#XploreMass Massachusetts Fun Family Festivals & More

During the summer we do a lot of family travel. Much of it is day trips or destinations we can drive to. we drive  a lot. Maybe more than the average family, but we love it. It gives us time to talk, enjoy our surrounding sand really get an idea for the area we visit. One place we have wanted to visit for a long time is Massachusetts. I think it is the movies we watch that first created this desire. But the more I read about it, the more I want to visit. 

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I am discovery so many great aspects of Massachusetts that I had no idea existed. Such as their festivals. There is a festival for almost every theme you can think of. A little something for all. 

Make it a family Road trip to Boston! Plan your trip through the arts festivals taking place all across Boston. There are many 
incredible events taking place from the Williamstown Theatre Festival to Shakespeare on the Common to Film Festivals and more. Expand your horizons, and yours loved ones.  I get excited anytime I can add a bit of something new to my children’s lives. 

For example the Outside the Box Festival looks like a great 9 days of free music and performing arts. There are music performers, culinary, dance and more. Never before have I seen so many unique performers in one place.  The Festival itself is July 13-21st so it is over for this year. But there is always next year to check it out. 


Summer Festivals 

Cambridge Arts Festival
Prometheus Dance Anniversary Concert
Outside The Box Festival
Roxbury International Film Festival
Salem Jazz and Soul Festival
Lowell Folk Festival
Salem Arts Festival
Pembroke Arts Festival 
New Bedford Folk Festival



I have always wanted to go up on an air balloon. At the Balloon fest in Greenfield you may just have that chance.

Summer is not the only time to visit Massachusetts. Winter is great as well (as is any time) 

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There is something magical about winter time. The lights, the festivities and the excited. If you prefer winter travel, it is now the time to get more information and plan a trip. Why not discover something new?

I will be sharing some more posts about Massachusetts with you in the next couple of weeks. I hope you too will discover something new about the area and maybe plan a trip for your family. 

Where can you watch the sun rise over Cape Cod beaches? Where can you find world-class shopping on streets immersed in history? Where can you cap a great day of hiking in the Berkshires with a dinner surrounded by nature?

Massachusetts is one of the most exciting holiday destinations in the States because it truly has something for everyone: nature lovers, history buffs, art aficionados, and of course, avid shoppers. There’s always something new and exciting to do in Massachusetts.

In light of recent events, we are proud to announce that Boston and all of Massachusetts is open for business and ready to welcome you to our home. Each and every visitor helps make Boston strong.

Have you been to Massachusetts before? What was your favourite place to visit while there?


  1. I've never been to Massachusetts before but would love to go! Looks like there's so much to do and so many wonderful looking festivals! I've also always wanted to go in an Air Balloon, so the Air Ballon Fest looks so fun!! Festivals are always a great time, especially for the whole family 🙂
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  2. I've only been to Boston and I've loved visiting there. Such a beautiful city with such heart. I would love to explore more of the State and see what it has to offer. Love the idea of attending some of the summer festivals – especially the one featuring Shakespeare 🙂

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  3. I've never been to Massachusetts but I've always wanted to go to Boston, it seems like a city with a lot of character.
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  4. yummyfaerie says

    I live in Massachusetts & I think its pretty great, thank you for such a nice review of just a bit of the fun stuff that goes on here.

  5. I've been to Boston several times and loved it there although I never went to any festivals. That hot air balloon festival looks interesting and hopefully can be part of my itinerary when we are able to visit again.
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  6. stephy905 says

    Those balloons are beautiful

  7. We lived in Albuquerque and those Hot Air Balloons just took me back in time! We are always looking for new places to go with the kids, I will definitely add to my list!
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  8. Boston is on our "must visit" list. There is a lot of history is the city and I love that! And hubs family has connections to the city with parks and roads in their name… would be neat for my kids to see.
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  9. We went to Mass. once a long time ago for a wedding, but we didn't get to see much of it. I can not wait to go back again someday. I never knew they had so many festivals.

  10. What a fun filled festival. I'm sure family who go have a great time

  11. I just got back from a family trip to Boston on Monday! It was our first visit there, and we really loved taking the ferry "cruise" in the bay. Our favorite dinner for sure was when we stopped at Cheers. But my favorite place by far was Gloucester, about an hour outside of Boston. We hiked, we played in the ocean, and we went candlepin bowling. Such a beautiful place!

  12. Amber Edwards says

    Wow, there are so many amazing things to do in Mass.! I haven't been there, but I would love to visit some day!

  13. And I only ever thought of Boston when considering spots to take my son on vacation. This has been a very useful post, thanks!

  14. We're heading to Boston this Fall so I'll have to keep some of these ideas in mind when we travel there.
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