Seasonal Activities & Events

DropZone Plymouth - Aerial Adventure Park
9 Meadow Park Road (Across from Plymouth Airport)
Plymouth, MA 02360
Phone: 508-958-9323

DropZone Plymouth - Aerial Adventure Park

Featuring:
Zip Lines - 400 ft. side by side with a friend
High Ropes Obstacle Course - Test Yourself
Step off the tower on our "Quick Jump" Free fall
40 ft. Climbing Wall - Compete for the best time
Race Track for Remote Control Cars/Trucks
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Church of the Pilgrimage
8 Town Square
Plymouth, MA 02360

Pilgrim Festival Chorus

The Pilgrim Festival Chorus (PFC) is a volunteer, auditioned singing group dedicated to performing choral music in public and private concerts, to providing music education to its members and audiences, and to encouraging and promoting the performance of great choral music. Read more about Pilgrim Festival Chorus

Captain John Boats Whale Watching & Deep Sea Fishing
10 Town Wharf
Plymouth , MA 02360
Phone: 508-746-2643

Captain John Boats Whale Watching & Deep Sea Fishing

New England's largest Whale Watch Fleets guarantees whale sightings as you cruise Cape Cod Bay in comfort. Climate-controlled main cabin & full galley service.
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Flax Pond Cranberry Farms
58 Pond Street
Carver, MA 02330
Phone: 508-866-2162
Fax: 508-866-4172

Flax Pond Cranberry Farms

Fall Bog Tours | Gift Shop | Christmas Trees (seasonal) | Annual Events

Flax Pond Cranberry Co. is a 100-acre family farm, owned and operated by Jack and Dorothy Angley. The property, which was purchased in 1967, consists of 34 acres of producing cranberry bogs, a 10-acre pond, 40 acres of woodland (including 4,000 Fraser Fir Christmas trees), and 20 acres of reservoir. The cranberry bogs have been in production since the early 1890s and today produce 150 to 200 barrels per acre (in a good year) of fresh fruit for Ocean Spray Cranberries. Read more about Flax Pond Cranberry Farms

Mayflower Cranberries
72 Brook Street
Plympton, MA 02367
Phone: 781-585-1999

Mayflower Cranberries

Behind The Scenes (non-harvest tour)
Behind The Scenes "Cranberries 101" Tour is an opportunity to see and learn all about cranberry growing directly from the grower.  You get one on one time with the grower taking you on a tour of the farm.  You will have the opportunity to walk onto the bog and touch the cranberry vines, learn about the history of the industry, growing practices and see the technology and equipment used in modern cranberry growing. Schedule and reservations available by visiting website. Read more about Mayflower Cranberries

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Billington Sea Kayak
41 Branch Point Road
Plymouth, MA 02360
Phone: 508-746-5644

Billington Sea Kayak

Enjoy a few hours or a full-day kayaking or canoeing in one of New England’s most historic and sought after outdoor destinations. The beautiful Billington Sea in the heart of Plymouth, Massachusetts is only a five-minute drive from Downtown Plymouth and will take you to a picturesque environment featuring expansive shorelines, native wildlife, and an undisturbed eco-system. Read more about Billington Sea Kayak

Heritage Museum & Gardens
67 Grove Street
Sandwich, MA
Phone: 508-888-3300

Gardens Aglow at Heritage Museums & Gardens

Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays 4:30pm-8:30pm End of November-Mid December
Heritage Museums & Gardens opens its annual, highly anticipated family holiday event, Gardens Aglow, with treasured favorite indoor and outdoor activities—and new ones as well. Feel like a kid again with free rides on a vintage carousel. Marvel at more than 10 miles of holiday lights throughout the gardens and grounds. Sit with Santa and give him your wish list in a 1913 Ford Model T, then help him find his reindeer on a scavenger hunt through the gardens. Enjoy a model train display, nightly performances at 6:30 pm, and a special exhibit of Currier & Ives winter scenes. Watch live ice sculpting demonstrations every Saturday and then cozy up to fire pits and roast marshmallows. Hot drinks and treats are also available at Magnolia Café! Buy tickets online and skip the lines!
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Captain John Boats Harbor & Sunset Cruises
77 Water Street
Plymouth, MA 02360
Phone: 508-746-2643

Captain John Boats Harbor & Sunset Cruises

Cruise Plymouth Harbor in comfort aboard the Pilgrim Belle, an authentic Mississippi-style paddlewheeler! Enjoy the luxury of the Pilgrim Belle as a local history expert narrates the historic harbor of Plymouth, Massachusetts. You'll enjoy a gull's eye view of Plymouth Rock, Plymouth Beach, Clark's Island, and the majestic Gurnet Point Lighthouse. Read more about Captain John Boats Harbor & Sunset Cruises

Edaville Family Theme Park
5 Pine Street
Carver, MA 02330
Phone: 508-866-8190

Christmas Festival of Lights at Edaville Family Theme Park

2017 Dates:  November 17 through January 1, 2018. Open every day except Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. Hours: Operating hours vary by date; please check prior to arrival at the park!

Edaville Family Theme Park's most memorable New England Tradition is back this year with over 18 million lights illuminating the park! Admission includes Edaville's 3 Adventures in 1; Edaville Proper, Thomas Land & Christmas Festival of Lights, featuring 90+ rides & attractions! Yes, the rides are open! Read more about Christmas Festival of Lights at Edaville Family Theme Park

Sauchuk’s Corn Maze & Pumpkin Patch
200 Center Street
Plympton, MA 02367
Phone: 781-585-1522

Sauchuk’s Corn Maze & Pumpkin Patch

Sauchuk’s Corn Maze & Pumpkin Patch is located in beautiful Plympton, Massachusetts about 30 miles south of Boston and a few miles west of Plymouth. Situated on over 100 acres of productive farmland, Sauchuk's is nestled among the cranberry bogs and horse farms of this rural town. Read more about Sauchuk’s Corn Maze & Pumpkin Patch

Neat Lady Fishing
184 Onset Ave Onset Town Pier
Onset, MA 02558
Phone: 508-295-9402

Neat Lady Fishing & Cruises

Looking to experience a full day of fishing on the waters of Buzzards Bay or go cruising down the breath-taking Cape Cod Canal, we can assure you, that everyone will have fun and adventurous time aboard the 65′ super cruiser Miss Chris. 

Our cruises include but are not limited to Ice cream cruises, Wine tasting, Beer and Wings, Music cruises, Raw Bar and Lobster roll cruises. Read more about Neat Lady Fishing & Cruises

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Plymouth Cruises Aboard Lobster Tales
9 Town Wharf
Plymouth, MA 508-746-5342

Plymouth Cruises Aboard Lobster Tales

Whether you choose a Lobster Excursion, Pirate Cruise, Ice Cream Sundae Cruise, Wine Cruise or Harbor Tour, be assured that the experience will always be unique, interesting, educational and fun. Spanning across all age levels, with a variety of options, cruises sail rain or shine and may be privately chartered. Located within walking distance to Plymouth Rock, Mayflower II (under repair-due ba Read more about Plymouth Cruises Aboard Lobster Tales

Plymouth Cruises Aboard Lobster Tales
9 Town Wharf
Plymouth, MA
Phone: 508-746-5342

Pirate Cruises

If you're up for an adventure, climb aboard for a swashbuckling good time! Battle the enemy pirate ship using mighty water cannons, help the crew win back the stolen treasure and celebrate with music, song and dance.
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Newport Mansions
424 Bellevue Avenue The Breakers, The Elms and Marble House
Newport, RI
Phone: 401-847-1000

Christmas at the newport Mansions

Mid November through December

The Breakers, The Elms and Marble House will be fully decorated and open daily for tours, except Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.
Guests are invited to join The Preservation Society of Newport County to create holiday memories as they enjoy music, tours,  visits from Santa Claus, model trains, antique toys and shopping at three of America's most outstanding historic houses. Read more about Christmas at the newport Mansions

Heritage Museums & Gardens
67 Grove Street
Sandwich, MA 02563
Phone: 508-888-3300

Heritage Museums & Gardens

Heritage Museums and Gardens is located in one of Plymouth County's beautiful neighboring towns - Sandwich, Massachusetts. The museum is comprised of three galleries featuring American Folk Art, antique automobiles, and seasonal traveling exhibitions.  Their expansive gardens  feature a collection of thousands of rhododendrons, including a collection of the world-renowned Dexter variety. Their typical bloom time is Memorial Day Weekend through mid-June. Other horticultural areas of interest include: holly, daylily, herb, hosta, and heather gardens, as well as more than a thousand varieties of trees, shrubs and flowers. Read more about Heritage Museums & Gardens

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The Adventure Park at Heritage Museum & Gardens
67 Grove Street
Sandwich, MA 02563
Phone: 508-866-0199

The Adventure Park at Heritage

Zip Lines & Climbing Fun for kids, teens, adults and groups. Reserve online at Park website. The Adventure Park, on beautiful Cape Cod, two miles from the Sagamore Bridge, offers fun, learning, cooperation, challenge, and self-esteem building for beginners through advanced climbers. Read more about The Adventure Park at Heritage

Plymouth Cruises Aboard Lobster Tales
9 Town Wharf
Plymouth, MA 02360
Phone: 508-746-5342

Lobster Excursions

Harvesting lobsters from the sea has always been an important part of New England's culture. This hour long calm water cruise provides a hands-on approach to seeing how lobsters are harvested from their natural environment. Read more about Lobster Excursions

Downtown Plymouth & Waterfront
Court, Main, and Water Street
Plymouth, MA 02360
United States
Phone: 508-746-1818

America's Hometown Thanksgiving Celebration & Parade

Friday, November 16, 2018 to Sunday, November 18, 2018

Join the excitement this year at one of the TOP 20 Massachusetts USA Events & Festivals! Featuring Patriotic Concerts, Crafters Village, The New England Food Festival & Waterfront Activities, and The Annual Thanksgiving Parade on Saturday morning at 11am.
Festivities begin on Friday with Pilgrim-guided waterfront tours starting at 2pm at Plymouth Rock, followed by the PIDC (Plymouth Industrial Development Corporation) Patriotic Concert in Plymouth Memorial Hall. Concert doors open at 6:30pm, concert begins at 7pm.

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North River Arts Society
157 Old Main Street
Marshfield Hills, MA 02051
United States
Phone: 781-837-8091

February Vacation Art Camp

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 to Friday, February 23, 2018

Fun activities, awesome art projects, painting, drawing, 3D and much more. Enjoy flexible sign up. Spend a day or 2 with us or 4 days.

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Gates Middle High School (start)
327 First Parish Road
Scituate, MA
United States

Scituate St. Patrick's Parade

Sunday, March 18, 2018 - 1:00pm

The parade has since grown 5 times its original length and now runs from the Gates Middle school on first parish Road through downtown Front Street in Scituate Harbor onto the beginning of Hatherly Road at Jericho Road. It is now considered the largest St. Patricks Day parade on the south shore.

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Abington Center
Orange & Washington Street
Abington, MA 02351
United States
Phone: 781-878-1570;781-878-7785

39th Annual Abington St. Patrick’s Parade

Sunday, March 18, 2018 - 1:00pm

The 39th annual Abington St. Patrick's Day Parade will begin at 1pm in Abington Center at the corner of Orange St and Washington St., otherwise known as St. Patrick's Square.

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Cape Cod Central Railroad
252 Main Street
Hyannis, MA 02602
United States
Phone: 508-771-3800

Easter Brunch Train

Sunday, April 1, 2018 - 11:00am to 1:30pm

Dreaming of Spring?  It’s not too early to countdown the days until our first Brunch Train of the year. Celebrate Easter with friends and family while savoring a delicious Sunday brunch together! View some of the first signs of spring on the Cape and enjoy a quieter time of year with migrating birds visiting and colorful blooms beginning to appear.

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Oliver Mill Park
Nemasket Street Rte 44 Across from KOA
Middleboro, MA 02346
United States

5th Annual Herring Run Festival

Saturday, April 14, 2018 - 11:00am to Sunday, April 15, 2018 - 4:00pm

Middleborough's 5th Annual Herring Run Festival is scheduled for April 14 and 15, 2018 at the Oliver Mill Park, Route 44 and Nemasket Street. Stay tuned for more details

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South Shore Arts Center
119 Ripley Road
Cohasset, MA
United States
Phone: 781-383-2787

63rd Annual South Shore Arts Festival

Friday, June 15, 2018 to Sunday, June 17, 2018

Be a part of the 63rd Annual Arts Festival! The Arts Festival is held on Cohasset Common, out-of-doors, rain or shine, just a short walk from South Shore Art Center, which sponsors this annual event. The Cohasset Common provides a beautiful and scenic location to display and sell your work, and the festival is attended by over 9,000 guests in a typical year. Live music, food and drink, art displays and live demonstrations, along with the unique and creative work of our vendors, draw art and festival lovers from all around Boston's South Shore, and beyond.

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Harlow Old Fort House
119 Sandwich Street
Plymouth, MA 02360
United States
Phone: 508-746-0012

Pilgrim Breakfast

Sunday, July 1, 2018 - 8:30am to 11:30am

Costumed servers dish out piping hot fishcakes, baked beans, cornbread and other tasty fare, while strolling singers share songs, riddles, and 17th-century cheer. This hearty New England breakfast is a local tradition not to be missed! Proceeds benefit the preservation of the 1677 Harlow House.

 

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Plymouth Harbor Plymouth, MA 02360
United States
Phone: 508-747-7174

Plymouth's Fourth of July Festivities

Wednesday, July 4, 2018 - 9:30am to 9:15pm

Wednesday, July 4, 9:30am Parade - 7:30pm Waterfront Concert - 9:15pm Fireworks

Always a great time to be in America's Home Town! Parade route begins at Cordage Park Marketplace on Court Street in North Plymouth and winds its way down Court Street through downtown Plymouth and Main Street, continuing onto Main St. Ext. to Water Street. Concert will feature Patriotic Favorites.

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Scituate Harbor
Jericho Road
Scituate, MA
United States

Heritage Days Festival 50th Anniversary

Saturday, August 4, 2018 to Sunday, August 5, 2018

Each year, with the help of many volunteers, the Scituate Chamber of Commerce proudly presents Scituate Heritage Days. The annual event combines live music and entertainment, artisan crafts, kid’s activities and historical site visits for one of the South Shore’s biggest and most anticipated outdoor events of the summer. During the weekend, visitors can enjoy many events, activities, and music venues that Scituate Heritage Days has become famous for. In addition to the many vendors at Heritage Days, Scituate Harbor boasts many retail shops, businesses and restaurants.

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Marshfield Fair
140 Main Street
Marshfield, MA
United States
Phone: 781-834-6629

151st Marshfield Fair

Friday, August 17, 2018 to Sunday, August 26, 2018

12pm-10pm  This Agricultural Fair draws hundreds of competitors in 4-H, arts and crafts, agricultural and horticultural events. Enjoy live music, demolition Derby, rides, games, food & much much more! For more information & a schedule of events please visit the weblink.

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King Richards's Faire
235 Main Street Route 58
Carver, MA 02330
United States
Phone: 508-866-5391
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King Richard's Faire

Saturday, September 1, 2018 to Sunday, October 21, 2018

Weekends Sept. 1-Oct. 21, 2018 & Monday Holidays 10:30am-6pm
Minstrels, handsome knights, fire-eating entertainers, wacky wenches, frolicking faeries, talented dancers and artisans, and exotic tigers... This is just a sampling of what you will experience at King Richard’s Faire, a place where visitors can travel back in time and escape reality on 80 acres of enchanted woods.

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Hedge House Museum lawn
126 Water Street
Plymouth, MA 02360
United States

Annual Thirsty Pilgrim Beer Festival

Saturday, September 8, 2018 to Sunday, September 9, 2018

Held 1-7 both days
Enjoy cold beer, great food, and live music on the Hedge House lawn during this annual fundraising event presented by the Plymouth Lions Club.
Visit the weblink for more information.

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South Shore Natural Science Center
48 Jacobs Lane
Norwell, MA
United States
Phone: 781-659-2559

42nd Annual Corn Festival

Saturday, September 15, 2018 to Sunday, September 16, 2018

Join us as we celebrate the natural and cultural heritage of New England! The South Shore Natural Science Center’s Annual Corn Festival is a great day of family fun and entertainment. All day events include All Hands Drumming, pony rides by Cranberry Equestrian Team, kids’ activities, 4-H animal displays, hay rides and traditional craft demonstrations.

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Redbrook
237 Wareham Road 1 Greenside Way North
Plymouth , MA 02360
United States
Phone: 508-224-2600

5th Annual Redbrook HarvestFest

Saturday, September 15, 2018 - 10:00am to 3:00pm

The A.D. Makepeace Company and Ocean Spray Cranberries are teaming up in October for the third annual “Bog to Table Dinner,” a unique event which will include a cocktail hour in a flooded bog.

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Nantasket Beach
Nantasket Ave
Hull , MA
United States
Phone: 781-925-9980

14th Annual Endless Summer Waterfront Festival

Saturday, September 15, 2018 - 12:00pm to 5:00pm

Hull's great annual end-of-summer street bash! A great place for families and people of all ages! With lots of great food, from lobster rolls and hot dogs, to quahogs and Mediterranean foods and family-friendly entertainment. Teenagers can find lots to do as well with great shopping and the arcades. This annual event is free and open to the public. Rain date is Sunday, September 16.

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A.D. Makepeace Co.
158 Tihonet Road
Wareham, MA 02571
United States
Phone: 508-322-4000

15th Annual Cranberry Harvest Celebration

Saturday, October 6, 2018 to Sunday, October 7, 2018

The Cranberry Harvest Celebration is a great way to see and learn about the picturesque cranberry harvest while enjoying some old fashioned family fun. Watch as we harvest the crimson berries continuously each day.

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Daniel Webster Wildlife Sanctuary
Winslow Cemetery Road
Marshfield, MA 02050
United States
Phone: 781-837-9400

38th Annual Mass Audubon’s Farm Day

Saturday, October 20, 2018 - 10:00am to 4:00pm

It's Mass Audubon’s biggest South Shore celebration of the year, our 38th annual Farm Day! Head on down to Daniel Webster Wildlife Sanctuary, where the grasslands will be transformed into a festival of fall farm fun. With tractor-drawn hayrides through beautiful fields, live bluegrass music, educational presentations, games, crafts, artisans, delicious food, and more, Farm Day is not to be missed!

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Plymouth Memorial Hall
83 Court Street
Plymouth, MA 02360
United States
Phone: 508-830-1620

Plymouth's Annual Halloween on Main Street

Wednesday, October 31, 2018 - 2:00pm to 6:00pm

Chills & Thrills for the Entire Family! Wear your most boo-tiful costume for a costume contest and enjoy free fun activities on Main Street! Start and end at Memorial Hall.

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Plymouth
North Street, Water Street Leyden Street,Town Square, Main Street
Plymouth , MA 02360
United States

Thanksgiving Day in America's Hometown

Thursday, November 22, 2018

9am-5pm visit Pilgrim Hall Museum and Plimoth Plantation and Plymouth Rock, National Monument to the Forefathers, Jabez Howland House & more!

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Mass Audubon South Shore Sanctuaries
2000 Main Street
Marshfield, MA 02050
United States
Phone: 781-837-9400

Holiday Open House

Saturday, December 1, 2018 - 10:00am to 2:00pm

Enjoy free admission, cider and snacks while shopping for unique and locally handmade gifts. In addition to offering our nature-themed gifts for adults and children, we welcome back the Massachusetts South Shore Woodturners to fill our exhibit rooms with their hand-turned creations. From bowls to pepper mills, bottle stoppers, candleholders, napkin rings, ornaments, pens, bracelets, and more, the unique patterns created by natural wood variations will definitely impress.

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