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Aug 12th, 2016 to Aug 14th, 2016
Mystic, CT

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). 

 

Great Falls Balloon Festival
Aug 19th, 2016 to Aug 21st, 2016
Lewiston/Auburn, ME

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!

Annual Gloucester Waterfront Festival
Aug 20th, 2016 to Aug 21st, 2016
Stage Fort Park - Gloucester, MA

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.

Essex Steam Train & Riverboat Fall Foliage Journey
Sep 26th, 2016 to Oct 23rd, 2016
Essex Steam Train & Riverboat
Essex, CT

(Select dates, see website for details) View the spectacular New England autumn foliage in style at Essex Steam Train & Riverboat!  Offering a multitude of weekday and weekend options to experience this beautiful scenery from the train and the boat, Essex Steam Train has just the ticket for you and your family to see the fleeting vibrant colors of the season. 

Choose from our Steam Train & Riverboat Excursion, a 2.5-hour nature excursion, available on weekends & weekdays, that takes riders through the valley on vintage train coaches. From there they will board the Becky Thatcher Riverboat for stunning views of the leaves reflecting off the water. Looking for more culture with the beautiful landscape? Opt for our Haddam Special train, a delightful fall foliage excursion that combines a river cruise, sight-seeing, and your choice of culture, shopping, or dining in the towns of Haddam and East Haddam. Or perhaps you’d prefer lunch while you ride on our Essex Clipper Lunch Train every weekend, offering seasonal fare in cozy first class dining cars! If romance is what you’re seeking, purchase tickets for our Friday Night Sunset Swallow Cruise, where you can watch hundreds of thousands of barn and tree swallows flock over the river with a breathtaking autumnal backdrop.

ArtWeek Boston
Sep 30th, 2016 to Oct 09th, 2016
Boston, MA

Presented by Highland Street Foundation and produced by Citi Performing Arts Center, ArtWeek is an award-winning bi-annual creative festival featuring more than 100 unique, unexpected, and creative experiences that are participatory, interactive, or offer behind-the-scenes access to artists or the creative process. Events run from FREE to $50 and are hosted by various organizations in a wide variety of locations. Please check www.artweekboston.org for a complete calendar listing of events.

Oct 01st, 2016
Putnam, CT

The New England Acoustic Music Festival is a one-day boutique music festival. The block party style festival features both emerging and established New England-based music artists, performing original music. The Festival takes place in the historic Antique District of Putnam, Conn., often considered one of New England’s best small-town destinations. In addition to the cool music, the Festival will feature food, beer and non-alcoholic beverages from the Courthouse Bar & Grille, as well as other food vendors, and a variety of local artisans selling their wares.