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!
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This event attracts the world’s best golfers to compete for a $6 million purse, featuring exciting golf action, popular Celebrity Pro-Am, an interactive Fan Zone and family friendly events. The Championship is held at the TPC River Highlands, a par 70, 6,844-yard course in Cromwell, Connecticut, 10 miles south of Hartford.
A Weekend in Norfolk is a town-wide festival, inviting visitors to attend more than 55 events, most of them free and all of them open to the public. Events include concerts by the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival and Yale summer school of music students, concerts at Infinity Music Hall (jazz/pop singer Jane Monheit and others), art exhibitions, a quilt show, children’s games and contests, a 6-peak trail challenge with free t-shirts as prizes, weddings and vow renewals on the village green, stained glass window tours of 3 churches and other exceptional sites.
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!
More than 175 juried artists and craftsmen from throughout the United States will be coming to Gloucester for this festival. Live music, unique creations and delicious food will highlight the two-day event. A pancake breakfast (sponsored by the Rotary Club of Gloucester) helps to kick off Saturday in grand style while free live “family style” entertainment includes puppeteers, ragtime jazz and maritime music. The Gloucester Waterfront Festival runs from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day. The site is handicapped accessible and friendly pets on leashes are welcome. Free Admission.