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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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Festivals

Daffodil and Tulip Festival 2021 at Naumkeag – Stockbridge MA

Apr 22, 2021 - May 16, 2021 Naumkeag, 5 Prospect Hill Road, Stockbridge, MA

 naumkeag daffodil fest 2021 Stroll through eight acres of gardens covered with over 130,000 daffodils and tulips to celebrate spring in the Berkshires. The festival will bring we will have a variety of programs including horticultural tours and workshops, art classes, and fun activities for kids. Food and refreshments will be for sale on-site at our outdoor snack shack. Restrooms will be available. The festival will sell out quickly! Buy tickets online and in advance for one-hour times slots. Parking on site.

Home & Studio Tours

Cape Ann Artisans Spring Tour – Gloucester and Rockport MA

Jun 5, 2021 - Jun 6, 2021 art studios Gloucester and Rockport, MA

The tour is self-guided and includes 14 unique studios and 15 artisans covering a wide range of media including ceramic arts, painting, jewelry, mixed media, quilting, mosaics, weaving, and more! To get a taste of the tour, art lovers are encouraged to watch the newly produced video that features one-minute cameos with each of the artisans. As of mid-May, the 2021 tour brochure will become available at all the major tourism outlets in Cape Ann and North of Boston. Map of the tour Cape Ann Artisans.

Music

Porch Sessions At Hale Farm -- Beverly MA - Beverly, MA

Jun 12, 2021 - Jun 19, 2021 Hale Farm,39 Hale Street, Beverly, MA

Livingston Taylor on June 12. Livingston Taylor picked up his first guitar at the age of 13, which began a 50-year career that has encompassed performance, songwriting, and teaching. Matt Cusson will open the performances. 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. $55-$65
John McLaughlin on June 19. The artist, raised in Indiana and based in Nashville, brings all of his experiences and beliefs into each song he creates. 3 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. $45-$55

Josh Turner at Indian Ranch -- Webster MA

Jun 28, 2021 - Jun 28, 2021 Indian Ranch, 200 Gore Road, Building #1, Webster, MA

Recording artist Josh Turner produces country music’s most recognizable songs with his deep voice and distinctive style. Turner is one of the youngest artists to be inducted into the Grand Ole Opry.

Outdoor Activities

Fire Pit Gatherings Historic Estates and Farms – Canton, Southborough, Ipswich MA

Mar 3, 2021 - May 30, 2021 See description below Canton, Southborough, Ipswich, MA

Get outdoors this spring at your own private fire pit at various properties operated by the Trustees of Reservations. Reserve a fire pit for groups up to six people. The fire will be lit and ready when you arrive and you can explore the grounds and trails during your visit. Price usually includes firewood, benches, s’mores makings, hot apple cider and hot chocolate. Various times and dates available through May. Fire pits are offered at these properties:
Eleanor Cabot Bradley Estate, 2468B Washington Street (Route 138), Canton, MA
Chestnut Hill Farm, Chestnut Hill Road,Southborough, MA
Appleton Farms, 219 County Road, Hamilton & Ipswich, MA

Guided Bird Walk -- Boylston MA

May 8, 2021 - May 8, 2021 Tower Hill Botanic Garden, 11 French Drive, Boylston, MA

This program will be held outdoors in the gardens. This casual stroll will stop at popular birding spots on sight to see what we can find. There will be general instruction but also the opportunity to enjoy this fun activity with fellow birders.

Parties, Dances, Balls

ArtsWorcester Biennial Block Party -- Worcester MA

Jun 12, 2021 - Jun 12, 2021 Portland and Myrtle Street Worcester, MA

Come to the block party and enjoy gallery tours of The Nineteenth ArtsWorcester Biennial and They Travel Together, music from Crocodile River Music & WICN Jazz+ New England, food trucks. Open and free to all; tickets will be available on Eventbrite closer to the date.

Shopping & Sales

Brimfield Antique Show 2021 -- Brimfield MA

May 12, 2021 - May 15, 2021 Brimfield Auction Acres, 35 Main Street, Brimfield, MA

Twenty-five acres of outdoor shopping; held rain or shine; admission fee waived.

Sandwich Glass Museum's SeaFair Exhibit and Tent Sale -- Sandwich MA

May 22, 2021 - May 22, 2021 Sandwich glass Museum, 129 Main Street Sandwich, MA 02563

At this annual SeaFair celebration of sea-inspired glass, sea creatures, waves, mermaids, beaches and the like will be specially curated for this popular tent sale. All these artistic are designed by the region's talented glass artists, just perfect for an ocean memory gift or for yourself! Masks and social distancing required. Rain date is May 23, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Theater

"Who Could Ask for Anything More: The Songs of George Gershwin" – Pittsfield MA

Jun 10, 2021 - Jul 3, 2021 Barrington Stage, 122 North Street, Pittsfield, MA

$25-$35 June 10-July 3 Come celebraste one of the greatest composers of the 20th century George Gershwin. His soaring, glorious music will lift your spirits and warm your hearts. Presented by a case of Broadway singers.
Tent is general admission per section. Seating begins 45 minutes before the show and is first come, first served. Section A is first 5 rows of tent; section B is second 5 rows of tent and on an 8-foot platform; bubble is uncovered, outside the tent, partial obstructed view. Please bring your own chair.

“Chester Bailey" – Pittsfield MA

Jun 18, 2021 - Jul 3, 2021 Barrington Stage, 122 North Street, Pittsfield, MA

At the close of World War II, a young man recovers from catastrophic injuries. Or so the doctors have told him. But Chester Bailey denies what’s happened to him has actually happened. Chester Bailey stars real-life father and son, Tony Award-winner Reed Birney and Ephraim Birney, as doctor and patient.
Tent is general admission per section. Seating begins 45 minutes before the show and is first come, first served. Section A is first 5 rows of tent; section B is second 5 rows of tent and on an 8-foot platform; bubble is uncovered, outside the tent, partial obstructed view. Please bring your own chair.

Visual Arts

Art in Bloom -- Fitchburg MA

May 14, 2021 - May 16, 2021 Fitchburg Art Museum, 185 Elm Streete, Fitchburg, MA

Art in Bloom returns to Fitchburg Art Museum and see flower arrangements and table scapes crafted by local florists, garden clubs, and FAM staff interpreting the art in the collection.

Workshops & Classes

Everlasting Flower Crown Workshop at Highfield Hall -- Falmouth MA

May 8, 2021 - May 8, 2021 Highfield Hall & Gardens, 56 Highfield Drive, Falmouth, MA

 flower crown class at highfield hall Join Liana Jean Rasmussen of Climbing Vine Design to combine high-quality faux flowers with fine floral design principles o make your own flower crowns. This is a fun pre-Mother’s Day activity; bring your camera for a floral photo shoot afterwards. The workshop runs approximately 2 hours and all the materials are included. Appropriate for children ages 10 and older; children under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult.