June 21, 2016

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Shannon Healey
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Over 600 Free Events Statewide From June 21 – September 5, 2016
Boston – The Massachusetts Office of Travel & Tourism (MOTT) has compiled hundreds of FREE events and activities for visitors and residents to enjoy in Massachusetts this summer. From the Berkshires to the Cape, folks of all ages and interests are sure to find their favorites among the 600+ listings featuring concerts, culinary tastings, museums, walking tours, festivals, movie nights, and more – all free of charge. Complete details and events listed chronologically are available at


The online listings are divided by state tourism regions: Greater Boston, North of Boston & Greater Merrimack Valley, South of Boston, Cape Cod & the Islands, Central Massachusetts, and Western Massachusetts.

“Wicked Free Summer Fun” includes 80 major cultural organizations offering Free Fun Fridays through the Highland Street Foundation. Among the participating venues: Ventfort Hall Mansion and Gilded Age Museum (Lenox), Edward Gorey House (Yarmouth Port), The Boston Children’s Museum (Boston), Pilgrim Hall Museum (Plymouth), and EcoTarium (Worcester).

More family-friendly events sure to draw crowds are the Boston Pops Annual 4th of July concert and fireworks spectacular at the Hatch Shell on the Esplanade (Boston), yoga on Spectacle Island and parks throughout the Bay State (statewide), the Southeast Asian Water Festival (Lowell), Annual Carnival Week (Provincetown), and Feast of the Three Saints (Lawrence). Some happenings are limited to one day, while others occur on a weekly basis.
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According to MOTT, Massachusetts attracts 22.9 million domestic, 735,000 Canadian and 1.5 million overseas visitors annually. Tourism generates $19.5 billion in direct spending and $1.2 billion in state and local taxes, while supporting 132,000 jobs across the state and $4.1 billion in paid wages. For more information on visiting Massachusetts, go to