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Massachusetts Events In May!

Looking for a way to mix up your social life or try something new? Massachusetts has some of the most diverse activities and events in the whole country.  Whether you’re a fan of the beach, the mountains, the city, or the countryside, Massachusetts has it all.  Now that Spring is officially here and the weather is warming up, there’s no better time to get out and explore the Bay State!

Everyone who visits Boston knows that if you’re looking for good food, the North End is the place to be.  This Friday, May 4th  is the perfect opportunity to sample some fine Italian cuisine, the 18th Annual “A Taste of the North End” gives attendees the chance to sample food and wine from over 25 local restaurants.  It is being presented by the North End Waterfront Health and is being held at the DCR’s Steriti Memorial Rink, located at 561 Commercial Street, Boston.  Billy Costa, of KISS-108 and NECN’s TV Diner will serve as Master of Ceremonies for the evening.  Tickets range from $79-$99 and proceeds benefit the North End Waterfront Health as well as local schools, recreation centers, and senior programs.  What is better than enjoying some authentic Italian food while supporting a good cause?

Finding an event for your family that is both entertaining and educational can be a challenge sometimes.  The Soule Homestead Education Center in Middleboro, Ma offers both through their Sheep and Earth Day Celebration, coming up this Saturday, May 5th from 10AM-3PM.  Children will love watching border collies follow commands to herd the sheep, after the sheep receive their annual haircuts.  Other demonstrations involve beekeeping, spinning, and weaving and activities using wool and recycled materials will be available for children to participate in.  Crafts and local plants will be for sale, as well as hot dogs and other refreshments.  Admission is $5 for adults and $2 for children under the age of 12.

Cape Cod is one of the most famous vacation spots in the country, and from May 13 – June 10 visitors to the cape can participate in the many activities taking place during the Cape Cod Maritime Days.  Activities include boat-building, guided kayak excursions, light house tours, art exhibits, and of course access to the many beaches on the cape.  Costs vary for each event and a full schedule and description of activities can be found here.

Go green this month and celebrate the environment at the 19th Annual 92.9 Earthfest.  It’s the largest free radio station concert in the country and and it’s happening Saturday May 19 at the DCR’s Hatch Memorial Shell.  Presented by Whole Foods, this family friendly event features local non profit environmental organizations, environmentally friendly products, local music acts, and nationally acclaimed bands such as Eve 6,  Switchfoot, Third Eye Blind, and The Spin Doctors.

Who doesn’t love a great deal?  This Memorial Day Weekend, May 25-28, make your way over to the Sidewalk Sale at the Lee Premium Outlets in Lee, Massachusetts.  Participating stores will feature discounts even lower than their typical bargain prices and visitors can stroll through the outlets stopping to look at whatever catches their eye.  Savings on spring clearance and summer items make shopping easy on your wallet and ensure that you’re looking your best!

Want to get in touch with your rural side? No better way to do it than by learning how to make your own cheese, and then actually doing it! At Oak Knoll Ayrshires, in Foxborough, MA, guests are invited to participate in a Cheese Making Workshop taking place on Saturday, May 26th from 9AM-3:30 PM.  This 25 acre farm is home to a cheese making operation that has been in effect since 1730.  Tickets for this event are $70 and guests will learn how to make fresh mozzarella and queso blanco.  How often do you get the chance to make your own farm fresh cheese from scratch?  Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity, reserve your spot today!

Don’t miss your chance to take part in these events this May, they are sure to please whether you’re going out with the whole family, friends, or your significant other.  If you decide to go, be sure to leave a comment and let us know what you think!

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Top Events in Massachusetts This April!

It’s that time of the month, our updates on things to do and places to be this month are here! We’ve found both family friendly and adult only events going on across Massachusetts this month that will feature something to interest everyone! The beginning of Spring is the perfect time to get out and about in our beautiful state and we’ve found some of the best events taking place this month so get ready to get out and about this April!

Can you believe that Easter is almost here? The Stone Zoo in Stoneham, MA is hosting a special event the Saturday before Easter, April 7th that is sure the entertain children of all ages. The event begins at 10AM and lasts until 3PM. Activities include a scavenger hunt, crafts, a chance to meet the zookeepers, story time, and of course pictures with the Easter Bunny! Entrance to the event is $13 for adults and $9 for children. Suggested donations for a picture with the Easter Bunny are $5 and all proceeds benefit the Stone Zoo.

One of the biggest events in Massachusetts is the Boston Marathon, and it’s taking place this month! Monday, April 16 is the day that the streets of downtown Boston are filled with supporters and fans of this yearly event. This year marks the 116th anniversary of the world’s oldest annual marathon which begins in Hopkinton, MA and ends right in front of the Boston Public Library on Boylston St in Boston. Thousands of runners compete every year on Patriot’s day and even more fans line the streets of the route to watch the runners battle it out to the finish line.

Looking for the perfect family friendly event to bring the kids this month? What kid can resist Sesame Street? For one weekend this month, April 20-22, Elmo and friends will be showing kids how they can be anything they want with their imagination. Sesame St Live is coming to the Boston University Agganis Arena and tickets range from $15-$43. This is the perfect event to bring the kids to this month, it is both educational and entertaining and will encourage them to expand their minds. For more information visit

Boston Comic Con is one of the biggest events taking place in the city this month. This April 21-22, Comic Book and Art fans can come together at the Hynes Convention Center to enjoy a film festival, art auction, portfolio review by Marvel Comic artists themselves and guest comic book artists. Tickets are $20 for one day or $35 for the whole weekend. If you would like more information regarding guests, exhibitions, and events you can visit the official website for Boston Comic Con 2012.

Want a new idea for date night this month? What about the Boston Bacon and Beer Festival? Last year’s event sold out so be sure to get your tickets ASAP! It’s also an event you can feel good about, as all proceeds benefit the local hunger relief organizations Lovin’ Spoonfuls and Community Servings. The event takes place Saturday, April 28 from 2:30 -5 PM at the House of Blues and tickets are $37 each.

These events are sure to please both adults and children! Be sure to check them out and let us know what your favorite activity was this month!


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