Massachusetts Summer Festivals.
It’s All Here.
As someone who loves to travel and who was bitten by the travel bug very early in life, I am disappointed in saying that I’ve yet to travel to Massachusetts. My husband, however, has traveled there on business and a little bit of pleasure on the side. He was able to explore the city and partake in a lot of what it has to offer.
The seafood, the chowder, the ambiance and the history behind this state is something that has me craving to visit. And visit really soon. My family and I love a good road trip and we’ve taken many. I think what is so great about them is the fact that you can take your time, stop and truly discover the state.
Take It All In!
One of the many things that Massachusetts has to offer is the many unique and exciting Summer Festivals that it hosts. From their traditional array of world-class museums and attractions to an exciting lineup of special exhibits, theatrical performances, and festivals, there’s more than enough to entertain travellers with all interests and backgrounds this summer. You can always book a Comfort Tour and make it an adventure!
A Few Summer Festivals in Massachusetts:
Cambridge Arts Festival, Cambridge
This annual festival focuses on emerging artists and provides a space for artists, musicians and performers to display their talents at no charge.
Outside the Box Festival, Boston
Outside The Box 2013 is the first annual, citywide, multi-arts festival based in Boston, Massachusetts. With a wealth of theatres, concert halls, conservatories, performing arts centers, and educational institutions for the arts in the region, Outside The Box will capture talent and enthusiasm and generate creative energy from every corner of the city.
Salem Jazz and Soul Festival
This free, two-day festival occurring August 17-18 renews the vibrant jazz scene that began in Salem in the 1920’s, when musicians from the Big Band era played at the seaside park in Massachusetts. The festival adds soul, blues, and funk while highlighting talented musicians from Boston’s North Shore and beyond.
Cape Cod Five Pops in the Park Concert, Orleans
The 24th Annual Cape Cod Five Pops in the Park Concert will be held Saturday, August 24 at Eldredge Field from 5-7 pm, with gates open at 3 pm. The Cape Cod Symphony Orchestra will be performing with Artistic Director and Conductor Jung-Ho Pak. Tickets are $20 in advance for lawn seats and $50 for festival seats, with VIP tables available.
10th Asian Festival, Worcester
The Southeast Asian Coalition and the various Asian communities in Central Massachusetts come together to celebrate and share their cultural heritage through dance performances, costumes, music, and food from many Asian countries. The festival will take place June 30th at the Italian-American Cultural Center in Worcester.
Ready to Visit Massachusetts?
After seeing everything Massachusetts has to offer, I really want to visit and we will put it on our list. There are so many things to do with the family. We often travel with my parents who give us time to go on “dates” while we vacation. That way, we are able to take advantage of all the fun for big kids at night. I think we would take advantage of the Salem Jazz and Soul Festival if it were just Hubby and I.
Whenever we visit a new city or state, I like to discover the history behind it all. I absolutely love history and architecture. Being able to see places that I’ve only seen in books is priceless. Plus, walking the same streets that many famous and sometimes infamous people have walked is pretty cool.
Plan Your Trip!
For a full list of summer events and even more arts and cultural attractions, visit www.massvacation.com. Also, “Like” them on Facebook at Visit Massachusetts and “Follow” them on Twitter at @VisitMA!
Have you ever been to Massachusetts?
Let me know, til next time–cheers m’deres!
Nancy Polanco is a freelance journalist and editor of lifestyle blog Whispered Inspirations. A social media junkie, a travel-lover with insatiable wanderlust and an aficionado for fun gadgets, good eats, and entertainment. You can find her on Instagram and everywhere else under @WhispersInspire.