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AHA! Night (Rain or Shine)New Bedford, Free
Thu, April 11, 2024  -  Thu, December 12, 2024   
AHA! (Art-History-Architecture) Night is New Bedford’s Free arts and culture event which takes place the 2nd Thursday of every month in downtown New Bedford.
Littleton Rotary CarnivalLittleton, $$
Thu, June 20, 2024  -  Sun, June 23, 2024   
The carnival will offer a wide range of attractions for people of all ages, making it a perfect destination for families and groups of friends looking for a fun day out.
Newport Flower ShowNewport, $$
Fri, June 21, 2024  -  Sun, June 23, 2024   
Join us for a reimagined presentation of The Newport Flower Show! Back in Bloom: A Ballroom Floral Fantasy will be an indoor, self-guided tour of floral design exhibits and garden vignettes on the first floor at Rosecliff.
Carlisle Old Home DaysCarlisle, Free
Sat, June 22, 2024  -  Sun, June 23, 2024   
Enjoy perennial favorites such as the Great Parade, Country Fair and Kids Games, as well as new offerings like Williams Be Yourself Parkour challenge and the Music Festival.
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Boston Pizza FestivalBoston, $$
Sat, June 22, 2024  -  Sun, June 23, 2024   
Boston Pizza Festival is a 2-day outdoor festival featuring live music, food and giveaways. Local and international vendors in the food industry will be there.
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Amesbury DaysAmesbury, Free
Thu, June 27, 2024  -  Thu, July 4, 2024   
A week of fun is back in Amesbury. Enjoy a full schedule of events beginning Friday, with our Beer and Music Event, Saturday, with our new Amesbury Days 5K on through Sunday July 4th with our Fireworks show,
Friends of Christopher Columbus Park Independence Day CelebrationBoston, Free
Sat, June 29, 2024  -  Sat, June 29, 2024   
Please Join the Friends of Christopher Columbus Park for a fun-filled summer afternoon filled to the brim with family friendly events: a magic show, face painting, kids lawn games, storytelling and more!
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BAMS FEST 2024Boston, Free
Sat, June 29, 2024  -  Sun, June 30, 2024   
The Boston Art & Music Soul Fest celebrates Afro-centric identity and Black artistry here in Boston with an action-packed festival—a free, annual outdoor concert open to the public that has delighted music lovers over...
Braintree's 4th of July Celebration 2024Braintree
Sat, June 29, 2024   
The Annual Braintree Independence Day Celebration - affectionally dubbed 'Braintree Day' - is scheduled for Saturday, June 29, 2024
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Boston Harborfest & Fireworks 2024Boston, Free
Mon, July 1, 2024  -  Thu, July 4, 2024   
Boston Harborfest is a proud tradition celebrating Boston’s maritime and revolutionary history. With hundreds of activities over Independence Day weekend at Boston’s most iconic historic landmarks, this family-friendly...
Needham Fireworks ExtravaganzaNeedham
Wed, July 3, 2024  -  Wed, July 3, 2024   
Needham Fireworks Extravaganza. Food Tent / Grilled Food, Soft Drinks, and Ice Cream. Children's Entertainment with Pony Rides and Face Painting. Concert by Reminisants, Boston's Best Oldie’s Band. 25 minutes of Fireworks at dusk.
Bridgewater Arts & Music FestivalBridgewater, $
Thu, July 4, 2024  -  Thu, July 4, 2024   
Annual Bridgewater Arts & Music Festival, free admission, events, displays, crafters selling, artists showing, fun for everyone & yummy food! Live music and other performances. Local authors, artists. Kid friendly. Come and stay a while.
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Boston JerkFestBoston, $$
Fri, July 12, 2024  -  Fri, July 12, 2024   
Boston JerkFest is a family-friendly Caribbean style food festival that features Jamaican jerk spiced food and all things spicy and jerk hot! Bring your friends and family and join us for a unique & memorable experience
Needham CarnivalNeedham
Thu, July 18, 2024  -  Sun, July 21, 2024   
Needham Carnival July 18-21 - Little kid rides, big kid rides, midway, carnival food. This good old fashion carnival is fun for kids of all ages.
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Revere Beach International Sand Sculpting Festival 2024Revere, Free
Fri, July 19, 2024  -  Sun, July 21, 2024   
The Revere Beach International Sand Sculpting Festival is one of the largest sand sculpting festivals in the world. Enjoy lots of live entertainment, delicious food trucks, amusements and fun for the whole family.
Newport Folk FestivalRhode Island, $$$
Fri, July 26, 2024  -  Sun, July 28, 2024   
Recognized worldwide, the Newport Folk Festival is a 2-day music event celebrating the rich musical talents of folk singers all over the globe.
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KidsFest at The LotBoston, Free
Sat, July 27, 2024   
Don’t miss our first Kidsfest at The LOT in Southie! Bring the whole family for a day packed with games, art, and science. Food will be available for purchase, and all activities are free of charge.
Block Party BeverlyBeverly, Free
Sat, July 27, 2024  -  Sat, July 27, 2024   
Block Party Beverly is a high energy neighborhood street party, featuring multiple stages of live music and entertainment, games & activities, beer, wine, and amazing local food vendors.
Cape Cod Chamber Music FestivalCape Cod, Free
Tue, July 30, 2024  -  Fri, August 16, 2024   
Hailed by The New York Times as “a triumph of quality,” the Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival (CCCMF) today announced its 2024 summer concert series, running from July 30-August 16, 2024.
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North End Italian Feasts & Processions Guide 2024Boston, Free
Thu, August 1, 2024  -  Sun, September 8, 2024   
Here is a handy guide of the North End Italian Feasts & Processions for Summer 2024. Processions are short parades followed by a mass. Feasts are weekend-long festive events that combine a procession, entertainment,...
Journey to Jericho ATV WeekendBerlin
Fri, August 2, 2024  -  Sat, August 3, 2024   
Get ready for the 2024 Journey to Jericho ATV Weekend, presented by Title Sponsor Progressive, August 2nd and 3rd in Northern NH’s Androscoggin Valley. Join us to escape the ordinary!
Beverly Homecoming Days & FireworksBeverly, $
Tue, August 6, 2024  -  Sun, August 11, 2024   
The annual Beverly Homecoming offers concerts, a carnival, contests, picnics, a lobster festival, flea markets, barbecues, arts shows, and fireworks!
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The Bolton Fair 2024Bolton, $
Fri, August 9, 2024  -  Sun, August 11, 2024   
The quintessential New England Fair with fun for the whole family. Great entertainment, animals, midway, live music, craft village, tractor pull, and monster trucks. The Bolton Fair will be open three full, fun-filled...
East Coast Gem, Mineral & Fossil ShowMassachusetts, $
Fri, August 9, 2024  -  Sun, August 11, 2024   
Discover minerals from around the globe at the East Coast Gem, Mineral & Fossil Show, August 9-11, 2024 at the Eastern States Exposition Better Living Center, home of THE BIG E.
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Fisherman's Feast 2024Boston, Free
Thu, August 15, 2024  -  Sun, August 18, 2024   
The oldest continuous Italian festival in the North End. This year the Feast takes place on North, Lewis, and Fleet Streets with its usual enticing selection of entertainment, food and traditional processions.
Fisherman's FeastBoston, Free
Thu, August 15, 2024  -  Sun, August 18, 2024   
The oldest continuous Italian festival in the North End. This year the Feast takes place on North, Lewis, and Fleet Streets with its usual enticing selection of entertainment, food and traditional processions.
Annual Gloucester Waterfront FestivalGloucester, Free
Sat, August 17, 2024  -  Sun, August 18, 2024   
The historic Stage Fort Park along Gloucester Harbor will blossom into color, flavor and music for the 42nd Annual Gloucester Waterfront Festival. Over 150 juried Artisans, Artists, Authors, Food Vendors and Musicians will be on hand.
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Gloucester Waterfront FestivalGloucester, Free
Sat, August 17, 2024  -  Sun, August 18, 2024   
Historic Stage Fort Park along Gloucester Harbor hosts this colorful festival, with live music and children's activities, delicious ethnic & New England foods, and more.
10th Annual Cars in the ParkCentral Mass, Free
Sat, August 17, 2024  -  Sat, August 17, 2024   
The Whitin Community Center’s 10th Annual Cars In The Park (CITP) will be held on Saturday, August 17, 2024 from 10am-3pm, in our beautiful 7.5 acre Whitin Park, 60 Main Street in Whitinsville MA.
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St. Anthony's Feast 2024Boston, Free
Thu, August 22, 2024  -  Sun, August 25, 2024   
The St. Anthony's Feast in the North End of Boston is celebrated each year on the last weekend in August. Enjoy parades, live music, delicious food and a festive decorated atmosphere.
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40th Annual Gloucester Schooner FestivalGloucester, Free
Sun, September 1, 2024  -  Sun, September 1, 2024   
Enjoy the Mayor's Race for schooners, parade of sail, deck tours, public sails, and other maritime activities. For three days, Gloucester Harbor hosts a mix of old and new, as modern-day fishermen share their home port...
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The Sterling FairSterling, Free
Fri, September 6, 2024  -  Sun, September 8, 2024   
A family oriented, community, agricultural fair with the emphasis on agriculture and education. Last year's attendance was over 40,000 people.
Silver Scream ConWorcester
Fri, September 13, 2024  -  Sun, September 15, 2024   
Silver Scream con curated by Ice Nine Kills frontman and Mass. native Spencer Charnas, brings together the horror community for meet and greets, music and more.
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The Big E 2024Western Mass, $$$
Fri, September 13, 2024  -  Sun, September 29, 2024   
The Big E is a New England autumn tradition and the ninth largest fair in North America. There's no better place to enjoy the sights, sounds and taste tempting aromas of the fall season than at The Big E.
Belchertown FairWestern Mass, Free
Fri, September 20, 2024  -  Sun, September 22, 2024   
The Belchertown Fair is a family friendly event held on the common in the middle of the community. It remains free to attendees offering a wide variety of activities and amusements for people of all ages.
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Arlington Town DayArlington, Free
Sat, September 21, 2024  -  Sat, September 21, 2024   
Enjoy the annual Arlington Town Day - a family & community festival celebrating Arlington. Music, entertainment, pony rides, crafts, food & more!
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Sudbury Ancient Fyfe and Drum MusterSudbury, $
Mon, September 30, 2024  -  Mon, September 30, 2024   
Join us for the 50th Sudbury Ancient Fyfe and Drum Muster! The 1700s come alive with an encampment, period music, crafts, vendors, demonstrations, and contra dancing.
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Topsfield Fair 2024Topsfield, $$
Fri, October 4, 2024  -  Mon, October 14, 2024   
Enjoy America's oldest and finest agricultural fair w/ New England‘s largest carnival midway, cool demos, (ranging from beekeeping to miniature trains), a Grange Museum, pumpkin weigh-offs, live entertainment and the...
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Yarmouth Seaside FestivalYarmouth, Free
Sat, October 12, 2024  -  Sun, October 13, 2024   
Enjoy a craft fair of more than 125 crafters from all over the country, food vendors with a fabulous selection of foods to sample, continual musical entertainment, high-quality children’s events, kayak and canoe race,...
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Head of The Charles Regatta 2024Cambridge, Free
Fri, October 18, 2024  -  Sun, October 20, 2024   
Watch rowing teams compete from all over the country and take in the sights of autumn along the banks of the Charles River.
Needham High School Craft Fair and Bake SaleNeedham, $
Sat, October 26, 2024  -  Sat, October 26, 2024   
41st Annual Needham High School Craft Fair and Bake Sale. This event features 100+ vendors selling their high-quality homemade items along with delicious baked goods.
Needham High School Craft Fair and Bake SaleNeedham, $
Sat, October 26, 2024  -  Sat, October 26, 2024   
41st Annual Needham High School Craft Fair and Bake Sale. This event features 100+ vendors selling their high-quality homemade items along with delicious baked goods.
Creatività ItalianaBoston, Free
Thu, November 21, 2024  -  Sat, November 23, 2024   
To be held at Boston's iconic SoWa Power Station, Creatività Italiana promises to be a celebration of Italian genius and innovation across time and sectors.
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Marshfield Fair 2024Marshfield, $
Sat, August 16, 2025  -  Mon, August 25, 2025   
This year's fair offers great family entertainment with hundreds of farm animals, daily free shows, free grandstand attractions, arts & crafts, 4 H & Agricultural exhibits, horticultural displays & much more.
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