Top 20 Massachusetts Events
AUG. 14: FALMOUTH, Sand Sculpture Contest. Ten teams of sand sculptors will compete on scenic Surf Drive Beach, but no team will lose. An awards ceremony later in the day will distribute medals to each team for different categories of excellence. Families and spectators can enjoy activities from the National Marine Life Center and vote for the People’s Choice award. 800-526-8532, 508-540-3304; falmouthart.org
AUG. 14-15: GLOUCESTER, Gloucester Waterfront Festival. Come to Stage Fort Park with a craving for art–more than 150 juried artists and crafters from across the country will display their wares. Listen to live jazz and maritime music, try ethnic foods, and take a seat at the pancake breakfast and lobster bake. Browse art exhibits, from jewelry, quilts, and pottery to original watercolors, clocks, and blown glass. 978-283-1601; capeannvacations.com
AUG. 28-29: SALEM, Antique & Classic Boat Festival. View vintage yachts, runabouts, cabin cruisers, and sailboats on display at Hawthorne Cove Marina. Tour the vessels and meet the crews; visit the crafts market; listen to old-time band music; and view Sunday’s parade of boats and Blessing of the Fleet. 617-666-8530; boatfestival.org
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