Category Archives: Arts and Crafts

NH: Enjoy Everything Portsmouth: 40th Anniversary of Market Square Day

Portsmouth, NH Exit 7: Don’t miss the annual Market Square Day, this year celebrating it’s 40th anniversary. Created to commemorate the renovation and beautification of downtown Portsmouth – and, in particular, Market Square. Most of Downtown Portsmouth will be vehicle-free and … Continue reading

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CT: International Festival of Arts & Ideas

New Haven, CT Exit 47: What do you get when you assemble authors, scientists, and leading innovators alongside outstanding artists? The International Festival of Arts & Ideas – a 15-day festival of performing arts, lectures; dynamic public programs to captivate, entertain, … Continue reading

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MA: Reptiles, Comedy Juggler, Flash Mob, Drumming and Art at Newburyport’s 2-Day Fest

Newburyport, MA Exit 57: Celebrate the season at historic Newburyport Spring Festival, a tradition upheld for over 30 years on Memorial Day Weekend.  Enjoy great live music, art, fine crafts, activities for kids, and food from Newburyport’s outstanding restaurants at this … Continue reading

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NC: DeWayne’s- From Pumpkin Patch to Shopping Destination

Selma, NC Exit 97: DeWayne’s – Would you believe this amazing gift, clothes and garden decor shop started out as a pumpkin stand? DeWayne persevered with his produce stand after having to move it 3 times. What began as DeWayne’s … Continue reading

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VA: Peruse Art, Home, Gardens and Studio of Gari Melchers

Falmouth, VA Exit 133A: Gari Melchers Home and Studio – Belmont, typical of the Federal style, is over 200 years old. In 1916, renowned artist Gari Melchers and his wife Corinne bought the residence, and no expense was spared in … Continue reading

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CT: Medieval Faire with Jousting, Fairy Magic, Armored Combat, Music, and Merry Men

North Haven, CT Exit 48 to I 91N: Walk into a medieval  fairytale and experience what a spring festival might have been like in 12th century Nottingham England. Fantasy takes flight when you step back to the past at Robin … Continue reading

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VA: Mother’s Day Fun or Just Stop and Smell the Roses at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

Richmond, VA Exit 83B: The Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden is an oasis on a driving trip – 82 magnificent acres which started life as Powhatan hunting grounds and was at one time owned by patriot Patrick Henry. In 1884, Lewis … Continue reading

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SC: Play Me, I’m Yours – Brings Pianos and Music to Florence Streets

Florence, SC Exit 160: No, you’re not seeing things, those randomly placed pianos throughout Florence are part of Play Me, I’m Yours, an initiative of a worldwide street piano project, geared to interconnect people in the community by “expressing themselves”  … Continue reading

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CT: Welcome Spring at New Haven’s Cherry Blossom Festival

New Haven, CT Exit 47: The 44th Annual Cherry Blossom Festival is a celebration of spring commemorating the planting of 72 Yoshino Japanese Cherry Blossom trees in 1973.  Hanami (cherry blossom) viewing, has been a Japanese custom since the 7th … Continue reading

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NC: All Eyes on Wilson’s Main Street – 100 Artists for 100 Days

Wilson, NC Exit 121: They say a “picture’s worth a thousand words” well then the city of Wilson has a lot to say.  From April 8th until July 16th, Nash Street, the main street of Wilson, North Carolina will be … Continue reading

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