Events INSIDER: June 17-25, 2013

Giveaways & Features
Win: Pooch-A-Palooza Festival
Pooch-A-Palooza is where all the cool dawgs are! Bring your best friend and enjoy canine beauty contests and agility shows. Email to win tix! 10am-7pm. Pooch-A-Palooza FestivalProwse Farm Canton, MA, .
Win: Rock and Blues Cruise
The Rock & Blues Concert Cruises is featuring ‘The Evan Goodrow Band’ on 6/21 and I’m giving away two pairs of tickets! Email for a chance to win. Win: Rock and Blues CruiseBay State Cruise Company Boston, MA, .
Win: Zonkaraz at Indian Ranch
Zonkaraz is back from the 70’s. It’s a special reunion you cannot miss. I have tickets to give away, 2 pairs for the 6/22 show! Email Johnny at to win. 1-7pm. Win: Zonkaraz at Indian RanchIndian Ranch Webster, MA, .
Outdoor Theatre!
I list more outdoor theatre than anyone else in New England! I track 75 performance series. That’s more than 600 shows, some of which are free! To see them, go to Events INSIDER, select your region on the map, and then scroll all the way to the bottom to see them. more
Johnny’s Picks
The Moth
StorySLAMS are great! You can register to this one to tell your own story, or just come watch and listen to other people. Either way, it’s always fun. 8pm. The MothClub Oberon Cambridge, MA, .
The Big Quiz Thing
C’mon Cambridge, let’s show Noah Tarnow how smart we all are. It’s The Big Quiz Thing live! 8pm, free. The Big Quiz ThingClub Oberon Cambridge, MA, .
Boston Harbor Islands Free Ferry Day
If not now, when? I’ve never been to the Boston Harbor Islands – how sad. Get out there and explore the Boston Harbor Islands, because the ferries are free this day. 9am-5pm. Boston Harbor Islands Free Ferry DayOne Long Wharf Boston, MA, .
Phantom Gourmet BBQ Beach Party
This is a full-of-food beach festival that dos not actually happen at the beach. You can expect to find eating contests, live music and cook offs! Phantom Gourmet BBQ Beach PartyCity Hall Plaza, One City Hall Square Boston, MA, .
Moonlight Paddle on the Charles River
It’s a relaxing three-hour paddling tour. Just remember to go to the bathroom first or it won’t be relaxing at all! 7pm. Moonlight Paddle on the Charles RiverCharles River Canoe & Kayak Newton, MA, .
British Car Day at Larz Anderson Museum
Larz Anderson is world-class auto museum, and it holds outdoor festivals all summer for us ‘neighbors’. Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy the day. 10am-2pm. British Car Day at Larz Anderson Museum Brookline, MA, .
Make Music Harvard Square
More than 70 local, regional and national artists gather for this festival. It’s all outdoors, and free! Musicians will be accepting donations, though. 2-10pm. Make Music Harvard SquareHarvard Square Cambridge, MA, .
A Wild Affair at Stone Zoo
This food tasting+live entertainment evening sounds fun. What’s it like to be inside a zoo at night? You should find out! Ages 21+. 5:30-9:30pm. A Wild Affair at Stone Zoo Boston, MA, .
Yarmouth Summer Celebration
Cape Cod knows how to party! This 8-day long event boasts firework shows, stunt kites, sand sculptures made by pros, a fishing derby and much more. Yarmouth Summer CelebrationVarious Locations Yarmouth, MA, .
ARRL Radio Field Day
More than 35,000 people all over the US broadcasting remotely, that’s gotta be fun! Check out their map for locations/meetings near you! ARRL Radio Field Day All Over, , .
NE Six Shooters Cowboy Mounted Shooting
Watch cowboys shooting stuff from horseback. Horses are invited, too. NE Six Shooters Cowboy Mounted ShootingMead Brook Equestrian Center Jaffrey, NH, .
Win: Pooch-A-Palooza Festival
Pooch-A-Palooza is THE EVENT for dogs. I have two family 4-packs and you can get one. Email me at for a chance to win. Keep your fingers crossed! Win: Pooch-A-Palooza FestivalProwse Farm Canton, MA, .
Gilsum Rock Swap and Mineral Show
Come swap your not-so-favorite rocks for new ones. This show brings rocks from all over the world, and there’s tasty food available too! Gilsum Rock Swap and Mineral ShowGilsum Elementary School and Community Center Gilsum, NH, .
Mutton and Mead Medieval Festival
Horseback jousting, sword fighting, belly dancers, medieval food… And you still ask why you have to come to this festival? Mutton and Mead Medieval Festival Montague, MA, .
Newport Flower Show at the Rosecliff mansion
This festival celebrates summer, flowers and nature in general as well. There are multiple events, of course. The general admission starts as low as $6, but 3-day VIP packages go up to $475. WHAT!? Newport Flower Show at the Rosecliff mansionRosecliff Newport, RI, .
Blackstone River Theatre Summer Solstice Festival
Here’s some outdoor music, brig your chairs! See a TON of other shows by scrolling way to the bottom. I list 270 outdoor summer music series! 11-7pm. Blackstone River Theatre Summer Solstice FestivalDiamond Hill Park, Rte. 114 Cumberland, RI, .
Outdoor concerts!
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Outdoor movies!
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Independence Day
Branford Fireworks
Branford Point is a great place to be, especially when there’s a fireworks display going on. 8:30pm. Branford FireworksBranford Point, Harbor Street Branford, CT, .
Red, White & Blue Summer Fun Festival
Enjoy the many activities at Red, White & Blue Summer Fun Festival. petting zoo and live music at 5pm, then fireworks at 9pm! Red, White & Blue Summer Fun FestivalMailly Waterfront Park, Main Street at Route 24 Bowdoinham, ME, .
Windjammer Days
Fireworks, a boat and land parade, a pirate battle show and other fun events will be happening during Windjammer Days. Sounds like fun! Whale Park 8:30 am, Town events 11:30 am. Windjammer DaysWhale Center and around town Boothbay Harbor, ME, .
Acton’s Beach Party Blast
Sand castle competitions an eating contests are a good mix, when you’re at the beach. 12pm-4pm. Acton's Beach Party BlastNARA Park Acton, MA, .
Northampton Family Fourth Celebration
This is a fireworks display, preceded by live music, entertainment and lotsa food! 5pm. Northampton Family Fourth CelebrationLook Park Northampton, MA, .
Upton Fireworks Festival
New this year, inflatable fun park for kids. 9pm. Rain date 6/23. Upton Fireworks Festival Upton, MA, .
Whatever Family Festival
Enjoy more than 80 different events at Whatever Family Festival. This one will be fun, so don’t be all ‘whatever’. Whatever Family FestivalAll over Augusta, ME, .
Danvers Family Festival
Danvers Family Festival has prepared more than 29 different events for everyone. Fireworks, games, and a food cart extravaganza. Danvers Family FestivalVarious Locations Danvers, MA, .
Bristol 4th of July
This is the oldest July 4th celebration in America. There will be a carnival, Drum & Bugle Corps Competition and a Ball. Visit their website for a list of all events. Bristol 4th of JulyBristol Town Common Bristol, RI, .
Monson Summerfest
Monson Summerfest is packed fun events: Muscle car show, a parade, fireworks displays, and much more. Parade on 6/22. Monson SummerfestQuarry Hill Community School Monson, MA, .
Also Fun
Taste of Quincy
25 of the most popular restaurants in Quincy offer tastings, it costs $30. But hey, there will be live music!5-8pm. Taste of QuincyGazebo at Best Western Adams Inn Quincy, MA, .
Vital: A Festival of Storytellers and Playwrights
This is a 9-day festival of storytelling, theatre and playwriting. Check their website to find out more about specific events. Vital: A Festival of Storytellers and PlaywrightsThe Charlestown Working Theatre Charlestown, MA, .
Meet MTI award-winning inventors and their cool toys! Also, a design competition of wind powered stuff. EurekaFestMassachusetts Institute of Technology and the Museum of Science Cambridge, MA, .
Boston GuitarFest
Real guitars usually sound better than air-guitars, I give you that. Find real instruments, real workshops and guitar competitions at this festival. Boston GuitarFestNew England Conservatory Boston, MA, .
In the Groves: A Summer Solstice Journey
Feel like listening to music, while a storyteller performs and leads you on a tour through the woods? Yes, this event has it all together… It costs $25, but it’s like 3 events in one! 6:30-8:30pm. In the Groves: A Summer Solstice JourneyArnold Arboretum Boston, MA, .
Joe’s Jazz and Blues Fest
Enjoy 6 hours of amazing Jazz music. It’s free, it’s outdoors… don’t miss this one. 12pm. Joe's Jazz and Blues FestPowderhouse Park Somerville, MA, .
Free Clinic: How to Fix a Flat Bicycle Tire
Learn how to fix your bike’s flat tires! This is a free clinic for those 2-wheeler warriors. 8-9pm. Free Clinic: How to Fix a Flat Bicycle TireBikes not Bombs Jamaica Plain, MA, .
Roger Miller Concert / Exhibit / Workshop
Roger Miller is part of the Alloy Orchestra, but he is also a fan of other types of art, one of them is Frottage, a technique mastered by Miller’s idol, the surrealist Max Ernst. It’s a great opportunity to learn a new form of expression and to enjoy good music. Workshop at noon, concert 7pm. Roger Miller Concert / Exhibit / WorkshopMilton Art Center Milton, MA, .
How about a bit of auto criticism, with a comical twist? People share with strangers parts of their teenage angst artifacts! 8pm. MortifiedClub Oberon Cambridge, 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 to the topic. Not what people would call fun, but highly interesting, though.7:30pm. Full Moon Tours: What the Butler SaidGore Place Waltham, MA, .
Boston Natural Summer Solstice Celebration
A scavenger hunt is the highlight of this event. Not very original, but there will be live music, and some other activities for everyone. 6-8pm. Boston Natural Summer Solstice CelebrationCondor Street Urban Wild East Boston, MA, .
Day of Portugal Parade
There’s a bit of Portugal in MA. Enjoy the float parade, listen to the marching bands and try the great food that came from across the sea. 2pm. Day of Portugal ParadePortuguese Square (Concord Square) Somerville, MA, .
Pops on the Lawn presented by the Cambridge Symphony Orchestra
I track 270 outdoor summer music series in New England. Here’s an easy one to get to, right in Cambridge. These ‘pops’ are by the Cambridge Symphony Orchestra, not the Boston Pops. (Are they rivals? Do they have gang fights, and with what weapons? Well, you can at least hear the *music* of West Side Story.) 3pm. Pops on the Lawn presented by the Cambridge Symphony OrchestraSennott Park Cambridge, MA, .
Dancing in the Streets presents: Janelle Gilchrist Dance Troupe
It’s summer and Janelle Gilchrist Dance Troupe knows it! they will perform at Foss Park. 8:30pm. Dancing in the Streets presents: Janelle Gilchrist Dance TroupeFoss Park Somerville, MA, .
E.E. Cummings and Anne Sexton Walking Tour
Forest Hills is home to many notable people, who unfortunately have passed away. This time you can learn more about 20Th century poets. 2pm. E.E. Cummings and Anne Sexton Walking TourForest Hills Cemetery Boston, MA, .
Dances by Isadora
Dances by Isadora presents us with dances from 1910. Interesting, indeed. 12pm. Dances by IsadoraSeven Hills Park (Behind Holland Street T Entrance, along bike path),\nDavis Sq. Somerville, MA, .
Alice’s Wonderland: A Most Curious Adventure
Go down the rabbit hole from May 19 through September 1 in this awesome Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland expo. Alice's Wonderland: A Most Curious AdventureEcoTarium Worcester, MA, .
ONE FUND Benefit
Comedy, music, auctions, poetry and much more get together to support ONE FUND and #BostonStrong — this sounds like a fun evening and it also helps a good cause. 7pm. Volunteer for Arty ONE FUND BenefitThe Green Briar Brighton, MA, .
Provincetown International Film Festival
What I like about this film festival is that there are opening and closing parties and different events, like the poolside chat and the drive-in night! Way to go, Provincetown! . Provincetown International Film FestivalVarious Provincetown, MA, .
Animal: The Bloody Rise and Fall of the Mob’s Most Feared Assassin lecture
Okay, this is a lecture of a book that deals with the FBI, the Mafia and their conflicts. 7pm. Animal: The Bloody Rise and Fall of the Mob's Most Feared Assassin lectureFalmouth Museums on the Green Falmouth, MA, .
Falmouth Arts Alive
You can choose between more than 60 music, dance, theatre, and film performances. Talk about variety. there will be vendors, of course but hey, entrance is free! Falmouth Arts AliveVarious Locations Falmouth, MA, .
Strawberry Festival and Craft Fair
Strawberry Festival, with lots of strawberries! Eat some delicious goodies, and have a tour through the museum. 11am. Strawberry Festival and Craft FairAptucxet Trading Post Museum Bourne, MA, .
Cape Cod ‘Quahog Day’
Watch out groundhogs! Now quahogs can predict the weather, too! After asking the quahog its prediction, find a quahog eating contest and lots of silly beachy New Englandy stuff. 1pm. Cape Cod 'Quahog Day'Beach at Hemisphere Restaurant Sandwich, MA, .
Enchanted: Through the Lens of Boston Photographers
This is an exhibit of photographs taken by local artists such as David Akiba, Jesseca Ferguson and Linda Pagani. 1-3pm. Enchanted: Through the Lens of Boston PhotographersHighfield Hall Falmouth, MA, .
Summer’s Upon Us! Open House
Highfield Hall has prepared multiple activities for everyone: Bubble fest, a fairy music piano concert and a photo display of local artists. All is free, all is fun! 11-3pm. Summer's Upon Us! Open HouseHighfield Hall Falmouth, MA, .
Driving Our Dreams Lecture Series Dr. Carl Dietrich-Taking to the Sky: Terrafugia and the Flying Car
What do you mean flying cars don’t exist yet? I’ve seen them in movies! Let’s talk about that. 2-3pm. Driving Our Dreams Lecture Series Dr. Carl Dietrich-Taking to the Sky: Terrafugia and the Flying CarHeritage Museum & Gardens Sandwich, MA, .
106 WCOD Cape Cod Chowderfest
Yup, it’s chowderfest, which means live music and food? Not overly creative, but yummy. 12pm. 106 WCOD Cape Cod ChowderfestCape Cod Melody Tent Hyannis, MA, .
Strawberry Festival & Dessert Contest
This is a juries dessert contest. Eat, enjoy music, have fun. There will be activities for everyone. 11am. Strawberry Festival & Dessert ContestVerrill Farm Concord, MA, .
Danvers Family Festival
Danvers becomes a place full of fun from 6/15 through 7/3. There are a lot of interesting events such as karaoke shows, Danvers Idol and much more. Find them all and enjoy! Danvers Family FestivalVarious Locations Danvers, MA, .
The Young Gals Support The Grand Old Lady
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. The Young Gals Support The Grand Old LadyEssex Shipbuilding Museum Essex, MA, .
One-Design Regatta at the Eastern Yacht Club
This is a sailing competition. Don’t have a boat? Don’t worry, you can still watch! One-Design Regatta at the Eastern Yacht ClubEastern Yacht Club Marblehead, MA, .
Essex River Day
This one’s cool: People sharing their boats at Essex River, a cook out, a bonfire and live music. Everyone’s invited. 5:30pm. Essex River DayMemorial Park Essex, MA, .
Cape Ann Artisans Open Studio Tour
Visit artists and see where the magic happens. I’m talking about the place they create art, of course! 10-5pm. Cape Ann Artisans Open Studio Tour Gloucester, MA, .
The Vintage Bazaar
At least these guys are honest, this is a market where you’ll find salvaged items, antiques and indie crafts. There will be live music and entertainment. 10-5pm. The Vintage BazaarPettengill Farm Salisbury, MA, .
Faith and Freedom Walk
This walk is part of the Lift Ev’ry Voice Festival, which celebrates African-American culture and heritage. Walk around historic sites in Pittsfield and learn about their importance and role during the events that lead to the Emancipation Proclamation, which turns 150 this year. 1pm. Faith and Freedom Walk Pittsfield, MA, .
Fort Adams Sunset Celebration
Celebrate the return of summer season at the park! It’s a fundraiser that has live music, dancing and food. 5:30-11pm. Fort Adams Sunset CelebrationFort Adams State Park Newport, RI, .
Waushakum Live Steamers – Van Brocklin Meet
Join steam engine lovers on their cookout. Then ask if you can ride the mini locomotives! Waushakum Live Steamers - Van Brocklin MeetArthur St. Holliston, MA, .
Last Blast Carnival
Fiesta Shows is bringing the fun to Revere. With unlimited rides specials, and magic shows from Wednesday through Sunday. As usual, there will be games and food. Last Blast CarnivalOcean Blvd. Revere, MA, .
World’s End Summer Solstice Concert
OK, so we have live music and the opportunity to catch a beautiful sunset , at the same time. This is what summer is all about! 6-8:30pm. World's End Summer Solstice ConcertWorld’s End Hingham, MA, .
Norton Founder’s Day Picnic
Anyone who likes to celebrate summer and who loves having a great time is invited to Norton Founder’s Day Parade at 5pm. Fireworks at 9:10pm. Norton Founder's Day PicnicYelle Elementary School. Norton, 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, .
African-American Juneteenth Festival
This is the largest celebration of African American culture in MA. Join the fun, enjoy live music and taste African and Caribbean food. 1-7pm. African-American Juneteenth FestivalInstitute Park Worcester, MA, .
Paulie’s NOLA Jazz & Blues Festival
It’s great to see music festivals that actually revolve around music and are not just another vendor driven event. Visit their website for a list of all bands performing. Paulie's NOLA Jazz & Blues FestivalKeystone Plaza Urban Fairgrounds,221 Chandler Street Worcester, MA, .
Millbury Bicentennial Parade
Several Drum and Bugle corps will be marching at this parade, which should make a good show. Join the fun! 1pm. Millbury Bicentennial ParadeMain & Martin Streets and throughout Downtown Milllbuy Millbury, MA, .
50s Dance & Pizza Party with Velvet Elvis
$25 get you all-you-can-eat pizza and allowance to this 50s dance party. Not bad! 8pm. 50s Dance & Pizza Party with Velvet ElvisRegent Theatre Arlington, MA, .
Review: Sound of Music
The Sound of Music is an all time favorite. This version has been called thrilling and inspirational. It’s running from 6/11 to 6/23. 7:30pm. Click for our review! Review: Sound of MusicNorth Shore Music Theatre Beverly, MA, .
This ‘killer’ Tony and Oscar-winning musical follows two merry murderesses and their slick lawyer through 1920s Chicago. Click for our review (to come Monday 6/17)! ChicagoReagle Music Theatre Waltham, MA, .
Dancing in the Streets: Anna Myer and Dancers
So this is what happens when you mix basketball, hip-hop and dancing. This dance performance is refreshing and hip! 8:30pm. Dancing in the Streets: Anna Myer and DancersConway Park Basketball Court, Somerville Ave Somerville, MA, .
Kit Cat Cabaret
Kit Cat Cabaret combines the traditional dance forms of Jazz, Tango, Ballet, and …tap and mixes it with the humor and style of cabaret. 8pm, $18. Kit Cat CabaretThe Dance Complex Cambridge, MA, .
Lost River Gorge Evening Lantern Tours
Experience Lost River under a new light… The light of lanterns, at night. 12pm. Lost River Gorge Evening Lantern Tours North Woodstock, NH, .
Sunapee Wheels Antique and Collectible Motor Vehicles Show
Come watch more than 300 cars from the sky. Pay 5 bucks and get a free Aerial Skyride. 9:30am. Sunapee Wheels Antique and Collectible Motor Vehicles ShowMount Sunapee Newbury, NH, .
Summer of Superstars: Live Tribute Shows
Several tributes to Katy, Michael and Bieber… Who are they again? Nah I’m just kidding! Summer of Superstars: Live Tribute ShowsCanobie Lake Park Salem, NH, .
16th Annual Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit Reception
The work of 33 New England sculptors will be on display for some time at Mill Brook Gallery. To kick things off, here’s their opening reception. 2-4pm. 16th Annual Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit ReceptionMill Brook Gallery Concord, NH, .
Aldrich Mansion – Summer Luncheon
Have 29 bucks to spare? Go to Aldrich Mansion for lunch. Then, take a walk around and enjoy the view. 12-3pm. Aldrich Mansion - Summer LuncheonAldrich Mansion Warwick, RI, .
Chorus of Westerly ‘Summer Pops Concert’
This outdoors concert has been experienced by more than half a million people. It’s free, and everyone can come. 6pm. Chorus of Westerly 'Summer Pops Concert'Wilcox Park Westerly, RI, .
Narragansett Fine Art Festival
OK, this art festival is basically a huge marketplace for art exhibitors. But hey, proceeds help local students keep up the good work. It’s called FINE ART because you won’t find any crafts, clothing or jewelry. Narragansett Fine Art FestivalMemorial Square Narragansett, RI, .
International Festival of Arts and Ideas
This festival features a series of performances, most of which are free. Way to go! International Festival of Arts and IdeasVarious New Haven, CT, .
Willimantic’s 3rd Thursday Street Fest
Outdoorsy, check. Live music, check. Tasty food, check. Free, check. There you go, 4 great reasons not to miss this one. 6-9pm, free. Willimantic's 3rd Thursday Street FestMain Street Willimantic, CT, .
Midsummer Magick Faire Grand Opening and Fire Festival!
Magic shows, comedy, live combat, and fire dancing! This faire is also donating to charity! Weekends June 22 through July 7. Midsummer Magick Faire Grand Opening and Fire Festival!Warsaw Park Ansonia, CT, .
ArtZfest 2013
You can find art vendors in here, but there are interesting activities such as iron pouring, a float festival and several workshops for everyone. ArtZfest 2013Various Locations Thomaston, CT, .
Connecticut Historic Gardens Day
Visit beautiful and historic gardens in Old Lyme. You can learn a bit of history and gardening at the same time. 12-4pm. Connecticut Historic Gardens DayFlorence Griswold Museum Old Lyme, CT, .
Festival of La Kermesse
This is 5 days of fun activities! Singing competitions, professional musical performances, field games and the Beatlemania Now presentation. Festival of La KermesseMechanics Park Biddeford, ME, .
Anime, gaming, science fiction, costuming, fantasy, video gaming, boffer combat, steampunk, and more… PortConMaineWyndham Hotel 363 Maine Mall Rd South Portland, ME, .
Blistered Fingers Family Bluegrass Festival
This bluegrass music festival won’t let anyone be blue! Music, food and fun. This is one of the biggest music festivals in New England. Blistered Fingers Family Bluegrass FestivalConcert Venue Litchfield, ME, .
Mechanic Falls Community Days
This is what I’m talking about: Outdoor movie screenings, games, parades, petting zoo and a duck race. It’s summer! Mechanic Falls Community Days Mechanic Falls, ME, .
Bowdoin International Music Festival
This season has more than 100 concerts ins store for all classical music lovers. visit their website for a list of performances. Bowdoin International Music Festival Brunswick, ME, .
Swedish Colony Midsommar Fest
Sorry, but I have to ask: When the Swedish offer you hot-dogs and punch, they’re not going to punch you, right? Fun outdoor activities, delicious food, live music and many bits of Swedish culture all over. Swedish Colony Midsommar FestVarious Locations New Sweden, ME, .
Cpt. Christopher S. Cash Memorial 5K and 2.5 Mile Walk
How about running to make some cash? Only the fastest ones will get some! 7:45 kids race, 8:30 am Walk & Run start. Cpt. Christopher S. Cash Memorial 5K and 2.5 Mile WalkStart/Finish centered at OOB High School Old Orchard Beach, ME, .
Saco Spirit Sidewalk Art Festival
Seriously? Just vendors selling crafts? No music, no nothing? 9-4pm. Saco Spirit Sidewalk Art FestivalMain Street Saco, ME, .
Smokin’ at the Ballpark BBQ Festival
This is a BBQ cook-off! Try up to 25 different recipes, and vote for your favorite. Music, pony rides and games for everyone, too. 11am. Smokin' at the Ballpark BBQ FestivalOOB Ballpark, E Emerson Cummings Blvd Old Orchard Beach, ME, .
Damariscotta Pirate Rendezvous
This time, pirates actually invade the town, but there’s hope still, or not? Defend the land with guns and swords. Afther the big show, there will be a treasure hunt. fun, fun, fun. 10, Call for more details. Damariscotta Pirate RendezvousDamariscotta River Damariscotta, ME, .
Gardiner Arts & Crafts Festival
Oh, fireworks! You got my attention… Well this is another crafts market, but at least you can enjoy the talent show or join one of the many activities available. 10-4pm. Gardiner Arts & Crafts FestivalGardiner Main Street Gardiner, ME, .
Summer Fest – South Burlington
Summer is all about outdoor activities. There will be plenty at Red Rocks Park/Beach. Don’t miss out! 1-3 pm. Summer Fest - South BurlingtonRed Rocks Park/Beach South Burlington, VT, .
Burlington Wine & Food Festival
Hmmm, yet another excuse to chug wine. There will be live music and cheese tasting. 12-9pm. Burlington Wine & Food FestivalWaterfront Park Burlington, VT, .
Native American Encampment
I wonder if this ‘encampment’ will be historically accurate, with people in costume just like other encampments (Civil War, American Revolutionary War)… 10am. Native American EncampmentLake Champlain Maritime Museum Vergennes, VT, .
Outdoor Theatre
 Outdoor Theatre & More – click map above to set region Mon 6/17 Tue 6/18 Wed 6/19 Thu 6/20 Fri 6/21 Sat 6/22 Sun 6/23 Mon 6/24
Sunday Parkland GamesCambridge, MA

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

Memorial Drive at JFK Street more
Shakespeare on the SoundRowayton, CT

Pinkney Park more
Jacob’s Pillow “Inside/Out” PerformancesBecket, MA

Outdoor performances by emerging and established dance companies in an open amphitheatre. 6:15pm.
358 George Carter Rd, 413-243-0745. more
Fireworks In The SquareOld Orchard Beach, ME

Thursdays 9:45pm approx.
The Pier, 2 Old Orchard St more
Flock TheatreNew London, CT

This summer’s plays: “As you like it” and “Oedipus Rex” No time listed on their site or FB.
Connecticut College Arboretum, 860-443-3119. more
Summer Evenings at Treworgy PlanetariumMystic, CT

Treworgy Planetarium, 75 Greenmanville Ave more
Plays in the Park (for kids)Boston, MA

11:45am and 1:30pm.
Georges Island, 617-223-8666. more more
Summer Theatre Festival at Waveny ParkCanaan, CT

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. Outdoors. Mostly 8pm, but some daytimes too.
Waveny Park, 203-966-4634. more
Outdoor Movies
 Outdoor Movies – click map above to set region Mon 6/17 Tue 6/18 Wed 6/19 Thu 6/20 Fri 6/21 Sat 6/22 Sun 6/23 Mon 6/24
America’s Music: A Film History of Our Popular Music from Blues to Bluegrass to BroadwayProvidence, RI

Providence Public Library more
Movie on the BeachWesterly, RI

1 Bluff Ave, 401-584-7000. more
Children’s Movie NightNorton, MA

Saturdays 7:30pm.
Winslow Farm, 37 Eddy Street more
Movies on the Roof DeckNewport, RI

Vanderbilt Grace Hotel, 41 Mary St more
Boston Harbor Hotel’s ‘Summer In The City’Boston, MA

70 Rowes Wharf, 617-439-7000. more
Worcester Film Works Summer Movies at the OvalWorcester, MA

Worcester Common Oval, 455 Main Street more
Free Movie Mondays @ Museums on the GreenFalmouth, MA

Mondays 7 pm.
Museums on the Green more
Crafts & Movie NightDanvers, MA

7pm crafts, 8pm movie (rain date 7/1).
Glen Magna Farms, Ingersoll Street more
Outdoor Music
 Outdoor Music – click map above to set region Tue 6/18 Wed 6/19 Thu 6/20 Fri 6/21 Sat 6/22 Sun 6/23 Mon 6/24 Tue 6/25
Salem Free Summer ConcertsSalem, MA

Sundays 3-6pm.
Peabody Street Park, 978-745-0251. more
Downtown Boston Brass strolling musiciansBoston, MA

Downtown Crossing more
Middlesex Concert Band RehearsalsWakefield, MA

7:30pm. In good weather rehearsals are outdoors.
Church, 8 Lafayette St more
Club Passim Summer Concert SeriesCambridge, MA

47 Palmer St. more
3rd. ThursdaysPittsfield, MA

Downtown Crossing Block PartiesBoston, MA

Downtown Crossing more
Family Concert Series at West SpringfieldWest Springfield, MA

7-8:30pm, except 7/4.
Various more
Library Summer Concert SeriesProvidence, RI

7pm, more coming soon.
Providence Public Library, 401-467-2700. more
Sunset Music SeriesNewport, RI

Different times, venues and $.
Ocean Beach Park Music SeriesNew London, CT

Variety of cruise nights, magic, live music.
Ocean Beach Park more
Sunday Jazz Brunch on the TerraceBoston, MA

Outdoor Concert at the Sampas PavillionLowell, MA

Mondays 7pm.
Sampas Pavilion more
Music on the GreenSouthington, CT

Downtown Southington more
Coop Concerts & Sundays in the ParkGreenfield, MA

Greenfield Energy Park, 413-774-9949. more
Summer Concerts at the Sherman Green GazeboFairfield, CT

Opening 3:00pm – July/Aug 7pm – Aug15-Aug29 6:30pm.
Sherman Green Gazebo more
Sunday Night Concerts at WestfieldWestfield, MA

6-8pm except 7/7.
Stanley Park more
Musical Moments In Amelia’s GardenWestfield, MA

Tuesdays 6:30pm.
21 South Broad Street more
Summer Music Series in Norman Leventhal ParkBoston, MA

Post Office Square, 617-482-2139. more
Music Under the StarsShelton, CT

No times on the website, whadya know.
Gazebo, Huntington Green, 203-331-4120. more
Merrimack Concert AssociationMerrimack, NH

Abbie Griffin Park Bandstand more
Bloomfield Summer Concerts on the GreenBloomfield, CT

Thursdays 7pm.
Bloomfield Town Hall Green, 860-243-2923. more
Kendall Square Concert SeriesCambridge, MA

Thursdays at noon except 7/16, 8/6, 8/27 4:30 pm.
300 Athenaeum Street, 617 577-7354. more
Outdoor Market and ConcertBangor, ME

Pickering Square more
Concerts in the Courtyard at Boston Public LibraryBoston, MA

Fridays 12:30pm.
Central Library in Copley Square, 617-536-5400. more
Easthampton Arts in the ParkEasthampton, MA

Fridays 6:30-8pm.
Millside Park, 2 Ferry St more
Friday Night Concert SeriesProvidence, RI

Waterplace Park more
West Haven Summer ConcertsWest Haven, CT

Fridays 7-9pm.
Old Grove Park / West Haven Green more
Music at the Manse Concert SeriesConcord, MA

The Old Manse, 269 Monument Street, 978-369-3909. more
Hudson Summer Concerts – Wood ParkHudson, MA

Wednesdays 6:30pm.
Wood Park, Park Street more
Summer Concert Series at DartmouthDartmouth, MA

6:30-8:30pm. $5.
Apponagansett Park more
Titus Sparrow Park Summer Concert SeriesBoston, MA

Wednesdays 6:30pm.
Titus Sparrow Park, South End, 617-918-5289. more
Special Live Concerts at Boston Harbor HotelBoston, MA

Mondays – Thursdays: 6-10pm, Fridays 4:30pm.
Rowes Wharf, Boston Harbor Hotel more
Foxboro Jaycees ConcertsFoxboro, MA

Foxboro Common more
Sundown Concerts at Fruitland MuseumsHarvard, MA

102 Prospect Hill Road, 978-456-3924. more
Blackstone Valley Community Concert BandWorcester, MA

Various times & locations.
Various more
Haddad Bandstand Concerts on Sargent CommonNew London, NH

No time listed.
, 603-526-4821. more
Boston Harbor Islands Jazz SundaysBoston, MA

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

12pm – 1pm, check schedule.
Spectacle Island, 617-223-8108. more
Hopkinton Concerts on the CommonHopkinton, MA

Town Common more
Manchster Bandshell SeriesManchester, CT

Concert Series on the GreenAmherst, NH

Village Green more
Summer Concert Series at Sunset LakeBraintree, MA

Sunset Lake’s gazebo bandstand more
Burlington Summer ConcertsBurlington, MA

Tuesdays 6:30pm.
Town Common more
Summer Concert Series at TorringtonTorrington, CT

Coe Memorial Park, Civic Center, 860-489-2274. more
Gorham Summer Concert SeriesGorham, NH

Gorham Common more
Henniker Summer Concert SeriesHenniker, NH

Bandstand, Community Park, Main St. more
Summer Concert Series, ManchesterManchester, MA

North Kingstown Concert SeriesNorth Kingstown, RI

Tuesdays 7pm, Thursdays 6:30pm.
Various more
Music Under the StarsNorth Haven, CT

Town Green more
Summer Concerts at TrumbullTrumbull, CT

Town Hall Gazebo more
Hopedale Summer Band Concert SeriesHopedale, MA

, 508-473-8439. more
Kennebunk Weekly Concerts in the ParkKennebunk, ME

Lafayette Park, Storer St. more
Out to Lunch Summer Concert Series & Farmers MarketWorcester, MA

Thursdays 11-2pm.
Worcester Common, 508-799-1400 x3. more
Sunset Celebrations at Fort AdamsNewport, RI

Third Thursdays June through Sept 5:30pm.
Fort Adams State Park more
Summer SoundWaves Concert SeriesGroton, CT

Esker Point Beach more
Circle the SquareMedford, MA

Medford Square
July 4th Concert SeriesBristol, RI

Independence Park more
Concerts on the Common, FraminghamFramingham, MA

Village Green at Framingham Center, 508-532-5960 ask for “Building Services”-. more
Island Pond’s Friday Night LiveIsland Pond, VT

Summer Nights by Harbor Lights Concert SeriesMilford, CT

Rotary Pavilion at Fowler Field, 203-878-0681. more
Westport Rivers Winery Concert SeriesWestport, MA

417 Hixbridge Rd, 508-636-3423. more
Saint-Gaudens Summer Concert SeriesCornish, NH

2pm (Except 6/22 at 6:30pm).
Little Studio, Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site more
Summer Concert Series at Stafford, CTStafford Springs, CT

7:30 & 8pm.
Performing Arts Center at Simsbury Meadows more
Downtown Sundown SeriesProvidence, RI

7pm (Except 6/22 4pm).
Roger Williams Natl Memorial, 282 North Main St more
Summer in the Street – PortsmouthPortsmouth, NH

Pleasant Street more
Sundays in Patton ParkHamilton, MA

Patton Park, Rt 1A, 978-468-4818. more
Summer Concerts on the Common, NorwoodNorwood, MA

Town Common, Washington St & Nahatan St more
Summer Concerts at Norcross PointWinthrop, ME

Off Bowdoin/Memorial more
Musical Mondays at FeatherstoneMartha’s Vinyard, MA

Featherstone more
Summer Concert Series at ThomastonThomaston, CT

Seth Thomas Park, South Main St more
Summer Concerts at Concord, NHConcord, NH

Various more more
Lexington Bicentennial Band Summer Concert SeriesLexington, MA

Hastings Park Bandstand, Worthen Road at Old Mass Ave, 781-862-0500 x707. more
Summer Band Concerts at ChicopeeChicopee, MA

6:30 or 7pm.
Aldenville Commons or Szot tennis court, 413-594-3481. more
Concerts on the CommonBeverly, MA

Beverly Common more