Events INSIDER: Aug 5-12, 2014

Giveaways & Features
Win: Massachusetts Independent Film Festival
Want one of two pairs of all-access tickets to the Massachusetts Independent Film Festival August 8 or 9th? Email for your chance to win. Win: Massachusetts Independent Film FestivalBrattle Theatre Cambridge, MA, .
Review: Reagle’s Singin’ in the Rain!
A musical treasure is in town and there are two pairs of tickets to give away for its August 14th performance at 7:30pm. Email to win! 2pm. Win: Reagle's Singin' in the Rain!Reagle Music Theatre, Robinson Theater, 617 Lexington St, Waltham, MA, .
Johnny’s Picks
Perseid Meteor Showers
The Perseids are the most reliable and warmest of the annual meteor showers. See it on your own by visiting a remote lake or park with no street lamps or city lights for a better experience. Peak viewing days: August 12th and 13th. Perseid Meteor Showers All Over, , .
Magic & Movie at Summer in the City
This is a magic and comedy show, mostly for kids. There’s a movie screening after the show. 10am. Magic & Movie at Summer in the CityHoyt Field Cambridge, MA, .
Boston Comic Con
Get your superhero tights and prepare for Boston Comic Con! Lots of celebrity and artist appearances, fun events, and all the fandom you can handle! Boston Comic ConSeaport World Trade Center Boston, MA, .
Bicycle Day at Larz Anderson Museum
What’s better than walking? Biking! And the museum that has so many great car shows is having one for bicycles! Come see some real old-timers, and have lunch on-site. 10am-2pm. Bicycle Day at Larz Anderson MuseumLarz Anderson Auto Museum Brookline, MA, .
Ignite! A Fire and Street Food Festival After Dark
Ignite your taste buds (in a good way!) at this fun and exciting food festival with fire spinners and belly dancers to keep you entertained. Ignite! A Fire and Street Food Festival After DarkSomerville Arts Council, 50 Evergreen Ave, Somerville, MA, .
African Festival of Boston
The African community comes together as one for this festival full of culture, music, art, food, games, and education. African Festival of BostonBoston City Hall Plaza Boston, MA, .
Chinatown August Moon Festival
Join the crowds in Chinatown for this fun festival featuring music, food, activities, storytellers and a dragon parade! Don’t forget to try the mooncakes as well. 10am-5pm. Chinatown August Moon FestivalChinatown, Harrison & Beach Street Boston, MA, .
Civil War Day and Concert
See Civil War re-enactors perform drills and hear Dixon’s Gold put their spin on songs sung by soldiers. Civil War Day and ConcertForbes House Museum, Adams Street, Milton, MA, .
BMW Day at the Larz Anderson Museum
What’s better than bikes? Cars! It’s awesome to have a major automobile museum near Boston. Here’s a great indoor/outdoor event, a car show of BMWs. BMW Day at the Larz Anderson MuseumLarz Anderson Museum Brookline, MA, .
Model Rocket Launch at Acton
Prepare for liftoff. The only thing better than launching a model rocket is launching alongside other rocket lovers. All systems go! 10am-4pm. Model Rocket Launch at ActonSchool St. Soccer Field Acton, MA, .
Beverly Homecoming Days
Multiple events run during this festival. Includes lobster boat races, softball games, concerts a lip syncing extravaganza! Beverly Homecoming DaysVarious Locations Beverly, MA, .
Salem Heritage Days
Salem Heritage Days continue, with ice cream, a street fair, and a car show. Come celebrate the past and present of this well known city! Salem Heritage DaysVarious Locations Salem, MA, .
Salem Ice Cream Bowl
For just $5 you can eat as much ice cream as you want in this outdoor festival that benefits charity, part of Salem Heritage Days. Salem Ice Cream BowlSalem Common Salem, MA, .
Obstacle Course Race – Boston Sprint
There’s no way I want to participate, but do I want to watch? You bet! Watch modern-age ‘Spartans’ climb over, under, and through all manner of obstacles: fire, mud pits, barbed wire, and more. Obstacle Course Race - Boston SprintAmesbury Sports Park Amesbury, MA, .
Lizzie Borden Museum Annual Re-enactment
In this very unique event, the Lizzie Borden museum will ‘re-enact’ the horrible murder (or maybe just the trial?) for which it is named. Reenacting an unsolved, famous crime should make for an interesting day. Lizzie Borden Museum Annual Re-enactmentLizzie Borden B&B Fall River, MA, .
Bolton Fair
This agricultural fair has lots to do including a demolition derby, zipline, petting zoo, midway, hot dog races, and more! Bolton FairBolton Fairgrounds, Rt 117, Exit 27 off Rt 495 Bolton, MA, .
Butterfly Festival at Broad Meadow Brook
From talks and walks to face painting and crafts, there is something for everyone at this Butterfly Festival. Dress in costume for a prize! Butterfly Festival at Broad Meadow BrookBroad Meadow Brook Wildlife Sanctuary Worcester, MA, .
Sand Sculpture Contest at Marthas Vineyard
Everyone can join this sculpting contest. Bring the whole family and hit the beach for a chance to win prizes! 9am-3pm. Sand Sculpture Contest at Marthas VineyardSouth Beach (Right Fork) Edgartown, MA, .
Full Moon Twilight Hike & Bonfire
Climb the hilltops as the sun goes down and get a great view of the Super Moon! Learn Native American traditions and enjoy the bonfire’s entertainment and wine tasting! 8pm. Full Moon Twilight Hike & BonfireHilltop Orchards Richmond, MA, .
River Glow
Similar to the one in Providence, the town of Westerly, RI floats 37 bonfires in their river. They will also have 3 music stages, hay rides and much more. 7-10pm. River GlowDowntown Westerly, RI, .
Ocean State Summer Pops Orchestra
The URI Fine Arts Center is hosting the Ocean State Summer Pops, which means a night of classic tunes and new favorites, plus kids under 12 are free! Ocean State Summer Pops OrchestraThe University of Rhode Island, Fine Arts Center Kingston, RI, .
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Backyard Sunday River Fest
This is a free outdoor concert on the lawn along the Merrimack River. There will be food and crafts for sale too. 6-8pm. Backyard Sunday River FestTsongas Center Lowell, MA, .
Museum Free Fun Fridays
A number of local museums and destinations offer free admission, thanks to Highland Street! Every Friday through August, check the schedule! Museum Free Fun FridaysAll Over All Over, , .
Anniversary of Events INSIDER (2005)
I started my ‘Johnny’s List’ blog 9 years ago, and have posted since then without missing a week! That is 468 issues of weird, wonderful, and often free New Englandy event goodness. Email me at and send some warm words — but the best way to thank me is to tell your friends using the suggestions at and win my 2014 New England Guide, full of off-beat and creative destinations! Anniversary of Events INSIDER (2005) All Over, , .
Greenway Truck & Tractor Day
Play around and climb through the vehicles used to maintain the Greenway. Just don’t let them make you do all the hard work. Greenway Truck & Tractor DayWharf District Park, Milk Street Boston, MA, .
Folk Dancing by the Fountain
Give folk dances a chance. They’re fun and easy to pick up. This participatory event is all about having fun, and they’ll even show you the steps. Tuesdays. 7:30-9:30pm. Folk Dancing by the FountainCopley Square Boston, MA, .
Dancing in the Parks @ Hipsocket Band
Bring the whole family for a night of dancing in the park to the soulful sounds of The Hipsocket Band! 6:30-8pm. Dancing in the Parks @ Hipsocket BandColetti-Magni Park Newton, MA, .
Labyrinth Walk at Armenian Heritage Park
Join this guided tour through the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway. I suppose it starts at the Labyrinth, try not to get lost! 7:30am. Labyrinth Walk at Armenian Heritage ParkArmenian Heritage Park on the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway Boston, MA, .
Dorothy Curran Concert Series
Outdoor season is almost over! Come to this free concert, it’s Disco Night with The Stardust Band! 2014:7pm. Dorothy Curran Concert SeriesCity Hall Plaza Boston, MA, .
BostInno BostonFest
Team up and join the baggo tournament, or just enjoy the live music, giveaways, and lots of food as well. 5:30-10:30pm. BostInno BostonFestSeaport World Trade Center Boston, MA, .
Movie Night at Showa Boston
This is a student-led movie night geared toward children, so there is no reason not to take the whole family out for a fun summer night! 6:30pm. Movie Night at Showa BostonShowa Boston Boston, MA, .
Songwriter & Musician Hangout
Meet your future bandmates at this free and fun hangout for singers, songwriters, and musicians! 6:30pm. Songwriter & Musician HangoutThe Red Room @ Cafe 939, 939 Boylston St, 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, .
Full Moon Tour: Life in Austen’s Time
Are you familiar with the Regency Period? Either way, any excuse to tour Gore Place is well worth it! 7:30pm. Full Moon Tour: Life in Austen's TimeGore Place Waltham, MA, .
Free Fun Friday at Spectacle Island
Georges and Spectacle Island are beautiful and interesting places to visit, but require a boat trip…which is free this Friday! First come, first served. 9am-5pm. Free Fun Friday at Spectacle IslandSpectacle Island Boston, MA, .
Melrose Summer Celebration
Find a bouncy house, face painting and games. Seems like aimed to kids only but heck, it’s free and it’s local. 11am-1pm. Melrose Summer CelebrationCommon Park Melrose, MA, .
Swim for Boston Harbor
First, watch professional swimmers and paddling enthusiasts. Then, join their beach party. Yay! 8:45am. Swim for Boston HarborBCYF Curley Community Center, M Street Beach Boston, MA, .
Defending Boston Harbor
Learn the Civil War secrets of Fort Warren, as told by historian Jack Zeletsky. It’s a free guided tour, and free is always good! 2:30pm. 2014: 11am, 1pm, 3pm. Defending Boston HarborGeorges Island Boston, MA, .
Hoedown at the Hall
Faneuil Hall is going a little country at this hoedown that includes games, music and more with a country flair. 12-4pm. Hoedown at the HallFaneuil Hall Marketplace, 4 South Marketing Building Boston, 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, .
Travel Stories @ It’s A Whacked World
Road trips are always interesting. Listen to funny travel stories as told by Boston’s top storytellers. You get to share yours too! Travel Stories @ It's A Whacked WorldHostelling International Boston Boston, MA, .
Boston Harbor Cruise & Sing
You can sing, eat and enjoy the sunset in the company of friendly people. Don’t know the lyrics? They have songbooks. Boston Harbor Cruise & SingMass Bay Lines, Rowe’s Wharf Boston, MA, .
Lowell Puerto Rican Cultural Festival
This festival celebrates Puerto Rican music, art, food and values.Get immersed in the culture of the island! Lowell Puerto Rican Cultural FestivalSampas Pavilion & Esplanade Lowell Heritage State Park, Pawtucket Blvd Lowell, MA, .
Free admission to deCordova Museum
If you need an excuse to visit deCordova Museum, here’s one: Free admission! I rest my case. 10:30am. Free admission to deCordova MuseumDeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum Lincoln, MA, .
St. Rocco’s Feast
This festival has live music and entertainment, Italian food, games, and the Wheel of Luck. What will you spin? St. Rocco's FeastSt. Mary’s School Franklin, MA, .
Shelter to Showpiece House Tour
Tour the historic houses at the Peabody Essex Museum. They hold 300 years of history. Free to Salem residents! Shelter to Showpiece House TourPeabody Essex Museum Salem, MA, .
Witches Cup Bicycle Race
Both pros and amateurs can join this bike race through the Witch City. That’s bikes, not brooms! 4pm. Witches Cup Bicycle RaceSalem Common Salem, MA, .
Maritime Capsules
Take a journey into the local fishing industry through the eyes of the working class in this award winning film set in Gloucester. 7:30pm. Maritime CapsulesEssex Historical Society and Shipbuilding Museum Essex, MA, .
Maritime Week
Celebrate all things maritime in Marblehead. Activities include a regatta, boarding of boats, garden parties and more! Maritime WeekVarious Locations Marblehead, MA, .
Gloucester Blues Festival
Great names in the blues world will perform at Stage Fort Park. They will have food and craft vendors as well. Gloucester Blues FestivalStage Fort Park Gloucester, MA, .
Rockport Lobsterfest
Try the lobster and other fine dishes, or go bersek on the hot-dogs and cheeseburgers. Either way, try not to slip into a food coma before the fireworks! Rockport LobsterfestAmerican Legion Hall, Beach Street Rockport, MA, .
Fiber Revival
Yay fiber! Buy equipment and supplies, join in an adult or kid’s workshop, or watch demonstrations and enjoy a good meal. Fiber RevivalSpencer-Peirce-Little Farm Newbury, MA, .
Essex Street Fair
Hmm, this one looks like a vendor market, with strolling musicians. Not much else, but there is lots to see in downtown Salem. Essex Street FairEssex Street Pedestrian Mall Salem, MA, .
Phillips House Car Meet
Various vintage cars will be on display. There will be live music and tours around the Phillips House, too! 12-3pm. Phillips House Car MeetPhillips House, Chestnut Street Salem, MA, .
Rockport Acoustic Music Festival
Here’s your chance to enjoy a full day of acoustic acts live in Rockport. Sounds good! Rockport Acoustic Music FestivalMillbrook Meadow, Beach Street Rockport, MA, .
Bridge of Flowers 10K Run and Charity Walk
I’ve seen the ‘Bridge of Flowers’, an old trolley bridge that they’ve converted into a garden, and it’s a wonderful setting and a quaint New Englandy town. This race may just be your excuse to give it a visit, especially if you are doing other things in Western Massachusetts. 9am-12pm. Bridge of Flowers 10K Run and Charity WalkIron Bridge, Bridge Street Shelburne Falls, MA, .
Charlemont Reggae Fest
This reggae festival has lots of music, crafts and Jamaican food, and claims to be a great family event. Cool! Charlemont Reggae FestCharlemont Fairgrounds, Mohawk Trail Charlemont, MA, .
Rhode Island International Film Festival
This is the largest film festival in Rhode Island, with plenty of social events, talks with actors and directors, and of course, screenings! Rhode Island International Film FestivalAll Over Providence, RI, .
Big Screen Movies on the Beach
Watching a movie on a giant screen at the beach is what summer is all about. Don’t miss this one! Big Screen Movies on the BeachAtlantic Beach Park Westerly, RI, .
Neighborhood Performing Arts Initiative
Celebrate Providence, have fun and enjoy the multiple concerts that have been prepared for this year. Start off with Opera on Sunday! Neighborhood Performing Arts InitiativeVarious locations Providence, RI, .
House and Garden Tour
Get an insider’s look at some of the finest homes and gardens on Block Island. Learn their secrets or just admire their work, your call! House and Garden Tour Block Island, RI, .
Abigail Adams Birthplace
Check out the birthplace of Abagail Adams. You can organize a private tour or come during opening hours. 1-4pm. Abigail Adams BirthplaceAbigail Adams Birthplace Weymouth, MA, .
Moonrise Kayak – Double Boat
Pick a single or double boat and enjoy this evening kayak tour under the full moon. The view must be lovely! 7-9pm. Moonrise Kayak - Double BoatFelix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary Edgartown, MA, .
Worcester Restaurant Week
Although this event is purely commercial — not an arts event — here’s your chance to play Big Moneybucks by eating cheap at a fancy shmancy restaurant! Worcester Restaurant WeekVarious Locations Worcester, MA, .
Jaguar Festival of New England
At this show you’ll find jags, old and new alike. They will be judged, and put on display. There will be music, and food as well. Jaguar Festival of New EnglandSturbridge Host Hotel Sturbridge, MA, .
Art Picnic
Come watch artists transform ordinary picnic tables into works of art that will bring new life to a Springfield landmark! Art PicnicNorth Lawn, Quadrangle Green Springfield, MA, .
Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival
This indoor / outdoor festival draws the best dance performances from around the world. This one will stay around all summer so it’s more like a venue’s performance season. Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival Becket, MA, .
East Coast Gem, Mineral, & Fossil Show
This is mostly a vendor show, but there will be some guest speakers as well. It also features a ‘museum quality’ exhibit. Rock on! East Coast Gem, Mineral, & Fossil ShowBetter Living Center at ESE Springfield, MA, .
Middlefield Fair
They have live music all 3 days, an all-you-can eat pancake breakfast, amusement rides and tractor pulls. Now that’s a fair! Middlefield FairThe Middlefield Fair Middlefield, MA, .
Rock, Rattle, and Drum Pow Wow and Spirit on the Mountain Music Festival
This festival seems to be a serious music event, as well as a Native American pow wow, and well worth a visit. Consider camping over that weekend. Rock, Rattle, and Drum Pow Wow and Spirit on the Mountain Music FestivalAdams Agricultural Fairgrounds, Old Columbia Street Adams, MA, .
Martha’s Vineyard African-American Film Festival
This film festival celebrates African Americans in roles on screen and behind the scenes, with features, documentaries, and short films from around the world. Martha's Vineyard African-American Film FestivalMartha’s Vineyard Vineyard Haven, MA, .
La Tavola Italian Feast Under the Stars
Here’s an outdoor dinner close to Boston. This one is pricey, but features music by the Italian tenor, Aaron Caruso. 5:30-8:30pm. La Tavola Italian Feast Under the StarsJoy Street, South Cape Village Mashpee, MA, .
Cape Verde Festival – Onset
They will have raffles and food, but the best of this festival is the music and community spirit. Not that it’s a bad thing! 12-6pm. Cape Verde Festival - OnsetOnset Beach Onset, MA, .
Bluegrass on the Lawn
Different bluegrass bands will perform at this free, outdoorsy event. There will be food too. 3-7pm. Bluegrass on the LawnHighfield Hall Falmouth, MA, .
Evening Canoe Trip – Full Moon
Take a relaxing canoe trip at night under a full moon. Don’t drop your camera while taking pictures though! Evening Canoe Trip - Full MoonWellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, Rte. 6 South Wellfleet, MA, .
The Katharine Lee Bates Poetry Fest
This celebration of Katharine Lee Bates usually has ice-cream and cake! Oh, and also poetry readings. 5-7pm. The Katharine Lee Bates Poetry FestFalmouth Museums on the Green Falmouth, MA, .
Warwick’s National Night Out
Warwick’s PD has organized a fun night with Native American drumming, prizes for kids, and karate demos. Warwick's National Night OutOakland Beach, Oakland Beach Ave Warwick, RI, .
Blues on the Beach
Blue sky, blue ocean, blues music. How can you be blue when you’ve got all that? 6-8pm. Blues on the BeachWesterly Town Beach Westerly, RI, .
Movies on the Rocks: Jaws
I’ll have my movie on the rocks, s’il vous plat. Enjoy this outdoorsy movie screening of the classic film JAWS! dusk. Movies on the Rocks: JawsBallard Park Newport, RI, .
Bats at Eppley
This refuge is usually closed to the public at night. Come and say hi to the bats that live there during this special event! 7-9pm. Bats at EppleyMarion Eppley Wildlife Refuge, Dugway Bridge Road West Kingston, RI, .
This is a huge event with fireworks, carnival rides, road race, live music, a car show and a bloodmobile. Fun! CumberlandfestDiamond Hill Park, Rt 114 Cumberland, RI, .
Newport Waterfront Reggae Festival
You’ll be jammin’ at this reggae festival! Lots of bands, friendly people, and all the good vibes you can handle. Kids under 12 are free. 12:30pm. Newport Waterfront Reggae FestivalNewport Yachting Center Newport, RI, .
August Meeting / Green Corn Thanksgiving Festival
More than your average gathering, here’s Native American cultural event with drumming, dancing, traditional food, crafts and more. 12-8pm. August Meeting / Green Corn Thanksgiving FestivalNarragansett Indian Church Ground, Indian Church Road Charlestown, RI, .
Foo Fest
Here’s another outdoor music festival, run by some spirited and eclectic people. A great mix of music, art and family friendly activities await! 1pm-1am. Foo Fest Providence, RI, .
Breakfast in the Barnyard
How cool! This is sort of an 18th Century Rhode Island farm re-enactment. Come help with the chores, they’ve been postponed long enough! Most Saturdays through October. Breakfast in the BarnyardCoggeshall Farm Road, Poppasquash Road Bristol, RI, .
This music fest is as green as it can be. Enjoy the art and music, and learn about the environment too! ConserFestVarious Locations Block Island, RI, .
Full Moon Paddle in Rhode Island
In Rhode Island, this kayak center has regular programs and tours, one of which is this full moon paddle. Sounds lovely! 7pm-9pm. Full Moon Paddle in Rhode IslandThe Kayak Centre of RI North Kingstown, RI, .
Full Moon Paddle
This is a paddling/walking tour around a salt water marsh in Barrington. Enjoy the night wildlife that live there. Full Moon PaddleHundred Acre Cove, Walker Farm Barrington, RI, .
Conway Scenic Railroad’s Birthday Celebration
Celebrate Conway Scenic Railroad’s 40th birthday! After your train ride, enjoy the party with face painting, balloons, entertainment, and cake! Conway Scenic Railroad's Birthday CelebrationConway Scenic Railroad North Conway, NH, .
Bill Littlefield – Tory Hill Authors Series
The Tory Hill Authors Series presents Bill Littlefield, host of Only A Game on NPR. He will share insight, stories, and more from the world of games, followed by a dessert social and book signing with live jazz. Bill Littlefield - Tory Hill Authors SeriesWarner Town Hall, Main Street Warner, NH, .
Davisville Mill Site Walk
Explore an old mill on foot at the Davis Family Mill Site. What will you find on your self-guided journey? Davisville Mill Site WalkDavis Family Mill Site Warner, NH, .
Review: Wonder of the World
Are you ready for a moving and hilarious adventure? Wonder of the World will take theater-goers to the brink when it opens on Thursday. Wonder of the WorldArsenal Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal St, Watertown, MA, .
Review: Her Aching Heart
In this two-woman show, passion flies to the wind in this fun and racy romance novel come to life. Click for our review! Review: Her Aching HeartCentral Square Theater Cambridge, MA, .
Review: Shakespeare on the Common: Twelfth Night
There is no reason not to come out for this free outdoor Shakespeare performance of Twelfth Night. Not even one! Shakespeare on the Common: Twelfth NightParkman Bandstand Boston, MA, .
Review: Translations by Brian Friel
This production is an interesting look at British-Irish history and love set in Ireland. Country, identity, and love…now that’s drama. Translations by Brian FrielRoberts Theatre, Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA Boston, MA, .
Speakeasy Circus at OBERON
We’ve given the Boston Circus Guild a 5-star rating more than once! See this amazing show at OBERON. Speakeasy Circus at OBERONClub Oberon Cambridge, MA, .
Story Club Boston
The combination of featured performers and an open mic ensures Story Club Boston will tell a tale you’ll never forget. 6:30pm. Story Club BostonImprovBoston Cambridge, MA, .
24-Hour ChoreoFest
Choreographers from variety of styles ranging from burlesque to Vaudeville and contemporary to Jamaican folk dance toil all night to prepare a new dance for the very next day. No pressure! 24-Hour ChoreoFestDance Complex Cambridge, MA, .
Daniel Morris, If You Dream
Spend an hour getting to know some exceptional children who changed the world.You never know what can happen If You Dream. Daniel Morris, If You DreamRoberts Theatre, Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA Boston, MA, .
Story Club Boston
Come hear storytellers tell stories. Some from memory, some as readings. all from the heart. Story Club BostonMilky Way Lounge Jamaica Plain, MA, .
Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar
Not only is this outdoor theater, some nights feature a dinner and others a pre-show lecture! That’s a win-win-win! Shakespeare's Julius CaesarChurch of the Transfiguration Outdoor Atrium, Rock Harbor Orleans, MA, .
Improv on the Bricks
Salem Theatre Company holds an improv comedy show that’s unique for being outdoors. And free. Whose improv is it anyway? Improv on the BricksDerby Square on the Front Street side of Old Town Hall Salem, MA, .
Boston Pops on Nantucket
This Boston Pops concert benefits the Nantucket Cottage Hospital, and it has fireworks! 7-9pm. Boston Pops on NantucketNantucket Cottage Hospital Nantucket, MA, .
Lyman Orchards Sunflower Field Maze
Did you say SUNFLOWER maze? Get me there!! It even benefits a children’s charity. Also, hot-air balloon rides on 8/9 and 8/10. Lyman Orchards Sunflower Field MazeLyman Orchards Middlefield, CT, .
Shakespeare on the Shoreline
Picnic under the stars and enjoy these outdoor performances of Shakespeare’s King Lear in downtown Guilford, CT! 7:30pm. Shakespeare on the ShorelineTown Green Guilford, CT, .
Podunk Bluegrass Music Festival
Podunk means ‘small town’, but this takes place in a stadium. Workshops, lots of bluegrass, and family activities! Podunk Bluegrass Music FestivalDodd Stadium Norwich, CT, .
Model Yacht Regatta II
The yachts might not be full-sized, but the fun is big, and the competition is fierce. Check out this Regatta! Model Yacht Regatta IIMystic Seaport Mystic, CT, .
Litchfield Jazz Festival
This music festival is outdoors, but not free. It seems to have high production value, though, plus food, family activities and more. Litchfield Jazz FestivalGoshen Fairgrounds Goshen, CT, .
Lebanon Fair
Find tractor pulls, a demolition derby, chainsaw carving and food at the Lebanon Fair. There are many other agricultural events as well! Lebanon FairLebanon Fairgrounds Lebanon, CT, .
Civil War 150
This re-enactment has the drills and demonstrations you’d expect, plus lots of kid’s activities and crafts and family music performances. Civil War 150The Silo at Hunt Hill farm New Milford, CT, .
Mystic Outdoor Art Festival
Don’t miss the 18-wheeler that was turned into a mobile crafting center. There are games for everyone, and of course, lots of art. Mystic Outdoor Art FestivalHistoric Downtown Mystic, CT, .
Main Street Car Cruise
At this Main Street Car Cruise, cars cruise down Main Street, people look at them, and everyone has a good time. 10:30am-5pm. Main Street Car CruiseDowntown Putnam Putnam, CT, .
Shoreline Jewish Festival
It’s an outdoor Jewish music festival. Admission is free, but you have to pay for food and crafts. 12-5pm. Shoreline Jewish FestivalGuildford Green Guilford, CT, .
Revolutionary War encampment
At this revolutionary re-enactment, they bring out the muskets and cannons. That’s always a good sign! Revolutionary War encampmentFort McClary State Historic Site, Rt 103 Kittery, ME, .
Olde Bristol Days: 17th Century Encampment
At this 17th century encampment you’ll find lots of re-enactors demonstrating equipment, crafts, cooking, children’s games, and more! Olde Bristol Days: 17th Century EncampmentColonial Pemaquid State Historic Site, Colonial Pemaquid Drive New Harbor, ME, .
Waldoboro Fire Department 175th Anniversary Celebration
175 is a pretty big birthday, and fire departments are pretty important, so it’s no surprise Waldoboro is going all out with a carnival, live music, BBQ, road race, parade, and more! Waldoboro Fire Department 175th Anniversary CelebrationVarious Locations Waldoboro, ME, .
Bowdoin International Music Festival
Get ready, this season is about to kick off a summer with more than 100 concerts in store for all classical music lovers. visit their website for a list of performances. Bowdoin International Music Festival Brunswick, ME, .
Schoodic Arts Festival
If it counts as art, it will probably be part of this festival. Corn husk dolls, artisan bread baking, theater and games are just the beginning. Schoodic Arts FestivalHammond Hall Winter Harbor, ME, .
Topsham Fair
This festival features a demolition derby, fireworks, and someone called Amazing Lou. Plus dozens more fun activities! Topsham FairTopsham Fairgrounds, Fairgrounds Rd Topsham, ME, .
Fireworks in the Square
Fireworks every Thursday evening from 6/26 to 8/21! Special display for Independence Day 7/4. Enjoy! Thursdays, 9:45pm. Fireworks in the SquareNext to the pier Old Orchard Beach, ME, .
Taste of Greater Waterville
Apparently Waterville, ME tastes like fun! Lots of live music and entertainment to be found at this foodie feast. 11am. Taste of Greater WatervilleDowntown Waterville, ME, .
Woodlawn Afternoon High Tea
This High Tea promises an enchanted experience in a renowned setting. If tea is your thing, this event is for you! 3pm. Woodlawn Afternoon High TeaWoodlawn Museum, Gardens & Park Ellsworth, ME, .
Art in August Art Show
Art in August is full of the finest art and accomodating restaurants and shops, all for sale of course. 10am-4pm. Art in August Art ShowOquossoc Park, Main Street Rangeley, ME, .
Fantastic Flying Friends
Children of all ages will enjoy discovering the world of birds through interactive activities, crafts and observation. 1-2:30pm. Fantastic Flying FriendsScarborough Marsh Scarborough, ME, .
Circus Smirkus in Kennebunkport
This circus is not only awesome, but also a supporter of non-profit organizations. This year’s show has been described as amazing! Circus Smirkus in KennebunkportRockin Horse Stables Kennebunkport, ME, .
International Homecoming Festival
Find fireworks, a soda drinking contest, cardboard canoe racing, outdoor movies, lots of food, and a parade at this festival with dual nationality! International Homecoming FestivalAll over Calais, ME, .
Skowhegan State Fair
This State Fair has demolition derbies, harness racing, a safari zoo and carnival rides from Fiesta Shows, plus much more! Skowhegan State FairSkowhegan Fairgrounds Skowhegan, ME, .
Wings Over Wiscasset
Wow this one ends with fireworks! During the day you’ll find historical events, hands on activities with planes, pilots and even a pancake breakfast! Wings Over Wiscasset Wiscasset, ME, .
Muskie Fishing Derby
You can fish just for the heck of it, or you can try and win a truck (given that you beat the state record). Good luck! Muskie Fishing Derby Fort Kent, ME, .
Winter Harbor Lobster Festival
This one’s got you covered from pancake breakfast to lobster dinner, with lots of fun in between! Boat races, craft fair, parade and more! 6am-5:30pm. Winter Harbor Lobster FestivalVarious Locations Winter Harbor, ME, .
Moon Viewing at the Penobscot Narrows Observatory
Come to the tallest bridge observatory in the world so you can see the moon a bit closer! Is it really made of cheese? 8-10pm. Moon Viewing at the Penobscot Narrows ObservatoryFort Knox Prospect, ME, .
Art in the Park
Or come to this juried art show, where your kids can get their faces painted and make art while you shop around. 9am-5pm. Art in the ParkMill Creek Park, Broadway and Ocean St South Portland, ME, .
Wings and Wheels Spectacular
I’ve been to this museum of airplanes and vehicles. It’s world-class. More than 400 classic cars will be on display! Wings and Wheels SpectacularOwls Head Transportation Museum Owls Head, ME, .
Winslow Blueberry Festival
Come for the blueberry pancake breakfast, stay for the pie, hot dogs, and giant yard sale. It’s the Winslow Blueberry Festival! Winslow Blueberry Festival Winslow, ME, .
Attean Memorial Powwow
This is two full days of native dancers, drummers, craft vendors, singers & traditional food booths. Now that’s a pow wow! Attean Memorial PowwowMaine Wildlife Park Gray, ME, .
Acadian Festival
Try your luck in the potato picking contest, or enjoy the music, art, food, and culture at this Acadian Festival. Acadian FestivalVarious Locations Madawaska, ME, .
Outdoor Sporting Heritage Day
Here’s a fly casting competition, with plenty of games for kids and hands-on exhibits for all, not to mention food! 9am-4pm. Outdoor Sporting Heritage DayGuides Clubhouse on Old Skiway Road, Carry Road Rangeley, ME, .
Lobster Feed and Foot Stompin
An amazing dinner featuring lobster, steak and steamers plus live music and a fun atmosphere. Sounds like a foot stompin good time! Lobster Feed and Foot Stompin Pittsburg, NH, .
The Androscoggin Source to the Sea Trek
Join other paddling enthusiasts on this not-so-short trip. There are many joining points. Hit their link to learn more! The Androscoggin Source to the Sea TrekUmbagog National Wildlife Refuge Headquarters Errol, NH, .
Freedom Old Home Week
Ever built a cardboat boat? Give it a try at this festival that also has mountain hikes, luncheons and a 5K race. Freedom Old Home WeekAll over Freedom, NH, .
Accordions Now! Music Festival
The performances, workshops and group dinners revolve around accordions, of course. Oh, you get to try (and buy) the instruments too! Accordions Now! Music FestivalCourtyard Nashua Nashua, NH, .
Alton Old Home Days 5K race
This is a 5K race to celebrate The Alton Old Home Days. They’ll have refreshments at the end, so you might want to finish the race. 9am. Alton Old Home Days 5K raceVarious Locations Alton, NH, .
Love Your Lakes Day and Antique Boat Parade
Find music, food and activities. The main event is an antique boat parade. 10am-2pm. Love Your Lakes Day and Antique Boat ParadeLSPA Learning Center, Sunapee Harbor Sunapee, NH, .
Children’s Festival and Talent Competition
This children’s festival is conveniently right when most of us are working, Monday to Friday, and includes a giant costume competition. Well, it’s free and I guess at least your kids are on vacation. Children's Festival and Talent CompetitionHampton Beach Seashell Hampton Beach, NH, .
Addison Country Fair & Field Days
Check out Vermont’s largest agricultural fair and enjoy the children’s barnyard, kiddie rides, crafts, live entertainment, midway and parade! Addison Country Fair & Field Days New Haven, VT, .
Vermont Summer Festival Horse Show
Wow! This is a full six weeks of Top Equestrian Competition! Watch beautiful horses racing and jumping, hit the boutiques, and enjoy a delicious meal. Vermont Summer Festival Horse ShowHarold Beebe Farm East Dorset, VT, .
Phlox Festival
Enjoy garden tours, cutflower displays and Phlox in bloom, all at this 1940’s nursery and greenhouse. Phlox FestivalPerennial Pleasures Nursery East Hardwick, VT, .
Vermont Festival of the Arts
This festival lasts a whole month and has more than 100 quality art events. Find walks, interactive displays, music, kids activities and more! Vermont Festival of the ArtsVarious Locations Waitsfield, VT, .
Lake Champlain Maritime Festival
Celebrate Lake Champlain in all its glory! Explore the shore and many activities like boat building, live music, and great local food. Lake Champlain Maritime FestivalWaterfront Park Burlington, VT, .
Music on the Green
Bring your own food and have a picnic while ‘The Blue Flames’ steel drum band performs on the Weston Green. 5-7pm. Music on the GreenWeston Green Weston, VT, .
Stowe Antique and Classic Car Meet
This car show will have antique vehicles, a ‘fashion show’, street dance, food and automotive flea market! Stowe Antique and Classic Car MeetNichols Field, Route 100 Stowe, VT, .
Pirate 5k Walk/Run
Dress like a pirate and claim your treasure! But only the fastest buccaneer will get away with it! Pirate 5k Walk/RunWaterfront Park, Lake St Burlington, VT, .
Summer Art in the Park Festival
Another art show, where vendors will show their good stuff. There will be music, food and games for kids too. Summer Art in the Park FestivalMain Street Park, Routes 4 & 7 Rutland, VT, .
Outdoor Theatre
 Outdoor Theatre & More – click map above to set region Tue 8/5 Wed 8/6 Thu 8/7 Fri 8/8 Sat 8/9 Sun 8/10 Mon 8/11 Tue 8/12
Salsa in the ParkBoston, MA

Mondays at 6-9pm.
Blackstone Community Center more
Free outdoor folk dancingLexington, MA

Times vary.
Various more
Sunday Parkland GamesCambridge, MA

Sundays at 3:30-6pm.
The parklands along Memorial Drive near the Weeks Footbridge more
Charles River Conservancy Parkland GamesAllston, MA

Sundays at 3:30-6pm.
Memorial Drive at JFK Street more
Jacob’s Pillow “Inside/Out” PerformancesBecket, MA

Wednesdays – Saturdays at 6:15pm.
Henry J. Leir Stage at the breathtaking Marcia and Seymour Simon Performance Space, 413-243-0745. more
Plays in the Park (for kids)Boston, MA

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

Tuesdays at 7-9:30pm.
Copley Square more
Shakespeare on the Common: Twelfth NightBoston, MA

Tuesdays thru Saturdays @ 8pm; Sundays @ 7pm; Matinee: Saturday, July 26th @ 3pm.
Parkman Bandstand, Boston Common more
Commonwealth Shakepeare (Boston Common)Boston, MA

Fridays (8/1, 8/8) ; Saturday (8/9) & Sunday (8/10).
Parkman Bandstand, Boston Common more
Burlington Children’s ShowsBurlington, MA

Mondays 6:30pm on town common, Thursdays 1pm at Simonds Park.
Various, 781-270-1695. more
Playhouse in the ParkBoston, MA

11am , 6pm.
Shattuck Picnic Grove more
Fort Independence Twilight Skyline ViewingBoston, MA

Thursdays 7pm-dusk.
Castle Island, 781-575-0354. more
Momentum Theatre TroupeCambridge, MA

Various more
Commonwealth Shakepeare CompanyBoston, MA

8pm; Aug 1 until 10 – 5:30pm.
Georges Island more
Waterfront Performing Arts SeriesBoston, MA

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

Tues thru Sat at 8pm ; Sundays at 7pm.
Parkman Bandstand, Boston Common more
Concord Community PlayersConcord, MA

Monday – Thursday:8:30am to 3:30pm daily Friday: 8:30am through show time!
The Players’ Studio on Josiah Bartlett Road more
Summer Children’s ShowsNorth Andover, MA

Tues&Thurs 10am.
Town Common more
Theater on the Green & Family Concerts @ ReadingReading, MA

Kids theatre Wed, 3-4pm.
Bandstand at Memorial Park, 781-942-9075. more
OrpheusNewburyport, MA

2014:Sat, Sun 4pm.
Maudslay State Park, Curzon Mill Rd., 978-465-2572. more
Shakespeare at Lynn Woods: Much Ado About NothingLynn, MA

Sat&Sun No time listed.
Lynn Woods Pennybrook Entrance, Walnut Street more
Outdoor Stage for Families & ChildrenVineyard Haven, MA

Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays at 5pm.
Tisbury Amphitheater, State Road, 508-693-6450. more
Worcester Shakespeare FestivalWorcester, MA

Thurs-Sat 8pm, Sun 2pm.
Memorical Grove Amphitheatre, Green Hill Park more
Shakespeare in the ParkWesterly, RI

Tuesdays to Sundays at 8:00 pm until August 17th.
Wilcox Park, 401-596-7909. more
Prescott Park Arts FestivalPortsmouth, NH

Prescot Park, Marcy St at Mechanic St, 603-436-2848. more
Momentum Theatre TroupeNew London, NH

Town Commons more
Summer Evenings at Treworgy PlanetariumMystic, CT

Fridays at 8:30pm.
Treworgy Planetarium, 75 Greenmanville Ave more
Family CampfiresFranklin, CT

Blue Slope, 138 Blue Hill Road, 860-642-6413. more more
Ocean Beach Park Classic Car Cruise NightNew London, CT

Mondays at 6pm.
Ocean Beach Park more
Putnam’s RiverfirePutnam, CT

sunset; one day only.
Rotary Park more
Shakespeare on the Shoreline: Much Ado About NothingGuilford, CT

Guilford Green, 203-453-3890. more
Fireworks In The SquareOld Orchard Beach, ME

Thursdays at 9:45pm approx.
The Pier, 2 Old Orchard St more
Shakespeare in the ParkKennebunk, ME

Lafayette Park, Storer St, 646-360-3260. more more
Momentum Theatre TroupeWoodstock, VT

United Universalist Church more
A Midsummer Nights DreamBurlington, MA

Sat & Sun at 6pm.
Knight Point State Park, 802-372-8400. more
Outdoor Movies
 Outdoor Movies – click map above to set region Mon 8/4 Tue 8/5 Wed 8/6 Thu 8/7 Fri 8/8 Sat 8/9 Sun 8/10 Mon 8/11
Screen on the GreenCambridge, MA

Wednesdays at 7pm.
Various parks, 617-349-6200. more
WBZ Free Friday FlicksBoston, MA

Fridays at various times.
Various Locations, 617-787-7200. more
Summer in the City at the Boston Harbor HotelBoston, MA

Fridays at various times.
70 Rowes Wharf, 617-439-7000. more more
Burlington Family Movies on the CommonBurlington, MA

Wednesdays; movies start at dusk.
Town Common more
Movie Nights at the BeachRevere, MA

Thursdays (except 6/27), movies at dusk.
Revere Beach, 781-286-8190. more
Movies in the ParksBoston, MA

Sundays at dusk.
Christopher Columbus Waterfront Park, 718-639-6002. more
Magic 106.7 Family Film FestivalBoston, MA

Saturdays ; no time listed yet.
South garden at the Prudential Center more
SomerMovie FeastSomerville, MA

Thursdays at just after sunset.
Seven Hills Park, 617-666-3311. more
Family Movie ManiaWoburn, MA

Tuesdays at dusk.
Library Park more
Christopher Columbus Park Sunday Night MoviesBoston, MA

Sundays at dusk.
Christopher Columbus Waterfront Park, 718-639-6002. more
Winthrop Movies in the ParkWinthrop, MA

various times.
Ingleside Park, 617-846-8243. more
Family Night & Outdoor MovieWoburn, MA

Tuesdays at Dusk.
Library Park more
Mayor Walsh’s Movie NightBoston, MA

Various days at 7:45pm.
Various parks, 617-635-4505. more
Movies in the ParkBoston, MA

Saturdays at 7:30pm.
Billings Field West Roxbury more
CRC Movies in the ParkRoxbury, MA

2014:Saturdays; movies begin at dusk and actvities at 7:30pm. Sometimes Roslindale, West Roxbury.
Various more
Movies in the ParkBrookline, MA

Sundays at 5pm.
Olmsted Park more
Summer in the HighlandsNewton Highlands, MA

Fridays and Sundays; various times.
Movies in the ParkWinthrop, MA

Saturdays at dusk.
Ingleside Park, 617-846-8243. more
Screen on the GreenCambridge, MA

Wednesdays at 7pm.
various locations more
Summer Concerts on the CommonNorwood, MA

Sundays at 7-9pm.
Town Common more
Wellesley Summer Outdoor Movie SeriesWellesley, MA

Thursday at 8pm.
Morses Pond Beach more
Salem Movie in the ParkSalem, MA

Saturdays at dusk.
Various parks more
Movies at Lynch ParkBeverly, MA

Sundays (except 8/9); various time.
Lynch Park more
Waterfront Movie SeriesNewburyport, MA

Wednesdays at 8pm.
Weymouth Summer Outdoor MoviesWeymouth, MA

Thursdays at 8pm.
Ralph Talbot Amphitheatre next to Town Hall, 781-682-6124. more
Movies at Hingham ShipyardHingham, MA

Thursday Nights at Dusk.
Hingham Shipyard more
Movies with the StarsMansfield, MA

Times vary, check town website.
South Common more
Movies in the ParkMarion, MA

Wednesdays ; times vary between 7:45 and 8:45.
Island Wharf more
Easthampton Arts in the ParkEasthampton, MA

Fridays (except 7/19) at 6:30-8pm.
Millside Park, 2 Ferry St, (413) 529-1440. more
Summer Movies SeriesGreenfield, MA

Saturdays; Time:TBD.
The Energy Park more
Movies in the ParkGardner, MA

Fridays at 8pm.
Monument park, 978-632-1900. more
Movies on the BlockProvidence, RI

Thursdays at 7:30pm.
Westminster St at Union St more
Movies on the beachWesterly, RI

Tuesdays at 8:30pm.
Atlantic Beach Park, 401-596-7761 or 401-348-2597. more
Movie Nights at Marina ParkSouth Kingstown, RI

Fridays at 8:15pm.
Marina Park more
Movies on the GreenNorth Conway, NH

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

Mondays at dusk.
near the playground more
Dive-In MovieNashua, NH

Mondays at 8pm.
Centennial Pool / Crown Hill Pool more
Sand Jam & Family Movie NightsFairfield, CT

Dance 6:30, movies begin at dark (8:30 approx.).
Jennings Beach more
Beach Blanket Movie at SunsetNew London, CT

Summer Outdoor MoviesNorwalk, CT

Saturdays at 6pm.
Shady Beach more
Family Movie and Picnic NightsGreenwich, CT

Mondays (picnic: 6:30pm; movie: 7:45pm).
Bendheim Western Greenwich Civic Center, 203-622-7814, 203-622-6472. more
Beach Blanket Movie NightsNew London, CT

Tuesday nights; not free.
Hygenic Art Park, 79 Bank St, 860-443-8001. more more
Friday FlixNew Haven, CT

Fridays at 2-3:30pm.
, 203-946-6768. more
Ben & Jerry’s Summer Movie FestivalWaterbury, VT

1281 Waterbury-Stowe Rd, 802-862-9620. more
Splash TheaterKillington, VT

Wednesdays at 7pm.
Johnson Recreation Center Pool more
Grupo FantasiaAll over

various times.
Various Locations more
Cornfield Mazes
 Cornfield Mazes (Day/Night/Both) – click map above to set region Mon 8/4 Tue 8/5 Wed 8/6 Thu 8/7 Fri 8/8 Sat 8/9 Sun 8/10 Mon 8/11
Fort Hill Farms Corn Maze AdventureThompson, CT

August 9th to Nov. 5th; 10am-10pm daily.
260 Quaddick Road, 860-923-3439. more 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
Beech Hill Farm & Ice Cream StandHopkinton, NH

Daily 11am-dusk. 8/1-10/31. No nights.
107 Beech Hill Road, 603-223-0828. more

Boston’s concert season is rocking this year! Some of the concerts in Boston you can get tickets to online include John Legend at the Blue Hills Bank Pavilion, Fleetwood Mac, teen superstar Justin Bieber and even Tom Petty at Fenway Park. Boston seems to always have lots of events going on, even stuff for the kids like Disney on Ice Frozen at the Fleet Center.

Outdoor Music
 Outdoor Music – click map above to set region Mon 8/4 Tue 8/5 Wed 8/6 Thu 8/7 Fri 8/8 Sat 8/9 Sun 8/10 Mon 8/11
Downtown Boston Brass strolling musiciansBoston, MA

Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 12nn-2pm.
Downtown Crossing more more
Club Passim Summer Concert SeriesCambridge, MA

Thursdays at 1pm.
47 Palmer St. more
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WODS Summer Concert SeriesBoston, MA

TBA for MAY.
Hatch Shell, Esplanade more
Summer Music Series in Norman Leventhal ParkBoston, MA

Tuesdays and Thursdays 12nn-2pm.
Post Office Square, 617-482-2139. more
Kendall Square Concert SeriesCambridge, MA

North Plaza, 300 Athenaeum Street, 617 577-7354. more
Concerts in the Courtyard at Boston Public LibraryBoston, MA

Wednesdays at 6pm & Fridays at 12:30pm.
Central Library in Copley Square, 617-536-5400. more
Titus Sparrow Park Summer Concert SeriesBoston, MA

Wednesdays at 6:30pm.
Titus Sparrow Park, South End, 617-918-5289. more
Summer in the City Entertainment at Boston Harbor HotelBoston, MA

Rowes Wharf, Boston Harbor Hotel more
Burlington Summer ConcertsBurlington, MA

Tuesdays at 6:30pm.
Town Common more
Summer Concerts at The Greenway SessionsBoston, MA

Fridays at 6pm.
Various locations more
MFA Concerts in the CourtyardBoston, MA

Museum of Fine Arts, 617-369-3189. more
Heritage Festivals / Dancing in the ParkNewton, MA

Sundays at 6:30pm (HF); Wednesdays at 7pm (DP).
Various more
Reading “Touch of Class” Family ConcertsReading, MA

Sundays at various times.
Town Hall Common more
Medford Family Network’s Wrights Pond Family ConcertsMedford, MA

Tuesdays at 5:30pm.
Wright’s Pond more
Wright’s Pond Family ConcertsMedford, MA

Tuesdays at 5:30pm.
Wright’s Pond more
Wright’s Pond Family ConcertsMedford, MA

Tuesdays at 5:30pm.
Wright’s Pond more
Summer Concert Series at CantonCanton, MA

Wednesdays at 6:30pm.
Canton High School, 781-821-5030. more
Brookline Summer Concert SeriesBrookline, MA

Wednesdays at 6pm.
Emerson Park more
Tito Puente Latin Music SeriesBoston, MA

Thusdays at 7pm.
Various locations more
Gardner Museum Neighborhood NightsBoston, MA

Thursdays at 5pm.
280 The Fenway, 617-566-1401. more
Sunday Concert Series at RevereRevere, MA

Sundays at 6pm.
American Legion lawn, 281 Broadway more
Sounds of the Garden Summer Concert SeriesBoston, MA

2014:Thursdays (except 7/11) at 6pm.
Various Locations, 617-542-7696. more more
Landmarks Orchestra Summer ConcertsBoston, MA

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

Fridays in July and August; 11am.
Samuel Adams Park, Faneuil Hall more
Dorothy Curran Concert SeriesBoston, MA

Wednesdays at 7pm.
City Hall Plaza more more
Hudson Summer Concerts – Wood ParkHudson, MA

Wednesdays at 6-9pm.
Wood Park, Park Street more
Sundays in Coggshall ParkFitchburg, MA

Sundays at 2-4pm.
Coggshall Park, 978/345-9550. more
Hopkinton Concerts on the CommonHopkinton, MA

Sundays at 5-7pm.
Town Common more
Concerts on the Green, FraminghamFramingham, MA

Fridays at 6:30-8:30pm.
Village Green at Framingham Center, 508-532-5960 ask for “Building Services”-. more
Summer Concerts on the Common, NorwoodNorwood, MA

2014:Sundays at 7pm.
Town Common, Washington St & Nahatan St more
Lexington Bicentennial Band Summer Concert SeriesLexington, MA

Hastings Park Bandstand, Worthen Road at Old Mass Ave, 781-862-0500 x707. more
Wellesley’s Free Concert SeriesWellesley, MA

Wednesdays; no time listed.
Town Hall Green, 781-235-2370. more
Dover Summer Concert SeriesDover, MA

Tuesdays at 7-8pm.
Dover Town Common more
Summer Concert Series at SudburySudbury, MA

Mondays at 7pm.
Haskell Field, 979-639-2356. more
Concerts on the CommonFitchburg, MA

Thursdays at 7:30pm ; no performance on 7/24.
Upper Common more
Art in the Parks, NeedhamNeedham, MA

Thursdays at 7pm.
Memorial Park, 781-455-7521. more
Hudson Summer Concerts – Cellucci ParkHudson, MA

Thursdays 12pm.
Cellucci Park, 37 South Street more
Summer Concert SeriesLexington, MA

Fridays at 6:30pm to dusk.
Lexington Visitors Center, 1875 Massachusetts Ave., 781-862-2480-. more
Concerts on the Common at BedfordBedford, MA

Thursdays at 7pm.
Town Common more
Outdoor Concert at the Sampas PavillionLowell, MA

Mondays 7pm.
Sampas Pavilion more
Summer Concerts on the Common at BillericaBillerica, MA

Tuesdays at 7pm.
Town Common, 978-671-0921. more
Summer Band Concerts & Children’s ShowsNorth Andover, MA

Sundays at 6pm.
Town Common more
Berklee Summer Series at Derby SquareSalem, MA

Second Saturdays from from 5-7pm.
Derby Square more
Salem Free Summer ConcertsSalem, MA

various times.
Salem Square, 336-721-7300. more
Music In Masconomo Park Summer Concert SeriesManchester, MA

2014:Tuesdays at 6-8pm.
Masconomo Park more
Lowell Summer Music SeriesLowell, MA

7:30pm (except 7/25 – 7/27 at various times; 9/6 at 10am).
Boarding House Park more
Summer Beach ConcertsLynn, MA

Thursdays (except 7/26) ; 6-8pm except 7/3: 7-9pm.
Red Rock Park on the beach at Lynn Shore Drive. more
Topsfield Concerts on the CommonTopsfield, MA

Sundays 4-6pm.
Town Common more
Summer Concert Series at DanversDanvers, MA

Danvers Rotary Pavilion, 978-777-0001 x3094. more
North Reading Concert/BBQ SeriesNorth Reading, MA

Wednesdays at 5-8pm.
Ipswich River Park more
Castle Hill Summer Picnic ConcertsIpswich, MA

Castle Hill, 978-356-4351 x4015. more
Summer Concert Series at PeabodySalem, MA

15 Peabody Street more
Summer Concert Series at Soule HomesteadMiddleboro, MA

Saturdays at 6pm.
46 Soule Street more
Plymouth Library Lawn ConcertPlymouth, MA

Thursdays at 1-2pm.except 7/26, 2-3pm.
Summer Concert Series at DartmouthDartmouth, MA

Apponagansett Park more
Foxboro Jaycees ConcertsFoxboro, MA

Thursdays, except 6/11; 7-9pm.
Foxboro Common more
Westport Rivers Winery Concert SeriesWestport, MA

417 Hixbridge Rd, 508-636-3423. more
Musical Mondays at FeatherstoneMartha’s Vinyard, MA

Mondays at 6:30pm.
Featherstone more
Hopedale Summer Band Concert SeriesHopedale, MA

Wednesdays at 7-9pm.
Hopedale Town Park Bandstand, 508-473-8439. more
Grille on the HillWorcester, MA

Thursday at 6 – 8pm.
Worcester Common, 508-799-1400 x3. more
Sterling Summer ConcertsSterling, MA

Mondays and Wednesdays at 6-8pm.
Memorial Park more
Alternatives’ Summer Concert SeriesWhitinsville, MA

Thursdays at 6-8pm.
Alternatives’ Whitin Mill Plaza, 50 Douglas Road, 508-266-6502. more
Sunday Night Concerts at WestfieldWestfield, MA

Sundays at 6-8pm.
Stanley Park more
Musical Moments In Amelia’s GardenWestfield, MA

Tuesdays at 6:30pm.
21 South Broad Street more
Easthampton Arts in the ParkEasthampton, MA

Fridays 6:30-8pm.
Millside Park, 2 Ferry St more
Sunday Night ConcertsWestfield, MA

Beveridge Pavilion Annex, 413-568-9312 x100. more
Concerts at Windsor LakeNorth Adams, MA

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

Tuesdays at 6pm (except 8/3, Sunday at 2pm).
225 South St., 413-458-2303. more
Look Park ConcertsFlorence, MA

2014:Tuesdays at 10am.
Pines Theater, Look Park, 413-584-5457. more
Summer of Love ConcertsOnset, MA

Wednesdays at 6:30pm.
Onset Bandshell more more
Summer Concert Series – OstervilleOsterville, MA

Thursdays at 6-7pm.
Library Lawn more
Concerts in the Park at Buzzards BayBuzzards Bay, MA

Thursdays at 6:30-8:30pm.
Buzzards Bay Park at the Gazebo more
Sundown Concerts at Fruitland MuseumsHarvard, MA

Thursdays at 7:15pm.
102 Prospect Hill Road, 978-456-3924. more
Concerts in the ParksGardner, MA

Saturdays at 6pm.
Monument Park more
Library Summer Concert SeriesProvidence, RI

Starts July 8th.
Knight Memorial Library, 275 Elmwood Avenue, 401-467-2700. more
Newport Music SeriesNewport, RI

Different times, venues and $.
Apponaug Area Improvement Assoc. ConcertWarwick, RI

Thursdays at 6:30-9pm.
Warwick City Hall, 3275 Post Road more
North Kingstown Concert SeriesNorth Kingstown, RI

Tuesdays 7pm.
Various more more
Downtown Sundown SeriesProvidence, RI

Roger Williams Natl Memorial, 282 North Main St more
Monday Night Summer Concerts at Marina ParkSouth Kingstown, RI

Mondays at 6:30pm.
Marina Park more
Concerts under the ElmsProvidence, RI

Thursdays at 6:30pm.
John Brown House Museum more
Concerts Under the ElmsProvidence, RI

Thursdays at 6:30pm.
John Brown House Museum more
Family Night Concert SeriesNewport, RI

Tuesdays at 6pm.
Easton’s Beach, 401-845-5810. more
Free Sunday Summer Concert SeriesSouth Kingstown, RI

2014:Sundays 6-7:30pm.
Village Green more
Summer Concerts at the GazeboNarragansett, RI

Fridays at 6pm.
Gazebo more
Summer Concert SeriesJamestown, RI

Sundays at 6:30-8pm.
Memorial Square, 401-423-7260. more
Conventry Summer Night Concert SeriesCoventry, RI

Sundays at 6pm.
Paine Field, 1277 Main St more
City Hall Concert SeriesPawtucket, RI

Sundays at 6pm.
City Hall Ampitheatre more
Blues on the Beach & Monday Night JamsWesterly, RI

Wenesdays & Mondays at 6pm.
Westerly Town Beach, 365 Atlantic Avenue more
Summer Concert Series at Warwick, RIWarwick, RI

Wednesdays (except 8/2) at 6:30-8pm.
Various parks, 401-738-2000 x6504. more
Wakefield Concert Band Concert SeriesSouth Kingstown, RI

2014:Mondays at 6:30-7:30pm.
Marina Park more
Music All Around Town at Cranston, RICranston, RI

William Hall Library, 1825 Broad St more
Slater Park Concert SeriesPawtucket, RI

Slater Park more
Waterville Concert SeriesWaterville Valley, NH

Various times.
Various more
Merrimack Concert AssociationMerrimack, NH

Wednesdays at 6:30-8:30pm except 7/3.
Abbie Griffin Park Bandstand more
Haddad Bandstand Concerts on Sargent CommonNew London, NH

No time listed.
Whipple Memorial Town Hall, 603-526-4821. more
Henniker Summer Concert SeriesHenniker, NH

2014:Every Tuesday night at 7pm with a BONUS concert on THURSDAY JULY 17th AT 7:30pm.
Bandstand, Community Park, Main St. more
Saint-Gaudens Summer Concert SeriesCornish, NH

Sundays at 2pm.
Little Studio, Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site more
Gilford Community Band Concert SeriesGilford, NH

Wednesdays at 7:30pm (Except 8/23 at 8pm).
Gilford Village Field Weeks Bandstand more
Canobie Talent Search at Canobie Lake ParkSalem, NH

no time listed.
Canobie Lake Park, 603.893.3506. more
Bandstand ConcertsHampton Falls, NH

Wednesdays (except 9/1) at various times.
Town Common more more more
River House Restaurant Concert SeriesPortsmouth, NH

Prescot Park, Marcy St at Mechanic St, 603-436-2848. more
Friends of Stark Park Concert SeriesManchester, NH

Sundays 2-4pm.
Mondays on Lebanon CommonLebanon, NH

Mondays at 7pm.
Colburn Park more
The Summer Music Series at The Governor’s InnRochester, NH

various times.
Rochester Common, 603-332-4120. more
Sounds on the Souhegan Summer Concert SeriesMilford, NH

Wednesdays at 7-8:30pm.
Emerson Park more
Savina Hartwell Memorial Free Summer ConcertTilton, NH

Sundays at 6-8:30pm.
Tilton lsland Park, 603-286-3000. more
Cochecho Arts FestivalDover, NH

various times.
Henry Law Park more more
Sea Shell Stage at Hampton BeachHampton Beach, NH

Everyday at 7pm.
Summer Concert SeriesHancock, NH

Thursdays at 7-8:30pm.
Gazebo, 603-525-4441. more
Music by the Sea Outdoor Concert SeriesRye, NH

Thursdays at 6pm.
Seacoast Science Center, Rt 1A more
Field of Dreams ConcertsSalem, NH

Thursdays at 6:30pm & Saturdays at 2pm.
Field of Dreams more
Arts Jubilee at Cranmore ResortNorth Conway, NH

Thursdays at various times.
Cranmore Ski Resort more
Bedford’s Family Cultural SeriesBedford, NH

Tuesdays at 7pm.
Performance Stage (Pool Complex), 603-472-5242. more
Ocean Beach Park Music SeriesNew London, CT

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

Wednesdays at 7-9pm.
Downtown Southington more
Summer Concerts at IvesDanbury, CT

various times.
Ives Concert Park, 43 Lake Avenue Extension more
Summer Concerts at the Sherman Green GazeboFairfield, CT

various times.
Sherman Green Gazebo more
Music Under the StarsNorth Haven, CT

Tuesdays at 7pm.
North Haven Town Green, 203-331-4120. more
West Haven Summer ConcertsWest Haven, CT

Fridays 7-9pm.
Old Grove Park / West Haven Green more
City Center Concerts on the GreenDanbury, CT

No time listed.
CityCenter more
Concerts in the ParkThompson, CT

Riverside Park more
Manchster Bandshell SeriesManchester, CT

Music Under the StarsNorth Haven, CT

Tuesdays at 7pm.
Town Green more
Summer Concerts at TrumbullTrumbull, CT

Tuesdays at 7pm.
Town Hall Gazebo more
Summer Concert Series at TorringtonTorrington, CT

Tuesdays and Fridays at 7pm except for 8/16 (Saturday).
Coe Memorial Park, Civic Center, 860-489-2274. more
Summer SoundWaves Concert SeriesGroton, CT

Thursday at 6 – 8pm.
Esker Point Beach more
Summer Nights by Harbor Lights Concert SeriesMilford, CT

Fridays at 7pm.
Rotary Pavilion at Fowler Field, 203-878-0681. more more
Summer Concert Series at ThomastonThomaston, CT

Mondays at 7pm.
Seth Thomas Park, South Main St more more
Norwalk Parks Concert ScheduleNorwalk, CT

Fridays at 7pm.
Calf Pasture Beach, 203-854-7806. more
Summer Concert Series at the Veterans Memorial ParkWatertown, CT

Wednesdays at 7pm.
Veterans’ Memorial Park, 570 Nova Scotia Hill Road more
Branford Jazz on the Green SeriesBranford, CT

Thursdays at 6:30pm.
Branford Town Green more
Summer Concert at Dickinson ParkNewtown, CT

Tuesdays at 12:30pm.
Dickinson Memorial Park more more
Summer Concert SeriesRocky Hill, CT

Thursdays (except 8/6) at 6:30-8:30pm.
Veterans Memorial Amphitheater, Elm Ridge Park, 860-258-2772. more
Summer Music FestivalNew Britain, CT

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

40 Jesup Road more
Summer Concert Series at BristolBristol, CT

Tuesdays at 7-8:30pm.
Rockwell Park more
Twilight Concert SeriesNew Haven, CT

Tuesdays at Various times.
NMS Park of the Arts, 100 Audubon St more
Summer Music SundaysMystic, CT

Sundays at 5pm.
Twilight TunesWallingford, CT

Wednesday at 7-9pm.
Wallingford Parade Grounds more
Summer Concert Series at Greenwich, CTGreenwich, CT

204: Wednesdays at 7:15-8:45pm.
Roger Sherman Baldwin Park, 203-861-6100. more
Concert on the Green at Windsor, CTWindsor, CT

Thursdays at 7-9pm.
Town Green more
Guilford Savings Bank Concert SeriesClinton, CT

Thursdays at 6:30-8pm.
Pierson School, Route 1., (860) 669-3889. more
Concerts in the ParkEast Hartford, CT

Thursdays at 6pm.
Town Green, 1047 Main St more
Dixieland Jazz Band Concerts on the SoundGreenwich, CT

Sundays; Departs dock at 4pm, returns 6pm.
Island Beach Ferry more
Kennebunk Weekly Concerts in the ParkKennebunk, ME

Wednesdays 6:30-7:30pm.
Lafayette Park, Storer St. more
Summer Concerts at Norcross PointWinthrop, ME

no time listed yet.
Off Bowdoin/Memorial more
Summer Concert Series at Wells Harbor ParkWells, ME

Saturdays at 6:30pm.
Wells Harbor Park more
Poland Spring Annual Summer Concert SeriesPoland Spring, ME

Mondays (except 8/26) at 7pm.
37 Preservation Way more
Mill Creek Park Summer ConcertsSouth Portland, ME

Wednesdays at 6:30pm.
Mill Creek Park, 207-767-7650. more
Summer in the Parks ConcertsPortland, ME

Wed.: Western Prom Park & Thurs.: Deering Oaks Park & Fort Sumner Park ; various times.
Western Prom Park (mostly) more
Waterfront ConcertsBangor, ME

various times.
Bangor Waterfront Pavilion more
Summer Bandstand Concert SeriesBethel, ME

Bethel Common more
Enosburgh Town Band TuesdaysEnosburgh, VT

Tuesdays at 7:30-8:30pm.
Lincoln park more
Island Pond’s Friday Night LiveIsland Pond, VT

Pavilion Park more