Jacobs Pillow Dance Inside/Out Performances Wednesday-Saturday Stockbridge Ma
The free performances happen every week from Wednesday through Saturday during the Jacobs Pillow Dance Festival. The shows are performed outside, with a beautiful backdrop of the Berkshire Hills in the summer. When the weather is threatening the performance will move to an indoor studio with very limited seating. Call the Box Office after 5pm the day of the performance to find out if it will be outdoors or indoors.
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.
Springfield Jazz and Roots Festival Saturday Springfield Ma
This free outdoor festival, accessible to people of all ages and walks of life, presents many unique opportunities for the Springfield community. The Festival celebrates music as well as its host the city of Springfield, whose many cultural attractions, rich historical legacy and beautiful architecture are too often overshadowed by a negative perception of the city. By presenting the festival in the heart of downtown, the organization seeks to bolster a positive image of Springfield, engage artists and a diverse community in fueling its revitalization, and emphasize its place as a cultural hub and driver of cultural excellence in the region.
Jay Summer Fest Saturday Jay Vt
Same day as Jay Peak Resort's 13th Annual Augustwest Music Festival, Now in its 13th year, the August West Festival both celebrates the music of The Grateful Dead, but also the community in and around the Jay Peak Area. The Festival has grown a bit in size, but the intent is still the same. It's a great way to spend the day - kids and well-mannered dogs are welcome, there's lots of good food and drink and plenty to do.
Saturday, August 12th on The Green (next to Jay Country Store) in the Town of Jay
FREE Live Music from Dead Sessions, Hoopla, and Rick Redington & The Luv
FREE Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream
Tie dyeing, Food & Craft vendors, downtown Jay, noon to 6 pm
Two great events, same day, downtown Jay
Westfield Air Show Saturday and Sunday Westfield Ma
This will be the first air show at Barnes Airport in a few years and promises to be a very good one.. The Air Force Thunderbirds will be headlining the show this year. Also this is the home of the 104 Fighter Wing and the F-15 Eagle. There are also many other events and special appearance planned at the show As a rule, the Thunderbirds will conduct survey and practice flights on Friday so there will be a lot going on in the skies this weekend. in order to get ready.
West Indian Festival Saturday Hartford Ct
This year the Greater Hartford West Indian Independence Celebrations is marking its 55th anniversary and expecting a crowd of over 20,000 spectators to celebrate this annual tradition. The parade will take place on Saturday, August 12th with the route beginning at Main and Battles Streets, filtering on to Asylum Street then finally gathering inside Bushnell Park. The event will end with a free concert in the park featuring a host of locally based talent as well as international artistes. The celebration will also feature marching bands, floats from various radio stations such as HOT 93.7, drill teams, masqueraders displaying vibrantly colored costumes, and dance troupes. Not to be missed is the array of vendors who will display their various wares and prepare delicious traditional cuisines from the Caribbean and beyond.
The Perseid Meteors Everywhere in the Sky
No matter where you live, the 2017 Perseid meteor shower will probably produce the greatest number of meteors on the mornings of August 11, 12 and 13. In a dark, moonless sky, this shower often produces 50 or more meteors per hour. But, in 2017, we’ll have to contend with the light of a bright waning gibbous moon, which rises at mid-evening and washes the sky during the peak hours of the shower, between midnight and dawn. A good number of Perseid meteors will be bright, so you should be able to see some Perseids, despite the moonlit glare. And, although the Perseid numbers are few and far between in the evening hours, you’ll have some moon-free viewing time between nightfall and moonrise.
Many museums in New England offer free admission during specified days of the week. You can find them here in the Good Diggin Museum Listing for New England.
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 as well. Those options can be found here on the Good Diggin Free Weekly Town Concert listings or the
Car Show page.