The Cape Cod Hydrangea Festival is an annual celebration of the region's blue, pink, and white signature flowers! This ten-day festival's main attractions are the daily tours of private gardens, each designed and maintained by the individual homeowners and carrying a unique charm. You are sure to enjoy such eclectic spaces, not to mention the good feeling of supporting a variety of local nonprofits. Enjoy workshops and lectures presented by leading international horticulturalists, discover promotions at participating nurseries and home centers or take a class to learn proper hydrangea pruning techniques. Stop in at participating local restaurants along the Hydrangea Festival Cocktail Trail and try Hydrangea-inspired cocktails. Garden tours are $5 per person per garden. Event admissions vary.
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Be a part of North America’s largest annual gathering of tall ships as more than two dozen schooners race from Islesboro to Rockland. Guests are invited to participate in this informal, friendly competition that includes a multi-day “training” cruise to help new crew members learn the ropes before the big event. Fireworks are held the previous evening. Call today to book.
The New Bedford Folk Festival features Americana roots music, contemporary singer-songwriters, traditional American folk music from Appalachia, blues, western music, sea music and Celtic music, this year from Ireland, Scotland, Nova Scotia and Quebec. The festival features nearly 50 acts performing on seven stages, all operating simultaneously all day, both days. The festival also features a juried crafts show with the handmade crafts for sale at affordable prices. Crafts include jewelry, pottery, clothing and musical instruments. Food will also be available including New Bedford landed fish and scallops, Mediterranean specialties, French cuisine, homemade ice cream and the usual hamburger/hot dogs.
Ranked the #1 fine art festival in New England by Sunshine Artist. Come to this beautiful seaside town to see the work of more than 250 artists. Enjoy shops, restaurants and kayaking nearby.
The Brimfield Antiques Show is the largest outdoor antiques show in the country, with more than 4,500 dealers and 130,000+ visitors during the course of the week. Often referred to as “The Show,” it is actually comprised of 23 fields, owned by “Promoters,” who lease spaces to dealers from all over the world. The show takes place three times a year. Different fields open on different days, and run for different periods of time. The show runs about a mile along Route 20, on both sides of the road, extending several hundred yards back from each side of the road. Most dealers opt to show their wares inside large and comfortable tents, and all fields are contiguously located next to each other, so seeing everything is an easy stroll. This event is held again in September.
A festival in honor of a beverage that has a cult following in New England. Music, entertainment, food, fireworks, parades and carnival games. Since 1982, The Moxie Festival has been held on the second weekend in July in Lisbon, Maine, home of the world famous Moxie Store!