Events INSIDER: June 23 – July 1

Giveaways & Features
Speakeasy Circus at OBERON
We’ve given the Boston Circus Guild a 5-star rating more than once and now we have tickets to give away for the June 27 show! Email and let us know whether you’d prefer the 7pm or 10pm show. Speakeasy Circus at OBERONClub Oberon Cambridge, MA, .
Johnny’s Picks
Free Ferry Day Spectacle Island
It’s free ferry day! That means you can travel to some of Boston’s most beloved harbor islands for a day of relaxing family fun. Free Ferry Day Spectacle IslandOne Long Wharf Boston, MA, .
Salsa at City Hall
I bet Salsa dancing is the most ‘spicy’ style out there. Learn a few moves, and have fun with your friends. 5:30pm. Salsa at City HallBoston City Hall Plaza Boston, MA, .
Billy Joel outdoor concert
The Piano Man comes to Fenway Park for a one of a kind concert any Billy Joel fan should not miss. Billy Joel outdoor concertFenway Park Boston, MA, .
Cambridge City Dance Party
This is one event you cannot miss. I’ve been twice, since it’s one of my favorite events of the year! It’s an outdoor block party with colored lights at City Hall. Just be ready to dance! 7-11pm. Cambridge City Dance PartyCity Hall Cambridge, MA, .
Opening Day at Frog Pond
Everyone can have fun and cool down under the 30-foot spray flume. If water’s not your thing, take a spin on the carousel, or enjoy a picnic lunch! 11-6pm. Opening Day at Frog PondBoston Common Boston, MA, .
Chief One Bear’s Pow-wow
A drum circle and traditional dancing, Native American stories, crafts, and food make this Pow-wow one you can’t miss! Chief One Bear's Pow-wowProwse Farm Canton, MA, .
ARRL Radio Field Day
More than 35,000 people all over the US broadcasting remotely, that’s gotta be fun! Will you tune in? ARRL Radio Field Day All Over, , .
Wellesley Concerts
‘Grounds for Divorce’ never sounded so good! School’s out for the summer and this event aims to prove it, with a local, all-dad band playing the hits of the 90’s through present day. Wellesley ConcertsWarren Park Wellesley, MA, .
Worcester Big Dipper All-You-Can-Eat Ice Cream Festival
All-you-can-eat ice-cream. They’ll have live music, fire trucks, kids activities, and Zumba, plus much more, and it’s only 5 bucks! 10:30-5:30pm. Worcester Big Dipper All-You-Can-Eat Ice Cream FestivalElm Park, Intersection of Rt. 9 & Park Ave Worcester, MA, .
Worcester Asian Festival
Celebrate all things Asian at this festival. There will be dances, costumes and food from many of southeast Asia’s most interesting cultures! noon-7pm. Worcester Asian FestivalItalian American Cultural Center Worcester, 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, fishing, ice cream, and much more. Yarmouth Summer CelebrationVarious Locations Yarmouth, MA, .
Provincetown Portuguese Festival
Portugal is really cool, but kind of far away. This festival brings a bit of the country to America, with lots of fun events for everyone in P-town. If you’ve never visited, why not? If not now, when? Provincetown Portuguese FestivalVarious locations Provincetown, MA, .
Yankee Engine-uity Steam Engine Show
There was a time when steam ruled the world. Enjoy antique engines, tractors, cars & trucks, plus a petting zoo, food, and lots of fun. Yankee Engine-uity Steam Engine ShowOrange Airport Orange, MA, .
Newport Flower Show
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. Newport Flower ShowRosecliff Mansion Newport, RI, .
Taste of the Nation
The easiest way to fight hunger is eating, don’t you think? This is a fundraiser where you get to try tasty delicacies from the best restaurants and breweries on the seacoast, and help feed children in America. Hurry though, only VIP tickets are left! Taste of the NationStrawbery Banke Museum Portsmouth, NH, .
Summer Splash at Whale’s Tale
How about some live music, games and… a WATERPARK! Everything’s better when there are water slides involved. Summer Splash at Whale's TaleWhale’s Tale Waterpark Lincoln, NH, .
Blacksmith Weekend
Blacksmiths take over this fort for the weekend, and they’re here to work. Observe their techniques and watch them create and repair items for the Fort! Blacksmith WeekendThe Fort At No. 4 Charlestown, NH, .
Gilsum Rock Swap and Mineral Show
Come swap your not-so-favorite rocks for new ones, or pan for some new ones! Dealers with minerals and gems from around the world, food, and more! Gilsum Rock Swap and Mineral ShowGilsum Elementary School and Community Center Gilsum, NH, .
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, , .
Outdoor movies!
Nobody lists more outdoor movies in New England! I track 97 different series with more than 400 shows, and most of them are free! To see them, go to Events INSIDER, select your region on the map, and then scroll all the way to the bottom. more
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
Outdoor concerts!
Events Insider keeps track of all the outdoor concerts in New England. This is where you find the places and events you cannot miss.To see them, go to Events INSIDER, select your region on the map, and then scroll all the way to the bottom. more
Also Fun
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, , .
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, .
Freedom Summer
Travel back in time to the troubled times of segregation at this screening of Freedom Summer. The film will be followed by a panel discussion. Freedom SummerStrand Theatre Dorchester, MA, .
Regina Jos Galindo’s ‘Big Bang’
If you’re the type who’d like to address economic globalization and the dynamics of our global age through art, say no more, here it is! 6-8pm. Regina Jos Galindo's 'Big Bang'Museum of Fine Arts Boston Boston, MA, .
Canines & Cocktails
While a cocktail night is kind of eh, this one is cool because you can take your favorite pooch for a night you’re both sure to enjoy! Canines & CocktailsSeaport Hotel, One Seaport Lane Boston, MA, .
Boston GuitarFest
Real guitars usually sound better than air-guitars, I give you that. Find instruments, workshops and guitar competitions at this festival. Boston GuitarFestNew England Conservatory Boston, MA, .
Roxbury International Film Festival
The Roxbury Film Festival is not only about watching flicks in the dark. It features workshops and youth programs, and many of the directors and actors are local. Roxbury International Film FestivalVarious Locations Roxbury, MA, .
Boston Jerkfest
Fan of spicy food? Then you should come to Boston JerkFest. There will be live entertainment too! 11-3pm, 4-8pm. Boston JerkfestBenjamin Franklin Institute, South End Boston, MA, .
The Aardvark Jazz Orchestra: Joe’s Jazz & Blues Festival Grand Finale!
One of the longest running jazz groups takes the stage in Somerville. And no, you don’t have to bring an aardvark! 8pm. The Aardvark Jazz Orchestra: Joe's Jazz & Blues Festival Grand Finale!Clarendon Hill Presbyterian Church Somerville, MA, .
Miata Day at Larz Anderson Museum
Miata Day is the most colorful show of the whole lawn event season! Larz Anderson is a world class museum, and it’s just around the corner! 10-2pm. Miata Day at Larz Anderson MuseumLarz Anderson Auto Museum Brookline, MA, .
Birds of Prey
Learn about some fascinating birds of prey, and maybe even get close to a few owls, hawks, falcons and vultures. 3pm. Birds of PreyGore Place Waltham, 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. 7:30-9:30pm. Folk Dancing by the FountainCopley Square Boston, 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 the Scoop-Ah-Bowl. Find them all and enjoy! Danvers Family FestivalVarious Locations Danvers, MA, .
St. Peter’s Fiesta Carnival
This festival celebrates the patron saint of fisherman. Enjoy the beach related activities over five days, with music, competitions and raffles. St. Peter's Fiesta CarnivalSt Peter’s Square & Various Locations Gloucester, MA, .
Amesbury Days
Amesbury Days brings a car show, a block party and a farmers/artisan market together. There are lots of other fun events too, and a fireworks finale! Amesbury DaysVarious locations Amesbury, MA, .
Wenham Museum Faery Festival
Skip around the maypole with faeries, elves, gnomes, tree nymphs and forest folk! Come dressed as your favorite magical character, or just get lost in the fantasy of this festival. 11-3pm. Wenham Museum Faery FestivalWenham Museum Wenham, MA, .
Summer Kick Off – Salisbury Beach
A stage with an afternoon full of live entertainment, a pizza eating contest, and lots of other fun activities make this day at Salisbury Beach even more fun! 4-10:30pm. Summer Kick Off - Salisbury BeachSalisbury Beach Salisbury, MA, .
Strawberry Thanksgiving Festival
Learn how to make strawberry jelly and jam. Also, a stomp dance show and a football game! 10-4pm. Strawberry Thanksgiving FestivalPlymouth Plantation Plymouth, MA, .
Halifax in Lights
Get ready for a fun day in Halifax. There will be a sidewalk chalk and bike/scooter/doll carriage decorating contest and outdoor film screening at dusk. 12-10pm. Halifax in LightsTown Green Halifax, MA, .
Family, Fire & Fur
They claim this is the largest Native American structure in New England, and they will be sharing stories inside of it! Family, Fire & Fur Plymouth, MA, .
The GREAT Duck Race
Why is this duck race so great? Get yourself a rubber buddy and find out if it makes a splash at the finish line. 7:30pm. The GREAT Duck RaceFultons Pond Mansfield, MA, .
Cranberry Blossom Festival
Cranberries aren’t just awesome when they’re on your plate, they also dazzle when their plants are in bloom. Why not go check them out? 10-4pm. Cranberry Blossom FestivalRosebrook Business Park Wareham, MA, .
Ancient Egyptian New Year Celebration
Celebrate the ancient Egyptian New Year through a series of historical plays. There will also be dancing and traditional food! 6-9pm. Ancient Egyptian New Year CelebrationWinslow Farm Norton, 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, .
Lawrence Free State Festival
Art everywhere, live music, great new independent films, and thought-provoking discussions make this festival a must-see. Lawrence Free State FestivalLawrence Cultural District (Downtown) Lawrence, MA, .
Nantucket Film Festival
If you’re just looking to sit around on Nantucket this summer, at least do it at this extensive film festival with lots to enjoy! Nantucket Film Festival Nantucket, MA, .
This one has a juried art competition and the Best Sandwich in Sandwich contest. Sounds fun, and tasty! 10-4pm. SandwichFestMain Street Sandwich, MA, .
Kayak Poker Run & Boat Show
Poker and kayaking. You may not think these things go together, but you may think differently after this run and boat show! 9-1pm. Kayak Poker Run & Boat ShowShell Point Parking Lot Onset, MA, .
Art in the Village
Live music and auctions, as well as face painting for kids and art all around, including paintings, pottery, jewelry, and photography. 10-4pm. Art in the Village Barnstable, MA, .
Summer’s Upon Us! Open House
Highfield Hall has prepared multiple activities for everyone: lots of art, live music, ice cream. and a yarn-o-rama! All is free, but there is a suggested donation. 11:30-3:30pm. Summer's Upon Us! Open HouseHighfield Hall Falmouth, MA, .
Town Common Foot Races
Run this race, and you get free admission to a carnival! Now that is something to run for. 5:15pm. Town Common Foot RacesBristol’s Courthouse Bristol, RI, .
Friday Night Concert Series at Waterplace Park
This installment in Providence’s free concert series features the winner of WBRU’s Rock Hunt, Double Bill! Enjoy the music and the scenery. 7pm. Friday Night Concert Series at Waterplace ParkWaterplace Park Providence, RI, .
Zoobilee: Feast with the Beasts
Live music, food and dancing, and some of the best food around. Plus, it’s all for the animals! 7-11pm. Zoobilee: Feast with the BeastsRoger Williams Park Zoo Providence, RI, .
Newport Rocks The Fort
Celebrate the return of summer season at the park! Seven classic rock bands in six hours, plus all the fun, sun, and food you can handle! 2pm. Newport Rocks The FortFort Adams State Park Newport, RI, .
Summer Outdoor Concert Series at Marina Park
The Wakefield Concert Band is 75 members strong, dedicated, and performing for you all summer. Summer Outdoor Concert Series at Marina Park Wakefield, 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, .
Summer Kick Off Beach Party
Lots of fun, family friendly contests and activities, plus a bouncy house, cotton candy and lots more food! Plus it’s at the beach! 11-2pm. Summer Kick Off Beach PartyBrewster Beach Wolfeboro, NH, .
Black Swan Inn Renaissance Festival
Have you ever been to a live black powder presentation? Sounds like a lot of fun, plus there is music, food, and other entertainment. Black Swan Inn Renaissance FestivalBlack Swan Inn Tilton, NH, .
Independence Day
Lexington Lions Club Carnival & Fireworks
OK, here we have an Independence Day of celebration full of fun and food, with fireworks as the grand finale. Cool! Celebration 4:30pm, Fireworks 9pm. Lexington Lions Club Carnival & FireworksHastings Park, Massachusetts Ave at Worthern Ave Lexington, MA, .
Holliston, MA
All we know is there will be fireworks in Holliston on Monday. Honestly though, isn’t that enough? 10pm. Holliston, MAHolliston High School Holliston, MA, .
Fitchburg Main Street Block Party
There’s a Block Party in Fitchburg, and it’s got bouncy houses, jugglers, magicians, a classic car show, and lots more including fireworks. 5-9pm. Fitchburg Main Street Block PartyDowntown Fitchburg, MA, .
Chief Will’s Day
Cookout 5pm, road race 5:30pm, ‘animal acts’, band, and then fireworks! Chief Will's DayEmily Maher Park Middleton, MA, .
July 4th and Horribles Parade
Beverly celebrates Independence Day for a whole week! There will be a parade, fireworks and even scavenger hunts. 8am. July 4th and Horribles ParadeWest Beach Beverly, MA, .
Manchester, MA
You get a parade, a concert and fireworks. Sounds standard until you consider the pancake breakfast! Manchester, MAVarious Locations Manchester, MA, .
Braintree July 4th Celebration
A parade, live entertainment, and a big fireworks show make Braintree’s 4th of July celebration a day AND night full of fun! Parade 11:45am, Fair 2pm, Fireworks 10pm. Braintree July 4th CelebrationBraintree High School Braintree, MA, .
Hingham’s Fourth of July
Hingham celebrates the Fourth of July with fireworks, a parade & much more. America the beautiful! parade 10am. Hingham's Fourth of July Hingham, MA, .
Old Home Day
Old Home Day is really two days of familiy fun that features more than 25 different events. Includes live music, BBQs, workshops and much more. Old Home DaySpalding Field Carlisle, MA, .
Northampton Family Fourth Celebration
This is a fireworks display, preceded by live music, lots of carnival games, entertainment and lotsa food! Northampton Family Fourth CelebrationLook Park Northampton, MA, .
Holyoke Fireworks
What can I say, it’s a fireworks display! Come to Holyoke for an explosively good time. 6pm, fireworks @ dusk. Holyoke FireworksHolyoke Community College Holyoke, MA, .
Easthampton Spirit Fireworks Extravaganza
Family activities, four live musical acts, and fireworks! How can anyone say no to that? 5pm. Easthampton Spirit Fireworks ExtravaganzaDaily Field, Galbraith Field and Nonotuck Park Easthampton, MA, .
Fireworks in the park
Fireworks in a park, complete with live music, food, and fun! Sounds like a good family day in Ware. Fireworks in the parkGrenville Park Ware, MA, .
Mashpee, MA
Fireworks preceeded by a whole evening of food, rides, games, music, and lots more. I’m in! dusk. Mashpee, MAMashpee High School, 500 Old Barnstable Rd, Mashpee MA Mashpee, MA, .
Patriots, Whirligigs and Fun
What’s a whirligig? Find out for yourself as kids make their own, then take a historical tour of Rhode Island in all its colonial spendor! 1-4pm. Patriots, Whirligigs and FunSmith-Appleby House Museum Smithfield, RI, .
Bristol Fourth of July Ball
This is a real old fashioned ball with dinner, dancing, and a cocktail hour. Plus views of Naragansett Bay! 5:30-11pm. Bristol Fourth of July BallThe Grounds of the Sisters of St. Dorothy Bristol, RI, .
Firemen’s Field Day
Volunteer firefighters put it all on the line in this day of competition. Who will you root for in the famous water battle? 10am. Firemen's Field DayGuiteras Elementary School Bristol, RI, .
Rochester, NH – Night Before the 4th
Entertainment, fun, and all the best fair food kick off this night of family activities and fireworks! Rochester, NH - Night Before the 4thRochester Fairgrounds Rochester, NH, .
Windham Fireworks
Food vendors and a rockin’ band sure do compliment fireworks nicely. So would you! 7:15pm. Windham FireworksWindham High School Windham, NH, .
Wakefield, NH
Admission is free, and cotton candy, ice cream, fried dough, games, and performers are promised! Oh, did I forget about the fireworks? Wakefield, NHBallpark Complex Wakefield, NH, .
Summer Concert Series Fireworks
A military orchestra will perform during this celebration, kicking off Independence Day festivities on Friday with a great concert and fireworks! 7:15 pm. Summer Concert Series FireworksTown Center Park Hamden, CT, .
Barnum Fireworks
Take a beautiful summer night. Add fireworks! There’s a recipe for a great summer event. 9pm. Barnum FireworksSeaside Park, Marina Park Cir Bridgeport, CT, .
The 2014 CLOA Fireworks Display
Join the fun and celebrate Independence Day inBristol, there will be fireworks! dusk. The 2014 CLOA Fireworks DisplayCedar Lake Owners Association Bristol, CT, .
East Haven Fireworks & Beach Party
This isn’t just your standard day of family fun followed by fireworks event…it’s also at the beach! noon. East Haven Fireworks & Beach Party East Haven, CT, .
Vernon, CT (and Rockville, CT)
There are some early fireworks displays in Connecticut this week! Look up and be amazed Tuesday night. dusk? Vernon, CT (and Rockville, CT)Henry Park and Downtown Rockville Vernon, CT, .
Red, White & Blue Summer Fun Festival
Enjoy the live entertainment and fun activities at the Red, White & Blue Summer Fun Festival. Make sure to stick around for the fireworks! 6-10pm. Red, White & Blue Summer Fun FestivalMailly Waterfront Park, Main Street at Route 24 Bowdoinham, ME, .
Point Sebago Resort 4th of July Week
Point Sebago resort has prepared a bunch of events to enjoy during July 4th celebrations. Fun at the beach included! Don’t miss the fireworks! Point Sebago Resort 4th of July WeekPoint Sebago Resort Casco, ME, .
Eastport, ME
This one is probably the largest celebration in the state of Maine. 10 days of fun filled events for everyone. Includes: A parade, fireworks show, steel band performances, and much more. Eastport, MEVarious locations Eastport, ME, .
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. Review: Smart PeopleSouth End / Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA Boston, MA, .
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, .
Review: Menopause The Musical
From what I hear, this musical parody is the only thing women will find hilarious about menopause. Set to popular tunes from the past few decades, it does sound more fun than a hotflash. Review: Menopause The MusicalStoneham Theatre Stoneham, MA, .
Review: 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. Review: Dancing WildeBoston Playwrights’ Theatre Boston, MA, .
Review: 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. Review: Pattern of LifeBoston University Theatre, Lane-Comley Studio 210 Boston, MA, .
‘Melting in Madras’ and ‘Monocular Man’: Double Feature
If you’ve ever considered a spiritual journey through India, definitely check out this performance to get the skinny on all that is good and bad. 'Melting in Madras' and 'Monocular Man': Double FeatureFactory Theater Boston, MA, .
Review: 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. Review: 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, .
DockDogs Canine Competition
Wait, you’ve never been to a weekend of international dock jumping, canine aquatics and performance sports for dogs? Bow WOW! 8:30am-5pm. DockDogs Canine CompetitionSettlers’ Green Outlet Village, Route 16 North Conway, NH, .
Family Night at the Summit
A family mini golf course scramble for prizes? This definitely sounds fun, and they even throw in a free round of mini golf. Family Night at the SummitSummit of Mount Sunapee Newbury, NH, .
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. 9-5pm. Narragansett Fine Art FestivalVeterans Memorial Park Narragansett, RI, .
Oakland Beach Tuesday Cruise Night
This is a car show, with food, a DJ.. and family fun. Plus, funds raised go right back into the community. 4-8pm. Oakland Beach Tuesday Cruise NightOakland Beach Warwick, RI, .
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, .
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, .
Midsummer Fantasy Renaissance Faire
Magic shows, comedy, live combat, and fire dancing! You’re encouraged to dress as your favorite fantasy being and play along too. 11-6:30pm. Midsummer Fantasy Renaissance FaireWarsaw Park Ansonia, CT, .
Wooden Boat Show
More than 100 wooden boats of all sizes will be on display, but you’ll get to build your own as well! Lots of supplies for sale and other fun things to do. 9-5pm. Wooden Boat ShowMystic Seaport Mystic, CT, .
Mystic Blues Festival
3 days of blues music! Grammy Winners and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductees will be performing, so it’s going to be good! Mystic Blues FestivalMystic Shipyard Mystic, CT, .
New Haven Irish Festival
Don’t miss the New Haven Feis at this festival, full of irish music, dancing, and soda bread competition. Dance a jig and immerse yourself in Irish culture! New Haven Irish Festival North Haven, CT, .
Midsummer Mozart
One great way to end a long summer’s day? A night of Mozart’s masterpieces. 7:30pm. Midsummer MozartPerforming Arts Center at Simsbury Meadows Simsbury, CT, .
Trumbull Day
The days starts with a carnival and games, but ends with a huge fireworks display! Plenty of music and food as well. noon-11pm. Trumbull DayTrumbull High School Trumbull, CT, .
Summer Concert Series
The best dance hits of all time are promised at this installment of Scarborough’s Summer Concert Series. Get off your seat and on your feet! Summer Concert SeriesMemorial Park, Oak Hill Scarborough, 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, .
Strawberry Festival and Craft Fair
Strawberries and shortcake are the stars of this festival, but there is lots of other entertainment, including music and food! 9am-4pm. Strawberry Festival and Craft FairSouth Berwick Central School South Berwick, ME, .
Whatever Family Festival & Kids Day in Capitol Park
The Whatever Festival probably has whatever it is your family is looking for, from balloons and a dunk tank to a pizza competition! It all culminates in a 4th of July fireworks show! Whatever Family Festival & Kids Day in Capitol ParkCapitol Park Augusta, ME, .
Windjammer Days
Fireworks, a boat and land parade, a roaming crew of pirates and other fun events will be happening during Windjammer Days. Sounds like fun! Windjammer DaysWhale Center and around town Boothbay Harbor, ME, .
Maine Festival of American Music
This 4-day festival revolves around American music, specifically chamber music. It sounds a bit religious but not too much. Maine Festival of American MusicSabbathday Lake Shaker Museum New Gloucester, ME, .
The Greek Festival
Get your Greek on at this three day festival full of all things Grecian, including culture, dance, music, and of course, food. The Greek FestivalHoly Trinity Greek Orthodox Church Portland, ME, .
Standish Summer Spectacular
Here’s a fun, local festival celebrating the community through song, dance, food, and to top it all off, fireworks! Standish Summer SpectacularVarious locations Standish, ME, .
La Kermesse Franco-Americaine
Who will win La Kermesse Idol? Find out during this four day festival that includes crafts and vendors, fun activities, food, and FIREWORKS! La Kermesse Franco-AmericaineBiddeford Middle School Field Biddeford, ME, .
Maine Antique Tractor Club
Check out the skillet and hammer throwing contests, drool over the pies, and of course all the tractors and tractor pulling you can handle. Maine Antique Tractor ClubFarmington Fairgrounds Farmington, ME, .
Strawberry Festival and Living History Day
Not many strawberry specials include mansion tours, a one-room schoolhouse, and old-fashioned games. That, my friends, is whipped cream on top! 10-4pm. Strawberry Festival and Living History DayWashburn Norlands Living History Center Livermore, ME, .
Poland Spring Heritage Day
Watch the Poland Fire & Rescue Squad exhibit, or spend the whole day eating the goodies available at the festival. There will be live music, and games for kids. Poland Spring Heritage DayPoland Spring Resort & Preservation Park, Poland Spring, ME, .
Kingfield POPS Festival of the Arts & Concert
Here’s a POPS concert feauring a Grammy award winning conductor, and a legend in the American Folk world. Kingfield POPS Festival of the Arts & ConcertKennedy Farm, Route 142 Kingfield, ME, .
Saco Spirit Sidewalk Art Festival
Ok, so maybe this is just vendors and artisans selling their wares. But, there sure are a lot of them! Saco Spirit Sidewalk Art FestivalMain Street Saco, ME, .
Maine Antique Power Show
An engine show, flea market, and lots of fun historic exhibits will have you feeling the power! Antique power, maybe, but what’s wrong with that? Maine Antique Power ShowSkowhegan State Fairgrounds Skowhegan, ME, .
South Berwick Strawberry Festival
There will be shortcakes for everyone, and when you’ve had your fill of strawberries, check out the artisans and fun entertainment. South Berwick Strawberry Festival South Berwick, ME, .
UrbanRAID Maine
You’ll have to run, crawl, climb, and scramble your way through this challenging obstacle course, but you’ll be rewarded at the post party with music and food! UrbanRAID Maine Portland, ME, .
Maple Meadow Farm Festival
This event features the 5K Milk Run, bluegrass performances, a tractor display and a craft market. Check out the draft team farming techniques! 10-5pm. Maple Meadow Farm FestivalMaple Meadow Farm Mapleton, ME, .
Kennebunk Old Home Week
As far as kicking off an ‘Old Home’ Week goes, a parade, petting zoo, craft fair and family activies sounds like a good way to go! Kennebunk Old Home WeekVarious Locations Kennebunk, 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, .
Bar Harbor Music Festival
Variety is the word that defines this music festival! Find string orchestra, jazz, brass, and even Opera concerts, featuring the best up and coming performers. Bar Harbor Music FestivalVarious Locations Bar Harbor, ME, .
‘Stolen Mojo’ concert cruise aboard The Casablanca
Cruise beautiful Casco Bay to the sounds of ‘Stolen Mojo’. Don’t rock the boat just because the boat is rocking! 7-10pm. 'Stolen Mojo' concert cruise aboard The CasablancaCasablanca Cruises, Custom House Wharf Portland, ME, .
Vermont Quilt Festival
This is New England’s oldest and largest quilt event, so they claim. You get the chance to buy stuff, of course, and see some amazing quilts! Vermont Quilt FestivalChamplain Valley Exposition Essex Junction, VT, .
Native American Encampment
Tribal members will share songs, drumming, dancing, games, food preparation, and other life skills at this fun and historical encampment! Native American EncampmentLake Champlain Maritime Museum Vergennes, 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, .
Outdoor Theatre & More
 Outdoor Theatre & More – click map above to set region Mon 6/23 Tue 6/24 Wed 6/25 Thu 6/26 Fri 6/27 Sat 6/28 Sun 6/29 Mon 6/30
Salsa in the ParkBoston, MA

Mondays at 6-9pm.
Blackstone Community Center 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
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Burlington Children’s ShowsBurlington, MA

Mondays 6:30pm on town common, Thursdays 1pm at Simonds Park.
Various, 781-270-1695. more
A Midsummer Night’s DreamEaston, MA

Borderland State Park, 617-294-9722. more
WBAF Summer Theatre: CabaretWest Boylston, MA

Wednesdays at 6:30-8pm.
West Boylston Middle High School Auditorium more
Amesbury Days Theatre in the OpenAmesbury, MA

Millyard Amphitheater more
A Midsummer Night’s DreamLenox, MA

2 Plunkett Street 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
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
Fireworks In The SquareOld Orchard Beach, ME

Thursdays at 9:45pm approx.
The Pier, 2 Old Orchard St more
Outdoor Movie
 Outdoor Movies – click map above to set region Mon 6/23 Tue 6/24 Wed 6/25 Thu 6/26 Fri 6/27 Sat 6/28 Sun 6/29 Mon 6/30
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
Winthrop Movies in the ParkWinthrop, MA

various times.
Ingleside Park, 617-846-8243. more
Crafts & Movie NightDanvers, MA

Crafts at 7pm – movie at 8pm; rain date: 6/30.
Glen Magna Farms, Ingersoll Street more
Movies at Lynch ParkBeverly, MA

Sundays (except 8/9); various time.
Lynch Park more
Movies with the StarsMansfield, MA

Times vary, check town website.
South Common more
Easthampton Arts in the ParkEasthampton, MA

Fridays (except 7/19) at 6:30-8pm.
Millside Park, 2 Ferry St, (413) 529-1440. more
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
Beach Blanket Movie at SunsetNew London, CT


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 6/23 Tue 6/24 Wed 6/25 Thu 6/26 Fri 6/27 Sat 6/28 Sun 6/29 Mon 6/30
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
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 more
Burlington Summer ConcertsBurlington, MA

Tuesdays at 6:30pm.
Town Common more
Summer Concert Series at DedhamDedham, MA

Endicott Estate Lawn, 781-329-9118. more
Hudson Summer Concerts – Wood ParkHudson, MA

Wednesdays at 6-9pm.
Wood Park, Park Street 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
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 more
Concerts on the CommonFitchburg, MA

Thursdays at 7:30pm ; no performance on 7/24.
Upper Common more
Hudson Summer Concerts – Cellucci ParkHudson, MA

Thursdays 12pm.
Cellucci Park, 37 South Street more
Outdoor Concert at the Sampas PavillionLowell, MA

Mondays 7pm.
Sampas Pavilion more
Middlesex Concert Band RehearsalsWakefield, MA

2014:Thursdays 7:30-9:30pm.
Church, 8 Lafayette St more
Sunday Concerts in the ShellBeverly, MA

Sundays at 6-8pm.
Lynch Park more
Sundays in Patton ParkHamilton, MA

Patton Park, Rt 1A, 978-468-4818. more
Lowell Summer Music SeriesLowell, MA

7:30pm (except 7/25 – 7/27 at various times; 9/6 at 10am).
Boarding House Park more
Concerts on the CommonBeverly, MA

Sundays at 6-8pm.
Beverly Common more
Berklee Stars at South Shore ConservatoryHingham, MA

Fridays at 8pm.
Carr Amphitheater, One Conservatory Drive more
The Summer of BrewsterPlymouth, MA

Saturdays at 6pm.
Hedge House Lawn more
Acoustic Nights Concert SeriesPlymouth, MA

no time listed.
Hedge House Lawn more
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
Sharon Bands Summer Concert SeriesSharon, MA

Various times.
Various Locations more
Blackstone Valley Community Concert BandWorcester, MA

Various times & locations.
Various more 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
Family Night at the BandstandMilford, MA

6:30pm ; no lineup yet.
Milford Town Park, Congress St at Walnut Street, 508-478-5924. 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
Summer Concert Series – OstervilleOsterville, MA

Thursdays at 6-7pm.
Library Lawn 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
Friday Night Concert SeriesProvidence, RI

Fridays 7:30pm.
Waterplace Park more
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
Sunset Celebrations at Fort AdamsNewport, RI

Sunday at 2-8pm.
Fort Adams State Park more
July 4th Concert SeriesBristol, RI

Independence Park 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
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
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
Concert Series on the GreenAmherst, NH

Tuesdays at 7pm.
Village Green 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
Summer in the Street – PortsmouthPortsmouth, NH

Pleasant Street more 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
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
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
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
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
Town Band ConcertsGlastonbury, CT

Sundays at 7pm.
Hubbard Green more
Summer Concert Series at BristolBristol, CT

Tuesdays at 7-8:30pm.
Rockwell Park more
Summer Concert Series at Greenwich, CTGreenwich, CT

204: Wednesdays at 7:15-8:45pm.
Roger Sherman Baldwin Park, 203-861-6100. 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
Yarmouth Summer Art SeriesYarmouth, ME

Wednesdays at 6pm ; raindate is Thursday.
Royal River Park more 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
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