July 2008 events across the StateJuly 1-6 -27TH Annual Boston Harborfest
Don't miss this week-long festival that includes more
July 17-19 Green River Festival
This popular celebration combines music, food, crafts, children's activities, hot air balloon rides and a great fireworks display.
July 18-26 Barnstable County Fair
Annual county fair! Highlights include blacksmith demonstrations, agricultural exhibits, carnival rides and games, crafts, food, flower exhibits and main-stage entertainment.
July 12 Blackstone Valley Celtic Festival
Celebrate traditional Celtic arts. Enjoy Irish music, step dancers, crafts, pipe bands, Irish heritage, food and fun!
King Farm, Sutton
July 2-13 Brockton Fair
Plenty of unique events for the whole family. Horse racing, demolition derby, figure 8 racing, stock car football, fireworks, big bear show, magicians, petting zoo, puppet and livestock shows.
Glasgow Lands Scottish Festival
Celebration of Scottish culture and customs. Live Celtic entertainment, Scottish and American food, Highland games and dance competition, duck and geese herding and children's events.
Look Park, Northampton
July 8 Tisbury Street Fair
Come spend the day at this terrific old-fashioned fair. Great food, drink and crafts.
Tisbury, Martha's Vineyard
July 11-13 Whaling City Festival
Enjoy this three-day festival with hundreds of flea market booths, carnival rides, entertainment, musicians, and great food.
Buttonwood Park Zoo, New Bedford
July 25-27 Lowell Folk Festival
A celebration of traditional music, dance, crafts, and storytelling. Street parades, ethnic foods, and dance parties all presented on six outdoor stages throughout the city and along the historic canals.
July 4-6 Berkshire Summer Arts Festival
A special art show featuring 185 juried artists, live demonstrations, music, gourmet food and entertainment. The festival runs rain or shine, under tents and inside the air-conditioned upper lodge. There will be a wide range of fine art and fine crafts, all juried, in media such as glass, wood, clay, leather, fiber, jewelry, metal, 3-D and 2-D mixed media, painting, photography, printmaking and sculpture.
Butternut Ski Resort, Great Barrington
July 13-20 New England Sand Sculpting
Watch 8 master sculptors from all over the world build incredible sand sculptures. Or maybe try your own hand in the amateur competition.
Revere Beach, Revere
Throughout the summer: Boston Harbor Islands Events
The Boston Harbor Islands National Park offers a unique island adventure within view of the city skyline. This summer there will be more events and activities offered than ever before. Such as Boston Children's Theater in the Park or Boston Harbor Islands Free Family Fun Days. For more information on these and other events contact
July 3 Horribles Parade & Fireworks
The parade starts at 6pm along the boulevard and lasts about two hours. Bands come from all over the country and there is guaranteed fun for kids and adults.
July 8-13 Brimfield Outdoor Antiques Show
Mile-long strip featuring more than 1,000 dealers from all over the country. 6:00 am opening.
July 4 America's Hometown 4th of July Celebration
One of the largest 4th of July parades in America. More than 100 floats, marching bands and participants.
July 3-6 New England Summer Nationals
The return of the classic car show roars into Worcester with all your favorite makes and models, vendor displays, swap meets, and 50s replica diner.
Crowne Plaza Hotel and Green Hill Park, Worcester
July 4-6 New Bedford Summerfest & Blessing of the Fleet
Enjoy four stages with traditional, folk, jazz and blues entertainers and children's shows: arts and crafts area; multicultural demonstrations; whale boat races, fireworks and much more.
July 3-6 Marblehead Festival of the Arts
Enjoy an array of fun events and activities including model boat building, sand sculpture competition and a kite flying festival. See plain air painters and purchase unique goods from juried artists from around the area.