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Massachusetts Events In May

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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!

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Massachusetts Events This April

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Now that spring is finally here it’s time to get out and about to celebrate!  There are many events going on this month, and the weather is starting to warm up so there’s no better time than the present.  Whether you’re looking for something to do on a day out with the family, or want an idea for a fun time with friends, we’ve got you covered.

Boston Beer Summit – Love craft beer?  Then you won’t want to miss the Boston Beer Summit, taking place from April 4-5 at the Park Plaza Castle.  This giant beer tasting will feature over 60 brewers and have more than 200 different beers to sample.  The best local, regional, national, and international brewers will all be there including Angry Orchard, Atwater, Backlash, Berkshire, Blue Hills, Blue Moon, Harpoon, Narragansett, Sam Adams, Sierra Nevada, and many more.  Tickets are $50 and include entrance, entertainment, tasting mug, and beer samples.  Get your tickets while they last!

Patriots Day Celebrations – Head to Minute Man National Park in Lexington and Concord the weekend of April 19-21 for some historical fun.  Remember our nation’s journey to freedom at the very starting point of the Revolutionary War. These towns are extremely proud of their heritage, and in honor of Patriots Day weekend they will be celebrating with parades, re-enactments of Revolutionary battles, commemorative ceremonies, socials, a pancake breakfast, and much more! This event is perfect for families, history buffs, and anyone that wants to learn more about our country’s history.

Party For The Planet – Do you carpool, recycle, bring reusable bags to the store, or take other steps to go green?  Then you won’t want to miss out on celebrating Earth Day! Head to the Franklin Park Zoo with friends, family, and of course some furry friends for their Earth Day celebration, “Party For The Planet”!  This family friendly event takes place on Sunday, April 27th from 10AM – 3 PM and will raise awareness for the planet with fun events including animal enrichment activities, a chance to meet the zookeepers, entertainment, eco-friendly exhibitors and more.  What better way to celebrate planet Earth than  by getting up close and personal with some of it’s creatures?  Learn more about our planet and what you can do to make a difference every day at this exciting event.

Nantucket Daffodil Festival – The Nantucket Island Chamber of Commerce will be holding their Daffodil Festival from April 25-27.  This annual event celebrates the beginning of spring on the island of Nantucket with an antique car parade, community picnic, art shows, tours, exhibitions, contests, lectures, a Daffodil Flower Show, 5K, and much more.  All are welcome at this exciting event, even your furry friends!  What more could you ask for at a family event?  Many festival-goers dress up for this event, so break out your brightest yellow and enjoy this day of fun in the sun!

The start of spring is always exciting, the weather warms up, flowers are in bloom, and it becomes enjoyable to be outside again!  These events are a great way to kick off the start of the season, so grab your friends, family, flip flops, and enjoy!

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Events In Massachusetts This March

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We’ve almost made it to spring, and that deserves a celebration, don’t you think?  With only a few short weeks left of winter, we’re all looking forward to warmer weather and longer days, and that means more time to have fun and go to awesome events!  We know that when people think of events in March, Saint Patrick’s Day comes to mind, and don’t worry we haven’t forgotten about that special day, but it will be getting its own event posting later this month.  In the mean time, check out all of the other events going on across the state this March!

Boston Flower and Garden Show – This is the perfect event to get you ready for spring!  Take in the beautiful sights and smells of the Boston Flower and Garden Show at the Seaport World Trade Center from March 12th-16th.  This year’s theme is “Romance in the Garden” and there will be garden writers, landscaping professionals,master gardeners, and local chefs will all be on hand for daily lectures, demonstrations, floral arranging workshops, children’s activities, and cooking demonstrations.  Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for children, and $17 for seniors and are valid for one day only.  Don’t miss out on this fun event, it’s perfect for friends, families, or even a romantic outing, and is a great way to kick off spring!

Worcester Boat Show – This is another great event to get you ready for warmer weather!  Head to the DCU Center in Worcester from March 14th-16th for the Worcester Boat Show!  Whether you own your own boat or are dreaming of it one day in the future, you won’t want to miss this event.  All of the latest 2014 models will be on display, there will fishing boats, pontoon boats, sports boats, boating accessories, and much more.  You can touch and experience each boat to find your favorite, and if you’re in the market to purchase a boat you’ll want to take advantage of the special show prices and manufacturers incentives.  Tickets are $10 for adults and children 16 and under are admitted free as long as they are accompanied by an adult.

Paradise City Arts Festival – If you’re an art lover, this is the event for you.  There will be over 175 artists and their creations on display during this elegant event, and the diverse creations are guaranteed to catch your eye.  There will be a variety of different pieces, all showcasing the talent and innovation of American craftsmanship.  This event will be at the Royal Plaza Trade Center in Marlborough from March 21st-23rd.  Ticket prices vary but if you plan on going more that one day, you’ll definitely want to purchase their three day pass for $16.  If you’ve been trying to expand your cultural horizons and do something new, this is the event for you.

Dine Out Boston – If there’s a restaurant you’ve been wanting to try in the Boston area, you’re in luck!  Dine Out Boston takes place once a year and gives diners the opportunity to sample prix fixe menus for lunch and dinner from participating restaurants.  Prices for lunch are either $15, $20, or $25, and dinner prices can be $28, $33, or $38, depending on what you order.  Prices are per person and do not include drinks, tax, or gratuity.  Sample meals from chain restaurants, locally owned bistros, from tapas to Italian, Mexican to sushi, Asian food to seafood, and much more as options you won’t know where to start!  Luckily you have a few days to take advantage of this event, it’s going on from March 16th-21st, and March 23rd – 28th.  For a full list of participating restaurants, click here.

These events will make the last few weeks of winter fly by, so get out and about and enjoy!

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Massachusetts Events This Month!

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We may be in the middle of winter, but that’s no excuse to hibernate!  There are tons of fun events going on despite the cold, so don’t be afraid to get out and about this month and take advantage of them!

Ski Ward 75th Anniversary Party – Join Ski Ward Ski Area for their 75th Anniversary Party on Saturday, February 1st.  There will be a complimentary BBQ for season pass holders, which will also be open to the public.  There will also be tons of fun activities, an appearance by the L.L. Bean Bootmobile, appetizer specials at the Slopeside Bar & Grill, beer & wine tastings, live music, a night parade, and fireworks.  The whole family will enjoy this event so don’t miss out!

Beanpot Hockey Tournament – This is one of the biggest events going on in Boston this month.  This hockey tournament takes place the first two Monday nights in February, the 3rd and the 10th at the TD Garden.  Boston College, Boston University, Harvard, and Northeastern will go head to head to compete for the coveted Beanpot trophy and bragging rights for the rest of the year.  The first game is on Monday, February 3rd at 5 PM where Northeastern will take on Harvard and the two will compete to advance to the next round.  The same evening at 8 PM, Boston College and Boston University will play each other.  On Monday, February 10th at 4:30 PM there will be a Consolation Game followed by a Championship game at 7:30 PM. Ticket prices vary but make sure you get yours before it’s too late!

Holyoke Winter Carnival – This 10 day long celebration of winter themed activities begins on February 7th and brings together a variety of groups from the community.  This year the Carnival will have two themed weekends.  The first, from February 7th-9th will focus on recreation and sport to go along with the start of the Winter Olympics.  There will be hockey matches, a curling demonstration, an outdoor walk, polar bear swim, and much more.  There will also be plenty of food, live music, family movie night, dog show, and even a wine tasting for those 21 and over. The second weekend, February 13th – 16th will focus on Holyoke arts and entertainment with a night parade, chili cook-off, cake decorating, quilt show, free community pancake breakfast, and much more.  This family friendly event is the perfect reason to get everyone out of the house and trying something different.

New England Music Awards – Who doesn’t love a good toe-tapping tune?  Now’s your chance to see some of the best musicians in New England perform live!  Get tickets to the New England Music Awards taking place on Saturday, February 22nd at 7PM at the Lowell Memorial Auditorium in Lowell.  The event will be hosted by comedian Steve Sweeney and also happens to coincide with the Lowell Winterfest taking place the same weekend!  There will be tons of events going on during the day for families and after the concert those that are 21+ should stop by the Polar Party inside Club Celsius downtown for drinks and more live music.

Bundle up and get out and about with family and friends this winter, there are too many fun events going on to miss out!

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January Events In Massachusetts!

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Ready to kick off the New Year with friends and family?  Then check out these fun events going on in Massachusetts this month!  There’s something for everyone, whether you enjoy sports, a good meal, or cars, you’ll definitely find something fun to do this month.

US Figure Skating Championships – This event is going on as we speak! Grab the whole family and head to Boston for the US Figure Skating Championships from January 5-12th.  The last time this event was in town was in 2001, setting a then-record for attendance, so get your tickets while you can!  Ice skating is one of the most popular winter sports, and now’s you chance to see some of the country’s best on their road to winning the gold at the Olympics.  Events and times vary by day, but discounted parking is available for all attendees.  This event takes place at the TD Garden and is sure to be fun for the whole family, you definitely don’t want to miss out!

Fireplace Feast – Take a step back in time this weekend and head to the Salem Cross Inn in West Brookfield for a homemade feast!  Kick back by the fire or participate in making the meal if you wish.  There will be prime rib roasting over the fireplace, chowder cooking in an antique cauldron, butternut squash, fresh spinach pie, and homemade muffins and rolls.  After dinner, help peel an apple or two for the apple pie that will be freshly made for dessert.  After dinner, take a horse drawn sleigh or wagon ride through the country side and then warm up with some apple cider or something a bit stronger for those over 21.  This event is a fun escape for the whole family, and takes place this Saturday, January 11th at 5:30 PM.  Tickets are $57 for adults and $25 for children 12 and under.

WWE Smackdown TV – Come see your favorite WWE Superstars in action at the newly renovated DCU Center in Worcester on Tuesday, January 14th at 7 PM.  Stars including Daniel Bryan, The Big Show, The Rhodes Brothers, Damien Sandow, and many more will be there, so if you’re a fan you definitely won’t want to miss this.  Ticket prices vary but are as low as $16!

2014 Worcester Auto Show – Have a car buff in your family?  Then you definitely don’t want to miss this event!  This year’s show has more brands than ever before and you can look, touch, and experience each car and decide which is your favorite.  Factory reps and dealers will also be on site to answer any and all questions you may have.  Guys will also love the motorcycles, scooters, auto electronics, and many more products on display.  This event will take place at the DCU Center in Worcester from Friday, January 24th – Sunday, January 26th.  Admission is $6 for adults and the hours for Friday are 4PM – 8PM, Saturday, 10AM – 7 PM, and Sunday, 11 AM – 5 PM.

Which one of these events do you plan on stopping by this month?  If you attend any or know of any we have missed be sure to let us know in the comments!

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September Events In Massachusetts

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Can you believe September is almost here?  We know you’re sad to see summer coming to an end, but we’ve found a ton of fun events going on to cheer you up!

Musicfest at Wachusett Mountain – Head to Wachusett Mountain in Princeton on Sunday, September 8th for their 16th annual Musicfest!  There will be 5-6 local bands playing on the main and side stages from 12 noon – 6 PM, a Mountainside BBQ  and multiple food stations, their traditional “BEER-FEST-OF-ALE”, craft vendors, a scenic summit ride, and a classic car show presented by the Pike FM.  Performers include Ashley Jordan, Air Traffic Controller, Andy Cummings, Strange Machines, Michael Bernier & Freevolt, and Badfish, a tribute to Sublime.  This event is rain or shine and the gates open at 11:30 AM, make sure you bring your lawn chairs and blankets!  Adult tickets are $25 at the door, and children ages 6-12 are $7 at the door, although discounts are available if you purchase online in advance.

The Big E – You don’t want to miss out on the biggest fair in the Northeast!  The Big E comes to West Springfield, MA every September and will be there this year from the 13th – 29th!  When we say this is a big event, we mean BIG!  Luckily there is plenty of parking in a nearby lot and only costs $10 per vehicle, but make sure you have cash on hand.  One day tickets are $12 for adults and $8 for children ages 6-12, plus an additional $1 service charge per ticket.  So what does this ticket buy you?  Once you enter the fair you may not know where to start first, not only are their rides, farm animals, plenty of food, and tons of exhibits, but there are also awesome concerts with big name headliners every weekend!  This year’s performers include Don Felder of the Eagles, Hunter Hayes, Randy Houser, the Beach Boys, and Austin Mahone for all of the “Mahomies” out there.  There will be many more events than the ones listed here so be sure to check out their site for all of the entertainment info!

Bourne Scallop Festival – Get a final seafood fix at this annual event in Buzzards Bay.  Taking place from September 20th – 22nd, this event draws over 55,000 patrons over the three days.  Their scallop and herb roasted chicken dinners are not to be missed, and there will also be beer, wine, a raw bar, chowder, lobster rolls, hot dogs, burgers, desserts, and more to eat at this family friendly event.  There will also be a craft show, rides, games, and non-stop entertainment throughout the weekend.  The event will be held rain or shine, and the dinner hours are from 10 AM – 9 PM Friday and Saturday, and from 10 AM – 6 PM on Sunday.  General admission tickets are $6 each, and children ages 6-12 cost $2 and children 5 and under are free!  Their scallop dinner ticket costs $22 and the chicken dinner ticket costs $20, however discount are available if you purchase online in advance!

Berklee Beantown Jazz Festival – Also known as Boston’s biggest block party, the Berklee Beantown Jazz Festival is a party you definitely don’t want to miss!  Taking place in the South End, not only will there be tons of live performances by talented musicians, but there will also be great food and plenty of activities for the kids including face painting, inflatables, photos, and an instrument petting zoo.  This free event is perfect for all ages, and takes place on Saturday, September 28th, from noon – 6 PM on Columbus Ave between Massachusetts Ave and Burke Street.

There are still tons of fun events going on even though summer is coming to a close, and all of these events are outdoors so soak up the sun for as long as you can and enjoy a day out and about with friends and family!

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Events This August!

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We know what you’re thinking, it’s the last month of summer and you need to get out and have as many fun times as possible before the chill returns to the air.  Not to worry because we’ve got you covered, there’s still plenty of time to have some fun in the sun and plenty of events to go to!

Edgartown Sand Sculpture Contest – Need a nice relaxing beach day with the family?  Play hooky tomorrow, August 7th and take the family to South Beach in Edgartown for their annual Sand Sculpture Contest!  This family oriented event is perfect for children of all ages, so grab your pails, shovels, sunscreen, and head to the beach for a day of fun!  Registration for the contest begins at 9 AM and the contest goes from 10 AM – 2 PM and the awards will be announced at about 3 PM.

Tie-Dye Drop In Day – The Children’s Museum in Easton is hosting this fun event on Friday, August 9th from 10 AM – 3 PM.  Feel free to bring your own clothing to tie-dye or purchase a white t-shirt from the museum for $5.  This event is free with admission and admission costs $7.50 per person.  If you’re hungry or craving something sweet don’t miss the Mix 104.1 crew handing out free ice cream from 12 PM – 2 PM!   This event will be held in the museum’s outdoor facility, “The Wild Place” and gives children the opportunity to play, learn about nature, and explore the gardens at the museum while they get creative and have some fun.  No registration is needed for this event, you can feel free to drop by the museum at any time from 10 AM – 3 PM on the day of the event.  Be sure to check out the other fun activities that they have going on for future “Drop In Days”!

Boston GreenFest – Organized by the Foundation for a Green Future, Inc. this event is the nation’s largest multicultural environmental music festival.  Celebrate the many ways you can “go green” and improve your local community and environment as a whole, you might even learn something new! The celebration begins on Thursday, August 15th with a kick-off concert at Boston’s City Hall Plaza from 5:30 PM – 9 PM and continues on Friday, August 16th from noon til 9:30 PM and again on Saturday, August 17th from 11 AM – 10 PM.  Learn about the green products, services, networks, and jobs, enjoy the three stages of live entertainment, or take part in an interactive exhibit!  There is something for everyone at this event, even the kids will enjoy the many different games, activities, presentations, and there is even a Boston GreenFest Film Festival just for kids!  Don’t miss you chance to check out some eco-fashion in the EcoPageant International!  Don’t forget to pick up your Boston GreenFest discount button at local Tedeschi Food Shops in Boston, this button only costs $5 but will open the doors to major savings.  Not only can you use it during the event for special discounts from food and craft vendors, but you can also use it for discounts at local businesses around Boston and is valid at certain businesses before, during, and after the festival! 

Brew at the Zoo – Head over to the Franklin Park Zoo on Saturday, August 17th for their fourth annual Brew at the Zoo!  This beer tasting event features stations from over 30 different local breweries and food from over a dozen local restaurants!  Try as many samples as you like, enjoy the live entertainment, and take some time to visit with the many different animals on site!  This 21 + event costs $50 per ticket and proceeds benefit the Franklin Park Zoo’s operations, education programs, and continued conservation efforts.  The party starts at 5 PM and goes until 9 PM, and the zoo will be providing free transportation from the Forest Hills T Station to the zoo from 5 PM – 7 PM and from the zoo back to the train station from 7 PM – 9 PM.

Which of these events do you plan on attending?  Know of a fun event that we forgot?  Be sure to let us know in the comments!

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Massachusetts Events This June!

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The summer season is about to begin and there are tons of events going on across the Bay State!  With so many fun things to do, it’s hard to narrow it down to a few!  We did it though, and these events sound like some of the best places to be this June!

Cambridge River Festival – This FREE one day festival on the banks of the Cambridge River celebrates anything and everything to do with the arts.  This event is extremely popular, and typically attracts over 200,000 people!  It is being held on Saturday, June 1st from 12 noon – 6 PM, the severe weather rain date is June 2nd.  There will be stages filled with performers including jazz, folk, and roots music, poetry, theater performances, and interactive displays as well!  There will be family art-making activities, demonstrations, arts and crafts, and a wide variety of food!  If you’re a lover of art, food, dancing, the outdoors, and Boston, this event is not to be missed!

Mass Audubon Native Plant Sale and Open House – Head to Plymouth this Sunday, June 2nd for this family friendly event!  The plant sale and open house will be at the Mass Audubon North River Wildlife Sanctuary from 10 AM – 3 PM and there will be plenty of tips, tricks, and items for sale that will help you transform your yard for summer!  Learn how to attract birds and butterflies to your garden, take guided tours of their bird, rain, and butterfly gardens, and ask gardening experts any questions you may have.  There will also be children’s activities planned and don’t forget to stop by the gift shop and pick out a bird house!

Boston Dragon Boat Festival – This event is sure to be a fun time for every member of your family, and it’s a fun way to experience and learn about the Chinese culture.  Dragon Boat racing is an old Chinese tradition, and from June 8-9 you can watch 30-40 teams compete in this race that runs along the Charles River through Cambridge and Boston.  Enjoy a day in the sun at this event, there will be various types of Asian food, live performances, and even arts and crafts that represent Chinese culture.  Don’t miss out on this exciting festival that is perfect for all ages!

Provincetown Film Festival – Who doesn’t love a good movie?  This month you’ll have five days in a row to check out new and exciting films making their debut at this festival.  This 5 day celebration begins on Wednesday, June 19th and ends on Sunday, June 23rd in historic Provincetown.  There are special events going on each day including an opening night party, night at the drive-in, and poolside chat!  Ticket prices vary based on what type you purchase, and you can either get tickets to an individual event, or various types of passes to multiple events.    This is the perfect way to celebrate summer in this fun, unique town by the sea!

These outdoor festivals and events are the perfect way to kick off summer!  How many do you plan on going to? Be sure to let us know in the comments!

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Massachusetts Events This May

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It’s finally starting to feel like spring outside, and to celebrate we’ve found some of the best events and festivals going on across the state this month!  After a chilly start to spring, the air is warming up and it’s the perfect time to head outside with a group of friends and family.  These outdoor events will have you coming down with a serious case of spring fever while you soak up the sun, so spread the word, sit back, and enjoy!

Treetop Xtreme Adventure – Become one with nature at this event, hosted by the Worcester Ecotarium!  Guests will get a combo ticket for the Tree Canopy Walkway and a Tree Climbing Expedition, where they will venture out 40 feet above the ground on rope and plank bridges while you move through tree platforms, and then zipline down to the forest floor!  Guests will then get to climb on of Worcester’s old-growth trees with harnesses and ropes, this expeditions will be led by trained tree climbers and participants are required to be at least 7 years of age.  This event is for one day only, and there would be four sessions that are one hour long, each session is limited to 8 participants.  Tickets are $30 per person, get them while they last!

Paradise City Arts Festival – Take a ride out west to Northampton for this spring arts festival!  This event has something for every member of the family including live entertainment, flowering sculpture garden, special exhibits, demonstrations, activities, delicious food, and exhibits from artists from 30 states selling their work.  This Festival takes place on Memorial Day weekend, May 25-27 , the hours are from 10 AM-6PM Saturday and Sunday, and from 10 AM-4 PM on Monday.  Admission is $12 for adults, $10 for seniors, $8 for students, and free for children 12 and under!  Stroll under the sun, take in some culture, and enjoy all that this artsy city has to offer!

Chesterwood Vintage Motorcar Festival –  The guys in your life will love this event, filled will dozens of collector vehicles, live entertainment, kid-friendly activities, and of course plenty of food from local restaurants, what’s not to like?  If antique cars aren’t your thing there are plenty of gardens and woodland walks on the property to explore!  The event will be held at historic Chesterwood in Stockbridge on May 26th from 10 AM – 4 PM, rain or shine.  Tickets are $15 for adults and children under 18 are free and can be bought in advance of the day of the event.  This is an extremely popular event and is often considered the kick-off to summer, don’t miss out!

Food Truck Festival – Known for their unique creations and low prices, food trucks are the latest craze when it comes to fast food, and now’s your chance to sample a wide variety of options!  The Food Truck Festival will be in Lexington, MA on Friday, May 31st from 5 PM-9 PM and will feature many different dinner options from food trucks and local restaurants.  Entry is free but you do have to pay for food of course.  There will be live entertainment from local band, the Arl-Lex Five & Dime, who will be performing folk, country, gospel, and some early rock & roll.  Now everyone in the family can eat exactly what they want for dinner, and you won’t have to be the one doing the cooking!

Which one of these events will you be attending to enjoy the warm weather?  All of these events are family friendly and are being held outdoors, so get out and about this month and enjoy the sunshine!

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Looking For Plans This June? Check Out These Events Going On Across The State!

The summer months are now upon us, the weather is warmer and the kids are getting out of school, which means popular destinations like the beach are going to be more crowded than ever!  If you’re looking for a way to avoid the crowds of sunbathers, check out some of these events going on this month!  Whether you want to get out and soak up the sun or stay inside to beat the heat, there is something for everyone to look forward to this June.

  • Children’s Hospital Walk – If you’re looking for the perfect family event look no further.  There’s no better way to spend the day than by helping out a worthy cause and getting some exercise!  NSTAR’s walk for the Children’s Hospital of Boston is a yearly event aimed at raising money for the hospital to continue their research and continuously improve patient care.  The walk is Sunday, June 10 and begins at the Hatch Shell in Cambridge.  The 7 mile walk begins at 11AM or there is a shorter, 2 mile walk that begins at noon.  You can register in advance ($25 fee for adults, $5 fee for children), or at the event itself ($35 fee for adults, $10 for children).  Come out and support a great cause while enjoying a summer afternoon walking along the Charles!
  • Cape Cod Chowder Festival –  If there’s one thing we are famous for here in Massachusetts it’s our seafood.  And there’s no better spot to sample some authentic New England chowder than down on the Cape.  The Cape’s best restaurants will be competing for the prized COD Chowder Bowl on Sunday, June 10 in Hyannis, MA inside the Cape Cod Melody Tent.  The event begins at noon and there will also be live entertainment from local bands.  Tickets are $17 for adults and $5 for children.
  • Massachusetts  Symphony Orchestra Summer Concert– Who doesn’t love a free concert?  The Boston Symphony Orchestra, led by Alton Baggett, is ringing in the town of Millbury’s 200th Birthday celebration on Saturday, June 16 at Windle Field in Millbury, MA.  The concert begins at 8PM and will go until approximately 10PM.  There will be patriotic, classical, and Broadway music, bring the whole family and set up a blanket on the grass while also enjoying the firework display!
  • A Wild Affair– The Stone Zoo in Stoneham, Massachusetts is hosting their 8th Annual “A Wild Affair” tasting event Saturday, June 23 from 5:30-9:30 PM.  This popular event, which drew a crowd of over 600 people last year features tasting stations from local restaurants and caterers.  Guests can enjoy some live entertainment, bid on items in a silent auction, and walk amongst the animals at the zoo all while enjoying food from popular local companies.  Participating restaurants and caterers include, Edible Arrangements, Polcari’s, Buffalo Wild Wings, Piantedosi Baking Company, Harrows Chicken Pies, The Dockside Restaurants, and much more.  Tickets are $50 in advance and $60 the night of the event.  This event is 21+ only.
  • Miss Massachusetts 2012 –   This competition is a Preliminary to the Miss America organization and will crown Miss Massachusetts 2012, who will later go on to compete in the Miss America Pagent.  The competition begins Friday, June 29 and concludes on the next night, Saturday June 30th.  You can watch the magic happen at the Hanover Theater for the Performing Arts in Worcester, MA.  All contestants will compete in Talent, Evening wear, onstage questions and swimsuit.  Tickets are $27 for Friday night and $37 for Saturday night.  Don’t miss your chance to see this exciting event live before Miss Massachusetts moves on to compete for the title of Miss America!

Don’t let these events pass you by this month!  There’s something for everyone to do whether it be a walk for charity, food tasting, concert, or competition.  There are so many events and activities to do throughout the summer to get you out and about, so take advantage of them!

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