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Events Calendar - 2020

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.

COVID-19 and social distancing have required the temporary shut-down of many of our favorite entertainment venues and live events and festivals in New England. We are watching all calendars closely, and as soon a live, public events return, we will post the information on this page.

Find the dates you plan to travel or simply search the full events list below.

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Arts & Crafts Shows

Art Mart Pop-Up Market -- Providence RI

Oct 3, 2020 - Oct 24, 2020 WaterFire Arts Center, 475 Valley Street, Provincetown, MA

Local artists will be selling their original, handcrafted, and affordable art. Art Mart is a smaller market, allowing for more space between artist tents and for visitors. Free parking is available in the ALCO parking lots adjacent to the WaterFire Arts Center. Dates: October 3, 10, and 24.

Cooking classes

Back to Basics Culinary Series at Highfield Hall -- Falmouth MA

Sep 19, 2020 - Oct 10, 2020 Highfield Hall & Gardens, 56 Highfield Drive, Falmouth, MA

Join culinary instructor Kay Benaroch, for our new fall series all about getting back to the basics of cooking eggs, meat, poultry, vegetables, cakes, pies, and pasta. These classes will be a combination of demonstration and hands on basic knife skills, baking techniques, methods for sautéing, poaching, braising and roasting. Classes meet at Highfield Hall kitchen for four weeks on Saturdays. Dates September 19, 26, October 3, 10. Space is limited. Grab a seat at the table today! Register online now or call 508-495-1878.

Dance -- Participation

Country Line Dancing Under The Stars – Norwell MA

Oct 8, 2020 - Oct 8, 2020 Academy of The Company Theatre, 30 Accord Park Drive, Norwell, MA

Join Liz Tronni for a fun night socializing and learning country line dances, outside under the stars at the Academy of The Company Theatre! Put on your cowboy boots and come have a good time. For guests age 18 and older. Pre-registration strongly encouraged as space is limited. Call 339-469-1776 or register online. Masks are required and social distance will be maintained. Please arrive 5-10 minutes early for temperature taking and check-in. Water is not provided on site, so please bring your own.

Food, Wine, Beer

New England Harvest Feast 2020 at Plimouth Plantation -- Plymouth MA

Nov 21, 2020 - Nov 27, 2020 Plimoth Plantation, 137 Warren Avenue Plymouth, MA

An evening of entertainment and hospitality awaits you as you sit down to a 17th-century meal. Your modern host will guide you through your meal. Visitors from the past and experts from today will answer your questions about England and Plymouth old and new. During dinner, you will be entertained with centuries-old psalms and songs. Bill of fare includes cider, cheate bread and butter, sallet, mussels seeth'd in parsley and beer, sauc'd turkey, cabbage and leeks pottage, sweet corn pudding, a chine of roast'd pork, fricassee of fish, cheesecake, Holland cheese and fruit. Dates: November 21, 22, 25, 27.


Succulent Potting Party – Charlestown MA

Nov 10, 2020 - Nov 10, 2020 The Anchor Boston, 1 Shipyard Park, Charlestown, MA

Customize and decorate your own potted succulent at The Anchor. Everyone will receive an individual art kit to decorate their potted succulent to take home. Space is limited, masks/face coverings and pre-registration required. Reserve your spot by by emailing anchor@theanthemgroup.com.


Barrett's Haunted Mansion Screens and Screams Drive-In Movies – Abington MA

Sep 18, 2020 - Oct 31, 2020 Barrett's Haunted Mansion, 1235 Bedford Street (Route 18), Abington, MA

Barrett’s will host a drive-in experience consisting to a double feature of horror movies from old-school classics to modern terrors. The whole area will be decorated outside and characters will be roaming around, scaring you inside your car. All social distancing will be followed.
Please use the North entrance to the parking lot from route 18. Vehicles will be checked in behind the Ale House, to the right of the Haunted Mansion. Signage and staff will be there to direct you. See movie schedule on the website.

“Horror of Abbadia Mare” at Hammond Castle Museum -- Gloucester MA

Oct 9, 2020 - Oct 30, 2020 Hammond Castle Museum, 80 Hesperus Avenue, Gloucester, MA

Halloween season Hammond Castle Museum will offer a room-to-room theater performance of “The Horror of Abbadia Mare,” an adaptation of five H.P. Lovecraft stories set within the Castle. The adaptations include Lovecraft’s “Dunwich Horror,” “Dreams in the Witch House,” “The Hound,” “The Color Out of Space,” and “From Beyond.” Set in the fall of 1929, Hammond falls prey to his family curse. As guests move through the Castle they come upon various members of the Hammond household and are drawn into a story of frantic and tragic happenings within the Castle’s walls. Advance, online ticket purchase is required. Dates: October 9, 16, 23 and 30.

Witches' Night Out for Adults 2020 –Newburyport MA

Oct 23, 2020 - Oct 23, 2020 Downtown Newburyport, Tannery Marketplace Newburyport, MA

This adult-friendly event is a Halloween invitation night coupled with merchant hospitality, seasonal Halloween treats, shopping, and more! Attendees are urged to come in costume.

Downtown Trick or Treat 2020 -- Newburyport MA

Oct 30, 2020 - Oct 30, 2020 Downtown Newburyport, Tannery Marketplace, Market Square Newburyport, MA

Stop by at the shops of downtown merchants in costume for a trick or a treat! This event is intended for small children accompanied by an adult.

Health & Fitness

Full Hunter's Moon Yoga

Oct 1, 2020 - Oct 1, 2020 Ward Reservation, 34 Prospect Road, Andover, MA

Join Trustees of Reservations to celebrate the Full Hunter’s Moon on the beautiful grounds of Ward Reservation through an all levels yoga flow. Start with a hike to the top of Holt Hill and end the evening with handcrafted herbal tea. Please bring a mat, blanket, your own reusable mug and dress in layers as needed. Space is limited. Pre-registration required.


First Sundays Free: Art Outside at The Clark – Williamstown MA

Oct 4, 2020 - Oct 4, 2020 The Clark, 225 South Street, Williamstown, MA

Celebrate the special exhibition Ground/work as you explore the autumn landscape, and be among the first to try out the new, free Outdoor Art Kits, available at the admissions desk. Admission to the Clark’s galleries is free all day on the first Sunday of the month, October through May. Please register online for free tickets.


Robin Trower at Blue Ocean -- Salisbury MA

Oct 9, 2020 - Oct 9, 2020 Blue Ocean Music Hall, 4 Oceanfront North, Salisbury, MA

For five decades, the iconic British bluesman performs music that is raw and real, played with fire and skill, untainted by commercial nicities.

Music Outdoors

Toussaint The Liberator: Drive-In Live – North Truro MA

Oct 3, 2020 - Oct 3, 2020 Payomet Performing Arts Center Ball Field, 29 Old Dewline Road, North Truro, MA

Toussaint the Liberator is known for his reggae music of social justice. Come dance in the socially distanced space in front of your car! Drive-In Live performances are 60 minutes long. Attendance is limited to 50 people; get your tickets early.

The Garcia Project: Drive-In Live – North Truro MA

Oct 10, 2020 - Oct 10, 2020 Payomet Performing Arts Center Ball Field, 29 Old Dewline Road, North Truro, MA

The Garcia Project faithfully channels and projects the feelings, emotions and music that propelled the Jerry Garcia Band and the fans through many years of musical bliss. “If you close your eyes, you’ll swear you are at a Jerry Garcia Band show.” – ecoLocal Magazine, Albany, NY.

Shopping & Sales

Newburyport's First Thursdays -- Newburyport MA

Oct 1, 2020 - Oct 1, 2020 Downtown Newburyport, MA

Shop, dine, and stay late the first Thursday of every month in downtown Newburyport. Enjoy treats and extended shop hours.

Workshops & Classes

The Colors of Autumn Floral Workshop -- fALMOUTH ma

Oct 15, 2020 - Oct 15, 2020 Highfield Hall & Gardens, 56 Highfield Drive, Falmouth, MA

Learn with Anna Holmes how to make a beautiful floral arrangement with found and collected materials. Don’t purchase a thing to create your arrangement. Learn how to collect what you need from your yard, your neighbor’s yard or on your favorite walk. Everything you need will be available at this class. Spaces fill up quickly! Reserve a spot by October 7.