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Also, just a reminder that for 3 years I have appeared on the Out With Joe show, which has just moved to WROL AM 950 on Saturdays, at 7am
Would anyone care if I made a podcast? It would be an upbeat romp through what’s happening, basically me talking about my personal thoughts and experiences on local events and destinations. Please email your thoughts to email@example.com.
I hope you are having an awesome week. Now get out there and do something fun!
Boston Dragon Boat Festival
Charles RiverCambridge, MA
ROWRR! On Sunday these dragon boats come with a lion dance, martial arts demos, Japanese drumming, live music, and Chinese yo-yo. So it’s a real festival. Saturday: racing only. –
Boston Irish Festival
200 New Boston DriveCanton, MA
Top ‘o the morning to you! The largest Irish festival on the East Coast features four stages of music and dance, and a few booths. When I went, I didn’t find particularly innovative, unlike the Scottish Festivals I’ve been to. But then, I did go on a rainy Sunday. –
Essex River Day and Bonfire
Memorial ParkEssex, MA
I love a bonfire! Sometimes the smallest New Englandy town festivals are the best. Make this one your excuse to travel.
Scooper Bowl Ice Cream Festival
Boston City Hall PlazaBoston, MA
Not for dieters! I went once to this all-you-can-eat fest for charity and ate so much ice cream I nearly hurt myself. Oh, my tummy. It’s the biggest event of its type in the world. 12-8pm daily. –
Corvette Day at Larz Anderson Museum
15 Newton StreetBrookline, MA
Honk if you love car shows! Not only is there a world-class car museum in Boston, they have a dozen annual car shows on their lawn. 9am-3pm.
Steampunk Industrial Revolution
Holiday Inn Nashua9 Northeastern BlvdNashua, NH
Going backwards through history, dress up as though Jules Verne wrote about the “future” from the 19th century point of view! –
Bunker Hill Parade
One more reason why Boston is awesome: we defeated the British at Bunker Hill. You’re welcome, America! See this a re-enactment encampment and parade that kicks off a whole week of activities.
Gaspee Days & Fireworks
Tea parties are decently brave, but Rhode Islanders actually attacked a British ship that ran aground before the Revolutionary War! Meet crazy historians who camp out dressed in 18th century military gear, and they’ll have fireworks! –
Rhode Island Highland Scottish Festival
Washington County Fairgrounds, Richmond Townhouse Rd.Richmond, RI
A haggis hurl? I hope hurl means ‘throw’ and not ‘vomit’. Going even further back in time, you’d have to be crazy not to go to this Scottish festival. There will be dancing, music, booths for all the clans, the Society for Creative Anachronism, competitions of all sorts and wacky sports.
Boston Pride Week
Put on an Obama mask and LGBT people to buy you beer at this entire week of events! Once I knew this guy with a New York Fire Department t-shirt, and people kept buying him beers even though he was never a firefigthter, and they seemed so happy that he was too embarassed to tell them. –