A dragon boat is a human-powered boat traditionally made of wood and a kind of traditional longboat from throughout Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands. At this unique festival, more than 80 teams compete in dragon boat racing (a sport that originated in China over 200 years ago) to raise money for individuals battling cancer and to send out an inspirational message encouraging all cancer survivors to live life to the fullest.
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Creating family fun since 1948, Vermont's largest agricultural fair features midway rides for all ages, racing pigs, Wildlife Encounters live animal shows, demolition derbies, livestock shows and demonstrations, live music, magic and hypnotism shows, tractor pulls, horse shows, exhibits, 4-H workshops, children's activities, tethered hot air balloon rides, Milking Parlor & Dairy Bar, Maple Sugar House, contests and favorite fair food.
Highlights include: Western Only Youth Horse Show, Miniature Donkey Show, Gymkhana, opening parade (Aug. 8); Dairy Show, ox pulling, Short Notice Band, demolition derby (Aug. 9); Annual ACFFD Open Horse Show, Youth Sheep Show, pony pulling, Twist of Fate band (Aug. 10); Draft Horse Show, Sheep Show, horse pulling, Vorsteveld Family Band (Aug. 11); Poultry Breeders Show, Stunt Dog Productions Show,The Voice'sJake Worthington and a fireworks display (Aug. 12).
August 9 & 13 only. Two days of great jazz in two towns on Cape Cod. At the very tip of Cape Cod, Provincetown is a colorful community with many shops and restaurants, whale watching and beautiful beaches.
Come see Maine’s finest artists, architects, boatbuilders, craftsmen, designers, furniture makers, jewelers and marine gear vendors in person. There will be live music, an area for children of all ages, exhibits, fine food, the running of the World Championship Boatyard Dog® Trials. As the only in-water boat show in the state, with more than 70 boats in the water and 150 exhibitors on land, there is something for every member of the family.
Head for island fun at the annual Boston Pops on Nantucket concert to benefit Nantucket Cottage Hospital. Experience outstanding music and a stunning fireworks show on one Nantucket’s most well-known beaches. Rated ‘Best Summer Event on Nantucket’ by readers of the Inquirer and Mirror for 15 years in a row!
The Citizens Bank Pops by the Sea concert is Cape Cod’s single largest one-day cultural event. This is the only time of the year that the Boston Pops play on Cape Cod. This fundraising concert regularly sells out to a live audience of more than 15,000 – the Cape’s largest single audience. Cape Cod residents and visitors from throughout the United States and abroad gather for this magical afternoon event.