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Best bets this weekend: Cinco de Mayo, Kentucky Derby parties, art shows, seafaring quests with Old Ironsides

[fa icon="calendar"] May 4, 2018 9:48:40 AM / by Mary Lhowe, Editor,

Mary Lhowe, Editor,

Spring has sprung. this weekend brings a bouquet of festivals, outdoor fun, adventures for kids. See out whole calendar and plan for the summer ahead, too.


MayFair 2018 in Harvard Square. Cambridge, MA – Sunday, May 6

MayFair celebrates the exuberant sounds and culture of Mexico. Enjoy Mariachi music, folk music, reggae and dancing in the streets; chalk art; beer gardens; a Victorian Children’s play area. Shop at 60 artisan booths.

Harvard Square and nearby squares, Cambridge, MA. Noon-6 p.m. 


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Kennebunk May Day Festival 2018, Kennbunk, ME – Saturday, May 5

This town knows how to enjoy itself. Come for the pancake breakfast, a library book sale, Faerie Festival, craft making at the Brick Store Museum, a craft market, rock climbing, a photo booth, chalk art, May Pole dancing, live music and dance. Parade at 1:30 p.m. Downtown Kennebunk, ME. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.



 Derby Day at Linden Place Mansion, Bristol, RI – Saturday, May 5

Linden Place celebrates Kentucky Derby Day with mint juleps, live music, great food, live streaming of the 144th annual Kentucky Derby, live and silent auction and more. Prizes for best dressed, biggest hat, best dressed couple.

Linden Place, 500 Hope Street, Bristol, RI.  4-8 p.m. 


 sea-glassThe Northeast Sea Glass Expo, Seabrook, NH –Saturday and Sunday, May 5-6

Artists showcasing their creations in sea glass, shells, driftwood and beachstones. Hourly raffles, contests with cash prizes and lectures. 

Seabrook Community Center, 311 Lafayette Road, Seabrook, NH.  10 am-5 pm


Hats & Horses Derby Party 2018, Clinton, CT – Saturday, May 5

Watch the Kentucky Derby on a big screen and nibble light refreshments. Wear your dapper attire, just for fun (especially the hats, ladies). Enjoy a wine and bourbon tasting, and a silent auction of gift baskets and items from local shops and artisans.

Henry Carter Hull Library, 10 Killingworth Hwy.Clinton, CT


 Mutinious-QuestMutinous Expedition Kids Quest at the USS Constitution Museum – through August

Take your place inside the fictional story of Jack Tarr, a sailor aboard Constitution who had to decide whether to join a mutinous crew or stay loyal to the ship’s captain.

USS Constitution Museum Charlestown Navy Yard, Charlestown, MA. Daily. 10 a.m.-5 p.m 


Mary Lhowe, Editor,

Written by Mary Lhowe, Editor,

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