Yankee Homecoming 2019 in Newburyport, MA, through August 4 — The annual Yankee Homecoming in Newburyport, MA, wraps up this weekend with Family Day At Maudslay State Park and fireworks on Saturday and a parade on Sunday. Map.
Taste of the Caribbean and Jerk Festival 2019 at Mortensen Riverfront Plaza, in Hartford, CT, on August 3 –Enjoy a full day of Caribbean music, dance, Caribbean games, and children’s activities. For some, the highlight of the day is the Carnival Parade and the dazzling costumes. For others, it’s getting a taste of that fiery jerk chicken. 1-11 p.m. Map.
Charlestown Seafood Festival 2019 at Ninigret Park, Charlestown, RI on August 2-4 – For seafood lovers, this festival is the biggest event of the year, taste the steamers, chowder, fish and chips, clam cakes or raw bar. Work up your next appetite with bungee jumping, wall climbing and karaoke singing. Tribute bands will be playing the music of Guns and Roses, AC/DC, and Southern Sky. Friday, Noon-11 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m.-11 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Map.
Jericho ATV Festival 2019 at Jericho Mountain State Park, Berlin, NH, on August 2-3 — Jericho ATV Festival features mud races, demo rides, live music and delicious food. The park has 80 miles of trails, so there’s plenty of room to spread out. Join or watch the poker run, mud pit grudge runs, and demo rides. Map.
Wilton Blueberry Festival 2019 in Wilton, Maine on August 2-3 — Festival goers are invited to pick their own blueberries on the farm and enjoy a big range of weekend activities like live entertainment, a bake sale, book sale, yard sale, horse and wagon rides, historical tours, auctions, barbecue, and more. And fireworks! This year’s theme is Mardi Gras. Map.
Hops in the Hills Beer and Wine Festival 2019 at Okemo Mountain Resort, Ludlow, VT, on August 2-4 — Vermonters love making and sharing their craft beers, hard ciders and wines. Also at this festival: hair-raising rides at the Adventure Zone, like the Timber Ripper Mountain Coaster, zipline tours and more. Picnic blankets and lawn chairs welcome. Friday, 5-9 p.m.; Saturday, noon-8 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Map.