Pop goes the beach

DELAWARE The Dewey Beach Popfest is power pop, Britpop, and pop punk bands on four stages outside the Rusty Rudder, 113 Dickinson St. No cover. www.deweybeachfest.com/popfest/index.htm

Connecticut gone country

CONNECTICUT Ridgefield Gone Country BBQ Festival in Ridgefield is May 3-4 at the Community Center, 316 Main St. Enjoy award-winning pit-smoked barbecue, carnival games and rides, food vendors, live music, and entertainment. www.ridgefieldbbqct.com

A birding weekend

MAINE Wings, Waves & Woods 2014 at the Island Heritage Trust, 420 Sunset Rd., Deer Isle, is May 16-18. Events include art workshops, warbler walks, birding for beginners, guided puffin boat trips, birding on Marshall Island, eagle spotting, owl demonstration, and more. www.mainebirdingtrail.com/Festivals.html

Racing sculptures

MARYLAND On May 3, the 16th Annual Kinetic Sculpture Race will be taking place throughout Baltimore. Kinetic sculptures are amphibious, human-powered works of art custom built for the 14-mile race, mostly on pavement, but also including a trip into the Chesapeake Bay and through mud and sand. www.avam.org

Art in bloom

MASSACHUSETTS Juried Fine Arts & Crafts Show in Brewster is May 3-4, part of the Brewster in Bloom festival. There will be more than 90 vendors at Cape Cod Sea Camps, 3057 Main St. www.brewster-capecod.com/brewsterblooms/

Feeding mind, body, spirit

NEW JERSEY The Mind Body Spirit Expo is May 2-4 at the Garden State Exhibit Center in Somerset. There will be speakers, workshops, psychics, and body workers, as well as yoga classes and exhibitor booths. www.mindbodyspiritexpo.com/

Jazz festival

NEW YORK The Apollo Theater, Harlem Stage and Jazzmobile band together for the fourth annual Harlem Jazz Shrines Festival May 4-10, a weeklong, Harlem-wide celebration of jazz. harlemjazzshrines.org/

Strawberries of all sorts

PENNSYLVANIA The Annual Strawberry Festival at Peddler's Village in Lahaska is May 3-4. Visit the Street Road Green Artisan Area and enjoy strawberries served in various forms. There will be live entertainment and pie-eating contests. Free. www.peddlersvillage.com

Taste of the Towers

RHODE ISLAND Taste of The Towers, May 2 in Narragansett, will gather the best chefs, pastry artists, cake makers and more. Sample hors d'oeuvres and desserts paired with drinks from the cash bar. $35. www.thetowersri.com

Garden Faire, marketplace

VIRGINIA The Annual Regional Garden Faire is May 2-4 in Abington, in the Blue Ridge Highlands. The Garden Marketplace will feature thousands of plant varieties, garden accessories, and outdoor-living items. visitabingdonvirginia.com/