Events INSIDER: Aug 26 – Sep 3, 2013

Giveaways & Features
King Richard’s Faire
King Richard’s Faire is New England’s largest and longest-running Renaissance Festival. I have 4 tickets for the opening weekend! Email to win. King Richard's Faire Carver, MA, .
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Johnny’s Picks
Atheist Alliance of America National Convention
Come hear me give a speech as this national atheist convention comes to Boston! Atheist Alliance of America National ConventionThe Westin Waltham Boston Waltham, MA, .
Boston Tattoo Convention
If you’re into tattoos, don’t miss this opportunity to gawk and be gawked at. Just don’t get a tattoo you’ll hate when you’re 80! They’ll have a burlesque show and tattoo contests. Boston Tattoo ConventionHynes Convention Center Boston, MA, .
Greenway Carousel Opening
The brand new Greenway Carousel is opening, with a ribbon cutting ceremony an all! 10am. Rides until 9pm. Greenway Carousel OpeningGreenway Carousel at Christopher Columbus Park Boston, MA, .
Bread and Roses Festival
This music and dance festival celebrates a famous labor strike in American history, with trolley tours, Irish dancers, Cambodian dancers, and other stage performers. See a ‘power loom’! 10:30am-6pm. Bread and Roses FestivalCampagnone Common Lawrence, MA, .
Wings & Wheels: Cruise-In/Fly-In
Ok, this one has planes and specialty cars… it’s a no brainer! But hey, there will be wood-fired pizza too. Every Thursday 5pm. Wings & Wheels: Cruise-In/Fly-InMinuteman Airfield Stow, MA, .
Labor Day Parade
It’s a parade, organized by AMVETS. There are not many details, but it should be interesting. 9:30am. Labor Day ParadePost 1980 Marlboro, MA, .
Marlborough Labor Day parade
This one claims to be the largest Labor Day parade in New England. Riiiiiight because the rest of us hold our parades on Memorial Day, July 4th, and Veterans Day. 12pm. Marlborough Labor Day paradeLincoln St at Broad St Marlborough, MA, .
Seakonke Wampanoag Tride Annual Pow-wow
This small native American festival takes place in my hometown and I’ve been. It’s at the corner of Rt 44 & Bay State Road. They have a ring of vendors and ethnic music and dance, including participatory. It’s small but a wonderful chance to learn. Seakonke Wampanoag Tride Annual Pow-wowRedway Plains, Bay State Road at Winthrop Street Rehoboth, MA, .
Anunah Hill Days (Stargazing Weekend)
It’s a weekend festival for serious astronomy buffs, but everyone is invited. You can camp or just visit, with model rockets and nature walks in the day and serious stargazing at night. Anunah Hill Days (Stargazing Weekend)Arunah Hill Natural Science Center Cummington, MA, .
Davis Mega Maze: National Treasure
It’s a corn maze with a treasure hunt mission. Come get yours and get lost! Davis Mega Maze: National TreasureDavis Farmland Sterling, MA, .
Family Fun Days at OSV
You shouldn’t need an excuse to visit my favorite re-enactment museum, but here is one! OSV already has dozens of live re-enactors showing you 1840 traders, but now add totally undescribed ‘games’ for kids — looks like a tug of war might be part of it! Family Fun Days at OSVOld Sturbridge Village Sturbridge, MA, .
Rainforest Reptile Weekend
Davis Farmland combines birds of prey, reptiles and a corn maze! Irresistable! This particular event has reptiles, and you get to play with them! Rainforest Reptile WeekendDavis Farmland Sterling, MA, .
Charlton Old Home Day Parade
Frog jumping contest, lumberjack contest, car shows and more! There’s a lot to see at this small town festival. Charlton Old Home Day ParadeVarious Locations Charlton, MA, .
Lipizzan Stallions
Beautiful horses doing amazing tricks. Come see them fly (not literally, I must say). 2013:. Lipizzan StallionsCape Cod Regional Tech School Bourne, MA, .
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Outdoor Series
Intro to Frisbee Golf
This is a good outdoorsy excuse to visit the Boston Harbor islands. Make a Frisbee-in-one! Intro to Frisbee GolfPeddocks Island Boston, MA, .
Kayaking at Spectacle Island
Join one of the free guided tours departing from the island. It’s relaxing and fun! Mon, Tue from 7/8/13 – 8/29/13. Kayaking at Spectacle Island Boston, MA, .
Summer in the City Family shows
The City of Cambridge offers a wide array of FREE, multicultural, interactive arts programs, performances, and activities both day and night. Tu and Th at 10am. Summer in the City Family showsVarious Locations Cambridge, MA, .
Astronomy After Hours
Stay late at the museum, and enjoy the show that millions of stars put together. Every Friday until 11/22. Astronomy After HoursMuseum of Science Boston, MA, .
Free outdoor folk dancing
Come learn or practice folk dancing. It’s open to all public! 7:30pm every Tuesday. Free outdoor folk dancingCopley Square Boston, MA, .
Club Passim Summer Concert Series
Free outdoor concerts every Wednesday, featuring Sarah Blacker, Jake Hill and many other local artists. 12-1pm Every Wednesday. Club Passim Summer Concert Series Cambridge, MA, .
Downtown Boston Brass strolling musicians
Watch and listen to 4 friendly musicians as they stroll around Boston! 12-2pm. Every Wednesday and Friday. Downtown Boston Brass strolling musiciansDowntown Crossing Boston, MA, .
WODS Summer Concert Series
Great bands perform at Hatch Shell during summer. Don’t miss this series of outdoor concerts. 7pm Every Wednesday. WODS Summer Concert SeriesHatch Shell, Esplanade Boston, MA, .
Downtown Crossing Block Parties
Bring your friends, dance and enjoy the live music in downtown Boston. Don’t let the party stop! 5-8pm Every Thursday. Downtown Crossing Block PartiesDowntown Crossing Boston, MA, .
Salsa in the Park
This outdoor dancing event occurs every Monday. Come with your friends and discover this spicy dancing style! 7pm. Salsa in the ParkBlackstone Community Center, W. Brookline Street Boston, MA, .
City of Somerville Movie Series
This series of outdoors movies brings back hits from 1993. Don’t forget the popcorn! Every Thursday at dusk. City of Somerville Movie SeriesVarious Parks Somerville, MA, .
Sunday Parkland Games
Find multiple outdoor activities at The Parklands. Basketball, badmington, and even beanbag tossing. Sunday Parkland GamesThe parklands, Memorial Drive Cambridge, MA, .
Mayor Menino’s Movie Night
Activities 7pm, movie starts 8pm. Every Monday and Thursday 8/15. Mayor Menino's Movie NightVarious parks Boston, MA, .
Summer in the City Movies
Enjoy outdoor movie screenings, but not before live entertainment. 7pm performance, then movie. Every Thursday. Summer in the City MoviesVarious Locations Cambridge, MA, .
Pittsfield 3rd Thursdays
Go to any of the four outdoor stages and enjoy performances b y great local bands! 5-8pm. Pittsfield 3rd ThursdaysNorth Street Pittsfield, MA, .
Also Fun
Museum Free Fun Fridays
A number of local museums and destinations offer free admission, thanks to Highland Street! Every Friday in July and August. Museum Free Fun FridaysAll Over All Over, , .
Pick You Own Apples – Where to Go
Somehow I found this list of apple picking locations in Massachusetts. My favorite? Davis Farmland. Pick You Own Apples - Where to Go All Over, , .
Boston Restaurant Week – Summer
A marketing ploy, a tourist event, what’s the difference? Pay $38 and say, this is your DISCOUNTED dinner? Boston Restaurant Week - SummerVarious Locations Boston, MA, .
Menino’s Wednesday Night Concert
Outdoor season is almost over! Come to this free concert, featuring Roberta Flack. 7pm. Menino's Wednesday Night ConcertCity Hall Plaza Boston, MA, .
The Quantified Patient
Would Health-care self-tracking systems help me skip medical check-ups? We’re not there yet, but getting closer. Come check the new tech behind this! 6-9pm. The Quantified PatientAthenahealth’s Visitor Center Watertown, MA, .
Payson Park Music Festival
It’s the last day of concerts at this park, don’t tell me you rather stay home and watch TV. Enjoy 60’s music and nature at the same time! 6:15pm. Payson Park Music FestivalPayson Park Belmont, MA, .
Bikes at Night Tour
Join a night guided bike tour around Boston before weather makes you stay home! 5:30pm. Bikes at Night Tour Boston, MA, .
Vintage Baseball
What better place to walk a historic ballgame than inside the walls of a Civil War fort on Georges Island. Come out and watch two teams play against one another while adhering to rules set in the Civil War. 11:30am. Vintage BaseballFort Warren, Georges Island Boston, MA, .
Mars and Beyond
What’s it like to design a space mission? Ask rocket scientists at the Museum of Science, Boston! 11am-4pm. Mars and BeyondMuseum of Science Boston, MA, .
Boston Arts Festival
Crafts, jewelry and art everywhere. With live music and fireworks. Free. Boston Arts FestivalChristopher Columbus Park Boston, MA, .
Boston Harbor Fireworks Labor Day Weekend
Come to Boston Harbor and enjoy the great view, then stay for the fireworks at dusk. 9pm. Boston Harbor Fireworks Labor Day WeekendBoston Harbor Boston, MA, .
All Play, No Work
Play 1812 board games, get (temporary) tattoos and sing just like old-timey sailors did. 10am-5pm. All Play, No WorkUSS Constitution Museum Charlestown, MA, .
Bread & Puppet Returns to Cambridge Common
Relive your childhood with a free puppet show. If some of the circus acts are politically puzzling to adults, accompanying children can usually explain them. 3pm. Bread & Puppet Returns to Cambridge CommonHarvard Square, Waterhouse St Cambridge, MA, .
Boston Comedy Arts Festival
My favorite comedy club brings in comedians from all over the nation for this annual event. Although it’s really a performance series, not a festival, they do offer workshops. Boston Comedy Arts FestivalVarious Locations Cambridge, MA, .
Kayak Trip
Relax and paddle around in Pleasant Bay. This is a guided tour, led by a professional. 9am. Kayak TripPleasant Bay Orleans, MA, .
Sunset Stroll
Walking around Wellfleet Bay is much much better at sunset. Less people, less sunlight, more wildlife! Sunset StrollWellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary South Wellfleet, MA, .
Cape Cod Festival of Magic
More than a series of performances, you can socialize with the performers and hear how to make your own magic! Cape Cod Festival of MagicHigh School South Yarmouth, MA, .
Vineyard Artisans Festivals
This craft fair comes with pony rides, live music and blacksmithing and scarf making demos. Vineyard Artisans FestivalsAgricultural Hall West Tisbury, MA, .
Great Provincetown Schooner Regatta
It’s described as a five day educational and sailing event. they will have movie screening, boat tours ans of course, a sailing race. Great Provincetown Schooner RegattaVarious Locations Provincetown, MA, .
Restaurant Showcase Week
Similar to many other restaurant weeks. Pick two-course lunch or three-course dinner, at a fixed price. Restaurant Showcase WeekGreater Merrimack Valley Lowell, MA, .
FETCH! Stack Em Up
Build a tower, with cups! See who can build the highest, meanest, best looking tower! 1-4pm. FETCH! Stack Em UpThe Discovery Museums Acton, MA, .
Eulogy for the Future: A Performance
It’s an artist talk, around a great outdoor sculpture museum. Eulogy for the Future: A PerformancedeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, 51 Sandy Pond Road Lincoln, MA, .
Free Fun Friday!
Free admission to this fun museum! With activities on the outside to keep you busy all day long. Free Fun Friday!The Discovery Museums Acton, MA, .
Annual Gloucester Schooner Festival
This one has a lobster bake, comedy shows and races. Don’t miss the Boat ‘Parade of Lights’ on Saturday. Annual Gloucester Schooner FestivalMaritime Gloucester Gloucester, MA, .
New England Arts and Crafts Festival
You have to pay to get in to this 3-day long craft fair. Well, at least it has live music. New England Arts and Crafts FestivalTopsfield Fairgrounds Topsfield, MA, .
Newburyport Riverfront Festival
Outdoorsy live music. Nothing too out of the ordinary about this one, but if you’re in the area it might be fun to stop by. 12-6:30pm. Newburyport Riverfront FestivalMarket Square Newburyport, MA, .
Labor Day Festival BluesCruise
This is a 3-hour concert & river cruise, with fireworks! Relax, and enjoy the last days of summer. 7pm. Labor Day Festival BluesCruiseMerrimack River at Plum Island Point Newburyport, MA, .
Day Out With Thomas
Edaville Railroad is opening, and the main event is a day out with Thomas, the blue-painted steam engine. Ask him nice, and he might take you for a ride! Day Out With ThomasEdaville Railroad South Carver, MA, .
Navy Summer at the Marine Museum
This museum holds a great collection of scale boats. The exhibition closes this week, so don’t miss it! Navy Summer at the Marine MuseumThe Marine Museum Fall River, MA, .
Deutsche Bank Championship
Come be part of the people who always applaud in agreement right after each player hits the ball. 2013:. Deutsche Bank ChampionshipTPC Boston Norton, MA, .
Art in the Orchard
This is an outdoor scuplture exhibit, and also poertry readings, moon walks and live music. Opens on 8/10 to coincide with the Easthampton Second Saturday Art Walk and will end on 10/31. Art in the OrchardPark Hill Orchard Easthampton, MA, .
Three County Fair
A tradition since 1818, this fair features a demolition derby, roller derby, grannies racing pigs, horse/oxen pulls, battle of the bands and CHRISTMAS IN SEPTEMBER! This massive fair has something for everyone. Three County FairHampshire, Franklin, and Hampden Agricultural Society’s Fairgrounds Northampton, MA, .
Blandford Fair
Find ‘racing pigs’, chainsaw carving, a horseshoes tournament, a demolition derby and much more at this major agricultural fest. Blandford FairTown Fairgrounds Blandford, MA, .
Spencer Fair
This claims to be the largest agricultural fair in central Massachusetts. They feature a demolition derby, racing pigs, birds of prey, martial arts, frisbee-catching dogs, giant pumpkin contest, a Beatles tribute wow! And a lot more. Spencer FairSpencer Fair Grounds Spencer, MA, .
Brimfield Antiques Festival (Fall)
Think antique shop on steroids. They have more than a mile of vendors. It’s the largest in New England and I’m sure it’s great if you’re an antique. Antique collector, I mean. Off of Rt 20. Bag pipers, DJ, fire truck rides, car show. Brimfield Antiques Festival (Fall)Rt 20 at Rt 19 Brimfield, MA, .
Review: CATS at the North Shore Music Theatre
You’ve heard of CATS and it’s playing now at the North Shore Music Theatre. Click for our review. Meow! Review: CATS at the North Shore Music TheatreNorth Shore Music Theatre Beverly, MA, .
Dick Dohertys Comedy Den: Myq Kaplan
A night of stand up with 3 comedians. One of them has been called ‘a comedy machine, in the best possible way.’ 6:30pm. Dick Dohertys Comedy Den: Myq Kaplan Boston, MA, .
The Donkey Show
It’s an interactive 70s disco show with an ‘after party.’ Dance to the classics and enjoy the disco fever. 7:30pm, 10:30pm Every Saturday. The Donkey ShowClub Oberon Cambridge, MA, .
Berklee Greenway Sessions
There will never be enough outdoor concerts in New England. Here’s one, featuring Melanie Lynx. 6pm. Berklee Greenway SessionsNorth End Park Boston, MA, .
All Our Best
At this musical performance, you’ll get the best of ‘them’. But who are they? 20 Cape Rep company members from far and near, they say. All Our BestCape Rep Indoor Theatre Brewster, MA, .
Putnam’s ‘Riverfire’
Putnam’s ‘Riverfire’ returns to Rotary Park for 3 amazing nights this summer! On 7/13 featuring ‘Diva al Fresco’. Putnam's 'Riverfire'Rotary Park Putnam, CT, .
Lighthouse Saturdays
How about a nice, calm Saturday tour around New London lighthouses? Slots sell up quickly! Saturdays 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm. Lighthouse Saturdays New London, CT, .
Main Street Marketpace
It’s an European-style market, with crafts, street performances and the such stuff. You still choose something and pay for it, right? 5-9pm. Main Street MarketpaceDowntown, Main Street Torrington, CT, .
Pick your own Apples
Fresh apples, anyone? Come to this farm, pick your own and give them a home (that is, your belly). Pick your own ApplesRogers Orchards Sunnymount Farm Southington, CT, .
Woodstock Fair
This fair has a bit of everything, just to make sure you don’t get bored. Gates open at 9:00 am. Barns, Halls and Vendors close at 10:00 pm; Midway Rides and Carnival Games close at 11:00 pm. Woodstock FairTown Fairgrounds Woodstock, CT, .
Farmers Market: ‘Green Up’ Watertown
I guess eating healthy from time to time won’t kill us. Come get your veggies, and enjoy the live music! 9am-1pm. Farmers Market: 'Green Up' WatertownWatertown Library Parking Lot Watertown, CT, .
26th Annual Prudence Crandall Day
Everyone should play hoop rolling at least once. Here’s your chance of doing it! Also, a craft market on the museum’s lawn. 10am-4pm. 26th Annual Prudence Crandall DayPrudence Crandall Museum Canterbury, CT, .
Enfield Pirate Festival
Apparently, pirates have a king. Come talk to him or just shop around and dance to the music. Enfield Pirate FestivalEnfield Green Enfield, CT, .
Irish Dance Competition at Quassy
I don’t know if this dance competition will be interesting, but I love this amusement park! Check it out! Irish Dance Competition at QuassyQuassy Amusement Park Middlebury, CT, .
38th Annual Meet the Artists & Artisans Labor Day Show
Meet artists and crafters selling their stuff. If there’s something else going on, they don’t say. 38th Annual Meet the Artists & Artisans Labor Day ShowOlde Mistick Village Mystic, CT, .
Blues, Views and BBQ Festival
Let’s be honest, the rib eating contest is what we will all be there for. Comes with live music, games and cooking demos. Blues, Views and BBQ FestivalVarious Locations Westport, CT, .
Terra Coda Ensemble
These guys have multiple hand-made drums and a gong too! Sounds really cool, but it’s indoors. 7:30pm. Terra Coda EnsembleInfinity Hall Norfolk, CT, .
Revolutionary War Encampment at Willowbrook
I love re-enactments because the people who do them are so passionate! It’s an encampment of re-enactors and you can learn more about the Revolutionary War. 10am-5pm. Revolutionary War Encampment at WillowbrookWillowbrook Village Newfield, ME, .
Mahoosuc Skye Celtic Concert Series
Experience the best of Celtic music through this series of concerts. 7pm. 8/13, 8/27. Mahoosuc Skye Celtic Concert SeriesBingham Hall Bethel, ME, .
Tours at Washburn Norlands Living History Center
Old-timey tours around this living history center. Meet people from the past, and learn more about their lives. open Tues, Thurs, Sat from11-4pm in Jul-Aug. Tours at Washburn Norlands Living History CenterWashburn Norlands Living History Center Livermore, ME, .
Fairy Fridays
Trust me: SEE THIS! I’ve been to this. It was remarkable — and I don’t have any kids! The grounds are beautiful, and expansive — and they had a parade and live music. 10am. Fairy FridaysCoastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Barters Island Road Boothbay, ME, .
Windsor Fair
Oh Windsor Fair, you had me a demolition derby! This one also has tractor pulls, animal shows, and carnival rides. Windsor Fair Windsor, ME, .
Devils Half-Acre Tour
At this walking tour no members of the Bangor Temperance Society of the National Purity Association allowed. So you know it’s going to be spicy! 7pm. Devils Half-Acre TourBangor Waterfront Harbormaster’s Parking Lot Bangor, ME, .
Lincolnville Neighborhood Potluck
Show off your cooking skills, bring a dessert or a salad. Meat, beans and beverages will be provided. 6-8pm. Monday and Friday. Lincolnville Neighborhood PotluckBay Leaf Cottages Lincolnville, ME, .
Coffee and Conversation with Andrea Lepcio
Come have coffee with Andrea Lepcio and Jodi Baker, who happen to know a lot about theater and performing arts. 9-10am. Coffee and Conversation with Andrea Lepcio Bar Harbor, ME, .
Blue Hill Fair
You will find animal shows, monster trucks, lumberjack shows and even fireworks. There won’t be time to be blue! Blue Hill FairRoute 172 Blue Hill, ME, .
Springfield Fair
This one has Turtle go Cart races, a talent show, games for kids, and a demolition derby! Springfield FairTown Fairgrounds Springfield, ME, .
Camdem Windjammer Festival
This maritime festival has fireworks, but the REAL fun is at the boat building contest. Don’t forget to try their delicious food. Camdem Windjammer FestivalCamden Public Landing Camden, ME, .
Harmony Free Fair
No matter how small this fair is. It’s free! And it has rides, crafts, food and motor sports. Not bad at all. Harmony Free FairHarmony Fairgrounds, Main Street Harmony, ME, .
School Around Us Fall Craft Fair
Craft fairs become much more interesting when there’s food and live music involved. Luckily, this one has both. 9am-4pm. School Around Us Fall Craft FairVillage Green and Ocean Avenue Kennebunkport, ME, .
Young Eagles Flight Rally
Teenagers are taken for a ride… on a plane! This event includes a BBQ and pancake breakfast too. 9am-3pm. Young Eagles Flight RallySanford Seacoast Regional Airport Sanford, ME, .
Boothbay Region Annual Labor Day Show
Okay, so we have a juried arts and craft show, which means ‘come buy stuff’. No music, no food, no nothing? C’mon! Boothbay Region Annual Labor Day ShowBoothbay Commons, Route 27 Boothbay, ME, .
Vintage Motorcycle Meet and Antique Aeroplane Show
I’ve been to this transportation museum and I have to say it’s remarkable! They have many perfectly preserved old-timey airplanes and cars! Makes this festival your excuse to visit. Vintage Motorcycle Meet and Antique Aeroplane ShowOwls Head Transportation Museum Owls Head, ME, .
Maine Salmon Festival
What do we want? Salmon! When do we want it? Now! This festival comes with trolley tours, a fishing derby and many delicious meals! Maine Salmon FestivalVarious Locations Eastport, ME, .
North Country Inter-Tribal Pow Wow
Pow Wows are fun and full of energy & culture. Come and learn about the Native American ways. North Country Inter-Tribal Pow Wow Newport, ME, .
Buckfield Community Day
They will have 2 wrecked cars to whack with a hammer. It also has a parade, games, food and music. 10am. Buckfield Community DayBuckfield High School,160 Morrill St Buckfield, ME, .
Kittery Trading Post’s Annual Septemberfest
This festival has demos, games, music and more. There will be a lumberjack show, build-a-knife class and shooting workshops too! Kittery Trading Post's Annual SeptemberfestKittery Trading Post Kittery, ME, .
Moose Alley
Come to the Pittsburg stretch of Route 3 to the Canadian border, where you can likely spot a moose at almost any time of day here. All day. Moose AlleyTall Timber Lodge Pittsburg, NH, .
Lancaster Fair
You’ll find monster trucks, animal shows, carnival rides, food and live music. This fair’s been running for 143 years, so they know what they’re doing! Lancaster Fair Lancaster, NH, .
Hopkinton State Fair
And this one includes the Fiesta Shows traveling carnival and a professional carving sand sculptures. Oh, and a demolition derby! Hopkinton State FairHopkinton Fairgrounds, Exit 7 at I-89 Contoocook, NH, .
Potluck and Open Mic Night
Share a potluck dinner and then stay for the Open Mic Night. 6pm Open mic 8pm. Potluck and Open Mic NightD Acres Farm Dorchester, NH, .
Adventure Photography Tour
Have $100 to spare and feel like taking pictures? Come to Mt. Washington Auto Road and join this guided tour. 8am-8pm. Adventure Photography TourMt Washington Auto Road, Rt 16 Gorham, NH, .
Just Ducky End of Summer Bash
Summer’s leaving us for the year. So these guys are throwing a party with music, rubber duck races and fireworks.. Just Ducky End of Summer BashTown Square Waterville Valley, NH, .
Annual Labor Day Weekend Craft Fair
This craft fair is held during Labor Day weekend. Not much else to see here. Do they have music? They don’t say. Annual Labor Day Weekend Craft FairCommunity House, Route 11 Alton, NH, .
Summer Send-off Weekend
There will be a last party before summer leaves Loon Mountain. With BBQ, live music and games for kids. Summer Send-off WeekendLoon Mountain Lincoln, NH, .
Concert by Notorious
Get ready for some extraordinary outdoor fiddling and masterful fretwork. That’s how Notorious is described. 2pm. Concert by NotoriousLittle Studio Cornish, NH, .
Farm Feast Breakfast and Open House
It’s an all-you-can-eat breakfast, with tours of the grounds included. Farm Feast Breakfast and Open HouseD Acres Farm Dorchester, NH, .
Annual Rubber Ducky Regatta
It’s a rubber duck race, that comes with activities for kids. Oh, and some sidewalk salespeople. 10am-1pm. Annual Rubber Ducky RegattaCascade Park, Main Street North Woodstock, NH, .
Public Stargazing
WHAT? These guys stay open until dawn! Stargazing events are cool, and people attending friendly. 6pm. Public StargazingFrosty Drew Nature Center & Observatory Charlestown, RI, .
Sunset Paddle – Wickford
Sunset paddles are relaxing and fun. Here’s one in Wickford you can enjoy. 6:30pm Repeats 8/16, 8/26, 8/30. Sunset Paddle - Wickford North Kingstown, RI, .
‘La Cage’ Theatre By The Sea
This musical inspired ‘The birdcage’ movie, and they say it is one of the ‘must see’ shows of the summer! Alright! 'La Cage' Theatre By The SeaTheatre By The Sea South Kingstown, RI, .
Rhythm and Roots Festival
More than fifteen thousand roots fans all together for 3 days of dancing, singing and hanging out. Not bad! Rhythm and Roots FestivalNinigret Park, RI-1A Charlestown, RI, .
East Greenwich Art Festival
You’ll find live music, strolling performers, a craft market and festive food. Come with a chance to participate in a community art project. East Greenwich Art FestivalNew England Tech East Greenwich, RI, .
Lion’s Club Clam Bake
Well, this is a fundraiser for the Lions Club. There will be food for sure, but they don’t the the time. Lion's Club Clam BakeNarragansett Inn Block Island, RI, .
Oakland Beach Tuesday Cruise Night
Come to this car show, happening every Wednesday at Oakland Beach. With food, music and cars, of course. Oakland Beach Tuesday Cruise NightOakland Beach Warwick, RI, .
Downtown Brockton Arts and Music Festival
This art festival has live music, poetry, crafts and a juried show. Try the food, join the games. 11am-7pm. Downtown Brockton Arts and Music FestivalTwin Salisbury Brook Parks, Montello Street Rte. Brockton, MA, .
Killington Hay Festival
Holy crap, bro. They make sculptures out of hay bales and PAINT them! Killington Hay FestivalVarious Locations Killington, VT, .
Vermont Festival of the Arts
This one has more than 100 quality art events. find walks, interactive displays, music and more. Vermont Festival of the ArtsVarious Locations Waitsfield, VT, .
Champlain Valley Fair
Whoa! It’s 10 days of music, magic shoes, live entertainment, food, pig races and much more! Have some fun before Labor Day! Champlain Valley FairThe Fairgrounds Essex Junction, VT, .
Killington Classic
The Killington Classic is killer this year. It comes with stunt shows, parades, bike shows and guided tours. Killington ClassicThe Foundry at Summit Pond, Killington Road Killington, VT, .
Explore a Shipwreck Without Getting Wet
Is it magic? No, you use a Remotely Operated Vehicle to explore historic shipwrecks, so you don’t get wet at all! Cool! Explore a Shipwreck Without Getting WetLake Champlain Maritime Museum Vergennes, VT, .
Vermont State Fair
This festival has a carnival, live music, a bear show, stunt shows and lots of agricultural goodness. Vermont State Fair Rutland, VT, .
Northfield Labor Day Celebration
This one has lots of live performances, and features Bath Tub Races! Find also: A car show, food, tractor shows. Northfield Labor Day CelebrationDepot Square Northfield, VT, .
Plymouth Folk and Blues Concerts
It’s a free outdoorsy concert packed with Blues music. It also has games for kids. Plymouth Folk and Blues ConcertsPresident Calvin Coolidge State Historic Site Plymouth Notch, VT, .
Southern Vermont Garlic and Herb Festial
I think vampires should stay away from this one. It’s a festival of all things garlic. Ice-cream, for starters. Southern Vermont Garlic and Herb FestialCamelot Village Bennington, VT, .
Small Change Concert
Bring a chair, bring your blanket, and enjoy this concert. There are not many more of these events happening, so don’t miss this. It’s free! Small Change Concert Woodstock, VT, .
New World Festival
Yet another music festival, this time with a Celtic and French theme. It’s outdoors but they have tents, so it’s rain or shine. Noon to 11pm. New World FestivalChandler Music Hall? Randolph, VT, .
Guilford Fair
This fair has horse shows, live music, crafts and carnival rides! Guilford FairGuildford Fairgrounds Guilford, VT, .
Concert on the Green
Have a picnic on the ground, enjoy the outdoor concert and meet friendly people at Weston Village Green. Concert on the GreenWeston Village Green Weston, VT, .
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Blackstone Community Center more
Free outdoor folk dancingLexington, MA

Tues: Copley Square 7:30-9:30pm; Sat: 8-10pm Harvard Square. Sat 7/13 Depot Square 7-9pm and Sun 8/4 2-4pm.
Various more
Sunday Parkland GamesCambridge, MA

The parklands along Memorial Drive near the Weeks Footbridge more
Charles River Conservancy Parkland GamesAllston, MA

Memorial Drive at JFK Street more
Plays in the Park (for kids)Boston, MA

11:45am and 1:30pm.
Georges Island, 617-223-8666. more
Free outdoor folk dancingBoston, MA

Copley Square more
Fort Independence Twilight Skyline ViewingBoston, MA

Stroll through this old fort and enjoy the sunset and twilight. Thursdays 7pm-dusk.
Castle Island, 781-575-0354. more
Waterfront Performing Arts SeriesBoston, MA

Tues 6-9:30pm.
Christopher Columbus Park, 105 Atlantic Ave, 617-635-3911. more
Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s DreamBoston, MA

Time varies. Check their website for more details.
Various Locations more more
Summer Evenings at Treworgy PlanetariumMystic, CT

Treworgy Planetarium, 75 Greenmanville Ave more
Elm Shakespeare’s Julius CaesarNew Haven, CT

Tues-Sun 8pm. Suggested donation.
Edgerton Park, 75 Cliff Street more
Outdoor Movies
 Outdoor Movies – click map above to set region Mon 8/26 Tue 8/27 Wed 8/28 Thu 8/29 Fri 8/30 Sat 8/31 Sun 9/1 Mon 9/2
Summer in the City at the Boston Harbor HotelBoston, MA

70 Rowes Wharf, 617-439-7000. more
Movies in the ParksAll over

Various Parks more more
City of Somerville Annual Movie SeriesSomerville, MA

Just after sunset.
Various locations, 617-666-3311. more
Mayor Menino’s Movie NightBoston, MA

Activities 7pm, movie starts 8pm.
Various parks, 617-635-4505. more
Summer in the City MoviesCambridge, MA

7pm performance, then movie.
Various more
Summer Concerts on the CommonNorwood, MA

7-9pm rain or shine.
Town Common more
Movies at Hingham ShipyardHingham, MA

Hingham Shipyard more
Family Movie Night Under the StarsSandwich, MA

7:30pm, $9. 8/26, 9/2, 9/9, 9/16, Rain date 9/23.
Heritage Museums & Gardens, 508-888-3300 x100. more
Movies on the Roof DeckNewport, RI

Vanderbilt Grace Hotel, 41 Mary St more
Movies on the BlockProvidence, RI

Thursdays at dusk.
Westminster St at Union St more
Movies on the RockNewport, RI

at dusk.
Movies in Prescott ParkPortsmouth, NH

Prescott Park more
Movies on the GreenNorth Conway, NH

Settlers Green Outlet, Rt 16, 603-356-7031 x10. more more
Monday Night Movies on the BeachHampton Beach, NH

dusk, dates to be confirmed.
near the playground more
Corn Fields
 Cornfield Mazes (Day/Night/Both) – click map above to set region Mon 8/26 Tue 8/27 Wed 8/28 Thu 8/29 Fri 8/30 Sat 8/31 Sun 9/01 Mon 9/02
Fort Hill Farms Corn Maze AdventureThompson, CT

8/9-10/31 11am-9pm daily. Last ticket sold 7:30pm, BYO flashlights for night time hunts!
260 Quaddick Road, 860-923-3439. more
Davis MegaMaze Halloween Fright NightsSterling, MA

8/8-11/10 (weather permitting) Thurs-Sun. My favorite corn field maze is across the street from a big petting zoo with hayrides, go carts, and apple picking. It’s the best!! They have night mazes with telescopes and Halloween nights with monsters!
145 Redstone Hill, 978-422-8888. more
Escobar’s Highland Farm Corn MazePortsmouth, RI

8/23-9/2 Everyday, Fri 3:30pm-dusk,Sat 10am-dusk, sun 11am-dusk until 11/3.
251 Middle Road, 401-683-1444 or manager @401-864-1064. more more
Mike’s Maze at Warner FarmSunderland, MA

10am-5pm. Last ticket sold at 5pm.
South Main Street, 413-665-8331. more
Beans & Greens Farm Corn MazeGilford, NH

9am-6pm They stay open until the end of the year! Night mazes are not confirmed yet.
245 Intervale Road, 603-293-2853. more
Corn Maze at Hanson’s FarmFramingham, MA

Open 9:00am- 6:00pm 7 Days a week from July to November.
20 Nixon Rd, 508.877.3058. more
Kimball Farm Haunted MazeHaverhill, MA

Daily 10am-7pm. Moon Nights 7-10pm. Haunted Maze (10/4-11/2) 7-10pm.
780 East Broadway, 978-521-3990. more
Beech Hill Farm & Ice Cream StandHopkinton, NH

Daily 11am-dusk. 8/1-10/31. No nights.
107 Beech Hill Road, 603-223-0828. more
The Great Vermont Corn MazeDanville, VT

2013:Everyday in Aug 10-5pm,Sept-Oct 20 Mon-Fri 10am-4pm, Sat-Sun 10am-5pm. Haunted nightsOct 4,5,11,12, starting 7:30pm.
1404 Wheelock Road, 802-748-1399. more
Coppal House Farm Night MazeLee, NH

8/24 & 25: 10 am to 5 pm. 8/31 9/1: 10 am to 5 pm. 9/2 10 am to 5pm. September: Wed-Fr 12pm to 5pm. Sat-Sun 10 am to 5pm. October: All week. Mo-Fr 12 pm to 5 pm. Sat-Sun 10 am to 5 pm. 9/21 , 10/12 & 10/25 6pm to 8 pm.
118 North River Road (Route 155), 603.659.3572. more
Sam Mazza’s Corn MazeColchester, VT

9/2-10/31, Mon-Sat 10-6pm, Sun 10-5pm.
277 Lavigne Road, 802-655-3440. more
Outdoor Concerts
 Outdoor Music – click map above to set region Mon 8/26 Tue 8/27 Wed 8/28 Thu 8/29 Fri 8/30 Sat 8/31 Sun 9/1 Mon 9/2
Downtown Boston Brass strolling musiciansBoston, MA

Downtown Crossing more
Club Passim Summer Concert SeriesCambridge, MA

47 Palmer St. more
Downtown Crossing Block PartiesBoston, MA

Downtown Crossing more
WODS Summer Concert SeriesBoston, MA

Hatch Shell, Esplanade more
Kendall Square Concert SeriesCambridge, MA

Thursdays at noon except 7/16, 8/6, 8/27 4:30 p.
300 Athenaeum Street, 617 577-7354. more
Concerts in the Courtyard at Boston Public LibraryBoston, MA

Fridays 12:30pm.
Central Library in Copley Square, 617-536-5400. more
Special Live Concerts at Boston Harbor HotelBoston, MA

Mondays to Thursdays: 6-10pm, Fridays 4:30pm.
Rowes Wharf, Boston Harbor Hotel more
Boston Harbor Islands Jazz SundaysBoston, MA

Sundays 12pm & 1pm.
Spectacle Island more
Berklee Jazz on Spectacle IslandBoston, MA

12pm – 1pm, check schedule.
Spectacle Island, 617-223-8108. more
Summer Concerts at The Greenway SessionsBoston, MA

noon & 6 pm, varies. Check schedule for more info.
Various locations more
MFA Concerts in the CourtyardBoston, MA

Museum of Fine Arts, 617-369-3189. more
Zumix ConcertsBoston, MA

Piers Park 6pm, except 9/1: 3pm.
Piers Park or Bremen St. Park more
Landmarks Orchestra Summer ConcertsBoston, MA

At the Hatch Shell more
Arts on the Arcade Concert SeriesBoston, MA

July 24 – August 28 Wednesdays 7pm.
City Hall Plaza more
Mayor Menino’s Wednesday Night ConcertsBoston, MA

City Hall Plaza more
Outdoor Concert at the Sampas PavillionLowell, MA

Mondays 7pm.
Sampas Pavilion more
Music at the Manse Concert SeriesConcord, MA

The Old Manse, 269 Monument Street, 978-369-3909. more
Summer Concerts on the Common, NorwoodNorwood, MA

Town Common, Washington St & Nahatan St more
Summer Concert SeriesLexington, MA

Fridays 6:30pm.
Lexington Visitors Center, 1875 Massachusetts Ave., 781-862-2480-. more
Lowell Summer Music SeriesLowell, MA

Boarding House Park more
SurfSide Live! with FireworksSalisbury, MA

Salisbury Beach Center, 3 Broadway Street more
Castle Hill Summer Picnic ConcertsIpswich, MA

Picnicking at 5pm, then concert 7-9pm. Not free.
Castle Hill, 978-356-4351 x4015. more
Concerts in the ParksGardner, MA

Monument Park more
Cafe Olio Acoustic Nights Music SeriesPlymouth, MA

Thursdays 6-8pm.
Cafe Olio, 508-209-2000. more
Wednesday Night ConcertsPlymouth, MA

Wed 6:30-9:30pm.
Pilgrim Memorial Park, Water Street more
The Summer of BrewsterPlymouth, MA

Hedge House Lawn more
Concerts on the Plymouth WaterfrontPlymouth, MA

Pilgrim Memorial Park more
Music at Hingham ShipyardHingham, MA

Hingham Shipyard more
Summer Concert Series at DartmouthDartmouth, MA

6:30-8:30pm. $5.
Apponagansett Park more
Westport Rivers Winery Concert SeriesWestport, MA

417 Hixbridge Rd, 508-636-3423. more
Family Concert Series at West SpringfieldWest Springfield, MA

7-8:30pm, except 7/4.
Various more
Musical Moments In Amelia’s GardenWestfield, MA

Tuesdays 6:30pm.
21 South Broad Street more
Coop Concerts & Sundays in the ParkGreenfield, MA

Greenfield Energy Park, 413-774-9949. more
Concerts at Windsor LakeNorth Adams, MA

6:30pm.Rain cancells.
Windsor Lake, 413-664-6180. more
Concerts at the ClarkWilliamstown, MA

Various times.
225 South St., 413-458-2303. more
Summer Concert Series at South HadleySouth Hadley, MA

Thursdays 6:30pm.
Town Common more
Great Barrington BandstandGreat Barrington, MA

Fridays 5:30-7pm.And 8/31: 10am and 2pm.
Chesterfest Americana Music SeriesStockbridge, MA

Chesterwood, 4 Williamsville Road, 413-298-3579. more
Summer of Love ConcertsOnset, MA

Wednesdays 6:30pm.
Onset Bandshell more
Concerts in the Park at Buzzards BayBuzzards Bay, MA

Buzzards Bay Park at the Gazebo more
Sunset Music SeriesNewport, RI

Different times, venues and $.
Watch Hill Summer Concert SeriesWesterly, RI

Tuesdays 6pm (8/27 rain date).
Village Green, 401-596-7909. more
Summer Concerts at the GazeboNarragansett, RI

Fridays at 6pm.
Gazebo more
City Hall Concert SeriesPawtucket, RI

City Hall Ampitheatre more
South County Commons Outdoor Summer Concert SeriesSouth Kingstown, RI

Sunapee Harbor Concert SeriesSunapee, NH

Flanders Stage, 603-763-4940 x210. more
Merrimack Concert AssociationMerrimack, NH

Abbie Griffin Park Bandstand more
Henniker Summer Concert SeriesHenniker, NH

Bandstand, Community Park, Main St. more
Saint-Gaudens Summer Concert SeriesCornish, NH

2pm (Except 6/22 at 6:30pm).
Little Studio, Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site more
Concert on the CommonGoffstown, NH

Talent Search Night at Canobie Lake ParkSalem, NH

Call for times.
Canobie Lake Park, 603.893.3506. more
Sunapee Harbor Concert SeriesSunapee, NH

Saturdays 5pm.
Flanders Stage, 603-763-4940. more
River House Restaurant Concert SeriesPortsmouth, NH

Prescot Park, Marcy St at Mechanic St, 603-436-2848. more
Sounds on the Souhegan Summer Concert SeriesMilford, NH

7-8:30pm. If rain, Town Hall.
Emerson Park more
Field of Dreams ConcertsSalem, NH

Field of Dreams more
Summer Concert in the Park SeriesBartlett, NH

Wednesdays 6:30pm-8pm.
Ocean Beach Park Music SeriesNew London, CT

Variety of cruise nights, magic, live music.
Ocean Beach Park more
Music on the GreenSouthington, CT

Downtown Southington more
Summer Concerts at the Sherman Green GazeboFairfield, CT

Opening 3:00pm – July/Aug 7pm – Aug15-Aug29 6:30pm.
Sherman Green Gazebo more
Music Under the StarsShelton, CT

No times on the website, whadya know.
Gazebo, Huntington Green, 203-331-4120. more
Summer Concert Series at Southbury, CTSouthbury, CT

begin between 5 and 7pm.
Various more
City Center Concerts on the GreenDanbury, CT

CityCenter more
Music Under the StarsNorth Haven, CT

Town Green more
Summer Concerts at TrumbullTrumbull, CT

Town Hall Gazebo more
Norwalk Parks Concert ScheduleNorwalk, CT

Varios times, check schedule.
Calf Pasture Beach, 203-854-7806. more
Summer Music FestivalNew Britain, CT

Walnut Hill Park, Darius Miller Memorial Band Shell more
Levitt PavilionWestport, CT

40 Jesup Road more
Thursdays on the DockEssex, CT

thursday 5:30-7:30pm.
Connecticut River Museum more
Summer SoundsMiddletown, CT

7:00 pm.
Union Park, South Green, 860-343-6620. more
Sounds of SummerEast Hartford, CT

Thursdays 6pm.
Town Green, 1047 Main St more
Waterfront ConcertsBangor, ME

7/21-9/14. 5:30pm Lowest ticket price I found was $26.75. Most were $30-$80.
Bangor Waterfront Pavilion more
Summer Concert Series at Wells Harbor ParkWells, ME

Wells Harbor Park more
Poland Spring Annual Summer Concert SeriesPoland Spring, ME

37 Preservation Way more
York Beach Concert SeriesYork, ME

Ellis Park, York Beach, 207-363-1040. more
L.L. Bean Summer in the Park Concert SeriesFreeport, ME

Saturdays 7:30pm.
Discovery Park more
Island Pond’s Friday Night LiveIsland Pond, VT

Out to Lunch Summer Concert Series & Farmers MarketWorcester, MA

Thursdays 11-2pm.
Worcester Common, 508-799-1400 x3. more
Sterling Summer ConcertsSterling, MA

Mon&Wed 6-8pm.
Memorial Park more
Alternatives’ Summer Concert SeriesWhitinsville, MA

Thursdays 6:00pm.
Alternatives’ Whitin Mill Plaza, 50 Douglas Road, 508-266-6502. more