Events INSIDER: June 16-24, 2014

Johnny’s Picks
Make Music Harvard Square
This festival promises to fill every nook and cranny of Harvard Square with the sweet sounds of local music for the entire day. Make Music Harvard SquareHarvard Square Cambridge, MA, .
Phantom Gourmet BBQ Beach Party
This is a full-of-food beach festival that does not actually happen at the beach. You can expect to find eating contests,delicious foodand cook offs, in addition to world class musical acts! Phantom Gourmet BBQ Beach PartyCity Hall Plaza, One City Hall Square Boston, MA, .
Official STAR TREK Convention
This is the real deal! The official STAR TREK Convention, so you know you won’t end up inside some dude’s garage looking at a few action figures. Seriously, don’t miss this one! 10am. Official STAR TREK ConventionJohn B. Hynes Convention Center Boston, MA, .
British Car Day at Larz Anderson Museum
Larz Anderson is world-class auto museum, and this Sunday it is all about British cars. Just make sure to drive on the right side of the road! 10-2pm. British Car Day at Larz Anderson MuseumLarz Anderson Museum Brookline, MA, .
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, .
Fifer’s Day parade
Watch costumed minutemen as they cook hot dogs. There will be a road race, parade, kids carnival, dunk tank, with a tug-o-war and a donut eating contest! 11am. Fifer's Day paradeFlerra Meadows Boxborough, MA, .
Ice Cream Scoop-Ah-Bowl
For $5 you get to taste ice-cream samples from local parlors. When you’ve had your fill, check out the rides and activities, including face painting and balloon animals. 11-1pm. Ice Cream Scoop-Ah-BowlEndicot Park, Forest Street Danvers, MA, .
Hanover Day w/ Fireworks
This festival has live music, craft vendors, games for kids, athletic events including a 5k, and.. fireworks! 10am-10pm. Hanover Day w/ FireworksSylvester Field Hanover, MA, .
Mutton and Mead Medieval Festival
The whole family can hit the tavern for some fun games of skill when they step back in time at this weekend’s medieval festival! Mutton and Mead Medieval Festival Montague, MA, .
Blackstone River Theatre Summer Solstice Festival
Grab a lawn chair and settle in for a day full of great music and dancing. There is even a stage for children’s music, and free parking too! 11-7pm. Blackstone River Theatre Summer Solstice FestivalDiamond Hill Park, Rte. 114 Cumberland, RI, .
Mt. Greylock Star Party
You can test drive amazing telescopes for free and get a whole new look at the night sky at this party on Massachusett’s highest peak. 9pm. Mt. Greylock Star PartyWar Memorial Tower, Mt. Greylock Summit Adams, 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, .
Master Sand Sculpting Competition at Hampton Beach
Hampton Beach doesn’t import sand for just anything. They’re hosting a professional sand sculping competition, complete with fireworks and classes to bring your sand castles to the next level. Master Sand Sculpting Competition at Hampton BeachOcean Boulevard Hampton Beach, NH, .
Patty Griffin
What better way to kick off a summer-long arts festival than with a Grammy-winning singer-songwriter? Especially when tickets cost onlya modest donation. 7pm. Patty GriffinPrescott Park Portsmouth, NH, .
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
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, , .
Independence Day
Upton Fireworks Festival
This fireworks festival includes an inflatable fun park for kids, and of course, a spectacular fireworks show! 4-10pm. Upton Fireworks FestivalBlackstone Valley Red. Voc. Tech. High School Upton, MA, .
Branford Fireworks
Branford Point is a great place to be, especially when there’s a fireworks display going on. Nothing like fireworks on a beautiful beach! This website may be down but we did confirm this. Branford FireworksBranford Point, Harbor Street Branford, CT, .
Also Fun
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, .
Step Into Summer
A rooftop party with a floating fashion show, now there’s something you don’t see every day! Silent auction and a great view of the city, too. 6pm. Step Into SummerRevere Hotel Boston, MA, .
Globe Insider Talk: Healing Invisible Wounds
Take a close look at the challenges facing our returning veterans at this panel discussion moderated by Kevin Cullen of the Globe. Globe Insider Talk: Healing Invisible WoundsJohn F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Columbia Point Boston, MA, .
Shadows Enough: Nathaniel Hawthorne and Mount Auburn
Mount Auburn Cemetery aims to honor the 150th anniversary of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s death during this guided walking tour of its grounds. 7pm. Shadows Enough: Nathaniel Hawthorne and Mount AuburnMount Auburn Cemetery Cambridge, MA, .
Third Thursday Block Parties
This month’s block party in Somerville features the rhythm of the east. Make puppets and musical instruments, or join in the huge World Cup jam. 6-8:30pm. Third Thursday Block PartiesMain Streets Somerville, MA, .
Chefs in Shorts
If you have $80 to spare, you can join this outdoor BBQ where the city’s best chefs are grilling…in shorts. 7-9:30pm. Chefs in ShortsSeaport World Trade Center Boston, MA, .
Summer Solstice Bicycle Tour
Don’t forget your helmet on this fun and historic ride through Roxbury. Dinner and refreshments available at the end of the ride. 6-8pm. Summer Solstice Bicycle TourDilloway Thomas House Roxbury, MA, .
Boston Tango Bar
Start with a crash-course lesson in Tango, then dance the night away while enjoying Argentine treats. 8pm-1am. Boston Tango BarDance Union Somerville, 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, .
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! Rain or shine. In the Groves: A Summer Solstice JourneyArnold Arboretum Boston, MA, .
Dance from the Extraordinary Everyday with Peter DiMuro/Public Displays of Motion
With 20 years of experience under his belt, when Peter DiMuro asks how he can best make dance, you know he’ll find out the answer! Dance from the Extraordinary Everyday with Peter DiMuro/Public Displays of MotionCalderwood Pavilion at the BCA Boston, MA, .
Night at the Harvard Museums of Science and Culture
A night of performances, hands on activities, telescope viewing, and free admission to many Harvard Museums makes this a can’t-miss event. 5-9pm. Night at the Harvard Museums of Science and CultureHarvard Museums of Science and Culture Boston, MA, .
South End Garden Tour
Check out rooftop and patio gardens as well as community plots and parks, with artists painting all along this self guided walking tour. South End Garden TourBoston Public Library Boston, MA, .
Meet MTI award-winning inventors and their cool toys! Also, a design competition with rubber duckies and wind power. Duck ‘N’ Hover! EurekaFestMIT Museum Cambridge, MA, .
Midsummer Night Revels
Celebrate the solstice like a true Victorian with a ceremony followed by music and dance. Merriment guaranteed! Midsummer Night RevelsShady Hill School Cambridge, MA, .
Duck Race on the Charles River
Rubber duck races are fun, and they’re even better when there is also a big BBQ, pony rides, and face painting, plus more! 1-3pm. Duck Race on the Charles RiverRiverdale Park Dedham, MA, .
Rock and Run
When they say Rock and Run, they mean it. Race on this fun obstacle course with live music playing at every mile marker. There’s even a party afterwards featuring a national recording artist! 10-3pm. Rock and RunAssembly Row at Assembly Square Somerville, MA, .
Joe’s Jazz and Blues Fest
Find a good place to relax and enjoy more than 6 hours of amazing Jazz music. It’s free, it’s outdoors.. don’t miss this one. 12-6:30pm. Joe's Jazz and Blues FestVarious locations Somerville, MA, .
Plein Air Paint Out and Wet Paint Sale
9am. Plein Air Paint Out and Wet Paint SaleArtists Association of Nantucket Nantucket, 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, .
Trash Bash
This trash bash is all about art. Help out with the community project or enjoy the recycled entries from lots of local artists. Trash BashThe Union Warehouse Somerville, 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, .
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, .
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, .
Lowell African Festival
How cool! This is an African festival with dancing, music and crafts. It’s a good time to try some African dishes too. 11-7pm. Lowell African FestivalSampas Pavilion, Pawtucket Blvd Lowell, MA, .
Acton’s Beach Party Blast
Sand castle competitions and eating contests are a good mix when you’re at the beach, especially when it’s all free! 12-4pm. Acton's Beach Party BlastNARA Park Beach Acton, MA, .
Strawberry Festival & Dessert Contest
Not only is this a real juried desert contest, it’s a strawberry festival too! Pick your own, try lots of treats, or just enjoy the free entertainment and activities. 9am-3pm. Strawberry Festival & Dessert ContestVerrill Farm Concord, 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, .
PEM/PM British Pub Night
There will be folk songs, everything you need to know about English beer, and pub games at this fun event that whisks you across the Atlantic. 6-9pm. PEM/PM British Pub NightPeabody Essex Museum Salem, MA, .
Essex River Day
This one’s cool: People sharing their boats at Essex River, a cookout, softball game, bonfire and live music. Everyone’s invited. Evening. Essex River DayMemorial Park Essex, MA, .
North Shore Pride Parade
There is no better way to kick off a pride festival than with a fun, friendly, and colorful pride parade through the streets of Salem! Join the festival at the Common. 12pm. North Shore Pride ParadeMargin St Salem, MA, .
5k Foam Fest
This 5k promises to get you ‘filthy clean’! Crawl through the mud until you find yourself facing giant inflatables full of foam. Do you have what it takes? 8am. 5k Foam FestKimball Farm Westford, 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! Then step outside and see the Cape Ann scenery that inspires many of them. Cape Ann Artisans Open Studio TourVarious locations Gloucester, MA, .
Marini Farm Strawberry Festival
This Strawberry Festival has a little bit of everything, including antique tractors, hayrides, face painting, duck races, and even a corn cannon. Strawberries too! 10-5pm. Marini Farm Strawberry FestivalMarini Farm Ipswich, MA, .
The Vintage Bazaar
At its core, this is a market where you’ll find salvaged items, antiques and indie crafts. But, it’s held at a flower farm, and there will also be live music and entertainment. The Vintage BazaarPettengill Farm Salisbury, 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, .
17th Century Saturdays
. 17th Century SaturdaysAll Around Essex, MA, .
Clark YMCA Summer Solstice Celebration
This community celebration features a parade, a road race, live entertainment and much more. Road race 8am, celebration 11-4pm. Clark YMCA Summer Solstice CelebrationClark Memorial YMCA Grounds Winchendon, MA, .
Vintage Base Ball Game
Bristol Town Common becomes a field of dreams for this night of classic base ball with 1800’s rules. 1pm. Vintage Base Ball GameTown Common Bristol, RI, .
Chorus of Westerly Summer Pops Concert
This outdoor concert has been experienced by more than half a million people. It’s free, and everyone can come. Plus there are fireworks! 8pm. Chorus of Westerly Summer Pops ConcertWilcox Park Westerly, RI, .
Navigating the Great Outdoors
Try the obstacle course, go for a swim, or hike the trails at Pulaski State Park, and you’ll still find more activities for the whole family afterwards! 11-3pm. Navigating the Great OutdoorsPulaski Memorial State Park Burrillville, RI, .
Waushakum Live Steamers – Van Brocklin Meet
Join steam engine lovers at their cookout. Then ask if you can ride the mini locomotives! All aboard for a day of fun. Waushakum Live Steamers - Van Brocklin MeetWaushakum Live Steamers, Arthur St. Holliston, MA, .
Paragon Carousel Secret Garden Tour
Visit amazing gardens by foot or by car and maybe even find some artists at work. Proceeds fund preservation of the famous carousel where you’ll begin your tour. Paragon Carousel Secret Garden TourParagon Carousel Hull, MA, .
World’s End Summer Solstice Concert
Here 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, .
Taste of Amherst
Four days of food, family, and fun is what Amherst tastes like, according to the folks behind this event! Taste of AmherstTown Common, Boltwood Avenue Amherst, MA, .
The Total Rod Stewart Experience
He may not be the real ‘Rodfather’, but audiences around the world say that Rick Larrimore will have you fooled in this all out performance. 9pm. The Total Rod Stewart ExperienceJ. Anthony’s Italian Grill Oxford, MA, .
Bonsai Exhibit at Tower Hill Botanical Garden
Tower Hill Botanical Garden is displaying bonsais, the twisted little trees from Japan. Check out the beauty and precision of this well known tradition. 10-5pm. Bonsai Exhibit at Tower Hill Botanical GardenTower Hill Botanical Garden Boylston, MA, .
Black History Weekend
Spend Juneteenth at Old Sturbridge Village, by enjoying crafts and activities that celebrate African American historyand the end of slavery. Black History WeekendOld Sturbridge Village Sturbridge, MA, .
Paulie’s NOLA Jazz & Blues Festival
All the excitment and sounds of New Orleans, but right in the heart of Worcester. This festival is sure to be a party! Paulie's NOLA Jazz & Blues FestivalHistoric Canal District Worcester, MA, .
1,000 Miles for Health
Walk a mile, it’s for your health! Plus, this event is free, and you’ll get a bracelet entitling you to special deals all night. 1,000 Miles for HealthNorth Street Pittsfield, 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, .
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. 12:30pm. Cape Cod Quahog DayHy-Line Cruises’ dock, Onset Pier Onset, MA, .
Falmouth Arts Alive
You can choose between more than 60 music, dance, theatre, and film performances. Talk about variety. there will be vendors and a town dance too! Falmouth Arts AliveFalmouth Library Lawn Falmouth, MA, .
106 WCOD Cape Cod Chowderfest
Yup, it’s Chowderfest, which means live music and food. Plus, it’s the Cape Cod Chowderfest, which means great people and surroundings. Grab a bowl, or two, or three, or… 12pm-3pm. 106 WCOD Cape Cod ChowderfestCape Cod Melody Tent Hyannis, MA, .
Provincetown International Film Festival
This is a huge film festival with lots of local influences, and even a night at the drive-in! Provincetown International Film FestivalVarious Locations Provincetown, MA, .
Wellfeet Harbor Fest
Get your sea legs ready, this festival is all about things like boating, fishing, and other nautical activities. 9-4pm. Wellfeet Harbor FestWellfleet Town Pier, Commercial Street Wellfleet, MA, .
Summer Luncheon @ Aldrich Mansion
It may not be the cheapest buffet around, but you’ll enjoy great atmosphere, food, and views. 29.95 per person, reservations/prepayment required. Summer Luncheon @ Aldrich MansionAldrich Mansion Warwick, RI, .
Secret Garden Tours
This is a self-guided walking tour of private gardens in historic Newport. If you got 20 bucks to spare and feel like admiring some fancy gardens, this is for you. 10-5pm. Secret Garden ToursVarious Locations Newport, RI, .
Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit Reception
The works of 19 New England sculptors will be on display for some time at Mill Brook Gallery. To kick things off, here’s their opening reception. Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit ReceptionMill Brook Gallery Concord, 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. Food available for purchase as well. 9:30-2:30pm. Sunapee Wheels Antique and Collectible Motor Vehicles ShowMount Sunapee Newbury, NH, .
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, .
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, .
Dancing in the Streets
This event blurs the line between human and auto bodies. I wonder if there will be any transformers there! Dancing in the StreetsVeterans Memorial Rink alley Somerville, MA, .
The Ultrasonic Rock Orchestra Summer Solstice Blast-Off!
A ten-vocalist rock band that covers acts like Queen and Bowie? This event is sure to rock. 8pm. The Ultrasonic Rock Orchestra Summer Solstice Blast-Off!Regent Theatre Arlington, MA, .
Beau Jest Moving Theatre ‘APT. 4D’
Ever had a creepy neighbor move in nearby? Check out how these characters deal with the mysterious woman who moves into APT. 4D. Beau Jest Moving Theatre 'APT. 4D'Charlestown Working Theatre Charlestown, MA, .
Frank Sinatra and Liza Minnelli
Frank Sinatra and Liza Minnelli live in Medford? Why not? Straight from Las Vegas, hear all the classics, one night only! 7pm. Frank Sinatra and Liza MinnelliChevalier Theatre Medford, 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, .
Luminarium Gala & Showcase
Catch performance highlights from this local dance company while you celebrate their fourth year in Boston. You can also get a peek at what’s ahead! 5-8pm. Luminarium Gala & ShowcaseCenter for Arts at the Armory Somerville, 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. Dancing WildeBoston Playwrights’ Theatre 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, .
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. Pattern of LifeBoston University Theatre, Lane-Comley Studio 210 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. Menopause The MusicalStoneham Theatre Stoneham, 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: 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, .
Review: South Pacific
Find yourself lost in the South Pacific without paying an arm and a leg for airfare! South PacificRobinson Theater Waltham, MA, .
An Evening with Deven Green
If you don’t know Deven Green or Betty Bowers, you need to do a Google search. All set? Then get to this electric ukulele lounge act! An Evening with Deven GreenThe Mark Twain House & Museum Hartford, 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. Willimantic's 3rd Thursday Street FestMain Street Willimantic, CT, .
Golden Oldies: Antique Autos and Fire Trucks!
Kids will get free firefighter helmets to really get in the spirit of this vintage trolley, fire truck, and auto show. Golden Oldies: Antique Autos and Fire Trucks!The Shore Line Trolley Museum East Haven, CT, .
Celtic Fling Summer
For just ten dollars, you get a hot buffet and a night of Irish dancing and bagpipe music, plus a silent auction and lots of raffle prizes. 5:30pm. Celtic Fling SummerMattabesett Canoe Club Middletown, 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, .
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 as this 10-day fest kicks off at the Florence Griswold Museum. Connecticut Historic Gardens DayFlorence Griswold Museum Old Lyme, CT, .
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, .
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, .
Damariscotta Pirate Rendezvous
The pirates invade at high noon? Will you be ready for a day of swashbuckling fun, eye patches, peg legs, and all the arrgh you can handle! 10-4pm. Damariscotta Pirate RendezvousDamariscotta River Damariscotta, ME, .
Gardiner Arts & Crafts Festival
With three stages of entertainment, a craft fair, and lots activities, you’ll have plenty to do while waiting for the evening’s fireworks. 9am-11pm. Gardiner Arts & Crafts FestivalWater Street & Waterfront Gardiner, ME, .
Blistered Fingers Family Bluegrass Festival
You don’t just listen to the bluegrass at this four-day family festival, you experience it. Hear from some of the best blistered fingered musicians in the world! Blistered Fingers Family Bluegrass Festival Litchfield, ME, .
Mechanic Falls Community Days
Take a horse-drawn wagon ride, feast on chicken BBQ and pancakes, or take a quack at the duck race. I mean crack! Mechanic Falls Community DaysVarious Locations Mechanic Falls, 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! Plus there’s a free kids Fun Run to kick things off. 7:45am. Cpt. Christopher S. Cash Memorial 5K and 2.5 Mile WalkOOB High School Old Orchard Beach, ME, .
Southern Maine Pride Parade and Festival
Pride parades are always fun. But the best part is that they make communities stronger, as you’ll see at the festival that follows it. 12pm. Southern Maine Pride Parade and FestivalMonument Square Portland, ME, .
Smokin’ at the Ballpark BBQ Festival
Be careful not to get BBQ sauce on any of the amazing cars you find at this dual-purpose, smokin’ festival. 10am. Smokin' at the Ballpark BBQ FestivalOOB Ballpark, E Emerson Cummings Blvd Old Orchard Beach, ME, .
Anime, gaming, science fiction, cosplay, fantasy, video gaming, boffer combat, steampunk, and more…if you have a fandom, you’ll find it represented here! PortConMaineWyndham Hotel South Portland, 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, .
The New Hampshire 48 Hour Film Project
Filmmakers based in New Hampshire will have 48 hours to shoot, edit and finish a great film. It’s going to be fun, and the results will be presented on June 25th at Cinemagic of Hooksett. The New Hampshire 48 Hour Film ProjectRed River Theatres Concord, NH, .
Old Tyme Fair
Watching fireworks at the beach is awesome, and much much better when there’s a fair going on. It’s the first one of the season in New Hampshire, with everything from historical demonstrations to a petting zoo! 10-9pm. Old Tyme FairHampton Beach State Park, Route 1A Hampton, NH, .
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, .
Burlington Wine & Food Festival
Live jazz, food sampling, and educational seminars…plus 250 different wines. Burlington Wine & Food FestivalWaterfront Park Burlington, VT, .
Summer Fest – South Burlington
Summer is all about outdoor activities. There will be plenty at Red Rocks Park and Beach like kayaking, nature trail walks, and arts and crafts. 12-3pm. Summer Fest - South BurlingtonRed Rocks Park/Beach South Burlington, VT, .
Vermont History Expo
Almost 150 historical societies come together to paint a vivid picture of ‘old’ vermont where rural country stores, farms, and stories come to life. 10-5pm. Vermont History ExpoTunbridge World’s Fairgrounds Tunbridge, VT, .
Outdoor Theatre & More
 Outdoor Theatre & More – click map above to set region Mon 6/16 Tue 6/17 Wed 6/18 Thu 6/19 Fri 6/20 Sat 6/21 Sun 6/22 Mon 6/23
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
Burlington Children’s ShowsBurlington, MA

Mondays 6:30pm on town common, Thursdays 1pm at Simonds Park.
Various, 781-270-1695. more
Prescott Park Arts FestivalPortsmouth, NH

Prescot Park, Marcy St at Mechanic St, 603-436-2848. more
Shakespeare on the SoundRowayton, CT

7:30pm; NO Monday performances.
Pinkney Park 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 Movies
 Outdoor Movies – click map above to set region Mon 6/16 Tue 6/17 Wed 6/18 Thu 6/19 Fri 6/20 Sat 6/21 Sun 6/22 Mon 6/23
Worcester Film Works Summer Movies at the OvalWorcester, MA

Thursdays; no time listed yet.
Worcester Common Oval, 455 Main Street 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
Family Movie Night AAAAcushnet, MA

Silverbrook Farm, 934 Main Street, 774-202-1027. 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
Movies in the ParkWolfeboro, NH

Fridays (except 7/5) at various times.
Foss Field (On Soccer Field by Back Bay) more 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 Concerts
 Outdoor Music – click map above to set region Mon 6/16 Tue 6/17 Wed 6/18 Thu 6/19 Fri 6/20 Sat 6/21 Sun 6/22 Mon 6/23
Downtown Boston Brass strolling musiciansBoston, MA

Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 12nn-2pm.
Downtown Crossing more more
3rd. ThursdaysPittsfield, MA

Downtown, North 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
Summer in the City Entertainment at Boston Harbor HotelBoston, MA

Rowes Wharf, Boston Harbor Hotel more more
Berklee Jazz on Spectacle IslandBoston, MA

Spectacle Island, 617-223-8108. 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
Circle the SquareMedford, MA

Thursdays at 4pm.
Medford Square 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
Sundays in Coggshall ParkFitchburg, MA

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

Thursdays at 7:30pm ; no performance on 7/24.
Upper Common 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
Salem Free Summer ConcertsSalem, MA

various times.
Salem Square, 336-721-7300. 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
Berklee Stars at South Shore ConservatoryHingham, MA

Fridays at 8pm.
Carr Amphitheater, One Conservatory Drive 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
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 Concert Series at West SpringfieldWest Springfield, MA

Various 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
Sundown Concerts at Fruitland MuseumsHarvard, MA

Thursdays at 7:15pm.
102 Prospect Hill Road, 978-456-3924. more
Newport Music SeriesNewport, RI

Different times, venues and $.
Friday Night Concert SeriesProvidence, RI

Fridays 7:30pm.
Waterplace Park more
July 4th Concert SeriesBristol, RI

Independence Park more
Downtown Sundown SeriesProvidence, RI

Roger Williams Natl Memorial, 282 North Main St more
Haddad Bandstand Concerts on Sargent CommonNew London, NH

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

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

Sundays at 2pm.
Little Studio, Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site more
Bandstand ConcertsHampton Falls, NH

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

Prescot Park, Marcy St at Mechanic St, 603-436-2848. more
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 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
Cocktails with the WhalesMystic, CT

55 Coogan Blvd, 860-572-5955 ext- 520. more
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
Twilight Lawn Concerts at Roseland CottageWoodstock, CT

Fridays at 7pm.
Roseland Cottage more
Kennebunk Weekly Concerts in the ParkKennebunk, ME

Wednesdays 6:30-7:30pm.
Lafayette Park, Storer St. 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