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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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Children & Families

Fairy Tea Party on the Lawn at Highfield Hall -- Falmouth MA

Aug 12, 2020 - Aug 12, 2020 Highfield Hall & Gardens, 56 Highfield Drive, Falmouth, MA

Children, dolls, and parents are invited to an English garden tea party to celebrate the opening of “Lessons from the Fairies.” The tea party will also include doll-related activities so make sure to bring your doll with you. This event is sure to sell out so register only early. All children must be accompanied by an adult.


Revels Harbor Cruise – Boston MA

Aug 11, 2020 - Aug 11, 2020 World Trade Center, 200 Seaport Blvd #50, Boston, MA

Escape the heat on a two-hour sunset cruise around Boston Harbor with Revels Artist-in-Residence David Coffin and guests from Save the Harbor/Save the Bay. Enjoy Coffin’s historical (and punny) narration of Boston Harbor as the boat motors past the USS Constitution, The Zakim Bridge, Old North Church, and Boston Harbor Islands. Learn about the harbor’s marine life and ecosystem from experts from Save the Harbor/Save the Bay. Guests must wear masks onboard and exercise social distancing. Tickets.

Food, Wine, Beer

Sizzlin’ Summer Fare at Highfield Hall -- Falmouth MA

Aug 12, 2020 - Aug 12, 2020 Highfield Hall & Gardens, 56 Highfield Drive, Falmouth, MA

Enjoy the view from Highfield Hall and a cooking lesson from culinary instructor Kay Benaroch. This week brings marinated lamb, a chickpea curry and deviled eggs. Recipes and tastes are provided. Register online. Highfield will adhere to social distancing protocols and space classmates out accordingly.

Home & Studio Tours

Cape Ann Artisans Studio Mini-Tours -- Gloucester and Rockport, MA

Jul 18, 2020 - Aug 15, 2020 studios (see map on website) Gloucester and Rockport, MA

Members of Cape Ann Artisans will open their studios for two Saturdays, on July 18 and August 15. Participating artists include ceramicists David Archibald, Cynthia Curtis, and Erin O’Sullivan & Scott Place of Twin Lights Studios; painter Jillian Demeri; sea glass jeweler Jacqueline Ganim-DeFalco; glass artist Beth Williams; and Pamela Stratton a maker of mosaics.
Visitors can easily group the tour into geographic proximity by visiting the Gloucester artists and Rockport artists in sequence by neighborhood from East Gloucester, to downtown, to Riverdale, Lanesville, and Rockport (or reverse) according to the digital postcard which will be circulated online or can be downloaded from CapeAnnArtisans.com


Hyannis Harbor Friday Concerts -- Hyannis MA

Jul 3, 2020 - Aug 21, 2020 Aselton Park, corner of South and Ocean streets, Hyannis, MA

Come enjoy free concerts every Friday in the summer. See Calendar of events.

Outdoor Activities

Sunset Kayak in the Crane Wildlife Refuge

Sep 13, 2020 - Sep 13, 2020 starting location will be emailed to registrants Ipswich, MA

This kayaking trip into Essex Bay starts at the Crane Wildlife Refuge, New England’s largest contiguous salt marsh. We’ll either paddle around Choate Island or down the Castle Neck River. Come see marsh wildlife , including egrets, herons, and other shore birds.