Events INSIDER: Jun 9-17, 2014

Features & Giveaways
Win: South Pacific
Find yourself lost in the South Pacific without paying an arm and a leg for airfare! We have two pairs of tickets to giveaway for 6/13. Send an email to for a chance to win! Win: South PacificRobinson Theater Waltham, MA, .
Johnny’s Picks
German Car Day at Larz Anderson Museum
If you have a German car, it is welcome to the celebration of German engineering. If you don’t, you may start looking for one after seeing the amazing cars on display. 10-2pm. German Car Day at Larz Anderson MuseumLarz Anderson Auto Museum Brookline, MA, .
Azorean Whaleboat Regatta
Part of the Boston Portuguese Festival, this regatta stands out from other events because the race is made in actual whaleboats owned by the Azorean Maritime Society. After the race you can also enjoy a ride on one of these boats. 11am. Azorean Whaleboat RegattaMIT Pierce Boathouse Cambridge, MA, .
Gay Pride Day Parade
Boston’s pride is on full display, both in this colorful parade and the celebration at City Hall Plaza that follows. Live music and an open, inclusive vibe means a fun day for all! 11am. Gay Pride Day ParadeCopley Sq Boston, MA, .
Battle of Bunker Hill Day Parade
Head to Charlestown for a parade that commemorates the famous Battle of Bunker Hill. See colonial militia, a wreath laying, and then check out the Bunker Hill museum and the USS Constitution for free! 12:30pm. Battle of Bunker Hill Day ParadeBunker Hill Monument, Monument Square Charlestown, MA, .
Boston Dyke March
Only a bit smaller than the Pride Parade. Just like its bigger brother, it’s open to everyone and filled with fun events, live performances and friendly people. 6pm. Boston Dyke MarchBoston College Boston, MA, .
Dedham Flag Day Parade
Celebrate the stars and stripes of Old Glory at this evening parade through Dedham. How better to celebrate our flag’s 237th birthday? 6pm. Dedham Flag Day ParadeDowntown Dedham, MA, .
Moonlight Paddle on the Charles River
When the sun sets, the Charles River really comes alive. You won’t miss anything with this slow paced, guided tour of the local wildlife and history. 7pm. Moonlight Paddle on the Charles RiverBroad Meadow Brook Wildlife Sanctuary Newton, MA, .
Quincy Flag Day Parade & Fireworks
Keep your eye on that grand ol’ flag at Quincy’s Flag Day celebration. Watch the parade and then eyes to the sky for a flyover and fireworks show! 7pm. Quincy Flag Day Parade & FireworksCharles River Canoe & Kayak Quincy, MA, .
Walker Stalker Con: Boston
Whether you’re one of the undead or just trying to stay a step ahead of the zombies, this con has events, panels, and experiences for everyone. It’s a no-brainer! Walker Stalker Con: BostonThe Westin Boston Waterfront Boston, MA, .
Greek Fest Woburn
This Greek Fest brings a piece of Greece to the States. Enjoy real traditional Greek food, and join the dancing that characterizes festivals like this one. Oppaaa! Greek Fest WoburnGreek Orthodox Church Woburn, MA, .
Dance for World Community Festival
Dancing teachers, enthusiasts and newbies will all enjoy this one. Interactive performances all day and classes available for everyone, with the goal of strengthening our community. Dance for World Community FestivalFranklin Park Zoo & Stone Zoo Cambridge, MA, .
Wings and Wheels
There’s a world class airplane museum in New England, but they’re not open all the time. This is your chance to see Michael Andretti’s 1995 Lola/Ford XB race winning car. Or, you might want to take a flight in the Stearman and T-6 Texan! 8:30-4:30pm. Wings and WheelsCollings Foundation Stow, MA, .
Model Rocket Launch at Sudbury
What’s better than launching your model rocket into the skys? Launching it with lots of other model rocket fanatics. Rain date Sunday. 9:30am. Model Rocket Launch at SudburyDavis Field Sudbury, MA, .
Printing Arts Fair
What? Steamroller printing sounds awesome! (just watch out where you put your fingers) Learn about old-school printing and bookbinding. There will also be activities and an antiques fair! Printing Arts FairThe Museum of Printing North Andover, MA, .
Murder Mystery Dinner Train
One does not usually expect someone to die after a nice fancy dinner on a train. Come solve this interesting murder mystery case. 6pm. Murder Mystery Dinner TrainConway Scenic Railway North Conway, NH, .
Rhode Island Scottish Highland Festival
Bring your Bonnie Knees to this Scottish Highland Festival, and you may just go home a winner. With competitions, games, music and food offered all day, there are no losers! 9-5pm. Rhode Island Scottish Highland FestivalWashington County Fairgrounds, Richmond Townhouse Rd. Richmond, RI, .
Outdoor movies!
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Outdoor Theatre!
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Outdoor concerts!
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Find 16 New England Regions on Twitter
Hey! I’ve split my Twitter feed into 17 regions so that you can REALLY get just the events close to home, or pick what you like. Please check it out and add me to a ‘Twitter list’ too (google it). Find 16 New England Regions on Twitter All Over, , .
National Get Outdoors Day
I’m serious, people: summer is outdoor time! Go AFK for a while and enjoy the many activities, both traditional and unique planned all over. National Get Outdoors Day All Overspan>, , .
Also Fun
Summer Squared Series: Intro to Modern Dance
Here’s a chance to learn the basics of modern dance in one night for just ten bucks. It’s for fun, so relax and let your body do the talking. Summer Squared Series: Intro to Modern DanceThe Cambridge Center Cambridge, MA, .
MIT Inventions
Many MIT students are known for their contributions to society over the years. Check out what current students have been up to, see their inventions on display. MIT InventionsMIT Museum Boston, MA, .
Arts Fest Beverly
This is a juried art expo with lots of vendors, but at least it’s outdoors and features art-on-the-spot creations in addition to music, food, and other entertainment. 10-4pm. Arts Fest BeverlyDowntown, Cabot Street Beverly, MA, .
Arlington Feast of the East
First of all: Free slush, popcorn, and cotton candy! This is a merchant fair where restaurants and vendors offer their goodies in the streets. Features live entertainment and games for kids. 11-3pm. Arlington Feast of the East Arlington, MA, .
Squeezebox Slam
Accordionists will stroll around Somerville, ultimately congregating in Davis Square for a concert featuring the area’s best squeezebox players! 12-6pm. Squeezebox SlamPark Street Somerville, MA, .
Chelsea Art Walk
Chelsea Art walk is a variation of the popular Open Studios kind of event. This one supports local artists, and features music, theatre and historical exhibits for free. 12-6pm. Chelsea Art WalkVarious Locations Chelsea, MA, .
Play Day: A Community Party
Get Father’s Day started a day early with this free and fun event for the whole family. Play dress-up, complete a scavenger hunt, eat delicious snacks, and dance to the music! 1-4pm. Play Day: A Community PartyAgassiz Baldwin Community Cambridge, MA, .
Film Screening: A Will for the Woods
We all think about our mortality every now and then, but here’s a peek inside the world of green burials, and how your last wishes can help keep the planet healthy. 1pm. Film Screening: A Will for the WoodsMount Auburn Cemetery Cambridge, MA, .
Sunday Fun in the Park
Join the fun at Fiedler Field. There will be games, music, fishing and arts and crafts. Just because Sunday is a day of rest doesn’t mean you can’t have a little fun! 2-4pm. Sunday Fun in the ParkFiedler Field, One David G Mugar Way Boston, MA, .
Full Moon Tours: What the Butler Said
What was it like to serve on a mansion back in 1800? The words of Robert Roberts shed some light on the topic, as does the full moon. 7:30pm. Full Moon Tours: What the Butler SaidGore Place Waltham, MA, .
Family Pride Night at Fenway Park
Pride Night at Fenway Park is back for its second year. Cheer on the Sox and celebrate the vibrant community that is definitely a part of Red Sox Nation. 7-10pm. Family Pride Night at Fenway ParkFenway Park Boston, MA, .
Masterworks Chorale Summer Sings
Summer Sings kicks off with Mozart’s Requiem, and you’re invited to sing along. Whether you’re a professional singer or like to sing in the shower, let your voice be heard! 8pm. Masterworks Chorale Summer SingsNoble and Greenough School Dedham, MA, .
Franciscan Hospital for Children’s Heart Break Hill 5K Run and Walk
Here’s a chance to conquer Heartbreak Hill for a good cause, while avoiding about 23 miles of the Boston Marathon. 9am. Franciscan Hospital for Children's Heart Break Hill 5K Run and WalkAlong the Charles River Chestnut Hill, MA, .
The Fork in the Road Food Truck Festival
Food trucks have taken over the Boston area, providing fun and fresh food options to the masses. The Fork in the Road Festival brings 15 of the best together in one place with music and refreshments for all to enjoy. The Fork in the Road Food Truck FestivalBlue Hills Bank Pavilion Boston, MA, .
PUPPET Palooza
This series of events proves that in the right hands, puppetry is stronger than ever. Catch incredible performances, and even make your own puppet. All events are free. PUPPET PaloozaPuppet Showplace Theater Brookline, MA, .
Winthrop Seaside Striders 5K Foot Race
Winthrop may be small, but they squeezed in a 5K for your enjoyment, health, and to help Winthrop Parks & Recreation. Winthrop Seaside Striders 5K Foot RaceWinthrop High School Winthrop, MA, .
Dragon Boat Festival
An old tradition transforms into an exciting sporting and culture event at the Dragon Boat Festival! Watch the boats, check out the arts and crafts, and enjoy the food! Dragon Boat FestivalMIT Pierce Boathouse Cambridge, MA, .
1st Person Plural
1st Person Plural is a night of long-form storytelling featuring Regi Carpenter, an award winning performance artist and coach, and ending with an open story slam competition between five storytellers. 1st Person PluralClub Passim Cambridge, MA, .
Doubles, Demons, and Dreamers
Doubles, Demons, and Dreamers is a live art festival of comedy, drag and solo performance. Not only will you laugh, but you’ll see the world in a different light. Doubles, Demons, and DreamersBoston Center for the Arts Boston, MA, .
Waltham Riverfest
You’ll find live music, canoes and kayaks (day and night!), a pet parade, and plenty of art at this town-wide River Festival. Waltham Riverfest Waltham, MA, .
Father’s Day at the Zoo
Let’s do it differently this time: Instead of dad taking the kids to the zoo, why don’t the kids take dad to the zoo? Free admission to all dads at both the Franklin Park Zoo and the Stone Zoo. Father's Day at the ZooEast Street next to the Middle School Boston, MA, .
Walk for Homeless Children 2014
Homeless children need your help. We can all talk the talk, but can you walk the walk? My Father’s House hopes you will join them and make a difference. 9am. Walk for Homeless Children 2014Sampas Pavilion, Pawtucket Blvd Lowell, MA, .
Free Bluegrass Concert
The event tent is up and ready for a fun night of free bluegrass music. What better way to welcome a beautiful summer weekend? 6:30pm. Free Bluegrass ConcertLongfellow’s Wayside Inn Sudbury, MA, .
Father’s Day Road Race and Family Fun Walk
Walk with your dad through the streets of North Easton, or race him for all the glory! Afterwards enjoy a festive post-race party with lots of prizes. 7:30am. Father's Day Road Race and Family Fun WalkChildren’s Museum in Easton North Easton, MA, .
Wakefield Festival By the Lake
This festival is vendor driven, but all crafts are made locally, no imports allowed. There are games and food, and it’s only 10 miles away from Boston, not to mention on the shore of a beautiful lake,. 10-4pm. Wakefield Festival By the LakeHarvard Square Wakefield, MA, .
Schooner Challenge
It’s a series of on board competitions like knot tying, sail raising and more! Sounds really fun, but this fundraiser’s tickets cost $40. 6-8pm. Schooner ChallengeEssex Shipbuilding Museum Essex, MA, .
Topsfield Strawberry Festival
This fundraiser event probably has more strawberries than we could eat together. And that’s GOOD! Enjoy shortcake or bowls of the red fruit with whipped cream. Live music, kids activities, art and books for sale as well! Topsfield Strawberry FestivalSeven Hills Park Topsfield, MA, .
Antiquarian Hearth & Home Tours
This is a self-guided tour through popular private houses with historical significance. It’ll cost you $35, but you do get to enjoy English Tea in one of the gardens. 10-4pm. Antiquarian Hearth & Home ToursHedge House Museum Plymouth, MA, .
Art on the Green
Showcasing the work of more than 80 of the region’s finest artists, this event offers plenty of shopping opportunities, fun for kids, and free face painting! 10am-4pm. Art on the GreenThe Village Green, The Pinehills Plymouth, MA, .
South Shore Art Center’s Arts Festival
This is an outdoor juried arts fest that includes live music and performances, a youth art exhibit, demonstrations, and activities for the kids. South Shore Art Center's Arts FestivalCoddington Street Cohasset, MA, .
Full Moon Family Hike
What is June’s Strawberry Moon all about, anyway? Find out as you explore Broad Meadow Brook by foot and lunar light. 8:30-10pm. Full Moon Family HikeBoston Common Gazebo Worcester, MA, .
Music and Art Weekend at Old Sturbridge Village
By music and art, they mean NINETEENTH CENTURY music and art! A whole weekend full of period entertainments. It’s more than 50 different spectacles, so you won’t get bored. Music and Art Weekend at Old Sturbridge VillageOld Sturbridge Village Sturbridge, MA, .
Father’s Day Meet at the Pioneer Valley Live Steamers
The Pioneer Valley Live Steamers (train enthusiasts, not clams) invite the public to their Spring Meet this weekend. Father's Day Meet at the Pioneer Valley Live SteamersPioneer Valley Live Steamers Southwick, MA, .
Splash-tacular Weekend at Davis Farmland
If you leave Davis Farmland’s SPLASH-tacular weekend with dry clothes, you did it wrong. Hit the slip and slide and New England’s largest zero-depth water spray park. Dads are free on Father’s Day! Splash-tacular Weekend at Davis FarmlandDavis Farmland Sterling, MA, .
West Side’s Taste of the Valley
This is not your average restaurant tasting event. There is also a midway with games and rides, a petting zoo, and live music providing fun for the whole family! West Side's Taste of the ValleyLake Quannapowitt West Springfield, MA, .
Around the Sound Cruise
This cruise not only takes a gorgeous route around Vineyard sound, it also retraces the course of a historical voyage with narration and has free appetizers! Around the Sound CruiseFalmouth Museums on the Green Falmouth, MA, .
Bloomsday Celebration
This event revolves around James Joyce’s novel Ulysses, with readings, music and some play-acting. If you’re a fan of the book, this event is for you! 7pm. Bloomsday CelebrationCultural Center South Yarmouth, MA, .
Block Island Music Festival
This 6 day music festival sounds great: Free food for the attendees, awesome musical performances, and a grassroots, organic feel. Block Island Music FestivalCaptain Nick’s Rock N’ Roll Bar Block Island, RI, .
Strawberry Festival at Smith’s Castle
Once you’ve sampled the shortcake and learned about the local wild strawberry, there is plenty more to eat and enjoy, like meat pies, puppets, and pony rides. 12-4pm. Strawberry Festival at Smith's CastleSmith’s Castle North Kingstown, RI, .
Gaspee Project at WaterFire
From flash mob to freedom! WaterFire takes history to social media, ‘uncovering’ the long-lost tweets of the revolution. Follow along using #wfgaspee, or come down to Providence for live reenactments, tours, and open houses around the city. 12pm. Gaspee Project at WaterFireVarious Locations Providence, RI, .
Father’s Day Bike Ride at Fort Adams
At least you know how to ride without training wheels now! Take dad on a Father’s Day bike ride through Fort Adams State Park. 8am. Father's Day Bike Ride at Fort AdamsFort Adams State Park Newport, RI, .
Gaspee Fireworks
We can only imagine how cool it was to see the Gaspee burning down in 1772. 242 years later we celebrate with fireworks, which may be even cooler. At dusk. Gaspee FireworksSalters Grove, Narragansett Parkway Warwick, RI, .
Gaspee Days Colonial Encampment
Do you have what it took to live the colonial military life? This encampment will let you know what it was like to be out there on the battlefield. Gaspee Days Colonial EncampmentPawtuxet Park, Narragansett Parkway Warwick, RI, .
Providence Preservation Society’s Festival of Historic Houses
Check out some of Providence’s most representative houses. They’re truly architectural masterpieces and hold a lot of history as well. This year, a historic industrial mill complex converted into live, work and retail space is featured. Providence Preservation Society's Festival of Historic HousesTopsfield Common Providence, RI, .
Lupine Festival
Music, museums, tours, and delicious foods are all things complimented by flowers. Celebrate the beautiful Lupine in the mountains of New Hampshire. Lupine FestivalSugar Hill, Route117 Main Street Lincoln, NH, .
Hampton Beach Catamaran Regatta
It’s two days of sailing, racing and having fun. Even if you’re just watching, you’re at a beautiful beach with the races just off the shore. Hampton Beach Catamaran Regatta Hampton Beach, NH, .
Review: Amaluna by Cirque du Soleil
Cirque du Soleil is everyone’s favorite arty circus. Click for our review! Review: Amaluna by Cirque du SoleilMarine Industrial Park Boston, MA, .
Class Act at OBERON
Class Act comes to OBERON on Father’s Day, June 15, at 4 pm — is a tap dance ode to the 1920s and ’30s inspired by Vaudeville, crime noir, Fred Astaire, and The Great Gatsby. Class Act at OBERONOberon Theatre Cambridge, MA, .
Review: Into the Woods
Your favorite fairy tale characters will get chewed up and spit out in this epic mashup, will there be a happy ending? Into the WoodsThe Lyric Stage Boston, MA, .
The Tempest
This performance of a Shakespeare classic gets even better with the addition of magic straight from the secrets of Teller of Penn and Teller! The TempestLoeb Drama Center Cambridge, MA, .
Review: Gideon’s Knot
Gideon’s Knot is essentially the most intense parent-teacher conference ever. Luckily, none of us is the student being discussed. Gideon's KnotStanford Calderwood Pavilion at the Boston Center for the Arts Boston, MA, .
Review: Smart People
Are we born into stereotypes? This witty and intelligent play explores the idea by exploring the lives of four smart and interesting characters. Smart PeopleSouth End / Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA Boston, MA, .
Boston Festival of Bands
Hosted by the Metropolitan Wind Society, seven ensembles take turns delighting Faneuil Hall for an hour with brass, wind, and other classic instruments. 1pm. Boston Festival of BandsFaneuil Hall Boston, MA, .
Concert in the Round
You have to be kidding me! At this concert you can sit in the middle of the orchestra playing, and also move around as you please. Just be careful and don’t trip and fall. Classical music just got better. 7pm. Concert in the RoundCary Hall Lexington, MA, .
Move on the Cha-Cha’s
Some people waltz through life, but to really dance through it? The Bubbe claims it is the secret to graceful aging, and aims to prove it in Move on the Cha-Cha’s. 8pm. Move on the Cha-Cha'sArsenal Centre for the Arts Watertown, MA, .
Eating My Garbage
This hourlong comedy explores a thousand varieties of personal failure. All I can say is that this monologue is not one of those failures! Eating My GarbageDavis Square Theatre Somerville, MA, .
Pattern of Life
Explore the realities of drone warfare through the eyes of both a pilot and a villager on the ground, as they come to terms with the death of a young boy. Pattern of LifeBoston University Theatre, Lane-Comley Studio 210 Boston, MA, .
If you’ve ever wanted to give your superior a piece of your mind, Oleanna may be just the play for you. See for yourself this weekend! OleanaUnity Church Somerville, MA, .
Dancing Wilde
Two of Oscar Wilde’s well-known fairy tales, The Birthday of the Infana and The Young King, get adapted for movement in Dancing Wilde. Dancing WildeBoston Playwrights’ Theatre Boston, MA, .
Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living in Paris
The name of this show may be a mouthful, but it is the lyrics of this Belgian genius’s world-famous songs that will truly capture your attention. Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living in ParisThe Gloucester Stage Company Gloucester, MA, .
Lost River Gorge Evening Lantern Tours
Experience the caves and gorges of Lost River under a new light…attached to your forehead. That’s right, it’s a nighttime lantern walk, and it ends with s’mores. Lost River Gorge Evening Lantern ToursLost River Gorge and Boulder Caves North Woodstock, NH, .
Pollyanna Day
Turn that frown upside down before you join in the festivities of Pollyanna Day! Rub the statue’s bronze hightops for good luck and good cheer, and enjoy food, fun and friendly folks all over Littleton. 1pm. Pollyanna DayCohasset Town Common Littleton, NH, .
Father’s Day Special at the Conway Scenic Railroad
Dad will ride for free at Conway Scenic Railroad, when accompanied by a child. All aboard for a day of fun on the rails with dad! Father's Day Special at the Conway Scenic RailroadConway Scenic Railroad North Conway, NH, .
Gardenfest at Florence Griswold Museum
Gardenfest celebrates nature with multiple events in and around their historic gardens, including everything from special events to family activities. Free with admission. Gardenfest at Florence Griswold MuseumFlorence Griswold Museum Old Lyme, CT, .
Barnum Festival
With three parades, competitions, fireworks and concerts, the Barnum Festival has something for everyone during this two week celebration! Barnum FestivalVarious Locations Bridgeport, CT, .
Connecticut Early Music Festival
This major annual festival opens this year with the tragic opera Dido and Aeneas. Just because it’s sad doesn’t mean it’s not beautiful. Connecticut Early Music FestivalVarious Locations New London, CT, .
Tom Sawyer Day
The Mark Twain House & Museum is fixin’ to fill your 10 gallon hat with 10 gallons of fun at this year’s wild-west themed Tom Sawyer Day! Music, magic, arts and crafts, food, and more! 10-4pm. Tom Sawyer DayMark Twain House Hartford, span itemprop=’region’>CT, .
Butterfly Pavilion
You won’t have to chase butterflies at Hart’s Greenhouse during their annual Butterfly Pavillion. Let them come to you and enjoy their beauty. 10am-5pm. Butterfly PavilionHart’s Greenhouse and Florist Norwich, CT, .
Strawberry Fest at Lyman Orchards
At this Strawberry Fest you’ll be able to harvest your own fruits! There will be fun activities for everyone like pie eating contests and pony rides. 8-4pm. Strawberry Fest at Lyman OrchardsLyman Orchards Middlefield, CT, .
Mystic Sea Music Festival
Sea music performances are not only about music, but about what you see too. Enjoy 4 days of dance performances, great musicians and food. The best thing is that you don’t get seasick while on this fun journey. 9-5pm. Mystic Sea Music FestivalMystic Seaport Mystic, CT, .
Fairfield County Irish Festival
Enjoy the Irish culture through step dancing, music, a marketplace, and lots of food under the four tents of this festival. Fairfield County Irish FestivalFairfield University Campus Fairfield, CT, .
Goshen Stampede
You don’t often find two rodeos and two demolition derbies at one New England event. The Goshen Stampede also offers truck pulls, a petting zoo, food, music and fireworks! Goshen StampedeGoshen Fair Grounds Goshen, CT, .
Sunken Garden Poetry Festival
This wonderful garden is holding a poetry event with Kevin Young, a man some consider a leading poet of his generation. You can even bring a picnic or purchase food on site. Sunken Garden Poetry FestivalHill-Stead Museum Farmington, CT, .
CT Open House Day
Connecticut is all connected, at least during CT Open Day House. Museums, theatres, art galleries and historical attractions will be open and free to the public for a whole day. This will be statewide, you just need to find out which venues will participate. CT Open House DayVarious Locations, All Over All Over, , .
International Festival of Arts and Ideas
This festival features a series of performances, across New Haven, most of which are free! Enjoy the arts and activities, and come away with new ideas about the world around us. International Festival of Arts and IdeasVarious Locations New Haven, CT, .
Guest Operator Weekend
Get your conductor’s hat and get ready to be a Guest Operator of a streetcar or subway train! You’ll learn the basics and set off for an adventure! 10:30am-4:30pm. Guest Operator WeekendThe Shore Line Trolley Museum East Haven, CT, .
Maine Blues Fest
The Maine Blues Festival is not only about music, it’s also a celebration of summertime food! Enjoy more than 40 bands, great food, and local crafts for sale. Maine Blues FestVarious Locations Naples, ME, .
Margaretta Days Festival
Party like it’s 1775 at this revolutionary encampment celebrating America’s first Naval battle. Talk to soldiers and townspeople, and shop for a piece of the past to take home with you. 10-3pm. Margaretta Days FestivalUniversity of Maine Machias, ME, .
Hot Rods, Customs, Muscle Cars & Antique Aeroplane Show
The name says it all. What Dad wouldn’t want to spend Father’s Day checking out these hot rods, customs, muscle cars and antique aeroplanes? 9-3pm. Hot Rods, Customs, Muscle Cars & Antique Aeroplane ShowOwls Head Transportation Museum Owls Head, ME, .
French and Indian War Encampment
The French and Indian War helped shape this region and our country. Reenactors at this encampment will show in an interactive fashion what happened back then. This is a great way to learn about history. French and Indian War EncampmentFort McClary State Historic Site, Rt 103 Oldsfields Road Kittery Point, ME, .
Kids Pirate Festival
This is a pirate festival for kids, but it’s never too late to get on a pirate’s costume and have fun! Make crafts, enjoy sing-a-longs, and have a great time. Savvy? Kids Pirate FestivalLake Champlain Maritime Museum Vergennes, VT, .
Vermont Days
Oh Vermont, it is so nice of you to let us enjoy State-owned Historic Sites and State Parks for free. Even if it’s just for a weekend. The free day of fishing is nice too! Vermont DaysVarious Locations, All Over All Over, , .
Quechee Balloon Festival and Crafts Fair
Don’t get distracted by the beer garden at this festival, hot-air balloon and train rides are way more fun. Balloon rides tend to sell-out, so you should book early! Quechee Balloon Festival and Crafts FairMain Green, Route 4 Quechee, VT, .
Outdoor Theatre & More
 Outdoor Theatre & More – click map above to set region Mon 6/9 Tue 6/10 Wed 6/11 Thu 6/12 Fri 6/13 Sat 6/14 Sun 6/15 Mon 6/16
Salsa in the ParkBoston, MA

Mondays at 6-9pm.
Blackstone Community Center more
Shakespeare on the SoundRowayton, CT

7:30pm; NO Monday performances.
Pinkney Park more
Summer Evenings at Treworgy PlanetariumMystic, CT

Fridays at 8:30pm.
Treworgy Planetarium, 75 Greenmanville Ave more
Summer Theatre Festival at Waveny ParkCanaan, CT

Outdoors. Mostly 8pm, but some daytimes too. Different plays, all under an open air tent theatre. This year: South Pacific, Grease, The Little Mermaid, The Cat in the Hat and Pinkalicious! Call for exact dates/performances.
Waveny Park, 203-966-4634. more
Ocean Beach Park Classic Car Cruise NightNew London, CT

Mondays at 6pm.
Ocean Beach Park more
Outdoor Movie
 Outdoor Movies – click map above to set region Mon 6/9 Tue 6/10 Wed 6/11 Thu 6/12 Fri 6/13 Sat 6/14 Sun 6/15 Mon 6/16
America’s Music: A Film History of Our Popular Music from Blues to Bluegrass to BroadwayProvidence, RI

Tuesdays at 6pm.
Providence Public Library more
Movies on the BlockProvidence, RI

Thursdays at 7:30pm.
Westminster St at Union St more
Easthampton Arts in the ParkEasthampton, MA

Fridays (except 7/19) at 6:30-8pm.
Millside Park, 2 Ferry St, (413) 529-1440. 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 6/9 Tue 6/10 Wed 6/11 Thu 6/12 Fri 6/13 Sat 6/14 Sun 6/15 Mon 6/16
Concerts at Windsor LakeNorth Adams, MA

Wednesdays at 6:30pm.
Windsor Lake, 413-664-6180. more
Downtown Boston Brass strolling musiciansBoston, MA

Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 12nn-2pm.
Downtown Crossing more 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
Summer in the City Entertainment at Boston Harbor HotelBoston, MA

Rowes Wharf, Boston Harbor Hotel more more
Zumix ConcertsBoston, MA

Various times.
Piers Park or Bremen St. Park 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
Music Under the StarsNorth Haven, CT

Tuesdays at 7pm.
North Haven Town Green, 203-331-4120. more
Bloomfield Summer Concerts on the GreenBloomfield, CT

Thursdays at 7pm.
Bloomfield Town Hall Green, 860-243-2923. more more
West Haven Summer ConcertsWest Haven, CT

Fridays 7-9pm.
Old Grove Park / West Haven Green more
Cocktails with the WhalesMystic, CT

55 Coogan Blvd, 860-572-5955 ext- 520. more
City Center Concerts on the GreenDanbury, CT

No time listed.
CityCenter more
Music Under the StarsNorth Haven, CT

Tuesdays at 7pm.
Town Green more
Summer Nights by Harbor Lights Concert SeriesMilford, CT

Fridays at 7pm.
Rotary Pavilion at Fowler Field, 203-878-0681. more more
Summer Concerts in the Park at Simsbury, CTSimsbury, CT

various times.
Simsbury Meadows Performing Arts Center on Ironhorse Boulevard more more
Norwalk Parks Concert ScheduleNorwalk, CT

Fridays at 7pm.
Calf Pasture Beach, 203-854-7806. more
Outdoor Concert at the Sampas PavillionLowell, MA

Mondays 7pm.
Sampas Pavilion more
Poland Spring Annual Summer Concert SeriesPoland Spring, ME

Mondays (except 8/26) at 7pm.
37 Preservation Way more
Hudson Summer Concerts – Wood ParkHudson, MA

Wednesdays at 6-9pm.
Wood Park, Park Street more
Acton NARA Park Concerts & TheatreActon, MA

Thursdays at 6:30-8:00pm.
Nara Park, 25 Ledge Rock Way more
Concerts on the CommonFitchburg, MA

Thursdays at 7:30pm ; no performance on 7/24.
Upper Common more
Haddad Bandstand Concerts on Sargent CommonNew London, NH

No time listed.
Whipple Memorial Town Hall, 603-526-4821. more
The Summer Music Series at The Governor’s InnRochester, NH

various times.
Rochester Common, 603-332-4120. more
Middlesex Concert Band RehearsalsWakefield, MA

2014:Thursdays 7:30-9:30pm.
Church, 8 Lafayette St more
Berklee Summer Series at Derby SquareSalem, MA

Second Saturdays from from 5-7pm.
Derby Square more
Sundays in Patton ParkHamilton, MA

Patton Park, Rt 1A, 978-468-4818. more
Apponaug Area Improvement Assoc. ConcertWarwick, RI

Thursdays at 6:30-9pm.
Warwick City Hall, 3275 Post Road more
Summer Concert Series at DartmouthDartmouth, MA

Apponagansett Park more
Foxboro Jaycees ConcertsFoxboro, MA

Thursdays, except 6/11; 7-9pm.
Foxboro Common 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
Blackstone Valley Community Concert BandWorcester, MA

Various times & locations.
Various more more
Grille on the HillWorcester, MA

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