Top 20 Massachusetts Events for 2009
AUG. 15: LOWELL, Southeast Asian Water Festival. Featuring traditional dances, boat races, and live music. Enjoy a fashion show, games and activities, international foods, and arts and crafts from Southeast Asia, all at Sampas Pavilion. lowellwaterfestival.org
AUG. 15-16: WORCESTER, Latin American Festival. Immerse yourself in vibrant Hispanic culture at Worcester City Hall Plaza, with two days of music, food, dancing, vendors, and more. 800-836-5552 x229, 508-798-1900 x229; worcesterlatinfestival.com
AUG. 22-23: SALEM, Antique & Classic Boat Festival. View more than 40 vintage yachts, including elegant 1920s-40s-era mahogany runabouts, cabin cruisers, and sailboats on display at Hawthorne Cove Marina. Tour the vessels, meet the crews, and vote for your favorite vessel. Other highlights include an arts-and-crafts market, classic cars, old-time band music, parade of boats, and the Blessing of the Fleet (Sunday 3 p.m.). 617-666-8530; boatfestival.org
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