One of the world’s most fascinating and historical cultural exhibits - King Tut: Treasures of the Golden Phar
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.
Red Sox Winter Weekend Fan Event
The Boston Red Sox hold the annual Winter Weekend fan event at MGM Springfield and the MassMutual Center. The two-day festival includes a Town Hall event, autograph sessions and photo opportunities with players, coaches and team alumni as well as panel discussions on a variety of topics. Admission information here.
MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. MEMORIAL BREAKFAST
The theme of this year’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Breakfast is The Struggle Continues: Moving Forward Together.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Event at Boston University
Hosted by the City of Boston and Boston University, along with the Museum of African American History, the annual Martin Luther King, Jr. event is open and free to the public.
Governor Baker’s State of the State Address
Governor Charlie Baker delivers his annual State of the State address from the House Chamber of the Massachusetts State House. Watch along with constituents across the Commonwealth as we livestream the event on the Mass.gov homepage beginning at 6:30 p.m
CAPE COD TRAVEL & TOURISM INDUSTRY FORUM 2020
The Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce Travel & Tourism Industry Forum provides an update on its tourism marketing programs and other industry news. Tony D’Agostino, Research Director at the Massachusetts Office of Travel & Tourism, presents recent tourism data. Other updates include Take Care Cape Cod initiative of CARE for the Cape & Islands and the Real ID.
Mass Municipal Association Annual Meeting & Trade Show
The 41st Annual Mass Municipal Association Meeting & Trade Show is the largest regular gathering of Massachusetts local government officials. The two-day event features educational workshops, nationally recognized speakers, awards programs, a large trade show, and an opportunity to network with municipal officials from across the state.
North of Boston Tourism Summit
The 14th Annual North of Boston Tourism Summit is a daylong event for top industry professionals from a wide spectrum of the state and region’s tourism-oriented businesses, organizations and agencies, as well as state and municipal leaders. Industry segments represented include lodging, dining, attractions, chambers, destination marketing organizations, and many other business resources.
State Tourism Leader Keiko Orrall Speaks at Nashoba Valley Chamber Breakfast
Massachusetts Office of Travel & Tourism (MOTT) Executive Director Keiko Matsudo Orrall is featured speaker at the Nashoba Valley Chamber of Commerce public policy breakfast.
MassArt Art Museum Grand Opening
The MassArt Art Museum (MAAM), Boston’s newest contemporary art museum, has its grand opening date for Saturday, February 22, 2020. The inaugural exhibitions in the museum will be the U.S. premiere of internationally-renowned artist Joana Vasconcelos; a group exhibition titled Game Changers: Video Games & Contemporary Art; and a site-specific installation by artist duo Ghost of a Dream.
PaxEast 2020 is one of the country’s largest digital gaming conventions, drawing 100,000+ participants each year. The show features new products coming on line and also has panel discussions, tournaments, product sampling and an Indie showcase of entrepreneurial gaming developers.
MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference
MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference provides a forum for industry professionals (executives and leading researchers) and students to discuss the increasing role of analytics in the global sports industry. MIT Sloan is dedicated to fostering growth and innovation in this arena, and the conference enriches opportunities for learning about the sports business world. The conference is open to anyone interested in sports.
Mass Beer Week
Mass Beer Week celebrates the amazing craft beer made in Massachusetts. Participants include the Mass Brewers Guild, BeerAdvocate, Craft’d Events, Fat Basset Design and the Mass. Brew Bros.
Seafood Expo & Processing North America
Seafood Expo North America and Seafood Processing North America is North America’s largest seafood exposition. Thousands of buyers and suppliers from around the world attend the annual, three-day exposition to meet, network and do business. Attending buyers represent importers, exporters, wholesalers, restaurants, supermarkets, hotels, and other retail and foodservice companies.
6th Annual New England Cannabis Convention
The 6th Annual New England Cannabis Convention brings together businesses, entrepreneurs, investors, educators, patients, advocates, and consumers.
Boston Design Week
Boston Design Week seeks to increase public awareness and appreciation of all aspects of design, foster recognition of the vital role design plays in our lives, and attract new audiences to a wide array of design industries and organizations.
2020 M2D2 $200K Challenge Pitch-Off
M2D2 invites innovators in the global fields of medical device and biotech to pitch their ideas to an investor panel for a share of a $200,000 purse of sponsor-provided, in-kind services.
Global Design Innovation Conference
Boston Design Week is hosting the World Design Weeks Summit, an international coalition to share knowledge, resources, and best practices, fostering the exchange of products and ideas, sustainable development and the growth of individual design events. The theme is Global Design Innovation.
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.
Plymouth 400 Guernsey Canon Dedication
The Ancient & Honorary Artillery Company is holding the Guernsey Cannon Dedication of the New Cannon at Burial Hill. Burial Hill was once the Old Fort that protected Plymouth Harbor.
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.
DNE’s 25th Annual Tourism Summit & International Marketplace
Discover New England holds it’s 25th Annual Tourism Summit & International Marketplace, a travel trade event where New England hospitality businesses can meet directly with international tour operators and receptive operators who arrange trips for tens of thousands of international travelers annually.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Massport Announces New Service from Boston to Four U.S. Cities on Allegiant Air
Allegiant Airlines, an ultra low cost carrier based in Las Vegas, NV, has announced new direct service between
Museum of African-American History features two Jazz Exhibits through March 2020
Photo of jazz musician Eric Dolphy, courtesy of MAAH. Two compelling jazz exhibits, "Jazz Greats: Classic Ph
Massachusetts Announces $1.9 Million for Collaborative Workspaces
The Baker-Polito Administration today announced $1,892,910 in grants to 31 organizations to strengthen communi