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Fairs & Festivals in Greater Boston and Cambridge

Fairs and festivals light up Boston celebrating people, places and things. You’ll find bands, dance troupes, interactive performances, craft vendors, and activities for every age . Seasonal events soar with harvest fests and holiday affairs. There’s dancing and food, wine and beer fests and seafood with your favorites like lobster, clams, oysters, and scallops, competitions lots of fun for all. Stay in town and don’t miss a moment.

Boston Harbor Hotel, 70 Rowes Wharf Boston, MA Phone: 617-330-9355

January 12-March 30, 2018

The Boston Wine Festival presents a lineup of intimate winemaker hosted dinners, seminars and receptions from January through March. It is the longest running food and wine festival in the nation. Featured events are Grand Opening Reception on January 12; the Valentine Champagne Dinner Dance on February 10, and the Valentine's Jazz Brunch on February 11. Receptions are walk-about events presenting 40 wines of a particular theme; dinners are four-course dinners hosted by a winemaker or winery owner; Seminars are themed, on topics like barrel samples, vertical tastings, horizontal tastings and blends. Festival brochure and schedule of events.

Passim 47 Palmer Street Cambridge, MA Phone: 617-492-5300

January 18-21, 2018

This family festival draws Celtic performers from around Boston, presenting music, song and dance from Irish, Scottish, Cape Breton and other Celtic traditions. Parts of the festival includes Thursday Emerging Artist Showcase, Friday Roots & Branches and Urban Ceilidh, Saturday Dayfest and Festival Club, Sunday Dayfest and Finale