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Greater Boston


Annual Boston Cup Classic Auto Show on Boston Common (September)

Boston Calling Music Festival (May & September)

Boston Globe & WGBH Summer Arts Festival (July)

Harpoonfest Octoberfest in Boston (October)

Harpoonfest in Boston (May)

Head of the Charles Regatta in Boston (October)

St Patrick’s Day Parade in Boston (March)

Boston Marathon (April)

Boston Harborfest (July)

Beantown Jazz Festival in Boston (September)

Boston Wine Expo (February)

Boston Christmas Festival (December)

Boston Pride (June)

Boston Seafood Festival (July)

American Craft Beer Fest in Boston (May)

Taste of Cambridge (July)

Fluff Festival (September)

HONK! Festival (October)

Cambridge Arts River Festival (June)

SoWa Sundays (every Sunday, May-October)

Boston Pops Fourth of July Concert (July)

Teaparty Reenactment (December)

First Night (December)


South of Boston


America’s Hometown Thanksgiving in Plymouth (November)

Foxborough Spring Fair (May)

Brockton Fair (June)

Edaville Christmas Festival of Lights (December)

Middleboro Octoberfest (October)

King Richard’s Faire in Carver (August through October)

Cranberry Harvest Celebration in Wareham (October)

New Bedford Folk Festival (July)

New Bedford Working Waterfront Festival (September)

Marshfield Fair (August)

Taunton Riverfront Festival

Feast of the Blessed Sacrament (July & August)

Plymouth Waterfront Festival (August)

Edaville Railroad Festival of Lights (November through December) 

America’s Hometown Thanksgiving Parade (November)


North of Boston


Haunted Happenings in Salem (all October)

Topsfield Fair in Topsfield (October)

Newburyport Spring Festival (May)

Rocky Neck Art Colony Art & Fine Craft Festival in Rockport (November through December)

Gloucester Waterfront Festival (August)

Salem Jazz and Soul Festival (August)

Salem Maritime Festival (August)

St. Peter’s Fiesta in Gloucester (June)

Lowell Summer Music Series (June through September)

Lowell Winterfest (March)

Patriot’s Day (April)

Lowell Folk Festival (July)

Yankee Homecoming Days (July)

31st Annual Gloucester Schooner Festival (September)


Central Massachusetts


Bolton Fair in Lancaster (August)

Worcester Pride (September)

Castleberry Holiday Arts & Crafts Festival in Worcester (November)

Annual Applefest in Princeton (October)

Great Pumpkinfest in Worcester (October)

Independence Day Celebration at Old Sturbridge Village (July)

Appleseed Country Fair in Phillipston (September)

Blacksmith Art and Music Festival in Fitchburg (September)


Western Massachusetts


Tanglewood in Lenox (all Summer)

The Big E in West Springfield (September)

Parade of the Big Balloons in Springfield (November)

Paradise City Arts Festival in Northampton (May)

Three County Fair in Northampton (August)

Franklin County Ciderdays (November)

Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival in Becket (June through August)

Bright Nights in Springfield (November to January)

Berkshire Museum Festival of Trees in Pittsfield (December)

Old Deerfield Fall Art Craft Festival (September)

Country Fair at Hancock Shaker Village in Pittsfield (September)

Northern Berkshire Fall Foliage Parade in North Adams (October)

World’s Largest Pancake Breakfast in Springfield (May)

Bay State Winter Games in the Berkshires (March)

Berkshires International Film Festival (May & June)

Williamstown Film Festival (November)

Moonlight Magic in Shelburne Falls (November)

Brimfield Outdoor Antiques Show (May, July, & September)

Your Hometown 4th of July Parade (July)

Green River Festival (July)

Glasgow Lands of Scottish Festival (July)

Franklin County Fair (September)

Hancock Shaker Village Country Fair and Crafts Festival (September)


Cape & Islands


Cape Cod Maritime Days (May)

Fall for the Arts (all October)

Nantucket Film Festival (June)

Provincetown Jazz Festival (August)

Christmas in Edgartown on Martha’s Vineyard (December)

Nantucket Christmas Stroll (December)

Barnstable County Fair (July)

Nantucket Daffodil Festival (April)

Martha’s Vineyard Food and Wine Festival (October)

Scallopfest in East Falmouth (September)

Martha’s Vineyard Film Festival (July)

Provincetown Film Festival (June)

Provincetown Carnival (August)

Nantucket Wine Festival (May)

Nantucket Cranberry Festival (October)

Wellfleet OysterFest (October)

Nantucket Music Festival (August)

A Taste of the Vineyard (June)