WaterFire is a highly unique public art experience that has attracted tens of thousands of visitors to Rhode Island’s creative capital city of Providence. The event is based on an original artistic installation of bonfires lit on the three waterways passing through downtown Providence. On select Saturday evenings throughout the year, WaterFire creates a magical artistic event celebrating earth, air, fire and water. Amidst the flickering firelight of 100 bonfires, stroll through Waterplace Park and enjoy music and entertainment from around the world. Please see complete schedule for event dates.
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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, and Country concerts — with dancing on our outdoor dance floor! See website for concert dates and times.Music Mountain is located in Falls Village, Connecticut, in the northwestern corner of the state, approximately 100 miles or 2 1/2 hours from New York City.
A Labor Day tradition since 1870, this family event in the Great North Woods features livestock shows, truck and tractor pulls, horse shows, animal pulling contests, a milking parlor, 4-H Dairy Bar, Farmer for a Day program, exhibits, children’s activities, live entertainment and Dreamland Amusements midway rides for all ages.
Free grandstand entertainment includes the 7th Annual Fireman’s Muster (7 p.m. Sept. 1), 21st Annual Cruise Night (6 p.m. Sept. 2), Red Shack Band classic rock (7 p.m. Sept. 2), Power Wheel Derby (1 p.m. Sept. 3), Krazy Kountry Band (5 p.m. Sept. 3) and Lorrie Morgan & Pam Tillis in concert (7 p.m. Sept. 3).
Harbor Fest is a ten-day celebration that showcases the creativity and individuality of more than 100 Maine businesses and organizations. The non-traditional festival format takes attendees on an adventure around the Boothbay peninsula to experience local foods, live music, fine arts, creative wares, a 5k, Half Marathon, wellness events and a one of a kind fashion show featuring original designs made from the marine industry.
The Gloucester Schooner Festival celebrates the impact of the fishing schooner on the history of Gloucester, Massachusetts. Featured are the last remaining great Gloucester schooning vessels competing in the Mayor’s Race for the Esperanto Cup, a trophy from the first International Fishermen’s Race sailed in 1920. See schooner masts fill the harbor’s skyline, a lighted boat parade and fireworks over the harbor.
The largest single gathering of the Maine windjammer fleet arrives in Camden Harbor to celebrate the windjammer industry. Live music, performances, nautical activities and demonstrations, boat parade, fireworks and films. Free.