Wait a minute. Boston is only a seven and a half hour car ride from Ottawa? Only nine hours from Toronto? Hold the phone, I think a road trip to Massachusetts is on the books. And why shouldn’t it be? Massachusetts has everything you could possibly need in a family friendly vacation and over the next six weeks I’m going to be sharing some of the highlights with you.
This week I’m focusing on Festivals and holy cow, does Massachusetts have a lot on the go. I’ve been exploring the Massachusetts It’s All Here website and I’ve chosen four events that would be perfect for my family.
My children loved Tuck Everlasting so I know they would love seeing a live performance of it! Based on Natalie Babbitt’s novel set in a small New England town, this production of Tuck Everlasting will be held July 28 – August 18 at the City Emerson Colonial Theater.
Singin’ In the Rain
Who doesn’t love this classic? And again, a perfect fit for my family. The stage adaptation of this romantic comedy about the early days of sound film will be performed at the Zeiterion Performing Art Center, July 26 – August 4.
Nantucket Comedy Festival, Nantucket
Aside from the fact that Nantucket has been calling to me a very long time, and I’d love to see it, I think this comedy festival would make the trip that much better! The festival occurs July 12 – 14 and brings top comedians to locations around Nantucket. All proceeds go to the education non-profit Stand Up & Learn. Everybody wins here.
Nantucket Legends: Foggy Facts and Fiction, Nantucket
For me, the name Nantucket evokes certain images. This exhibit, seeks to separate myth from reality. On display from April 26 – November 15, they explore some of the island’s most curious tales including the first Nantucket Tea Party, R.H. Macy’s red star tattoo and Tony Sarg’s sea serpent hoax among other things. As a history lover, this is right up my alley and it’s a great way to get your kids engaged with it too.
What festivals would you choose?