One of the top musical events in western Massachusetts, the Green River Festival combines superb musical talent from around the U.S., local food and fine crafts and hot air balloons for two days of sun and fun.
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The North Atlantic Blues Festival is an annual two-day blues music festival featuring national blues performers and considered one of the most prestigious on the East Coast. The festival is held at the Public Landing in Rockland, Maine, overlooking the picturesque Rockland Harbor. In addition to all day live entertainment, the festival has vendors selling a wide array of food, drinks and crafts. Saturday evening, Main Street is closed to traffic for the NABF Club Crawl. Attendees of legal age, wearing their wristband from the festival are allowed admission to the many bars and restaurants featuring many of the top regional blues performers. There are also bands performing on Main Street for all ages at no charge.
Children and adults of all ages are invited to enjoy the festivities at the annual Children’s Party at Green Animals Topiary Garden in Portsmouth, Rhode Island. This site is the oldest and most northern topiary garden in the United States. The party will feature circus acts, music, magic, clowns, puppets, pony rides, refreshments and much more on this historic seven-acre estate overlooking Narragansett Bay.
Hillside gardens overlooking the ocean, small semi-urban oases, permaculture, creative stone work, wildlife habitat, thoughtful design, and more – this garden tour has something for everyone! Tour private and public coastal Maine gardens in Cape Elizabeth and South Portland, starting at the Children’s Garden and Cliff Walk Landscape in Fort Williams Park.
Each year, top ATP World Tour pros head to Newport to compete in the Hall of Fame Tennis Championships, the first stop of the summer swing for pro tennis in the United States. Contested on the historic grass tennis courts of the International Tennis Hall of Fame, which have hosted all the legends of the sport since 1880, the tournament is the only event played on grass courts outside of Europe, and it offers the only opportunity to see professional men's tennis in the Northeast prior to the US Open. International Tennis Hall of Fame, Newport.
At over 100 years old, The Camden Garden Club is the oldest garden club in Maine. Included in the tour will be an exhibit of the club’s history, artisans crafting and selling their wares, and vintage automobiles. Historic inns will serve light refreshments and the town itself, known as the “Jewel of the Maine Coast” will be in full bloom.