Every summer Hampshire Shakespeare Company brings outdoor theater to the Pioneer Valley, as it was done in the Bard's day. This summer we are presenting Henry V from June 26-30 and July 3-7, and The *Annotated* Taming: Or, Out of the Saddle, Into the Dirt, Adapted from Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew with music & lyrics by Old Flame, July 17-21 & 24-28, as well as our Young Company production of Measure for Measure, August 16-18. Our venue is the beautiful lawn of the Massachusetts Renaissance Center, located on the former estate of Winthrop Saltonstall Dakin, with their brick home built in the style of a Renaissance cottage in Shakespeare's Warwickshire nestled in the rolling hills of Amherst as the backdrop.
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Pintastic New England is Flippin' Fun For Everyone! Are you looking for a little relief from the hot summer sun? Look no further than Pintastic New England, the pinball and game room expo, centrally located in Sturbridge, Massachusetts. Pintastic is 30,000 square feet of fun for the whole family. It has hundreds of games set on free play, tournaments for adults and kids, seminars, special guest speakers, an exhibition hall full of vendors offering fun stuff for your game room, and entertainment for kids. Pintastic has wonderful entertainment for kids: caricature artists, face painting, friendly clowns, balloon animals and more. The adults can bring out their inner child with over 200 pinball machines set on free play, all while enjoying an ice-cold craft beer.
Acclaimed by Phi Beta Baton as “one of the nation’s proving grounds for gifted young artists,” the Bar Harbor Music Festival has gained national recognition as one of the few music festivals in the United States whose mission is to provide essential performance opportunities for outstanding up-and-coming talent.
Boston Harborfest is a 37-year-old tradition celebrating Boston’s harbor and history. With hundreds of activities over a 4-day period at Boston’s best landmarks, this family-friendly event is the country’s largest Fourth of July festival. Activities include the annual opening ceremony at Faneuil Hall, historical reenactments, Freedom Trail walks, Duck Boat Tours, live entertainment and much more!
A real old-fashioned fabulous 4th of July! Complete with a children’s bike & wagon parade, giant kite fly, potato sack races, kids liberty treasure hunt, garden crafts, live music, historic garden tours, costumed role players, colonial hearth cooking, basket weaving, hand-thrown pottery, food and fun for all. Tour a Gundalow River Boat and meet Abe Lincoln.
Old Sturbridge Village is the largest outdoor history museum in the northeast and portrays life in a New England village in the 1830s. Step back to a time when America was new, and veterans of the fight for freedom still lived. Join in the fun as the martial band leads the citizen’s procession as they march through the streets. Cheer and huzzah during a rousing patriotic reading of the Declaration of Independence and sign a giant reproduction of the document. Make your own tri-cornered hat to wear as you learn to drill with the Sturbridge Militia. Learn dances done by 19th-century Americans and play a game of “base ball.”