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ANNUAL CELEBRATIONS OF HISTORIC EVENTS
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NOTE: Grandma Ginny™ America's History Lady™ presents a page of
"Annual Celebrations of Historic Events" for each of the 50 states as
information comes available. These pages are designed to allow those
interested in American history to have a  free, easy to use,
"One-Stop" itinerary planning list.

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JANUARY


WORCESTER COUNTY

Sturbridge
First Day at Old Sturbridge Village
A lovely way to learn what school was like during the past. A delightful family event.

(509) 347-3362



FEBRUARY

FRANKLIN  COUNTY

Deerfield
American Heritage Chocolate Celebration at Historic Deerfield.
Horse drawn wagon rides,
silversmith demonstrations, 
lectures,
talks and collections,
historic Deerfield Museum Tour
and of course, there will be chocolate from chocolate entrees to Historic Deerfield Open hearth cooks who will talk about American Heritage chocolate and their will be samples!
Since 2003

(413) 775-7214


MARCH

SUFFOLK COUTNY

Boston
Boston Massacre reenactment
On March 5, the anniversary of Boston Massacre, there is a  re-enactment at the exact location of the historic event.

(617) 357-8300

APRIL

MIDDLESEX COUNTY

Lexington, Concord and Lincoln
Patriot’s Day
This day commemorates the opening battles of the American Revolution.  There will be parades, re- enactments and commemorative ceremonies at Lexington, recreation of Paul Revere Capture ceremony, the Battle Road, the fights at North Bridge Fight in Concord and a Bloody Angle Tactical demonstration at Lincoln.

(781) 862-1450

MAY

ESSEX COUNTY

Rockport
Cottages and Castles Home Tour
An historic community with delightful homes as is said from cottages to dramatic ocean- front “castles.”

(978) 546-6575

HAMPDEN COUNTY

Brimfield
Brimfield Antiques Fair
Up to 2000 antique dealers fill several fields near Old Sturbridge Village.  One of the largest antique shows in the world .
Since 1959

(413) 283-6149

JUNE

WORCESTER COUNTY

Sturbridge
Traditional Muster Day at the Old Sturbridge Village.
“An annual holiday celebrated by early Americans which brought out a towns military force in full regalia to demonstrate their skills for the town folk.”

(508) 347-3362

JULY

BARNSTABLE COUNTY

   Wellfleet
Wellfleet Historic Celebration
Annual House Tour

Tel (508) 349-2920

BARNSTABLE COUNTY

Mashpee 
Annual Military Appreciation Family Fun Day  
Unique military vehicles and equipment

Tel. 508 539 8788

ESSEX COUNTY

Gloucester

New England Pirate Faire
Two week-ends when pirates and buccaneers raid Stage Fort Park

(781) 346-1028

ESSEX COUNTY

Marblehead
Marblehead Arts Festival
3 nights
Since 1965
(781) 639 – 2787

FRANKLIN COUNTY

Greenfield
Green River Music and Balloon Festival
A delightful event with  these colorful hot air balloons.
Yes, you can make reservations to go up in one.

(413) 773-5463

SUFFOLK COUNTY

 Boston
Fourth of July in Boston
USS Constitution, the Navy’s greatest ship, turn-around at Castle Island.  Attend America’s biggest independence day party and the annual Boston Pops Concert with fireworks.

(617) 253-4307

AUGUST

BARNSTABLE COUNTY

Eastham  
   HistoricDistrict Walking Tour 
Tour guides provide information about
the historic houses and their early inhabitants.

Tel. (508) 255 - 0788

BARNSTABLE COUNTY

Orleans
Annual Cape Cod Antiques Dealers Association Antiques Show
(508) 760 – 3290

BRISTOL COUNTY

Fall River
Fall River Celebrates America Waterfront Festival.
(508) 676 8226

SEPTEMBER

HAMPSHIRE COUNTY

Belchertown
Belchertown Fair
Horse Draw, Antique tractor display, ox draw, poultry show, music, food and other family entertainment

(413) 323-7201

HAMPDEN COUNTY

West Springfield
Eastern States Exposition
New England’s largest agricultural fair. There is the Big E Super Circus, Mardi Gras Parade, rides, crafts, shopping. lots to eat and lots of fun.
A family outing.

(413) 737-2443

OCTOBER

ESSEX COUNTY

Salem
Salem Haunted Happenings
“America’s most exciting Halloween Festival”

(978) 741- 3252

SUFFOLK COUNTY

Boston
USS Constitution’s Birthday in Charlestown Navy Yard. 
It was named by George Washington after the US Constitution and was launched in 1797.

(617) 253-4307

NOVEMBER

PLYMOUTH COUNTY

Plymouth
America’s Hometown Thanksgiving Celebration
History brought to life.  Plymouth Plantation and the Mayflower are part of the celebration.
Since 1995

(508) 747-0100

DECEMBER

SUFFOLK COUNTY

Boston
Boston Tea Party Reenactment at the Old South Meeting House.  The 1773 event led to events that changed America.
(617) 253-4307

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