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

; 401-846-9100.

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

; 802-258-9177.

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

; 757-441-2345.

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

; 518-327-3000.

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

; 603-826-5700.

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

; 401-831-7440.

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

; 203-874-1982.

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

; 757-491-7866.

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

; 860-658-5070.

- Elizabeth Fox