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Massachusetts Events In May

Make Way for Ducklings

It’s official, the weather we love is finally here!  What better way to celebrate than by checking out some of the exciting events taking place this month?  There are plenty of fun happenings going on to fill up your social calendar this month, and we’re sure you won’t want to miss out on these!

Duckling Day – This family-friendly event comes just in time for Mother’s Day, and celebrates the literary classic Make Way For Ducklings by Robert McCloskey.   This event takes place on Sunday, May 11th from 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM at the Boston Common and children are invited to dress up as their favorite character from the book.  There will be face painting, a puppet show, and much more to keep the kiddos entertained all afternoon.  Following the celebration, guests will march through the common behind the Harvard Band to the Public Garden.  Admission for a family of any size is $35 in advance, and $40 the day of the event.

Brimfield Outdoor Antiques Show – You never know what treasures you may find while out antiquing!  This event will feature thousands of dealers from across the country, so we can only imagine how many items there will be to search through until you find the one(s) that will look perfect in your home.  Ranging from heriloom-quality silver, to country collectibles, you’re sure to find exactly what you’re looking for, and you may even find something you didn’t know you needed!  This massive showcase will take place from May 13th-18th, and there will also be additional shows in July and September.

Nantucket Wine Festival – For those of you that are 21+, can you think of a more relaxing way to spend a spring afternoon than by sipping some wine by the sea?  There will be over 100 wineries and restaurants on site for different seminars, tastings, and dinners in various Nantucket homes.  This annual event will take place from May 14th-18th and ticket prices vary depending on the event.

Newburyport Spring Festival – We can’t think of a better way to spend a warm spring day than by this picturesque coastal town.  Join them for their annual Spring Festival, taking place May 25th and 26th, the Sunday and Monday of Memorial Day Weekend.  There will be entertainment for the whole family, live music, art, fine crafts, and food from local restaurants.  If you need a break from the crowd, take a stroll down by the water and enjoy the fresh sea air.  The event will be from 1o AM – 5 PM, rain or shine and is sure to be a good time for the whole family.

Don’t these events sound like the perfect way to kick off spring? Grab your friends, family members, and enjoy!

Photo By: Charles Hoffman

Head In To Boston For These Events In March!

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Can you feel it in the air?  We’re getting closer and closer to spring!  What more reason do you need to celebrate than that?  In honor of the upcoming change of seasons we’ve found the best events going on in the Bay State this March.  Grab your friends, family, or significant other and head to one of these events this month! Celebrate spring, St. Patrick’s day or just head out for a night on the town, either way, these events are guaranteed to provide lots of laughs and good times!

Pics In The Parks: Photography Workshop – Head over to the tennis courts in Porzio Park, East Boston this Sunday, March 3rd for an informal photography workshop hosted by the Boston Parks And Recreation Department.  Participants will be taught various techniques and instructors will assign a theme to focus on each week.  All ages and skill levels are welcome at this free event!  The workshop is from 11 AM – 12 PM, contact lauren.patrick@cityofboston.gov to register!

2013 National Golf Expo – Even though it’s not golf season yet, all of you golfers in the area can get an early fix.  The 2013 National Golf Expo is heading to Boston March 1-3 so stop by and enjoy a day of anything and everything golf! There will be exhibits, displays, interactive features, and not to mention the nation’s largest driving range and demonstration stage.  Head over to the Seaport World Trade Center for this event and pick up some tips to help your golf game and check out some of the latest equipment there is to offer.  There will be great deals on merchandise and you may even stumble upon a few unique items that are typically not sold in local pro shops.  Tickets are $12 for adults and can be bought at the door or online in advance, children 12 and under are free, and seniors (65+) tickets are $10 but must be bought at the door since an ID is required to receive the senior ticket price.  This event will be going on all weekend so if you’re a golfer or a fan of the sport don’t miss this!

“Clifford the Big Red Dog LIVE” – Help Clifford celebrate his 50th birthday this year by getting tickets to see his show! Clifford will be performing at the Wilbur Theater in Boston on Saturday, March 9th at 11:30 AM and then again at 3 PM.  Take a trip to Birdwell Island where Clifford, Emily Elizabeth, and their friends will learn about sharing, respect, working together, helping others, being kind and much more.  Parents, this is a great event for your little ones!  Children will love learning these important life lessons through song, dance, and one of the most beloved dogs of all time.  Tickets range from $17-$39 and are available through Ticketmaster.

Dropkick Murphys Concert – If you’re from the Boston area, you’ve definitely heard of this Irish punk rock band.  Formed in Quincy, MA in 1996, the Dropkick Murphys have been headlining events across the country for years now and are well known for hits such as “Tessie” and “I’m Shipping Up To Boston”.  Now you can see them perform these hits and more LIVE on Friday, March 15th at the TD Garden.  The show starts at 7:30 PM so get your tickets before they sell out! There’s no better way to celebrate St. Patty’s day than by enjoying a pint and listening to some not so traditional Irish music!

There are events for everyone to enjoy in Boston!  Whether you’re young, old, or somewhere in between, these events are sure to please every member of your family!

Photo By: Rusty Clark

 

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