Top Choice Sports in Boston

Boston Marathon

One of the country's most prestigious marathons takes runners on a 26.2-mile course ending at Copley Sq on Patriots' Day, a Massachusetts holiday on the third Monday in April.
Top Choice Dance in Lee

Jacob's Pillow

Founded by Ted Shawn in an old barn in 1932, Jacob's Pillow is one of the premier summer dance festivals in the USA. Through the years, Alvin Ailey, Merce Cunningham, the Martha Graham Dance Company and other leadin…
Top Choice Cultural in Salem

Haunted Happenings Halloween

Everyone in Salem celebrates Halloween, not just the witches. And they celebrate for much of the month of October with special exhibits, parades, concerts, pumpkin carvings, costume parties and trick-or-treating. It…
Top Choice Music in Rockport

Rockport Chamber Music Festival

This festival hosts concerts by internationally acclaimed performers. Concerts take place at the Shalin Liu Performance Center, a gorgeous hall overlooking the ocean. Most concerts sell out, so it's advisable to ord…
Music in Lenox

Tanglewood Music Festival

Dating from 1934, the Tanglewood Music Festival is among the most esteemed summertime music events in the world. Symphony, pops, chamber music, jazz and blues are performed from late June through early September. Yo…
Cultural in Lexington

Patriots' Day

The Patriots' Day celebration in Lexington starts early – really early. On the third Monday in April, as dawn breaks, local history buffs are assembled on the village green, some decked out in 'redcoats', while othe…
Theater in Williamstown

Williamstown Theatre Festival

Stars of the theater world descend upon Williamstown every year from the third week in June to the third week in August. Widely considered the best summer theater in the area, the Williamstown Theatre Festival was t…
Fair in Springfield

Big E

In mid-September, sleepy West Springfield explodes into activity with the annual Eastern States Exposition, better known as the Big E. It's 17 days of farm exhibits and horse shows, carnival rides and parades, conce…
Cultural in Plymouth

America's Hometown Thanksgiving Celebration

The weekend before Thanksgiving, historic Plymouth comes to life as pilgrims, pioneers and patriots parade the streets of 'America's Hometown.' The event features a food festival, a concert series, a craft show and …
Cultural in Beacon Hill & Boston Common

Hidden Gardens of Beacon Hill

Sponsored by the Beacon Hill Garden Club, here's your chance to get a peek at a dozen of the neighborhood's urban gardens. Hidden courtyards and secret passageways are opened up to visitors to marvel at the beautifu…