Massachusetts is steeped with landmark sights and landmark history, and takes its place in the US record books as a place of many renowned events and occasions. And it continues to fill the calendar today, with a great deal of appealing and enticing festivals and events throughout the year.
Boston Wine Expo is a great event for those who might want to taste a tipple, and is one of the biggest wine festivals in the whole of the states. It’s a boozy extravaganza, featuring over 1,800 wines from more than 200 wineries along with food from more than 100 vendors and restaurants. The event also offers wine-based discussions, panels, exhibitions, tastings, seminars, question and answer sessions and more. If you’re looking to taste some of the world’s best wines in the company of top-notch wine experts and producers, then this is the place to do it. Take a sip, savour the flavour and have a great time!
Boston also plays host to Harborfest, a four-day celebration which recognises, celebrates and explores the heritage and history of Boston. It’s the largest Independence Day festival in the whole of the states, and celebrates maritime history, colonial heritage and USA culture. Almost three million followers are treated to a varied program of army bands, navy boats, arts, parades, fireworks, entertainment, waterfront morsels, live music and movies. It’s a moving, rousing and patriotic celebration with fun for all the family!
Barnstable County Fair is another traditional slice of fun, but with a focus on the archetypal county fair-style events of years gone by. Since 1844, the event has been delivering fairground rides, animal shows, live music, marches, attractions, sideshows, fairground foods and a warm, welcoming and exciting carnival atmosphere. It’s a genuine taste of historic fun and is guaranteed to put a smile on your face.
Boston’s Lowell Folk Fest is the longest-running free folk festival in the entire US. Alongside ethnic food, parades, dancing, street performers, arts and more, there is of course a jam-packed program of tuneful treats. There are ukuleles, fiddle and banjos aplenty as big names in folk bring some strumming and singing from every corner of the globe.
Massachusetts also offers a wide range of events to celebrate music, beer, jazz, scallops, fish, boats, Christmas, Thanksgiving, gay rights and more. So come to the land of history and find yourself a spot in the record books.