Gov. Paul LePage has signed a financial order that grants Maine residents free day use of most state parks and historic sites. The program will be running through Labor Day. Maine State Parks and Historic Sites have experienced record-breaking attendance in recent years,” LePage said in a statement. “Our park staff have worked very hard to enhance the visitor experience with new offerings, year-round events and educational programs for all ages. Public support has never been higher. This is our way of saying thank you to the Maine people.” The fee for entrance into state parks in Maine ranges from $3-$6 for an adult. The fee for children between the ages of 5-11 is $1 everywhere. Children under the age of 5 can get in for free. Day use is defined as 9 a.m. until closing, which is sunset at most locations. The fee holiday does not apply to overnight camping, which is offered at many parks. More information about Maine State Parks and Historic Sites is available online at: http://www.parksandlands.com.
Third Thursday Street Festival Willimantic Ct
Every third Thursday, thousands of people from far and wide stroll along Main Street, Willimantic amid a background of musical, theatrical, visual, gastronomic, and olfactory delights. Seven stages simultaneously host a wide variety of music and entertainment while over 100 vendors showcase a variety of handcrafted goods and services. Willimantic's diversity really shines through in the delicious authentic international cuisine. Enjoy locally produced artwork, beer, music, and More
Third Thursday Street Festival Pittsfield Ma
Every third Thursday the downtown district comes alive with live music and performances on multiple stages setup for the event, local food and craft vendors set up booths, street performers are entertaining people and plenty of fun is to be had. If you want to experience a little more, businesses are open late for shopping, theater and there are plenty of dining options available as well.
Free Fun Friday's Friday Throughout Massachusetts
Each Friday; The Highland Street Foundation will sponsor free admission to Museums and other cultural and fun destinations throughout Massachusetts. This program is open again this year to all Ma. residents thanks to this very generous family foundation.
Fisherman's Feast Thursday thru Sunday Boston Ma
The Fisherman's Feast is an annual event that began in Boston in 1910 and is based on a tradition that goes back to the 16th century in Sciacca Sicily. The Feast is based on the devotion of the fishermen from Sciacca to the Madonna del Soccorso (Our Lady of Help). Today's Feast is much the same as it was over 100 years ago with lights adorning the street and the smell of sausage in the air.
Salem Jazz and Soul Festival Saturday and Sunday Salem Ma
The tenth annual Salem Jazz and Soul Festival a FREE, two-day music festival featuring 10 bands, a kids tent, Salem Five Bank music-education tent, more than 40 artisan vendors and a 21-plus Ipswich Ale Brewery beer garden
Milford Oyster Festival Saturday Milford Ct
The Free Events will feature Live Music from Eddie Money and John Cafferty and The Beaver Brown Band, a classic car show and much more! Over 200 artists and artisans will participate in one of Connecticut’s largest Arts & Crafts Show.
The Festival will have a very large food Court where you may purchase any food you can think of that would be sold at a festival. They will feature 35,000 Oysters & Clams served up many different ways. Several varieties of oysters will be sold and some of the most prominent oyster growers on the east coast will be there. Eat one or eat a couple dozen. Enjoy oysters salty and sweet, grown from Maine to Virginia.
There are also many Cities and Towns that offer free weekly live music shows with a wide variety of different musical styles available. You can also find a lot of car shows in many areas here on the web site as well. Those event's can be found on the Good Diggin Free Weekly Town Concert listings or the Car Show page.
In addition, many museums throughout New England offer free admission during specified days of the week. You can find a large listing of them here in the Good Diggin Museum Listing page.