Jun 19-26, 2012: Egyptian New Year, Sand Sculpting, Civil War, Chinatown, & tix giveaway to Rock & Blues Cruise with Carbon Leaf!

This Week in ReviewJohnny Monsarrat

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Rock & Blues Cruise w/ Carbon Leaf

World Trade Center Pier Boston, MA

Rock & Blues Cruise w/ Carbon Leaf at Boston Events INSIDER

Cruise Boston Harbor with live music from top acts. What could be better? How about two pairs of tickets I’m giving away for the June 23 cruise with Carbon Leaf? Email johnny@eventsinsider.com to enter.

Chinatown Main Street Festival

Harrison Ave. & surrounding streets Boston, MA

Chinatown Main Street Festival at Boston Events INSIDER

My fav? Cute kids on stage doing martial arts. It’s absolutely the best time to check out Chinatown. I’ve been to this street festival featuring Chinese Opera, folk dances, martial arts performances, vendor booths, and more. 10am-5pm.

Master Sand Sculpting Competition at Hampton Beach

Ocean Boulevard Hampton, NH

Master Sand Sculpting Competition at Hampton Beach at Boston Events INSIDER

They dump 250 TONS of sand on Hampton Beach for this annual contest! (Wait, isn’t there already sand there?) There will be fireworks on 6/23 at 9:30! Everything’s better with fireworks!

Civil War Reenactment

286 Mendon Street Blackstone, MA

Civil War Reenactment at Boston Events INSIDER

A re-enactment is a great way to learn youse some his’try. This one’s about the civil war, which is uncommon in New England. Crazy people, I mean, history buffs, will dress in authentic costume and camp the weekend like a military brigade, with hospital, cavalry, post office, chaplain tent, and tavern. 10am-4pm with battles at 1pm.

Olde Abington Country Field Day & Fireworks

Memorial Field Abington, MA

Olde Abington Country Field Day & Fireworks at Boston Events INSIDER

Happy 300th birthday! Best known in the events world for its fantastic haunted house attraction, Abington has a kids parade and live music all day and night ending in fireworks. Sweet! 3-10pm.

Egyptian New Year Celebration

Winslow Farm 37 Eddy Street Norton, MA

Egyptian New Year Celebration at Boston Events INSIDER

Egypt? At night? With “theatrics”? On a farm? I’m not sure what to expect, but I’ve been to Winslow Farm and they really pack a punch. Despite its remote location, expect to be thrilled and inspired! My guess is that this will be more on the fantasy Renaissance faire side than a modern Egyptian festival.

NERF Night for Kids & Adults

GuardUp 103 Terrace Hall Ave Burlington, MA
It’s not just for kids! Adults too can shoot each other with NERF weapons, and some of their events function like a summer camp for kids. Other ones that adults can attend include Thursday July 12 for Zombies with NERF weapons and fantasy-themed day for boffer weapons on July 26 that WIRED magazine will be attending.

Mutton and Meade Medieval Festival

210 Turners Falls Road Turners Falls, MA

Mutton and Meade Medieval Festival at Boston Events INSIDER

Meet Robin Hood and try a citizen’s arrest at this medieval festival. That guy is an outlaw! Find 13th century jousting, eagles and falcons, knife throwing, archery, and more. 10am-6pm. Rain or shine.

Yankee Engine-uity Steam Engine Show

Orange Airport Orange, MA

Yankee Engine-uity Steam Engine Show at Boston Events INSIDER

In a kiddie tractor pull, who gets pulled, the kids or the tractors? While you’re heading to the medieval fair, make it a whole day or weekend trip and see old timey steam engines and new fangled machines at this festival.

This week’s top items are below, or see the complete Boston Events Insider.


And a lot more this week at Boston Events Insider, the most popular events blog in New England, including:

Clay Center Amateur Radio Field Day
ARRL Radio Field Day (Marlborough)
ARRL Radio Field Day (Worcester)
British Car Day at Larz Anderson Museum
Boston Harbor Islands Free Ferry Day
Chalk One Up with Sidewalk Sam
Chief One Bear’s Pow-wow
Summer Solstice Reveling at the Old Manse
The Long Arm of the Law and The British Redcoat
New England Wild West Fest
NE Six Shooters Cowboy Mounted Shooting
Phantom Gourmet BBQ Beach Party
Emerging Americal Festival and Parade
A Wild Affair at Stone Zoo
Boston Tea Party Museum Opens!
US Air Guitar Championships – Boston
Mass State Dodgeball Championship
Provincetown Portuguese Festival
Yarmouth Summer Celebration
Tow Show
Gilsum Rock Swap and Mineral Show
Newport Flower Show at the Rosecliff mansion
See the 1812 Marines in Action
Get Johnny’s 2012 New England Guide
Drinks on Tap
UPA Boston
Ascent Venture Partners B2B IT Forum
Mobile App: Boston’s Largest HiTech Calendar
BostonEco Taste of Summer
World’s End Summer Solstice
Summer Solstice Stroll
4th of July Celebration: Wilmington
Amesbury Days
Rockwell Amusements Carnival
Northampton Family Fourth Celebration
Branford, CT
Red, White & Blue Summer Fun Festival
Windjammer Days
Rediscover Ashland Finale
Can’t Stop the Serenity
Pops on the Lawn presented by the Cambridge Symphony Orchestra
Circle The City
“My Juliet” Music Video shoot
Back of Beacon Hill Walk
Grecian Festival
Stoneham Family Day
Acton Lions Club Festival
Wrentham American Legion Carnival
Swampscott Carnival
Carnival Weekend at Davis Farmland
Sturbridge Muster
Yarmouth 2nd Annual Family Beach and Kite Festival
Smokin’ at the Ballpark BBQ Festival
Neighborhood Night Out – Melrose, MA
A Candlelit Tour of the 1716 Stetson House
Waushakum Live Steamers – Van Brocklin Meet
Strawberry Shortcake Festival
Boston Massacre (Diplomacy Competiton)
Boston Tango Festival
Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival
Massachusetts Dance Festival – East
Boston GuitarFest
Taste of Legacy Place Under the Stars
Chefs in Shorts
Outdoor Sculpture Reception
The Vintage Bazaar and Music Festival
Arts Alive Festival
Clash of Titans: Robert E. Lee vs. Ulysses S. Grant
Cape Ann Artisans Open Studio Tour
The Boston 48 Hour Film Project
Nantucket Film Festival
Asian Festival
Cape Cod “Quahog Day”
Costume Party: SupahFans Streetwear Store Grand Opening
Hello Dolly – our review!
A Chorus Line – our review!
CUPCAKE – our review!
Black Box Comedy Presents: Food Fight!
Kit Cat Cabaret
Capitol Steps
Judy Blume Lecture
The Midsummer Magick Faire Grand Opening and Fire Festival!
International Festival of Arts and Ideas
Campfires Stories
Damariscotta Pirate Rendezvous
Saco Spirit Sidewalk Art Festival
Festival of La Kermesse
Mechanic Falls Community Days
Native American Encampment
International Time Line Event
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