The International Festival of Arts & Ideas is a 15-day extravaganza of performing arts, lectures, and conversations that takes over theaters and open spaces in New Haven, Connecticut each June. More than 80% of Festival events are completely free!
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Created to celebrate the renovation and beautification of Downtown Portsmouth and, in particular, Market Square, the Festival has grown in size along with the growth and popularity of Portsmouth. It is estimated that between 60,000 - 80,000 people walk through Downtown Portsmouth on that one day enjoying the entertainment, products and food offered by artists, crafters and merchants — many from the Seacoast area.
10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Lenox Rhubarb Festival is an annual celebration of rhubarb on June 9, 2018, from 10-3, 18 Main St, Lenox, MA. Local restaurant chefs create savory rhubarb dishes. Buy a spoon for $5, taste samples of each entry and vote your favorite with spoon. There will be strawberry rhubarb pies for sale (get there early!), rhubarb jams & preserves, galettes and more, also raw rhubarb, rhubarb juice and rhubarb ice cream. Local restaurants will have rhubarb on their menus and stores will have rhubarb items for sale.
In June of 1772, brave colonists from Rhode Island burned the British revenue schooner, HMS Gaspee, in what has become recognized as the first overt action leading to the American Revolutionary War. For the past years, the village of Pawtuxet, Rhode Island, has commemorated this act with its annual Gaspee Days Celebration. This is one of the most exciting and patriotic parades in the country, featuring colonial fife and drum corps, Civil War era units, modern day drum and bugle corps and more.
New England’s most famous motorcycle gathering! Laconia Motorcyle Week is a long-time favorite among biking enthusiasts — offering breathtaking motorcycle rides along winding roads and past stunning lake vistas, and on historic by-ways like the Kancamagus Highway. There will be headlining bands and concerts all through the Lakes Region so you can quench your thirst for some good music. Enjoy events that include “The Ride to the Sky” up Mount Washington, Hillclimb/Drag Races, Vintage Motorcycle events, Rally in the Valley and trips to the new American Police Motorcycle Museum. Plan on attending some of the Gypsy Tours that will be held during Motorcycle Week that bring you on some great rides around the state of New Hampshire. Bikes rentals are available at Laconia Harley-Davidson and HK Powersports (Laconia) as well as Manchester Harley Davidson.
Music Mountain in Falls Village, Connecticut, is one of the premiere destinations in the United States for intimate chamber music concerts. Gordon Hall is one of the finest chamber music halls in the country with legendary acoustics and a resonant, full-bodied sound. This summer festival season includes a 16-concert Chamber Music series and a Saturday Twilight series of Jazz, Big Band, Gilbert & Sullivan, and Cabaret concerts – with dancing on our outdoor dance floor! See website for concert dates and times.