Norton town may not be very popular when it comes to annual events especially with the cancellation of the annual Dell Technologies Championship of the PGA Tour in 2018. However, its location within the Providence and Boston Metro areas gives it access to dozens of world-class events and festivals. Below is a list of the top annual events and festival that you can enjoy while staying in Norton, MA:
The internationally recognized Boston Marathon is by far the oldest and one of the most popular annual marathons in the world. The event has been around since 1987 and every year, it attracts over 600,000 spectators and way over 20,000 runners from all around the world. This highly publicized event is one you don’t want to miss if you live in Norton town.
Boston is home to yet another outstanding annual event in Harbor Fest. While most of the cities in the country host a one-day Independence day celebrations, Boston takes the celebrations a notch higher; Harbor Fest which is Boston’s version of the 4th of July celebrations lasts for six-days. This family fun extravaganza features over 200 activities including no-stop live music, cultural and historic exhibitions, boat tours, a kids’ fun zone, parades and more. The event has been around for almost four decades and is one of the most celebrated annual events in Massachusetts. It is also the longest-running event of its kind in the nation.
For boat enthusiasts, a short drive to Providence city in the month of January leads to one of the most popular boat shows in the New England area. The event features displays ranging from simple kayaks and inflatables, all the way to giant cruise and fishing powerboats. There are also boat racing competitions and adventure cruises, among other fun activities.
Popularly known as “The Big E,” the event started out as a simple agricultural show in the early 1900s and has since evolved into one of the largest cultural events on the East Coast. The Big E spans over two weeks of competitive exhibits, live entertainment, agricultural seminars, crafts, unlimited shopping, rides, museum exhibits, kids’ activities and seasonal fair cuisines from all around the globe. Exhibitioners come from all the six states in the New England area.
Other annual events that could interest residents of Norton town include the Newport Winter Festival, Boston Wine Festival, Rhode Island International Film Festival, and the Boston Arts Festival.