Here we cover just a few highlights of the festivals in Massachusetts, but there are plenty of additional opportunities each month to experience something unique and enjoyable. Here are a few must-do festivals that we think show just how diverse the experiences in Massachusetts really are:
Patriot's Day Weekend at the Minute Man National Historic Park
Held annually midway through April in Lexington, Massachusetts, this event is filled with historic relevance in honor of Patriot's Day. Patriot's Day is a state holiday in Massachusetts that commemorates April 19, 1775, the opening battle of the Revolutionary War (though it is officially observed on the Monday following the date to create a full-weekend celebration). The event includes ceremonies, reenactments, and parades.
The Wellfleet OysterFest
Put on by the Wellfleet Shellfish Promotion and Tasting (SPAT), this event combines amazing food, great music, and some important knowledge of the local shellfishing industry into a two day event that is magnificent. With eating contests, live entertainment, games, and more this event is great fun for the entire family. The music is top-notch where many Massachusetts Music Festivals cost quite a bit of money, admission to the entire weekend of the Wellfleet OysterFest is less than $10.
The Boston Marathon
Sure, the race is the most famous marathon in the world, but did you know there is a ton of other stuff to do throughout the weekend? The entire city comes alive to offer up its best in food, sights, and more. This is definitely a must-see experience!
Nantucket Daffodil Festival
As a bonus, we've included the Nantucket Daffodil Festival. Dating back to 1974, this event is full of rich tradition and history. The crown jewel is the car parade where over 100 vintage cars, completely covered from bumper to bumper in daffodils, make their way by. It is truly a sight to behold!