Summer Weekend Getaway: JawsFest, Reggae, and OysterFest
Wanna take a short trip this weekend? Check out what's happening on the Rhode Island and New Hampshire seacoasts, the Cape and Martha's Vineyard.
Looking for a fast and fun getaway from Melrose this weekend? Summer in New England is filled with options. Check out what's happening this weekend in a few favorite summer spots:
Cape Cod and the Islands
Weather: Showers and thunderstorms likely on Saturday; some of the storms could produce heavy rain. Cloudy, with a high near 78 and low around 67 at night. A chance of showers and partly sunny on Sunday with a high near 81, low at night around 64.
You're going to need a bigger boat: It's JAWSFEST all this weekend on Martha's Vineyard. There's a slew of events, including an outdoor screening of Jaws—that you can kayak to and get VIP seating—a "Behind The Screams" collection of private photos and memorabilia from the film, and more.
For more events and summer news, check out Patch's Cape and Islands Summer Guide.
Weather: Showers and thunderstorms likely on Saturday; some of the storms could produce heavy rain. Cloudy, with a high near 76 and low around 67 at night. A chance of showers on Sunday, partly sunny with a high near 79 and low around 65 at night.
Let's get together and feel all right: Relax with a full day of roots reggae, ska, rocksteady, dancehall and more at the Newport Waterfront Reggae Festival starting at noon on Saturday. This year’s lineup includes world-renowned artists Barrington Levy, Junior Marvin of Bob Marley’s Wailers, Bushman, Taj Weekes & Adowa, and Mighty Mystic & The Thunder Band. Newport’s favorite homegrown reggae band, The Ravers, will kick it off early with a free performance outside the gates before the main event. Flexible general admission allows concert-goers to come and go as they please. Tickets are $35-45, children under 12 free with an adult.
For more events and summer news, check out Patch's Rhode Island Summer Guide.
Seacoast New Hampshire
Weather: Showers likely on Saturday. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a high near 76, low around 62 at night. A chance of showers Sunday, mostly sunnywith a high near 82 and low around 61 at night.
Newmarket 40th Olde Home Day & Oyster Festival: All day on Saturday (8 a.m.-11 p.m.) rain or shine, downtown Newmarket will be transformed into a vibrant festival that’s all about live music, craft beer, great local product and Great Bay oysters, with fireworks over the Lamprey River at dusk.
For more events and summer news, check out Patch's Seacoast New Hampshire Summer Guide.