Events Calendar - 2023

Find a multitude of fun events and great things to do, including weekend events, throughout the year, like music; festivals; comedy; outdoor fun; boat cruises; excursions for families and kids; food, wine and beer tastings. Weather is no problem; lots of things to do happen indoors.
Be sure to check out the listings of year-round Fairs & Festivals throughout New England. See also, Great Things to Do.

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Mayflower Market Days Vintage Fair & Artisan Market – Plympton MA

Jun 17, 2023 - Jun 18, 2023 41 Crescent Street, Plympton, MA

Celebrate summer at the Semi-Annual Vintage Fair & Artisan Market in the historic town of Plympton, Massachusetts. Hosted by Jen & Mike from HGTV's Houses with History, Mayflower Market Days features antique dealers, local makers, artists, live music, food trucks and much more.

Arts & Crafts Shows

Paradise City Arts Festival – Northampton MA

May 27, 2023 - May 29, 2023 54 Old Ferry Road, Northampton, MA

An amazing collection of 220 curated artists and makers come to Northampton, Massachusetts for three days of astounding visual arts, eye-popping design, scrumptious local food and music under the Festival Dining Tent, special events and great fun. Enjoy demonstrations and workshops, special exhibits, the Sculpture Promenade, and an exciting benefit Silent Art Auction.


Boston Cannabis Week – Boston MA

Sep 18, 2023 - Sep 24, 2023 Various locations, Boston, MA

Cannabis enthusiasts, unite. The city of Boston celebrates marijuana during Boston Cannabis Week, a program packed with exciting lectures, brunches, parties, and more. See the website for details about ticketing for specific events.


The Lalas Burlesque – Boston MA

Aug 4, 2023 - Aug 4, 2023 15 Lansdowne Street, Boston, MA

The Lalas show is equally hilarious and spicy and will have you at the edge of your seat, jaw dropped, and hootin’ and hollerin’ like you’ve never thought possible. Perfect for date night, girls’ night out, or just to see some empowered women rock the stage.


Wool Days – Sturbridge MA

May 27, 2023 - May 29, 2023 1 Old Sturbridge Village Road, Sturbridge, MA

Discover how New England farmers used the wool from their sheep in the 1830s at Old Sturbridge Village’s annual Wool Days. Farmers will give the sheep their annual “haircut” while costumed historians demonstrate the entire wool textile process, from scouring and carding the wool to dyeing, spinning, and then knitting the dyed yarn.


Caribbean American Heritage Festival – Boston MA

Jun 3, 2023 - Jun 3, 2023 Reggie Lewis Center, 1350 Tremont Street, Boston, MA

Caribbean American have contributed to the development of the United States in extraordinary ways. Millions of people in the United. Come out and enjoy a festival presentation with music, food, arts and craft vendor and more. 

Blueberry & Flower Festival – Amesbury MA

Jul 15, 2023 - Jul 23, 2023 Cider Hill Farm, 45 Fern Avenue, Amesbury, MA

Calling all blueberry and flower lovers... Enjoy live music, hard cider, family-friendly activities, hayrides, blueberry goods, cut-your-own bouquets and pick-your-own blueberries. The festival will be held on two weekends: July 15-16 and 22-23. 

42nd Annual Gloucester Waterfront Festival – Gloucester MA

Aug 19, 2023 - Aug 20, 2023 24 Hough Avenue, Gloucester, MA 01930

The historic Stage Fort Park along Gloucester Harbor will blossom into color, flavor and music for the 42nd Annual Gloucester Waterfront Festival. Featuring over 175 booths of locally-made arts, crafts, foods and live music. Enjoy a pancake breakfast, performance art, an antique car show and more. 


Buzzards Bay Swim – New Bedford MA

Jun 24, 2023 - Jun 24, 2023 1482 E Rodney French Boulevard, New Bedford, MA

The Buzzards Bay Swim is a one-of-a-kind scenic point-to-point open water swim across outer New Bedford Harbor. Assisted by a robust safety patrol, swimmers navigate 1.2 miles through the harbor and channel, passing by the iconic Butler Flats Lighthouse and the New Bedford Hurricane Barrier, one of the largest stone structures on the East Coast. At the thrilling finish, swimmers are welcomed with a beach party featuring a live steel drum band, pancakes cooked to order, gourmet coffee, and local beer.

Food, Wine, Beer

Hard Cider & Massachusetts Cheese Tasting – Amesbury MA

Jun 10, 2023 - Jun 10, 2023 Cider Hill Farm, 45 Fern Avenue, Amesbury, MA

Cheers to farm-to-table ciders and cheese! Cider Hill Farm is partnering with local cheesemonger, Life. Love. Cheese., to create 2 tasting events on June 10th featuring a tour of artisanal Massachusetts-made cheeses. Enjoy 6 curated pairings. Each session begins with a behind-the-scenes tour of the farm's pressing room and hard cider making facility. Limited seats available. Pre-purchase tickets required. +21.

Strawberry Festival – Amesbury MA

Jun 17, 2023 - Jun 18, 2023 Cider Hill Farm, 45 Fern Avenue, Amesbury, MA

It's all things strawberries! Take in free live music, hard cider, family-friendly activities, hayrides, homemade strawberries treats and PYO strawberries.


Music In Bloom – Boylston MA

Jun 25, 2023 - Jun 25, 2023 11 French Drive, Boylston, MA

Join New England Botanic Garden at Tower Hill and Juventas New Music Ensemble for a magical evening of music al fresco. Guests are invited to experience the gardens of New England Botanic Garden at golden hour, discovering a series of musical performances along the way. From a grand piano, cello, and violin in the Limonaia, to a harp, flute, and viola in the Lawn Garden, guests will be able to take a stroll and enjoy an artistic and meaningful musical experience performed by small ensembles of musicians interspersed throughout the gardens.


Creating Cape Cod – Sandwich MA

Apr 23, 2022 - Oct 15, 2023 Heritage Museums & Gardens, 67 Grove Street, Sandwich, MA

Henry David Thoreau once described Cape Cod as a “Yankee backwater,” but how did this once-struggling area transform into a picturesque and popular tourist destination? This exhibit explores how the Cape was lifted out of an economic depression in the later 19th-century by the construction of a train and the invention of automobiles, bringing tourists back to the National Seashore. What has been gained, or lost? And how can it be persevered for future generations?

Exhibit: “We’re Still Here” – Springfield MA

Sep 1, 2022 - Jun 30, 2023 21 Edwards Street, Springfield, MA

This exhibit explores the ancestry, modern identities, and resilience of Native peoples. It was curated by Springfield resident Aprell Munford, Iroquois of the Mohawk Confederation, member of the Inter-Tribal Council of Western Massachusetts.

First Friday: West African Fusion – New Bedford MA

Jun 2, 2023 - Jun 2, 2023 18 Johnny Cake Hill, New Bedford, MA

This First Friday on June 2 is truly special, as two programs will be hosted at the New Bedford Whaling Museum back-to-back. Museum doors open to the public at 4:30 p.m. for Common Ground: Immigration Community Stories that begin promptly at 5 p.m. in the Cook Memorial Theater. Sidy Maiga will be one of the storytellers, alongside Paulina Arruda, Daniela Melo, and Bernadette Souza. Common Ground will be hosted and moderated by Naomi Slip, Chief Curator at the Whaling Museum. At 6 p.m., there will be a listening hour featuring internationally renowned djembefola Sidy Maiga and köra player Yacouba Diabaté.  After the listening hour, experience the joy of learning some drum beats from the djembe master himself, alongside other curious learners on drums that he’ll provide. Attendees will also be able to enjoy a cocktail social and will have full access to all museum galleries.


Green River Festival – Greenfield MA

Jun 23, 2023 - Jun 25, 2023 89 Wisdom Way, Greenfield, MA

Named one of “fifty essential summer music festivals” by The New York Times, Green River Festival is Western Massachusetts' signature summer event. Celebrating it's 36th year this June, Green River is a fantastic celebration of music and community: a world-class lineup of over 30 acts on four stages, the best in local food, beer and wine, handmade juried crafts at The Makers Market, a wide array of kid's music and activities, and camping. 

Rumours: The Ultimate Fleetwood Mac Tribute Show – Webster MA

Jul 9, 2023 - Jul 9, 2023 Indian Ranch Amphitheatre, 200 Gore Road, Webster, MA

Relive the rock and roll magic of Fleetwood Mac with Rumors: The Ultimate Fleetwood Mac Tribute Show. Formed in the Summer of 2012 in Los Angeles, California, Rumors made their debut at the infamous Roxy Theatre on Sunset Strip and within months would be seen worldwide on AXS TV’s World’s Greatest Tribute Bands. The show recreates the band’s legendary persona, in all its youthful glory from 1975-1987, with period accurate equipment, costumes, spot on characterizations and musical performances. 


Revere Beach Pride – Revere MA

Jun 25, 2023 - Jun 25, 2023 400 Ocean Avenue, Revere, MA

Meet at Waterfront Square for dancing, photo booth, drag show and music brought to you by DJ Giller. With food and drinks being available at a couple waterfront restaurants including Mission Beach House, Fine Line, and Dryft, you will want to stick around for the after party. For after hours, stay till 9pm to catch our pride themed fireworks show. 

Performing Arts and Theater

"As You Like It" by William Shakespeare – Medford

Jun 2, 2023 - Jun 25, 2023 40 Talbot Avenue, Medford, MA

At a time when state legislatures across the US ban drag performances and police LGBTQ+ bodies, As You Like It leans into its famed crossdressing mayhem and gender euphoria, celebrating the inherent queerness of mythical Arden. Join some of the Bard’s most beloved characters — Jacques, Touchstone, Silvius, Phoebe, and many more — at Tufts’ Balch Arena Theater for a show filled with laughter, music, romance, and plenty of Shakespearean hijinks. Follow Rosalind’s pursuit of Orlando through the forest disguised as a shepherd boy, as the pair discovers themselves, and the true meaning of love (is love is love is love). With the precise vision of Director Harold Steward and in partnership with The Theatre Offensive, ASP’s As You Like It seeks to illuminate the common ground between “All the world’s a stage” and “We’re all born naked and the rest is drag.”

Shopping & Sales

Vintage Bazaar New England – Haverhill MA

Jun 24, 2023 - Jun 25, 2023 725 E. Broadway, Haverhill, MA

Held on a beautiful 300+ acre farm, approx 150 curated vendor booths will feature antiques, vintage finds, architectural salvage, rusty junk, repurposed goodies and one-of-a-kind crafts +plus+ live music, food trucks, fun family attractions and more. Named one of the TOP vintage markets in the country by Country Living Magazine.