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.
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.
During the summer months, Becket hosts the Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival, which offers a variety of theatrical arts performances. There is live music and so much more. Emerging choreographers and well-known dance companies present shows that should not be missed. There are talks, live performances and art exhibits to celebrate a rich history of past festivals.
A parade down Main Street kicks off the Bourne Scallop Festival that runs for three days. Visitors enjoy a wide variety of events including carnival rides, a carnival midway, and a craft show. The main event is a scallop tasting under Big Top!
Boston has a rich film history. Each September, the Boston Film Festival kicks off the fall film season with a wide range of documentaries and independent films. Featured films include those produced in the United States and internationally. The film festival lasts five day with appearances from famous film stars.
Boston is home to a rich jazz scene. Every year in September, Boston plays host to one of the country's hottest jazz festivals along Columbus Avenue. Three outdoor event stages provide performances from local and world-renowned jazz musicians.
Each fall, West Springfield plays host to the Big E, a large state fair. There is something for everyone at this two-week event. With carnival rides, a midway, a circus, Mardi Gras Parade, live music, and scores of vendors there is no shortage of things to do.