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Events Calendar - 2022

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 mask and social distancing requirements are still in place at some entertainment venues and live events and festivals in New England. Please check with each venue before purchasing tickets or attending an event.

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Farms

Spring Fling – Brewster MA

May 21, 2022 - May 21, 2022 Chatham Bars Inn Farm, 3034 Main Street, Brewster, MA

Explore the Chatham Bars Inn Farm and Farm Stand while you enjoy live music, complimentary workshops, and more. The first workshop, Garden Bed Prep, will be offered from 10 a.m. to noon; the second workshop, All Things Tomatoes, will be offered from 1 to 3 p.m.
Harpoonfest 2022 - May 20-21, 2022 at Harpoon Boston Brewery! Click here for more information and to buy tickets!

Festivals

Harpoonfest – Boston MA

May 20, 2022 - May 21, 2022 Harpoon Brewery, 306 Northern Avenue, Boston, MA

Harpoonfest 2022

Celebrate Boston’s thriving music scene with performances from local bands and tons and tons of beer. Enjoy Harpoon’s own brews along with drinks from UFO Beer, Clown Shoes Beer, Arctic Chill Hard Seltzer, and WhistlePig PiggyBack Rye Smash. Munch on food truck fare as you enjoy lots of live music.

Juneteenth Celebration Festival – Brockton MA

Jun 18, 2022 - Jun 18, 2022 Brockton Fair Grounds, 600 Belmont Street, Brockton, MA

Celebrate Juneteenth with the African American Association of Brockton. At this festival, enjoy live music, vendors, games, yummy food, and more entertainment.

Fireworks

Boston Pops Firework Spectacular – Boston MA

Jul 4, 2022 - Jul 4, 2022 Hatch Memorial Shell, 47 David G Mugar Way, Boston, MA

Celebrate Independence Day with live music from the Boston Pops and a firework show over the Charles River. The fight for American liberty began in Boston – there is no better place to spend the holiday.

Food, Wine, Beer

Mayflower Beer Garden at Pilgrim Hall – Plymouth MA

May 21, 2022 - May 21, 2022 75 Court Street, Plymouth, MA

Sip beer on the grounds of America’s oldest public museum, Pilgrim Hall. Enjoy brews, food trucks with salty and sweet fare, and live music.

Boston Seafood Festival – Boston MA

Aug 7, 2022 - Aug 7, 2022 Boston Fish Pier, Seaport Boulevard, Boston, MA

The Boston Fisheries Foundation welcomes you to join them for the 9th Edition of the Boston Seafood Festival on the historic Boston Fish Pier.  It will be a day of sensational seafood, clambakes and chef demos, educational events, and family fun. Come enjoy the food and festivities and learn about the oldest industry in the United States.

Historic

Creating Cape Cod – Sandwich MA

Apr 23, 2022 - Oct 16, 2022 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 the picturesque and popular tourist destination it is today? 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?

Mayflower II's 65th Sapphire Anniversary – Plymouth MA

Jun 11, 2022 - Jun 13, 2022 State Pier, 77 Water Street, Plymouth, MA

Enjoy crafts, live music, and fun take-home surprises during Mayflower II’s Sapphire Jubilee weekend. June 13, 2022 marks 65 years since the ship crossed the Atlantic in 1957 and arrived in the same harbor where the Pilgrims landed in 1620.There will be family games, fanfare, and yummy food.

Memorial Day weekend

Memorial Day Ceremony at the USS Constitution Museum – Charlestown MA

May 30, 2022 - May 30, 2022 The USS Constitution Museum, Building 22, Charlestown Navy Yard, Charlestown, MA

Honor those who have given their lives in service to our country with this special ceremony aboard the USS Constitution. The ceremony is open to the public and will also be streamed live to the ship’s Facebook page.

Museums

Exhibit: “Us Them We | Race Ethnicity Identity” – Worcester MA

Feb 19, 2022 - Jun 19, 2022 Worcester Art Museum, 55 Salisbury Street, Worcester, MA

This exhibit examines how artists depict the intersections of race, ethnicity, and identity in various art forms since the mid-70s. Featuring works from over 47 artists from the museum’s collection as well as loans, this exhibit invites you to see the Museum’s art through a layered sociopolitical lens. Open Wednesday – Sunday.

Exhibit: “Turner’s Modern World” – Boston MA

Mar 27, 2022 - Jul 10, 2022 The Museum of Fine Arts, Avenue of the Arts, 465 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA

Explore more than 100 paintings by J.M.W. Turner (1775–1851), a British artist who captured the changing technologies and customs of the world, especially in the maritime space, during the Industrial Revolution. See works including Snow Storm: Hannibal and his Army Crossing the Alps (1812) from Tate Britain, The Burning of the Houses of Lords and Commons, October 16, 1834 (1835) from the Cleveland Museum of Art, and the MFA’s own Slave Ship (Slavers Throwing Overboard the Dead and Dying, Typhoon Coming On) (1840).

Exhibit: “Drawing the Curtain: Maurice Sendak’s Designs for Opera and Ballet” – Boston MA

Jun 16, 2022 - Sep 11, 2022 The Isabella Stewart-Gardner Museum, 25 Evans Way, Boston, MA

Maurice Sendak (1928–2012), author and illustrator of beloved children’s books including Where the Wild Things Are, also designed sets and costumes for the ballet and opera. This exhibit puts more than 100 of his theatrical designs on display, including illustrations, costumes and dioramas.

Exhibit: “Jewels of the Nile” – Worcester MA

Jun 18, 2022 - Jan 29, 2023 Worcester Art Museum, 55 Salisbury Street, Worcester, MA

View glorious Ancient Egyptian jewelry. This exhibit was curated almost a century ago and timed to open 100 years after the discovery of King Tutankhamun’s tomb – none of the jewelry has been on display until now. The collection was assembled by Kingsmill Marrs (d. 1912) and Laura Norcross Marrs (1845 – 1926), who gave it to the WAM.

Exhibit: “Scrimshaw: The Whaler’s Art” – Cotuit MA

Jun 29, 2022 - Oct 30, 2022 The Cahoon Museum of American Art, 4676 Falmouth Road, Cotuit, MA

Scrimshaw at the Cahoon

Scrimshaw, the art of carving onto or into whale bones, was a popular folk art during the 19th century as the whaling industry boomed. This exhibit showcases over 200 important examples of scrimshaw from the Mystic Seaport Museum, Nantucket Whaling Museum, New Bedford Whaling Museum, Peabody Essex Museum, private New England collections, and elsewhere.