing, under the trellis in Christopher Columbus Park. 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
July 1 – Chowderfest. Taste clam chowder samples from some of the best local restaurants in Christopher Columbus Park.
June 28-July 4 -- Harborfest special tours and attractions. Both indoor and outdoor family events will take place at Boston’s best historical landmarks. Throughout the weekend there will be 100 activities, attractions and specials!
Washington County Fair 2018

Route 112 Richmond, RI Phone:

August 15-19, 2018

Family fun and excitement for all ages with fireworks kicking off the event on Wednesday night. The fair is packed with competition and games, arts and crafts, great food, and the largest midway in Rhode Island (including NE's largest traveling roller coaster). Battle of the Fisherman, pie eating contests, rooster crowing contest, swine obstacle course. Music by Mickey Lamontia, Stephanie Quail, Morgan Wallen, Sawyer Brown Band, Morgan Evans.
Admission: Adults, $10; kids age 10 and younger, free. Parking is free.
Stoweflake Hot Air Balloon Festival 2018

Stoweflake Mountain Resort & Spa, 1746 Mountain Road Stowe, VT Phone: 800-253-7355

July 6-8, 2018

This popular summer celebration includes a children's corner, live band, great food, beer and wine garden, balloon launches and tethers. Twenty-eight of the country's most prominent balloon experts will launch starting Friday afternoon. Time: Balloon Launches: Friday at sunset, Saturday at sunrise and sunset, and Sunday, at 6:30 a.m. Viewing the morning launches is complimentary for all visitors. Admission: $10; kids age 12 and younger, free.
Old Lyme Midsummer Festival 2018

Florence Griswold Museum, Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts & Lyme Art Association, 96 Lyme Street Old Lyme, CT Phone: 860-434-5542

July 27-28, 2018

Old Lyme’s Midsummer Festival is a town-wide celebration of the arts. Home decor sale runs Thursday through Saturday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday evening until 7 p.m., shop the Super Sale at the Florence Griswold Museum Shop. The festival kicks off Friday, July 27, on the lawn of the Florence Griswold Museum with music by Otis and the Hurricanes, playing New Orleans funk. Saturday brings the Market En Plein Air, featuring flowers, fruits, vegetables, breads, fine cheeses, herbs and specialty foods in a setting modeled after outdoor markets in French villages. Original art is sold and visitors enjoy open galleries, author talks and sidewalk sales. Also on Saturday is the dog show and parade. Time: Friday, 5-9 p.m.; Saturday,9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Cape Cod Hydrangea Festival 2018

various locations Cape Cod, MA Phone:

July 6-15, 2018

The main feature of this 10-day festival is daily tours of private gardens across the Cape. Also, come enjoy workshops and lectures by leading horticulturalists; promotions at nurseries and home centers; class on hydrangea pruning; and painting demonstrationsin the gardens themselves. Garden tours are $5 per person per garden. You can pay cash at each garden on the day of the garden tour. Each garden is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and only on the days specified. Gardens' addresses will be announced a week before the festival. All garden tours are rain or shine and nonrefundable.
Event schedule
Moosabec Summer Fest 2018

Main Street Jonesport, ME Phone:

June 22-July 1, 2018

June 30 is the biggest day of the festival, presenting with the world’s fastest lobster boat races, the grand parade and fireworks. During the week there are three pageants, a golf tournament, a puppet show, and ice cream social, a movie night, a barbecue, A lobster feed, a cribbage tournament, a pet show, two parades, and art show, food vendors, a comedy show, and adult dance, a kids day with bounce houses snow cones face painting and games, great races, A sip and paint, A steel drum band performance, a blowout yard sale at the fire station, house decorating, A community church service space A community church service and bingo.
SandwichFest 2018

18 Water Street (Route 130) Sandwich, MA Phone:

June 30, 2018

Enjoy 100 juried arts and crafts vendors, food, games on the lawn of the Deacon Eldred property, like Book Olympics agility competition, live music and performances by members of the Sandwich Arts Alliance, as well as a Dog Costume Parade and Competition. Chef-crafted sandwiches from participating restaurants compete to earn the Best Sandwich in Sandwich awards.
Time: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., rain or shine
Yarmouth Clam Festival 2018

Yarmouth Village Yarmouth, ME Phone:

July 20-22, 2018

This festival is one of Maine's summer favorites. It includes a parade on Friday night, fireworks on Saturday night , live music from three stages, food, arts and crafts shows, road races and more. The carnival on the midway opens Wednesday evening and runs through Sunday. All other festival activities start Friday at 10 a.m.
Living History Event 2018

44 Jones Rd, 301 2nd NH Turnpike, 18 E Washington Rd, 5 Center St. Hillsborough, NH Phone: 603-464-5858

August 18-19, 2018

Meet George Washington; chat with and watch period artisans; enjoy music by the 2nd South Carolina String Band; follow a battle through the woods. Suttlers, crafters, and the blacksmith will be selling their wares. Guests may make butter and ice cream, pan for gold, press cider, sample some maple syrup, and more. Take a horse-drawn wagon ride, or a stroll around the Old Historic Center. Tour stone-arch bridges. Feast on traditional foods. The festival encompasses four locations .
Admission: Adults, $15; seniors, $12; children age 6-17, $5.
Times: Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
NASWA Reggae Fest 2018

NASWA Resort, 1086 Weirs Blvd Laconia, NH Phone: 603-366-4341

August 11-12, 2018

Let the live music and cool island drinks relax you into the perfect vacation. You’ll be transported to Jamaica, where every little thing is gonna be all right. Don’t forget to wear your yellow, green and black to show your Jamaican pride, or just your favorite tie-dye will do. Free live music by Jah Spirit at 4 p.m. each day.
Hops in the Hills Beer and Wine Festival 2018

Jackson Gore at Okemo Mountain Resort, 111 Jackson Gore Road Ludlow, VT Phone: 802-228-1600

August 3-5, 2018

Sample craft beers, hard ciders and 20 wines in the courtyard at Okemo’s Jackson Gore Inn. Enjoy a great lineup of live music, local food and goods from neighborhood crafters. Open for fun: Adventure Zone with the Timber Ripper Mountain Coaster, zipline tours and more. Picnic blankets and lawn chairs welcome. Time: Friday, 5-9 p.m.; Saturday, noon-8 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
American Independence Festival 2018

American Independence Museum, Ladd Street near Water Street Exeter, NH Phone: 603-772-2622

July 14, 2018

On July 16, 1776, the Dunlap Broadside of the Declaration of Independence arrived in Exeter from Philadelphia. Today, Exeter celebrates this momentous occasion. Enjoy a Colonial artisan village and food and craft vendors; taste Red Hook Brewery's Independence Ale in the Folsom Tavern; ask questions at a militia encampment, cannon firings, and battle portrayal; see a horseback arrival of a re-enactor who reads the Declaration. Cost: Adults, $10; kids, $5.
Stowe Brewers Festival 2018

80 Weeks Hill Road Stowe, VT Phone: 802-595-9581

August 3-4. 2018

A festival of fine craft beer, cider, and spirits with live music, workshops, food trucks, and a vendor fair. Three sessions: Friday, 5:30-9:30 p.m., with music by Peace in the Valley; Saturday, noon-4 p.m., with music by My Mother's Moustache; and Saturday, 5:30 - 9:30 p.m., with music by the Pilgrims. Admission: $39 to $45.
Grecian Festival 2018 in Pawtucket

Assumption of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church, 97 Walcott Street Pawtucket, RI Phone:

August 17-19, 2018

Greek food, pastry, music, dance, marketplace. Time: Friday, 5-10 p.m.; Saturday, noon-10 p.m.; Sunday, noon-9 p.m.
Vermont Summer Festival Horse Show 2018

Harold Beebe Farm, 2971 US Route 7 East Dorset, VT Phone:

July 3-August 12, 2018

For six exciting weeks, the country’s top equestrians compete across a challenging hunter/jumper course at East Dorset’s Beebee Farm. As a spectator, you’ll be near the action with a chance to stroll the stalls for a behind-the- scenes look at these championship horses. Sweeping mountain views, awesome event staff, and fabulous food vendors–bonus! Phone: 802-489-4945
Yankee Homecoming 2018

Various locations throughout Newburyport Newburyport, MA Phone:

July 28-August 5, 2018

Join the coastal city of Newburyport for a week of music, food, art, family activities, and more — all capped off by fireworks on the waterfront on Saturday, and a parade on Sunday. Featured homecoming events include:
Brewfest Fundraiser on July 28; Art On The Bartlet Mall July 28-29; Inn Street Artisans Revival Daily; Heritage Tours all week; Yankee Homecoming Market Place daily; Olde Fashioned Sunday July 29; Downtown Entertainment all week; Waterfront Concert Series all week; Golf Tournament on July 30; Market Square Day Craft Show on July 31; Sidewalk Sales on August 2-4; U.S. Coast Guard Open House on August 2; Family Day at Maudslay State Park on August 4; Parade on August 5 at noon; Fireworks on August 4 at 9:15 p.m.
Stowe Tango Music Festival 2018

Various Locations Stowe, VT Phone: 802-779-9669

August 16-19, 2018

Help make Stowe the Tango capital of the U.S. this weekend by attending the Tango Music Festival! Enjoy workshops, dance classes, parties and performances, as well as a 20 piece orchestra to keep you going. Consult website for details.
Brimfield Antique Flea Markets 2018

Route 20 Brimfield, MA Phone:

May 8-13; July 10-15; September 4-9, 2018

Antique dealers and collectors travel from throughout the United States and abroad to attend the gigantic Brimfield Antique Flea Markets, which occupy a long swath of Route 20 in Brimfield. It’s one of the oldest and biggest outdoor antiques events in the country. The event is comprised of about 20 individually owned show fields that have specific opening times, contact information and admissions. Many of the events are free to attend. Several ATMs are available. Many dealers accept checks with proper ID and some also take credit cards.
Festival of Fireworks 2018

Jaffrey Airport / Silver Ranch Airport, 190 Turnpike Road (Route 124) Jaffrey, NH Phone:

August 18, 2018

The fireworks are a family event, the best fireworks show in New England. Live entertainment, sky divers, vendors. This year’s theme: Motown Express. Time: 4-11 p.m.; fireworks at 9 p.m. Admission: Walk-Ins, $10; cars, $60.
Black Bear Americana Music Fest 2018

116 Old Middle Street Goshen, CT Phone: 860-469-5081

October 5-7, 2018

The Black Bear Americana Music Fest is a presentation of the best Americana music around. Four days of camping, three days of music, food vendors, starry skies and over 25 fabulous acts. Set in the foothills of Northwestern Connecticut over Columbus Day weekend, this is music fest unlike any you’ve ever attended. See website for music lineup. Email: beth@blackbearmusicfest.com
Time: Friday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-11 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Admission: Camping tickets, $225 and up; day/weekend tickets from $75
B3 Fest: Bikes, Brews & Beats 2018

Various locations Stowe, VT Phone:

June 29-30, 2018

This three-day festival encompasses all of Stowe, and all group rides are free to the public. There is something for everyone – family friendly events, food and drink specials, live music, group rides and more! Enjoy Vermont music; craft beers, wines, spirits, ciders, root beer; and a celebration of Vermont mountain biking. Area bike shops are hosting mountain bike group rides in town. See event website for details.
River Rock Music Festival 2018

Sunday River Ski Resort 97 Summit Road Bethel, ME Phone:

July 6-7, 2018

This big festival of Christian music features Mercy Me, We Are Messengers, Mandisa, JJ Weeks Band and many more. Se festival website for details
North Atlantic Blues Festival 2018

Public Landing, 275 Main Street Rockland, ME Phone:

July 14-15, 2018

This two-day blues music festival, among the most prestigious on the East Coast, presents top-drawer blues performers. In addition to all-day live entertainment, the festival has vendors selling food, drinks and crafts. Saturday evening Main Street is closed to traffic for the Club Crawl. Bands will be performing on Main Street for all ages at no charge. Lineup. Admission: $33-$58
New Bedford Folk Festival 2018

various locations New Bedford, MA Phone: 508-991-3122

July 7-8, 2018

New Bedford Folk Festival brings together over 70 renowned and emerging performers and 90 juried arts and crafts vendors in New Bedford’s historic district. The two day family-oriented festival offers continuous folk music from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on seven sound stages in and around the New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park ranging from the seat Zeiterion Performing Arts Center to the National Park Garden Stage. Lineup includes Tom rush, Cherly Wheeler, John Gorka, The Mammals, Hubby Jenkinds of the Carolina Chocolate Dropos, J.P. Cormier and many more.
Hours: 11 a.m.-9 p.m.
Do Good Fest 2018

On the lawn at National Life Group, 1 National Life Drive Montpelier, VT Phone:

July 14, 2018

Music lineup includes Phillip Phillips, Serena Ryder, Smyl, Caitlin Canty and many more. More than 15 food trucks and local restaurants will be on site. Admission is free; proceeds from the parking fee of $20 benefit the Branches of Hope Cancer Patient Fund at Central Vermont Medical Center. Music lineup. Pre-paid parking passes
Time: Gates open at 2:30 p.m.; children's activities start at 3 p.m.; music from 4 to 9 p.m.
Brockton Fair 2018

Brockton Fairgrounds, 433 Forest Avenue Brockton, MA Phone:

JUne 29-July 9, 2018

The Brockton Fair boasts over 135 years of providing family fun. This day of traditional American entertainment includes a classic midway with rides for all ages; a magician; a demolition derby and monster truck rides; horse races; a bear show; livestock shows, and much more. 
Rose Arts Festival 2018

Chelsea Parade Park (daytime) and downtown Norwich (evening) Norwich, CT Phone:

June 30, 2018

Come to Norwich for a day long festival that begins at 8 a.m. with 5K and 10k races. Live music begins at 9 a.m. and continues until 11 p.m. Rose Bud Parade at 10 a.m. Vendors will be selling food! Enjoy a kid zone, free yoga classes, and free art classes. By day the festival is located on beautiful green of Chelsea Parade. By night the party is downtown. Live music by Ryan Montbleau (12:15 p.m.) and Sister Spasrrow and the Dirty Birds (4 p.m.) See website for details schedule of events.