events this month in Massachusetts


January Events In Massachusetts

As the New Year begins, the weather starts has started to drop into brutal cold winter territory- but that doesn’t mean you should start hibernating! The month of January has a ton of events going on that are worth going out for! Here are a few of MassDrive’s favorite events happening this month.

Boston Celtic Music Festival:
January 8th- 9th
Cambridge

This cultural festival brings together over 100 musicians, a parade, and a ton of dancing! To start off the event, a parade will take place in Harvard Square, followed by a concert at Club Passim friday night.  The fun continues all day Saturday with various artists playing Irish fiddle music, Scottish, Cape Breton, Quebecois, and more throughout various venues in Cambridge.  Finish Saturday night off right with a final concert and dancing. Tickets are required for certain events, or you may purchase a weekend pass.

Yoga at the Boston Public Library:
January 12th- February 16th (12-1 p.m.)
Back Bay Boston

For the first time ever, you are allowed, even encouraged to exercise in the Boston Public Library! The ever so popular instructor Rebecca Pacheco will host a Yoga class every Tuesday from 12-1 p.m. in the historic Abbey Room of the McKim Building. Work on your downward dog and sun salutation in this beautiful and tranquil room.  The class will cater to all levels of fitness designed to help you unplug and recharge. While the program plans to end in February, if it proves popular the BPL might extend it.  Be sure to grab your yoga matt and head there early as the event will run on a first-come, first-served basis.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebrations:
January 18th
Throughout Boston

While there are numerous events in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, and his role in civil rights, peace and equality in America, one of the largest celebrations is at Fanuiel Hall on Boston’s Freedom trail.  Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra’s Intensive Community Program will pay tribute to distinguished guests through a special musical performance.  The Harlem Gospel Choir will continue it’s tradition to fill Harvard’s Sanders Theatre for this annual celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. with soulful music and dancing.  The Museum of Fine Arts will also offer free admission throughout the day as well as showcase films, performances and art activities in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.. For more information on other celebrations commemorating Dr. King’s life, click here.

Taste of East Boston:
January 28th (6 to 9 p.m.)
East Boston

Do not miss out on this tasty event! Featuring over 30 local restaurants, life entertainment, cash bar, raffles and more, this annual festival has a ton to offer. Restaurants will include cuisines from South America, the Mediterranean, China, Italy, and the Middle East with PLENTY of samples of their most popular dishes. Parking for the event is available at the Hilton, and it’s free! Also, all proceeds from charity event will benefit East Boston Main Streets.

Winter Jubilee Beer Festival:
January 29th- 30th
Castle at Park Plaza

Time to taste the best of the best winter beers! This annual festival hosts 50 brewers with over 200 winter beers to sample! While this event has been going on since 2002, each year continues to improve.  This year they’ve added more brewers and beers ranging from international brewers with popular winter brews, to local hid gems breweries with less well known winter brews. For anyone who loves a good beer, you do not want to miss this spectacular craft beer event!

 

JANUARY EVENTS

April Events in Massachusetts

Enjoy the start of spring with these awesome activities!  From fantastic festivals to stunning shows, Massachusetts is full of exciting events.  Check out MassDrive’s top 5 must-see events happening this month!

Big Apple Circus
Various dates throughout April: Boston, MA

The Big Apple Circus’s new show Metamorphosis will transform you into a realm of of enchantment and illusion! In the dreamlike tent where no one sits more than 50 feet from the ring, the entire show will enthrall you.  Come see the Flying Trapeze, the razzle-dazzle of the Rolla-Bolla, the dynamo of the Diablo, the risky rhythms of the Risley team, the cunning conjurors of the Quick-Change, and the incredible flexible limbs of the Contortionists!

Festival of Flowers
April 9 – April 12: Springfield, MA

For art and floral enthusiasts alike, this show features over 50 works of art, science, or history reinterpreted by floral designers. From landscapes to a motorcycles to Native American objects, the florists took inspiration from every aspect of life.  Be sure to go watch the Floral Design challenge as floral designers compete to make the most original pieces using surprise materials.  Complete with a Floral Fashion show and Cultural Cocktail event, this is truly a unique event.

Kite Day at Cogswell’s Grant
April 11: Essex, MA (Rain date April 12)

Come see the amazing professional kite flyers from Kites Over New England! Watch this stunning event as hundreds of beautiful kites take to the sky.  Grab your own kite and join in, or learn how to make your own at Kite Education’s workshop.  The workshop includes all materials necessary, and teaches kids and adults how to make their own kite, and how to fly them.  Registration is recommended for the workshop.

Brit Floyd: Space & Time- World Tour
April 11: Lynn, MA
April 12: Worcester, MA

The world’s greatest Pink Floyd show returns in 2015 to launch its most ambitious tour to date!  The Space & Time Tour presents an impressive new light show, an even bigger stage production, and decades of Pink Floyd.  With songs from their start in 1965, all the way through their brand new album ‘The Endless River’, this show comes with everyone’s favorites and more.  From The ‘Dark Side of the Moon’, to ‘Animals’, come experience this amazing world tour while you can!

Boston Marathon
April 20: Greater Boston Area, MA

This Patriot’s Day come show your support the amazing Boston Marathon runners.  Going back to 1897, the Boston Marathon is the oldest annual marathon in the world.  Starting on Main Street in the rural town of Hopkinton, the racers make their way to Hancock Tower in Copley Square, Boston.   With miles and miles for spectators to watch, come cheer for these amazing athletes, and then stay in Boston to continue the celebrations!

Nantucket Daffodil Festival
April 24- April 26: Nantucket Island, MA

The charming tradition occurs at the end of every winter.  Nantucket says goodbye to the cold winter, and welcomes the warm spring with the Daffodil Festival.  April’s gentle sea breezes and warming sunshine foster an amazing variety of daffodils across the island.  Come check out antique cars beautifully decorated with daffodils, enjoy live music, and then relax at the tailgate picnic featuring an assortment of food from gourmet cuisine to delicious burgers.

 

MASSACHUSETTS EVENTS APRIL 2015

October Events In Massachusetts

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Looking for plans this month?  We’ve got you covered!  There are plenty of fun events going on across Massachusetts this October, so if you need to blow off some steam after the work week, these events are the perfect way to do that!  Grab the family, your friends, and head to out enjoy all the Bay State has to offer!

Topsfield Fair – This event has already started, but not to worry, there’s still plenty of time to make your way to Topsfield and enjoy the fair!  It will run until October 13th and is guaranteed to be fun for the whole family!  This is the oldest agricultural fair in America, it has run since 1818 and since it’s beginnings it has grown into a New England tradition.  There will be live music from artists such as Kellie Pickler, Danielle Bradbery, as well as local artists.  Visitors can also enjoy monster truck shows, arts and crafts, rides, pumpkin weigh-offs, horse pulling, and so much more.  Oh, and did we forget to mention the delicious fair food that will be there?  Ticket prices vary depending on what day you attend but children under 8 with an adult are always free!

Wellfleet OysterFest – This event is perfect for all ages, and the fall is a great time to visit Cape Cod!  Spectators can take in the exciting shucking contest, live music from local bands, arts and crafts, a road race, interesting lectures, delicious food, and much more!  Learn about the history of the town’s shellfishing industry, try some tasty seafood, and enjoy the beautiful sights of the Cape!  The festival will be October 18th and 19th, from 10AM – 5 PM, tickets are available to purchase at the event with cash only, and cost $5 for a one day ticket, or $8 for a two day ticket.

5th Annual New England BBQFest – If you’re a fan of BBQ, (and lets face it, who isn’t?) then you won’t want to miss this event at Wachusett Mountain!  Some of the best BBQ vendors from the area will be on hand so there will be plenty of food to try.  In addition to the classic BBQ food items on hand, there will also be oysters on the half shell, claim chowder, chili, shrimp, an oyster shucking competition, a pig roast, and a beer tent!  Guests will also enjoy the Punkin Chunkin and Lumber Jack shows, as well as live music, craft fair, and Farmers’ Market!  Tickets are $12 for adults and $7 for children ages 6-12, they can also be purchased in advance for a discounted price.

Pumpkins Aglow – Get in the Halloween spirit with this family-friendly event at Edaville, USA!  Stroll through the garden of endless jack-o-lanterns, dress in your favorite Halloween costume, take part in the Costume Parade, and even trick-or-treat at the rides in the park!  This event will take place October 10-12, 17-19, and 24-26.  Tickets are $20 for ages 2-59, $17 for ages 60+, and children under 2 are free.

Which one of these events would you enjoy most?  We want to go to them all!  Make sure you make the most of the beautiful weather we’ve been having and head outside for one of these fun events!

Photo By: Wolfrage

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