There’s always something to do in Massachusetts! Save the date for top annual events or check out our events calendar for a complete listing of what to see and do throughout the state.



Greater Boston


Annual Boston Cup Classic Auto Show on Boston Common (September)

Boston Calling Music Festival (May & September)

Boston Globe & WGBH Summer Arts Festival (July)

Harpoonfest Octoberfest in Boston (October)

Harpoonfest in Boston (May)

Head of the Charles Regatta in Boston (October)

St Patrick’s Day Parade in Boston (March)

Boston Marathon (April)

Boston Harborfest (July)

Beantown Jazz Festival in Boston (September)

Boston Wine Expo (February)

Boston Christmas Festival (December)

Boston Pride (June)

Boston Seafood Festival (July)

American Craft Beer Fest in Boston (May)

Taste of Cambridge (July)

Fluff Festival (September)

HONK! Festival (October)

Cambridge Arts River Festival (June)

SoWa Sundays (every Sunday, May-October)


South of Boston


America’s Hometown Thanksgiving in Plymouth (November)

Foxborough Spring Fair (May)

Brockton Fair (June)

Edaville Christmas Festival of Lights (December)

Middleboro Octoberfest (October)

King Richard’s Faire in Carver (August through October)

Cranberry Harvest Celebration in Wareham (October)

New Bedford Folk Festival (July)

New Bedford Working Waterfront Festival (September)

Marshfield Fair (August)


North of Boston


Haunted Happenings in Salem (all October)

Topsfield Fair in Topsfield (October)

Newburyport Spring Festival (May)

Rocky Neck Art Colony Art & Fine Craft Festival in Rockport (November through December)

Gloucester Waterfront Festival (August)

Salem Jazz and Soul Festival (August)

Salem Maritime Festival (August)

St. Peter’s Fiesta in Gloucester (June)

Lowell Summer Music Series (June through September)

Lowell Winterfest (February)


Central Massachusetts


Bolton Fair in Lancaster (August)

Worcester Pride (September)

Castleberry Holiday Arts & Crafts Festival in Worcester (November)

Annual Applefest in Princeton (October)

Great Pumpkinfest in Worcester (October)

Independence Day Celebration at Old Sturbridge Village (July)

Appleseed Country Fair in Phillipston (September)

Blacksmith Art and Music Festival in Fitchburg (September)


Western Massachusetts


Western Mass Highland Games and Celtic Festival (June)

Tanglewood in Lenox (all Summer)

The Big E in West Springfield (September)

Parade of the Big Balloons in Springfield (November)

Paradise City Arts Festival in Northampton (May)

Three County Fair in Northampton (August)

Franklin County Ciderdays (November)

Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival in Becket (June through August)

Bright Nights in Springfield (November to January)

Berkshire Museum Festival of Trees in Pittsfield (December)

Old Deerfield Fall Art Craft Festival (September)

Country Fair at Hancock Shaker Village in Pittsfield (September)

Northern Berkshire Fall Foliage Parade in North Adams (October)

World’s Largest Pancake Breakfast in Springfield (May)

Bay State Winter Games in the Berkshires (March)

Berkshires International Film Festival (May & June)

Williamstown Film Festival (November)

Moonlight Magic in Shelburne Falls (November)


Cape & Islands


Cape Cod Maritime Days (May)

Fall for the Arts (all October)

Nantucket Film Festival (June)

Provincetown Jazz Festival (August)

Christmas in Edgartown on Martha’s Vineyard (December)

Nantucket Christmas Stroll (December)

Barnstable County Fair (July)

Nantucket Daffodil Festival (April)

Martha’s Vineyard Food and Wine Festival (October)

Scallopfest in East Falmouth (September)

Martha’s Vineyard Film Festival (July)

Provincetown Film Festival (June)

Provincetown Carnival (August)

Nantucket Wine Festival (May)

Nantucket Cranberry Festival (October)

Wellfleet OysterFest (October)

Nantucket Music Festival (August)