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Annual South County Hot Air Balloon Festival
Jul 20th, 2018 to Jul 22nd, 2018
Wakefield, RI

Fly high above America’s smallest state in a hot air balloon at this special festival in scenic south county. Enjoy carnival rides, see the world famous racing pigs, watch a pizza grilling competition, and try the climbing wall — all followed by fireworks. Bring your camera for the special Balloon Glow at dusk.

Yarmouth Clam Festival
Jul 20th, 2018 to Jul 22nd, 2018
Yarmouth, ME

On this extended weekend, the normally quiet New England village of Yarmouth, Maine, will swell to 15 times its size, as more than 100,000 visitors flock to the annual Yarmouth Clam Festival — including visitors from 13 countries and 32 U.S. states. One of Maine’s most popular summer events, the festival includes a Friday night parade, Saturday night block party and fireworks, clam shucking contests, a Firefighters’ Muster, the Diaper Derby and, of course, lots and lots of clams! A boatload of other seafood will also be served up: lobster stew, lobster rolls, grilled scallops, shore dinners, and fried shrimp, to name a few. A wide array of favorite foods for landlubbers includes pizza, burgers and dogs, meatball subs, home-baked desserts, the famously thirst-quenching Lime Rickeys and much more.

Greater Hartford Jazz Festival
Jul 20th, 2018 to Jul 22nd, 2018
Hartford, CT

This free-of-charge festival is a world-class jazz event. More than twenty-five hours of music performed by internationally acclaimed artists. Wonderful world-class musicians will grace the mainstage of the Thomas Harris IV Pavillon in Bushnell Park. Local and regional artists will perform on the Arch Stage located in the marketplace adjacent to Trinity Street.

National Sand Sculpting Festival
Jul 20th, 2018 to Jul 22nd, 2018
Revere Beach, MA

Come on down to America’s first public beach and enjoy the magnificent sand sculpting competition, delicious food trucks and vendors, and amusements and fun for the whole family! Plus, don’t miss the spectacular fireworks display on Saturday night. This is an event that you won’t want to miss! 

Killington Wine Festival
Jul 20th, 2018 to Jul 22nd, 2018
Killington, VT

The Killington Wine Festival has become a signature summer event for the Killington region. Guests enjoy a nice July weekend tasting fine wines with Killington Peak and the Green Mountains of Vermont as a scenic backdrop. This year’s event will feature more than 400 wines from around the world represented by more than 40 wineries and distributors.

Vermont Brewers Festival, Burlington
Jul 20th, 2018 to Jul 21st, 2018
Burlington, VT

This is an artisan craft beer festival celebrating artisan craft beers and the brewers who brew them. Come enjoy a great weekend in July at Burlington Waterfront Park with scenic views of Lake Champlain framed by the Adirondack Mountain Range.