New England has a relatively short summer season, but we manage to pack a lot of fun things into those few months … from lobster, clam & blueberry fests to concerts, historic events and cultural heritage celebrations … plus, we have wonderful beaches, parks, hiking trails and natural resources. We’ve compiled a guide of events and “best of” picks to help you plan out your summer.
New England Festivals 2017 – 2018 Calendar – from everfest, search by category – such as performing arts, cultural, food & beverage, seasonal or holiday, etc.
Best New England Summer Events in 2017 – from the annual Best of New England travel guide, Yankee’s editors share their picks for the best New England summer events … 10 “best of” picks for each state. You can also sign up for a free travel guide.
2017 Events Calendar from VisitNewEngland.com, search by category of event or by date.
Discover New England – List of events and suggestions for things to do, as well as information about each state and a free New England Travel Guide.
New England Summer Festivals A to Z – 26 of the Best Summer Events in New England from tripsavvy
How to celebrate July 4 in New England – this is our post from last year, but most links are updated with 2017 information,
Best Boston Events – Best festivals, fun things to do, weekend street fairs, kids activities, and free entertainment in Boston by month
New England’s Best Beaches – Town & Country Magazine
The best beaches in New England – Conde Nast Traveler
55 Amazing New England Hikes – an interactive guide features everything from mapped locations, to difficulty levels – compiled by Boston Magazine.
10 Best Summer Road Trips in New England – Ready for a New England road trip? From back roads and small towns to coastal spots, these are the best summer road trips in New England.