Festivals in Massachusetts

Renaissance Fair for Two or Four at King Richard's Faire (Up to 48% Off)

King Richard's Faire

Carver

$124 $65

Kings, queens, and jesters roam the grounds of a festival celebrating the Age of Enlightenment with food, artisan wares, and entertainment

60's Rock Revival Festival 2 at Cape Cod Fairgrounds on Saturday, August 16, at 1 p.m. (Up to 54% Off)

60's Rock Revival Festival 2

Cape Cod Fairgrounds

$43.19 $25

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Tribute acts celebrate the 50th anniversary of Beatlemania, the British Invasion, and '60s culture in a family-friendly festival

Outdoor Dog Festival for Two or Four at Pooch-A-Palooza on September 6 or 7 (Up to 45% Off)

Pooch-A-Palooza

Topsfield Fairgrounds

$20 $13

Bring your pup to this outdoor festival featuring agility competitions, a doggy spa, food and drink vendors, and bounce houses for kids

Red, White, & Brew Summerfest from Boston Event Guide on August 2 (41% Off). Three Options Available.

Red, White, & Brew Summerfest

Boston Center for The Arts

$59 $35

Wine and beer fest offers sips from around the country

Oktoberfest Visit for Two or Four at Nashoba Valley Ski Area on September 5, 6, or 7 (50% Off)

Oktoberfest

Nashoba Valley Ski Area

$10 $5

Traditional Oktoberfest features German brews, Oompah bands, Bavarian fare and entertainment, carnival rides, and Saturday night fireworks

2 or 4 Tickets to Taste of Allston Food Festival at Harvard Athletic Complex on Saturday, June 28 (Up to 52% Off)

Taste of Allston

North Allston

$60 $29

Annual festival introduces some of the city's culinary gems as 20+ restaurants mingle with live music and kid-friendly fun

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In 1995, Jeff Popkin was tired of hearing about parties only after they happened. Being a fan of parties, he did not appreciate this, and he imagined other people shared his sentiment. He started Boston Event Guide, a website that aggregates upcoming bashes in one place including some of the top booze cruises in Boston such as the Summer Party Cruise. In addition to posting events such as fashion shows at the Liberty Hotel, party cruises, and beer-and-chocolate tours, he and his staff send out a weekly newsletter that highlights top events that are ideal for company outings, birthdays, or group parties.

100 Warrenton Street
Boston,
MA
US

Originally opened in 1927, the Genesee Theatre slowly deteriorated over the course of the century until its closing in 1989. But starting in 2001, a $23 million cash infusion from the city allowed 120 volunteers to restore the theater to its Gilded Age splendor. Its elegant trappings include authentic wall fabrics, an exact replica of the original marquee, and a 2,200-pound chandelier that gently spotlights the grand lobby and every audience member passing underneath to show how everyone is a star if you really think about it.

34 Court Street
Springfield,
MA
US

Beantown Pub Crawls commemorates the joy of the holidays with a few good beers and some celebratory strolls through Boston. Bringing revelers to some of the city's most beloved watering holes, Beantown's organized crawls ensure that holidays?including Valentine's Day, Cinco de Mayo, and Christmas?can be celebrated on more than just one day. The Ugly Sweater Crawl encourages participants to don tastelessly festive threads as they help raise money for Toys for Tots, and previous events, such as Halloween's Costume Crawl, have involved significantly more outlandish duds.

148 State Street
Boston,
MA
US

For more than 15 years, the Northampton International Film Festival has been inspiring artistic development in the world's filmmakers, celebrating the art of cinema and the introspection it elicits from audiences. Each year, a panel of industry experts carefully vets thousands of submissions from around the globe, selecting only those films that communicate diverse cultural perspectives through varying visual styles and narrative modes. These documentaries, feature-length films, and shorts seek to build a bridge between seemingly disparate backgrounds and traditions with thought-provoking commentary and enriching stories. This global festival ends with a rousing awards ceremony to honor standout films and snub the assistant key grip's contributions once again, for what must seem like the 8,000,000th time in history.

274 Main St
Northampton,
Massachusetts
US

Established: Before 1950

Staff Size: 11?25 people

Pro Tip: Use our Fair Guide?which has a schedule and fairground map?to plan your activities.

Handicap Accessible: Yes

Parking: Parking lot

Most Popular Attraction/Offering: Shopping and craft demonstrations

Recommended Age Group: All Ages

Q&A with the League of NH Craftsmen's Marketing Consultant

What is one fun, unusual fact about your business?

The Annual League of NH Craftsmen?s Fair is the oldest annual crafts fair in the nation. The fair features contemporary and traditional fine crafts by over 350 League?juried craftsmen, including colorful pottery, hand-blown glass, framed wood-block prints, beautiful bowls in all sizes, decorative scarves, and the largest variety of handcrafted jewelry. It is a stunning collection of fine craftspeople who have met the League?s standards of excellence. The fair also features educational craft demonstrations so that visitors can see how fine crafts are made, and workshops so they can make their own treasure.

What special training do you or your staff have?

The craftsmen who are participating in the fair have gone through the League's rigorous jury standards for craft excellence.

Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?

The fair provides an interactive way to explore the world of craft making, including seeing pieces made from clay, wood, metal, glass, and fiber. Being able to meet the artists and learn about their techniques and inspiration for their craft is a one-of-a-kind experience.

1398 Route 103
Newbury,
NH
US

The Great Bull Run brings the thrill of Pamplona's historic event to cities across the United States. Modeled after the Running of the Bulls, this one-day event enables participants to race live bulls, keeping one step ahead of the charging animals to finally prove that toes are better for running than hooves. While the historic Pamplona event has had few serious injuries in its 102 years of existence, The Great Bull Run staff takes even more precautions to ensure runners stay smiling from beginning to end. Additionally, the bulls are given the full respect they deserve, and are not antagonized or harmed before, during, or after the run.

Following the race, runners and newcomers can gather together for a good old-fashioned food fight. Tomato Royale arms entrants with juicy fruit that they can fling at each other. Additional post-run activities include an after-party, live entertainment, and games as well as food and beverages.

236 Huntington Ave. Ste 303
Boston,
MA
US