You can plan now to attend these weekend events, occurring within a few weeks and within a day's drive of Philadelphia.
Newport International Film Festival.
June 3-8. Newport, R.I. Documentaries, animation, feature-length and short films, a competition, a retrospective, and a children's program.
» READ MORE: www.newportfilmfestival.com
2. Strolling of the Heifers.
June 6-8. Brattleboro, Vt. A lighthearted version of Spain's Running of the Bulls, capped off with a Dairy Festival and Marketplace. Also, agricultural demonstrations and farm products.
» READ MORE: www.strollingoftheheifers.com
3. 32d Annual Norfolk Harborfest.
June 6-8. Norfolk, Va. The area's biggest and oldest dock party, with more than 700 boats and ships, live entertainment, educational workshops, nautical crafters - and pirates.
» READ MORE: www.festeventsva.org
4. Day of Portugal Weekend Festival.
June 6-8. New Bedford, Mass. Arts, food, and entertainment on three stages celebrate the culture of Portugal. 508-990-3703.
5. Great Adirondack Birding Celebration.
June 6-8. Paul Smiths, N.Y. Birding trips, lectures, and workshops, as birders look for woodpeckers, chickadees, grouse, thrushes and more.
» READ MORE: www.adkvic.org
6. The Siege of 1747.
June 7-8. Charlestown, N.H. Reenactment of the battle for the Fort at Number 4 during the French and Indian War.
» READ MORE: www.fortat4.org
7. 29th Annual Festival of Historic Houses.
June 6-7. Providence, R.I. Showcasing some of the unique and interesting houses in one of the first European settlements in America.
» READ MORE: www.ppsri.org
8. 37th Annual Fair on the Green.
June 6-7. Milford, Conn. Non-juried arts and crafts show, with more than 120 exhibitors.
» READ MORE: www.mtm-umc.org/fair.html
9. Latin Fest.
June 6-7. Virginia Beach, Va. Dance to Latin music, including salsa and mambo, performed by national, regional, and local artists, and enjoy Latin crafts and foods.
» READ MORE: www.beachstreetusa.com
10. Eggstock Outdoor Music and Environmental Exhibits Festival.
June 7. Simsbury, Conn. Eco-friendly exhibits, demonstrations and vendors, accompanied by live music.
» READ MORE: www.flamigfarm.com
- Elizabeth Fox