As one of the original colonies, Massachusetts enjoys a rich historic tradition. From the modern urban sprawl of Boston to the quaint towns of Cape Cod, visitors can enjoy a wide variety of environments and activities. Massachusetts is full of historic sites, museums, musical venues, sporting parks and more.
- 48 Main Street Nantucket, MA 2554 in NANTUCKET, MA
Each spring, the island of Nantucket finds itself awash in daffodils. In celebration of the beauty of the daffodil, Nantucket holds a three day Daffodil Festival. A parade of antique cars decked out in daffodils leads the way to a tailgate picnic. Over the weekend, there are many other daffodil centered events including a dog parade and 5k run.
An annual celebration each spring is the running of the Boston Marathon. For more than one hundred years, runners have flocked to this premiere road race. Runners race a staggering 26 miles through the streets of Boston. In order to be eligible to run, racers must meet a qualifying time at another certified marathon.
- Mansfield High and Middle Schools Mansfield, MA 2143 in MANSFIELD, MA
In the spring, Mansfield hosts its annual New England Folk Festival. There is a large selection of events to participate in or watch. Folk dancing plays a large part in this celebration with square dancing, folk dancing, contra and many more. There are foods and crafts to enjoy as well.
- Ski Butternut 380 State Road, Route 23 Great Barrington, MA 1230 in GREAT BARRINGTON, MA
The Berkshires are known for the arts in various forms. Each year over the Fourth of July weekend, the Berkshires Arts Festival hosts a variety of dance, art, theater, and music. Guests can attend workshops, children's activities, and live performances. Original artwork in various mediums from ceramics to sculpture is displayed.
In July, Lowell hosts the largest folk festival in the United States that is free. Here guests can enjoy constant live music from a diverse range of genres on six stages. While not enjoying the music, guest can enjoy a variety of ethnic foods and homemade crafts.
Established in 1867, the late summer Marshfield fair offers many traditional fair activities and some unique to this coastal area. In addition to traditional carnival rides and midway, the Marshfield fair hosts a tractor pull, demolition derby, chainsaw art, and lots of live music. The fair helps local students by supporting scholarship programs.