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Posted by Henry Zeng, guest blogger of Massachusetts Office of Travel & Tourism

With nicknames such as the “City of Champs” and “Titletown,” Boston is known for its dominance in all professional sports, with the Boston Celtics having won 17 NBA Championships, the New England Patriots winning six Super Bowl Championships, the Boston Bruins winning six Stanley Cup Championships, and the Boston Red Sox winning nine World Series Championships.
Boston isn’t the only place that’s prominent in the sports scene. Massachusetts – the State of Champions – has some terrific sporting events this summer and fall! Here are eight sporting events happening throughout Massachusetts you can enjoy.
July 21st Cape Cod Baseball All-Star Game

This Sunday, July 21st, the Cape Cod Baseball League is hosting its annual All-Star Game at Orleans, Eldredge Park at 6:00 PM. The Cape Cod League, founded in 1885, is recognized by collegiate coaches and professional baseball scouts as one of the best amateur summer league in the country.  If you are around the area, be sure to catch this game and see some of the best young talents in baseball go head to head against each other.

July 21st Liverpool FC vs Sevilla FC at Fenway Park
The Liverpool FC returns to the home of the Red Sox for its preseason game against Spain’s oldest football club, Serville FC. The game is scheduled to start at 6 p.m. with doors opening at 4:30 p.m.. If you’re a fan of the Premier League, and want to watch two of the best teams go against each other, be sure to come on out! Buy tickets here:
August 3rd & 4th Pan Mass Challenge

The 39th annual Pan Mass Challenge, presented by the Boston Red Sox Foundation and New Balance, is the nation’s original fundraising bike-a-thon, raising more money than any other athletic fundraisers in the country. As of last year, the Pan Mass Challenge raised more than $50 million dollars for charities such as the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. The goal of this year is to raise more than $60 million, so If you’re interested in challenging yourself and raising money for a good cause, be sure to sign up here:

August 11th Nantucket Lacrosse Festival

The PrimeTime Lacrosse returns to the island of Nantucket in 2019 for its 11th annual Nantucket Lacrosse Festival, featuring 3v3 matches for boys and girls U-11 and U-19 teams. Whether you live on the island, are visiting over the summer, or are planning on taking the ferry over for a day trip, you don’t want to miss this great event. If you’re interested in playing in the tournament, be sure to sign up here:
August 18th & 19th the 47th New Balance Falmouth Road Race

The 47th annual New Balance Falmouth Road Race is back this August where more than 11,000 runners, including many world elites, on the scenic race course from Woods Hole to Falmouth Heights. All the proceeds of the race goes toward local charities. Whether you’re an amateur runner or a professional, come on out and challenge yourself! Sign up here:
September 21st Boston Sharkfest Swim

Want to experience a chance to swim across the Boston harbor from Portside at East Pier to the Fan Pier in South Boston? If you’re an avid swimmer and want to challenge yourself, be sure to sign up for one of the most popular open water swim series in Boston. Join 800 swimmers on this 1500 meter competitive swim this September! Sign up here:

October 12th & 13th Grand Prix of Gloucester

The Grand Prix of Gloucester is back for its 21st edition this October. Presented by Ipswich Ale Brewing, GP Gloucester is a 2 day international caliber race where racers from all over the world travel to Gloucester and compete in one of the most beautiful race course in the U.S. If you’re a fan, be sure to come on out! Learn more here:
 October 19th & 20th Head of the Charles Regatta

Started in 1965, the Head of the Charles Regatta has welcomed some of the best crew teams to the banks of the Charles River for one of the most competitive rowing competitions. This three-mile race upstream on a river is expected to bring over 11,000 participants and tens of thousands of spectators. If you and your team want to participate and challenge yourselves, be sure to sign up here:

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