River Lights Boat Parade 2019 on June 15 in Kennebunk, ME — Come join or watch the lighted boat parade on the Kennebunk River, a featured event of the LAUNCH! Maritime Festival in the Kennebunks, Maine. Parading boaters can get creative and give spectators a show with lights, music and fun. Spectators, watch the parade from the Kennebunk river jetty to the Lanigan Bridge. Primo seating is at Rock the Dock at the Yachtsman Hotel & Marina Club. Parade at 9 p.m.
Scene on the Green on June 8-21 in New Haven, CT — Among the many offerings happening now during New Haven’s International Festival of Arts & Ideas is the Scene on the Green, bringing tons of wonderful live music to the New Haven Green nonstop this weekend. Enjoy the sounds of modern gypsy jazz sound, East African drumming, Islands calypso and reggae on steel drums, Latin Urbano, Gospel, a cappella spirituals, Motown, The 80s soft soul vocal trio. Free! See website for performance times.
Quechee Hot Air Balloon, Craft and Music Festival on June 14-16 in Quechee, VT — Oh, the joyfulness of seeing – and riding in – hot air balloons. This is one of the longest-running hot air balloon festivals in New England, with 20 balloons, five scheduled flights, tethered daytime rides during the day, music and entertainment for all ages, craft artisans and commercial vendors. Children’s activities include train rides, a bounce house and more. Schedule of events.
Mystic River Jam at Mystic Shipyard on June 13- 15 in Mystic, CT — Mystic is a fun place to stroll and sightsee in the summer. This jam at the Shipyard showcases music from rock to reggae, blues to country. Prices are very reasonable for the amount of music you can hear, and there’s a free sound check on Thursday night. Schedule is Thursday: Mystic Dead 7-9 p.m.; Friday: Sunday Gravy 6-7:45 p.m.; Green Tea: 8-10 p.m.; Saturday: The Carleans 3-4:45 p.m.; Fleet 5-6:45 p.m.; Phil Adams Group 7-8:30 p.m.; and Troublemakers 8:45-10 p.m.
Dancing on The Row on June 14 at Assembly Row, Somerville, MA — Join Metamovements Latin Dance Company and Assembly Row to learn and enjoy Salsa Dancing On The Row. There’s a free salsa dance lesson at 6 p.m. followed by Timba Lines and social dancing until 9 p.m. with MetaMovements, Assembly Row & DJ Rob Suave. Dance location will be on the street at Assembly Row East next to LOFT Outlet and JP Licks. If you miss the dance on June 14, come back – salsa dance is held alternate Friday evenings into September.
June Full Moon Canoe Tour on June 16-17 in Scarborough Marsh, Scarborough, Maine — Paddle the marsh under a full moon – dreamy! Experience the sights and sounds of marsh creatures under the full moon. Watch for black-crowned night heron along the bank or snowy egret flying back to a nearby island. You may even see a harbor seal or a muskrat playing in the water. Advanced registration necessary. Call 207-883-5100. 8-9:30 p.m.