We're giving away a pair of tickets for the opening weekend of Doubt on the 12-13th of September. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to win! Stoneham TheatreStoneham, MA, -.more
Win: The Martin & Lewis Tribute Show
Want a free pair of tickets for this classic tribute show Saturday, September 20th? Email email@example.com to win! The Regent TheatreArlington, MA, .more
Want to win your way in to a performance of Chicago, and all that jazz? We have tickets to give away for the 9/24 show! Email firstname.lastname@example.org. North Shore Music TheatreBeverly, MA, -.more
Win: King Richard's Faire
King Richard's Faire is New England's largest and longest-running Renaissance Festival. We have two pairs of tickets to give away! Email email@example.com to win and say whether you need both pairs or could win only one. Carver, MA, -.more
It's one of my favorite events on the year! Join the sing-a-long back and forth from banks of the Charles River. It's free! 5pm. Weeks footbridge, Charles RiverCambridge, MA, .more
Danehy Park Family Day
Family events usually mean 'for kids only'. This one is no exception, but at least they will have kites! Everyone loves kites. 11am. Danehy ParkCambridge, MA, .more
South End Open Studios (Boston Open Studios, United South End Artists Open Studios)
South Boston is said to be the 'best' artist community in the area. So come walk around visiting local artists in their homes and studios -- something far more personal than simply meeting vendors, and it's nice to walk around getting to know a neighborhood! It's free but of course they hope you'll buy artwork. 11am. Various LocationsBoston, MA, -.more
Ig Nobel Prize Lectures
This year's Ig Nobel Prize winners will attempt to explain what they did, and why they did it at these lectures Saturday. 1pm. MIT, Building 26, room 100Cambridge, MA, .more
Phantom Gourmet Food Festival
For $50 ($40 in advance) you can sample 100+ food favorites! I've attended and this is a good one. 12pm. Lansdowne & Ipswich StreetsBoston, MA, .more
Jamaica Plain Open Studios
An open studios is an excuse to walk around an urban community, visiting local artists at their homes or working studios, not just merchants at a mall. It's a good activity for fall because you're partly outdoors, partly indoors. 11am. Various LocationsJamaica Plain, MA, -.more
Mercedes Day at the Larz Anderson Museum
Who is this Mercedes, and why does the museum have a full day dedicated to her? Gotcha, I know it's cars! 10am. Larz Anderson MuseumBrookline, MA, .more
Hawks Over Holyoke
Catch multiple hawk demonstrations at this downtown Holyoke festival celebrating this majestic bird. Log Cabin Banquet and Meeting HouseHolyoke, MA, .more
Small towny fests with their live music, artists, and vendors can be quaint but fun, but this one adds an animal show! 10:30am. Legion Common, Route 119 at Hollis StreetGroton, MA, .more
Civil War Living History Weekend
I love re-enactments, a very creative way to learn some history, and the actors are super-passionate. See battles and wander through the military camp asking questions. Lawrence CommonLawrence, MA, -.more
Free Star Parties
Looking at the stars is free! Friendly astronomers will share their telescopes with visitors. 8pm. Moose Hill Wildlife SanctuarySharon, MA, .more
stART on the Street
They claim this is the largest arts festival in central Massachusetts. And they could be right, featuring over 250+ artists & crafters, a kid's market, and a fleet of food trucks. Cool! 11am. Park Avenue from Pleasant to Highland StreetsWorcester, MA, .more
Davis Mega Maze
It's a corn maze with a treasure hunt mission. What will you find after 8 acres of corn and almost 3 miles of fun? Davis FarmlandSterling, MA, -.more
Emily Dickinson Poetry Marathon
Talk about overachievers. These people read all of Emily Dickinson's 1,789 poems in three days. It also coincides with the Amherst Poetry Festival for even more fun! Emily Dickinson MuseumAmherst, MA, -.more
Steam and Cinders Weekend
Live-Action Role-Playing becomes much more interesting when combined with Steampunk stuff. Put on your victorian sci-fi costume and join the fun! Ashby, MA, -.more
Harvest Festival at Coggeshall Farm Museum
Time doesn't stand still and this historical harvest festival, and they promise you won't either! Coggeshall Farm Museum, Poppasquash RoadBristol, RI, -.more
Wings of Freedom Tour
Take fun to new heights as this airplane show tours New England. You can walk through a historic aircraft, go for a flight, or learn to fly! Three Wing Aviation, Igor I Sikorsky Memorial AirportBridgeport, CT, -.more
Talk Like a Pirate Day
It's Talk like a Pirate Day! You could throw a party, or just talk, game and live like a pirate for one day! All OverAll Over, , .more
Pick Your Own Apples - Where to Go
Somehow I found this list of apple picking locations in Massachusetts. My favorite? Davis Farmland. All OverAll Over, , -.more
All Star Event
Events that have 'hors d'ouvres' are good, don't you think? This one has music, dancing and also fights MS, plus it's at Fenway Park! 6pm. EMC Club in Fenway ParkBoston, MA, .more
CCTV Back Lot BBQ
This event raises money to support CCTV's Youth Media Program. There will be live music, food and a silent auction. 5:30pm. CCTV's Back LotCambridge, MA, .more
Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk
It's yet another charity walk. This time for Cancer, a good cause. It runs along the Boston Marathon route. Register ahead of time. Different times at different locations: Hopkinton - 5:30 - 7:30 a.m., Wellesley High School - 8:30 - 10:30 a.m., Boston College - 10 a.m. - 12 p.m., Dana-Farber - Check-in: 12 - 1:30 p.m. Start: 1:45 p.m. Various LocationsBoston, MA, .more
Boston Sharkfest Swim
Do you realize the words shark and swimming don't play along well? Anyways, this is more of swimming and less of sharks. 9am. Piers Park Sailing CenterBoston, MA, .more
Civil War Tour at Mount Auburn Cemetery
Stories of the Civil War will be shared as you take this tour though the cemetery. Sad, but interesting & informative. 1pm-2:30pm. Mount Auburn CemeteryCambridge, MA, .more
Moving Forward With Laughter: SAMFund Boston Comedy Night
Great comedians, plus food, drink, and a silent auction to benefit cancer research. Cool! 6pm. Hard Rock Cafe BostonBoston, MA, .more
Walk the Labyrinth at Armenian Heritage Park
GET LOST! It's the monthly labyrinth walk at the Armenian Heritage Park. Fun! 12:30pm. Armenian Heritage Park on the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy GreenwayBoston, MA, .more
Check out this photo exhibit that is all about Boston with a celebrity host and lots of giveaways! 4pm. EpicenterSouth Boston, MA, .more
Moon Dance Gala
This dance is a fundraiser for the restoration of the Esplanade. Tickets start for as 'low' as $200, and go up to $25,000. 6pm. Charles River EsplanadeBoston, MA, .more
RUN 2 the BEAT
Dress as your favorite musical icon and run to the beat of live music. You can leave your iThingy at home. 9am. Piers ParkEast Boston, MA, .more
Hit the dance floor with a helping hand and maybe win some free classes at Arthur Murray's Open House. 8:15pm. Arthur Murray Dance Studio, 20 Park Plaza, Suite 330Boston, MA, .more
Fragments of Engagement
Come see the work of Sean Thomas Foulkes in this exhibition opening Thursday. It is made up of tough but moving images and themes. Gallery 263Cambridge, MA, -.more
Explore the themes of human self-modification and the human modification of our environment at this exhibition opening on the 13th, with a reception on the 12th. Boston Cyberarts GalleryJamaica Plain, MA, -.more
Talk Like a Pirate Day
What does this historical home have to do with pirates? Find out in this fun event on Talk Like a Pirate Day! 2014; 7-9pm. Gore PlaceWaltham, MA, .more
For one day, join the movement that turns Cambridge's parking spaces into public spaces! Get to know your neighbors and meet some cool people. All OverCambridge, MA, .more
Dead Writers Showcase
Come 'meet' some dead writiers at the former home of Longfellow in this interesting literary event! 12pm-3pm. Longfellow National Historic Site, 105 Brattle St,Cambridge, MA, .more
Armenian Independence Day Festival
There are not many Armenian events in the region. Here's one that celebrates their independence and culture. Oh, and it's outdoors! 12pm. Watertown, MA, .more
The Big Tiny House Festival
Forget McMansions, these days it's all about tiny houses, and this festival will show you everything you need to know! Somerville, MA, -.more
Boloco Block Party & Mayor's Cup
Burritos and bikes on Boston City Hall Plaza. I don't really get the connection, except that both make your butt uncomfortable. Enjoy! City Hall PlazaBoston, MA, -.more
Here's an outdoor festival with craft and artisan booths, art demonstrations, live music, and more. 10am. One Merrymount ParkwayQuincy, MA, -.more
Art exhibits, live music, food. There will be activities for everyone. HarborArts is back again with beautiful art and fun! Boston Harbor Shipyard & MarinaBoston, MA, .more
Square-wide Welcome (Back) fete
Even if you're not a Harvard student, there should be plenty to see at this back to school takeover of Harvard Square! Harvard SquareCambridge, MA, .more
Free Sea Chanteys at USS Constitution
Join a rousing chorus of sea chanteys at this fun, musical event at the USS Constitution! 2pm-4pm. Charlestown Navy YardCharlestown, MA, .more
Waltham Day on the Common
Come to Waltham's Common for a dose of (not so) common fun stuff: Vendors, entertainment and food! Town CommonWaltham, MA, .more
Well this event sure has a lot going on. A petting zoo, silent auctions, local sports personalities, boating, and a BBQ! 10:30am. Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital CommunityCharlestown, MA, .more
Civil War Lawn Games Georges Island
This is a dose of outdoorsy games, OLD STYLE! Step back in time on Georges Island for some Civil War lawn games. Georges IslandBoston, MA, -.more
Indian Folk Festival & Bazaar
Check out great Indian food, dancing, music, and much more at the Indian Folk Festival and Bazaar! 12pm. Newton City HallNewton, MA, .more
Allston Village Street Fest
They will have 2 stages with live entertainment, games, food, cool vendors, and more! Did I mention it's free? 12pm. Harvard AvenueAllston, MA, .more
The Spirit Awards
Celebrate art at the heart of the community as two local artists are awarded for their works and spirit! 2014; 6:30-9pm. Cambridge, MA, .more
New England Pet Expo
Play musical chairs with your pet, see furry talent competitions, and find great deals on all your pet needs at this Pet Expo! Aleppo Shriners AuditoriumWilmington, MA, .more
They have a parade where kids up to 10 decorate their bikes and compete for prizes, followed by a whole day of family fun! Cherry & Park StreetsAshland, MA, .more
Country Harvest Fair
There will be tours of the Asa Whiting House, apple pies and lots of games for kids. 10am-4pm. The Holliston Historical SocietyHolliston, MA, .more
Bedford Day is a parade that ends at a street festival, with the usual high-school and 'community' entertainment, plus free health screenings. Various LocationsBedford, MA, .more
Framingham Food Truck Festival
Get a taste of the best food trucks around at the Framingham Food Truck Festival! 11am. Bowditch FieldFramingham, MA, .more
Wicked Half Marathon
It's a half-marathon.. and it's WICKED! Or so they say. 7am. Bentley SchoolSalem, MA, .more
Gloucester Downtown Block Party
'Artstown' and 'Kidstown' are just two parts of this huge downtown block party. Lots of food, music, and performances too! Main StreetGloucester, MA, -.more
Wear a battery powered speaker and become part of the performance at this fun event from MIT and the Peabody Essex Museum. 6pm. Peabody Essex MuseumSalem, MA, .more
The Vintage Bazaar
Live music, activities for kids, and special guests help make this more than your average outdoor bazaar. Pettengill FarmSalisbury, MA, -.more
Trails and Sails Weekend
This 'festival' is really a series of 150 independent events all over the region, like house tours, Lynn's Fallfest, and kayak, walking, and 1812 schooner sailing tours. Various LocationsAll Over, , -.more
Gloucester Downtown Block Party
This is the final installment of Gloucester's monthly block parties where everyone is invited to dance, dine... and shop. Main StreetGloucester, MA, .more
Endless Summer Waterfront Festival
Summer's about to end, and all we can do is eat until sadness goes away! Here's a great place to do just that, and there will be live music too! Nantasket Beach, Nantasket AvenueHull, MA, .more
This event is a little pricey, but if they fire some of the cannons, it will be well worth it! 9am-3pm. Battleship Cove, 5 Water St,Fall River, MA, .more
The Soule Homestead Harvest Fair and Joe Davies Folk Festival
Sheep dog demonstrations, 'trick horse show', and lots of craft demonstrations are featured in this small fest. Admission is $7. Soule HomesteadMiddleborough, MA, -.more
Hooksett Old Home Day
Magic shows and fireworks make Hooksett's Old Home Day stand out as a day full of fun! Main StreetHooksett, NH, .more
Wachusett Mountain KidFest
Reptiles, frisbee catching dogs, music, games, rides, and more? This KidFest is spot on! Wachusett Mountain Ski AreaPrinceton, MA, -.more
Skating for Hope
This is 24 hours straight of skating including your Star Wars favorites on ice! The event raises funds to fight cancer, and brings some skating celebrities too! 5pm. Hart Recreation CenterWorcester, MA, -.more
New Hampshire, VT, ME Day at Southwick's Zoo
If you live in New Hampshire, Vermont, or Maine, it's your turn to get a free BOGO admission at the largest zoo in New England! Southwick's ZooMendon, MA, .more
This event will have food, moonwalks, a robotics show, and fireworks! Probably some apples too. Various LocationsNorthborough, MA, -.more
The Big E
Whoa, it's 17 days of fun activities. The big E has parades, a super circus, live music including ZZ Top and Darius Rucker and more! West Springfield, MA, -.more
BikeFest Tour of the Valley
Forget about getting first to the finish line. Join this bike event and enjoy a scenic ride through stunning fall foliage, dairy farms, and quaint villages of the Pioneer Valley. Preregistration required. There is also a festival with demos, live music and kid's races! Dow Pavilion in Look ParkNorthampton, MA, .more
With a parade, rides, fireworks, and lots of animal exhibitis, this free fair really has it all! Town Common, Main StreetBelchertown, MA, -.more
Massachusetts Dance Festival
The Mass Dance Festival is a day full of classes followed by a gala performance so you can dance and day and night away! 9am. Rand Theater at Umass AmherstAmherst, MA, .more
This festival has many events, but the grape stomping, adult scavenger hunt, antique and classic auto show, and jazz concerts make it stand out. Various LocationsTruro, MA, -.more
Truro Treasures Grape Stomp & Music Festival
Enjoy the music while you roll up the legs of your pants and stomp grapes! Sounds like a fun event. 2pm. Truro VineyardsNorth Truro, MA, .more
Carnival rides, live entertainment, and lots of fun. Plus delicious scallops and other food, and a juried arts show. Cape Cod FairgroundsEast Falmouth, MA, -.more
Harbor to the Bay Bike Ride
Bike tours, bike tours everywhere! 3 options: Ride from Boston to Provincetown / Ride from Boston to Sagamore / Ride from Sagamore to Provincetown, and raise money for AIDS. Various LoactionsProvincetown, MA, .more
Lee Founder's Weekend
Celebrate the town of Lee with three days of food, entertainment, sales, vendors, and more! Main StreetLee, MA, -.more
What's Out There Weekend
Whoa! It's a full weekend of free access to historical sites, including along the African American Heritage Trail...plus dicounted golfing! Not to be missed. Various LocationsTyringham, MA, -.more
This fun corn maze at Moulton Farm is open for the season. Find an afternoon to get lost! Moulton FarmMeredith, NH, -.more
Massmouth Story Slam
Enjoy a fun night at this story slam, based on a poetry slam format and similar to American Idol, a story slam is a contest of words by known and undiscovered talent. 7pm. Club PassimCambridge, MA, .more
Review: Far From Heaven
Private longings and social taboos in 1950's Connecticut take the stage is this musical opening Friday. Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA, 527 Tremont St,Boston, MA, -.more
Shakespeare at Fenway
The cheap seats for this event are sold out, but with big names in acting and a one of a kind venue, check out Shakespeare at Fenway! 7:30pm. Fenway Park, Yawkey WayBoston, MA, .more
Here's a live adaptation of the movie Finding Neverland. Check it out through September at the American Repertoty Theatre! American Repertory TheatreCambridge, MA, -.more
Ig Nobel Prize Ceremony
With real Nobel laureates as guests, the Ig Nobels are the phony comic awards given to real scientists for bizarre and funny research. Not super fancy, but worth seeing if you like science. 5:40pm. Sanders TheatreCambridge, MA, .more
Martin Sherman's BENT
Check out the deep and moving play the raised awareness of homosexuals persecuted in Nazi Germany. Plaza TheaterBoston, MA, -.more
Closer Than Ever The Musical
As the debut of this musical gets Closer Than Ever, make sure you've planned a night out for this show! 7:30pm. Arsenal Center for the ArtsWatertown, MA, -.more
The Forgetting Curve
The Forgetting Curve is sure to be a memorable experience for all who attend. Just remember to go! Calderwood Pavilion at the BCABoston, MA, -.more
Folk, rock, bluegrass, and roots will come together as this trio takes Club Passim on a musical journey Saturday! 8pm. Club PassimCambridge, MA, .more
Attend the tale of Sweeney Todd, in town beginning on September 5th at The Lyric Stage Company. The Lyric Stage CompanyBoston, MA, -.more
Venus in Fur
This one's for the adults - expect suggestive language in this smart and seductive play about a bold actress auditioning for a one-of-a-kind role. The Provincetown TheaterProvincetown, MA, -.more
Ding-Dong! The Witch is Dead!
Help some Salem witches perform a seance with unexpected results in this dinner theater with an unlimited buffet! Hawthorne HotelSalem, MA, .more
For all the anime lovers out there, this three day festival is dedicated to all things anime (and some things not). YMCA Camp WoodstockWoodstock, CT, -.more
This festival has 2 entertainment stages, fire truck demos, hay rides, inflatable rides, a Pumpkin Patch and more! Broad Street GreenWethersfield, CT, .more
MEOW-ZA! Cat Writers Come Clean
Meow! From cat ladies to book lovers and everyone in between, here's a fun event featuring some animal loving authors. 7pm. Mark Twain House & MuseumHartford, CT, .more
Worldwide Day of Play
Nickelodeon's Worldwide Day of Play inspires this day of fun in Norwalk, with physical activities, amazing performances and cool crafts. Norwalk, CT, .more
Common Ground Country Fair
Celebrate the rural and agricultural traditions of Maine, with animal exhibits and food, plus music, kid's fun, and more! Unity, ME, -.more
They have the usual stuff at a fair: Animal pulling, midway rides and food. High St & Franklin AveFarmington, ME, -.more
Harvest Fest & Chowdah Cook-off
This festival revolves around food, but you will also find hay rides, games for kids and more! Town CommonBethel, ME, .more
Great NH Pie Festival
Enjoy every bite or stuff your face full of pie in a race for pie-eating supremacy! This festival is all things pie. New Hampshire Farm MuseumMilton, NH, .more
Classic Car Cruise nights
Yup, it's a classic car show, open to the public. Only 1980 and older models allowed. 5:30pm- 'til dusk. Wuskenau Town Beach, Pondside lotWesterly, RI, -.more
Adirondack Balloon Festival
If you really feel like a long drive, there's ballooooooons out theeeerreee. 3.5 hours from Boston. It's actually in Glens Falls, NY. Various LocationsPawlet, VT, -.more
St. Albans Raid 150th Anniversary Commemoration
I love re-enactments -- what a great way to learn some history! This one's a Civil War encampment with military drills and demos celebrating the event's 150th anniversary! St. Albans Historical Society MuseumSt. Albans, VT, , -.more
Killington Hay Festival
Holy moley. They make sculptures out of hay bales and PAINT them! What will you find on the scavenger hunt? Various LocationsKillington, VT, -.more
Outdoor Theatre & More - click map above to set region
Free outdoor folk dancingLexington, MA
Sunday Parkland GamesCambridge, MA
Sundays at 3:30-6pm.
The parklands along Memorial Drive near the Weeks Footbridge
Charles River Conservancy Parkland GamesAllston, MA
Sundays at 3:30-6pm.
Memorial Drive at JFK Street
3rd ThursdaysPittsfield, MA
Various Locations, 413-499-9348.
Outdoor Movies - click map above to set region
Mayor Walsh's Movie NightBoston, MA
Various days at 7:45pm.
Various parks, 617-635-4505.
Frog Pond Movie NightsBoston, MA
Fridays at Dusk. Popcorn and refreshments will be available to purchase.
Boston Common Frog Pond, Charles Street
Movies on the BlockProvidence, RI
Thursdays at 7:30pm.
Westminster St at Union St
Cornfield Mazes (Day/Night/Both) - click map above to set region
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.
Schartner Farms Corn MazeBolton, MA
Saturdays and Sundays only from 10 A.M. until 5 P.M.
211 West Berlin Road, 978-779-0212.
Connors Farm MazeDanvers, MA
30 Valley Road (Rt. 35), 978-777-1245.
Marini Farm Corn Maze Flashlight NightsIpswich, MA
Fri-Sat 6pm-10:30pm ; Columbus Day Weekend Open Fri, Sat, Sun.
259 Linebrook Rd, 978 471-9203.
Open Fri, Sat ,Sun and Holidays from 10:00 am until 1 hour before sunset.
780 East Broadway, 978-521-3990.
Sauchuk Farm Corn MazePlympton, MA
Sat & Sun 10am to 6pm. September 20 to November 1; Monday, Oct. 13 (Columbus Day).
234 Center Street, 781-585-1522.
Davis MegaMazeSterling, MA
Here at Davis Farmland, you'll find that every season is special and unique. Whatever the season, the day belongs to your family at Davis Farmland. We think you'll agree its hands on FUN for everyone! There are day mazes, Flashlight Mazing and Fright Nights!
145 Redstone Hill, 978-422-8888.
West End Creamery Corn MazeWhitinsville, MA
Fri, Sat and Sun at 12am-6pm No nights.
481 Purgatory Road, 508-234-2022.
Mike's Maze at Warner FarmSunderland, MA
10am-5pm. Last ticket sold at 5pm.
South Main Street, 413-665-8331.
Rolling AcresSouthampton, MA
Open Weekends September through November. Saturdays 1pm-9pm, Sundays 1pm-6pm.
53 Pleasant Street, 413-297-7488.
Escobar's Highland Farm Corn MazePortsmouth, RI
8/22-9/1 Everyday 11am-dusk; After 9/1 : Fri 3:30-dusk; Sat 10am-dusk ; Sun 11am-dusk.
251 Middle Road, 401-683-1444 or manager @401-864-1064.
Clark Farms Corn MazeWakefield, RI
Open Everyday 9-5.
2984 Comd. Oliver Hazard Perry Highway, 401.783.1331.
Beech Hill Farm & Ice Cream StandHopkinton, NH
Themes will be: Greek To Me!, Snack Attack & A-maizing Americana. Mazes are open daily- weather permitting - 11:00am-dusk from Aug. 1st - Oct. 31st.
107 Beech Hill Road, 603-223-0828.
Coppal House Farm Night MazeLee, NH
August Hours: 23 & 24, 30 & 31: 10am to 5pm, September & October Hours: Mon-Fri: 12pm to 5 pm, Sat-Sun: 10am-5pm, Night Mazes 7pm-9pm. Saturday, September 20, 2014 7pm-9 pm. Saturday, October 11, 2014 7pm-9 pm. Friday, October 24, 2014 Slightly Spooky Nite Maze 7pm-9 pm. Friday, October 31, 2014 Trick or Treat maze 5pm-7 pm.
118 North River Road (Route 155), 603.659.3572.