Be part of the Boston Book Festival and togethere let's celebrate the power of words and be inspired by literary presenters from around the world. The book fest is a perfect mix of literary talks, cookbook author demos, and an annual literary pub trivia night.
Head of Charles Regatta is the largest 2-day regatta in the world, with nearly 9,000 athletes rowing in over 1,900 boats in 61 events. Rowing teams from all over the word go to Cambridge to join this prestigious event. If you are into rowing, this is definitely worth your time.
Love classical music? Welcome to one of the most anticipated music festivals in Massachusetts. Worcester Music Festival has been bringing the best classical music performances since 1858. Events include symphony orchestras, soloists, chamber ensembles, jazz, classical ballet, and opera. There will also be music for kids and young artists contests.
Held every year, Burlington High School Craft Fair will feature 100 crafters offering lovely jewelry, holiday items, doll clothes, home decorations, cards, books, and more. There will also be a bake sale and a huge raffle for lucky participants. The Cafe Section, the newes addition to the themed booths, will feature unique sauces, jellies, chocolates, and other gourmet items.
Start your holiday shopping at the 63rd annual fair for the whole family with activities like rides, games, food and fun. Buying gifts will be such a fun because all items are handcrafted and made by local artisans. Check out handmade jewelry, art, pottery, photography, woodcrafts, woodcrafts, clothing, pet products, and much more from over 60 craftsmen.
This 2-day fair has been a tradition for over 35 years. This is one of the many Massachusetts festivals that actually care for local talents. It features talented artisans offering handmade crafts, original works of art, live music, great food selection, kids activities and more.
Held every Columbus day weekend, the Fall Paradise City Northampton grew into one of the major festivals in MA and it continue to draw thousands of guests every year. The fair is a sprawling, thrilling showcase for the arts is an experience like no other - beautiful, unique, festive and fun.
This award-winning independent film festival is an annual showcase of local talents in the filmmaking industry. The screenings include feature length and short films in narrative, documentary and animation categories. Its mission is to emphasize multiculturalism.
All film enthusiasts are invited to take part at the 5th Annual FilmShift Festival in Massachusetts. The event showcases films across the nation that are produced independently, on a local level. Ten percent of gross ticket sales go to charity so it means you are not helping the local film industry but also giving back to the less fortunate at the same time.
Massachusetts Festivals 2015
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.