American Lives: Timeline of History on June 29 at Strawbery Banke Museum, Portsmouth, NH — Costumed performers portray a big cross-section of the people of American history from 1602 to 1945. Come meet early settlers, ancient mariners, soldiers, people of the First nations, Brits, doctors of centuries ago, gents and ladies of the Gilded Age, suffragettes, African American achievers. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Paint for Preservation Wet Paint Auction on June 30 at Garrison Field, Cape Elizabeth, Maine — Cape Land Trust hosts this weekend of painting outdoors by juried artists who lay on canvas the beauties of Cape Elizabeth. On Sunday afternoon, the “wet” artwork is auctioned live at a tented cocktail reception. Auction is 4-7 p.m.
Rockfire 2019 on June 28-29 at Websterville, VT — RockFire is a unique combination of art, music and fire that elevates Vermont’s granite heritage. The main event is Firewalk, a three-mile procession lit by thousands of candles and luminaries with dozens of bonfires, all leading to fire-lit art installations and live performance stages.
Provincetown Portuguese Festival on June 27-30 at MacMillan Wharf, Provincetown, MA — Watch or join in the traditional Portuguese dancing, music, and cuisine. Highlights of the weekend are the Fishermen’s Dinner, the Blessing of the Fleet, and the parade on Commercial Street. Highlights are the Portuguese Festival Parade on Saturday, 3-5 p.m., and the Blessing of the Fleet on Sunday at 1 p.m.
Vermont Quilt Festival on June 27-29 at Champlain Valley Exposition, Essex Junction, VT — Quilt displays that will stun you with their creativity and beauty await at the fest. Exhibits include Song Quilts: A Celebration of Stitch and Song, Quilted Treasures of New York, Journeying from Traditional to Abstract Quilts, Instructor Showcase, and the 2019 SewBatik Challenge. 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Wells Antiques Show & Sale on June 30 at Wells Reserve at Laudholm, Wells, Maine — More than 75 exhibitors from all over New England present antiques in every area of the antiques: painted and country furniture and Americana, antique jewelry, ceramics and silver, glass and china, baskets and decoys, pottery, brass, copper, and pewter, quilts, vintage linens, ancient books. 10 a.m.-4 p.m.