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July 2008 events across the State

July 1-6 -27TH Annual Boston Harborfest Don't miss this week-long festival that includes more 617-227-1528 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. Greenfield 413-773-5463 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. Falmouth 508-563-3200 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 508-234-9090 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. Brockton 508-586-8000 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 413-848-2816 July 8 Tisbury Street Fair Come spend the day at this terrific old-fashioned fair. Great food, drink and crafts. Tisbury, Martha's Vineyard 508-696-4200 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 508-979-1745 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. Lowell 978-970-5000 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 800-834-9437 July 13-20 New England Sand Sculpting Invitational 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 781-249-1494 SUMMER FAVORITES 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 Boston 617-223-8666 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. Downtown Gloucester 978-283-1601 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. Brimfield 413-283-2418 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. Pittsfield 413-447-7763 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 508-248-3111 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. New Bedford 508-999-5231 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. Marblehead 978-922-8558