Massachusetts Fairs & Festivals create festive fun in all seasons

Massachusetts folks celebrate their history and heritage all year round. Make a cozy inn your lodging headquarters and head out for fun, inspiration, and adventure. You’ll find fairs and festivals with competitions, animal encounters, reenactments, fireworks and parades, barbecue dinners and pancake breakfasts. There are religious and ethnic events, hot air balloon rides, great music and dance; on the Fourth of July join the Boston Pops to celebrate Independence Day. Then keep on celebrating through the cranberry harvest and the winter holidays.

To find more events, visit the MA Events Calendar.

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Lowell Winterfest - Greater Merrimack Valley MA
Greater Merrimack Valley

61 Market Street, Unit 1C Lowell, MA, 01852 Phone: 978-459-6150

Shed those late winter blues and get into a festival frame of mind with these fun events

Chase those seasonal blues away and get out there and enjoy winter at Lowell Winterfest! The festival features an eclectic music and entertainment lineup, food vendors and competitions, an art market, ice skating and children’s activities. Watch the website for more information about this exhilarating event.

And spring is just around the corner! Coming up in late April is the Town & City Festival, also in Lowell. This music and art festival features an enormous talent lineup that you won't want to miss.
Nantucket Daffodil Festival - Nantucket, MA
Nantucket Daffodil Festival 2023

Various Locations Nantucket, MA, 02554 Phone: 508-228-1700

April 27-30, 2023

The Daffodil Festival's grand event, held on Saturday, is the Annual Antique Car Parade of more than 100 daffodil-bedecked antique cars, followed by the Daffodil Tailgate Picnic. Held on the lush lawns leading into the village, the picnic boasts fare ranging from elaborate gourmet cuisine served on fine china to box lunches and burgers. Other highlights include the Nantucket Garden Club's Annual Daffodil Show, Children's Daffodil Parade, Daffy Hat Pageant and Daffodil Dog Parade. 
Sheepsheering Festival at Gore Place
Sheepshearing Festival at Gore Place 2023

52 Gore Street Waltham, MA, 02453 Phone: 781-894-2798

April 22, 2023

The Sheepshearing Festival at Gore Place returns once again this April. Since 1987, this annual event has delighted visitors with demonstrations of traditional shearing and herding dogs, live music, handmade craft and fiber artists, and historic re-enactors on the beautiful grounds of the 50-acre estate. No pets allowed. Please check the website for more information as the event date approaches.
New England Folk Festival - Marlborough, MA - Photo Credit Jeff Bary
New England Folk Festival 2023

Best Western Royal Plaza - 181 Royal Plaza Drive West Marlborough, MA, 01752 Phone:

April 21-23, 2023

The annual New England Folk Festival returns with music sessions, dance, crafts, workshops and international foods. Dance performance and participation, including square dancing, international folk dancing, swing dancing, clogging; food booths and trucks; music everywhere; crafts, bazaar, activity room for kids and adults; discussion, family events. (Photo Credit: Jeff Bary) - Schedule (TBD for 2023)

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