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Harpoon Brewery’s St. Patrick’s Day FestivalBoston, $$
Fri, March 8, 2024  -  Sat, March 9, 2024   
Harpoon Brewery’s annual St. Patrick’s Day Festival is back with festivities kicking off Friday, March 8th at 6PM and lasting through Saturday night.
Boston Harbor Sightseeing CruiseMassachusetts, $$
Sun, March 10, 2024  -  Sun, May 5, 2024   
Enjoy this 1.5 hour cruise around Boston Harbor on classic 1920s-style Yacht Northern Lights, which is 115-feet in length, features 6 bathrooms and provides comfortable seating through the boat.
The Most Special Carnival of AllNewport, Free
Sat, March 16, 2024  -  Sat, March 16, 2024   
Join us enjoy all of the activities you've come to love and expect like our quiet room, pictures with the Easter bunny, egg hunt, and carnival fun while sharing the holiday with your family!
Boston Shamrock Stroll Bar CrawlBoston, $
Sat, March 16, 2024  -  Sat, March 16, 2024   
USE CODE 'METRO' FOR 20% OFF AT CHECKOUT ON PUBCRAWLS.COM BOSTON ST PADDY'S SHAMROCK STROLL BAR CRAWL 2024 Boston's basketball team is synonymous with shamrocks, and even has a mascot named Lucky the Leprechaun.
30th Anniversary Carnival Spring Extravaganza (Adults)Cambridge, $
Sat, March 16, 2024  -  Sun, March 17, 2024   
Come one, come all to the Carnival Extravaganza on Saturday, March 16, 2024, 6pm - 12 midnight at The Foundry in Cambridge. Our 30th year of celebrating the African diaspora with food, fun, and music.
2024 Cambridge Carnival ExtravaganzaCambridge, $
Sat, March 16, 2024  -  Sun, March 17, 2024   
We're ramping up to our 30th year of celebrating the African diaspora with food, fun, and music. Come one, come all to the Carnival Extravaganza on Saturday, March 16, 2024, 7pm - 12am at Cambridge's The Foundry.
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Irish Festival at Patriot's Place 2024Foxboro, Free
Sat, March 16, 2024  -  Sat, March 16, 2024   
In the spirit of all things Irish, Patriot Place is celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with an Irish Festival. The festive event will include live performances by Irish musicians and step dancers, as well as Irish food and...
Boston Sea Rovers Saturday Evening Film FestivalDanvers, $$
Sun, March 17, 2024  -  Sun, March 17, 2024   
The Boston Sea Rovers Saturday Evening Film Festival is one of the most prestigious. This year it will showcase the works of noted photojournalist Brian Skerry, cinematographer Maxwel Hohn and famed explorer Jill Heinerth.
NERAX (New England Real Ale eXhibition) Cask Beer & Cider FestivalBoston, $$
Wed, April 10, 2024  -  Sat, April 13, 2024   
NERAX returns to South Boston April 10 to 13! Expect around 100 unique offerings of cask-conditioned beer and cider from the US and UK. Tickets on sale now at!
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Boston Marathon Fan FestBoston, Free
Fri, April 12, 2024  -  Tue, April 16, 2024   
Boston Marathon Fan Fest presented by DICK'S Sporting Goods is the place to soak in the race-week atmosphere and have fun as you gear up for race day.
Boston Comics in Color Festival 2024Roxbury
Sat, April 20, 2024  -  Sat, April 20, 2024   
The Boston Comics in Color Festival [BCICF] is a family-friendly event for all ages focusing on creators of color and comics and stories by and about people of color.
Massachusetts Craft Brewers FestivalBoston, $$
Sat, April 20, 2024  -  Sat, April 20, 2024   
Peace, love and cheers - two sessions of beers! Join us on Saturday, April 20 at the Boston Center for the Arts to sample beer from 40 Massachusetts craft breweries all under one roof.
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Harvard Arts First FestivalCambridge, Free
Wed, April 24, 2024  -  Sun, April 28, 2024   
Each ARTS FIRST Festival is a unique annual celebration of the Harvard community's artistic creativity. Enjoy the creativity of the Harvard arts community through performances, art exhibitions and art-making activities.
Nantucket Annual Daffodil FestivalNantucket
Thu, April 25, 2024  -  Sun, April 28, 2024   
Millions of blooming daffodils will transform Nantucket during the Annual Daffodil Festival. Lots of fun activities amidst the beautiful spring landscape.
Science on State Street - Free Science FestivalFramingham, Free
Sat, April 27, 2024  -  Sat, April 27, 2024   
Framingham State University’s annual science festival, a community-wide event organized by the Christa McAuliffe Center in collaboration with MetroWest STEM Education Network. Explore exhibits pertaining to environmental justice, renewable energy, and environmental...
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Fairy Gnome Discovery WalkSalisbury, $
Sat, April 27, 2024  -  Sun, April 28, 2024   
A whimsical afternoon at Salisbury’s most beautiful farm, PETTENGILL FARM. Walk through lush gardens, an enchanted forest, and the serene marsh; it’s an event like no other.
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Gore Place Sheepshearing FestivalWaltham, $$
Sat, April 27, 2024  -  Sat, April 27, 2024   
SSince 1987, this annual event has entertained guests with music, 100+ craft and fiber artists, demonstrations of traditional shearing and herding dogs, and historic re-enactors on the beautiful grounds of this...
Science on State Street - FREE Science FestivalFramingham, Free
Sat, April 27, 2024  -  Sat, April 27, 2024   
Science on State Street is Framingham State University’s annual science festival with themes relating to planet Earth. Explore STEM and the ways they support environmental justice and sustainability! Exhibitors and Climate Hope Concert to conclude!
Rhythm N' SpiceCambridge, $$
Sat, May 4, 2024  -  Sat, May 4, 2024   
Ignite your senses at the Rhythm 'N Spice Hot Sauce Fest – a fusion of flavors and music, May 4-5, 2024, at The Foundry, Cambridge – where the world of hot sauce meets the rhythm of the beat!
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Lexington Discovery DayLexington, Free
Sat, May 25, 2024   
Celebrate the beginning of summer at Lexington's annual Discovery Day. This tradition combines a street fair and sidewalk sale, and will again be held in the Muzzey Street/Waltham Street Municipal parking lot behind...
Salem Arts Festival 2024Salem
Fri, June 7, 2024  -  Sun, June 9, 2024   
Dive into a weekend of creativity and fun at the 16th annual Salem Arts Festival! This is your chance to be part of a community-wide party
Acton Pride FestivalActon, Free
Sat, June 15, 2024  -  Sat, June 15, 2024   
This family fun event will be held from 12-3 PM at NARA Park. All Lawn Seating - Bring Your Own Chair/Blanket. There is no admission cost. Live band fun and games!
Arts Fest Beverly 2024Beverly, Free
Sat, June 15, 2024  -  Sat, June 15, 2024   
Arts Fest is a free outdoor festival in downtown Beverly that’s fun for the whole family! Shop from artists and enjoy local food and entertainment.
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Boston Pizza FestivalBoston, $$
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.
Newport Folk FestivalRhode Island, $$$
Fri, July 26, 2024  -  Sun, July 28, 2024   
Recognized worldwide, the Newport Folk Festival is a 2-day music event celebrating the rich musical talents of folk singers all over the globe.
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The Bolton Fair 2024Bolton, $
Fri, August 9, 2024  -  Sun, August 11, 2024   
The quintessential New England Fair with fun for the whole family. Great entertainment, animals, midway, live music, craft village, tractor pull, and monster trucks. The Bolton Fair will be open three full, fun-filled...
East Coast Gem, Mineral & Fossil ShowMassachusetts, $
Fri, August 9, 2024  -  Sun, August 11, 2024   
Discover minerals from around the globe at the East Coast Gem, Mineral & Fossil Show, August 9-11, 2024 at the Eastern States Exposition Better Living Center, home of THE BIG E.
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The Big E 2024Western Mass, $$$
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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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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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.
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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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