Events INSIDER: August 5-13, 2013

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Johnny’s Picks
Perseid Meteor Showers on Your Own
The Perseids are the most reliable and warmest of the annual meteor showers. See it on your own by visiting a remote lake or park with no street lamps or city lights for a better experience. Perseid Meteor Showers on Your Own All Over, , .
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Outdoor concerts!
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I also track 42 cornfield mazes in New England, many of which have events at night! To see them, go to Events INSIDER, select your region on the map, and then scroll all the way to the bottom. more
Chinatown August Moon Festival
See cute kids doing martial arts and dancing on two outdoor stages! I’ve been to this — it was extremely crowded with vendors selling everything from strange Chinese gizmos to porn, but worth seeing! 10am-5pm. Chinatown August Moon FestivalMain Street, Chinatown Boston, MA, .
Civil War Concert
This concert will feature songs from the Civil War era, with favorites from both the South and North troops. 3-6pm. Civil War ConcertForbes House Milton, MA, .
Ignite! Fire & Street Food Festival
You will find fire spinning and belly dancing. Then, lots of food and several craft vendors. I’d stick to the food and shows. 6pm. Ignite! Fire & Street Food FestivalUnion Square Plaza Somerville, MA, .
Boston Urban Music Festival
Hey! Here’s a music concert on City Hall Plaza. Hip hop, R&B, funk, and soul. There’s a graffiti wall and free roller skating! 5-8pm. Boston Urban Music FestivalCity Hall Plaza, City Hall Square Boston, MA, .
Boston by Bike at Night
This bicycle event is an architectural and historic tour, which starts at midnight and goes to dawn with a ‘pot luck’ breakfast. Can’t you guys just go to a diner? There’s no sign up, just show up for an 8-hour all-night bike ride. Make sure you have lights on the rear of your bike, and wear a helmet. The website is old but I confirmed this by phone. Boston by Bike at NightTrinity Church Boston, MA, .
BMW Day at the Larz Anderson Museum
What’s better than bikes? Cars! It’s awesome to have a major automobile museum near Boston. Here’s a great indoor/outdoor event for fall weather, a car show of BMWs. 9am-2pm. BMW Day at the Larz Anderson MuseumLarz Anderson Museum Brookline, MA, .
Dominican Festival
This year the festival moved from Franklin Park to City Hall Plaza. Find great music, food and friendly people! Dominican FestivalCity Hall Plaza Boston, MA, .
Bicycle Day at Larz Anderson Museum
What’s better than walking? Biking! And the museum that has so many car shows is having one for bicycles! Come see some real old-timers, and have breakfast and lunch on-site. 10am-2pm. Bicycle Day at Larz Anderson MuseumLarz Anderson Auto Museum Brookline, MA, .
Civil War Day on Georges Island
Its not like you need an excuse to visit the Boston Harbor Islands, but here’s one: Meet Civil War re-enactors that give guided tours around Georges Island. Civil War Day on Georges IslandGeorges Island Boston, MA, .
Sand Sculpture Contest at Marthas Vineyard
Everyone can join this sculpting contest. Bring your tools, no need to bring your own sand! 9:30am. Sand Sculpture Contest at Marthas VineyardSouth Beach (Right Fork) Edgartown, MA, .
Revolutionary War encampment
I love live re-enactments! History buffs dress in old-timey costumes and camp out all weekend like military people. They have tons of enthusiasm and you’ll feel inspired as well as learn something. Revolutionary War encampmentFort McClary State Historic Site, Rt 103 Kittery, ME, .
Olde Bristol Days: 17th Century Encampment
And here’s another all-weekend encampment of re-enactors portraying old-timey military. Olde Bristol Days: 17th Century EncampmentColonial Pemaquid State Historic Site, Colonial Pemaquid Drive New Harbor, ME, .
Waldoboro Fire Department 175th Anniversary Celebration
With pig scrambles, food, live music, parades and fireworks, this festival seems to be really hot! It’s a good thing the firemen organize it. Waldoboro Fire Department 175th Anniversary CelebrationVarious Locations Waldoboro, ME, .
Model Rocket Launch at Acton
Even better than airplanes: I haven’t launched model rockets since I was a kid! No, I did not burn down Mr. Grumpstein’s barn. That was God. 10am-4pm. Model Rocket Launch at ActonSchool St. Soccer Field Acton, MA, .
Model airplanes – CRRC Soar-In
What’s better than cars? Airplanes and helicopters! (Well, they’re remote-control models.) I’ve been and it’s a small event but great fun! Model airplanes - CRRC Soar-InDavis Field, off Rt 117 Sudbury, MA, .
Wings & Wheels: Cruise-In/Fly-In
Ok, this one has planes and specialty cars… it’s a no brainer! But hey, there will be wood-fired pizza too. Every Thursday 5pm. Wings & Wheels: Cruise-In/Fly-InMinuteman Airfield Stow, MA, .
Ice Cream and…Bats
Put on you hiking boots! Then try to find bats while you hold a ball of ice-cream. 7:30pm. Ice Cream and...BatsBroadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary Natick, MA, .
Obstacle Course Race – Spartan Race
There’s no way I want to participate, but do I want to watch? Hell yes! Watch modern-age ‘Spartans’ climb over, under, and through all manner of obstacles: fire, mud pits, barbed wire, and more. Obstacle Course Race - Spartan RaceAmesbury Sports Park Amesbury, MA, .
Beverly Homecoming Days
Multiple events run during this festival. Includes lobster boat races, softball games, concerts and tours around towns. Beverly Homecoming DaysVarious Locations Beverly, MA, .
Salem Heritage Days
Salem Heritage Days continue, with ice cream, improv, outdoor films, and more. Of course, Salem is a great spot to visit any time of the year! Avoid the touristy stuff and see the House of the Seven Gables and the Friendship. Salem Heritage DaysVarious Locations Salem, MA, .
Salem Ice Cream Bowl
For just $5 you can eat as much ice cream as you want in this outdoor festival that benefits charity, part of Salem Heritage Days. 6-7:30pm. Salem Ice Cream BowlSalem Common Salem, MA, .
River Glow
Similar to the one in Providence, the town of Westerly RI floats 37 bonfires in their river. They will also have 3 music stages, hay rides and much more. 7-10pm. River GlowDowntown Westerly, RI, .
Ocean State Summer Pops Orchestra
Outdoor concert. No fireworks this year, but the music is still great. 7pm. Ocean State Summer Pops OrchestraThe Stadium Theatre Woonsocket, RI, .
Rhode Island Maker Fair
But the big event in Rhode Island is this festival of inventors, people who ‘make stuff’. Take a workshop, explore the strange devices. 2013:1-11pm. Rhode Island Maker FairPell Chafee Performance Center Providence, RI, .
Bolton Fair
Yet another agricultural festival! But they’ll have a lumberjack contest and show, martial arts, high flying dogs, a demolition derby and much more. Sounds like fun. Bolton FairBolton Fairgrounds, Rt 117, Exit 27 off Rt 495 Bolton, MA, .
Butterfly Festival at Broad Meadow Brook
This event seems pretty kid oriented, since it has face painting and butterfly art. It also has talks and tours so it’s described as fun for everyone. 10am-4pm. Butterfly Festival at Broad Meadow BrookBroad Meadow Brook Wildlife Sanctuary Worcester, MA, .
Outdoor Series
Longfellow House Family Sundays
Longfellow house has different outdoor activities involving arts. Try the 19Th Century games and riddles! Times vary, but they usually start at noon. Every Sunday. Longfellow House Family SundaysLongfellow House Cambridge, MA, .
Christopher Columbus Park Sunday Night Movies
Come to Christopher Columbus Park every Saturday at dusk, and watch a movie right there. Every Saturday 8pm. Christopher Columbus Park Sunday Night MoviesChristopher Columbus Park Boston, MA, .
Pittsfield 3rd Thursdays
Go to any of the four outdoor stages and enjoy performances b y great local bands! 5-8pm. Pittsfield 3rd ThursdaysNorth Street Pittsfield, MA, .
Sunday Parkland Games
Find multiple outdoor activities at The Parklands. Basketball, badmington, and even beanbag tossing. Sunday Parkland GamesThe parklands, Memorial Drive Cambridge, MA, .
Mayor Menino’s Movie Night
Activities 7pm, movie starts 8pm. Every Monday and Thursday 8/15. Mayor Menino's Movie NightVarious parks Boston, MA, .
Salsa in the Park
This outdoor dancing event occurs every Monday. Come with your friends and discover this spicy dancing style! 7pm. Salsa in the ParkBlackstone Community Center, W. Brookline Street Boston, MA, .
Summer Music Series in Norman Leventhal Park
Don’t miss this series of outdoor concerts, featuring different artists such as MacWilliams Dixieland Quartet. 12-2pm. Every Tuesday and Thursday. Summer Music Series in Norman Leventhal ParkNorman Leventhal Park, Post Office Square Boston, MA, .
Summer in the City Movies
Enjoy outdoor movie screenings, but not before live entertainment. 7pm performance, then movie. Every Thursday. Summer in the City MoviesVarious Locations Cambridge, MA, .
WBZ Free Flicks at the Martini Shell
This series of outdoor screenings feature flicks everyone can enjoy. Yeah, it’s mostly animated movies, but they are all fun. Sunset, every Tuesday. WBZ Free Flicks at the Martini Shell Boston, MA, .
Club Passim Summer Concert Series
Free outdoor concerts every Wednesday, featuring Sarah Blacker, Jake Hill and many other local artists. 12-1pm Every Wednesday. Club Passim Summer Concert Series Cambridge, MA, .
Free outdoor folk dancing
Come learn or practice folk dancing. It’s open to all public! 7:30pm every Tuesday. Free outdoor folk dancingCopley Square Boston, MA, .
Downtown Boston Brass strolling musicians
Watch and listen to 4 friendly musicians as they stroll around Boston! 12-2pm. Every Wednesday and Friday. Downtown Boston Brass strolling musiciansDowntown Crossing Boston, MA, .
Family Movies on the Common
Burlington also has outdoor movie screenings. Come to the Town Common and have fun! Family Movies on the CommonTown Common Burlington, MA, .
Screen on the Green
Enjoy live entertainment in an outdoorsy setting, and then watch a movie right there! 7pm. Screen on the GreenVarious Parks Cambridge, MA, .
WODS Summer Concert Series
Great bands perform at Hatch Shell during summer. Don’t miss this series of outdoor concerts. 7pm Every Wednesday. WODS Summer Concert SeriesHatch Shell, Esplanade Boston, MA, .
Jacob’s Pillow ‘Inside/Out’ Performances
This is a series of performances by emerging and established dance companies in an open amphitheatre. 6:15pm Wednesday to Saturday, every week. Jacob's Pillow 'Inside/Out' Performances Becket, MA, .
Movie Nights at the Beach
Come to the beach for the day, then stay for an outdoor movie screening at dusk. Every Thursday 6pm. Movie Nights at the BeachRevere Beach Revere, MA, .
City of Somerville Movie Series
This series of outdoors movies brings back hits from 1993. Don’t forget the popcorn! Every Thursday at dusk. City of Somerville Movie SeriesVarious Parks Somerville, MA, .
Downtown Crossing Block Parties
Bring your friends, dance and enjoy the live music in downtown Boston. Don’t let the party stop! 5-8pm Every Thursday. Downtown Crossing Block PartiesDowntown Crossing Boston, MA, .
WBZ Free Friday Flicks
Outdoor movie screenings at the Hatch Shell. Now that’s cool! 6pm. WBZ Free Friday FlicksHatch Shell, Esplanade Boston, MA, .
Also Fun
Anniversary of Events INSIDER (2005)
I started my ‘Johnny’s List’ blog 8 years ago, and have posted since then without missing a week! That is 417 issues of weird, wonderful, and often free New Englandy event goodness. Email me at johnny@eventsINSIDER.com and send some warm words — but the best way to thank me is to tell your friends using the suggestions at http://eventsinsider.com/s/. If you do, I’ll thank you back with my 2013 New England Guide, full of off-beat and creative destinations! Anniversary of Events INSIDER (2005) All Over, , .
Museum Free Fun Fridays
A number of local museums and destinations offer free admission, thanks to Highland Street! Every Friday in July and August. Museum Free Fun FridaysAll Over All Over, , .
BostInno BostonFest
Team up and join the baggo and ladder ball tournaments. They will have live music, and lots of food as well. 5-10pm. BostInno BostonFestSeaport World Trade Center Boston, MA, .
Circuit Symphony
The guys from MIT Museum can make a piano out of bananas. That’s… BANANAS! Come make music with many other ordinary objects. 5-8pm. Circuit SymphonyMIT Museum Cambridge, MA, .
Boston Greenfest Preview Day
Greenfest is a giant festival for the environment on Boston City Hall plaza, which is mostly vendors, but also art installations and live music. This weekend you can see a ‘preview’ at the Boston Harbor Islands, but no details are given. 12-4pm. Boston Greenfest Preview DayBoston Harbor Island Pavilion Boston, MA, .
1863: Boston and the Civil War
Learn the Civil War secrets of Fort Warren, as told by historian Jack Zeletsky. It’s a free guided tour, and free is always good! 2:45pm. 1863: Boston and the Civil WarGeorges Island Boston, MA, .
Melrose Summer Celebration
Find a bouncy house, face painting and games. Seems like aimed to kids only but heck, it’s free and it’s local. 11am-1pm. Melrose Summer CelebrationCommon Park Melrose, MA, .
Boston Poetry Slam: NorthBEAST Summer Regional II
Four teams battle to the death – with poetry! Well, it’s not really to the death. One team will travel to the national competition. I’ve seen poetry slams, they’re like one-person theatre shows, not like high school English class, I promise! (Unless you loved high school English class, in which case, yes, it’s the same.). Boston Poetry Slam: NorthBEAST Summer Regional IIVarious Locations Cambridge, MA, .
Intro to Frisbee Golf
This is a good outdoorsy excuse to visit the Boston Harbor islands. Make a Frisbee-in-one! Intro to Frisbee GolfPeddocks Island Boston, MA, .
Kayaking at Spectacle Island
Join one of the free guided tours departing from the island. It’s relaxing and fun! Mon, Tue from 7/8/13 – 8/29/13. Kayaking at Spectacle Island Boston, MA, .
Summer in the City Family shows
The City of Cambridge offers a wide array of FREE, multicultural, interactive arts programs, performances, and activities both day and night. Tu and Th at 10am. Summer in the City Family showsVarious Locations Cambridge, MA, .
Astronomy After Hours
Stay late at the museum, and enjoy the show that millions of stars put together. Every Friday until 11/22. Astronomy After HoursMuseum of Science Boston, MA, .
Littleton Palooza
Littletown Palooza has live music, of course. There will be games and food as well. It’s outdoors, at the beach… enjoy the last days of summer! 5-8pm. Littleton PaloozaTown Beach, Long Lake Littleton, MA, .
Free admission to deCordova Museum
If you need an excuse to visit deCordova Museum, here’s one: Free admission! I rest my case. 10am-5pm. Free admission to deCordova MuseumDeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum Lincoln, MA, .
St. Rocco’s Feast
This festival has live music and entertainment, Italian food, carnival rides and a $5,000 raffle. It looks a bit religious, though. St. Rocco's FeastSt. Mary’s School Franklin, MA, .
Witness/Record/Engage: Walking Ecologies
This is a guided tour/artist talk around the famous outdoor sculpture museum. Not particularly fun, but outdoors and interesting. 2pm. Witness/Record/Engage: Walking EcologiesdeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum 51 Sandy Pond Road Lincoln, MA, .
Armenian Picnic
I don’t know of any other Armenian events, so here’s a mellow one that I’m including, one that doesn’t make the church the center of society. Armenian PicnicAYF Camp Haiastan Franklin, MA, .
Battle Road: Crisis, Choices, and Consequences
If you have $125 to spare, come to this 4 day historical workshop. Meet historians, educators, and site interpreters that will help out. Also: Living-history characters and colonial entertainment. Registration required. Battle Road: Crisis, Choices, and Consequences Concord, MA, .
Abigail Adams Birthplace
This museum is re-opening after 2 years. Organize a private tour or come during opening hours. 1pm. Abigail Adams BirthplaceAbigail Adams Birthplace Weymouth, MA, .
Lowell Quilt Festival
This is 2nd largest annual quilt festival in the Boston area. Be open-minded! I went to a quilt show once and it was actually fantastic, the quilts are really works of art, not grandma checkerboards. Lowell Quilt FestivalLowell Memorial Auditorium Lowell, MA, .
Rockport Acoustic Music Festival
I’m including this just as an example of the live outdoor music that you can find all over New England. See my big list below where I track 330 outdoor summer music series! 12-6pm. Rockport Acoustic Music FestivalMillbrook Meadow, Beach Street Rockport, MA, .
Phillips House Car Meet
Various vintage cars will be on display. There will be live music and tours around the Phillips House. 12-3pm Admission is free. Phillips House Car MeetPhillips House, Chestnut Street Salem, MA, .
Witches Cup Bicycle Race
Both pros and amateurs can join this bike race. I’d rather just watch. 4pm. Witches Cup Bicycle RaceSalem Common Salem, MA, .
Gloucester Blues Festival
Great names in the blues world will perform at Stage Fort Park. They will have food and craft vendors, as usual. 11am. Gloucester Blues FestivalStage Fort Park Gloucester, MA, .
Maritime Week
Celebrate all things maritime in Marblehead. Activities include a regatta, boarding of boats, garden parties and more! Maritime WeekVarious Locations Marblehead, MA, .
Rockport Lobsterfest
Try the lobster and other fine dishes, or go bersek on the hot-dogs and cheeseburgers. Proceedings benefit local community service projects. 3-7pm. Rockport LobsterfestAmerican Legion Hall, Beach Street Rockport, MA, .
Fiber Revival
Watch a vintage baseball game, and also find fiber related workshops and vendors. 9am-4pm. Fiber RevivalSpencer-Peirce-Little Farm Newbury, MA, .
Essex Street Fair
Hmm, this one looks like a vendor market, with strolling musicians. Not much else. 10am-6pm. Essex Street FairEssex Street Pedestrian Mall Salem, MA, .
Gloucester Blues Festival
Or come to this music festival right in front of the beach for a fun and relaxing day,. Gloucester Blues FestivalStage Fort Park, Hough St Gloucester, MA, .
Shelter to Showpiece House Tour
Tour the historic houses at the Peabody Essex Museum. They hold 300 years of history. Free to Salem residents! Check the website for the full schedule. Shelter to Showpiece House TourPeabody Essex Museum Salem, MA, .
Vibram Open – Disc Golf
This is ‘one of the largest disc golf events in the world’. No wonder, the prize is $50,000. Wow! Come to watch, it’s fun! Vibram Open - Disc GolfMaple Hill Leicester, MA, .
Jaguar Festival of New England
At this show you’ll find jags, old and new alike. They will be judged, and put on display. There will be music, and food as well. Jaguar Festival of New EnglandSturbridge Host Hotel Sturbridge, MA, .
Worcester Restaurant Week
Although this event is purely commercial — not an arts event — here’s your chance to play Big Moneybucks by eating cheap at a fancy shmancy restaurant. Worcester Restaurant WeekVarious Locations Worcester, MA, .
Art in the Orchard
This is an outdoor scuplture exhibit, and also poertry readings, moon walks and live music. Opens on 8/10 to coincide with the Easthampton Second Saturday Art Walk and will end on 10/31. Art in the OrchardPark Hill Orchard Easthampton, MA, .
Verbal Art: Art & Poetry
This event combines art and poetry. Wait, isn’t poetry art by itself? 5-7pm. Verbal Art: Art & PoetryUpper Level Tower Square Springfield, MA, .
East Coast Gem, Mineral, & Fossil Show
This is mostly a vendor show, but you will find one lecture a day, and it takes place on a giant fairgrounds with touristy stuff to offer. East Coast Gem, Mineral, & Fossil ShowBetter Living Center at ESE Springfield, MA, .
Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival
This indoor / outdoor festival draws the best dance performances from around the world. This one will stay around all summer so it’s more like a venue’s performance season. Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival Becket, MA, .
Art Picnic
Not food at the tables? This time picnic tables at Quadrangle Green will be filled with art! Art PicnicNorth Lawn, Quadrangle Green Springfield, MA, .
Bridge of Flowers 10K Run and Charity Walk
I’ve seen the ‘Bridge of Flowers’, an old trolley bridge that they’ve converted into a garden, and it’s a wonderful setting and a quaint New Englandy town. This race may be just your excuse to give it a visit, especially if you are doing other things in Western Massachusetts. 8:15am. Bridge of Flowers 10K Run and Charity WalkIron Bridge, Bridge Street Shelburne Falls, MA, .
Turners Falls Block Party
They will have a Parade, BMX stunts, live music, workshops and I’ve heard they will have a flashmob as well! 2-8pm. Turners Falls Block PartyAvenue A Turners Falls, MA, .
Greenfield Energy Park Art and Music Festival
I’ve been to this venue in Greenfield. It’s creative and fun, but tiny! So this is a good destination to mix with doing a few others on the same day in the area. 11am-3pm. Greenfield Energy Park Art and Music FestivalEnergy Park, Miles St. Greenfield, MA, .
Rock, Rattle, and Drum Pow Wow and Spirit on the Mountain Music Festival
This festival seems to be a serious music event, as well as a Native American pow wow, and well worth a visit. Considering camping over that weekend. Rock, Rattle, and Drum Pow Wow and Spirit on the Mountain Music FestivalAdams Agricultural Fairgrounds, Old Columbia Street Adams, MA, .
Pittsfield’s Glory
Meet friendly re-enactors at Pittsfield Cemetary. Talk to members of the Massachusetts 54th Regiment or meet Parthenia Fenn, Major General William Bartlett and Reverend Samuel Harrison. 6pm. Pittsfield's GloryPittsfield Cemetery, Wahconah Street Pittsfield, MA, .
Middlefield Fair
They have live music all 3 days, all-you-can eat pancake breakfast, amusement rides and tractor pulls. Middlefield FairThe Middlefield Fair Middlefield, MA, .
WordXWord Festival
Spoken word is a way to get away from the stigma of ‘poetry’. I’ve seen some — it’s quite interesting! Basically one-person plays on stage. Here’s a whole festival about storytelling and word-speaking. WordXWord FestivalVarious Locations Pittsfield, MA, .
Zucchini Festival
Well, I guess we can try the Zucchini ice-cream. Don’t miss the Zucchini Catapult. There will be live music, games and also a pet parade. 10am. Zucchini FestivalDowntown, Center Street West Stockbridge, MA, .
La Tavola Italian Feast Under the Stars
Here’s another outdoor dinner slightly closer to Boston. This one features music with Italian tenor, Aaron Caruso. 5:30-8pm. La Tavola Italian Feast Under the StarsJoy Street, South Cape Village Mashpee, MA, .
Cape Verde Festival – Onset
They will have raffles and food, but the best of this festival is the music and community spirit. 12-6pm. Cape Verde Festival - OnsetOnset Beach Onset, MA, .
Shakespeare in the Park
One of Shakespeare’s plays come to life in Onset. It’s an outdoor performance everyone can enjoy. Shakespeare in the ParkGregerman Bandshell, Onset Avenue Wareham, MA, .
Sailor Songs & Shanties with Michael Goddard
This is a maritime musical performance where people get to sing the loud and funny choruses. 7pm Repeats on 7/31, 8/7, 8/21. Sailor Songs & Shanties with Michael GoddardCape Cod Museum of Natural History Brewster, MA, .
Kayak Trip
Relax and paddle around in Pleasant Bay. This is a guided tour, led by a professional. 9am. Kayak TripPleasant Bay Orleans, MA, .
Sunset Stroll
Walking around Wellfleet Bay is much much better at sunset. Less people, less sunlight, more wildlife! Sunset StrollWellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary South Wellfleet, MA, .
Martha’s Vineyard African-American Film Festival
Here’s something to do if you don’t like sun, beaches, or water. They have a couple of socials and a few talks. It’s always a good sign when they can’t be bothered to include photos or links or descriptions to the films they are showing. Martha's Vineyard African-American Film FestivalMartha’s Vineyard Vineyard Haven, MA, .
Performance
Dance Enthusiasm Performance
A performance by a professional dance company. It’s outdoors, so bring your blanket or chair. 7pm. Dance Enthusiasm PerformanceSalem Willows Band Shell Salem, MA, .
Improv on the Bricks
Salem Theatre Company holds an improv comedy show that’s unique for being outdoors. And free. Unfortunately, I don’t know anything more about it. 4pm. Improv on the BricksDerby Square on the Front Street side of Old Town Hall Salem, MA, .
Cry Innocent
Is it a re-enactment? Is it a soap opera? This interactive thrilling show will leave you wanting more! Friday-Tuesday: 11:30am, 2:30pm Sunday: 2:30. Cry InnocentSalem Old Town Hall Salem, MA, .
‘Annie’ at Theatre By The Sea
This musical follows the adventures of Annie, the popular comic strip heroine lots of people love! Cool! 8pm. 'Annie' at Theatre By The SeaTheatre By The Sea South Kingstown, RI, .
Boston Pops on Nantucket
This Boston Pops concert benefits the Nantucket Cottage Hospital, and it has fireworks! Boston Pops on NantucketNantucket Cottage Hospital Nantucket, MA, .
Travel
Cumberlandfest
This is a huge event with fireworks, carnival rides, live music, a car show and a bloodmobile. Yay? CumberlandfestDiamond Hill Park, Rt 114 Cumberland, RI, .
Sunset Paddle – Wickford
Sunset paddles are relaxing and fun. Here’s one in Wickford you can enjoy. 6:30pm Repeats 8/16, 8/26, 8/30. Sunset Paddle - Wickford North Kingstown, RI, .
Newport Waterfront Reggae Festival
I hope that ‘feeling the good vibe’ does not involve feeling spacey. Enjoy ska, roots, and reggae live music. 12pm. Newport Waterfront Reggae FestivalNewport Yachting Center Newport, RI, .
August Meeting / Green Corn Thanksgiving Festival
This is a Native American cultural event with traditional dance, foods and drumming. You’ll find crafts and storytellers as well. August Meeting / Green Corn Thanksgiving FestivalNarragansett Indian Church Ground, Indian Church Road Charlestown, RI, .
Foo Fest
Here’s another outdoor music festival, run by some kind of nightclub, I think. They will have a book fair, a flea market and food. 1pm-1am. Foo Fest Providence, RI, .
Blues on the Beach
Enjoy the blue ocean and some blues at the same time! Fun fun fun! 6-8pm Every Wednesday. Blues on the BeachWesterly Town Beach Westerly, RI, .
Public Stargazing
WHAT? These guys stay open until dawn! Stargazing events are cool, and people attending friendly. 6pm. Public StargazingFrosty Drew Nature Center & Observatory Charlestown, RI, .
Warwick’s National Night Out
Warwick’s PD has organized a fun night with fireworks, a climbing wall and karate demos. 5pm. Warwick's National Night OutOakland Beach, Oakland Beach Ave Warwick, RI, .
Rhode Island International Film Festival
This is the largest film festival in Rhode Island, with plenty of social events, and actors + director talks. Rhode Island International Film FestivalAll Over Providence, RI, .
Accordions Now! Music Festival
The performances, workshops and group dinners revolve around accordions, of course. Oh, you get to try (and buy) the instruments too! Accordions Now! Music FestivalCourtyard Nashua Nashua, NH, .
Love Your Lakes Day and Antique Boat Parade
Find music, food and activities. The main event is an antique boat parade. 10am-2pm. Love Your Lakes Day and Antique Boat ParadeLSPA Learning Center, Sunapee Harbor Sunapee, NH, .
Dance New England – Dance Camp
Enjoy dancing? Want to experience 11 days of heat with no meat? Here’s a retreat, a feat for your feet that can’t be beat! Dance New England - Dance CampCamp Robin Hood Freedom, NH, .
Circus Smirkus in Hanover
Circus Smirkus will be performing in Hanover from 8/8 to 8/11. It’s a great show you can’t miss. Circus Smirkus in HanoverFullington Farm Field Hanover, NH, .
Prescott Park Rhythm and Roots Fest
Heading up to Water Country for the day, the big water park? Stop by this music festival, too. 1-5pm. Prescott Park Rhythm and Roots FestPrescott Park ,105 Marcy Street Portsmouth, NH, .
Dragonfly Ball
Booze it up and dance — just what you think when you think ‘Shaker Museum’. 6pm. Dragonfly BallEnfield Shaker Museum Enfield, NH, .
Alton Old Home Days 5K race
This is a 5K race to celebrate The Alton Old Home Days. They’ll have refreshments at the endline, so you might want to finish the race. 9am. Alton Old Home Days 5K raceVarious Locations Alton, NH, .
Liquid Planet Water Park Sci-Fi Day
Water parks are fun by themselves, but this one makes it all better when popular sci-fi characters show up here and there. 10am. Liquid Planet Water Park Sci-Fi DayLiquid Planet Water Park Candia, NH, .
Children’s Festival and Talent Competition
This children’s festival is conveniently right when most of us are working, Monday to Friday, and includes a giant costume competition. Well, it’s free and I guess at least your kids are on vacation. Children's Festival and Talent CompetitionHampton Beach Seashell Hampton Beach, NH, .
Freedom Old Home Week
What’s a Frozen T-Shirt Contest? Well, this fest also has mountain hikes, luncheons and a 5K race. Freedom Old Home WeekAll over Freedom, NH, .
New Haven Jazz Festival
25 jazz performances in venues throughout New Haven. Pick your favorite and treat yourself to a great session of music. New Haven Jazz FestivalVarious Locations New Haven, CT, .
Model Yacht Regatta II
The yachts might not be full-sized, but the fun is big. You might as well be allowed to do a test sail. 9:30-3pm. Model Yacht Regatta IIMystic Seaport Mystic, CT, .
Riverfire
Sometimes, fire and water play nice together. Enjoy this visually impacting event. You can bring food! 8pm. RiverfireRotary Park, Kennedy Drive Putnam, CT, .
Litchfield Jazz Festival
This music festival is outdoors, but not free. It seems to have high production value, though. Litchfield Jazz FestivalGoshen Fairgrounds Goshen, CT, .
Shakespeare on the Shoreline
This outdoor theatre performance comes with pre and post talks about the play, and everything related to Shakespeare. 5pm. Shakespeare on the ShorelineTown Green Guilford, CT, .
Shoreline Jewish Festival
It’s an outdoor Jewish music festival. Admission is free, but you have to pay for food and crafts. 12-5pm. Shoreline Jewish FestivalGuildford Green Guilford, CT, .
Main Street Car Cruise
This car show will have burnouts, classic cars and motorcycles displays and stunt demos. 10:30am-5pm. Main Street Car CruiseDowntown Putnam Putnam, CT, .
Lebanon Fair
Find tractor pulls, a demolition derby, chainsaw carving and food. There are many other events, and food! Lebanon FairLebanon Fairgrounds Lebanon, CT, .
Mystic Outdoor Art Festival
Don’t miss the 18-wheeler that was turned into a mobile crafting center. There are games for everyone, and of course, lots of art. Mystic Outdoor Art FestivalHistoric Downtown Mystic, CT, .
53rd Anniversary Show
Ehm, find different art exhibits… with art for sale. There’s a featured photography display by Kelley Fryer. Fr, Sat and Sun 1pm. 53rd Anniversary ShowGallery on the Green, Dowd Avenue & Route 44 Canton, CT, .
Lyman Orchards Sunflower Field Maze
Did you say SUNFLOWER maze? Get me there!! Benefits a children’s charity. 7 days a week, 9am-6pm. Also, hot-air balloon rides on 8/10 and 8/11. Lyman Orchards Sunflower Field MazeLyman Orchards Middlefield, CT, .
Putnam’s ‘Riverfire’
Putnam’s ‘Riverfire’ returns to Rotary Park for 3 amazing nights this summer! On 7/13 featuring ‘Diva al Fresco’. Putnam's 'Riverfire'Rotary Park Putnam, CT, .
Lighthouse Saturdays
How about a nice, calm Saturday tour around New London lighthouses? Slots sell up quickly! Saturdays 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm. Lighthouse Saturdays New London, CT, .
Mahoosuc Skye Celtic Concert Series
Experience the best of Celtic music through this series of concerts. 7pm. 8/13, 8/ 27. Mahoosuc Skye Celtic Concert SeriesBingham Hall Bethel, ME, .
Taste of Greater Waterville
Well, this event has a petting zoo. You will also find live music and entertainment. 11am-11pm. Taste of Greater WatervilleDowntown Waterville, ME, .
Attean Memorial Powwow
It’s 2 full days with native dancers, drummers, craft vendors, singers & traditional food booths. They have new shows this year. All day. Attean Memorial PowwowMaine Wildlife Park Gray, ME, .
Acadian Festival
Here’s a re-enactment of the French Acadians landing to form their own colony. The fun events include a bed race, fiddle playing, fireworks and a parade. Acadian FestivalVarious Locations Madawaska, ME, .
Winter Harbor Lobster Festival
Besides the lobster dinner, you can find a bagpipe concert, contra dance and a road race. 6am-7pm. Winter Harbor Lobster FestivalVarious Locations Winter Harbor, ME, .
Muskie Fishing Derby
You can fish just for the heck of it, or you can try and win a car (given that you beat the state’s record). Good luck! Muskie Fishing Derby Fort Kent, ME, .
Chamberlain Days
I love historic re-enactments. At this encampment you’ll find tours, lectures and live music. Chamberlain DaysVarious Locations Brunswick, ME, .
Art in the Park
Or come to this juried art show, where your kids can make art while you shop around. They have music to make it look less of a ‘come to buy event’. 9am-5pm. Art in the ParkMill Creek Park, Broadway and Ocean St South Portland, ME, .
Winslow Blueberry Festival
Come for the blueberry pancake breakfast, stay for the fire truck and police car demos. 7am-2pm. Winslow Blueberry Festival Winslow, ME, .
Portland Chamber Music Festival
This series of concerts usually features onstage commentary, which is great. The downside: It is indoors. Portland Chamber Music FestivalAbromson Community Education Center Portland, ME, .
NorEasters Monthly Kite Fly
Kite hobbyists are friendly people. See weird shaped homemade kites! Learn to fly a stunt kite with two strings! 11am-4pm. NorEasters Monthly Kite FlyBug Light Park South Portland, ME, .
B&A Employee Recognition Day
Formerly known as the Oakfield Railroad Museum Rail Fan Day. You don’t have to be an employee to enjoy this day with shows and trains! Dinner following at the Oakfield Community building. 10am-4pm. B&A Employee Recognition DayOakfield Railroad Museum Oakfield, ME, .
Skowhegan State Fair
This State Fair has demolition derbies, harness racing, a bear show and carnival rides. Skowhegan State FairSkowhegan Fairgrounds Skowhegan, ME, .
Readfield Heritage Days
It’s a mixture of live music, wood cutting shows, games for kids and food. Oh, they will have an ice-cream social! Readfield Heritage DaysVarious Locations Readfield, ME, .
Italian Street Festival
This one has Italian food, some games and a raffle. C’mon, you can do better than that! Italian Street FestivalSt. Peter’s Church Portland, ME, .
Outdoor Sporting Heritage Day
Ok, this one is a fly casting competition, and there are also games for kids and food. 9am-4pm. Outdoor Sporting Heritage DayGuides Clubhouse on Old Skiway Road, Carry Road Rangeley, ME, .
Bates College Dance Festival
This is for people who love dancing, people who like watching others dance and people who’d like to learn how to dance. Find dance shows, workshops, and much more. Bates College Dance FestivalVarious Locations Lewiston, ME, .
Tours at Washburn Norlands Living History Center
Old-timey tours around this living history center. Meet people from the past, and learn more about their lives. open Tues, Thurs, Sat from11-4pm in Jul-Aug. Tours at Washburn Norlands Living History CenterWashburn Norlands Living History Center Livermore, ME, .
Fairy Fridays
Trust me: SEE THIS! I’ve been to this. It was remarkable — and I don’t have any kids! The grounds are beautiful, and expansive — and they had a parade and live music. 10am. Fairy FridaysCoastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Barters Island Road Boothbay, ME, .
Schoodic Arts Festival
Lots of performances, some musical, some theatrical. All of them are fun. Their lineup is not finalized, so they will add more shows! Schoodic Arts FestivalHammond Hall Winter Harbor, ME, .
International Homecoming Festival
Find fireworks, street dance, chocolate fests, outdoor movies, BBQs, car shows. The list of events is massive. International Homecoming FestivalAll over Calais, ME, .
Wings Over Wiscasset
Wow this one ends with fireworks! During the day you’ll find historical events, hands on activities with planes, pilots and even a car parade 9am. Wings Over Wiscasset Wiscasset, ME, .
Topsham Fair
This festival features a demolition derby, fireworks, and something called ‘Mad Science Fire & Ice Show’ . Sounds worth checking out. Topsham FairTopsham Fairgrounds, Fairgrounds Rd Topsham, ME, .
Northeast Kingdom Music Festival
This is 2 days of music in an outdoor setting. If there’s anything else going on, they don’t say. Northeast Kingdom Music FestivalChilly Ranch East Albany, VT, .
Stellafane Astronomy Convention
This astronomy convention is the biggest of the stargazing events this week, but also the furthest from Boston. You’ll find keynotes, stargazing and lots of friendly people. Stellafane Astronomy ConventionBreezy Hill Springfield, VT, .
Stowe Antique and Classic Car Meet
This car show will have antique vehicles, and also valve cover racing. You build them, and they’ll race them! Stowe Antique and Classic Car MeetNichols Field, Route 100 Stowe, VT, .
Antique Tractor Day – Billings Farm & Museum
It’s all about tractors made between 1930 and 1960. Wagon rides, a parade and displays. 10am Parade at 1pm. Antique Tractor Day - Billings Farm & MuseumBillings Farm & Museum, Route 12 & River Road Woodstock, VT, .
Summer Art in the Park Festival
Another art show, where vendors will show their good stuff. There will be music, and games for kids too. Summer Art in the Park FestivalMain Street Park, Routes 4 & 7 Rutland, VT, .
Music on the Green
Bring your own food and have a picnic, while ‘The Blue Flames’ steel drum band performs at the Weston Green. 5-7pm. Music on the GreenWeston Green Weston, VT, .
Phlox Festival
Enjoy garden tours, cutflower displays and Phlox in bloom, all at this 1940’s nursery and greenhouse. Phlox FestivalPerennial Pleasures Nursery East Hardwick, VT, .
Vermont Festival of the Arts
This one has more than 100 quality art events. find walks, interactive displays, music and more. Vermont Festival of the ArtsVarious Locations Waitsfield, VT, .
Addison Country Fair & Field Days
You can’t go wrong with a demolition derby. But hey, they also have animal exhibits, food, a parade and tractor pulls! Addison Country Fair & Field Days New Haven, VT, .
Outdoor Theatre
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Longfellow House Family SundaysCambridge, MA

Times vary, but they usually start at noon.
Longfellow House, 105 Brattle St, 617-876-4491. more
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Salsa in the ParkBoston, MA

Mon 6pm.
Blackstone Community Center more
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Free outdoor folk dancingLexington, MA

Tues: Copley Square 7:30-9:30pm; Sat: 8-10pm Harvard Square. Sat 7/13 Depot Square 7-9pm and Sun 8/4 2-4pm.
Various more
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Sunday Parkland GamesCambridge, MA

3:30-6pm.
The parklands along Memorial Drive near the Weeks Footbridge more
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Charles River Conservancy Parkland GamesAllston, MA

3:30pm.
Memorial Drive at JFK Street more
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Jacob’s Pillow “Inside/Out” PerformancesBecket, MA

Outdoor performances by emerging and established dance companies in an open amphitheatre. 6:15pm.
358 George Carter Rd, 413-243-0745. more
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Plays in the Park (for kids)Boston, MA

11:45am and 1:30pm.
Georges Island, 617-223-8666. more
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Free outdoor folk dancingBoston, MA

7:30pm.
Copley Square more
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Burlington Children’s ShowsBurlington, MA

Mondays 6:30pm on town common, Thursdays 1pm at Simonds Park.
Various, 781-270-1695. more
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Fort Independence Twilight Skyline ViewingBoston, MA

Stroll through this old fort and enjoy the sunset and twilight. Thursdays 7pm-dusk.
Castle Island, 781-575-0354. more
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Waterfront Performing Arts SeriesBoston, MA

Tues 6-9:30pm.
Christopher Columbus Park, 105 Atlantic Ave, 617-635-3911. more
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Theater on the Green & Family Concerts @ ReadingReading, MA

Kids theatre Wed, 3-4pm.
Bandstand at Memorial Park, 781-942-9075. more
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OrpheusNewburyport, MA

2013:Sat, Sun 4pm.
Maudslay State Park, Curzon Mill Rd., 978-465-2572. more
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Shakespeare at Lynn Woods: Much Ado About NothingLynn, MA

Sat&Sun 1pm, plus Sat 4pm.
Lynn Woods Pennybrook Entrance, Walnut Street more
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Summer Children’s ShowsNorth Andover, MA

Tues&Thurs 10am.
Town Common more
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Outdoor Stage for Families & ChildrenVineyard Haven, MA

5pm. Henry IV. $20, $10 for children. They also have a “Main Stage” indoors.
Tisbury Amphitheater, State Road, 508-693-6450. more
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Worcester Shakespeare FestivalWorcester, MA

Thurs-Fri-Sat 8pm, Sun 2pm.
Memorical Grove Amphitheatre, Green Hill Park more
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Shakespeare Under the StarsAmherst, MA

7pm. Much Ado About Nothing 7/31-8/11, Complete Works of Shakespeware (Abridged) 8/14-8/25, HSC Young Company’s Much Ado About Nothing 7/19-7/21. Fantastic venue with mountain skyline, but wear long sleeves and long pants due to mosquitos.
The Renaissance Center, 650 East Pleasant St more
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A Midsummer Night’s Dream on Cape CodOrleans, MA

7:30pm.
Paraclete House, Rock Harbor, 508-240-2400. more
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A Midsummer Night’s DreamLenox, MA

No time listed.
2 Plunkett Street more
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Taliesin at Springside ParkPittsfield, MA

8pm. Free Family-Friendly Outdoor Theatre Performance.
Springside Park, 874 North Street, 413-499-9348. more
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Summer Theatre Festival at Waveny ParkCanaan, CT

Different plays, all under an open air tent theatre. This year: South Pacific, Grease, The Little Mermaid, The Cat in the Hat and Pinkalicious! Call for exact dates/performances. Outdoors. Mostly 8pm, but some daytimes too.
Waveny Park, 203-966-4634. more
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Fireworks at Ocean Beach ParkNew London, CT

Different times.
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Shakespeare on the Shoreline: Much Ado About NothingGuilford, CT

7:30pm.
Guilford Green, 203-453-3890. more
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Shakespeare on the Green: All’s Well that Ends WellRidgefield, CT

Green Expo at 12pm then outdoor show at 2pm. One day only.
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Family CampfiresFranklin, CT

7pm.
Blue Slope, 138 Blue Hill Road, 860-642-6413. more
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Putnam’s RiverfirePutnam, CT

Sunset.
Rotary Park more
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Fireworks In The SquareOld Orchard Beach, ME

Thursdays 9:45pm approx.
The Pier, 2 Old Orchard St more
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Shakespeare in the ParkKennebunk, ME

Thursdays-Fridays 7pm, Saturdays 2 and 7pm.
Lafayette Park, Storer St, 646-360-3260. more
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Prescott Park Arts FestivalPortsmouth, NH

Thur/Sun 7:00 pm, Fri/SaT 8:00 pm & matinee shows.
Prescot Park, Marcy St at Mechanic St, 603-436-2848. more
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Theatre Under the StarsHaverhill, NH

All shows 6pm. Mon: Newbury, VT (Town Common, Chapel St.), Tue: Bethlehem, NH (Town Gazebo, Prospect Rd.), Wed: Manchester (Jewish Federation, 698 Beech St.), Thurs: Plymouth (Amphitheatre: 28 Greene St.), Fri/Sat: Waterville Valley (Gazebo Hill, Town Square), Sun: Littleton, NH (Farmers Market, 60 Riverglen Lane).
Various near Haverhill, NH more
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WaterfireProvidence, RI

This is an spectacular water and fire event that lights up three rivers in Rhode Island (2/31 event is a bit smaller than the usual). shortly after sunset.
Providence Place, 401 751-1221. more
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Shakespeare in the ParkWesterly, RI

8-10pm.
Wilcox Park, 401-596-7909. more more
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One-act WednesdaysNewport, RI

Shakespeare’s “The Comedy of Errors”, performed in the lawn of Newport Art Museum. BYO Picnic basket. Wednesdays 6 pm (if it rains, it moves indoors).
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Shakespeare in the ParkBurlington, MA

2013:Thrus, Fri, Sat 6pm, matinee Sat 2pm. Sun 4pm. 8/15 Knight Point State Park, North Hero, VT. Adults-$25 / Seniors-$22 Children under 12 free!
Oakledge Park, 802-372-8400. more
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Outdoor Movies
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Screen on the GreenCambridge, MA

Performance at 7pm, then movie.
Various parks, 617-349-6200. more
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Al Fresco Family Ocean MoviesCambridge, MA

7:30pm.
Harvard Square, Palmer Street more
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WBZ Free Friday FlicksBoston, MA

sunset.
Various Locations, 617-787-7200. more
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Summer in the City at the Boston Harbor HotelBoston, MA

Dusk.
70 Rowes Wharf, 617-439-7000. more
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Burlington Movies on the CommonBurlington, MA

Dusk.
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Movie Nights at the BeachRevere, MA

Thursdays (except 7/19), DJ 6 pm, movies at dusk.
Revere Beach, 781-286-8190. more
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Movies in the ParksAll over

Sunset.
Various Parks more more
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Magic 106.7 Family Film FestivalBoston, MA

Just after sunset.
South garden at the Prudential Center more
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City of Somerville Annual Movie SeriesSomerville, MA

Just after sunset.
Various locations, 617-666-3311. more
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Christopher Columbus Park Sunday Night MoviesBoston, MA

7/14-8/18 sundays at dusk.
Christopher Columbus Park, North End, 718-639-6002. more
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Family Night & Outdoor MovieWoburn, MA

Dusk.
Library Park more
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Mayor Menino’s Movie NightBoston, MA

Activities 7pm, movie starts 8pm.
Various parks, 617-635-4505. more
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Summer in the City MoviesCambridge, MA

7pm performance, then movie.
Various more
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Free Movie Nights – MelroseMelrose, MA

6pm. Oh wait, it’s free but indoors.
Melrose Memorial Hall more
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Ice Cream Social and Movie NightMedway, MA

6:30pm.
Medway Senior Center, 76 Oakland Street more
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Sand Jam & Family Movie NightsFairfield, CT

Dance 6:30, movies begin at dark (8:30 approx.).
Jennings Beach more
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Beach Blanket Movie at SunsetNew London, CT

Sunset.
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Summer Outdoor MoviesNorwalk, CT

6pm.
Shady Beach more
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Family Movie and Picnic NightsGreenwich, CT

6:30pm.
Bendheim Western Greenwich Civic Center, 203-622-7814, 203-622-6472. more
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Summer Concerts on the CommonNorwood, MA

7-9pm rain or shine.
Town Common more
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Movies in the ParkWolfeboro, NH

Dusk (rain date is Saturday).
Foss Field (On Soccer Field by Back Bay) more
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Movies in Prescott ParkPortsmouth, NH

dusk.
Prescott Park more
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Movies on the GreenNorth Conway, NH

7pm.
Settlers Green Outlet, Rt 16, 603-356-7031 x10. more more
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Monday Night Movies on the BeachHampton Beach, NH

dusk, dates to be confirmed.
near the playground more
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Dive-In MovieNashua, NH

8pm.
Centennial Pool / Crown Hill Pool more
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Waterfront Movie SeriesNewburyport, MA

8pm, with 8/28 as a rain date.
more
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Movies in the ParkGardner, MA

8pm. Rain date 7 days after.
Monument park, 978-632-1900. more
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Movies on the Roof DeckNewport, RI

8:30pm.
Vanderbilt Grace Hotel, 41 Mary St more
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Movies on the BlockProvidence, RI

Thursdays at dusk.
Westminster St at Union St more
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Newport FilmNewport, RI

Various Times.
more
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Movies on the beachWesterly, RI

Tuesdays 8:30pm.
Atlantic Beach Park, 401-596-7761 or 401-348-2597. more more
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Movies on the RockNewport, RI

at dusk.
more
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Movies at Hingham ShipyardHingham, MA

7pm.
Hingham Shipyard more
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Movies with the StarsMansfield, MA

Times vary, check town website.
South Common more
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Movies in the ParkMarion, MA

Times vary between 7:45 and 8:45.
Island Wharf more
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Film Screenings at MVMEdgartown, MA

7:30pm.
MV Film Center, 79 Beach Road, Vineyard Haven, 508-627-4441. more
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Ben & Jerry’s Summer Movie FestivalWaterbury, VT

dusk.
1281 Waterbury-Stowe Rd, 802-862-9620. more
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Splash TheaterKillington, VT

7pm.
Johnson Recreation Center Pool more
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Cornfield Mazes
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Fort Hill Farms Corn Maze AdventureThompson, CT

8/9-10/31 11am-9pm daily. Last ticket sold 7:30pm, BYO flashlights for night time hunts!
, 860-923-3439. more
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Davis MegaMaze Halloween Fright NightsSterling, MA

8/8-11/10 (weather permitting) Thurs-Sun. My favorite corn field maze is across the street from a big petting zoo with hayrides, go carts, and apple picking. It’s the best!! They have night mazes with telescopes and Halloween nights with monsters!
145 Redstone Hill, 978-422-8888. more
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Corn Maze at Hanson’s FarmFramingham, MA

Open 9:00am- 6:00pm 7 Days a week from July to November.
20 Nixon Rd, 508.877.3058. more
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Lyman Orchards Corn MazeMiddlefield, CT

Every day SUNFLOWER maze! 7/27-8/25. 8-5pm.
Routes 147 & 157, 860-349-6015. more
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Beech Hill Farm & Ice Cream StandHopkinton, NH

Daily 11am-dusk. 8/1-10/31. No nights.
107 Beech Hill Road, 603-223-0828. more
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The Great Vermont Corn MazeDanville, VT

2013:Everyday in Aug 10-5pm,Sept-Oct 20 Mon-Fri 10am-4pm, Sat-Sun 10am-5pm. Haunted nightsOct 4,5,11,12, starting 7:30pm.
1404 Wheelock Road, 802-748-1399. more
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Outdoor Music
 Outdoor Music – click map above to set region Mon 8/5 Tue 8/6 Wed 8/7 Thu 8/8 Fri 8/9 Sat 8/10 Sun 8/11 Mon 8/12
Central Square Music in the SquareCambridge, MA

5-7pm Each event will feature theatrical and comic interludes from the Central Square Theater and ImprovBoston, and local DJ’s from the Middlesex.
Jill Brown-Rhone Park, 900 Main St, (617) 864-3211. more
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Downtown Boston Brass strolling musiciansBoston, MA

12-2pm.
Downtown Crossing more
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Club Passim Summer Concert SeriesCambridge, MA

12-1pm.
47 Palmer St. more
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Downtown Crossing Block PartiesBoston, MA

5-8pm.
Downtown Crossing more
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WODS Summer Concert SeriesBoston, MA

7pm.
Hatch Shell, Esplanade more
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Summer Music Series in Norman Leventhal ParkBoston, MA

12-2pm.
Post Office Square, 617-482-2139. more
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Kendall Square Concert SeriesCambridge, MA

Thursdays at noon except 7/16, 8/6, 8/27 4:30 p.
300 Athenaeum Street, 617 577-7354. more
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Winthrop Summer ConcertsWinthrop, MA

7:30pm.
Ingleside Park, 617-846-8243. more
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Concerts in the Courtyard at Boston Public LibraryBoston, MA

Fridays 12:30pm.
Central Library in Copley Square, 617-536-5400. more
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Special Live Concerts at Boston Harbor HotelBoston, MA

Mondays to Thursdays: 6-10pm, Fridays 4:30pm.
Rowes Wharf, Boston Harbor Hotel more
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Burlington Summer ConcertsBurlington, MA

Tuesdays 6:30pm.
Town Common more
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Summer Concerts at The Greenway SessionsBoston, MA

noon & 6 pm, varies. Check schedule for more info.
Various locations more
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MFA Concerts in the CourtyardBoston, MA

7:30pm.
Museum of Fine Arts, 617-369-3189. more
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Summer Music and Movies SeriesJamaica Plain, MA

6pm. except 7/28, 7:30 August location: Allerton Overlook, Olmsted Park, Brookline.
Pinebank, Jamaica Pond more
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Heritage Festivals / Dancing in the ParkNewton, MA

Sun 7-8:30pm, Wed 6:15-8pm dancing, music.
Various more
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Emerald Necklace Conservancy Summer SundaysJamaica Plain, MA

6pm except 7/28 7:30pm.
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In Tune with MedfordMedford, MA

Tuesday 5:30pm.
City Hall Plaza, 781-396-5500. more
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Wright’s Pond Family ConcertsMedford, MA

Tuesdays 5:30pm.
Wright’s Pond more
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Wrights Pond Family ConcertsMedford, MA

Tuesdays 5:30pm.
Wrights Pond more
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Summer Concert Series at CantonCanton, MA

Wed 6:30pm.
Canton High School, 781-821-5030. more
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Brookline Summer Concert SeriesBrookline, MA

6pm.
Emerson Park more
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Tito Puente Latin Music SeriesBoston, MA

7pm.
Various locations more more
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Gardner Museum Nights / After HoursBoston, MA

5pm.
280 The Fenway, 617-566-1401. more
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Zumix ConcertsBoston, MA

Piers Park 6pm, except 9/1: 3pm.
Piers Park or Bremen St. Park more
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Sunday Concert Series at RevereRevere, MA

6pm.
American Legion lawn, 281 Broadway more
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Landmarks Orchestra Summer ConcertsBoston, MA

7pm.
At the Hatch Shell more
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Arts on the Arcade Concert SeriesBoston, MA

July 24 – August 28 Wednesdays 7pm.
City Hall Plaza more
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Mayor Menino’s Wednesday Night ConcertsBoston, MA

7pm.
City Hall Plaza more
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Outdoor Concert at the Sampas PavillionLowell, MA

Mondays 7pm.
Sampas Pavilion more
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Summer Concerts on the Common at BillericaBillerica, MA

7pm except 7/4: 10-2:00 hot dogs, music & activities. 8/6: 6pm icecream social.
Town Common, 978-671-0921. more
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Summer Band Concerts & Children’s ShowsNorth Andover, MA

6pm.
Town Common more
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Music at the Manse Concert SeriesConcord, MA

2pm.
The Old Manse, 269 Monument Street, 978-369-3909. more
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Hudson Summer Concerts – Wood ParkHudson, MA

Wednesdays 6:30pm.
Wood Park, Park Street more
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Acton NARA Park Concerts & TheatreActon, MA

Various times & events.
Nara Park, 25 Ledge Rock Way more
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Sundays in Coggshall ParkFitchburg, MA

Sundays 2pm.
Coggshall Park, 978/345-9550. more
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Hopkinton Concerts on the CommonHopkinton, MA

5pm.
Town Common more
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Concerts on the Common, FraminghamFramingham, MA

6:30pm.
Village Green at Framingham Center, 508-532-5960 ask for “Building Services”-. more
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Summer Concerts on the Common, NorwoodNorwood, MA

7pm.
Town Common, Washington St & Nahatan St more
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Lexington Bicentennial Band Summer Concert SeriesLexington, MA

7:15pm.
Hastings Park Bandstand, Worthen Road at Old Mass Ave, 781-862-0500 x707. more
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Wellesley’s Free Concert SeriesWellesley, MA

7pm.
Town Hall Green more
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Summer Concerts at WellesleyWellesley, MA

7pm.
Town Hall Green, 781-235-2370. more
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Dover Summer Concert SeriesDover, MA

7pm.
Dover Town Common more
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Summer Concert Series at SudburySudbury, MA

2013:7pm.
Haskell Field, 979-639-2356. more
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Concerts on the CommonFitchburg, MA

6-8pm.
Upper Common more
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Art in the Parks, NeedhamNeedham, MA

Thursdays at 7pm Rain location: Needham High School.
Memorial Park, 781-455-7521. more
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Hudson Summer Concerts – Cellucci ParkHudson, MA

Thursdays 12pm.
Cellucci Park, 37 South Street more
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Summer Concert SeriesLexington, MA

Fridays 6:30pm.
Lexington Visitors Center, 1875 Massachusetts Ave., 781-862-2480-. more
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Concerts on the Common at BedfordBedford, MA

2-3pm.
Town Common more
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Berklee Summer Series at Derby SquareSalem, MA

5-7pm.
Derby Square more
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Summer Concert Series, ManchesterManchester, MA

6pm.
more
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Lowell Summer Music SeriesLowell, MA

7:30pm.
Boarding House Park more
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Concerts on the CommonBeverly, MA

6-8pm.
Beverly Common more
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Summer Beach ConcertsLynn, MA

6-8pm except 7/3: 7-9pm.
Red Rock Park on the beach at Lynn Shore Drive. more
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SurfSide Live! with FireworksSalisbury, MA

7:30pm.
Salisbury Beach Center, 3 Broadway Street more
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Topsfield Concerts on the CommonTopsfield, MA

Sundays 4-6pm.
Town Common more
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Summer Concert Series at DanversDanvers, MA

6pm.
Danvers Rotary Pavilion, 978-777-0001 x3094. more
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North Reading Concert/BBQ SeriesNorth Reading, MA

BBQ 5pm, kids act 5:15pm, music 6:15pm. $3.
Ipswich River Park more
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Castle Hill Summer Picnic ConcertsIpswich, MA

Picnicking at 5pm, then concert 7-9pm. Not free.
Castle Hill, 978-356-4351 x4015. more
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Summer Concert Series at PeabodyPeabody, MA

6-8pm. Mayor’s office, not recreation.
Leather City Common, Lowell St, 978-538-5702. more
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Sundown Concerts at Fruitland MuseumsHarvard, MA

7:15pm.
102 Prospect Hill Road, 978-456-3924. more
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Concerts in the ParksGardner, MA

6pm.
Monument Park more
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Cafe Olio Acoustic Nights Music SeriesPlymouth, MA

Thursdays 6-8pm.
Cafe Olio, 508-209-2000. more
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East Braintree Summer ConcertsBraintree, MA

Tuesdays 6-8pm. If rain, Wed.
Sunset Lake Gazebo, 781-794-8901. more
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Summer Concert Series at Sunset LakeBraintree, MA

6pm.
Sunset Lake’s gazebo bandstand more
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Wednesday Night ConcertsPlymouth, MA

Wed 6:30-9:30pm.
Pilgrim Memorial Park, Water Street more
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Summer Concert Series at Soule HomesteadMiddleboro, MA

Not free.Shows start at 6pm. Rain or shine (if it rains they’ll go inside).
46 Soule Street more
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The Summer of BrewsterPlymouth, MA

6pm.
Hedge House Lawn more
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Concerts on the Plymouth WaterfrontPlymouth, MA

2013:6:30pm.
Pilgrim Memorial Park more
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Avon Town Gazebo ConcertsAvon, MA

Wednesdays, 7:00-8:30pm.
Town Common, 508-559-9461, 508-586-6580. more
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Summer Concerts at WeymouthWeymouth, MA

July,6:30pm. August, 8pm.
Ralph Talbot Amphitheatre, next to Town Hall more
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Mayor’s Summer Concert Series at BrocktonBrockton, MA

4pm.
35 Christy’s Place, Recreation 508-580-7860. more
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Music at Hingham ShipyardHingham, MA

7pm.
Hingham Shipyard more
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Scituate Harbor Music ConcertScituate, MA

5-7pm.
Cole Parkway at the Morris Bandstand more
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Summer Concert Series at DartmouthDartmouth, MA

6:30-8:30pm. $5.
Apponagansett Park more
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Foxboro Jaycees ConcertsFoxboro, MA

7-9pm.
Foxboro Common more
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Westport Rivers Winery Concert SeriesWestport, MA

6pm.
417 Hixbridge Rd, 508-636-3423. more
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Musical Mondays at FeatherstoneMartha’s Vinyard, MA

6:30pm.
Featherstone more
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Summer Concerts at Children’s BeachNantucket, MA

6-7:30pm.
Children’s Beach more
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Lakeside Concert SeriesSharon, MA

Wed 7pm, Sun 3pm.
Memorial Park Beach Bandstand, Lake Massapoag, 781-784-1530. more
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Hopedale Summer Band Concert SeriesHopedale, MA

7pm.
, 508-473-8439. more
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Out to Lunch Summer Concert Series & Farmers MarketWorcester, MA

Thursdays 11-2pm.
Worcester Common, 508-799-1400 x3. more
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Family Night at the BandstandMilford, MA

6:30pm.
Milford Town Park, Congress St at Walnut Street, 508-478-5924. more
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ABMI Concerts on the GrassBellingham, MA

2013:7-9pm. 7/31, 8/7, 8/13 at Mendon Town Beach.
Bellingham Town Common more
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ABMI Concerts on the GrassMendon, MA

Wed 7pm, 7/31-8/14 6:30pm at Mendon town beach.
Bellingham town common more
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Sterling Summer ConcertsSterling, MA

Mon&Wed 6-8pm.
Memorial Park more
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Alternatives’ Summer Concert SeriesWhitinsville, MA

Thursdays 6:00pm.
Alternatives’ Whitin Mill Plaza, 50 Douglas Road, 508-266-6502. more
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Wed Eves at the West Brookfield BandstandWest Brookfield, MA

Wednesdays 7/10-8/7.
West Brookfield Bandstand, 774-200-3638. more
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Summer Concert SeriesNorthborough, MA

Thursdays 6-8pm.
Ellsworth-McAfee Park, Rt. 135 more
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Elm Park Summer Concert SeriesWorcester, MA

Thursdays 6:30pm.
Elm Park, Highland Street at Park Avenue more
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Summer Sounds Concert SeriesWestfield, MA

2013:6-8pm.
Stanley Park’s Beveridge Pavilion Annex, 413-572-1260. more
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Family Concert Series at West SpringfieldWest Springfield, MA

7-8:30pm, except 7/4.
Various more
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Sunday Night Concerts at WestfieldWestfield, MA

6-8pm except 7/7.
Stanley Park more
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Musical Moments In Amelia’s GardenWestfield, MA

Tuesdays 6:30pm.
21 South Broad Street more
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Easthampton Arts in the ParkEasthampton, MA

Fridays 6:30-8pm.
Millside Park, 2 Ferry St more
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Wednesday Evening ConcertsWestfield, MA

6pm.
Beveridge Pavilion Annex, 413-568-9312 x100. more
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Positively Holyoke Summer Concert SeriesHolyoke, MA

6-8pm.
Holyoke Heritage State Park, 221 Appleton St more
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Stearns Square Concert SeriesSpringfield, MA

6pm, more dates TBA.
Stearns Square, 413-781-1591. more
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Coop Concerts & Sundays in the ParkGreenfield, MA

6-8pm.
Greenfield Energy Park, 413-774-9949. more
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Concerts at Windsor LakeNorth Adams, MA

6:30pm.Rain cancells.
Windsor Lake, 413-664-6180. more
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Concerts at the ClarkWilliamstown, MA

Various times.
225 South St., 413-458-2303. more
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Summer Concert Series at South HadleySouth Hadley, MA

Thursdays 6:30pm.
Town Common more
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Look Park ConcertsFlorence, MA

Tuesdays kids performances at 10am.
Pines Theater, Look Park, 413-584-5457. more
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Great Barrington BandstandGreat Barrington, MA

Fridays 5:30-7pm.And 8/31: 10am and 2pm.
more
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Chesterfest Americana Music SeriesStockbridge, MA

5pm-7pm.
Chesterwood, 4 Williamsville Road, 413-298-3579. more
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Summer of Love ConcertsOnset, MA

Wednesdays 6:30pm.
Onset Bandshell more
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Concerts on the Lawn at the LibraryBourne, MA

7pm.
19 Sandwich Rd, 508-759-0644. more
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Summer Concert Series – OstervilleOsterville, MA

Between 6 and 7pm.
Library Lawn more
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Concerts in the Park at Buzzards BayBuzzards Bay, MA

6:30-8:30pm.
Buzzards Bay Park at the Gazebo more
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Arts Foundation & Yarmouth Chamber of Commerce Concert SeriesWest Yarmouth, MA

6-7:30pm.
Bandstand at Parkers River Beach on South Shore Drive, 508.778.1008. more
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Sunset Music SeriesNewport, RI

Different times, venues and $.
more
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Music for a Summer NightWarwick, RI

6:30pm.
Warwick City Hall, 3275 Post Road more
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North Kingstown Concert SeriesNorth Kingstown, RI

Tuesdays 7pm, Thursdays 6:30pm.
Various more
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Downtown Sundown SeriesProvidence, RI

7pm (Except 6/22 4pm).
Roger Williams Natl Memorial, 282 North Main St more
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Summer Concert at Rose Larisa ParkEast Providence, RI

Thursdays 6pm.
Rose Larisa Park, Bullocks Point Avenue, 401-435-7511. more
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Concerts Under the ElmsProvidence, RI

6:30, $10.
more
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Free Summer Concert SeriesLincoln, RI

6pm.
Chase Farm, 667 Great Rd more
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Family Night Concert SeriesNewport, RI

6pm.
Easton’s Beach, 401-845-5810. more
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Watch Hill Summer Concert SeriesWesterly, RI

Tuesdays 6pm (8/27 rain date).
Village Green, 401-596-7909. more
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Summer Concerts at the GazeboNarragansett, RI

Fridays at 6pm.
Gazebo more
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Summer Concert SeriesJamestown, RI

6:30-8pm.
Memorial Square, 401-423-7260. more
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Conventry Summer Night Concert SeriesCoventry, RI

6pm.
Paine Field, 1277 Main St more
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Blues on the Beach & Monday Night JamsWesterly, RI

6pm.
Westerly Town Beach, 365 Atlantic Avenue more more
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Summer Concert Series at Warwick, RIWarwick, RI

6:30-8pm.
Various parks, 401-738-2000 x6504. more
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South County Commons Outdoor Summer Concert SeriesSouth Kingstown, RI

6-8pm.
more
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Music All Around Town at Cranston, RICranston, RI

6:30pm.
William Hall Library, 1825 Broad St more
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Slater Park Concert SeriesPawtucket, RI

Thu 6-7:30pm.
Slater Park more
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New Haven Jazz FestivalNew Haven, CT

8/12-8/18 various times.
New Haven Green, jazzhaven@gmail.com. more
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Ocean Beach Park Music SeriesNew London, CT

Variety of cruise nights, magic, live music.
Ocean Beach Park more
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Music on the GreenSouthington, CT

7pm.
Downtown Southington more
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Summer Concerts at the Sherman Green GazeboFairfield, CT

Opening 3:00pm – July/Aug 7pm – Aug15-Aug29 6:30pm.
Sherman Green Gazebo more
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Music Under the StarsShelton, CT

No times on the website, whadya know.
Gazebo, Huntington Green, 203-331-4120. more
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Summer Concert Series at Southbury, CTSouthbury, CT

begin between 5 and 7pm.
Various more
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West Haven Summer ConcertsWest Haven, CT

Fridays 7-9pm.
Old Grove Park / West Haven Green more
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City Center Concerts on the GreenDanbury, CT

7pm.
CityCenter more
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Concerts in the ParkThompson, CT

7pm.
Riverside Park more
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Manchster Bandshell SeriesManchester, CT

7pm.
more
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Music Under the StarsNorth Haven, CT

7pm.
Town Green more
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Summer Concerts at TrumbullTrumbull, CT

7pm.
Town Hall Gazebo more
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Summer Concert Series at TorringtonTorrington, CT

7pm.
Coe Memorial Park, Civic Center, 860-489-2274. more
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Summer SoundWaves Concert SeriesGroton, CT

6pm.
Esker Point Beach more
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Summer Nights by Harbor Lights Concert SeriesMilford, CT

7pm.
Rotary Pavilion at Fowler Field, 203-878-0681. more
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Summer Concerts in the Park at Simsbury, CTSimsbury, CT

July 4 ice cream social & concert 6pm. Otherwise 7:30pm.
Simsbury Meadows Performing Arts Center on Ironhorse Boulevard more
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Summer Concert Series at Stafford, CTStafford Springs, CT

7:30 & 8pm.
Performing Arts Center at Simsbury Meadows more
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Summer Concert Series at ThomastonThomaston, CT

7pm.
Seth Thomas Park, South Main St more
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Norwalk Parks Concert ScheduleNorwalk, CT

Varios times, check schedule.
Calf Pasture Beach, 203-854-7806. more
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Branford Jazz on the Green SeriesBranford, CT

6:30pm.
Branford Town Green more
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Summer Concert Series at Unionville, CTUnionville, CT

7pm.
Alice Clover Pinney Park, School St more
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Summer Concert at Dickinson ParkNewtown, CT

6:30pm.
Dickinson Memorial Park more
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Summer Concert SeriesRocky Hill, CT

6:30pm.
Veterans Memorial Amphitheater, Elm Ridge Park, 860-258-2772. more
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Summer Music FestivalNew Britain, CT

7pm.
Walnut Hill Park, Darius Miller Memorial Band Shell more
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Levitt PavilionWestport, CT

7:00pm.
40 Jesup Road more
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Summer Concert Series at BristolBristol, CT

7pm.
Rockwell Park more
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Concerts on the GreenMadison, CT

Various times.
more
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Thursdays on the DockEssex, CT

thursday 5:30-7:30pm.
Connecticut River Museum more
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Summer Music SundaysMystic, CT

Sundays 5pm.
more
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Summer SoundsMiddletown, CT

7:00 pm.
Union Park, South Green, 860-343-6620. more
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Twilight TunesWallingford, CT

Wed 7-8:30pm.
Wallingford Parade Grounds more
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Summer Concert Series at Greenwich, CTGreenwich, CT

7:15pm except 7/28/, 8/25 7:00pm.
Roger Sherman Baldwin Park, 203-861-6100. more
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Concert on the Green at Windsor, CTWindsor, CT

7-9pm.
Town Green more
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NewAlliance Bank Concert SeriesClinton, CT

6:30pm.
Pierson School, Route 1., (860) 669-3889. more
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Sounds of SummerEast Hartford, CT

Thursdays 6pm.
Town Green, 1047 Main St more
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Dixieland Jazz Band Concerts on the SoundGreenwich, CT

Departs dock at 4pm, returns 6pm.
Island Beach Ferry more
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“Alive on the River” Concert SeriesWiscasset, ME

Thursdays 6pm.
Town Common, 207-882-8230. more
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Waterfront ConcertsBangor, ME

7/21-9/14. 5:30pm Lowest ticket price I found was $26.75. Most were $30-$80.
Bangor Waterfront Pavilion more
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Kennebunk Weekly Concerts in the ParkKennebunk, ME

6:30pm.
Lafayette Park, Storer St. more
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Summer Concerts at Norcross PointWinthrop, ME

2-4pm.
Off Bowdoin/Memorial more
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Yarmouth Summer Art SeriesYarmouth, ME

Various times.
Royal River Park more
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Summer Concert Series at Wells Harbor ParkWells, ME

6:30pm.
Wells Harbor Park more
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Poland Spring Annual Summer Concert SeriesPoland Spring, ME

7:00pm.
37 Preservation Way more
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Mill Creek Park Summer ConcertsSouth Portland, ME

6:30pm.
Mill Creek Park, 207-767-7650. more
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York Beach Concert SeriesYork, ME

7-9pm.
Ellis Park, York Beach, 207-363-1040. more
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Summer in the Parks ConcertsPortland, ME

Wed 7:30pm at Western Prom Park, Thu 12:30pm (thru Aug 8) at Deering Oaks Park.
Western Prom Park (mostly) more
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L.L. Bean Summer in the Park Concert SeriesFreeport, ME

Saturdays 7:30pm.
Discovery Park more
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Weekly Concerts in the ParkOld Orchard Beach, ME

Thursdays, 6:30-8pm.
Veterans Memorial Park, 207-934-0860. more
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Summer Bandstand Concert SeriesBethel, ME

4pm.
Bethel Common more
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Sunapee Harbor Concert SeriesSunapee, NH

5-7pm.
Flanders Stage, 603-763-4940 x210. more
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Keene Music FestivalKeene, NH

Various times.
more
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Concert SeriesWaterville Valley, NH

Various times.
Various more
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Merrimack Concert AssociationMerrimack, NH

6:30pm.
Abbie Griffin Park Bandstand more
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Haddad Bandstand Concerts on Sargent CommonNew London, NH

No time listed.
, 603-526-4821. more
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Concert Series on the GreenAmherst, NH

6:30pm.
Village Green more
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Gorham Summer Concert SeriesGorham, NH

6:30pm.
Gorham Common more
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Henniker Summer Concert SeriesHenniker, NH

7pm.
Bandstand, Community Park, Main St. more
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Saint-Gaudens Summer Concert SeriesCornish, NH

2pm (Except 6/22 at 6:30pm).
Little Studio, Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site more
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Gilford Community Band Concert SeriesGilford, NH

7:30pm (Except 8/24 8pm).
Gilford Village Field Weeks Bandstand more
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Talent Search Night at Canobie Lake ParkSalem, NH

Call for times.
Canobie Lake Park, 603.893.3506. more
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Bandstand ConcertsHampton Falls, NH

6:30pm.
Town Common more
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Town of Woodstock Free Concert SeriesNorth Woodstock, NH

6:30-8:30pm,except 7/4, 7-8:30pm, and 7/13: 5-7:00pm and 8-11:00pm.
Soldier’s Park, 603-745-8752. more
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Saturday Night Concerts in Alton BayAlton, NH

Saturdays 7pm (except 7/3).
Alton Bay Bandstand more
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Sunapee Harbor Concert SeriesSunapee, NH

Saturdays 5pm.
Flanders Stage, 603-763-4940. more
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Newport Town Common Concert SeriesNewport, NH

Sundays 6pm.
Town Common, 603-863-1510. more more
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River House Restaurant Concert SeriesPortsmouth, NH

7pm.
Prescot Park, Marcy St at Mechanic St, 603-436-2848. more
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Friends of Stark Park Concert SeriesManchester, NH

Various times, Sundays 2-4pm.
more
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Mondays on Lebanon CommonLebanon, NH

Thu 7:30pm. Rain location: Lebanon Senior Center.
Colburn Park more
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Concert on the Common Summer Music SeriesRochester, NH

Tue 7pm.
Rochester Common, 603-332-4120. more
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Sounds on the Souhegan Summer Concert SeriesMilford, NH

7-8:30pm. If rain, Town Hall.
Emerson Park more
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Savina Hartwell Memorial Free Summer ConcertTilton, NH

6-8:30pm.
Tilton lsland Park, 603-286-3000. more
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Cochecho Arts FestivalDover, NH

Thursdays 12pm.
Henry Law Park more
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Summer Concert SeriesHancock, NH

7-8:30pm. If rain, in church.
Gazebo, 603-525-4441. more
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Field of Dreams ConcertsSalem, NH

6:30pm.
Field of Dreams more
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Arts Jubilee at Cranmore ResortNorth Conway, NH

Thursdays 6pm.
Cranmore Ski Resort more
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Summer Concert in the Park SeriesBartlett, NH

Wednesdays 6:30pm-8pm.
more
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Summer Concert Series at MarlboroMarlboro, VT

In an auditorium. Fri, sat: 8:30pm, Sun 2:30pm.
Marlboro College more
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Enosburgh Town Band TuesdaysEnosburgh, VT

6/14-8/23 Tuesdays 7:30pm.
Lincoln park more
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Island Pond’s Friday Night LiveIsland Pond, VT

6pm.
more
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Saturdays Under the Stars – Summer Concert SeriesStratton, VT

6pm.
Stratton Mountain Ski Resort, 802-297-4FUN. more
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Sunday Concerts on the Green, DanvilleDanville, VT

Sundays 7pm.
more
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Gazebo Concerts & Music in the MeadowStowe, VT

7-8pm.
more
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Thursday Night Summer Concerts on the GreenManchester Center, VT

Not free. 7pm at Riley Center for the Arts/ 7:30pm at Arkell Pavilion.
Town Green, 802-362-2100. more
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River Road Summer Concert SeriesKillington, VT

6pm.
Sherburne Memorial Library more
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