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 wintertime 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 two fun festivals in Lowell. First up is the City of Lights event on Nov. 26, highlighted by the City of Lights Holiday Parade in the late afternoon, which winds through picturesque downtown Lowell with floats, bands and costumed characters. It ends with the lighting of City Hall and the community tree at Ladd-Whitney Memorial. (Santa throws the switch!) There are photos with Santa opportunities and hot chocolate and window-decorating contests. In mid-February, watch for Lowell Winterfest, with 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.
Salem’s So Sweet Chocolate & Ice Sculpture Festival 2023

various locations Salem, MA Phone:

February 10-12, 2023

Chocolate, ice sculptures, and a lots of specials and discounts at downtown businesses are all part of Salem's celebration of Valentine's Day. Enjoy outdoor ice sculptures, discounts, and hospitality by local businesses.
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New England Folk Festival 2023

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 by Jeff Bary]
Schedule of events.
Fees by age, day, or full weekend.

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