Spring is the perfect time of year to explore all the beauty that New England has to offer. Here is a shortlist of the best spring events taking place over the next few months across the east coast.
Cherry Blossom Festival
This annual event is held on April 24th in New Haven, Connecticut, and celebrates the beginning of spring with arts and crafts vendors, food, live music, and children’s events. Originally founded to commemorate the planting of the town’s cherry blossom trees in 1973, this beloved event is a local favorite and attracts tourists from across the region.
Brimfield Antique Show
Antique enthusiasts and vendors across Massachusetts look forward to the annual Brimfield Antique Show. Considered to be one of the best spring events in New England, this event is held from May 10th through the 15th and attracts over 130,000 visitors annually.
New Hampshire Maple Weekend
Maple connoisseurs don’t want to miss this incredible event that takes visitors behind the scenes of the maple syrup-making process. This event is held statewide on March 19th and 20th and includes tours of the state’s largest maple syrup production factories, as well as deliciously filling pancake breakfasts.
Wildquack Duck River Festival
Just as the name of this festival implies, the Wildquack Duck River Festival pays homage to the classic children’s toy, the yellow rubber duck. Enjoy rubber duck races, food, crafts, and more at this fun, family friendly event on May 29th at the beautiful and scenic White Mountains in New Hampshire.
Newport Daffodil Days Festival
Held throughout the month of April, this festival pays homage to the annual blooming of daffodils throughout the city. Enjoy a classic car show, parades, and a scenic tour through the town’s most beautiful gardens. With free parking during the event, visitors will enjoy this frugal, yet fun, way to celebrate the beginning of spring in Rhode Island.
Billings Museum Baby Farm Animal Celebration
Venture to the peaceful town of Woodstock, Vermont, where visitors get to interact and get up close with a variety of baby farm animals while exploring a real farm. This educational experience is perfect for young families and includes tours, crafting activities, and more. Enjoy this fun-filled celebration on April 9th and 10th.