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  • It’s Summer! Get thee to a lobster shack and dive into a lobster roll!

    Summer in New England is not complete if you haven’t bitten down into a meaty lobster roll packed with fresh-caught seafood. Below are some of our favorite places to get lobster in New England....

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  • Cosmic Origins opens to the public on July 20 at the Harvard Museum of Natural History.

    Spaceheads! Were you hunched in front of your black-and-white TV on July 20, 1969, to see the first moon walk? Many of us, whether or not we were alive 50 years to see the momentous event, are...

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  • Best Weekend Events July 19-21: Funk and Bluegrass; Clams and Midway Rides; Wine and Crafts

    Yarmouth Clam Festival 2019  on July 19-21 in Yarmouth, ME This festival on Main Street in Yarmouth is one of Maine’s summer favorites. You don’t need to like or eat clams to come and enjoy! There...

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  • Free Fun Fridays in Massachusetts – Find treasure and adventure for free on Friday, July 19

      During the summer, many cultural attractions in Massachusetts offer free admission on Fridays during the state’s Free Fun Fridays program, created to increase enrichment opportunities for...

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  • Dock & Dine — Sailors and Boaters: tie up and step ashore to a cool drink, lobster roll, or …

    Owning a boat leaves you free to explore three-quarters of the Earth’s surface, but we all need to tie up periodically for food and grog. Restaurants all along the New England seacoast and on...

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  • Festivals are fun! Here are some great ones this summer, featuring everything from art to sailing to clams

    July Grafton Food Festival in Grafton, VT, on July 13 The Grafton Inn is the epicenter for this burst of taste with food and drink samplings from 36 local vendors. Enjoy tastings, workshops, and a...

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  • Top July 4th Events in New England: Meet Bath, Maine, Heritage Days

    Bath, Maine, a fine little town where big ships are built, hosts a five-day July 4th festival — the Bath Heritage Days and Music Festival — from July 3 through 7. Locations are Waterfront Park and...

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  • Best weekend events June 28-30: Fires in the quarries, Portuguese fest, antiques, quilts, wet paint

      American Lives: Timeline of History on June 29 at Strawbery Banke Museum, Portsmouth, NH — Costumed performers portray a big cross-section of the people of American history from 1602 to 1945....

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  • June 30 — Drive Up Mount Washington Auto Road to see the sun rise!

    The Mount Washington Auto Road in Gorham, New Hampshire, opens early on three Sundays every summer, allowing guests to drive themselves to the summit of Mount Washington to see the sunrise. The...

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  • For your next New England summer adventure — discover the beauty of the New Hampshire Lakes Region

    Discover the beauty of the New Hampshire Lakes Region!! The Beach With Plenty of Off-Sand Entertainment Weirs Beach on vast Lake Winnipesaukee is an old-time beach for families and people who love...

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  • July 4 2019 in Rhode Island — Little Rhody fires up a big bang for the Fourth

    Rhode Island, the Ocean State, naturally gravitates to the water for summer celebrations, with Fourth of July among the biggest. See below a selection events in Rhode Island with more to come for...

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  • July 4 2019 in Maine — Lots of fireworks over and parties next to the sea

    Maine celebrates its beautiful waterfront (oceans, rivers lakes) places and its dynamic culture to put on Fourth of July events from the Atlantic and up into the deep woods. See below a selection...

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  • Yes, Summer’s Here! This Weekend: Blues Fest, Dog Party, Windjammers, Bands on the Beach

    Find weekend fun below or at our Events pages and Fairs & Festivals pages at VisitNewEngland.com Black-Eyed Blues Fest 2019 is June 22 at Bushnell Park, Hartford, Connecticut — This free event...

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  • July 4 2019 in Vermont — Lots of small towns make a big noise

    Vermont is a place of small towns and cities, and people who know how to make their own fun. See below a selection events in Vermont with more to come for each state of New England every day this...

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  • Star of this summer’s open house on June 30 at Highfield Hall in Falmouth, MA: Stickwork!

    Highfield Hall & Gardens is a restored 1878 Victorian mansion surrounded by 400 acres of gardens, walking trails, a Beech Tree Path, and outdoor art. On June 30 Highfield Hall hosts an open house...

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  • July 4 2019 in New Hampshire — – Fireworks, barbecue, cookouts, against a background of majestic mountains

      People of regions encompassing vast mountain and sparkling lakes in New Hampshire know how to celebrate the Fourth of July, from the weekend before to the weekend after, in fact. See below a...

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  • July 4 2019 in Connecticut — – Fireworks, barbecue, cookouts, even a boom box parade

    Fourth of July is on the horizon. What’s your idea of Independence Day fun? See below a roundup of events in Connecticut, with more to come for each state of New England every day this week. (The...

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  • Try, try, try to get to at least some of Boothbay Harbor’s Windjammer Days — June 23-29, 2019

    Windjammer Days honors Boothbay, Maine’s, maritime history with lots of fun events, as you can plainly see from these photos of previous Windjammer Days. Major events include the Gathering of the...

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  • July 4 2019 in Massachusetts — Find ALL the fun here

    Fourth of July is just around the bend. Are you a traditionalist? Want to try something new?Starting today — with Massachusetts — we will feature the July 4th Events pages for each state on...

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  • Fabulous Vermont Event coming June 28: Rockfire!!!

    One of the BEST new England summer events we’ve seen — is Rockfire! in central Vermont.  The two-day fest honors the region’s granite- and marble-quarrying history with nighttime parties of fire...

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