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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
8. 37th Annual Fair on the Green.
June 6-7. Milford, Conn. Non-juried arts and crafts show, with more than 120 exhibitors.
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.
10. Eggstock Outdoor Music and Environmental Exhibits Festival.
June 7. Simsbury, Conn. Eco-friendly exhibits, demonstrations and vendors, accompanied by live music.