Scituate Art Festival in Scituate, Rhode Island all Columbus Day weekend. You will find art from local artists, arts and crafts and some antiques (at very fair prices). It is a very popular event a can get crowded but parking is offered all over (free if you are lucky, otherwise USD5-10). It's a great outing for all. Check out some photos here from the 2009 festival.
Greater Boston Antiques Festival in Wilmington, MA 160 dealers under one roof.
Boston Book Festival Your chance to discover new books, meet authors and spend a great day in the literary world - for free.
Rockport Harvest Festival in Rockport, MA. Hayrides, scarecrow strolls, cider and lots of fun in this fall themed event.
Harvest on the Harbor in Portland, Maine. A great fall food festival! A great festival for foodies or anyone enjoying food and wine.
Waterfire in Providence, Rhode Island. Unique and beautiful: WaterFire’s one hundred sparkling bonfires on the three rivers of downtown Providence accompanied with enchanting music from around the world. Click on the link for a full schedule.
Head of the Charles Regatta
Fort Point spring Art Walk visit 75 artists in their studios
Beacon Hill with a BOO! This special walking tour by Boston by Foot guides tells stories of ghosts, murders and mayhem that haunt this quiet neighborhood.
Go to Salem for Halloween - it's bewitching with lots of activities. It is THE Halloween capital of New England (the world????)