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slides: 25 Things to Look Forward to in New England This Summer

Saturday, May 21, 2016


Memorial Day weekend is right around the corner and that means that summer time is nearly here. 

With summer so close, there is a lot to look forward too including warmer weather on a more consistent basis (we can only hope), marquee sporting events, festivals and of course New England traditions like heading to the beach and sipping Del's Lemonade. 

Plus, a whole lot more. 

To help you more excited for summer then you already were, GoLocal has compiled a list of 25 things to look forward to in New England this summer. 

Check out the Slideshow Below. 


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Sipping Del's Lemonade on a Hot Day 

While you can probably find Del's Lemonade somewhere during any month of the year, drinking it in the winter is just not the same as when it is a hot day in the midst of summer. 

As summer approaches, be sure to locate our nearest Del's Lemonade stand. 

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Providence, RI

Waterfire returns for the summer and it's an event and experience that must be had. 

Waterfire is Providence's signature event bringing in people from all over New England and the country to see it. 

A great night out for famillies and couples alike. 

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Visiting Southwick Zoo 

Mendon, Ma 

Can't wait to get back to the zoo and visit the animals at Southwick Zoo. Be sure to check out the new baby zebra that the zoo just welcomed. 

The Zoo is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Click here for more information. 

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Taking a Cruise on Lake Winnipesaukee aboard the M/S Mount Washington

New Hampshire

Lake Winnipesaukee offers some of the best scenery in all of New England and there is no better place to see it from then the M/S Mount Washington. 

Click here for more information.

PHOTO: Lake Winnipesaukee travel guide

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The Burlington Discover Jazz Festival 

Burlington, Vermont

The Burlington Discover Jazz Festival takes place from June 3 to June 12 in downtown Burlington, Vermont. 

This 10 day celebration features four stages with free live music, local food and much more. 

For more information, click here. 

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Walking Along Narragansett Beach 

Narragansett, RI

Look forward to taking a stroll all the way from chair six to chair one as the waves crash along the shore.

Keep an eye out for sea glass as Narrow River or The Towers come into view.

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Taking a Cruise on a Windjammer 


Head to Maine and sleep aboard a National Landmark, the Maine Windjammer Fleet. 

Go on a three, four or six day cruise and get closer than ever before to wildlife like whales, eagles and porpoises while you see some of the best coastal scenery that North America has to offer. 

Click here for more information. 

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Providence, RI 

After a successful first festival, the PVDFest returns to Providence for a second year and will take place from June 2-5. 

The festival will bring in art, music, performances and more from all over the United States and world for the free outdoor festival.

Click here for more information. 

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Catching a Worcester Bravehearts Game 

Worcester, Ma 

The Worcester Bravehearts are te defending FCBL League Champions and will look to repeat this season with tons of new local talent on the roster. 

The Bravehearts Schedule is located here. 

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Newport Folk Festival 

Newport, RI

The Newport Folk Festival is set to be held from July 22-24 and will feature Norah Jones, who is also playing at th Jazz Festival. 

Norah Jones kicks off her week in Newport by headlining the Newport Folk Festival. She will play the festival on the 23. 

Click here for more info

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Visiting Cape Playhouse Theatre 

Cape Cod

Taking a ride to Cape Cod and visit the oldest summer theatre in the country, Cape Playhouse. Cape Playhouse was first opened in 1927 by Raymond Moore. 

The theatre has been home to some of the biggest stars to ever grace a stage like Bette Davis, Humphrey Bogart amongst others.

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Enjoying the South County Hot Air Balloon Fest 

Kingston, RI 

There is nothing quite like the Hot Air Ballon Fest.  This is the place to enjoy glowing hot air balloons, crafts, music, food, fishing, carnival rides, fireworks, and more.

The festival will be held from July 22-24 on the URI athletic fields. 

Click here for more information. 

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Participating in the Worcester World Cup 2016 

Worcester, MA

The 2016 Wrocester World Cup is set to take place from Friday, August 10 to Sunday August 12. 

The Worcester World Cup more than a soccer tournament. It's a celebration of Worcester and a safe, friendly family event that people look forward to all year.

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Newport Jazz Festival 

Newport, RI

After another big year last year, the Newport Jazz Festival is ready to go again this summer, with the headliner for this show also being Norah Jones. 

Jones will play the Newport Jazz Festival on the 30th. This performance will come just a week after she plays the Newport Folk Festival. 

The Jazz Fest will be held from July 29 - 31

Read more here

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Seeing a Movie at the Rustic Drive-In

North Smithfield

Look forwrd to Calling up your friends, pack a picnic, and sit in your car as feature films are projected along giant outdoor screens.

The audio plays right through your radio, so be sure to turn the volume up high as you snack on your candy and popcorn. 

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Zip Lining in the Berkshires 

Looking for something new and exciting? Head to the Berkshires and get yourself on a zip line, maybe even do a canopy tour. 

There are three different tour options, starting with the base area tour which lasts an hour or the Moutain Top or Valley Jump tour which takes three hours. Both of those are sure to shoot some adrenaline into your day. 

Click here for more information

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Watching 4th of July Fireworks

The 4th of July, the holiday of the summer. 

It is never too early to start planning your day and figuring out exactly where you are going to watch fireworks this year. 

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Eating a Clam Cake From Flo’s

Portsmouth, Middletown

Be excited about heading to Flo's and taking a bite of a Flo’s clam cake and you’ll understand why they’ve been around since 1936.

Dip it in a side of tartar sauce or enjoy as is.

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The Little League World Series 

While the Little League World Series does not take place in New England, the series is arguably the marquee sporting event of the summer. 

There will be a New England team in it this year and therefore, the Little League World Series is always something to look forward to. 

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Boston Calling 

Boston, Ma

Boston Calling, the first New England music festival of the season kicks off in downtown Boston on the weekend of May 27 and 28. The festival features performances from Elle King, The Front Bottoms and Robyn. 

Click here for more information

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Vermont Summer Festival

Dorset, Vermont

The Vermont Summer Festival features horses, shopping at onsite boutiques and plenty of places for food and drinks. 

The festival is set to be held from July 5 to August 14 at the Harold Beebe Farm. 

Click here for more information. 

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Attending the CVS Health Charity Classic 

Barrington, RI 

The CVS Charity Classic is a staple sporting event of the summer in Rhode Island and all of New England. This year's field includes Keegan Bradley, Jason Dufner and more, with more players to be announced. 

The tournament is set to take place on Monday, June 27 and Tuesday, June 28 at Rhode Island Country Club. 

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RI International Film Festival 

The Rhode Island International Film Festival is set for August 9-14. 

The Festival features the best local films made with some of the best local talent. 

Click here for more information. 

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Catching a PawSox Game at McCoy 

Pawtucket, RI

While the PawSox are already in action, the weather is getting warmer (again, we can only hope) and it will be much more comfortable to go out to a game. 

Check here for their schedule.

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Paul McCartney at Fenway Park 

Paul McCartney, is coming to Fenway on July 17 for what may be his final visit. 

There are not too many opportunities to see a Beatle perform live and this is one of those chances. Don't miss it. 


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