In an effort to relieve pressure on the state’s health care system and provide additional medical capacity, th
LIST YOUR BUSINESS ON MASSVACATION.COM
The Massachusetts Office of Travel & Tourism encourages tourism businesses in the Bay State to create a listing on the state’s website, massvacation.com. It’s free and easy. Just go to Business.MassVacation.com and create an account. Once your account is approved, you can then create a listing for your business. Once your business is approved, you can add events and deals. Make sure your listing is complete with a picture for better representation on the site.
National Tourism Week
National Travel Week is an annual tradition for the U.S. travel community, when travel and tourism professionals across the country unite to celebrate the value travel holds for the economy, businesses and personal well-being.
Mayflower Sails 2020 Maritime Festival
The Mayflower, a replica of the famous ship that sailed from England to Massachusetts in 1620, is the centerpiece of a new Maritime Festival in Boston Harbor. The Mayflower will make its debut by sailing into Boston Harbor alongside the USS Constitution. Note: the Mayflower Sails 2020 is being postponed because of the COVID-19 health threat. Please check back for further details when they become available.
Mayflower Returns to Plymouth
Following a three-year restoration, Plimoth Plantation’s Mayflower will make her triumphant return home to historic Plymouth Harbor on May 21, 2020. People will line the shores of Pilgrim Memorial State Park to welcome the ship and her crew home. Mayflower opens to the public on May 23. Tickets to board the ship are on sale now. Free, fun programming throughout the weekend is part of the homecoming festival. Note: this event is being postponed because of the COVID-19 health threat. Please check back for further details when they become available.
Antiques Roadshow films in Boston
The popular PBS television program, Antiques Roadshow is filming at Boston Public Library in Copley Square, as part of production for the show’s 25th season.
US Commerce Bureau of Industry & Standards Hold Export Sessions in Boston
Led by Bureau of Industry & Standards (BIS) professional counselling staff, this two-day program provides an in-depth examination of the Export Administration Regulations (EAR). The seminar feature guest speakers from the BIS Office of Export Enforcement; the U.S. Census Bureau; and the U.S. Department of Treasury, Office of Foreign Assets Control. For more information, contact the Massachusetts Export Center at 617-973-6610
Pintastic New England Expo
Pintastic New England comes to Boxborough with a 30,000 square feet expo of 150+ pinball machines set on free play. Craft beer available.
Plymouth 400 Commemoration Opening Ceremony
The Opening Ceremony of the Plymouth 400 Commemoration is a two-hour event of historical content, musical headliners, interpretive readings, choreographed movement, original productions, and visual narratives to create a once-in-a-lifetime spectacle. The Plymouth 400 Legacy Time Capsule will be introduced, and the first items will be placed inside by special guests. Honoring the past and celebrating the future, each of the commemoration themes – exploration, innovation, self-governance, religious expression, immigration, and thanksgiving – will be presented in creative ways. A Plymouth 400 Signature event. Note: the opening ceremony, originally scheduled for April 24, was postponed to June 26 because of the COVID-19 health threat.
PLYMOUTH 400 OFFICIAL MARITIME SALUTE
The Official Maritime Salute pays tribute to the Pilgrims’ journey on board the Mayflower from Plymouth, England, to the site of Plymouth Colony in the new world. A regatta of wooden ships, yachts, work boats, official vessels, and pleasure craft will culminate in a traditional New England lobster dinner on the waterfront. Military fanfare and maritime programming are part of the day’s festivities. A Plymouth 400 Signature event.
Plymouth 400 Wampanoag Ancestors Walk
The Wampanoag Ancestors Walk will be led by the Wampanoag tribes of Massachusetts. Placards will be carried with the names of the original 69 villages of the Wampanoag Nation. Participants will pay homage to Massasoit and King Phillip and will stop at designated sites to bless the spots where Wampanoag ancestors walked. The walk will conclude with a drum ceremony and homage to Native souls, followed by a reception. A Plymouth 400 Signature Event.
Mayflower Visits Provincetown
Provincetown 400 welcomes the Mayflower visit to Provincetown, with daily historical reenactments of the signing of the Mayflower Compact in Provincetown Harbor in 1620. The final event is a Sunrise Toast and Bon Voyage to the Mayflower as she journeys to her home in Plymouth.
PLYMOUTH 400 Official State House Salute
Part of the Plymouth 400 commemoration in 2020, this State House Ceremony honors the Pilgrim forefathers and Native people who are immortalized in the historic founding of Plymouth Colony. The General Society of Mayflower Descendants, Pilgrim families, and Wampanoag families will be in attendance. A Plymouth 400 Signature event.
The Boston Marathon is one of the world’s great running races. It has been moved from April to September because of the Coronavirus situation.
Plymouth 400 Embarkation Festival
The Embarkation Festival is a grand cultural and arts festival to honor the traditions, cuisine, and music of Pilgrim settlers and Wampanoag people, as well as the diverse population of immigrants who have become the fabric of American life. A Plymouth 400 Signature Event.
Indigenous People Conference & Powwow
This Indigenous People Conference addresses the legacy of colonization experienced by Wampanoag and other Native people in the (now) New England area. The Conference closes with a traditional Powwow to which all are welcome to attend. A Plymouth 400 Signature event.
Illuminate Thanksgiving 2020
November 20-25, 2020 Plymouth These youth-oriented events create an inspirational atmosphere for people to gather, to express gratitude and giving in communities, groups, and families.
Massachusetts extends the closure of non-essential businesses until May 4
Today, the Baker-Polito Administration announced several updates related to the COVID-19 outbreak including ex
Baker-Polito Administration Announces New Actions To Expand Health Care Workforce, Other Actions To Support Providers, Business During COVID-19
he Baker-Polito Administration today announced new actions that will support efforts to expand the Commonwealt
Baker-Polito Administration Launches Online Portal for Personal Protective Equipment, Volunteers to Support COVID-19 Outbreak
The Baker-Polito Administration announced an online portal where individuals and companies can easily donate o