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July 2022

Make Summer Memories in MA!

Good memories are made in Massachusetts, and July is the perfect month to visit! Don’t miss our July 4th fireworks, concerts and cookouts. Discover local history at the Mayflower II in Plymouth or visit a beach in our 78 coastal cities and towns. Savor our delicious culinary choices, from lobster rolls and homemade ice cream to casual and elegant dining, indoors and outdoors. And finally, immerse yourself in local culture, from concerts and festivals to exhibits and art shows.  

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Featured Region: Plymouth County

Plymouth County in July is like ice cream with apple pie! Kick things off in classic style with the Plymouth 4th of July Celebration—the Parade is back! Join Captain John Boats for a sunset cruise around Plymouth Harbor and take in a brilliant fireworks show in style. All new in Downtown Plymouth through Labor Day: Park once and use the Ride Circuit app to get free rides in all-electric vehicles throughout the historic district. Download the Ride Circuit app on your smart phone. On July 14, Brockton’s Fuller Craft Museum will debut “The Box Truck Film: Building a Reuseful Home”, the latest project from reuse edutainer Alex Eaves and former HGTV host and designer Derek “Deek” Diedricksen. Discover all this and more via the See Plymouth app.

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Southeastern Mass

It’s 2022 and we could ALL use an ESCAPE! Southeastern Massachusetts is and easy travel destination. Less than an hour from Boston and minutes away from Providence. We have some stunning views, and plenty of things to do when you want to let your mind focus on fun. Maybe you just want to sit on the beach… under the sun… and do NOTHING. You got it! It’s all right here waiting for you.      

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The Berkshires

Tanglewood returns to its full-season schedule this summer, presenting eight weekends of Boston Symphony Orchestra programs, alongside Boston Pops concerts, a Popular Artist series, and performances by the Fellows of the Tanglewood Music Center. A highlight of the summer will be the reopening of Ozawa Hall and the Linde Center for Music and Learning!

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Greater Merrimack Valley

The 35th Anniversary Lowell Folk Festival, a staple cultural event of the region since its inception in 1987, will take place July 29-31! The 2022 festival will feature close to 20 performing groups sharing their unique musical traditions on stages throughout downtown Lowell. The Lowell Folk Festival attracts more than 150,000 people for three days of music, food, and art.For a full line-up,click here!

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Central Massachusetts

Celebrate America's birthday in Central MA with multiple events! On June 30th, Worcester Fireworks are back! July 3rd brings Independence Day to Old Sturbridge Village, plus the Massachusetts Symphony Patriotic Pops Concert to Institute Park. The Hollywood Medium hits Hanover Theatre on July 9th, while the Worcester Chamber Music Society simultaneously kicks off their Summer Concert Series. July wraps with more live music at Douglas Orchard & Farm, plus Unicorn Farm Fest at The Farm at SummitWynds. 

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Franklin County

Gravity Hill is a two-night multimedia exhibition in downtown Greenfield’s Pushkin Gallery, featuring work by local media artists commemorating the history of Franklin and Hampshire County. It's all happening Friday, July 8 from 7-10 pm and Saturday, July 9 from 7-10 pm. Immersive audiovisual interventions will be installed within the nooks and corners of the historic bank building, and musical performances will take place in the reverberant marble atrium. Co-presented by Hawks & Reed and Antenna Cloud Farm in collaboration with local artists and curators Cori Cannavino and Stella Silbert! General Admission: $25 / Sliding scale: $15-20. Find out more!

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Greater Boston

With events stretching from Downtown Crossing to the North End and from the Boston Common to Boston Harbor, the 40th edition of Boston Harborfest runs July 1-4, 2022. Boston HarborFest remains the country’s largest – and Boston’s most expansive – Fourth of July celebration!

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Cape Cod

Hydrangeas are the signature flower of Cape Cod, and the annual Cape Cod Hydrangea Fest will celebrate these beautiful blooms at their peak! Tour some of Cape Cod's most spectacular private gardens during the 10-day summer garden celebration, happening July 8-17. In addition to garden tours benefiting local nonprofits, highlights include workshops by leading international horticulturalists, promotions at participating nurseries, and painting demonstrations by renowned local artists. Get a guide to all the flowery fun that awaits here, or find the full line-up at!

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Western Mass

Gas prices getting you down? Come to Western Mass for less than a tank of gas. Start your getaway at the Springfield Museums for 5 great museums at one price. The Basketball Hall of Fame presents 60 Days of Summer with in-person and virtual visits by some of the biggest names in basketball - free with admission. MGM Springfield presents Free Music Fridays on their patio all summer, plus you can try your luck at the casino!

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Hampshire County

July is swinging in Hampshire County! Bring your instrument and join the fun at the Northampton Jazz Workshop, or catch one of Jazz at Lincoln Center’s “On the Road” shows at The Drake in Amherst. Catch a concert at the Marigold Theater, Bar, and Cabaret in Easthampton. Want to shake a leg? You’ll find Salsa in the Park Tuesday nights in Northampton. And at the Bombyx Center for Arts & Equity, Ceferina Banquez brings the song, dance, and storytelling tradition of Bullerengue to the Bombyx Backyard series!

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North Central Mass

How do you celebrate Independence Day? Let Fitchburg’s Civic Days Committee count the ways: With the boom of a cannon, a Cirque de Light show, parade, concerts, a block party, wrestling match — and even a Rubber Ducky race down the Nashua River! And don’t forget the fireworks on Rollstone Hill! Want more? How about a parade, festival and fireworks in Ayer; parade, concert and fireworks in Harvard; or bell-ringing celebration and fireworks in Groton? There’s plenty to celebrate — come join the fun!

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Martha's Vineyard

July’s Martha’s Vineyard — overflowing with food, fun and festivities! Beach-goers, surfers, SUP/kayakers, JAWS-bridge-jumpers —every beach is idyllic and unique. Shopper-alert: boutiques, galleries, Farmers/Open/Flea Markets, Artisans Festivals are stocked. Dine at New England’s finest restaurants featuring Island produce, fish, steaks, chops and vegetarian fare. Hikers/cyclers/explorers hit hiking/cycling/conservation trails, lighthouses. Vineyard Sound a cappella, dance clubs, Vineyard Haven Band summer concerts, live entertainment plentiful. July 4th Edgartown Parade & Fireworks. Walking, guided, historic, farm, Marine Discovery tours. It’s all here and near—on the Vineyard!


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Mohawk Trail Region

Organized by MASS MoCA, the FreshGrass Festival on September 23-25, 2022 is an annual three-day festival of bluegrass and progressive roots music that turns the entire museum into a sprawling amusement park. There will be performances inside the museum and out, as well as great food, fantastic film and much more- a few of the lineup - featuring Gary Clark Jr., Old Crow Medicine Show, Tanya Tucker, Trampled by Turtles, The Del McCoury Band, Yola, Taj Mahal, The Jerry Douglas Band, Aoife O’Donovan, and many more! Held at Mass MoCA, 1040 Mass Moca Way in North Adams.

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Happy Summer! Get fresh produce at the Marlborough Farmers' Market every Saturday from 10 am -2 pm behind city hall. On Thursdays in the Natick Center Cultural District, enjoy some delicious local food, shopping, music, and family-friendly fun. Find rides, games, food, music, fireworks and more at the Franklin 4th of July Celebration Carnival from June 30-July 4. For more fun things to do, go to!

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Nantucket’s July … perfection! Summer folk are drawn to the beaches, cycling and walking trails, hammock-y reading nooks, breezy gardens and jocular Comedy Festival. Afterward, shop fine boutiques, bookstores, galleries, sip cooling libations — preluding sumptuous al fresco dinners. Immerse yourself in this ethereal sea-washed moment, adrift in cerulean water. Whaling and Shipwreck Museums are cool inside, and enriching for the mind. Surfing, kayaking are sublime pastimes now. There’s no escape from the wonder, so take a dip in Nantucket's warm waters and step onto its welcoming shore — the 2022-2023 Nantucket Visitor Guide makes it easy to plan your stay!

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North of Boston

The Atlantic Ocean serves as the perfect backdrop on July 15–17 for Misselwood Concours d’Elegance, one of the most scenic concours shows on the East Coast. Featuring 50’s era Buicks, Celebrity & Movie Cars, Race Cars, and the Ferrari Dino! Enjoy Blueberry & Flower Fest July 16–17 and July 23–24 at Cider Hill Farm. Celebrating all things blueberry and wildflowers, this festival includes live music, outdoor hard cider bar, family-friendly activities, hayrides, food truck specials, homemade blueberry treats, cut-your-own flowers and pick-your-own blueberries!

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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