Category Archives: History

FL: On Sept 9th Take the Grandfolks to the Flagler Museum for Grandparents Day

Palm Beach, FL Exit 70: Whom better to honor than your grandparents? There is a special bond that is shared between grandchildren and their grandparents. National Grandparents Day was declared in 1978 to be celebrated in the US on the … Continue reading

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MD: American History Buffs This Tour is for you

Clinton, MD Exit 7: On the night of April 14, 1865, President Abraham Lincoln was shot by the dashing young actor, John Wilkes Booth, at Ford’s Theatre in Washington City. While Lincoln lay dying, his assassin was making his escape … Continue reading

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GA: This Three Week Festival Will Strike the Perfect Chord

Savannah, GA Exit 99:  Savannah VOICE Festival brings classical vocal excellence to Savannah, with over 25 performances, through a two week celebration of operas, concerts,  food and wine events, and masterclasses during the month of August. Every year, the Festival is … Continue reading

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MD: Nothing Compares to the Howard County Fair

West Friendship, MD Exit 38b to Rt. 32 West: For some good wholesome family fun you aren’t going to want to miss the 73rd Annual Howard County Fair. An American tradition,  the fair is a celebration of Howard County’s farming … Continue reading

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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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