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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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 Yarmouth summer festival in Yarmouth MA
Athletics - NH Highland Games & Festival - 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! - September 20-22, 2019

Discover the rich culture of Scotland – no passport required - at the NH Highland Games & Festival. The Games will be hosting the 2019 Scottish Highland Games World Championships showcasing the top world Highland athlete’s strength, speed, agility and skill for the title. Enjoy the pageantry and excitement of massed bands, pipes & drums, Highland dance, fiddle, harp, sheep dog trials and much more. Explore Clan Village and the Living History Encampment to search your Scottish roots and understand everyday life in the Highlands from 1317-1746. Scottish and Celtic performers will be playing traditional ballads to tribal beats and bagpipe rock. Children can participate in the Bairns & Weans program, which features games, crafts, storytelling, and more. Adults can savor tastings of authentic Scotch whisky and beer. For more details or to purchase tickets, visit nhscot.org.
Vermont Cheesemakers Festival 2018
Vermont Cheesemakers Festival 2019

Shelburne Farms, 1611 Harbor Road Shelburne, VT Phone: 866-261-8595

August 11, 2019

Vermont is a world class cheese state with the highest number of cheese makers per capita: over 40 of them. You are invited to share their passion for making exceptional cheeses. Come for cheese, wine, beer, cider, spirits, food, and tastings of all kinds. Expand your knowledge with cooking demonstrations and workshops. Time: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Admission: $20-$300.
Camden Windjammer Festival 2018
Camden Windjammer Festival 2019

various locations around Camden harbor Camden, ME Phone:

August 30-31, 2019

The fleet gathers in picturesque Camden Harbor for festivities reminiscent of the days when hundreds of coastal schooners lined the waterfront. Festivities include a parade of sail, flag-raising ceremonies, live music, dancing and fireworks. See event website for more details.
Old Port Festival 2019

Exchange Street and downtown and Old Port district Portland, ME Phone:

June 9, 2019

This family event is an outdoor celebration of music, art, and community in the heart of beautiful downtown Portland. Enjoy live music on four stages, including a kids’ stage, Maine-made arts and crafts, food, kids’ activities, rides on the Casco Bay Eye Ferris Wheel, and more. As always, the Old Port Festival is a rain or shine event. The day opens with a parade at 11 a.m. starting at the top of Exchange Street. The parade features Shoestring Theater. Time: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Cost: Free.
Cajun Zydeco Festival 2019

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

June 6-9, 2019

The three-day festival of music, dance, food, and camping. In 2019, the festival welcomes Geno Delafose & French Rockin’ Boogie, Yvette Landry, Pine Leaf Boys, Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys, Jesse Lege and the Bayou Brew, K Jones and the Benzie Playboys. Guests are welcome to dance to their hearts' content. There will be Cajun Creole cooking along with other vendors. Camping available. Festival schedule .
Admission: $80-$160.
Bath Heritage Days & Music Festival 2019

various downtown locations Bath, ME Phone:

July 3-7, 21019

Heritage Day events happen at many places in the city’s downtown. Fun includes a parade, a carnival, and artisans marketplace, antique car show, road race, kids day in the park, firemens' muster, and many live music acts. Festival schedule.
Windjammer Days Festival 2019

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

June 23-29, 2019

Windjammer Days honors Boothbay’s maritime history. Major events include the Gathering of the Fleet, cod fish relay, free concerts from the Whale Park stage, a lighted boat parade (Saturday, June 29), a golf tournment (Thursday, June 28), Pirates of the Dark Rose, a street parade (Wednesday, June 26), and fireworks over the harbor (Wednesday, June 26). Full schedule.
Burlington Discover Jazz Festival 2019

various locations Burlington, VT Phone:

May 31-June 8, 2019

The line-up is always stellar at Burlington's 10-day, multi-venue jazz festival. Jazz music in all its myriad forms is performed on outdoor stages and in concert halls by Patti Labelle, Bobby Mcferrin With Ranky Tanky, Toots & The Maytals, The Big Takeover, Sabouyouma, St. Paul & The Broken Bones, Tank & The Bangas, Brian Wilson Presents Pet Sounds: The Final Performances, Tia Fuller, Chris Potter Circuits Trio, Leyla Mccalla, Christian Sands Trio and others. Full lineup.
Kennebunk Heritage & Culture Festival 2019

Brick Store Museum 117 Main Street Kennebunk, ME Phone: 207-985-4802

July 11-14, 2019

This new festival celebrates the people, places, and things that connect Kennebunk to its past, present and future.
Thursday, July 11
Kick off dinner and lobster bake.($65) with a fashion display by Decontie & Brown featuring Wabanaki haute couture.
Friday, July 12
Exhibition Opening in the Bauman Family Gallery and Art Night
Saturday, July 13 Field Day at Parsons Field featuring the 3rd Maine Regiment Volunteers, crystal prism-making, kite-flying, art & craft vendors, and activity stations
Summer Garden Party & Historic Home Tour. 3-5 p.m. $10-$35. Tickets
Historic District Walking Tours Sunday, July 14
Handwriting Yoga in the Program Center
Kennebunk’s History Mystery Tour (set out to find ten locations with historic interpreters)
North Conway Strawberry Festival 2019

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

June 29, 2019

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.
Provincetown Portuguese Festival 2019

MacMillan Wharf and other locations Provincetown, MA Phone:

June 27-30, 2019

This weekend celebration is filled with traditional Portuguese dancing, music, and cuisine. This family-friendly festival features incredible food and entertainment and fun activities for adults and kids. Favorite events include the Fishermen’s Dinner, the Blessing of the Fleet, and the parade on Commercial Street. Highlights are Highlights are the Portuguese Festival Parade on Saturday, 3-5 p.m., and the Blessing of the Fleet on Sunday at 1 p.m.
Taste of the Nation 2019

Strawbery Banke Museum Portsmouth, NH Phone:

June 19, 2019

Seventy Portsmouth restaurants serve their best chow under tents on the grounds of the Strawbery Banke Museum to raise money for the "No Kid Hungry" campaign. The evening also includes a silent auction, and VIP lounge, and dance music.
Time: 6:30-10 p.m.
Admission: General admission, $85; VIP admission, $150.
Green River Festival 2019

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

July 12-14, 2019

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. A partial list of the musical lineup includes First Aid Kit, the Wood Brothers, The Devil Makes Three, Parsonsfield, Tyler Childers, Heather Maloney, Angelique Kidjo, The Record Company. Lakou Mizik, and many more. Performance lineup.
Lowell Folk Festival 2019

Boarding House Park, Dutton Street Dance Pavilion, JFK Plaza, Market Street Stage Lowell, MA Phone:

July 26-28, 2019

The famous festival of folk music from cultures all over the world offers music at three locations over three days. Many bands perform several times at different stages. Also: children’s activities, foods, crafts, B&M train, art in the courtyard, street performers. The 2019 include Albert Lee, Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver, Grupo Cimmeron, Vieux Farka Toure, Kenny Wayne, Yammini Kalluri and the Carnatic Ensemble, and many more. Lineup.
Salem Maritime Festival 2019

Derby Wharf, Derby Street Salem, MA Phone:

August 3-4, 2019

Celebrate ships, sailors, sawdust and song at this annual free family festival. Hosted by the National Park Service, the festival features live music, historical re-enactors, tall ships, demonstrations, and interactive programs and crafts for families. Live music and entertainment all day both days, along with demonstrations, exhibits, and activities
Time: Saturday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Launch 2019 A Maritime Festival

Various locations Kennebunks, ME Phone:

June 12-16, 2019

LAUNCH! A Maritime Festival will celebrate the community’s rich maritime history of shipbuilding, lobstering, and commercial fishing. Main events include Castaway Cove for Kids, Captain's Cook-Off with chefs, Lobster Bake on the waterfront, Rock the Boat After Party, and River Lights Boat Parade. See event website for schedule details.
Cambridge Arts River Festival 2019

along Cambridge Parkway and Lechmere Canal Park, First and Cambridge streets Cambridge, MA Phone: 617-349-4380

June 1, 2019

Celebrate the arts with this free festival on the East Cambridge waterfront, with hundreds of jazz, folk, blues, gospel and roots music performers on multiple stages, dance, theater, storytelling, poetry and performances, public art installations, family entertainment & art-making activities. Enjoy specialty food purveyors and craftspeople. Festival program.
Time: 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
New Bedford Folk Festival 2019

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

July 6-7, 2019

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 stages in and around the New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park. Lineup and schedule. includes Beausoleil, Chris Smithers, Dar Williams, Guy Davis, and many more.
Hours: 11 a.m.-9 p.m.
Admission; $22-$140
Vermont Quilt Festival 2019

Champlain Valley Exposition, 105 Pearl Street Essex Junction, VT Phone:

June 27-29, 2019

Quilt displays, demos by master quilt makers, classes, lectures, appraisals, lots of interaction among quilters and quilt artists.
Time: 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Admission: $12-$32
Cape Cod Hydrangea Festival 2019

various locations Cape Cod, MA Phone:

July 12-21, 2019

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
Piscataqua Riverfest 2019

Strawbery Banke Museum, 14 Hancock Street Portsmouth, NH Phone:

June 1, 2019

A day full of activities celebrating the history and culture of the river. Most events are at Strawbery Banke Museum; some are at off-site partner organizations. Activities include public sails aborad the Piscataqua, Chantey singing, remote controlled sailboat racing, demos of boating skills, stories from the sea, and lives music – folk, maritime, and roots. See schedule for full listing of events. Festival schedule
PVDFest 2019

Kennedy Plaza and public places and stages Downtown Providence, RI Phone:

June 6-9, 2019

Live music, dance, food, and visual art installations transform the city in a four-day, multi-arts take-over of public spaces and outdoor stages in downtown Providence. Main stage is in Kennedy Plaza, with other stages presenting performances. See Lineup for specific information on locations and times of performances. Headliners include:
Eventi Verticali Quadro. Performance art from a stage suspended high in the air from a construction crane.
Syncopated Ladies. All-female tap squad sensation.
Grupo Niche. Hot salsa music from the world salsa capital of Cali, Colombia.
Samite Of Uganda. Samite brings a message of peace and hope through the healing power of music.
Sona Jobarteh. Africa’s first female kora virtuoso! “A griot for a new generation of west Africans”
Vox Sambou. The Haitian hip-hop artist brings hip-hop with Haitian roots music, Afrobeat, Latin grooves, and reggae beats.
Dakhabrakha. Ukrainian folklore and theatre.
Newpoli. Southern Italian traditional music in a dramatic style.
Parade Style Workshop. Costume designer Machine Dazzle will lead a workshop for designers in developing a glam look for the
PVDFest Parade. All materials provided.
Leyla Mccalla. Music deeply influenced by traditional Creole, Cajun and Haitian music, as well as by American jazz and folk.
Maine Whoopie Pie Festival 2019

Main Street at Route 15 Dover-Foxcroft, ME Phone:

June 22, 2019

Celebrate the Whoopie Pie with samples, races, a pie eating contest, live entertainment, crafts, family activities, and more. Dozens of bakers present hundreds of variations on this venerable treat. Lots of good snacking. Music by Craig Stutzman and the Honkey Tonkers.
Time: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Admission: $5
Strawberry Park Bluegrass Festival 2019

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

May 30-June 2, 2019

This annual festival promises a handful of first-rate bluegrass artists as well as musicians’ workshops, onsite camping, children’s activities and more. Music lineup includes: The Gibson Brothers, Balsam Range, Colebrook Road, Zolla Boys, The Hot Flashes, Kruger Brothers, Mockingbird, Dry Branch Fire Squad, Last Fair Deal, The Stockwell Brothers, Sideline. Schedule
Time: Doors open at noon.
Admission: $60 to $160 depending on number of days included. Camping in the rough is available.
Rockfire 2019

59 Little John Road Websterville, VT Phone:

June 28-29, 2019

RockFire is a unique combination of art, music and fire on a monumental scale, celebrating Central Vermont’s colorful granite heritage. Events happen at Millstone Hill’s abandoned quarries and granite industry ruins. The centerpiece of the event is Firewalk, a three-mile procession lit by thousands of candles and luminaries with dozens of bonfires, all leading to variety of fire-lit art installations and six live performance stages. The words most often used to describe RockFire are “amazing, magical, one of a kind, and powerful.”
Time: All day and evening
Yankee Homecoming 2019

Various locations throughout Newburyport Newburyport, MA Phone:

July 27-August 4, 2019

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, striper tournament and barbecue, Art On The Bartlet Mall, Heritage Tours, Yankee Homecoming Market Place (daily), Olde Fashioned Sunday, waterfront concerts, golf tournament, Market Square Day Craft Show, Coast Guard Open House, Family Day at Maudslay State Park, parade on August 4 at noon; fireworks on August 3.
Wickford Art Festival 2019

Wickford Village, Route 1A Wickford, RI Phone:

July 13-14, 2019

Join the country's oldest open-air art fair featuring more than 250 artists from around the country and around the world. Fine arts-paintings, sculpture, and photography. Artists exhibit on Main Street, Brown Street, West Main Street and several side roads in Wickford Village. Time: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
BonAire: A Celebration of Ogunquit 2019

various locations Ogunquit, ME Phone:

June 15-16, 2019

This celebration showcases the heritage of Ogunquit: fishing, the arts, the LGBTQ+ community and more. Held on Father's Day weekend, BonAire presents artisans, craftsmen music and food. Guests can also expect exhibitors, children's activities and entertainment, food trucks, concerts by local musicians and more. Free to all.
Time: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Asparagus Festival 2019

Hadley Town Common, Russell Street (Route 9) Hadley, MA Phone:

June 1, 2019

Farmers, food vendors, and artists host booths, helping WGBY to celebrate all things local and agricultural. Come enjoy live music, kids' games, story times, cooking demonstrations. Taste beers and other drinks, and the WGBY Chef’s Spearit Lunch, consisting of asparagusdishes from five popular Pioneer Valley chefs.
Time: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Admission: Free; suggested donation is $5.
revere beach national sand sculpting festival 2018
Revere Beach National Sand Sculpting Festival 2019

Revere Beach Blvd. Revere, MA Phone:

July 26-28, 2019

The festival draws 900,000 spectators from all over the country who come to watch master sand sculptors at work, Also; food trucks, live entertainment, local vendors, exhibit booths, children’s sand sculpting lessons, and fireworks. Take the MBTA Blue Line to the Wonderland or Revere Beach stops. Free parking and shuttle service to the T will be available at Suffolk Downs. Parking is also available at the Wonderland Garage.
Time: Saturday, 10 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
Glasgow Lands Scottish Festival 2019

Look Park, 300 N Main Street Northampton, MA Phone: 413-862-8095

July 20, 2019

Festival activities include Highland dance competition, Highland athletic competition, pipe and drum competitions, individual pipe and drum competitions, Scottish food and vendors, two entertainment stages, and lots more.
Time: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; entertainment in the Celtic Pub until 9:30 p.m.
Cost: Adults, $16; children age 6-12, $5. Time: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Paradise City Arts Festival 2019 in Northampton

Three County Fairgrounds, Route 9 and Old Ferry Road Northampton, MA Phone:

May 25-27, 2019

Two hundred fifty juried painters, potters, sculptors, jewelers, glassblowers, furniture makers, clothing designers and more come from every corner of America. Food by local chefs in the Festival Dining Tent and a sculpture promenade. Wood turning demonstrations, a sculpture workshop for children and a participatory silk marbling booth round out the day. Free Parking.
Time: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Admission Above age 12, 14; seniors age 65 and older, $12; students, $8; children age 12 and younger, free.
Wildquack Duck Race & Music Festival 2019

Jackson Village Park Jackson, NH Phone:

May 26, 2019

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, ice cream and cake, release of ducks, and live music. Bring blankets, chairs and your dancing shoes for a potential dance off.
Time: 8 a.m.-4 p.m.; duck launch is at 2 p.m.
Rose Arts Festival 2019

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

June 29, 2019

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 the Green of Chelsea Parade. By night the party is downtown. Live music.
Quechee Hot Air Balloon, Craft and Music Festival 2019

One Village Green Quechee, VT Phone:

June 14-16, 2019

The skies over Quechee will be filled with hot air balloons during the annual Quechee Hot Air Balloon, Craft & Music Festival, one of the longest running hot air balloon festivals in New England. The festival offers 20 hot air balloons, with five flights scheduled throughout the festival, tethered rides during the day, music and entertainment for all ages, 60 craft artisans and commercial vendors. Children’s activities include train rides, a bounce house and more.
Hours: Gates open Friday at 3 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday at 5:30 a.m. Balloon ascensions are Friday at 6 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday at 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. Schedule of events.

Admission: Above age 13, $15; age 6 to 12, $5; Fathers $10 on June 16 when accompanied by a child. The Kid’s Zone is a free area of additional entertainment. Parking is by donation.
Wanderlust Festival 2019

Stratton Mountain, 761 Mountain Road Bondville, VT Phone:

June 20-23, 2019

Wanderlust Festival, the one-of-a-kind yoga and music festival set within the nation’s most inspiring natural scenery, is coming back to Stratton Mountain Ski Resort. The world’s largest festival of its kind, Wanderlust is a mix of yoga classes, guided meditations, DJ and band performances, dance parties and other daytime and evening events. Featured performers in 2019 include MC Yogi, Abbie Galvin, Sri Dharma Mittra, Kate Northrup, Emily Fletcher, Noah Mazé, India Arie, and Ziggy Alberts. Schedule.
Admission: $101-$376; tickets also available for individual musical acts. See event website.
Rhododendron Festival at Heritage Museums 2019

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

May 25-June 2, 2019

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. A daily rhododendron collection walking tour is at 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Time: Gardens are open 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Admission: Over age 12, $18; age 3 to 11, $8
Provincetown International Film Festival 2019

Various locations Provincetown, MA Phone:

June 12-16, 2019

The Provincetown International Film Festival is dedicated to showcasing new achievements in independent film and honoring the work of acclaimed and emerging directors, producers and actors. See the festival website for schedule and locations of events.
Gaspee Days Arts and Crafts Festival 2019

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

May 25-27, 2019

This is part of annual Gaspee Days, remembering Rhode Island colonists who torched the British tax vessel Gaspee (boo-o-o-) in 1772. But this fest is a day of shopping, eating, music, and friends in a historic old neighborhood on a pretty bay. Pawtuxet Park is filled with live music and children’s amusements and games available in the park as well. Live music from 1 to 4 p.m. daily, by Rob David Band on Saturday, Zink Alloy on Sunday, and Black & White on Monday.
Greek Festival 2019

Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church. 133 Pleasant Street Portland, ME Phone: 207-774-0281

June 27-29, 2019

Enjoy exceptional Greek food from authentic Greek recipes, a Greek band providing live entertainment nightly, and dance performances in authentic Greek costumes. Time: 11:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m.
Vermont Dairy Festival 2019

Various locations in Enosburg Falls Enosburg Falls, VT Phone:

May 30-June 2, 2019

An old-time country fair with rides, food, games, and agricultural contests and exhibits. Parade on Saturday at 10:30 a.m. and fireworks on Saturday evening. All weekend: clowns, live music, ventriloquist, bingo, lumber jack conpetitions, midway rides and games. Schedule.
Sea Music Festival 2019

Mystic Seaport, Greenmanville Avenue Mystic, CT Phone:

June 6-9, 2019

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. See website for performers.
Time: Thursday, Friday, Saturday concerts, 7-10 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday workshops, concerts, and symposium, 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Levitate Music & Arts Festival 2019

Marshfield Fairgrounds, 140 Main Street Marshfield, MA Phone:

July 12-14, 2019

This is a homegrown music and arts event. This year's lineup includes Tedeschi Trucks Band, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley, Stick Figure, Joe Russo's Almost Dead, Sublime With Rome, Michael Franti and Spearhead, SOJA, a special Mihali & Frends Community Jam and more!
Admission: $15 and higher
Down East Spring Birding Festival 2019

Cobscook Community Learning Center, 10 Commissary Point Road Trescott, ME Phone:

May 24-27, 2019

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. Schedule.
Stoweflake Hot Air Balloon Festival 2019

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

July 5-7, 2019

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.
British Motorcar Festival 2019

Colt State Park, Route 114 Bristol, RI Phone: 508-395-6663

June 7-8, 2019

Presented by British Invasion of Stowe, VT, this weekend of British cars and fancies includes a car show, scenic back roads rally, street party on Friday evening with live music. Also, come to enjoy British food and regalia, a car corral, a scavenger hunt, a Concours d’Elegance, a British attire and ladies hat competition, a tailgate competition and more. Schedule.
Time: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Admission: Adult two-day, $15; adult one day, $10; children, free; parking, $5 per car
African Festival of Boston 2019

Boston City Hall Plaza Boston, MA Phone:

August 10, 2019

Come and explore the African continent's diverse music, drum call parade, African-style face painting, health and wellness, children and family pavilion and a day of Afro-fashion show through performances by local and internationally known African artists.
Time: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Admission: Free;(donation requested).

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