Events INSIDER: May 19-27, 2014

Features & Giveaways
Win: Dave Mason’s Traffic Jam
A Hall of Fame career began with the creation of this adolescent band. Catch Dave Mason relive those days live on stage! We’ve got 2 pairs of tickets to give away! Email Win: Dave Mason's Traffic JamWilbur Theater Boston, MA, .
Win: Speakeasy Circus
We have 2 pairs of tickets to give away! 2 tickets to the 7:00 show, 2 tickets to the 10:00 show. Send an email to for a chance to win! Win: Speakeasy CircusOberon Cambridge, MA, .
Johnny’s Picks
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, , .
Arunah Hill Memorial Day Weekend Pot Luck
There’s a 110 year old telescope at Aruna Hill Natural Science Center, where they’re hosting a Pot Luck on Saturday. Sounds like an out-of-this world meal to me! Arunah Hill Memorial Day Weekend Pot LuckArunah Hill Cummington, MA, .
US Air Guitar Qualifier @ Boston
Let your inner rock star come out and have fun at the Boston Qualifier of the US 2014 Air Guitar Tournament. Is your air guitar skill legendary? Grab your air pick, amp, and case, and compete! 18+. 4pm. US Air Guitar Qualifier @ BostonT.T. the Bear’s Place Cambridge, MA, .
Memorial Day Parade: Cambridge, MA
Cambridge’s Memorial Day Parade kicks off with a cannon salute, and too many marching groups to count, starting at 9:30am. 9:30am. Memorial Day Parade: Cambridge, MAMt Auburn St & Coolidge Cambridge, MA, .
18th-Century Horsemanship With Arms
Watch horsemen with swords slashing through melons disguised as soldiers. Also, live music and demos of medical procedures as practiced in 1700. 10-4pm. 18th-Century Horsemanship With Arms Wethersfield, CT, .
‘Welcome to Our Home’ A Living History Tour
Once a month, you get the chance of talking to an expert who is fully dressed as someone from the Alcott family, while going on an interactive tour around their house. 4:45-5:45pm. 'Welcome to Our Home' A Living History TourLouisa May Alcott’s Orchard House Concord, MA, .
Alton Weagle Day
Send the most creative (and never done before) idea for climbing Mt. Washington and if it’s good enough you might be invited to the climb. Crazy, right? Contact Alton Weagle DayMt. Washington Auto Road, Rt 16, Greens Grant Gorham, NH, .
Memorial Day Fireworks at Hampton Beach
A day at the beach is usually fun. Finish it off with a spectacular fireworks show. 9:30pm. Memorial Day Fireworks at Hampton BeachHampton Beach Hampton, NH, .
Newburyport Spring Fest
You can’t go wrong with this springtime street fest in downtown Newburyport. It’s always fun, and you can go to the beach if you need to take a break! 10-5pm. Newburyport Spring FestDowntown Newburyport, All Over Newburyport, MA, .
Lynn Civil War Sesquicentennial Events
Death match! Who will win in the Roman arena? Lincoln or Douglass? No, not Stephen Douglas, the former presidential candidate, but Frederick Douglass, the freed slave, author, and abolitionist. Maybe they won’t really fight, but they’ll have dinner and Civil War music. So that’s good. Maybe they’ll fight vampires together. Lynn Civil War Sesquicentennial EventsForest Park, 302 Sumner Ave., Springfield, MA, .
Murder Mystery Adventure Getaways: The Amazing Case
site not updated,Role Playing Scavenger Hunt! Do I have to say more? It features tours around mansions, wine tasting, visits to antique shops, a murder and top notch food by Brian chef Handley. Murder Mystery Adventure Getaways: The Amazing CaseGeorge Champlin Mason House Newport, RI, .
Memorial Day Pow-wow
There’s always something interesting to do at Pow wows. From dancing, singing, to watching demonstrations and crafts. They’ll have storytelling and a tipi you can go inside of. Memorial Day Pow-wow Charlemont, MA, .
BattleCry at WPI
We make them fight each other now, but someday robots will rule us all, I’m telling you! But what the heck, let’s enjoy the show while we can, it’s free! BattleCry at WPIClinton Town Hall Clinton, MA, .
Also Fun
Taste of Faneuil Hall
Sample the best food and drink Faneuil Hall has to offer. Enjoy craft beers and foods from all corners of the Quincy Market Food Colonnade and the world! 6- 9pm. Taste of Faneuil HallUpper Rotunda & Ned Devine’s Parris Lounge Boston, MA, .
Big of the Year Gala
In addition to celebrating amazing volunteers, this year’s event will also honor former Mayor Menino for his contributions to the program over the years. Big of the Year GalaSheraton Boston Hotel Boston, MA, .
The Hub Crawl Scavenger Hunt
This is a pub crawl scavenger hunt for charity. Yes, you read that right. Why haven’t you signed up yet? 6:30pm. The Hub Crawl Scavenger Hunt Boston, MA, .
MFA Open House
There is free admission for all to The Museum of Fine Arts on Memorial Day. Fun for the whole family! 10@4:45pm. MFA Open HouseMuseum of Fine Arts Boston, MA, .
Shadows of Shangri La: Exhibition Opening and Book Signing
Be among the first to see this pictoral exhibition showcasing an inside observer’s process of entering into and coming to understand a foreign land. 5pm. Shadows of Shangri La: Exhibition Opening and Book SigningPeabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology Cambridge, MA, .
Awesome Day Fest
Song by song, this collection of local bands and artists aim to prove that Awesome Day Fest lives up to its name! 7-11pm. Awesome Day FestCambridge Elks Lodge Cambridge, MA, .
Review: Sila
Climate change gets personal in this blending of Inuit myth and contemporary Arctic policy. In three languages, you’ll feel climate change like never before. SilaCentral Square Theater Cambridge, MA, .
Discovery Day in Lexington
A fun day for everyone: Food, balloons, live music, entertainment and sales from Lexington’s best vendors. 10-3pm. Discovery Day in LexingtonMunicipal Parking Lot, Muzzey Street/Waltham Street Lexington, MA, .
The Robin Zander Band
A few Cheap Trick hits are promised as part of this show from Robin Zander’s newest band. They want you to want to be there! ;). The Robin Zander BandThe VERVE Crowne Plaza Hotel Natick, MA, .
Asparagus Festival at Verrill Farm
Really? This is a festival dedicated to Asparagus. Tour the fields and enjoy the lunch buffet, which is all inspired by the first crop of the green vegetable. 11am. Asparagus Festival at Verrill FarmVerrill Farm Concord, MA, .
Wildquack Duck River Festival
This rubber duck race is changing things a bit and features Olympic ducks and BIG ducks, which I have heard hold the bigger, better prizes. 8-4pm. Wildquack Duck River FestivalJackson Village Park Jackson, NH, .
Chowderfest & Brews
Will your favorite take home the Golden Clam award? Be a part of this chowderfest in Waterville Valley. Chowderfest & BrewsWaterville Valley Resort Waterville Valley, NH, .
Artists’ Plein Air Day
Artists are invited to Cogswell’s Grant and encouraged to paint anything they find attractive. There will be free beverages and food. They can tour a museum full of American folk art too! 9-5pm. Artists' Plein Air DayCogswell’s Grant Essex, MA, .
Wolf Hollow Family Day
Let your Memorial Day weekend go to the wolves as you explore these intriguing animals. Beer and soda sampling for adults and kids along with games and activities. 11-3pm. Wolf Hollow Family DayWolf Hollow Ipswich, MA, .
The Secret Garden
The Secret Garden is not so secret anymore, but its story is always entertaining. This one is presented in the form of a musical play. The Secret GardenFirehouse Center for the Arts Newburyport, MA, .
Virtu Art Festival
More than 150 artists will present their work at downtown Westerly. Admission is free, but bring your wallet in case you fall in love with the crafts that will be sold. 10-5pm. Virtu Art FestivalWilcox Park Westerly, RI, .
North River Festival of the Arts
This long running festival is all about the arts. See demonstrations, displays, and juried competitions. You can even buy some to take home. North River Festival of the ArtsNorth River Arts Society Marshfield Hills, MA, .
Bayou N’ Boogie Fest
Two full days of dancing, music, and food straight from the Bayou. You can learn the steps or just kick back and enjoy. Bayou N' Boogie FestSmithfield Elks Lodge Smithfield, RI, .
Massachusetts Sheep and Woolcraft Fair
Sheep are beautiful, but some sheep are more beautiful than others. This fest includes a juried show, wool workshops and spinning and knitting contests. A potluck supper is included too. Massachusetts Sheep and Woolcraft FairLisa Bertoldi MSWF Williamsburg, MA, .
Cape Cod Maritime Festival
Take a tour in a kayak, explore lighthouses, and learn about the rich maritime history of Cape Cod! There is something for everyone in this month long adventure, from nautical art to boat building. Cape Cod Maritime FestivalCape Cod Museum of Natural History Brewster, MA, .
Figawi Race Weekend
More than 3,000 sailors cannot be wrong! Figawi Race Weekend is recognized internationally, with more than 240 boats racing through Hyannis Port. Figawi Race WeekendHyannis Yacht Club Hyannis, MA, .
Restaurant Week & Gallery Stroll Provincetown
You’ll have a full week to taste top notch dishes from more than 20 of the greatest Provincetown restaurants. Your pocket won’t suffer, since everything will be offered at at discount. I couldn’t find updated 2014 information about this. Is it really happening? Restaurant Week & Gallery Stroll ProvincetownVarious Locations, All Over Provincetown, MA, .
Single Women’s Weekend
Ladies only: Come meet awesome people, dance, drink and share great food with the attendees. The best part is that there will be spin-the-bottle games and speed meetings. Single Women's WeekendVarious Locations, All Over Provincetown, MA, .
Rhododendron Festival
Celebrate this well-known flower by exploring over 100 varieties and taking part in fun activities. There will be a Rhododendron scavenger hunt, but I don’t think they will be hard to find. 10-5pm. Rhododendron FestivalHeritage Museums & Gardens Sandwich, MA, .
Rhododendron Festival Photography Workshop
Flowers are not as hard to photograph as supermodels. But anyways, Michael Dallaire (a real pro) will show you how to get the best out of your floral photo shoots. 9am. 2014: 1@2pm. Rhododendron Festival Photography WorkshopHeritage Museums & Gardens Sandwich, MA, .
Memorial Day
Memorial Day: Arlington, MA
Arlington welcomes you to honor the troops at its Memorial Day parade. Monday, 9:30am. 9:30am. Memorial Day: Arlington, MAMassshusetts Ave, Adams St Arlington, MA, .
Memorial Day – Dorchester, MA
Dorchester’s Memorial Day parade will include wreath layings, patriotic music, and a 21 gun salute. 6am-5pm. Memorial Day - Dorchester, MA Dorchester, MA, .
Memorial Day – Melrose, MA
Melrose’s Memorial Day Parade will take place from 10 to 11am, Sunday. 10@11am. Memorial Day - Melrose, MALincoln Elementary School Melrose, MA, .
Memorial Day – Somerville, MA
Seventy-six groups will participate in Somerville’s Memorial Day parade across the city. 12:55pm. Memorial Day - Somerville, MACity Hall, Highland Street to Davis Square Somerville, MA, .
Memorial Day – Waltham, MA
Waltham will be holding its Memorial Day exercises on the Town Common at 10am on Monday. 10am. Memorial Day - Waltham, MATown Common Waltham, MA, .
Memorial Day: Lexington, MA
Lexington will hold its Memorial Day observances at 9am on Monday. 9am. Memorial Day: Lexington, MA Lexington, MA, .
Memorial Day: Watertown, MA
Watertown’s veterans will be handing out flags along the parade route on Monday, 12pm. 12pm. Memorial Day: Watertown, MA Watertown, MA, .
Memorial Day: Acton, MA
The Memorial Day parade in Acton will commence at 10am Monday from the Gates school. 8am. Memorial Day: Acton, MAGates School parking lot on Spruce St Acton, MA, .
Memorial Day Tournament – Needham, MA
Last year over 900 teams competed in this soccer tournament. You’ll kick yourself if you miss this one! Memorial Day Tournament - Needham, MANeedham Soccer Club Needham, MA, .
Northborough Memorial Day Parade & Ceremony
Memorial Day events kick off at the Civil War Monument in Northborough on Monday at noon. 12pm. Northborough Memorial Day Parade & CeremonyCivil War Monument, Corner of Main and Monroe Streets Northborough, MA, .
Memorial Day: Concord, MA
Concord’s Memorial Day ceremonies will commence with a muster at Rideout Field at 9:30am on Monday. 9-12pm. Memorial Day: Concord, MAWest Concord and Ash Street, All Over Concord, MA, .
Memorial Day: Hudson, MA
Memorial Day events in Hudson will begin at 10am on Monday. 10am. Memorial Day: Hudson, MA Hudson, MA, .
Memorial Day: Millis, MA
Millis will hold its Memorial Day parade at 9am on Monday, travelling past the town’s various War memorials. 9am. Memorial Day: Millis, MAAmerican Legion Post 208 Millis, MA, .
Memorial Day: Needham, MA
Needham will be having a morning parade on Memorial Day. Are you attending? 6:50am. Memorial Day: Needham, MA Needham, MA, .
Memorial Day: Sudbury, MA
The United Native American Cultural Center will march in the Sudbury Memorial Day Parade. Monday, 9am. 9-12:30pm. Memorial Day: Sudbury, MARugged Bear Plaza Sudbury, MA, .
Memorial Day: Hamilton, MA
There will be a wreath laying at the gravesites of Samuel Wigglesworth and Manasseh Cutler. 12pm. Memorial Day: Hamilton, MAHamilton Cemetery, Bay Rd Hamilton, MA, .
Memorial Day: Marblehead, MA
Historic Marblehead begins its Memorial Day events on Monday at 9am. 9am. Memorial Day: Marblehead, MA Marblehead, MA, .
Memorial Day: Essex, MA
Essex promises small town charm as part of its Memorial Day parade. Monday, 9am. 9am. Memorial Day: Essex, MATown Hall Memorial Park Essex, MA, .
Memorial Day: Salem, MA
Salem will hold two days of observances and Memorial Day events, including a parade stepping off at 10:45am on Monday. 10:30am. Memorial Day: Salem, MA Salem, MA, .
Memorial Day: Tewksbury, MA
Tewksbury will hold its Memorial Day events downtown beginning at 2pm on Monday. 2pm. Memorial Day: Tewksbury, MADowntown Tewksbury, MA, .
Memorial Day: Tyngsborough, MA
Tyngsborough will decorate the graves of the fallen before its parade and ceremonies begin at 11am on Monday. 9am. Memorial Day: Tyngsborough, MAOld Town Hall, Kendall Road Tyngsborough, MA, .
Memorial Day: Andover, MA
Andover’s Memorial Day events begin at 10am on Monday. 10am. Memorial Day: Andover, MAMain Street Andover, MA, .
Memorial Day: Methuen, MA
Methuen will begin its Memorial Day exercises at 9:30am on Monday. 9:30am. Memorial Day: Methuen, MA Methuen, MA, .
Memorial Day: Brockton, MA
Brockton is also having Memorial Day services this year. Monday, 10am. 10am. Memorial Day: Brockton, MACity Hall Plaza Brockton, MA, .
Plympton Memorial Day Parade
Sixth graders will read The Gettysburg Address, In Flanders Field, and an original essay on What Memorial Day Means to Me as part of Plympton’s Memorial Day activities. Plympton Memorial Day ParadeCorner of Center and Main St Plympton, MA, .
Memorial Day: Fall River, MA
On Memorial Day, experience a traditional military observance at 12:00 PM with the raising of the American flag from half-staff and a 21-gun salute in Fall River. 1pm. Memorial Day: Fall River, MAKennedy Park Fall River, MA, .
Battleship Cove’s Memorial Day
Battleship Cove observes Memorial Day by offering free admission to Veterans all weekend. Enjoy this historical ship with your favorite vet! Battleship Cove's Memorial DayBattleship Cove Fall River, MA, .
Memorial Day: Webster, MA
The Memorial Day program in Webster commences on Monday at 10am. 10am. Memorial Day: Webster, MARoute 12 and Worcester Road Webster, MA, .
Memorial Day: New Bedford, MA
New Bedford’s Memorial Day parade steps off at 11:30 on Monday. 11am. Memorial Day: New Bedford, MAParker Street New Bedford, MA, .
Memorial Day: Ware, MA
Ware begins its Memorial Day observances at 1pm on Monday. 1pm. Memorial Day: Ware, MAMain Street Routes 9 and 32 Ware, MA, .
Memorial Day: West Brookfield, MA
Memorial Day ceremonies in West Brookfield will commence at 9am on Monday. 9am. Memorial Day: West Brookfield, MARoute 102 West Brookfield, MA, .
Chicopee Memorial Day Parade
The Chicopee Memorial Day Parade will step off at 10am on Monday and be followed by a ceremony at the Veteran’s Plaza. 8:30am. Chicopee Memorial Day ParadeAmerican Legion Post 452, All Over Chicopee, MA, .
South Hadley Memorial Day
Memorial Day in South Hadley includes a number of ceremonies, a parade, and an afternoon picnic for families. 7am. South Hadley Memorial DaySouth Hadley Town Hall South Hadley, MA, .
Memorial Day: East Longmeadow, MA
Memorial Day services in East Longmeadow begin at 10am on Monday. 10:50am. Memorial Day: East Longmeadow, MA East Longmeadow, MA, .
Memorial Day: Hampden, MA
Set up along Hampden’s parade route is the Memorial Day Craft Fair. Need we explain more? Monday, 8-2. 8-2pm. Memorial Day: Hampden, MAHampden Federated Church Hampden, MA, .
Memorial Day: Westfield, MA
In Westfield, they want you to work up an appetite supporting our troops. That’s why there is a huge barbecue after their parade! 10am. Memorial Day: Westfield, MAN Elm st & union Ave Westfield, MA, .
Memorial Day Races
You won’t lack running options with Memorial Day Marathon Races . There are 8 different races for you to take on. Put on your tennis shoes and go to the starting line. 8am. Memorial Day RacesTanglewood Lenox, MA, .
Memorial Day: Centerville, MA
Centerville will be holding its Memorial Day observances at 9am on Monday. 9am. Memorial Day: Centerville, MAMassachusetts National Cemetery, Connery Ave Centerville, MA, .
Memorial Day: Hyannis, MA
The Memorial Day events in Hyannis run for 24 continuous hours. You can even help troops serving today. 11am. Memorial Day: Hyannis, MAKmart Plaza, Route 132 Hyannis, MA, .
Memorial Day Concert: Nantucket, MA
Enjoy the sounds of European cabernet and American theater classics in this Memorial Day concert on Nantucket. 4pm. Memorial Day Concert: Nantucket, MACongregational Church Nantucket, MA, .
Memorial Day: Cohasset, MA
In Cohasset, Memorial Day events begin with breakfast for parade marchers at 7am and include many ceremonies and observances along the way. 7-noon. Memorial Day: Cohasset, MAGeorge H Mealy Post 118 Cohasset, MA, .
Memorial Day: Fairhaven, MA
Fairhaven will hold a parade, BIG flag raising, a ceremony, and a cannon salute on Memorial Day at 8:30am. 8:30am. Memorial Day: Fairhaven, MA Fairhaven, MA, .
Memorial Day: Falmouth, MA
Falmouth will begin its Memorial Day exercises at 9:45 am Monday on the Town Green. 9:45am. Memorial Day: Falmouth, MATown Green Falmouth, MA, .
Memorial Day: North Providence, RI
The Town of North Providence’s 7th Annual Memorial Day Parade & Celebration begins with a parade at 1pm, followed by music, entertainment, and food. 2014:12pm@6pm. Memorial Day: North Providence, RIGovernor Notte Park North Providence, RI, .
Memorial Day: Wakefield, RI
There is a 5k and Kid’s Dash before the Memorial Day parade in Wakefield, RI. Monday, 7am. 2014:7am. Memorial Day: Wakefield, RIMews Tavern Wakefield, RI, .
Memorial Day: West Greenwich, RI
The West Greenwich Horseman’s Association will take part in the Memorial Day events in West Greenwich, RI. Memorial Day: West Greenwich, RIRoute 102 West Greenwich, RI, .
Memorial Day: East Greenwich, RI
East Greenwich, RI will hold its Memorial Day activities on Monday, starting at 10am. 10am. Memorial Day: East Greenwich, RITown Hall East Greenwich, RI, .
Memorial Day: Lincoln, RI
In Lincoln, RI, the Memorial Day observances begin at 1pm on Monday. 1pm. Memorial Day: Lincoln, RISmithfield Avenue Lincoln, RI, .
Memorial Day: Westerly, RI
Patriotic speeches and music will follow Westerly, RI’s annual Memorial Day parade. Monday, 9:30am. 9:30am. Memorial Day: Westerly, RIDowntown Westerly, RI, .
Stand Up! Comics For Recovery
Comedy for a good cause. These comedians are trading laughs for awareness and support for those suffering from addiction. 7pm. Stand Up! Comics For RecoveryRegent Theatre Arlington, MA, .
Boston Handbell Festival
Hand bell music is fun to watch because performers tend to move around the stage. This event is more of a performance and less of a full festival, but the show is still great! Boston Handbell FestivalOld South Church Boston Boston, MA, .
Review: Hershey Felder in Abe Lincoln’s Piano
This one man show takes to the piano to explore a night at the theater that changed our country forever. Here’s our review! Review: Hershey Felder in Abe Lincoln's PianoCutler Majestic Theatre Boston, MA, .
Review: Lebensraum
While we realize that a life event can have numerous, if not infinite outcomes, how often do you see it on stage? The possibilities are endless in Happy Medium Theater’s final production of the season. LebensraumFactory Theatre Boston, MA, .
Review: Carrie the Musical
Carrie the Musical sounds macabre and thrilling! Carrie the MusicalSpeakEasy Stage Company Boston, MA, .
Review: Into the Woods
Your favorite fairy tale characters will get chewed up and spit out in this epic mashup, will there be a happy ending? Into the WoodsThe Lyric Stage Boston, MA, .
Hershey Felder in Abe Lincoln’s Piano
In this one man show, hear Abe Lincoln’s piano relive the life and death of a president who truly changed our country forever. Hershey Felder in Abe Lincoln's PianoEmerson Theatre Boston, MA, .
Gallo: A fable in music in one act
This unique chamber opera performance might just sweep you off your feet. Seriously. Gallo: A fable in music in one actThe Zack Box Theater at The Boston Conservatory Boston, MA, .
Boston Calling
City Hall once again plays host to great bands, good people, and a truly amazing time. You should answer this calling! Boston CallingBoston City Hall Boston, MA, .
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, .
Annie Doesn’t Live Here
Tickets are free for this show completely in the hands of local teens. The acting, directing, and producing are all done by the stars of tomorrow! 7pm. Annie Doesn't Live HereBoston Center for The Arts Plaza Theatre Boston, MA, .
The Tempest
This performance of a Shakespeare classic gets even better with the addition of magic straight from the secrets of Teller of Penn and Teller! The TempestLoeb Drama Center Cambridge, MA, .
Shakespeare’s TWELFTH NIGHT
Shakespeare’s classic cross-dressing comedy of mistaken identities is back in town. You’ve got nine nights to catch Twelfth Night, so get to it! Shakespeare's TWELFTH NIGHTThe Ex Cambridge, MA, .
Speakeasy Circus
This isn’t your standard Big Top. Travel back in time to the roaring 20’s as you enjoy traditional circus acts with the flare of a flapper girl. Speakeasy CircusOberon Cambridge, MA, .
My Son, The Waiter
What could please a Jewish mother more than a boy who has a rich career being a waiter? My Son, The WaiterRegent Theatre Medford, MA, .
Review: On the Verge
Start with Happy Days, drop a group of Victorian women into the mix, and you’ve got a general idea of this hilarious time-travel fantasy. On the VergeCharles Mosesian Theater at the Arsenal Center for the Arts Watertown, MA, .
Review: In The Territories
The Great American West feels like the kind of place and time where a dramatic comedy can really shine! In The TerritoriesSea Change Theatre Company, 10 Dane Street, Beverly, MA, .
Memorial Day – Travel
Memorial Day – Goffstown, NH
Goffstown will be holding a Memorial Day parade on Main Street on Monday. Will you be there? Memorial Day - Goffstown, NHMain Street Goffstown, NH, .
Memorial Day: Hampstead, NH
Hampstead, NH will be having its Memorial Day ceremonies on Monday at 11am. 11am. Memorial Day: Hampstead, NH Hampstead, NH, .
Memorial Day Weekend Craft Festival
Make room at home and your belly, because this Memorial Day Festival will be full of craft and food vendors. 10am. Memorial Day Weekend Craft FestivalMill Falls Marketplace Meredith, NH, .
Memorial Day: Strafford, NH
The Memorial Day parade and ceremonies in Strafford, NH begin on Monday at 11am. 11:30am. Memorial Day: Strafford, NHBeaver Dam Estates Strafford, NH, .
Memorial Day: Henniker, NH
Observe Memorial Day in Henniker, NH beginning at 10am on Monday. 10am. Memorial Day: Henniker, NHTown Hal Henniker, NH, .
Memorial Day: Bethany, CT
In Bethany, CT, the Memorial Day observances begin at 10am on Monday at the Bethany airport. 10am. Memorial Day: Bethany, CTBethany Airport, Rt 63 Bethany, CT, .
Memorial Day: Branford, CT
The Memorial Day services in Branford, CT begin on Monday at 10am. 10am. Memorial Day: Branford, CTBranford Town Green Branford, CT, .
Memorial Day: Cheshire, CT
Cheshire’s Memorial Day parade will travel two miles across the town, starting at 1:30pm. 1:30pm. Memorial Day: Cheshire, CTHighland School, All Over Cheshire, CT, .
Danbury’s Memorial Day 5K
This 5k runs Danbury’s Memorial Day parade route just before the parade kicks off. You’ll get a great view of the parade from the finish line, too! 8:45am. Danbury's Memorial Day 5KCityCenter Danbury Green Danbury, CT, .
Memorial Day: Derby, CT
The folks in Derby, CT recommend you get downtown no later than 9am to get a good view of their traditional Memorial Day parade. 9am. Memorial Day: Derby, CT Derby, CT, .
Memorial Mile
It’s a 1-mile race before the actual Memorial Day Parade starts. Awards will be given to participants. 10:20am. Memorial MileScotland Road East Hartford, CT, .
Memorial Day: East Haven, CT
East Haven CT will hold an afternoon of Memorial Day exercises starting at 3pm on Monday. 3pm. Memorial Day: East Haven, CT East Haven, CT, .
Memorial Day Picnic
Spectators of the Fairfield, CT Memorial Day parade are encouraged to bring a picnic and enjoy food, music and fun. Monday, 4pm. 4pm. Memorial Day PicnicFairfield Museum and History Center Fairfield, CT, .
Memorial Day: Farmington, CT
Farmington, CT’s Memorial Day parade will step off Monday at 10:30am. 8:30am. Memorial Day: Farmington, CTGarden St Farmington, CT, .
Memorial Day Parade car show – Hamden, CT
Hamden adds 500 classic cars to its Memorial Day parade and festivities. Join them at 12pm on Sunday. 12pm. Memorial Day Parade car show - Hamden, CTQuinnipiac University Hamden, CT, .
Memorial Day: Madison, CT
Madison, CT will be holding its Memorial Day ceremonies on Monday at 10am. 10@11:30am. Memorial Day: Madison, CTDowntown Madison, All Over Madison, CT, .
Memorial Day: Milford, CT
Milford’s Memorial Day Parade sets off at 2pm and includes a keynote speech from its Grand Marshall from a former Chairman of the Veterans Ceremony and Parade Commission. 2pm. Memorial Day: Milford, CTDowntown Milford Milford, CT, .
Decoration Day 1876 at Mystic Seaport
Mystic Seaport Museum will honor the fallen with ceremonies both inside and outside the facilities. 9-5pm. Decoration Day 1876 at Mystic Seaport Mystic, CT, .
Memorial Day: North Haven, CT
There will be horses from the Second Company Governor’s Horse Guard at North Haven’s Memorial Day parade. 10:30am. Memorial Day: North Haven, CTMain St. North Haven, CT, .
Memorial Day Parade: Norwalk, CT
Multiple bands will be marching in Norwalk, CT’s Memorial Day parade. Monday, 9am. 9am. Memorial Day Parade: Norwalk, CTVeterans Park Norwalk, CT, .
Memorial Day: Orange, CT
Orange’s Memorial Day parade and ceremonies start at 10:30am. 10:30am. Memorial Day: Orange, CTHigh Plains Community Center, All Over Orange, CT, .
Memorial Day: Shelton-Derby, CT
In Shelton-Derby, CT, Memorial Day events kick off on Monday at 9am with a parade. 9am. Memorial Day: Shelton-Derby, CTMain St, All Over Derby, CT, .
Memorial Day Parade – Southbury, CT
Enjoy this Memorial Day Parade and then go to the park for a picnic. There will be face painting, music, games, and more for the kids. 11am. Memorial Day Parade - Southbury, CT Southbury, CT, .
Memorial Day Parade – Stafford, CT
Stafford, CT’s Memorial Day parade will include a flag ceremony at the beginning and end. Monday, 11am. 6:30am. Memorial Day Parade - Stafford, CT Stafford Springs, CT, .
Memorial Day: Torrington, CT
Torrington, CT holds a traditional Memorial Day parade as well as children’s entertainment, vendors, and food for spectators. 9:30am. Memorial Day: Torrington, CTBetween Water Street and City Hall Avenue Torrington, CT, .
Memorial Day Parade – Trumbull, CT
Trumbull’s Memorial Day parade will include civic groups, congressional dignitaries, marching bands, fire companies, scouts, and sport leagues. Monday, 10am. 10am. Memorial Day Parade - Trumbull, CTTown Hall Trumbull, CT, .
Memorial Day: Norwalk, CT
Norwalk, CT’s Memorial Day parade features 11 marching bands and over 1500 participants. Monday, 10am. 10am. Memorial Day: Norwalk, CTVeteran’s Memorial Park, Seaview Avenue and Fort Point Norwalk, CT, .
Memorial Day: Old Saybrook, CT
The Old Saybrook Memorial Day parade will begin at 9:30am on Monday. 9:30am-10:30pm. Memorial Day: Old Saybrook, CTRear Parking Area Old Saybrook, CT, .
Memorial Day: Stafford, CT
In Statfford, CT, Memorial Day events will commence at 10am on Monday. 2014:10am-8pm. Memorial Day: Stafford, CTTown Hall Stafford, CT, .
Memorial Day: West Haven, CT
West Haven, CT will begin its Memorial Day services on Monday at 10am. 10am. Memorial Day: West Haven, CT West Haven, CT, .
Memorial Day: Biddeford, ME
This Memorial Day parade begins in Saco, ME and ends in Biddeford. This year will feature a speaker and a heartfelt tribute to a member of the community. 10am. Memorial Day: Biddeford, ME Biddeford, ME, .
Memorial Day: Farmington, ME
Farmington, ME will be holding their annual Memorial Day parade, kicking things off at 10am on Monday. 10am. Memorial Day: Farmington, MEMooney Road, Downtown Farmington Farmington, ME, .
Memorial Wknd Horseshoe Tourny – Jackman, ME
This annual Memorial Weekend Horseshoe Tourny is back again promising to be a ringer. 1pm. Memorial Wknd Horseshoe Tourny - Jackman, MENorthland Hotel, US Route 201 Jackman, ME, .
Kennebunkport Memorial Day Weekend
Kennebunkport has Memorial Day events all weekend, culminating in a large parade. Kennebunkport Memorial Day WeekendTemple Street Kennebunkport, ME, .
Memorial Day: Old Orchard Beach, ME
The annual Old Orchard Beach Memorial Day parade will step off at 1pm on Monday. 1pm. Memorial Day: Old Orchard Beach, ME Old Orchard Beach, ME, .
Memorial Day: Richmond, ME
The Memorial Day parade in Richmond, ME will be held at 9am on Monday. 2014:9am-12pm. Memorial Day: Richmond, MELarus Park Richmond, ME, .
Memorial Day: Topsham, ME
Memorial Day ceremonies in Topsham, ME begin on Monday at 9am. 9am. Memorial Day: Topsham, MEMarket Place Mall Topsham, ME, .
Orwell Memorial Day Parade
The 41st Orwell Memorial Day Parade will take place on Main Street on Sunday at 1:30pm. Orwell Memorial Day ParadeNorth Orwell Road Orwell, VT, .
Vergennes Memorial Day Parade
Veterans: Never to be Forgotten is the theme of Vermont’s largest Memorial Day parade, which will feature tractors, classic cars, and much more. 11am. Vergennes Memorial Day ParadeVergennes Union High School Vergennes, VT, .
An Atheist in the FOXhole
What would it be like, being Bill O’Reilly’s associate producer? Find out from the man who lived it – and wrote about it. 7pm. An Atheist in the FOXhole Hartford, CT, .
May WildFire
Spinning fire sounds awesome, a bit dangerous but awesome. This 4-day camp style fest usually sells out, so click through and sign up for the next one this year! May WildFireJ.N. Webster Scout Reservation Ashford, CT, .
Brookfield Museum Strawberry Festival
This is a free jazz music concert and an antique car show, paired with strawberry short cake. There will be an exhibit in memory of the ones that gave their lives for the country. 2014:12:30-3pm. Brookfield Museum Strawberry FestivalHistorical Society’s Museum grounds Brookfield, CT, .
Robin Hood Springtime Festival
I’ve been to this event, and it’s the best renaissance faire in New England, hands down. Come dressed as Robin Hood for added fun. Robin Hood Springtime FestivalGuilford Fairgrounds, Guilford, CT, .
Lobster Days
It’s Lobster Day, and lobsters are the only ones not enjoying it. Mystic Seaport has an interesting boat exhibit and optional tasty dishes for visitors. 9-5pm. Lobster DaysMystic Seaport Mystic, CT, .
Salsa Fest
The hottest ‘salsa’ is the one you can dance to. This festival boasts dance shows, classes and rehearsals. Food and souvenir vendors will attend too. Salsa FestStamford Marriott Hotel & Spa Stamford, CT, .
Down East Spring Birding Festival
This is a birding festival that allows you to explore ‘the real Maine.’ Wait, is there a fake one or something? Maps and tours available. Down East Spring Birding FestivalCobscook Community Learning Center Perry, ME, .
Killington Stage Race
With three races to choose from, you’ll ride your way to adventure, beautiful scenery, and a lot of fun at the Killington Stage Race. Killington Stage RaceGreen Mountain Bike Killington, VT, .
Open Studio Weekend
There are lots of talented artists in Vermont. Meet a few of them right in their houses and shops. See how they work, and maybe order some custom art! 12-6pm. Open Studio Weekend Montpelier, VT, .
Medieval Fair on Thetford Hill
This is a fun medieval festival where skill games, live music and dancing come together, with great results. Visitors are encouraged to wear costumes. 11-4pm. Medieval Fair on Thetford HillThetford Hill Green Springfield, VT, .
Outdoor Music
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Downtown Boston Brass strolling musiciansBoston, MA

Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 12nn-2pm.
Downtown Crossing more more
Middlesex Concert Band RehearsalsWakefield, MA

2014:Thursdays 7:30-9:30pm.
Church, 8 Lafayette St more
Family Concert Series at West SpringfieldWest Springfield, MA

Various more
Ocean Beach Park Music SeriesNew London, CT

Variety of cruise nights, magic, live music.
Ocean Beach Park more
Waterville Concert SeriesWaterville Valley, NH

Various times.
Various more
Outdoor Concert at the Sampas PavillionLowell, MA

Mondays 7pm.
Sampas Pavilion more