Category Archives: History

CT: Sharkfest Swim, Kayak and SUP Races Down the Mystic River

Mystic, CT Exit 90: It’s the inaugural Mystic River Day, a day celebrating the Mystic River Community. Festivities include: children’s activities and games on the Mystic River Park green, discover Mystic River history,  many local non-profits, animal encounters, meet the … Continue reading

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CT: June 21- Connecticut is Joining Make Music Day Around the World

The first annual Make Music Connecticut, a free, wild and wonderful mix of over 250 free outdoor musical events, will make its debut on Thursday, June 21. Modeled after a Parisian tradition (Fête de la Musique) that began in 1982 as … Continue reading

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VA: Mount Vernon Father’s Day Weekend with the Father of Our Country

Mount Vernon, VA Southbound Exit: 177A to Route 1 S, Northbound Exit 163: Spend Father’s Day with the Father of Our Country. General Washington greets visitors and poses for photographs on Father’s Day weekend. Listen as Washington discusses his role … Continue reading

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MA: All-You-Can-Eat Ice Cream Festival for Cancer Research in its 36th Year

Boston, MA Exit 25 to Route 90: Grab your spoons and mark your calendars for Scooper Bowl – all-you-can-eat Ice Cream Festival. Celebrating its 36th year in 2018, the Scooper Bowl is now a three-day event that dishes out 20 … Continue reading

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GA: African American Musical Traditions (even Gullah Geechee), Crafts and Food

St Simons Island, GA Exit 38: For over 40 years the Georgia Sea Islands Festival on St. Simons Island, Georgia has celebrated the African American musical traditions, crafts, and food of the coastal barrier islands. Each year the highlight of … Continue reading

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NH: FREE Weekly Open House at Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse

New Castle, NH Exit 5: Friends of Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouses hosts open houses at Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse in New Castle every Sunday from Memorial Day weekend through mid-October (Columbus Day weekend). No reservations are necessary as tours are on a … Continue reading

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RI: From the Loom of a Goddess: Reverberations of Guatemalan Mayan Weaving

Providence, RI Exit 22: Established in 1877 part of a vibrant creative community, the RISD Museum’s art represents diverse cultures from ancient times to the present. Their newest featured exhibit – From the Loom of a Goddess: Reverberations of Guatemalan Mayan … Continue reading

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FL: Commemorate Mother’s Day with an Elegant Tea in the Café des Beaux-Arts

Palm Beach, FL Exit 70: Imagine the setting, Henry Flagler’s Gilded Age estate in Palm Beach, a National Historic Landmark, the epitome of elegance and sophistication. The celebration of Mother’s Day began during the Gilded Age when in May of … Continue reading

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NC: Eat Like Pigs at Smithfield’s Ham and Yam Country Festival

Smithfield, NC Exit 95: Downtown Smithfield is the place to be on Saturday, May 5th for the much anticipated 34th annual Ham & Yam Festival,  which occupies several blocks and attracts thousands of people. With pig races, inflatables, vendors, entertainment, … Continue reading

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MD: More Sheep and Wool Than You Can Imagine!

Columbia, MD Exit 38B to MD-32 W: Discover the beauty of sheep, the warmth of wool and the delicious taste of lamb during a fun-filled weekend at the Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival, 45 years of celebrating all things sheep, … Continue reading

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