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Boston Public Garden Swan Boats 2024Back Bay
Sat, April 13, 2024  -  Mon, September 2, 2024   
The Swan Boats have been in operation since 1877, and have since become a cultural icon for the city. Swan Boats are a fleet of pontoon pleasure boats which operate in the Boston Public Garden lagoon.
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The Anchor at Shipyard ParkCharlestown, Free
Mon, April 15, 2024  -  Sun, September 1, 2024   
The Anchor is an all-ages gathering space that is complemented by an inclusive and dynamic programming and events calendar, public art, youth initiatives and complimentary public amenities.
Ferry - Plymouth to Provincetown Express FerryPlymouth, $$
Fri, May 10, 2024  -  Mon, September 9, 2024   
P-Town Ferry - Plymouth to Provincetown Express Ferry runs daily. Schedule: Seating is limited so call for information, rates and reservations early! 1-800-225-4000. Or buy tickets online
Nantucket Wine Festival 2024Nantucket, $$$$
Wed, May 15, 2024  -  Sun, May 19, 2024   
More than 100 wineries and restaurants will be featured at this annual event. Enjoy a variety of wine tastings in Nantucket homes, dinners and seminars.
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Free Ferry Weekend Boston 2024Boston, Free
Sat, May 18, 2024  -  Sun, May 19, 2024   
Celebrate the kick-off of the Boston Harbor Islands National and State Park public ferry season on May 18-19 with a FREE trip to Georges Island, and explore historic Fort Warren.
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Franklin Park Kite & Bike Festival 2024Boston, Free
Sat, May 18, 2024  -  Sat, May 18, 2024   
There's no better way to enjoy spring than flying a kite and riding your bike in one of Boston's most beautiful public spaces, Franklin Park!
Spring Block Party at Boston LandingBoston, Free
Sat, May 18, 2024   
Spring fever gets everyone amped up to get out and celebrate new beginnings. What better way to kick off springtime in the city than to gather under the blue skies in the warm sunshine.
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ICA WatershedBoston, Free
Wed, May 22, 2024  -  Fri, October 4, 2024   
Located in the Boston Harbor Shipyard and Marina in East Boston, the ICA Watershed transforms a 15,000-square-foot, formerly condemned space into a new civic and cultural asset. This exciting new cross-harbor...
7th Annual Memorial Day BBQWestford, Free
Sat, May 25, 2024  -  Sat, May 25, 2024   
This is is an old school family fun BBQ we will have all sorts of things to keep you entertained and having fun. Bring along your family and let's enjoy the day!
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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...
Somerville Memorial Day ParadeSomerville, Free
Sun, May 26, 2024  -  Sun, May 26, 2024   
The Memorial Day Parade will begin starting at 3pm and will continue until 7pm. This event is free for the public to attend to honor the officer who lost his life.
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ICA Free Admission - Memorial DayBoston, Free
Mon, May 27, 2024  -  Mon, May 27, 2024   
In honor of Memorial Day the ICA is offering FREE admission for all on Memorial Day. Peruse four outstanding exhibitions as well as an interactive art studio.
What's Open on Memorial Day?New England
Mon, May 27, 2024  -  Mon, May 27, 2024   
What's open for fun on Memorial Day in Greater Boston? Check here to find out.
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Memorial Day Open House: Museum of Fine Arts (MFA)Boston, Free
Mon, May 27, 2024   
Celebrate Memorial Day at the Museum of Fine Arts and visit the Museum for a fun-filled day of vibrant activities your whole family will enjoy. Join us for a day of celebration with free general admission for all,...
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Winchester Block Party & Town Day 2024Winchester, Free
Sat, June 1, 2024  -  Sat, June 1, 2024   
Thousands of individuals and families attend each year to enjoy a day of browsing exhibits, playing games, competing in athletics, eating (!), listening to different types of music, attending the health fair, and...
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Guide to Boston Spray Parks & Wading PoolsBoston, Free
Sat, June 1, 2024  -  Tue, September 3, 2024   
Summertime in Boston means it's time splash in spray parks! There's plenty of free water fun to be had all around the city, and we've rounded up some of our favorite spots.
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Massachusetts Free Fishing Weekend (Freshwater)Other Boston Area
Sat, June 1, 2024  -  Sun, June 2, 2024   
Take a friend or family member fishing -- you won't need a fishing license in freshwater for these two days! All other fishing regulations apply.
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MA Fireworks: 4th of July Fireworks Displays (by town) 2024Massachusetts, Free
Sun, June 2, 2024  -  Wed, July 24, 2024   
Find out where they'll be shooting fireworks off nearest you. Different Boston area towns, different dates & times - you are sure to find a display to fit your schedule and your location. Happy fourth!
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Boston Fireworks (Where to Watch, Start Times, By Date)Massachusetts, Free
Sun, June 2, 2024  -  Fri, August 23, 2024   
Find out where they'll be shooting fireworks off nearest you in 2024 (by date). Different towns, different dates & times - you are sure to find a display to fit your schedule and your location. Happy fourth!
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Boston Dragon Boat Festival 2024Cambridge, Free
Sun, June 9, 2024  -  Sun, June 9, 2024   
Celebrate the sport, history and culture of Chinese Dragon Boat Racing at the Weeks Footbridge on Memorial Drive in Cambridge. Enjoy races on Saturday & a festival on Sunday with arts, crafts, food, martial arts...
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Annual Quincy Flag Day Parade & CelebrationQuincy, Free
Mon, June 10, 2024  -  Mon, June 10, 2024   
The annual Flag Day parade in Quincy. Marching bands, drum and bugle corps, military bands, color guards, fancy cars and antique vehicles - this parade's got it all! And let's not forget the flag - thousands of them,...
Waterfest at the Metropolitan Waterworks MuseumBoston, Free
Sat, June 15, 2024  -  Sat, June 15, 2024   
Join us on Saturday, June 15th from 11am to 3pm for this FREE event celebrating water and water champions with games, crafts, activities, and more!
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Juneteenth at the ICA - Free AdmissionBoston, Free
Wed, June 19, 2024  -  Wed, June 19, 2024   
The ICA is offering FREE museum admission for all on Juneteenth, Monday, June 19. Advanced timed tickets are required and will be available to reserve beginning on Saturday, June 17 at 10 AM.
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Hampton Beach Master Sandsculpting Sand Castle CompetitionNew Hampshire, Free
Thu, June 20, 2024  -  Sat, June 22, 2024   
The fun starts when 250 tons of imported sand is dropped on Hampton Beach. After the competition, the entire area will be illuminated for night viewing through June.
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Frog Pond & Spray FountainBoston, Free
Tue, June 25, 2024  -  Mon, September 2, 2024   
The City of Boston welcomes the children of Boston back to cool down in the summer heat on Boston Common as the Frog Pond reopens for summer activities.
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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,
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Find 4th of July Fireworks Near You in MA 2024 (by date)Massachusetts
Sat, June 29, 2024  -  Sun, July 7, 2024   
Find out where they'll be shooting fireworks off nearest you in MA for 2023 by date. Different Boston area towns, different dates & times - you are sure to find a display to fit your schedule and your location. Happy...
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Braintree (early) Fourth of July Celebration & FireworksBraintree, $
Sat, June 29, 2024  -  Sat, June 29, 2024   
This year’s event at Braintree High School will feature an all-day flea market, all-day amusement rides, stars and stripes parade, musical entertainment, food booths, game booths, and fireworks set to music at 10:30pm.
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Open Newbury Street 2024Boston, Free
Tue, July 2, 2024  -  Sun, September 1, 2024   
Newbury Street will become a pedestrian-only walkway, closing to vehicles to allow pedestrians the opportunity use the full width of the street from 10:00am - 8:00pm..
Extended Wednesdays at New England Botanic GardenBoylston, $
Wed, July 3, 2024  -  Wed, September 4, 2024   
Join New England Botanic Garden for a midweek escape. Discover the Garden at twilight, soak in the sunset over the Wachusett Reservoir, and enjoy dinner and drinks.
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Grand Fireworks Display over Gloucester HarborGloucester, Free
Wed, July 3, 2024  -  Wed, July 3, 2024   
Fireworks over Gloucester Harbor! Gloucester's annual fireworks will start at 10:00 p.m. over Gloucester Harbor. Set up your chairs and blankets along the harbor to enjoy this Indepence Day celebration. A free event.
Salisbury Beach 4th of July Celebration Fireworks with Joppa FlatsSalisbury, Free
Thu, July 4, 2024   
Spectacular Fireworks Display at Salisbury Beach. The fireworks close an entire three day event with music, sand castle building, fun, food and fireworks. Fun for the entire family.
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Boston Fireworks & Pops Concert | July 4th 2024 | Hatch Shell EsplanadeBoston, Free
Thu, July 4, 2024   
Enjoy the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra and a spectacular display of fireworks over the Charles River. This year maestro Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra are set to entertain at Boston’s annual...
Marblehead Fireworks & Harbor IlluminationMarblehead, Free
Thu, July 4, 2024   
The 2023 Fireworks are scheduled for Wednesday, July 4th at 9:15 P.M. The Harbor Illumination will begin at 9:00 P.M. and 15 minutes later we will light the fuse on this year's edition of 'Fireworks Forever!'
Plymouth's 4th of July Festivities & FireworksPlymouth, Free
Thu, July 4, 2024  -  Thu, July 4, 2024   
Celebrate the Fourth of July with a parade in Plymouth, and delightful waterfront concert followed by spectacular fireworks.
Free Summer Sports Centers for Ages 7-143 Locations, Free
Mon, July 8, 2024  -  Fri, August 23, 2024   
Our Sports Centers offer free summer camp alternatives to Boston youth. Each location offers instruction in several popular sports from July 8 through August 23.
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Lowell Summer Music Series Kids' Shows 2024Lowell, Free
Wed, July 10, 2024  -  Fri, August 18, 2023   
Enjoy free performances for kids at Lowell's Boarding House Park, with free snacks & crafts at every show. In case of rain, shows move across the street to LHS auditorium.
Summer Flicks at The Pru: Summer Movies 2024Boston, Free
Sat, July 13, 2024  -  Sat, August 24, 2024   
Enjoy free, family-friendly movies on Prudential Center’s South Garden every Saturday starting on July 8th and will run through August 26, 2023. All movies will start at dusk.
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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.
Spectacle Summer Nights featuring ZaZ & Night Shift BrewingBoston, $
Sat, July 20, 2024  -  Sat, July 20, 2024   
Sit on the porch and enjoy live music, set up a picnic, grab a beer from Night Shift and a wrap from Zaz, hike the trails, or relax with a view!
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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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.
Gloucester Schooner FestivalGloucester
Sun, September 1, 2024  -  Sun, September 1, 2024   
The Gloucester Schooner Festival celebrates the strong connection of schooners to the history of Gloucester. For two days over Labor Day weekend, Gloucester hosts as many as 20 of these magnificent vessels.
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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.
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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.
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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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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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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.
Hampton Beach Fireworks 2024New Hampshire, Free
Tue, May 26, 2026  -  Tue, December 31, 2024   
Fireworks are held weekly every Wednesday during the summer, on the beach at the top of B and C Streets, beside the Atlantic Ocean. Bring a blanket and the whole family to experience the magic of the night sky lit by a display of beautiful fireworks.
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