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June 2022

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Massachusetts in Full Bloom!

June is a perfect month to visit Massachusetts, with spring in full blossom and summer solstice waiting in the wings! You’ll find plenty of music and cultural festivals, art exhibits and historical trails, along with beautiful beaches, whale watching and seaside resorts, urban adventures and hiking from the Blue Hills to the Berkshires. Don’t forget to sample our amazing culinary riches, especially our fresh seafood, and visit a farm or brewery while you are here.

Our state initiative My Local MA encourages you to support our Main Street retailers, small businesses and family-owned companies.

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Featured Region: North of Boston

Cape Ann Artisans Open Studios Tour takes place on June 4 & 5! The tour is self-guided, with 15 individual stops to visit with 16 artisans. Come explore the artisans' exquisite natural surroundings and see the fine art and craft inspired by the scenic North Shore! St. Peter’s Fiesta, a celebration of Gloucester’s fishing and faith, will be held June 23–26. The festival has grown to become a city-wide party, including parades, boat races, evenings of prayer, a carnival and the greasy pole contest.

Proud to Be Back – North Pride Parade & Festival 2022 takes place on June 25 in Salem Common. Celebrate the 123rd Amesbury Days, which will begin June 23rd. Events include a beer & music walk, comedy night, pride celebration, chamber block party, and kids’ day at the park. Festivities conclude with fireworks and music on the 4th of July at Woodsom Farm!

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Plymouth County

The weather is ideal in Plymouth County in late Spring/early Summer! Among many other exciting developments, theatre season is in full swing! "She Loves Me" and the smash hit "Mamma Mia!" are at Plymouth’s Priscilla Beach Theatre—one of the original barn summer stock theatres in America! And, get your tickets for Young Pilgrims, coming to Duxbury, via New York! Tickets on sale for these and many more Summer performances now! Download the #SeePlymouth app for full calendar of events, shopping and lodging.

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Southeastern Mass

We could all use an escape after being trapped for so long. Southeastern Massachusetts is so close to home you’ll be here in no time! What you won’t be is bored, because you’ll be having dinner by the ocean, with the freshest seafood and farm fresh dinners possible. Memories for a family getaway, or a romantic outing. It’s all right here waiting for you. Take a lot of photos to remember your Great Escape.       

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The Berkshires

Berkshire Mountain Distillers will host Berkshire Busk! Roadside on a satellite stage in Sheffield, Mass., for ‘Live Music Saturdays’ through Labor Day. Enjoy a cocktail outside, sit under their shaded pavilion and enjoy great live music. A festival harnessing artistic talent to create a vibrant summer-long immersive arts experience, Berkshire Busk! will present singer-songwriters at the distillery from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m., rain or shine. For the full distillery lineup, visit the Berkshire Busk! Roadside website.

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Greater Merrimack Valley

The Lowell Summer Music Series is presented by the Lowell Festival Foundation at Boarding House Park in Lowell National Historic Park! The 2022 season is in its 32nd year of presenting national recording artists in a beautiful outdoor setting near an historic textile mill and boardinghouse in historic downtown Lowell. Find the exciting line-up of performers here!

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Central Massachusetts

June commences with the return of the Native American Heritage Powwow, a complimentary event honoring the land and indigenous people who came before us. Then, Worcester’s Tercentennial Weekend is in full swing! June 10 through June 12, the city lights up with a 5K Race, Parade & Festival and a Boston Pops with Brian McKnight performance, celebrating the Heart of the Commonwealth. The fun continues with The Band’s Visit, Brew Woo and Lavender Farm Fest. 

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Franklin County

The Green River Festival will be held Friday, June 24 through Sunday, June 26!

Western Massachusetts' signature event every summer, with an outrageous celebration of world class music, great local food, beer & wine, a handmade craft fair, and family activities. The festival is held at the Franklin County Fairgrounds in Greenfield and features Lake Street Dive, Father John Misty, Guster, Waxahatchee, and dozens more. Over 30 acts on three stages! Included as one of 50 essential summer festivals in the New York Times and mentioned in Rolling Stone Magazine as a “must-see” music festival, you are guaranteed to discover your next favorite band. Your seat is your picnic blanket or a lawn chair on the fairgrounds. More info here!

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Greater Boston

Everyone has a reason to visit Boston this season! Enjoy the many special celebrations and outdoor events, including Pride Month, Juneteenth, Music Festivals, Red Sox Games, Harborfest/July 4th, Puerto Rican Festival, North End Feasts and more. Explore urban green spaces for recreational fun, from the Emerald Necklace to the Rose Kennedy Greenway and the Charles River Esplanade. Boston’s 23 neighborhoods offer immersive cultural experiences, with amazing public art, eclectic retail and fabulous culinary options. Find out more!

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Cape Cod

Looking to get your cultural fix on Cape Cod? Look no further than Arts Cape Cod, which has a growing list of itineraries that highlight the best of arts and culture in our region. From Sandwich's deep-rooted ties to glassmaking to the nation's largest continuous art colony in Provincetown, there is plenty to fill your cultural plate this summer. These arts-themed itineraries are just one way that the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod, the Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce, and the Town of Barnstable are shining a spotlight on our region's creative economy, as part of the Massachusetts Office of Travel & Tourism's My Local MA initiative.

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Western Mass

Live events are back at Springfield’s Symphony Hall! Chelsea Handler takes the stage on June 17, fresh from her first stand-up special in over 6 years: Evolution on HBO Max. Then on June 25, catch acclaimed TV late night show host, admired stand-up comedian, best-selling children’s book author, pioneering car builder and mechanic, and philanthropist...Jay Leno is widely characterized as “the hardest working man in show business.” For a complete list of what’s happening in Western Mass, click here.

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Hampshire County

Hampshire County is a foodie’s fave! Local specialty “Hadley grass” gets its day in the sun at the NEPM Asparagus Festival. Cool off with a locally made ice cream cone during the six-farm Dairy Crawl, or grab some dinner and listen to live music at Abandoned Building Brewery’s Food Truck Fridays. Not a Friday? Not a problem! Black Birch Vineyard brings the food trucks on Saturdays, and Summer on Strong serves up outdoor dining in Northampton all week long! Enjoy all the Summer Shindigs of Hampshire County!

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North Central Mass

Summer, at last! June is jam-packed with great reasons to get outdoors across the region: Tea & Jazz in a lovely garden setting. Food trucks and battling bands in downtown Winchendon. A sunset parade of lighted boats on the Millers River. A Brewers’ Festival in Fitchburg. Bandstand concerts, family movies under the stars — and even a very, very, pink Flamingo Day in Leominster, birthplace of the kitschy icon! Want more? Read the digital version of The Guide to see what’s on tap.

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Martha's Vineyard

June equals summer wonders on Martha’s Vineyard. It’s ISLAND TIME! Beaches, restaurants, farms, galleries, shops—even Flying Horses beckon! Kayak / SUP, cycle, hike, fish, golf, sail, jump off JAWS bridge. Let MV Chamber itineraries or blogs inspire you. Hit bookstores for beach reads, take a photo safari, lunch at Menemsha, then see Aquinnah’s dazzling Cliffs. Stroll past 318 whimsical Gingerbread Cottages, dance at The Ritz, shop everywhere, explore Chappaquiddick. Welcome to your Happy Place!


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Mohawk Trail Region

The Clark Art Institute in Williamstown opens "Rodin in the United States: Confronting the Modern", a major presentation of works by French sculptor Auguste Rodin, on June 18. The exhibition focuses on the stories behind Rodin’s early acceptance in the United States and considers his legacy today. One of the largest exhibitions of Rodin’s works to be presented in the last forty years, the exhibition includes more than seventy-five sculptures and drawings drawn from public and private collections around the nation.

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On Saturday, June 11 from 11 am to 4 pm at Bowditch Field in Framingham, it’s MetroFest! The beloved annual family fun festival returns with all the favorites including two stages for live entertainment, 100+ local crafts and services in booths, antique cars, food trucks, Kid’s Town with an expanded Touch-A-Truck, a slot car racing track, curling, summer camp games and of course the ever-popular Beer & Hard Cider Tasting Tent! Register for your FREE tickets here.

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June’s verdant, colorful Nantucket enchants. Climbing-roses festoon cottage windows, doors. Ancient enlightenment captivates at NHA’s Asian Treasures exhibit, while Nantucket Book Festival’s (June 16-19) forums entertain and enlighten. Nantucket Film Festival (June 22-27) will delight with viewings, celeb-sightings. Irresistible surf at Madaket, Cisco, Miacomet refresh and invigorate. Newly-stocked art galleries, au-courant boutique fashions lure, artisans’ works and fresh produce meld into unique tableaus. ‘Sconset’s fresh-paint appeal juxtaposes with en plein air canvases, its eponymous Bluff Walk ever- dazzling. Hike, bike, kayak, sail, golf, tour. Welcome back!

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Regional Tourism Councils

The Berkshires  Cape Cod  Central Massachusetts  Franklin County 

Greater Boston  Greater Merrimack Valley  Hampshire County  North Central Mass 

Martha's Vineyard  MetroWest  Mohawk Trail  Nantucket Island  North of Boston 

Plymouth County  Southeastern Mass  Western Mass

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Funded by the Massachusetts Office of Travel & Tourism