Here's a round-up of the events in New England and neighboring New York that made the Top 100 List:
Providence, Rhode Island
WaterFire is the art installation by sculptor Barnaby Evans that has become Providences calling card. 97 bonfires cast their gaze-monopolizing glow along the Woonasquatucket and Moshassuck Rivers during evening WaterFire events, which begin at sunset on select evenings and last past midnight.
April 25-27, 2003
Vermont Maple Festival
St. Albans, Vermont
This annual celebration of the maple harvest features a maple exhibit hall and maple store, sugarhouse tours, Vermont specialty foods of all types including maple cream doughnuts and maple "creamees," a parade, an antiques show and sale, a pancake breakfast, a crafts show and sale, street entertainment, a carnival, a fiddlers contest and more.
May 13-19, July 8-13 and September 2-7, 2003
Brimfield Antique and Collectibles Shows
(508) 347-7594, ext. 101 or 800 628-8379, ext. 101
This massive outdoor market features more than 6,000 dealers sprawled across 23 former farm fields. The Brimfield Antiques and Collectibles Shows have been operating for 50 years and claim the title of "largest outdoor antiques and collectibles shows in the world."
June 1-September 30, 2003
I Love New York Summer Festival
Buffalo, New York
(716) 852-0511 or 888 228-3369
The Buffalo-Niagara region has been designated the 2003 I Love New York Summer Festival site. "Buffalo-Niagara: One Summerlong Sensation" showcases the regions wealth of summer events, festivals and fairs, beginning with the Allentown Art Festival in June. There's something for everyone, every single day of the summer.
June 12-15, 2003
Mystic Seaport's Annual Music Festival
(860) 572-0711, ext. 5037 or 888 973-2767
Hear sea chanteys and learn how they helped coordinate work on ships during this music festival that has been a Mystic Seaport tradition since 1979. The festival features on- and off-site concerts, demonstrations, workshops and other activities related to song and the sea.