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March 2022


Greetings from Massachusetts!

March is an exciting month in Massachusetts, as we celebrate Women's History, Irish Heritage and the Maple Syrup season. Plus, March 20 marks the beginning of spring, always a cause for celebration!

Our state initiative, My Local MA, encourages all of us to support local businesses, including farms and restaurants, art galleries and cultural venues, Main Street retailers and family-owned companies.

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Photo: Installation by Amy Hauft

Featured Region: Mohawk Trail Region

Mass MoCA in North Adams has three new upcoming solo shows/exhibitions opening on March 12, on view through January 2023!

Lily Cox-Richard’s exhibition "Weep Holes" addresses ideas of stewardship, beauty and threat, collective action, and building and dismantling. Amy Hauft creates installations that reorient our experience of the landscape and of planetary living. The exhibition "700,000:1 | Terra + Luna" will make visitors palpably aware of their relationship to the curve of the earth and our distance from the moon. Marc Swanson works across diverse media, creating sculptures and environments that explore the relationships between humans, culture, and the natural world. His most ambitious installation to date "A Memorial to Ice at the Dead Deer Disco" will consist of two interconnected immersive environments.

And save the date for a couple upcoming performances: Solid Sound Festival May 27-29 and FreshGrass Festival September 23–25!

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MetroWest has nonstop entertainment this month! Skybokx 109 Sports Bar & Grill hosts Midlife Crisis, The Missy Maxfield Project, the Daybreakers, the Dover Road Band and other local favorites. Also enjoy the full lineup at TCAN, which includes Teddy Thompson & Jenni Muldaur: A Tribute to the Great Country Duets, and BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet, some of the most popular Cajun music on the planet!

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Photo credit: R. Cheek


Nantucket’s March is not only spring-like, but offers activities and great shopping! Hiking trails are greening-up, golf courses, too! Birding-for-Beginners offers outdoors and some exercise! You can take Snowy-Owl-Quest or Stargaze at Maria Mitchell, or explore Nantucket’s ‘nature’ with iNaturalist app! Cycle 32 miles of trails. In Town, shop, dine, coffee-klatch or visit the Whaling Museum, iconic Brant Point Light, explore Coskata-Coatue Wildlife Refuge, sip-and-chill at Cisco Brewers. Stay, sleep-in, walkabout, paint, take pictures, have lunch, find peace!

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Photo: Martin Johnson Head, Sunset on the Marshes, 1867, Oil on canvas, Photography by Bob Packert

North of Boston

"Window on the Marsh" exhibition, celebrating the beauty of the Great Marsh, opens at Cape Ann Museum on March 19. Come to Salem, see the World at the Salem Film Festival, March 24–April 3; this year’s event will be a hybrid format consisting both of in-person and virtual screenings & events, and filmmaker Q & A’s. "A Year with Frog & Toad" on stage March 26 at the North Shore Music Theatre, follows two great friends, Frog and Toad, through four fun-filled seasons telling the story of enduring friendship. For more events & happenings visit

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Plymouth County

Visit Plymouth County this March for good fun for all ages! Kick things off with Local Eats Week, beginning March 4 with great specials and meals throughout the town of Plymouth for $20.22! The Lindsays are bringing the luck of the Irish to Plymouth’s Spire Center on March 17. Keep the celebration going with the Scituate St. Patrick’s Parade on March 20. Visit or download the #SeePlymouth app for full calendar.

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Southeastern Mass

Plan your ESCAPE to see a cultural event. With “Day of Portugal”, “Chowderfest”, “Winterbridge”, “Buzzard’s Bay Regatta” and so many more events that put our settings and cultural diversity on display… there’s something for everyone. Less than an hour from Boston and minutes away from Providence. You can have a beach for two as you look around, or two miles of seaside fun with friends right here. Your escape is here waiting for you.

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The Berkshires

The Berkshires has launched a new website, so take some time to travel dream with us. Now is the perfect opportunity to discover all our region has to offer. Explore snowy slopes, fascinating museums, and invigorating entertainment. Treat yourself to delicious meals, a spa experience, and cozy fireplaces. Get inspired. Start planning your own Berkshire getaway at Your next adventure awaits!

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Greater Merrimack Valley

From March 18 through April 29, explore the “Visions of Kerouac” Special Exhibit in

Lowell National Historical Park's Boott Cotton Mills Gallery in Lowell from noon to 5 pm daily. Free admission! This unique special exhibit, sponsored by Massachusetts Office of Travel & Tourism and Greater Merrimack Valley Convention & Visitors Bureau, will include the return of a portion of the original “On The Road” scroll. The scroll in its entirety stretches to 120 feet and is one of the most extraordinary and highly valued manuscripts in American literary history. The 24-foot portion will be available for viewing along with archival books, writings, personal objects, and photographs including never-before-seen images of Jack Kerouac taken by fellow Beat Generation pioneer Allen Ginsberg. Find out more!

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Central Massachusetts

Deemed a “clarion design” by The Boston Globe, visiting WAM’s "Us Them We" is just one of the ways in which to honor Black culture beyond February. March buzzes with athletics—from The Railers WooSox Night and Pirates vs. Fighters to the NCAA Division I Men's Hockey Regional Championships at the DCU Center. Entertainment is also aplenty with events like Shen Yun, An Evening with Laura Benanti, Brit Floyd World Tour and Bourbon Street Jubilee.

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Franklin County

A one-day free symposium on "Pursuing Wellness: Medicine and Healing in New England" will be held Saturday, March 12 from 9 am to 4 pm at Historic Deerfield

The symposium focuses on the ways in which New Englanders sought to promote, maintain and restore health. Speakers will explore the topic of wellness in New England from the colonial era through the early 20th century as they explore oral and material traditions of medicine and healing in multicultural contexts. Pre-registration required. This will be a hybrid program, with either on-site (a lunch will be available for purchase) or virtual registration options for attendees.

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Greater Boston

Dine Out Boston is back for its spring edition March 13-26, with well over 100 participating restaurants! Presented by the Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau (GBCVB), and in partnership with Open Table, this two-week culinary celebration provides diners an opportunity to enjoy delicious deals at restaurants across Greater Boston and its suburbs. Restaurateurs receive a welcomed influx of business and the chance to bring in new patrons to their establishments.  

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Cape Cod

Don your green for the annual Cape Cod St. Patrick's Day Parade in Yarmouth on Saturday, March 5! The parade, which kicks off at 11 am on Route 28 in Yarmouth, features dozens of marching bands, bagpipe units, floats, Irish Step Dancers, Clydesdales, antique cars and family friendly entertainment. More festive ways to celebrate St. Patrick's Day on Cape Cod can be found here! Also in March: In celebration of Women’s History Month, we’re calling out a group of fearless and fiery females from Cape Cod’s past and present, to honor these women’s vital contributions to American history and society. Read the blog series here.

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Western Mass

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Western Mass! That’s right…one of the largest and most notable Irish celebrations in the country is right here in Holyoke. Start your weekend off right with the St. Patrick’s 10K Road Race and stay for the after-party! The fun continues on Sunday, March 20th with the 69th Annual Holyoke St. Patrick’s Day Parade. This event has thousands of marchers, 30 Floats, 40 marching bands and over 400,000 spectators! There’s so much going on, you’re going to need to stay the night – click here for the best places to stay in Western Mass.

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Hampshire County

March in Hampshire County means music is in the air (and on the screen)! Catch the Robert Cray Band or Ladysmith Black Mambazo at the Academy of Music, or grab tickets for the “cosmic synth jazz” of BigYuki, hosted by Bombyx Center for Arts and Equity. At Amherst Cinema, Heartbeat Opera’s Breathing Free reimagines Beethoven’s Fidelio through the lens of Black Lives Matter. And at The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, guitarist extraordinaire Berta Rojas brings her artistry to an intimate solo recital. Feel the beat in Hampshire County!

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North Central Mass

Not ready to let winter slip away? Head to Wachusett Mountain Ski Area, where the snow lingers and activities abound! Along with weeks of great skiing, there are races galore on tap, from the MIAA High School Championship Race to the Ralph Crowley Classic. Check out the Senior Games on March 9, and the USA Luge Challenge for youngsters on March 12-13 — then wrap up the season on March 26 with the fun-filled Cardboard Box Race!

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Martha's Vineyard

Martha’s Vineyard’s March is a near-spring celebration! Along with greening-up, stunning trails, there is never a dull moment on MV — Felix Neck Nature Heroes (March 1-4), Indian Cooking Masterclass (March 6). Taco Tuesdays, Saturdays at 8 am Yoga at MV Museum, Screech & Hoot Full Moon Owl Prowl March 17 at 7 pm, Yoga at the MV Museum with YogiJay Saturdays 8:30-9:30 am (March 5, 12, 19 and 26), Cape Poge Winter Beach Safari March 19 at noon, Met Opera Live: Don Carlos March 26, Offshore Ale’s live music 7 pm Wednesdays & Thursdays. It’s all here...find your Vineyard!


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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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