|Top New England Events 2002|
|10 New England Events Make ABA's Top 100|
The American Bus Association (ABA) selects
North America's Top 100
Events. While the focus is on choosing those events that make great motorcoach
destinations, the top events are a diverse selection of festivals and celebrations that
you'll enjoy no matter how you get there! This year, the ABA's
Selection Committee tapped 10 New England events for the Top 100 List.
Here's a round-up of the New England events that made the Top 100 List: May 3 - June 10, 2002
Here's a round-up of the New England events that made the Top 100 List:
May 3 - June 10, 2002
Warwick, Rhode Island, pays tribute to "America's first blow for freedom" during the annual Gaspee Days celebration, which commemorates the first armed conflict of the American Revolution in 1772. Planned events include a colonial encampment and a gala ball, the annual Gaspee parade, and an arts and crafts fair. The festival culminates in a mock colonial battle and symbolic burning of the famous ship HMS Gaspee.
May 10-13, 2002
Events include guided walking tours, a giant tag sale, live music, a juried craft show, a plant and flower sale, readings, speakers, and a Dogwood Boutique as Fairfield, Connecticut, celebrates the blooming of more than 30,000 pink and white Dogwood trees.
June 13-30, 2002
New Haven, Connecticut
(203) 946-3806, 888 ART-IDEA
The city of New Haven Green teams with activity during the annual International Festival of Arts and Ideas. The schedule of events includes theater, dance, and music performances; family activities; tours; seminars; and more.
June 28-30, 2002
The Vermont Quilt Festival celebrated its 25th anniversary last year, and the 2002 event promises even more new and antique quilts to see, plus classes, lectures, an auction, an old-fashioned ice cream social, and more.
June 29-30, 2002
New England's premier outdoor flower show is held each year at one of Newport's historic mansions. This year, Rosecliff is the setting for the two-day event featuring judged plants, flowers, and exhibits; lectures by gardening experts; and a Horticulture Tent. For a glimpse of what you'll see, be sure to take my virtual tour of the 2001 Newport Flower Show.
July 2-7, 2002
Boston Harborfest is much more than a Fourth of July celebration. More than 200 events highlighting Boston's role in the founding of the United States make this America's Biggest Birthday Party. Events are held around the waterfront and downtown areas and include walking tours of historical sites, lectures, reenactments, outdoor concerts, fireworks, and even a Chowderfest. More than half of the events are free.
August 3-11, 2002
The oldest craft fair in America celebrates 69 years this year. You'll find more than 100 crafters, plus daily performances and exhibits, at the annual League of New Hampshire Craftsmen's Fair at Mt. Sunapee Resort.
September 6-8, 2002
The Seafood Festival and Sidewalk Sale Days in Hampton Beach is
one of New Hampshire's largest annual events. You'll be the winner when more than 50 restaurants compete for prizes for best clam
September 13-15, 2002
Bring the whole clan! The New Hampshire Highland Games are the largest Scottish cultural festival in the
Northeast, according to the ABA. This event features entertainment from Scotland and North
September 13-29, 2002
The Big E is back for the 81st time in 2002. The fair, which celebrates the bounty of all of New England, runs for 17 days and features top-name entertainment, a circus, rides, shopping, foods from around the world, and a daily Mardi Gras Parade.
About the American Bus Association
The American Bus Association (ABA) is a trade organization of North
American intercity bus companies. Members include bus companies that offer scheduled service, charters, and tours, as well as others who
represent the travel and tourism industries.
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