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Massachusetts Statewide Fairs & Festivals Calendar

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.

The Big E in West Springfield MA
Santa! - Southwick's Zoo - Mendon, MA
Southwick’s Zoo

2 Southwick Street Mendon, MA, 01756 Phone: 800-258-9182

Zoo lights up with magic when it comes to celebrating special holidays, events

The holiday season offers a unique experience at Southwick’s Zoo as guests can experience the illumination spectacular of Winter Wonderland! Take an enchanted journey through the zoo to see over a million spectacular holiday lights and handcrafted displays. There are live shows and entertainment, meet-and-greets with Santa, and gift shops galore, including the Christmas Cupboard with decorations, ornaments, and custom pieces. Warm up by the fire pits with a cup of cocoa or a hot toddy and enjoy freshly baked gingerbread cookies at the Kringle Café. You can also experience some of that exciting holiday magic in the summer during the zoo’s Christmas in July! Check our website for other special weekends including the Sounds of Africa, Harvest Fest, and more!
Renee Fleming at BSO Tanglewood - Lenox, MA - Photo Credit Hilary Scott
BSO - Tanglewood

297 West Street Lenox, MA, 01240 Phone: 617-266-1200

Surround yourself with the sounds of music at this famous festival in the Berkshires

The sound of music, in all its spell-binding forms, is everywhere at Tanglewood, summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra and site of one of the world’s most beloved music festivals. Whether your tastes run to Beethoven, or to James Taylor – or to the movies! – you will find something to engage the music-lover in you at this magnificent property in the Berkshires. The festival runs from late June through August, this year featuring everything from Kool and The Gang and “Jurassic Park in Concert” to chamber-music ensembles, guest artists Yo-Yo Ma and Joshua Bell, and an all-Strauss program with leading soprano Renee Fleming. Tanglewood also offers summer guided tours. Dining options include elegant picnics, a bistro buffet and three-course dinners at Highwood Manor House.

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