Fun for competitors and thousands of spectators alike, the Wife Carrying Championships receive international media attention each year. Teams from across the United States and Canada compete head-to-head for fame, fortune and a chance to compete at the World Championships in Finland. The origin of North American Wife Carrying Championship is based in Finnish history. The modernized wife carrying event is all in fun, and in reality, is a true test of physical strength, agility and teamwork between man and woman.
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Build your skiing and snowboarding dummy – then hurl it down the trail and see how far it goes! Dummies can be either skiers or snowboarders and need to be able to make it down the in-run to the kicker. Big prizes for the best dummy.
You can catch the best jazz, blues, rock, pop, folk, and bluegrass shows. The music starts Friday, JULY 8, at 2 pm on the Waterfront Gazebos Stage and at the Gateway Center and finishes with a lively finale at EastSide Restaurant on Sunday, JULY 10 from 4 - 7 pm.
Named “One of America’s Top Summer Activities” by Travel and Leisure magazine, this annual festival has 50 free events in 50 stunning locations. Choose from exhibits, performances, workshops and demonstrations of painting, poetry and crafts, poetry workshops, lectures, a full moon celebration and culinary extravaganzas. Be sure to plan for “A Taste of the Valley” — the most talked about culinary event of the summer season!
The fourth Annual Mystic Blues Festival (MBF) will be held August 12, 13, & 14, 2016 at the beautiful Mystic Shipyard. The festival showcases an array of blues legends, including Grammy Winners, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees, and Blues Artist of the Year Award Winners. MBF not only supports and promotes Blues music, but also works with the Center For Hospice Care (CFHC).
An annual hot-air balloon festival featuring approximately 30 balloons, including some special shapes. Held annually the 3rd weekend of August. Events include balloon rides and tethered balloons (weather permitting), musical entertainment all weekend for all ages, family fun day on Sunday, craft and trade vendors, various food booths, exhibitors, children’s activities, carnival and much more!